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Best of Alicante Guide

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Alicante

A holiday in Alicante affords access to stunning beaches, as well as the opportunity to enjoy a great many sites relating to the history and culture of Spain. Add to this the likelihood of fabulous weather conditions and fitting everything in to your schedule may be one of your biggest problems.

Sun, sea and sand are the principal reasons why a great many people will visit Alicante. Playa del Postiguet is the main beach in the heart of the resort, with clean, safe sands on which to have fun, while the smaller and quieter Playa del Coco is but a short walk away. San Juan Beach is a few miles out of the resort centre but is packed with activity options, including plentiful shops and bars. San Juan is also where... more

A holiday in Alicante affords access to stunning beaches, as well as the opportunity to enjoy a great many sites relating to the history and culture of Spain. Add to this the likelihood of fabulous weather conditions and fitting everything in to your schedule may be one of your biggest problems.

Sun, sea and sand are the principal reasons why a great many people will visit Alicante. Playa del Postiguet is the main beach in the heart of the resort, with clean, safe sands on which to have fun, while the smaller and quieter Playa del Coco is but a short walk away. San Juan Beach is a few miles out of the resort centre but is packed with activity options, including plentiful shops and bars. San Juan is also where Alicante Golf Club can be found, likely to be of interest to those with non-beach related sports in mind.

There are many cultural sights to see in Alicante but few will want to miss climbing to the Castle of Santa Barbara and enjoying stunning views of the city, or visiting St Mary’s Church, built over three centuries on the site of a former Moorish mosque and one of Alicante’s most popular visitor attractions.

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All things to do » Things to do

Guadalest Valley
Guadalest Valley
Attraction type: Valleys; Historic Sites
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Rancho La Ofra
Rancho La Ofra
Owner description: Horseback Riding through Guadalest Valley, Costa Blanca. Let us take you along the banks of River Guadalest and through the unspoilt mountains of the Costa Blanca. Individual... more Owner description: Horseback Riding through Guadalest Valley, Costa Blanca. Let us take you along the banks of River Guadalest and through the unspoilt mountains of the Costa Blanca. Individual tours: max. 4 Persons can take part! You do not have to be an experienced horse rider to take part on one of our guided excursions. Your horse will go in the pace 'walk' during the hack. After the tour snacks and drinks will be served for free! Important Information: The total duration of a tour is approx. 2.5 Hrs. Number of participants: min. 2 Persons, max. 4 Persons. Minimum age required on excursion is 12 years old. We also offer dressage and show jumping lessons for beginners and advanced students, arranged in either groups or private classes. less
Attraction type: Horseback Riding Stables
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Castle of Santa Barbara
Castle of Santa Barbara
Perched on a hillside, this historic 16th-century castle and fortress overlooks the town of Alicante.
Attraction type: Castles; Ancient Ruins; Historic Sites
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MARQ Provincial Archaeological Museum
MARQ Provincial Archaeological Museum
Attraction type: History Museums
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Explanada de Espana
Explanada de Espana
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Heladeria Artesana Felici e Contenti
Heladeria Artesana Felici e Contenti
Ranked #1 of 650 restaurants in Alicante
Price: USD 1 - 16
Cuisines: Ice cream
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours
Daikichi, Restaurante Japones
Daikichi, Restaurante Japones
Ranked #2 of 650 restaurants in Alicante
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Dining options: Lunch Spot, Reservations, After-hours
Cerveceria Sento
Cerveceria Sento
Ranked #3 of 650 restaurants in Alicante
Cuisines: Tapas
Good for: Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch Spot, Dinner, After-hours
Cerveceria ESTIU Bar
Cerveceria ESTIU Bar
Ranked #4 of 650 restaurants in Alicante
Cuisines: Spanish
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, After-hours
Livanti Gelato di Sicilia
Livanti Gelato di Sicilia
Ranked #5 of 650 restaurants in Alicante
Price: USD 1 - 7
Cuisines: Ice cream
Dining options: After-hours

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

La Milagrosa Bed & Breakfast
1.0 of 5
La Milagrosa Bed & Breakfast
USD 50 - 100
Ranked #2 of 22 Alicante B&B and Inns
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Pension San Nicolas
Pension San Nicolas
USD 42 - 110 (EUR 31 - 81)
Ranked #3 of 22 Alicante B&B and Inns
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X Hostel Alicante
X Hostel Alicante
USD 39 - 58 (EUR 29 - 43)
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Apartamentos El Palmeral de Madaria
3.5 of 5
Apartamentos El Palmeral de Madaria
USD 73 - 218
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Guest House
Guest House
USD 65 - 108
Ranked #1 of 22 Alicante B&B and Inns
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Abba Centrum Hotel
4.0 of 5
Abba Centrum Hotel
USD 78 - 114 (EUR 57 - 84)
Ranked #2 of 47 hotels in Alicante
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Hospes Amerigo
5.0 of 5
Hospes Amerigo
USD 137 - 309
Ranked #1 of 47 hotels in Alicante
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Eurostars Lucentum
4.0 of 5
Eurostars Lucentum
USD 78 - 180 (EUR 57 - 132)
Ranked #4 of 47 hotels in Alicante
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Hotel Spa Porta Maris & Suites del Mar
4.0 of 5
Hotel Spa Porta Maris & Suites del Mar
USD 119 - 223
Ranked #5 of 47 hotels in Alicante
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.