Alicante

Discover Alicante ✔ ✔ Everything you need to know: What to see, what to do, beaches, weather and special events ❤️ in this fantastic town.

Alicante, the capital of the Costa Blanca, offers the most varied landscapes and the most enviable contrasts. A cultural city with parks, gardens, nightlife and a centre old town with lots of businesses and services.

If you want to know where is Alicante, It’s a city located in the map, southeast of Spain, and its one of the three that make up the Valencian Community. It is a port city located on the Mediterranean coast and largely dedicated to tourism and services.  Contains unique coves to enjoy greater privacy.

As a big capital, you will find in it all kind of services and transport, prioritizing the Alicante airport (with cheap flights to Alicante), train station with cheap journeys from Alicante to other towns like Benidorm and bus station, among others.

The City Council figures its population around 330,000. Although, as all Touristic Cities, it has a lot of population that is not registered, especially foreigners.

 With a huge number of possible accomodations, Alicante is one of most chosen towns in the Costa Blanca to visitors and holiday trips.

Alicante weather

The weather forecast alicante is always pretty much the same. It has a warm semi-arid climate, with mild temperatures throughout the year and unusual rain, concentrated in the winter periods. The average annual temperature is always above 18°C.

ALICANTE WEATHER

What to see in Alicante

According to its size and relevance , Alicante has many places of interest. 

One of the most emblematic images of Alicante is the promenade of Spain, with a tiled floor decorated with a coloured and waved Mosaic.

The seaport of Alicante is surrounded by another promenade and in the two docks we can find services such as the best hotels, restaurants, shops, cinemas, a huge casino, etc.

 

What to do in Alicante 

You will have infinite things to do in Alicante. 

The port is the busiest leisure area in Alicante and, in addition to restaurants, pubs and discos, hold a yacht club and a sports marina. Therefore, it becomes the most important touristic area and a reference place for evenings and nightlife in Alicante.

And speaking about leisure, you can not miss “el tardeo”, which consists in going out to take a snack, eat and continue the party dancing in the bars and pubs that exist in the area of Central market, passing through Castaños, all the way to the Plaza de la Montanyeta .  All of this before the sun goes down.

Every visitor, when enjoying Alicante, should not miss a visit to the Island of Tabarca, located 22 km from Alicante and 8 km from Puerto de Santa Pola. This island of 0.3km² is the largest of the whole Valencian Community and the only inhabited one (around 60 people).

Tabarca is a marine reserve, so if you are passionate about diving, this is your paradise.

 

Beaches of Alicante City

The beaches, port and promenade are very characteristic of Alicante and constitute the main hallmark of the City.   

The fine sands of San Juan beach in the north stretches 3 km to Cape Huertas which separates it from the popular Albufereta beach. In the south of the port lies Saladar beach.

The port area includes many possibilities and every type of marine activities, like sailing, diving and more.

The Postiguet beach is a very popular urban beach in summer, accessible and with all the necessary services since it is attached to the nucleus of the city, next to the Plaza del Mar, at the end of the Promenade of Spain.

 

The Fiestas in Alicante

  1. Without a doubt, the ones that stand out are its official parties, the "Fogueres de San Juan", which are celebrated from June 20 to 24 and are declared of “ International Tourist Interest “.
  2. The pilgrimage to the Santa Faz Monastery, almost five centuries old, is the other great Alicante party, being this more intimate and calm than the previous ones.
  3. Alicante Holy Week has not only the quality of beauty, but a personal accent. The rich conjunction of singing and the presence of manolas gives the town a special touch.
  4. And as a prelude to the previous ones, the Carnival where the participants show off Joy and fun.
  5. Finally we highlight other festivals such as: La Virgen del Remedio, Corpus Christi, Santa Cruz, Raval, Roig, San Antón, Tabarca, San Roque or the ones in the Barrio de San Gabriel.
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Gallery of Alicante


Old Town | Port, promenade | Castle: Santa Barbara



Tourist Information

Patronato Municipal de Turismo de Alicante
C./ Cervantes 3
03002 Alicante
Tel: +34 965 14 34 52
Email: turismo@alicanteturismo.com

 

Ayuntamiento Alicante

www.hogueras.org

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