Holidays to

Alicante City

Costa Blanca’s lively capital

With a traditional old quarter, two castles and gorgeous Baroque churches, Alicante has to be one of Spain’s most beautiful cities – and it’s one of the most fun, too. On Alicante holidays, you’ll be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of things to see and do at this popular resort on the Costa Blanca. Immerse yourself in historic sites, fantastic food, gorgeous natural scenery and plenty of places to party.

In the city itself, museums and art galleries will keep culture vultures happy, while foodies will have a field day sampling delicious Valencian specialities at Alicante’s restaurants and cafés. The resort is also popular with stag and hen parties, who come to enjoy Alicante’s legendary nightlife. There are plenty of cocktail bars and clubs where you can go wild until the wee hours of the morning. The next day, try some water sports, take a boat trip or simply catch up on some sleep at the beach. For all-round fun in the sun, holidays to Alicante have it covered.

Your Alicante City questions, answered

 Alicante’s nightlife is mostly concentrated in the El Puerto and El Barrio neighbourhoods. You’ll find all sorts of bars, pubs and trendy clubs – check ahead for DJ listings.

Located in Valencia, the rice capital of Spain, Alicante has great dishes like ‘arroz a banda’ (rice, fish stock, saffron and seafood) or ‘arroz al horno’ (oven-baked rice with meat). Seafood is also great here.

Alicante has an excellent tram network, which makes getting around the city’s main attractions easy. If you want to go further afield, taxis are affordable and plentiful.

Best things to do in Alicante City

Walk the promenade

Framed by swaying palm trees, Alicante’s wavy-patterned, marble-laid promenade is the best place in the city for people-watching. It makes for a great stroll at any time of the day.

Take in some art

Alicante is home to the brilliant MACA – its contemporary art museum – where you can marvel at more than 800 priceless pieces, including works by Dalí, Miró and Picasso.

Feast at the market

Head to the Mercado Central to try the most delicious bites in the city. There are stalls selling cured hams, tangy cheese, fresh fruits, seafood and more.


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