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Alicante is known for its beautiful beaches and luxury resorts, but an authentic Spanish experience awaits just beyond the city’s Mediterranean coastline. Discover historic architecture, traditional Spanish cuisine and international galleries and museums within this harbour city. Alicante is located on the Costa Blanca, a 200-kilometre (124-mile) stretch of scenic Spanish Mediterranean east coast.
See wide-reaching panoramic views of the city from atop Mount Benacantil at the Castle of Santa Bárbara. The castle’s ramparts give unparalleled views of the harbour and city and can be reached on foot or by car or elevator.
Alicante’s Old Town lies just below the castle and features many of the city’s historic buildings and art museums. See the Basilica of Santa Maria, the oldest active church in the city, and the fine Spanish Baroque architecture of the San Nicolás Cathedral. Visit the Alicante Town Hall and admire the extravagant interior decoration.
Alicante’s famous beaches are just a short distance from the city centre. Intricate mosaic tiles lead the way along Explanada de España to Postiguet Beach, which sits below Mount Benacantil. Enjoy a day out sailing, windsurfing or playing volleyball on the wide Playa de San Juan bay, accessible by a convenient tram from the city.
Spend a morning at the Central Market mixing with the locals and trying fresh produce. Eat local seafood and authentic Spanish cuisine at the restaurants along the Alicante Harbour. Enjoy fresh paella or arroz negro, a rice dish coloured with squid ink.
Alicante’s compact city centre makes it easy to get around on foot. Most attractions are a short walk from the centre. A convenient network of trams and buses also operate in the area. Alicante’s Mediterranean climate means hot summers, mild winters and very low annual rainfall.
Reach Alicante by sea on one of the ferries or cruise ships that go in and out of the harbour. The nearest international airport is Alicante-Elche airport, located 20 minutes from the city centre by bus. A high-speed train service runs from Barcelona and Madrid.
Love the location, near enough for the night life, but just far enough away from all the noise. The choice of two pool areas is good, quiet and relaxing or in the thick of pool activities. The staff are excellent.
Spacious and comfortable Friendly front desk service. Hotel let me switch my room at the last minute.. Refrigerator in room. There is a supermarket right next door to purchase food items or toiletries. Restaurants and beach are close by as well as direct airport bus. stop.
I joined a yoga class and had a spa treatment.. The food at breakfast was amazing with choices for English and Spanish guests..It was grest to have a large bedroom and bath as a solo traveller. Lovely view of Benidorm and round the corner from the market. I dont really like being high up and was ...