Alicante is a modern city, where there is everything for life and leisure. Sun, sea, attractions, shops, restaurants are within walking distance. The perfect tourist destination for those who love diversity!

About Alicante city

Express Guide

Alicante is a Costa Blanca city resort. It beckons with the gentle sea and its medieval attractions. The South is bordered by Murcia, the North by Valencia, and the West by Albacete. The airport is the sixth-largest in the country, annually receives more than 12 million passengers. 

Alicante attracts not only tourists but also people who are thinking of changing their residence place. Real estate prices start from 20 thousand euros, where everyone will find a cherished apartment or villa. Rainy days in a year are not more than 37, all the rest time shines the sun. The summer months are expected to be hot, the interval September-November is a brilliant season. In winter, there is a logical decline in visitors. It's a mistake to believe that the region is less exciting these months! It's always pleasant to travel and explore the surroundings! The absence of passive rest and comfortable temperature will allow you to "taste" Spain.

Places to visit in Alicante

This is is greatest places to visit if you're planning first trip to Alicante. Mount Benacantil: it's brilliant viewpoint over the city. Interested in history? Visit central Plaza de Ayuntamiento with a 18th century Renaissance buildings. The beach Postiguet famous for golden sand, palm tree and gentle sea. 

Santa Barbara Castle


History lovers will be amazed by the fortress of Santa Barbara (Castillo de Santa Barbara). Located on top of Mount Benacantil (Mount Benacantil). There are several ways to get to the top:

  • on foot, gradually overcoming the path around the hill.
  • express elevator. The entrance is located opposite Postiguet beach. Lift - 2.70 €, children under 4 years and people over 65 climb free of charge. 
  • by car. Fast, parking is available. 

Santa Cruz district in Alicante


Do you want to touch the old Spain? You should go to the Santa Cruz area at the foot - originates in the 13th century, built by the Moors, later conquered by Christians, who gave the current name. Narrow streets, blue-and-white buildings, flowers on the balcony, clothes hung out to dry outside the apartment, the smell of homemade food, hovering in the air. 

Plaza de Ayuntamiento in Alicante


Plaza de Ayuntamiento is beautiful: town was built in the 18th century. The style is Spanish Renaissance, walls are decorated with sculpted balustrades, buildings are covered by religious elements. At the stairs of the main entrance is a topographic sign - zero elevation above sea level.

Esplanade Boulevard


Do you want to feel the sea breeze, taste the cuisine and wine, buy souvenirs? Boulevard Esplanade (Explanada de España) at your service! It starts from Canalejas square and ends with the house of Carbonell (Casa Carbonell) - the hallmark of the city.

Postiguet beach Alicante


Most famous beach in Alicante - Postiguet, iconic events are happening here. Take a promenade, see the sunset, dine in local restaurants will be a wonderful solution!

Shopping in Alicante

Markets & Fairs

The best street for shopping in Alicante is Avenue Maisovanne. Head and close the shopping street - two malls  "El Corte Ingles" (Supermercado El Corte Ingles). The first near the railway station presents branded clothes, shoes, bags, accessories of worldwide designers. The second - electronics, household, food products (

Centro Comercial Plaza Mar 2 is a shopping complex in the Northwest, behind Benacantil, Plaza Mar, Ave. de Denia (Plaza Mar 2, Denia, S/N 03016 Alacant Alicante) - many shops, Auchan (Alcampo), with a wide range of high quality of products, attractive prices, pharmacy, cinema. Respected by residents; tourists at least. Large indoor and outdoor Parking ( 

Incredible discounts lures Outlet "the outlet stores". Address: Carretera Alicante, 94, 03690 Sant Vicent del Raspeig ( 


The Central Market (Mercado Central) surprises with sweets, ham, fruits, vegetables, meat, seafood. Mercado is based on the Avenue Alfonso El Sabio (Avenida Alfonso X el Sabio). 

Learn about: How to survive in Spain, having 10€ per day - Alcampo Review >>>

Examples of prices at Mercadona: 

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When to go in Alicante: Visiting tips

Holidays & Festivals

What is the best time to visit Alicante? Arriving in the summer the luck will be to get on the festival "Bonfires in San Juan" (June 24) - solstice holiday. It is customary to build a fire, dumping unnecessary things into the flame. There is a belief that " instead of a burned thing a person will get a lot of material goods." Sometimes on this day is conducted bullfighting. Fig and tuna tortillas are a traditional dish. The evening ends with a laser show and fireworks. 

Spring. Semana Santa is a holy week before Easter. Daily solemn processions of Church communities. Start from St. Nicholas Cathedral to the Monastery of St. Face. 

Autumn. Moors and Christians (Moros y Cristianos) - the Reconquista, the liberation of the Iberian Peninsula from the rule of the Emirate. Colorful carnival surprises with bright costumes, loud music. 

Winter. Don't forget to read our articles about New Year in Alicante  & the feast of Three Kings . During this period fairs are open, fireworks are launched, the whole country celebrates!


Field trips

Explore tourist attractions and things to do in Alicante. Guide for new experience.

Terra Mitica is a theme park for children and adults! Here you can spend a whole day to roll enough! Discount: Purchase a ticket through the official website ( Flyers (distributed in Benidorm). Location and logistics: Partida el Moralet, s/n, 03502 Benidorm, Alicante, Spain. Excursion bus, Tram. Mercado station line 1 - > Benidorm stop -> interchange bus N1 - > destination.In summer, the Shuttle bus runs from the stop "Terra Mitica". Reliable, proven way is taxi, car (route: N-332 or A-7 (paid)). 

Karting - fast acceleration as in Formula 1! Carrer San Vincente del Raspeig, Villafranqueza 

Valor chocolate factory is a paradise for real sweet tooth. Cooking classes, tastings, exhibitions. Avenida Pianista Gonzalo Soriano, 13, 03570 La Vila Joiosa. Tram red line L1-stop Creueta. If you go early to Villa Joyosa, the path will pass through a picturesque bridge. 

Pirate island Tabarka-in the past, the Bay of sea robbers, where fierce battles were fought with the Royal army! Take a look at the tower of San Jose, the old lighthouse, the cave of Llop-Marie. From the waterfront, the boat departs. Tickets (save until return back!!!), schedule check out on cruceroskontiki. com. 

For lovers of water activities: diving, surfing, snowboarding, aqua bikes. Not enough adrenaline? Book a hot air balloon or paraglider flight!