Alicante Holidays

Holiday to Alicante:

Travel Guide to your Holiday in Alicante:

Alicante, with its beautiful boulevard and pleasant shopping streets, is one of the most well-known towns on the Costa Blanca

Castillo de Santa Barbara, a huge medieval fortress overlooking Alicante from the north is one of Alicantes main attractions. It is easily accessible by a cable car up through the mountain from Jovellanas Avenue in Alicante. Alicante harbour is a pleasant stroll along walkways, past relaxing cafes. From Alicante harbour a ferry departs for day trips to the island of Tabarca.

Beaches on Holiday in Alicante:

Many of Alicante's beaches are consistently awarded the prestigious Blue Flag for cleanliness and facilities. Starting at the heart of Alicante, the Playa del Postiguet is a 900m stretch of golden sand, backed by a palm-shaded promenade lined with bars and restaurants. To the north of Alicante is Playa de la Albufereta (it is here that the city originated) leading onto Playa de la Almadraba both of which are golden sandy beaches and with good facilities.

Further along the coastline from Alicante is the Cabo de las Huerta, with three hidden picturesque coves, two of which are nudist coves due to their remoteness and access difficulties.

One of the most popular beaches in the area is La Playa de San Juan (San Juan beach), situated just outside Alicante and easily accessible by tram, this beach boasts 7km of fine white sandy beach, offering good facilities, watersports, and a selection of bars and Chiringuitos (beach restaurants).

Things to do on Holiday in Alicante:

Standing on top of Mount Benacantil in the centre of Alicante is the Castle of Santa Barbara, one of the largest medieval fortresses in Spain where you can explore the well preserved castle ruins and take-in the wonderful views of the city of Alicante below.

The Alicante marina features some excellent shopping facilities and refined restaurants, a great place to simply relax on a holiday to Alicante and gaze at the luxury yachts.

The island of Tabarca, is just off the coast of Alicante, once used as a refuge for pirates forms part of a small archipelago and is just 1,800 metres in length and 400 metres at its widest point. An interesting day out from Alicante, holiday makers can enjoy the crystal-clear waters, a picturesque fishing port with excellent seafood restaurants, coves and beaches, the island can be reached by a local ferry service which takes about one hour.

The Caves of Canelobre are located at a distance of about 24 km from Alicante. These spectacular prehistoric caves feature stalagmites, stalactites and weird limestone formations.

Nearby Attractions to Alicante:

Reachable in around 30-minutes drive time from Alicante, Benidorm is the place to head for a fun day out whilst on holiday in Alicante. With plenty on offer its home to the Terra Mitica theme park and neighbouring TerraNatura zoo and aquapark, the Mundomar Sea Life and Animal Park and next to this is Aqualandia Benidorm aquapark.

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