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Busot, Spain: A Guide to Costa Blanca’s Hidden Gem (2022)
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Simply put, Busot is a small family-friendly and authentic coastal town in the Alicante province of the Costa Blanca. One of Costa Blancas best-hidden gems, some might say, but as the population has increased over the years, it may not be the case for too long!
A bit away from the usual Costa Blanca tourist route, Busot should certainly be on your list if you are looking to seek a proper Spanish village, home to an amazing community.
Busot and Alicante have always been a part of my life, one half of my family moved here nearly 17 years ago, meaning I was lucky enough to spend most of my school holidays here as a child. 17 years later I find myself back, in the same house, recharging my batteries after a crazy start to 2022 visiting Thailand, The Philippines, Singapore and Bali.
Coming back here as a travel blogger, I felt it was time to put Busot on the map, and give it the attention it deserves!
This blog post will include plenty of information, getting to busot, tips on Accommodation, things to do and places to eat in the area.
So, whether you are looking for a day trip on your tour of the Costa Blanca or looking for a long-term stay this will be the blog for you.
Shall we get started?
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How To Get To Busot
- A 5-10 minute drive to El Campello
- A 30-minute drive to Alicante
- A 30-minute drive to Alicante Airport.
- A 45-minute drive to Benidorm
There is very little-to-no public transport in Busot, so the only option you have is to hire a car or grab a taxi. Unfortunately, I do not have any experience hiring a car in Spain so I am unable to offer my support.
If you would like information on Taxis from Busot, “BusoTaxi” is the main operator in the area.
Accommodation in Busot, Spain
Busot is ideal for a day trip when visiting the Costa Blanca, therefore accommodation may not be a necessity. Accommodation here in Busot is also very limited, with only the Boutique Hotel Sierra de-Alicante located in the village square.
If you would prefer to stay in a quieter and secluded area of the Costa Blanca then Busot would also be a great place to base yourself, away from the likes of Alicante or Benidorm. For longer stays, it would be best to check Airbnb.
Things To Do in Busot
Busot takes immense pride in its Spanish authenticity, the area just has a fantastic feel brought to it by the friendliness of the locals who call it home.
There are certainly plenty of things to do if you and/or the family are looking to spend one day in Busot, a place to relax and take life a little slowly, nothing moves quickly here!
With that in mind, here are the best things to do in Busot:
Map of Busot
Below is a map of Busot that includes pins of the things to do and places to eat, you are welcome!
Canelobre de Cuevas
The Canelobre de Cuevas, known to English speakers as “The Caves” sit in the mountains just outside the town of Busot. Canelobre de Cuevas is a karst cave that sits just outside of Busot Alicante.
Only accessed via a tour, the Canelobre de Cuevas is probably the most popular thing to do in busot, and what brings many people to the area.
No photos are allowed in the caves, so you will have to go see for yourself!
- Price: $8 pp (plus free entry to Museo de Música)
- Duration: 40-minute tour
Castillo de Busot
The Castillo de Busot is for you if you are after scenic views. Only a short walk from the square and parking area, the ruins of the Castillo de Busot castle sit high above the village giving off some incredible aerial views of the surroundings
The Castillo de Busot for a sunrise or sunset in Busot, Alicante.
Museo de Música Étnica de Busot
A small museum that showcases the history of musical instruments that have been made all over the world.
Walk through the Village and Square
Now just look at that picture, how does anybody not love strolling through the streets of small European villages? It brings much more of an authentic feel outside of the big cities.
The village itself is so clean and the people always pass with a greeting, its off-the-beaten-track places like this I really love.
Hike The Trails
There are Four major trails around the Busot area with a range of different difficulties! The best place to check them out is on the All Trails website. Make sure you fully prepare for these hikes as the area is secluded, very dry and very hot!
Play Sports at the El Poli Bar
After a day exploring the cultural aspects of Busot, your children (or you as well!) may fancy something a bit more along their wavelength. The Bar El Poli is a restaurant and sports complex with a futsal pitch, basketball nets, a swimming pool, tennis courts and a gym.
You can let your children loose while you sit back with a Cerveza (Spanish for beer) and some Tapas!
Play Golf in Bonalba
“Alicante’s finest golfing experience” as quoted by Hotel Bonalba and it is hard to argue! The secluded scenic golf course is surrounded by some stunning nature, the only way to spoil this day would be due to your terrible golfing.
Personally, I have never ventured around the 18 holes, but I have let off some steam at the driving range a few times!
Explore the rest of the Costa Blanca
As mentioned, even if you are a family of four or a digital nomad then Busot could be a great base if you want a quiet and relaxing time while having plans to visit the rest of Costa Blanca.
If you are looking for where to go in the Costa Blanca, places like Elche, Alicante, Villajoyosa, Calpe, Torrevieja and Benidorm are all within driving distance, therefore perfect for a day trip.
Places To Eat In Busot
I assure you there will not be a shortage of places to eat when visiting Busot, with a mix of Spanish cuisines, and traditional ‘western’ choices across many European cultures. There is something for everybody, very, very reasonable prices as well!
Please Note: The opening and closing times you find on the internet of these restaurants may not always reflect the actual opening and closing times. As I said – Busot is very relaxed!
El Poli: As mentioned earlier, the El Poli is home to a Spanish menu including bocadillos and delicious tapas. It is also the perfect place to grab a beer while letting your kids can play on the football pitch attached.
Graces Bar: The local ‘English bar’ Graces has a whole host of “western” choices. Great breakfasts and plenty of TVs to watch football.
Vibes Bar: Has a great evening menu with very good prices and a great place for sunset drinks.
Bar Cafetería La Gasolinera: Western food options with a selection of Dutch specialities.
Jouve & Sully: Small front-room restaurant in the centre of the village with a French feel
El Paseo: Another Spanish-orientated restaurant, a great place for a morning coffee with a view of the mountains
Busot, Spain – To Finish
There you go, your travel guide to Busot, Spain; Costa Blancas hidden gem. A place certainly on the rise and improving more and more every day.
Living here for over two months this year (2022) assured me everything I already knew about Busot. A stunning town with an authentic Spanish feel filled with great people.
Make sure when you are travelling through the Costa Blanca, put Busot on your list.
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▷The 11 most beautiful places and towns to see on the Costa Blanca
One of the most beautiful villages of the Costa Blanca: Altea
The Costa Blanca can be found on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. With an average annually temperature of 18ºC, it has 250 km of marine coast with plenty of coves, beaches, restaurants, natural landscapes, cliffs, lakes and rivers in the province of Alicante
From Camping Arena Blanca, we bring you here the 11 nicest places and villages to visit at the Costa Blanca.
Penyon d’Ifach Calpe
Among some of the best places to see in Calpe, we can find the Penyon D´Ifach, a wonderful trip crossing the crag through a tunnel and which takes to a (kind of hard) climb of 330m of height, it´s an obligatory visit here.
You should also go and visit “los baños de la reina” at the Calpe coast, used as a fish farm in the past, and where you can take a bath in these particular natural pools nowadays.
Denia, declared as Creative City of Gastronomy by the UNESCO in 2015, is the capital of the region and has a castle which allows the tourists to walk by the walls of the Muslim period from the XI century and with wonderful views to the sea.
Famous for the white color of all its walls, with its fishing port and beautiful landscapes such as the Palau de Altea, the promenade or the district of Altea la Vella, the oldest part of the village. In this article we review the best places to see in Altea.
Playa Poniente Benidorm
Nº1 in tourism in both the Costa Blanca and the Valencian Community, there´s not much more to say, but we still want to leave you here an article about the best places to visit in Benidorm, in case you had considered visiting this so beautiful and interesting city.
Laguna Rosa Torrevieja
It is a municipality with churches dating from the XVIII century, such as the Arciprestal de la Inmaculada Concepción, or the Church of Nuestra Señora del Rosario. You can also take a walk by the Paseo del Dique de Levante, the Paso al Faro, or also by its beaches and coves.
You should also know that you can´t leave this location without having visited the famous Laguna Rosa.
6. Granadella beach in Javea
Playa La Granadella Jávea
This is one of the most famous beaches of Spain, with its crystal-clear waters, two marine caves that can be visited in kayak (and which can be rented in the same beach) and 2 parkings surrounding the mountain so you can leave your vehicle.
7. Tabarca island
Located at 9km from the Santa Pola’s coast, and with a length of 1800 m and a width of 0.5 km, the island has a large amount of historical wonders, including the walled citadel of Carlos III. There´s also a museum telling us the history of the island.
Castillo de Santa Bárbara, Alicante
With one of the most beautiful old quarters of the coast from Alicante in the Santa Cruz neighborhood, Alicante introduces itself as the capital of the province. You´ll find here all the first brand stores, concert and cultural halls.
The Santa Bárbara’s Castle is crowned as the best place to visit in this great city, the access is free and there´s an exhibition at its entrance, which is renovated several times per year.
El Postiguet beach in Alicante
Located next to the port of Alicante, this blue flag beach has a promenade and it´s a real icon of the culture of both the city and the provence; In addition, it´s mentioned in the legendary song “La manta al coll”.
There is much to see here in Villajoyosa, capital of the Marina Baixa, this location is famous for its Chocolate’s factory and museum. This is a village built on the ruins of the old Roman city of Allon, being this a place of fishing traditions with port and restaurants just by the sea.
We can find here lots of beautiful landscapes like the Pantano del Amadorio. Also, the Muslims and Christians party takes place here in July, which has been declared of international tourist interest.
10. Fuentes del Algar
Discover this small natural place comprised of the route of the river to Algar, full of waterfalls and springs that rise from the mountain. This gift of nature can be found at 3km from the center of Callosa d´en Sarrià.
Even though it´s not a village from the coast, it is relatively close to the same one and deserves to be mentioned for sure. This small village still preserves its medieval essence, the history contained in the walls of the castle that we can visit, the bars and restaurants and the great variety of museums turn Guadalest into one of the most charming villages to visit in the province of Alicante.
The Guadalest’s Castle
Why is it called Costa Blanca?
It is said that from the sky, the coast gleams with a bright white color due to the reflection of the sun on the white walls of the buildings and constructions of the villages (like Altea for example), apart from the contrast of colors between the white beaches and coves and the deep blue of the Mediterranean Sea.
Another theory suggests that the British Airways airline used this name with an advertising slogan to promote an air route between London and Valencia in the fifties.
Where is the Costa Blanca?
Map of the Costa Blanca
Villages from the Costa Blanca
- Alfaz del Pi
- Santa Pola
- Guardamar del Segura
- Pilar de la Horadada
How can I arrive at the Costa Blanca?
- By car: The province of Alicante has the AP-7 Highway and which stops at each municipality of the Costa Blanca
- By train: We have an AVE Station in the city of Alicante as well as a railway network (RENFE) connecting all the villages of the province of Alicante.
- By airplane: The Altet airport in Alicante has several connecting flights to both national and international airports
A holidays in the Costa Blanca will be always a safe bet if you´re looking for a nice climate, a high quality gastronomy and to enjoy the best beaches of Spain.
Costa Blanca, Spain. Attractions, hotels and weather in Costa Blanca.
High mountains surround the Costa Blanca, protecting the coast from sudden changes in temperature. There are over 300 sunny days a year. The Mediterranean climate has determined for these cities a worthy place among the most popular resorts visited by tourists at all times of the year. In addition to seaside recreation, cognitive, ecological, cultural, sports and event tourism is well developed on the coast. The Costa Blanca is characterized by the presence of a wide strip of sandy beaches. All resort towns on the coast are similar to each other: the boulevard along the coast is planted with palm trees and ficuses, hotels, restaurants, bars and clubs stretch behind it, and there are many yachts, boats and pleasure boats at the piers. The chain of ultra-modern hotels on the Costa Blanca is impressive. In May 2001, the 850-room Gran Hotel Bali, one of the 40 tallest buildings in the world, opened here.
The attractions of Costa-Blanca
Santa Barbara Castle
San Francisco fortress
Old Maria Church
the ancient Iberian settlement of Tossal de Cala
The Balcony of the Mediterranean
the ruins of the lookout tower Torre Morales Escaletes
The Grand Hotel Bali
Popular hotels for holidays in Costa Blanca
Holidays in Costa Blanca
Hotels in Costa Blanca, Spain
AR Diamante Beach Spa Hotel 4*
AR Roca Esmeralda & Spa Hotel 3*
Ambassador Playa I 3*
Apartamentos Amatista Unitursa
Apartamentos Ambar Beach Unitursa
Apartamentos Coral Beach Unitursa
Apartamentos Hipocampos 3*
Apartamentos Marina Internacional 3*
Apartment La Caleta 06 1*
Benidorm Center – Adults Only 4*
Benidorm Plaza 4*
Blue Sea Calas Marina 3* 9000 CALAS 3* 9000 CALAS Art Benidorm 2*
Flash Hotel Benidorm – Adults Only 4*
nine0002 Hotel Bahía Calpe by Pierre & Vacances 4*
Hotel Boutique Villa Venecia 5*
Hotel Brasil 3*
Hotel Deloix 4* Sup 4*
Hotel Don Pancho – Adults Only 4*
Hotel Gala Placidia 3*
Hotel Lido 3*
Hotel Mareny Benidorm 3*
Hotel Montemar 3*
Hotel Playa de Torrevieja 3*
Hotel Presidente 4*
Hotel RH Corona del Mar 4*
Hotel RH Victoria 4*
Hotel Rambla Alicante 2*
Hotel SH Villa Gadea 5*
Hotel Villa del Mar 4* 9000 90 02 Interional3
La Laguna SPA & Golf 4*
Madeira Centro 4*
Magic Aqua Rock Gardens 4*
Magic Fenicia 3*
Maya Alicante 3* 9000 MDITER2 MEDITER2 MEDITER2 MEDITER2 *
Medplaya Hotel AGIR 4*
Medplaya Hotel Regente 3*
Melia Alicante 4*
Melia Benidorm 4*
Mercure Benidorm 3*
Mont Park 3*
Montiboli 9000 OLAM OLEMU Beach 4*
Port Benidorm Hotel & Spa 4* Sup 4*
Port Fiesta Park 3*
Poseidon Playa 3*
Poseidon Resort 3*
RH Princesa Hotel & Spa 4* Sup 4*
Sandos Monaco Beach Hotel & Spa – Adults Only – All Inclusive 4*
Sol Costablanca 4*
Sol Peliconos Ocas 3*
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One of the most popular resorts in Spain is the center of the Costa Blanca with numerous villages, beaches, entertainment areas and historical monuments. Tourists who have been here can say with confidence that their acquaintance with the unique Spanish culture was successful for them. nine0003
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Hotels Costa Blanca
To begin with, you should decide on the settlement, which will be given preference. The fact is that different parts of the resort offer their own rates and conditions. Lovers of history and excursions come to Gandia, while Denia is more suitable for connoisseurs of relaxation on the seashore. Hotels in these resort areas are built with the expectation of meeting the basic needs of visiting people, and therefore offer certain services. nine0003
The same applies to other resort areas of the Costa Blanca – Calpe, Javea, Altea and Villayosa offer tourists high and middle class hotels that can accommodate guests with the most unusual interests. In some establishments, customers are offered rooms with a view of the open sea, in others spa services or indoor pools are offered.
First of all, it is worth visiting the large-scale Terra Mitica Park, which combines entertainment, education and exotic local flavor. You can also take a look at the Constitution Square in Torrevieja – this is the perfect place for peaceful family walks. In Benidorm, caring parents and inquisitive kids are waiting for the Aqualandia water amusement park. Another interesting park is called Mundomar.
The Costa Blanca will delight those who appreciate wild landscapes. The unique Salt Lagoons captivate with their cleanliness and open space, while Cape Peñon de Ifach is reminiscent of the classic paintings of famous painters. To relax and sunbathe, you can choose one of the many beaches – Levante, Poniente, Guardamar del Segura or El Mojon. nine0003
Efficient, relatively inexpensive and very pleasant shopping awaits shoppers and outdoor enthusiasts at Bartolucci and Mango stores, where you can combine shopping with gaining valuable experience, as well as getting to know the local culture and customs.