Alicante - the perfect City Break!
Alicante is unique!
No where else in Spain can you find a lively, elegant city with a beach only metres from its centre and a friendly ‘village’ atmosphere that is open for business 12 months a year?
If you have yet to discover this user-friendly city as a short break destination, then take a look at why this hidden gem is becoming increasingly popular
Alicante has everything!
Crammed full of history and culture, its museums, galleries, churches and monuments are the perfect foil for some time away from the beach. And all of them can be easily seen in a city break! Just take a look at our suggested walking tour.
On hot summer nights enjoy open/air concerts in the elegant green spaces of the parks and public squares of the city, whilst its modern promenades lined with cafes, bars and restaurants give the city a cosmopolitan feel. And with everything minutes from the clear blue seas, it’s not difficult to spend the whole day and evening by the Mediterranean.
In the evening the ‘village’ of Alicante bursts into life as the quaint, colourful streets of ‘El Barrio’ open for business. Packed with hip bars and less mainstream restaurants, the streets draw crowds of people as the sounds of live Jazz and Rock music permeate the air.
Alicante is easy to get to
El Altet airport is now served by many budget airlines flying directly and cheaply from Britain. Only ten minutes by car from the airport, with a regular, cheap bus service and a taxi fare of only €15 the city is easily accessible.
So, don't just let Alicante airport be the gateway to a holiday on the Costa Blanca, try out the city itself. With its programme of events and numerous fiestas it has a lot to offer and, unlike other Spanish cities, it comes alive in the summer months!…
And with the wonderful winter climate - where else could be so accessible for that break from those cold, grey days?
For those who want a quieter break, yet within easy reach of the city - choose either the district of San Juan with its stunningly beautiful beach, or the characterful El Campello with its bijou fishing harbour. Both are easily reachable within a short time on the modern tram system - and the views on the journey are thrown in for free!
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Of course the most comfortable way to explore the Costa Blanca is to hire a car. However, there is a well-serviced and regular network of public transport ...
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Museums and Art Galleries
Alicante City is full of all kinds of museums and art galleries, from the drier subjects of archaeology to the more fun ones ...
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