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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.
This family-friendly Benidorm hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Benidorm Palace and Casino Mediterraneo Benidorm. Aqualandia and Mundomar are also within 1 mile (2 km).
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Archaeological Museum of Alicante and Castle of Santa Barbara. Plaza Mar 2 Shopping Centre and Casa de La Asegurada are also within 15 minutes.
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. Postiguet Beach and Alicante Harbour are also within 5 minutes.
This family-friendly Alicante resort is located near the airport, 3.1 mi (5 km) from Puerta de Alicante Shopping Center, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Postiguet Beach and Castle of Santa Barbara. El Corte Ingles Shopping Center and Panoramis Shopping Center are also within 6 miles (10 km).
Located in the heart of Alicante, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Arena Alicante and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Ble. Hospital Universitari Sant Joan D'Alacant and Lucentum are also within 3 miles (5 km).
Located in Alicante City Centre, this hotel is 0 mi (0 km) from Central Market and 1.2 mi (2 km) from Castle of Santa Barbara. Alicante Principal Theatre and Fogueres Festival Museum are also within 5 minutes.
This family-friendly Altea hotel is located near the beach, within 2 mi (3 km) of Altea Harbour, Cap Negret Beach and Altea Market. Iglesia Ortodoxa Rusa San Miguel Arcangel Altea and Parroquia Nuestra Senora del Consuelo are also within 3 miles (5 km).