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 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 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. February's Carnival and October's Moros y Cristianos are also well celebrated here. If you want to visit for any of these in 2017 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.
Fab holidays for:
Beach holidays, Package deal delights, Sun seekers
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
Because of its proximity to the stunning white-sand beaches of the Costa Blanca, there are many low-cost airlines and budget package holidays with cheap flights to Alicante. Flight times 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 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 comes to beach-based holidays as there are plenty of hotels in Alicante to choose from. 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.