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.
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