Take a flight to Alicante from the UK and discover a city on the Costa Blanca which will more like a feast to all of your senses. The beaches, monuments and museums all form an irresistible part of the ever-lasting appeal of Alicante cornered by the Mediterranean Sea.
Of all mainland provincial capitals in Spain, Alicante is the one which is deeply influenced by tourism with tourists always making up the time to compare flight tickets to Alicante. I was fortunate enough to have stayed in one of the resorts with fine access to the nearby airport. The locals in this city are always willing to charm tourists with their amazing hospitality. If you were to ask me, I’d definitely consider Alicante the friendliest Spanish town.
A lot can be seen and done in Alicante whether you’re looking for a short city break or long holiday which affords you the access to stunning beaches and the opportunity to get sheer pleasure from many of Spain’s historical and cultural sites.
Keep in Mind
A big city and a region – Don’t you find yourself in a dilemma? Alicante is both the seaside town and a province comprising the cities of Benidorm and Elche.
Take the tram – Hop on a tram while on your tour as it’s an effective and reasonable way to discover neighbouring cities and other towns.
Why not eat like Spaniards do – Begin your day with having churros in breakfast. Grab some paella for lunch and a light tapas meal for dinner.
Things to Do
Visit the Castle of Santa Barbara – Perched on top of Mount Benacantil, is one of the largest medieval fortresses in Spain. You cannot afford to miss taking a tour o this magnificent fortress as it will charm you providing breathtaking views of the city’s perfect bay. In fact, this castle is the most visited monument in Alicante.
Beaches – Stunning beaches, wild coves, crystal clear waters and golden sand, all make for the fact why beaches in this fine city are a must explore. It’s time you have all the Mediterranean within your reach whether you want to enjoy your most admired sport or relax in the sun. San Juan beach, La Almadraba beach and El Postiguet beach are some of the most popular beaches in Alicante.
Shopping – While in Alicante, don’t miss shopping around the city, because the city is well-known for the quality of its fine leather goods. You can also get top-quality items for decoration purpose, including rugs, traditional pottery and wickerwork.
Well, many may not consider Alicante, a fine Spanish city, to have an appeal found in loads in Madrid or Barcelona, but what it has is the energy and spirits that too in buckets to keep the city alive in the minds of those who possibly need no excuses to visit Alicante over and over again.