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Begin your visit to Alicante with an incredible view over the city. High above the town, sitting on top of Benacantil Hill, is the Castillo de Santa Bárbara. You can reach the summit on foot, by car or by lift and enjoy the views from the walls.
Under the fortress stretch the streets of the Old City. The Casco Antiquo is an area full of art museums and historic buildings. The Concatedral de San Nicolás de Bari is considered one of the finest examples of Spanish Baroque architecture, while the Basilica de Santa María is the oldest church in the city, and it is still used today. Visit the administrative heart of Alicante, Alicante Town Hall and admire the rich interiors that were once commonplace in the region.
To enjoy the beaches of Alicante you don’t have to go far. Follow the mosaic tiles of the Esplanada de Espana to reach the Playa del Postiguet, at the foot of the Benacantil. Or take the tram to the vast bay of the Playa de San Juan for a day of sailing, volleyball and windsurfing.
Taste fresh food and join the locals at the Mercado Central. Visit the Port of Alicante, where the restaurants are famous for their seafood dishes. Make sure you try the paella and arroz negro, a rice dish that is made with black squid ink.
Alicante is a compact city and most attractions are within walking distance of the historic centre, while an ever-growing network of trams and buses will take you to the more distant destinations. Even the depths of winter the Mediterranean climate provides mild temperatures and it rarely rains.
The port is a popular gateway to the city and many visitors arrive by ferry or cruise ship. The nearest international airport is just 20 minutes away by bus, and there are regular high speed train connections from Barcelona and Madrid.
Situated near the airport, this apartment is within 3 miles (5 km) of El Palmeral Park, Puerta de Alicante Shopping Center and Dinopetrea. El Corte Ingles Shopping Center and Panoramis Shopping Center are also within 3 miles (5 km).
Nestled on the beach, this Calpe City Centre hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Llavador de la Font, Cantal Roig Beach and Banos de la Reina Archaelogical Site. La Fossa Beach and Ifach Rock are also within 2 miles (3 km).
Situated in Benidorm, this lodge is steps away from Terra Natura and Magic Natura. Aqua Natura and Villaitana Golf Course are also within 1 mile (2 km).
Situated in Benitachell, this bed & breakfast is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Javea Golf Club and within 6 miles (10 km) of Morro Falqui and Arenal Beach. L'Andrago Beach and San Bartolome Chrurch are also within 6 miles (10 km).
Located in Alicante, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Casino Mediterraneo and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Castle of Santa Barbara. Alicante Harbour and Museo Volvo Ocean Race are also within 5 minutes.
This family-friendly Benidorm hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Casino Mediterraneo Benidorm, Aqualandia and Mundomar. Cala del Tio Ximo Beach and Benidorm Palace are also within 1 mile (2 km).
Located in Old Town, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 5-minute walk of Elche Park, Malpas Beach and Church of San Jaime and Santa Ana. Placa del Castell and Mediterranean Balcony are also within 10 minutes.
Located in Rincon de Loix, this apartment is within a 15-minute walk of Casino Mediterraneo Benidorm and Benidorm Palace. Aqualandia and Mundomar are also within 1 mile (2 km).