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Alicante

Alicante City is famous for its miles of soft sandy beaches and breathtaking mountains, excellent weather, palm trees and attractions, it is a starting point to many destinations in the Costa Blanca. Don't miss a visit to this city of contrasts.

With a population of just 300,000 Alicante is a major travel destination for many European tourists. Over the years this has injected a cosmopolitan feel to the city, while retaining much of its traditional culture.

There are so many things to do in Alicante, many fantastic places to visit: museums, historical buildings, miles of beaches, nearby towns, night entertainment, etc.

Things to do in Alicante City

When people think of Alicante, some of the first things to come to mind are sunbathing, paella and sangria, right? but there is a fair share of art, culture and entertainment available to the visitor too.

Historical buildings, museums, shopping areas, theme parks and countless sightseeing attractions to enrich your holiday experience.

We highly recommend the following:

  • The Santa Barbara Castle is one of the largest in the Mediterranean region. It dominates the summit as well as a large part of the slopes of Mount Benacantil.
  • The Old Quarter, is a settlement which can trace its origins back to late Roman times, and where medieval walls are interspersed with streets and lanes dating from more recent times.
  • Alicante Cultural Route from prominent art museums down the line to smaller, exhibitions and exhibits from Spain colourful culture, Alicante city is full of museums to visit.
  • Tabarca Island Tabarca is a small island off the Mediterranean coast of Alicante. It is the smallest permanently inhabited islet in Spain and is currently known for its Marine reserve.
  • The heart of the shopping district is in and around Avenida de Maisonnave. Here you will find a vast array of shoe shops, boutiques, specialist shops and department stores such as El Corte Inglés.
  • Alicante Parks and Gardens are ideal for jogging, picnicking, or just to have a break. There are fantastic performances for children and adults during the summer.
  • Theme parks, Water parks and Animal parks are some of the main entertainment options when planning a fantastic family day out in Alicante.
  • Alicante Restaurants complete guide of the best spanish, international and fast food restaurants in Alicante City.
  • The Alicante Theatres are the main venues in town for concerts,theatre, dance, opera and other cultural festivals.
  • Golf in Alicante is Golf players paradise! Fantastic Golf Clubs within 15-20 minutes drive from the city.

Weather

Not to mention the fantastic weather in Alicante. The region is gorgeous with over 300 days of sunshine per year. If your holiday starts soon and you’re worried about the forecast, well don’t.

Situated in the middle of the Costa Blanca, right on the coast, Alicante is a year round destination. The Costa Blanca has sub-tropical Mediterranean weather, Alicante being renowned for its mild climate, with a generous average temperature of 16 degrees Celsius in winter and 32 degrees Celsius in summer.

This is probably due to Alicante sheltered position: sandwiched between two capes and with its back to a mountain range (about 1600 m high). Therefore, with cool sea breezes in the summer and mild temperatures in the winter, the weather of Alicante region is hard to beat.

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