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Welcome to Alicante

Explore Alicante

Alicante is the capital of Costa Blanca. The name is taken from the Roman word ‘Lucentum’, which means the ‘city of light’. It is a major tourist destination in Spain and is famous for its white sandy beaches and hot summer sun.

About Alicante

Alicante’s historic Old Town is nestled under the picturesque Santa Barbara Castle. * The city - with its 300 days of guaranteed sunshine each year - is a popular holiday destination across the seasons. * Alicante’s rice fields produce more than 115,000 tons of rice each year

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Where to Stay

Accommodation can be found from Alicante's historic Old Town to its African-influenced bay

Alicante is a favourite tourist destination for holidaying Spaniards and there is a great variety of accommodation options on offer.The bay stretches as far as the Cape of Santa Pola and has a distinctly African feel. The heart of Alicante is the Barrio de Santa Cruz area, which is on the slopes of Castillo de Santa Barbara. IT is famous for its sea views and the iron wimdow grilles and flowers. This is part of the historic Old Town which sits at the foot of the 14th-century castle. It is lively at night and fun to explore the small lanes that branch out from the city’s centre. Playa de San Juan is home to the largest beach in Alicante. It is a short distance from Alicante, but offers a more sedate base from which to explore the city.

Things to Do

Alicante has a trove of attractions, from 14th-century castles to sparkling bays,

Alicante offers a vibrant mix of cultural tourism. The climate and close-proximity to the stunning bay attract beach lovers and watersport enthusiasts. The main historic attraction is the 14th-century Castillo de Santa Barbara that symbolises Alicante. The fortress is very grand and you can spend hours exploring the site. From the very top of the castle’S tower you are afforded breathtaking views of the bay and city below. In summer, the castle is open from 10am to 8pm and the entrance fee is 3€ if you take the elevator entrance at the Explanada d’Espanya. Following a walk around the castle and the beautiful side-streets of Barrio de Santa Cruz, we would recommend a dip in the the crystal clear sea followed by tapas at one of the many restaurants that line the bay.

Eating and Drinking

Alicante is the birthplace of tapas and is revered across the world for its food culture

As the birthplace of tapas, Alicante’s food scene is revered worldwide. With over 28 restaurants making it into the much-lauded Michelin Guide, it is almost impossible to not eat well in Alicante. With its bountiful rice fields nearby, paella from the region is highly-recommended. The restaurant in Park Ereta offers stunning views across Alicante and the food is fantastic. Other options are the bevy of restaurants around the city’s harbour and waterfront. Here you will find many places to enjoy an authentic Alicante paella for lunch and a host of tapas bars. The terraces offer fantastic views of the the sea and the breeze is most welcome during the hotter summer months.

Getting Around

Alicante has an excellent tram servive that enables you to travel to the outer suburbs

Alicante’s Internacional El Altet Airport is located 19km from the city centre. This airport links the city to Madrid, Seville and Barcelona. You can transfer from the airport to the city on one of the fifteen buses that connect the two. The fare is approximately 1.50€ and tickets can be bought on the bus. Alicante is also well served by train and 12 trains arrive each day from Valencia, which is approximately two hours’ away. There are also regular trains to Barcelaona which take between three and six hours depending on the service. Once in the city, the excellent tram system enables you to travel to the majority of the suburbs and out to Playa de San Juan and nearby Benidorm.

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10 Excellent
October 2016
Nice Central Alicante Apartment

We had a very pleasant stay in Xaviers apartment. It was very cozy, clean and had plenty of space for two people. It's located only 15 minutes away from the beach by foot. Across the street is a supermarket as well as a pharmacy. We ...

8 Very good
October 2016
Lovely Design Loft

Paola was very nice and she gave us some good recommandations (places to see, (tapas)bars). The appartement was beautyful and we were within 15 minutes at the beach and with 5 minutes in the old center.

10 Excellent
October 2016
Beautiful Apartment

Excellent! 100% recommended! Comfortable and beautiful apartment. Excellent contact to Alicia. Friedly service. Good and near location to San Juan Playa and Alicante City! All good. Looking forward to meet again. Greez! Sabine

10 Excellent
October 2016
Central Alicante Apartment + Pool

We spent a great time in Alicante. Apartment was clean and very comfortable. Exellent for 5 and even more persons. Close to the beach and city centre, next to train station and bus stop_perfect location. Amparo and her husband are wounde...

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