Cheap Holidays to Alicante

Tips on finding your right holiday deal

  • 1 Alicante has its own airport just outside the town, and it's served by plenty of low-cost airlines from UK airports.
  • 2 There are a few small beaches here, and if you look to stay in the Old Town you will be close to them as well as within walking distance for all the main sights.
  • 3 Summer holidays are fairly cheap but prices increase during August and for the annual festival in late June.

All you need to know about holidays 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 2014 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 a bargain last minute holiday in Alicante.

What to do in Alicante

The major attractions of holidays 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.

How to get to Alicante

Alicante is an enchanting Spanish city and a must see part of Valencia. It is set on the Costa Blanca, with clean white sandy beaches. Alicante airport is a major holiday destination for budget airlines and cheap holidays to Alicante 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.

Where to stay in Alicante

You are spoilt for choice for 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.

Travel Tips

Travel Tips for Alicante

  • Gravina Muesum of Fine ArtsThe entrance may not look up to much but behind the facade you'll find loads of paintings of Alicante itself throughout the centuries as well as some other rather fine works of art. A great spot for a cloudy morning.

    posted by byoung

  • MACAThe modern art museum is small but in my opinion perfectly formed. There are some works by Picasso and Miro that really stood out as the highlights but the whole thing is lovely. I urge you to take an hour away from the beach and visit it!

    posted by yemrick

  • GuadalestCharming little place! Beautiful setting, with some pretty impressive architecture. The old fortifications are majestic and the moorish town with its little streets and lovely buildings is worth the visit alone!

    posted by dbraun

  • Puerto Viejo SquareThis is the place to be in the evenings. Gorgeous architecture, plenty of cafes and bars and you never know what might happen, with festivals and concerts happening all the time too.

    posted by xjyllian

  • PortWe ate here several evenings and went for sophisticated afternoon drinks too and were really impressed every time, no matter where we went. Service was great and the seafood was thoroughly excellent.

    posted by frobertson

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