Hostal Leon Dormido


No matter your tastes, we have the perfect plan for you. As we are just a few kilometres from the beach, the mountains and cities such as Alicante, you will be able to enjoy a wide range of options. Below is a list of suggestions, but if you still want more, do not hesitate to contact us and we will let you know what else you can do in the area.

Hiking and trekking

There are many options depending on the level of difficulty you are willing to face.
Here are a few suggestions:
Route to the Albir lighthouse
Easy level. Child friendly. All you need to do is drive to Albir beach. Once there, you can park your car and start walking. You can ask us for more information when you arrive at León Dormido.
Bernia Fort
Medium level. With a duration of approximately two hours, you will be able to enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the Costa Blanca, as from this point you can see Benidorm, Altea, Albir, Nucía, Polop, Callosa... Well worth the effort. And while you're at it, you can also learn about the history of this fortification dating back to the early 16th century.
Mount Aitana
Medium level. You need to head towards Guadalest and take the exit to Benifato on the C-3313. From there, continue towards the Font del Partagat along almost 4 kilometres of curves. Once there, you can park the car and enjoy the facilities: barbecue, tables, fountains, etc. Afterwards, follow the dirt track and enjoy the landscape and vegetation.
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If you are a cycling enthusiast, you are in the right place. Tracks, mountains, roads… The possibilities are endless.
Hostal Leon Dormido

Coll de Rates – Tárbena

Complicated route. By road. You need to be in good physical shape. About 90 kilometres with an elevation gain of 1,600 metres.
Hostal Leon Dormido

Polop - Altea

Difficult route. By road, but you have to be in good physical shape. About 76 kilometres and 1,000 metres of elevation gain.
More options: ask us and we will inform you.

Routes through the most charming villages. We propose you go on day trips to:

Guadalest and the Algar Waterfalls in Callosa. Guadalest is a beautiful village that has been declared a Historic-Artistic Site since 1974. You can’t miss its streets, square, castle and museums. What’s more, you will find a wealth of handicrafts and gastronomy in its numerous shops. From there, you can travel to Callosa, and visit the Waterfalls of the Algar River. If you do it in the summer you can dive into the natural pools, called ‘tolls’, and eat in any of the restaurants or prepare your own food in the barbecue area.
Tarbena, Xaló and Benissa. Tárbena, a small village of about 700 inhabitants surrounded by a stunning mountainous landscape. It boasts several interesting monuments, such as the church of Santa Bárbara, declared a Site of Local Importance by the Government of Valencia, and Sa Caseta des Moros, a 12th century Mudejar-style citadel, considered a Site of Cultural Interest. Continuing along the road, we reach Xaló, known for its sweet liqueur, mistela, and for its antiques market, which takes place on Saturday mornings. If you delve further into the Marina Alta region, you can make a stop at Benissa. This town has many places of interest if you are into mediaeval history. Highlights include the Sala del Consell (Council Hall) which is on the pretty Puríssima Street; the square of the Iglèssia Vella; the Palace of the Torres-Orduña family, today home to the library and Cultural Centre; the Franciscan Convent; and the church of the Puríssima Xiqueta, a building prominent in the town’s skyline.
Calpe and the Penyal d’Ifac. There are many reasons for visiting this great little town: cultural attractions, its salt pans, the variety of its fauna, the Penyal d’Ifac (declared a natural park in 1987), its historic buildings, the old town, monuments like the Baños de la Reina (‘Queen’s Baths’) or the Pou Salat (‘Salty Well’), its sandy beaches, its coves and, of course, its varied cuisine based on the local seafaring culture.
Altea, a village of white houses and narrow streets. Its old town is well worth a visit. Enjoy its craft shops, its food and its beaches with crystal-clear waters.
Alicante, the capital of the province and a university city with a thousand things to see and do. Visit its castle, the MARQ (Archaeological Museum), the port, the Esplanade, or the old town.
Tabarca Island, the only inhabited island in the Valencian Community, is located off the coast of the city of Alicante (about 22 kilometres). The village is well worth a visit for snorkelling, swimming in its coves and enjoying a good fish stew.
Benidorm, one of the most well-known tourist cities with wide beaches, cultural activities, music festivals, etc. It has something for all tastes; even for those who just want to pay a quick visit because they aren’t fond of the hustle and bustle.
Of course, there are sporting activities available, such as snorkelling, scuba diving and kayaking in Benidorm or Jávea and flyboarding in Calpe, as well as parasailing and jet ski rentals. Ask us anything.
And let’s not forget the Ciudad Deportiva Camilo Cano in La Nucia or the David Ferrer Tennis Academy, of which we are the official accommodation. If you are taking part in one of its tournaments or championships, León Dormido is only 10 minutes away from one of the best sports cities in Spain with an Olympic stadium.

Activities with children:

Terra Natura is an animal park where you can see animals in natural spaces specially designed for each species. The park is home to some 1,500 animals of 200 different species. It has a restaurant, shops, cafés, etc. We recommend you dedicate a whole day to visiting this park and Aqua Natura, or half a day if you only want to visit the zoo.
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