A Day Out in Alicante at the Parque El Palmeral
Alicante’s beautiful Parque El Palmeral south of the city is well worth a visit and is easy to find on the N-332 (the Avinguda d’Elx) opposite the Port, close to the beach and with plenty of parking for your car hire from Drivalia car rental – and entry is free for everyone. If you have children to entertain, the Parque El Palmeral is an outstanding day out in Alicante, where there is plenty to see and do.
Plenty to See
This is no ordinary grove of trees – here you will find something to see at just about every turn in the many winding paths that meander throughout this astonishingly beautiful park with its little ponds and picturesque bridges.
Taking a lengthy stroll in the summer can be a hot and sticky affair but the winter months are ideal to take the opportunity to admire outstanding Mediterranean parklands. There are marvellous specimen plants and trees; waterfalls; designated gardens full of colour and rare flowers; a magnificent grove of palm trees and that all important café serving delicious refreshments.
Between the exotic flowers and shrubs and the formal gravelled gardens, play areas to amuse the children are placed sympathetically amongst the foliage and supervision is easy from a nice comfortable bench and picnic areas in the shade.
The Boating Lake and Other Entertainments
You can take a small boat out onto the lake for a maximum of 15 minutes. Please note that you will need to present some identification at the point of hire.