Alicante is a great choice if you want to enjoy the sea, the sun, and the tranquillity. Also, it’s the second most important city in the Valencian Community apart from the capital itself. Located in the epicentre of Costa Blanca, Alicante combines the comfort of a medium-sized city with the vitality of its unbeatable climate and fantastic beaches. Discover our hotels in Alicante near the airport and its convenient location.
However, you will not only find sun and beaches in Alicante; this modern city also has an enviable historical heritage. While strolling through the streets you will notice the sea breeze that captivated the Romans and the Arabs, who ended up imposing the name of the city: Al-Laqant derived in the Valencian as Alicante. Also, Alicante’s main symbols and festivities originated from the Christian reconquers in the XIII century, such as the festivities of Moors and Christians that are held in July.
With a splendid climate, Alicante is a safe option if you want to rest in the sand with a great weather almost assured. The difficult thing will be deciding which beach to visit among the six kilometres of beaches with blue flags, meaning excellent quality. A few of our favourites are the accessible Playa de San Juan, a bathing area next to the port called El Postiguet, and the particular Agua Amarga Beach, the first one adapted for dogs in Spain.
Alicante is also an ideal place to go on vacation with children and let them play in the sand or bathe with complete safeness. Given that the dimensions of the city are moderate, touring through Alicante is very easy going. You can do great walks through the beautiful Rambla de Méndez Núñez or the breath-taking gardens like El Palmeral; ideal green areas and wooden bridges to explore with your children.
If you stay in one of our hotels in Alicante near the beach of El Postiguet you will be one step away from magnificent views. In addition, it’s a very lively area where you can find immense leisure options for any plan. There are plenty outdoor restaurants where you can try the tasteful rice from Alicante, a wide variety of stores to go shopping, and plenty bars and clubs for a fun night.
As a special attraction you must visit the only inhabited island in the Valencian Community, the Island of Tabarca. This natural beauty is located eleven miles from the coast. You can have access by the port and go on a pleasant sea voyage for about an hour. You can also visit the transparent water coves and discover a fascinating seaport where you can try the traditional caldero (pasta with seafood), a typical dish of the zone.
Apart from enjoying the sun, sand, and the sea near your hotel in Alicante with pool we also suggest visiting the museums and cultural centres of Alicante. These museums are part of the city’s historical appeal and are a great plan if you are looking to learn more about the remains of the city from other eras.
The Castle of Santa Bárbara is strategically located on the summit of Mount Benacantil; from here you will be able to see the impressive landscape of Alicante’s bay and its surroundings. You can take guided tours to discover the main areas of the monument from the IX century with Islamic domination. Go up to the Torre del Homenaje (tower) and visit the interior salons or the monument of Bon Repós, another area where different exhibitions are located.
Alicante also has historical-religious buildings of great importance. The Cathedral of San Nicolás de Bari stands out not only for the magnificent Renaissance façade, but it also keeps precious jewels inside its dome and cloister. On the other hand, every year the Santa Faz Monastery hosts the pilgrimage of the Holy Faz, a party that is celebrated on the second Thursday after Easter Sunday.
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