Alicante City ~ Second largest city in the Valencia region of Spain …
Alicante is one of the most popular destinations on the Costa Blanca. With a wonderful year round climate, and many excellent beaches, it’s the ideal location for a holiday.
Alicante is the second largest city in the region of Valencia with tree-lined boulevards, open air terraces, shops, cafes, restaurants, a lovely old town, marina and port where you take the ferry to the nearby island of Ibiza.
Where To Stay in Alicante ?
There are many lovely hotels and apartments to suit all budgets in this lively resort which has some of the best beaches in Spain
The Melia Hotel has a beachfront location between the harbor and Postiguet beach next to the marina.
Features include outdoor pool, spa, Business and Fitness center and free Wi-Fi throughout. Rooms are air conditioned and and come with flat-screen satellite TV, minibar, safe, terrace and impressive sea views.
Hotel Almirante has direct access to San Juan Beach (Costa Blanca’s longest beach), and is just a 10-minute drive from the city center. The tram to Alicante is 100 yards from the hotel.
All rooms have free high-speed Wi-Fi and private balcony, many with sea views.
Things To Do In Alicante
You can wine and dine at romantic restaurants and dance the night away at one of the many clubs. The city is buzzing with life and vitality and the Paseo de la Explanada is the best place to go for an evening stroll.
During the summer the ‘Trensnochador’ (night train) makes enjoying yourself even easier as it connects and drops you off at all the night spots.
A local landmark to visit is Benecantil mountain which overlooks the port and city. For tapas bars and restaurants the best place to go is El Barrio in the Old Quarter of the city.
La Albufereta is smaller and more secluded and El Postiguet is the nearest beach to the city and port.
To the south of the city are the nudist beaches of La Playa Salador and Los Judios.
The narrow-gauge railway runs between Alicante and Denia and stops at all the major restorts along the way.
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