Elche is a beautiful historic town in the Alicante region, inland from Alicante. It boasts a high proportion of palm trees, and when you enter the town all roads are lined with its famous palms, ending with a palm tree grove. Elche has a World Heritage Site, dedicated to its Arts and Traditions.
The area has 2 nature reserves, the Santa Pola Sand Flats and the Parque Natural del Fondó. The flats are divided into 2 parts, the marshy area and that which produces salt. The flora and fauna of this area have adapted the wetness and saltiness and florish well, especially in the summer months and if you are lucky you will be able to see the flamingos who make it their home. El Fondó Beauty Spot is located in the district of Baix Vinalopó, near the towns of Elche/Elx y Crevillente, and has 2 large resevoirs.
Tourists can see their exclusive festivals of Palm Sunday and the Mystery of Elche. The Festival of Elche was declared the Masterpiece fo the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Elche is a truly interesting place to visit, and famous also for its shoe manufacturing industry, and clothing and confectionery production. Together with its gastronomy and hospitable feel, it is a wonderful place to visit.
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