Situated on Spain’s south-east coastline, the port city of Alicante is home to bars, restaurants and beaches suited to city breaks and stag weekends. Providing everything you need in terms of sunshine and relaxation, Alicante’s Mediterranean climate draws visitors to the area year after year.
Castle of Santa Barbara: This historic castle sits atop Mount Benacantil and offers stunning views of the city and sea. Visitors can explore the castle's various towers, chambers, and ramparts.
Central Market of Alicante: This bustling indoor market is a foodie's paradise, with vendors selling fresh produce, meats, seafood, and more. Visitors can sample local specialties like turron (nougat) and enjoy a meal at one of the market's many cafes.
Throughout Alicante, you’ll find a selection of bars along La Granadella beach, where you can spend your days in the sunshine chatting to locals and other holidaymakers. Here, you’ll be able to enjoy some of Spain’s best seafood dishes as well as all your standard European cuisines. Alternatively, If culture is what you’re after, head to the Castles of Vinalopó for wine tasting and an immersive experience into the lifestyles of rural Spain.
Away from Alicante’s beaches, you’ll find a selection of day tours offering trips to the Algar waterfalls and other points of nature where you can enjoy canoeing in lagoons and mountain hikes. At the Guadalest Valley you’ll be able to gain an insight into the history of the Spanish region across the centuries, ahead of a backdrop of castles, vineyards and nature reserves.
Alicante is accessible by most UK and European airports with flights available for relatively cheap throughout the year. Additionally, nearby Spanish cities like Murcia and Valencia are easily accessible via internal transport links.