Busot – Alcoy – Xalo

Together with friends we had a weekend trip in the inland of Costa Blanca, area west and north of Alicante and Altea.

Busot. Road The cobblestone cave Cuevas del Canelobre is 70m high and the largest in Alicante province. Unfortunately, it was not allowed to take pictures.   

Picture from turismobusot.com

Picture from turismobusot.com

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Xixona / Jijona. The lunch we enjoyed in family casa Aracil. 

Interior from the family restaurant

Interior showing old family pictures from restaurant Aracil

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Hotel Rural Masia La Mota. Carretera Font Roja, 03819 Alcoy. Nice pool. Nice clean rooms. Go to their website here.   

Hotel

Hotel Rural Masia la Mota

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Parc Natural de la Font Roja. On the tour to the La Mota hotel, approaching and having some kilometers to go, we saw a big building up in the hill. The next day we visited this “castle” proving to be the biological museum in the Parc Natural de la Font Roja, situated approx. 1 km from the hotel. The museum, originally a hotel from the 1920s, is belonging to Biological University. 

The hotel, old and new building

The hotel and the museum / old and “new” building

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Alcoy. Came to town on the CX-797. Celebration was going on in connection with Christianos y Morenos. It was an introductory party that would last ½ year with closing games in April (in fact they have this event every year). 

The christian and moore celebration

The christianos and morenos celebration

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Church: First we found Iglesia de San Mauro, then San Francisco Santa Maria (Blue dome).

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Cocentaina. There we had lunch, in Restaurante La Fusteria, Avenida Pais Valencia No 40, 03820 Cocentaina. This was, when seen from outside, an anonymous place, but inside it was a superb restaurant where most of the food was made on open flame. The wood for the kitchen fire was stored in several places in the restaurant giving the newly entered visitor a positive surprise.

Prepared for cooking

Prepared for cooking

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1 km from CV 700 we found the small water fall Gorg del Salt. Nice to see some naturally flowing water, gave us a small stop and relax.

Gorg del Salt

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Evening and night in hotel La Font d’Alcala. It is located along the road CV-712, in Alcala de la Jovada. A nice and quiet place to have dinner in the evening with subsequent accommodation.

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Xalo . On our way home the third day we went to Xalo and visited a wine bodega. Lots of local drinks for sale, something for everyone in the genre alcohol.

La Vila Joysa, visited on the return tour, visiting a small café to have a cup of coffee ++.

La Vila Joiosa

La Vila Joiosa

To read about Cuevas del Canelobre in Busot, go to their website here . 

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