Alicante, or Alacant, both official names, is a city and port in Spain on the Costa Blanca, the capital of the province of Alicante and of the comarca of Alacantí, in the south of the Valencian Community. It is also a historic Mediterranean port.
Alicante is a beach destination, so whichever hotel you decide to stay in, it is best if you choose a near the beach or on the beach hotel.
- Luxury Hotels?
- Hospes Amerigo (5 stars #1 luxury hotel in Alicante! – Trip Advisor)
- Eurostars Lucentum (4 starts #2 luxury hotels in Alicante – Trip Advisor)
I stayed at a hotel called Melia Alicantè. Great location, average rooms.
- Other Options:
- Holiday Inn Alicante – Playa de San Juan
- Hotel Castilla Alicante
- Holiday Inn Express Alicante
– Playa de San Juan (A long stretch of beach that is lined with resorts, restaurants and shops)
– El Paradis -Vallajayosa (32 Kilometers away from Alicante on Costa Blanca)
– Cabo de las Huertas (If you prefer to explore a more rugged coastline then Cabo de las Huertas hides three picturesque coves. All are difficult to access, which adds to their remoteness, but should you wish to develop that all over tan, then the two nudist coves of Cala Palmera and Cala Cantelalares will leave you spoiled for choice.)
– Playa de la Almadraba (This beach bumps into Playa de la Almadraba a cosy sandy beach little used by tourists, but both offer the perfect environment for water sports enthusiasts or those preferring a gentle swim.)
– Playa del Coco (Stroll along the shoreline to the smaller beach of Playa del Coco, where the city’s fishermen used to land their catch and you can still find a small harbour where you can sit and while away the hours.)
– Playa del Postiguet ( In the heart of the city is a 900m wide arc of golden sand that is the gorgeous beach of Playa del Postiguet. Situated at the base of the imposing Monte Benacantil, it’s wonderfully positioned for easy access and backed by a palm-shaded promenade with modern bars offering refreshments and food. It is lapped by tranquil waters that are consistently awarded the Blue Flag for cleanliness and being a local beach you will find it being used at all times of the year, particularly on Sundays when it can be very busy in the summer!)
Spanish Cuisine: Piripi
Midetteranean: One One
Vegetarian & Vegan: Tabulè
Modern: El trellat
European: Pintxo Kalea
Ice Cream: Heladeria Artesana Felici e Contenti
Italian: La Taverna dell’Artista
Bagels: Baker & Co.
Things to do.
EXPLANADA DE ESPAÑA PARK: Also known as the “Paseo de la Explanada”, this is a maritime promenade that runs parallel to the port, from the Puerta del Mar to Canalejas Park. One of the most popular areas in Alicante.
CANALEJAS PARK: Situated very close to the sea and the Explanada de España, this is one of Alicante’s most well-known and most visited parks, famous for its centenary ficus trees that cover the whole length of the park with shade.
SHOPPING: Area of the Teatro Principal, Mercado and Maisonnave.
TO SEE: Santa Bárbara Castle, Basílica de Santa María, Museo de Aguas de Alicante.