Quick Guide to Alicante

One of the major resorts on the Costa Blanca in Spain, Alicante has a delightful mix of Old Town sights and beaches. Summer holidays in Alicante are usually all about relaxing by the Mediterranean, with perhaps one trip up to the top of Mount Benacantil - using the lift of course - to enjoy the view. But there are also plenty of cheap winter Alicante deals which will let you explore the Old Town whilst enjoying the milder weather on the Med. To enjoy Alicante holidays at their finest visit for the annual Las Hogueras de San Juan festival every June but February's Carnival and October's Moros y Cristianos are also well celebrated here. If you want to visit for any of these in 2015 you'll need to book your Alicante holiday package early to get the best deal, but at other times of the year you might be lucky and be able to bag bargain last minute holidays in Alicante.

Fab holidays for:

Beach holidays, Package deal delights, Sun seekers

Main Airport:

Alicante Airport

Did you know?

The Costa Blanca has over 200 kilometres of coastline, so you're spoilt for choice when it comes to finding some relaxing sands.

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How to get to Alicante

Alicante is an enchanting Spanish city set on the Costa Blanca, with clean white sandy beaches. Alicante airport is a major holiday destination for budget airlines and cheap holidays invariably start with cheap flights to Alicante. Flight time from UK airports varies between two and three hours. On arrival, there are variety of choices to get to your final destination. The Alicante airport bus takes about 40 minutes to the city centre but you can also opt for cheap Alicante car hire.

What to do in Alicante

The major attractions in Alicante are the white sandy beaches and great weather. One specialist area is the coves of Caba, good for diving and for naturists who don't want those swim suit tan lines. As with most resorts on the Costa Blanca, there's a buzzing nightlife in Alicante. Unusually, the area also benefits from a night train, the "Trensnochador". The service runs from 9pm to 7am, ideal for serious clubbers.

Where to stay in Alicante

You are spoilt for choice when it come to beach based Alicante holidays. You can base yourself in a variety of accommodation around the Costa Blanca, with popular spots including San Juan Beach, with plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes. For sightseeing, it's best to base yourself in the harbour area, which is also in close proximity to the beach. In general, it is best to stick to hotels with at least three star ratings, as the ratings in Spain are lower than those in the UK. Whether you've booked in advance or are looking for a last minute holiday, you're sure to find a good variety of accommodation.