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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
November 2016
Central Alicante Apartment with Wi-Fi

Hallo. We had a wonderful weekend. Excellent and very cozy apartment. A great place - right in the city center and the middle of things. The location is perfect - you can reach everything in the center by foot. The service check-in / c...

10 Excellent
November 2016
Charming House Beach Golf and Relax

We celebrated my parents 50 years anniversary in Alicante and rented the lovely, and very big house, from Angeles. All along there was a very good communication.. Angeles is responding very quickly. She and her husband was waiting for ...

10 Excellent
November 2016
Apartment in the very center

We rented this beautiful flat for 10 days an had a fantastic time in Alicante. The location was perfect for us. Just a walk away from the old city and the beach. Guadalupe is å superb host and very helpful. We are so thankful to you. W...

10 Excellent
October 2016
Flat near the San Juan Beach

Apartment was very nice, comfortable and with good connection to the centrum of Alicante, additionally very close to the see. Apartment was also well equiped. We were very satisfied and happy to spend there our holiday. Katarina

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