Alpera is situated about 170 miles (274 kilometers) southeast of Madrid, the country's capital, and approximately 40 miles (64 kilometers) northwest of Alicante.
Staying in only one place, no matter how popular, will only ever furnish you with a glimpse into the broader qualities of a region. So try to set aside some time to delve into Castilla - La Mancha's other cultural and natural attractions. Alcala del Jucar, lays 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the southeast, while Caudete is located 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the northwest.
When you come to Alpera, experience Albacete. Approximately 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the west, this regional transport and shopping hub is home to Albacete Cathedral, Museo Provincial de Albacete and Albacete Fairgrounds. Carlos Belmonte Stadium and Albacete Circuit are also good to visit.
Should the weather turns nasty; don't panic, Castilla - La Mancha features a number of popular history museums, art museums and art galleries, guaranteed to keep you and your family busy. To really get an understanding of a place, it's good to learn a little local history. Castilla - La Mancha's colorful old towns provide a wonderful starting point.
If your idea of a great break is pushing yourself to the limit in wild places, then join one of the many abseiling and mountain biking experiences the Alpera area has to offer. If you are seeking a different way to see this region, have a go at sky diving.
You will be reluctant to say "Adiós" (farewell) to this special area.