|One-way ticket (local transport)||$1.63|
|Water bottle (1.5 liter)||$0.23|
|Mid range bottle of wine||$2.03|
|Combo meal at McDonalds||$7.97|
|Chicken breasts at the market||$3.39|
If you want to visit a city where time stands still and the bliss of nature welcomes everyone, Elche should be your next holiday destination. The city features all modern amenities and can be reached via train, air, car, boat or bus. If you are coming from overseas, your landing point should be Altet Airport. The airport manages flights to more than 50 destinations all over the world and from most parts of the world, you will get cheap flights to Elche. The airport is situated approximately 13 km away from the town and you can hire a cab to reach Elche comfortably. There are plenty of hotels in Elche for all types of tourists and therefore, you should book hotels in Elche well in advance so as to save the hassle of searching for a hotel in a new city.
The most famous tourist attraction of the city is Palmeral de Elche. It is the biggest palm grove in entire Europe and there are more than 200, 000 palm trees. It has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. After enjoying the elegant natural richness of Palmeral de Elche, you can visit Altamira Palace. Although the palace is now used as Municipal Archaeological Museum, you can see the remains of Bronze and Copper eras in the museum and there are also some artifacts of Arab and Roman eras.
The most famous museum of the city is Archaeology and History Museum of Elche. There are several rooms in the museum and they are divided into two divisions – archaeological and historical. You can get a complete understanding of the city’s history from this museum as it showcases different eras with absolute detail. The next interesting attraction is Santa María Basilica. The basilica has gone through several changes and currently flaunts the Baroque style. The decorations are absolutely beautiful.
If you feel tired and want to enjoy a perfect beach evening, come and visit Arenales del Sol, El Altet and El Rebollo beaches. These three beaches have wonderful facilities and moreover, the environment is very peaceful. El Rebollo is, particularly, an ideal destination for couples, coming to the city via cheap flights to Elche for the first time.