El Palmeral de Madaria is known as a haven of peace surrounded by our exotic palm garden with more than 60 palm species. Today we are going to talk about our convenient location to discover the Alicante region.
We suggest a trip to the Alicante mountain. Alicante is not only sun and Beach. Only 20 minute-ride from El Palmeral de Madaria we can enjoy amazing natural spots ideal for a winter one day trip. This time we are going to El Maigmó, a mountain of 1296m surrounded by a leafy pine forest. From the top of the mountain (El Balcón de Alicante) you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the whole city, you can even distinguish the sea.
After visiting the mountain, we will go the nearby town Castalla to taste its most famous dish: El Gazpacho de Castalla. A classical winter meal. Over a flour cake cooked in the oven we place small pieces of bread that has been previously mixed with a chicken and rabbit casserole saute with Rosemary, onions, mushrooms and snails. The Gazpacho is served over the flour cake with allioli (a typical sauce made of garlic,olive oil and egg). With a nice bottle of red wine you will enjoy a typical meal from the Alicante mountain to battle low temperatures. We will have a timonet (thyme infusion) to finish our meal.
We can visit the nearby Tibi water reservoir after lunch. It is the oldest one in Europe. Felipe II ordered to build it in the S.XVI Century.
We recommend to try this delicious dish in Polideportivo de Castalla 0034 965 561 147.
We hope you enjoy this winter one day trip where you can discover a less known face of Alicante.