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Alicante Harbour

Once a center of industry, Alicante’s harbor precinct is now home to some of the city’s best bars and restaurants, with views along the picturesque Postiguet Beach.

For many visitors to the coast of Spain, the Alicante Harbour is the first port of call. When most of Alicante’s maritime industry shifted to nearby Valencia in the 1980s, the city’s harbor precinct was redeveloped for the tourist market. Today, 80,000 visitors disembark at the harbor from cruise ships, ferries and pleasure craft each year. The area surrounding the harbor is busy most of the day, with locals and visitors alike strolling the promenade in search of the perfect restaurant or bar. 

Alicante Harbour is the gateway to many of the region’s attractions; however, there’s plenty to see and explore before you board a boat. Wander along the harbor’s palm-lined esplanade, La Explanada de España, and choose from the many restaurants serving regional cuisine. As you walk along the esplanade, you’ll notice that the marble tiles on the path are a mosaic that forms a wave-like pattern.

At sunset, enjoy a cool drink and watch the sky change color as you gaze over the Mediterranean Sea. By night, patrons from the area’s bars fill the streets, giving the harbor a party atmosphere. 

In the harbor numerous operators offer tours and charters. Spend the day on a catamaran exploring the area’s coastline or take a one-hour ferry ride to nearby Tabarca Island. Wander the car-free streets of the island’s tiny historic town before heading off to explore its wilderness areas and marine reserve.

Alicante Harbour is surrounded by great beaches. The area immediately adjacent is best avoided by swimmers, but a 10-minute walk along the sand will lead you to beautiful, clean water and plenty of space to stretch out.

The city of Alicante is built around this waterway. Many of the main streets lead straight to Alicante Harbour. There is plenty of car parking in the area, much of it free. The harbor is open daily and there is no fee to explore the area.


Guide to Exploring Alicante Harbour


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Hotel Spa Porta Maris by Melia £86
Hotel Spa Porta Maris by Melia

Hotel Spa Porta Maris by Melia

     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Alicante City Centre, this beach hotel is steps away from Casino Mediterraneo and Postiguet Beach. Alicante Harbour and Explanada de Espana are also within 10 minutes. Alacant Terminal Station is 23 minutes by foot.

    Melia Alicante £95
    Melia Alicante

    Melia Alicante

    Plaza del Puerto, 3, Alicante, Alicante
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Alicante City Centre, this beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Postiguet Beach and Alicante Town Hall. Central Market and Castle of Santa Barbara are also within 15 minutes. Alacant Terminal Station is 22 minutes by foot.

      Hotel Serawa Alicante £78
      Hotel Serawa Alicante

      Hotel Serawa Alicante

         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Alicante City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Alicante Town Hall and Alicante Harbour. Postiguet Beach and Central Market are also within 10 minutes. Alacant Terminal Station is 16 minutes by foot.

        TRYP Ciudad de Alicante Hotel £51
        TRYP Ciudad de Alicante Hotel

        TRYP Ciudad de Alicante Hotel

           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Alicante City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Gravina Museum of Fine Arts, Postiguet Beach and Alicante Harbour. Explanada de Espana and Central Market are also within 10 minutes. Alacant Terminal Station is 19 minutes by foot.

          TRYP Alicante Gran Sol Hotel £173
          TRYP Alicante Gran Sol Hotel

          TRYP Alicante Gran Sol Hotel

             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Alicante City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Alicante Town Hall and Explanada de Espana. Alicante Harbour and Postiguet Beach are also within 10 minutes. Alacant Terminal Station is 15 minutes by foot.

            Apartamentos Globus £41
            Apartamentos Globus

            Apartamentos Globus

               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Alicante City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Alicante Town Hall, Alicante Harbour and Explanada de Espana. Postiguet Beach and Central Market are also within 10 minutes. Alacant Terminal Station is 16 minutes by foot.

              Occidental Alicante £52
              Occidental Alicante

              Occidental Alicante

                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Alicante City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Calle Castaños and Central Market. Alicante Harbour and Explanada de Espana are also within 10 minutes. Alacant Terminal Station is 13 minutes by foot.

                Hotel Hospes Amerigo £122
                Hotel Hospes Amerigo

                Hotel Hospes Amerigo

                   
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  This family-friendly Alicante hotel is located in the historical district, steps away from Alicante Town Hall, Alicante Harbour and Explanada de Espana. Postiguet Beach and Central Market are also within 10 minutes. Alacant Terminal Station is 15 minutes by foot.