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Alicante 449 yd from city centre
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Situated along the beautiful Costa Brava, Alicante is the capital of the province of Alicante, one of the most popular and beloved regions in the whole of Spain. An old historic Mediterranean port, it ranks as the second largest Valencian city and has found a wonderful balance of modern luxury vacation life and interesting and reverential history and culture.
There are many affordable accommodation options for anyone visiting Alicante on a budget, spread throughout the city so that you can choose the neighbourhood that suits you best.
Neighbourhoods of Alicante
El Barrio is the area of Alicante that you should be gravitating to if you want to experience most of the city’s historic landmarks and attractions. La Zona is the place to be for a vibrant and exciting nightlife, and of course, no trip to Alicante is complete without a day’s fun at the Playa del Postiguet beach.
What to see and do in Alicante
Alicante travellers should all be visiting the historic Castillo de Santa Barbara on top of Mount Benacantil. For more modern sightseeing and a pleasant strolling route, head to the Explanada de Espana, and those searching for more culture can make a trip to the MACA, Museum of Contemporary Art.
What to eat in Alicante
Some of the very best food that Alicante has to offer includes paella Alicantina, which is a paella featuring saffron rice, chicken, red peppers and seafood, arroz negro, which is a squid and rice dish cooked in the squid’s own ink, and mojama, which is a heavily salted tuna roe dish.
Typical events and festivals in Alicante
Alicante plays host to a number of great events across the year, with some of the best being San Juan Bonfires, a celebration of the city’s patron saint, the Mercado Medieval that takes parts of the city back to the Middle Ages, and July’s Virgen de Carmen that celebrates the city’s fishermen and sailors.
How to move around in Alicante
There are five key tram lines that operate in and around Alicante, as well as a full bus service for locals and tourists. Train travel is also extremely popular, and tickets for several options can be booked through our website.
The climate in Alicante
Alicante’s weather can be enjoyed all year round by holidaymakers. Summer months are hot and dry, with July and August often reaching 40 degrees and above. Winter months are pleasantly mild and warm.
More interesting facts and sights in Alicante
Did you know that Alicante was one of the first resort destinations to accept bikinis on beaches and the Costa Blanca has been deemed as having one of the healthiest climates in Europe by the WHO? More than nine million people fly into Alicante airport every single year.