This castle is absolutely stunning, definitely the most well preserved castle we have ever been to and its free to visit too. The views from the top are breathtaking, looking out over Alicante city and the Mediterranean sea. Well worth a visit if you are in the area or staying near by.
We LOVE this park, it's very picturesque with lovely flowers always blooming along the exterior walls, a beautiful large lake teaming with wildlife and the showstopper is the Large Dragon slide in the well equipped play area.
There is an abundance of nature at the park, all situated around the large ponds of water that run down from the top of the park into a large pond at the bottom of the park. It also has a great play area for the children which is very well maintained.
After you have gained your NIE and registered on the padron the next step is residency. If you plan to live in Spain long term then you will need to apply for your residency as you can only legally live in Spain for 90 days without it.
The park itself is absolutely stunning, the waterfalls running through out the length of the park are majestic, they lead to the large pool at the bottom of the park surrounded by a beautiful backdrop of even more trees and vegetation.
The cave houses are a real hidden gem in Rojales, a true architectural underground masterpiece. Many of the caves have been beautifully restored and you really feel like you are in another world whilst wandering around them soaking in the beauty of the caves and their surroundings.
When you arrive a Rio Safari Elche, you will be pleasantly surprised by the easy parking and entrance into the park, there were no big ques and accessibility was really easy.
There is a great variety of water slides for all ages, although I would recommend it for younger teenagers and below. When we first visited our children were 5 & 8 and our friends children were 2 & 7, They all thoroughly enjoyed it and didn't want to leave at the end of the day.
This was another thing that totally blew my mind, I literally couldn't find any information that confirmed the process or what information was required, everything I read was different from other story's I had read with no factual information to be found
One thing about moving to Spain that is a little difficult to get your head around is all the bureaucracy. It can be extremely confusing to work out what you need to live here legally, especially when your sat in the UK or your home country trying to work it all out. N.I.E, Padron, Residencia, its all foreign to us, literally!