Alicante


About Alicante

The lively city of Alicante is just a short flight away, and it’s a perfect travel destination for so many other reasons including the nice weather. You can enjoy the best holiday ever all in one: stroll down the sunny beaches, enjoy the Spanish cuisine, and get into the vibrant city life of Alicante.

The weather is just fine with 30°C average temperature during the summer, so you are able to enjoy the 200 km long Costa Blanca sea coast. If you’re a beach person, then you will have so many options of water sports and fun to try out. Even if you just want to relax and have a good time, you will have tons of beach bars and parks to discover. Alicante offers a variety of beautiful beaches such as the Play de Postiguet, which is very popular among visitors of all ages. Have a taste of the best local restaurants, cafés and bars at this area, you can’t resist the famous Spanish delights! If you’re looking for some fun and entertainment, you are definitely at the right place: get into the energetic Alicante nightlife, and explore the best dance clubs.

If you’d prefer a relaxing time then you should head to the famous Barrio de la Santa Cruz, where you can find many cosy Spanish cafés, shops and the best local food for a nice lunch. While you’re looking at the Alicante map, you must visit the glorious Co-cathedral of San Nicolas built in the 17th century, that was famously constructed over an ancient mosque. This unique area presents the rich history of Spain and makes the atmosphere of this city very special.

Attractions

Transportation

Metro/tram/train

The 5 lines of Alicante Metropolitan TRAM, its a mixture of a tram-train service with underground stations, tram lines, and a non-electrified commuter train. L4 takes you to Playa de San Juan beach.

Bus

City and regional lines serve Alicante. From the city center, you can reach Playa de San Juan with L22, and Urbanova beach with L27. Airport bus is numbered as C6.

Taxi

On taxi stands at major places of the city (Explanada de Espana, train station, bus terminal) you can find cabs easily. Several companies operate taxis in the city, the price difference between them is very slight.

Useful tips

Rice is grown in the fields all around Alicante. The crop yield is around 150 000 tons annually, so the local cuisine is mainly based on rice dishes.

Hogueras festival is held every June. Enormous and colorful paper figures march on the streets. If you are in the unlucky event of missing the festival, you can still check the paper figures in Museo de Hogueras.

In the surroundings of Alicante, there are plenty of water parks, but Benidorm offers the biggest variety with 4 different water theme parks. For example, slides of Terra Mitica park are built around the theme of the ancient world.

Good to Know

Language
Spanish

Currency
EUR

Time Zone
Central European Time (CET)

Country Code
+34

Electric Current
230 V

Plug Type
F-type plugF-type plug

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