Cheap flights to Alicante
Alicante, known as the ‘City of the Sun’ has become one of Spain’s tourism hotspots.Wedged between picturesque mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, the city enjoys sunny weather all year round, which makes it an idyllic holiday destination at any time of the year.
Located along the world-renowned Costa Blanca, Alicante has a distinctly Spanish feel, from its traditional annual festivals to the winding streets of its historic quarter and its beautiful café and palm-lined promenades. Due to the city’s compact size it’s easy to get around on foot. Spend the morning shopping around Avenida de Frederico, grab some tapas in the Plaza de Montaceta for lunch, and spend the evening in the bars and clubs of the medieval El Barrio area. Or alternatively just lie back and soak up the sun on its miles and miles of pristine white sand beaches, just don’t forget the factor 30.
All throughout the summer tourists can enjoy fiestas when the locals put on costumes and parade through the streets. Don't miss the internationally famous Mystery of Elche, taking place 13 to 15 August.
The beach at Vlliajoyosa with five kilometres of white sand and palm trees. Wander through the picturesque old town and have a coffee below the old castle.
See the grandeur of Puig Campana Nature Park, located above the village of Finestrat. The village has plenty of bars to rest and take a break between hikes to explore the wonders of the Park's flora and fauna. Free
See the quaint old village of Finestrat in the mountains 16 kilometres behind Benidorm. It was given a Royal Charter in 1283 and was originally a Moorish estate. There are plenty of impressively carved wooden doors and cobbled streets.
The Costa winds down after the hot summer, so how about a shopping trip to take advantage of the exchange rate. La Marina Commercial Centre is a huge estate of shops, with la Galeria shopping mall offering outlets like Mango, Zara, and C&A. There are perfumeries, coffee shops, and jewellers, just the thing for an afternoon out with the family. Kids are catered for on a roof playground filled with rides and pizza bars.
Go to Benidorm's Terra Mítica for a fun day out. This theme park is based on ancient civilisations so you'll see the Colosseum complete with gladiators doing battle, the wooden horse of Troy, and enjoy a trip down the Nile with pyramids and ancient triremes. Plenty of amusements for the kids and themed restaurants and bars.
Escape the crowds of the popular resorts and head south to El Campello. there you'll find a beautiful beach of white sand and shops and restaurants galore.
Take the regular Line One train from Benidorm to Alicante. It's clean and comfortable, runs by the sea, and costs just 3.75 euros each way. Wander around big department stores and enjoy the winter sun.
Ask the desk at your hotel to arrange a self drive jeep safari into the hinterland of the sierras behind Benidorm. They'll have all the information you'll need for a cracking day out enjoying the countryside fauna and flora.
- Belfast to Alicante - £26.49, Nov >
- Bristol to Alicante - £28.49, Oct >
- Edinburgh to Alicante - £35.49, Nov >
- Glasgow to Alicante - £30.49, Nov >
- Liverpool to Alicante - £26.49, Nov >
- London Gatwick to Alicante - £34.49, Oct >
- London Luton to Alicante - £32.49, Oct >
- London Southend to Alicante - £22.49, Nov >
- Manchester to Alicante - £28.49, Nov >
- Newcastle to Alicante - £28.49, Nov >