Day Five-Alicante and Elche

This must be the Alicante version of the Concours.

The narrow Alicante streets are colorful.

We walked through Old Town to the waterfront.

The esplanade along the beach is bordered by shops, cafes, marketplace booths.

The yacht marina features cafes, casinos and yachts.

There is even a pirate ship which contains a museum and restaurant.

From here, you can see the old castle on the hill overlooking the town.

We stumbled onto a procession.

The Plaza de Santa Maria.

We visited the Castle de Santa Barbara.

The view from here is amazing!

We discovered this wonderful cafe where we had tapas for lunch.

We had an assortment of meatballs and camarones with cold Spanish beer.

Everyone is so friendly. And the food is uniformly superb.

We wandered through the beach marketplace on our way back to the hotel.

Patricia kindly picked us up at our hotel and drove us to Elche where we visited the city park.

The park was filled with families and is beautiful with all its trees.

Downtown Elche is incredibly old and beautiful.

There are flowers and artwork everywhere.

Patricia and Yolanda took us out for drinks where we were met by Luz.

We shared a delicious dinner of various tapas at La Biblioteca.