The Alacant/Alicante El Altet Airport is located 12km from the centre of Elche and is served by several low-cost companies. There are shuttle buses that will take you directly into the city. The city can easily reach via motorway. Once in the city, you can walk in the older areas, or you can even rent a bike to get around more quickly. There is also a developed public bus system that will get you where you need to go.
One the city’s typical dishes is Arroz con costra, which a rice with a crust that is made in a clay pot and that often has rabbit and/or various sausages, egg, tomato and other vegetables. A very typical appetizer is a date stuffed with almonds that is in turn wrapped with bacon. Another dish you should try is Pipes i carases, which is a mix of dried cod and peppers. Many desserts will be made with the regional dates, figs and pomegranates.
The “Mystery of Elche” (better known as Misteri d'Elx, in Valencian) is a sacral-lyrical medieval drama, which dates back to the 15th century. It was declared a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2002. It is played every year in mid August, in the context of the local holidays that are dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Also as a part of this celebration, on the 13th of August a celebration called Nit de l'Albà (Night of the Dawn) is held in the city, during which a night-long show of fireworks takes place.
Isabel Fernandez, an Olympic Judo goal medallist, is from Elche.
http://www.elche.es/ilive/ (official city site)