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.
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.
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.
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.
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