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.
Take a tour of Alicante's Santa Barbara castle. The entrance to the lift is on the beach road. Visit the castle museum to see the weapons of war in those times.
Take a tram to Campello, south of Benidorm, and enjoy miles of sandy beach with restaurants and bars at your service on the beachside road which runs up to San Juan de Alicante.
Take a trip to Tabarca island which lies off the coast of Santa Pola. The island was first settled by Sicilian prisoners from the Mediterranean wars and has interesting buildings dating back centuries, A day trip for all the family with a wealth of restaurants offering good Spanish cooking.
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