The Alicante Marina & El Puerto Complex
For a touch of luxury during your visit to Alicante, meander down to the marina where you can have a taste of the finer things in life! With its modern El Puerto complex housing stylish bars and refined restaurants it's not just for those nautical coves amongst you!
Enjoy a coffee in the modernistic café bars and spot the one with a terrace suspended over the sea from which you can watch the fish dart back and forth, or have a gastronomic experience in one of the many sea food restaurants and mingle with the rich and glamorous.
Whilst over on the Harbour side of the marina you can explore the Panoramis Centre. To get there take the short ferry boat ride that leaves from the beach or stroll along the paseo alongside the marina. Once there you will find modern bars and restaurants intermingled with shops and its marvelous curved glass roof affords you fabulous views of the Santa Barbara castle and the marina.
And in the evening, there can be nothing better than taking a moonlight stroll along its wide promenades, stopping occasionally to marvel at the expensive yachts, or to sit on one of the many benches and engage in that centuries old activity of people watching. For culture vultures, in the summer months of July and August, the Plaza del Puerto Viejo stages an International festival boasting recitals of classical music, ballet and jazz along with theatre performances.
Day or night, I'm sure you'll agree, the marina area really does have an ambiance all of its own.
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