The town of Elche boasts a varied landscape where the palm tree is king. Undoubtedly one of the most characteristic features of Elche is El Palmeral (“The Palm Grove”) that covers a large part of the town and its surroundings. In the town centre are the beautiful Municipal Gardens. Of Arabic inspiration, this park boasts many fountains and avenues, and is home to swans, ducks and doves. Topping it off is the La Rotonda open-air theatre and the Children Traffic Park.
Southwest of El Palmeral is a private garden known as the Huerto del Cura, or The Priest’s Garden, which was declared a National Artistic Garden in 1943. Its vast array of plants and peaceful ambience make it perfect for walking in and relaxing.
Elche’s climate is dry Mediterranean, with average temperatures of 12ºC in January and 27ºC in July, reaching highs of over 35ºC every summer. Rain is scarce, with only around 250 mm falling each year