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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

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: Speciality Museums; Castles
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Guadalest Valley
Guadalest Valley
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Valleys
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Alicante Tram
Alicante Tram
Attraction type: Tramways
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Explanada de Espana
Explanada de Espana
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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MARQ Provincial Archaeological Museum
MARQ Provincial Archaeological Museum
Attraction type: History Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Taberna To-Bar
Taberna To-Bar
Ranked #1 of 1,270 Restaurants in Alicante
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Casa Mia Italia
Casa Mia Italia
Ranked #2 of 1,270 Restaurants in Alicante
Price: US$ 16 - US$ 32
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Livanti Gelato di Sicilia
Livanti Gelato di Sicilia
Ranked #3 of 1,270 Restaurants in Alicante
Price: US$ 1 - US$ 5
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: After-hours, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Don Carlos Alicante
Don Carlos Alicante
Ranked #4 of 1,270 Restaurants in Alicante
Price: US$ 22 - US$ 148
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Fusion
Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cerveceria ESTIU Bar
Cerveceria ESTIU Bar
Ranked #5 of 1,270 Restaurants in Alicante
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

La Milagrosa Bed & Breakfast
1.0 of 5
La Milagrosa Bed & Breakfast
US$ 40 - US$ 80
Ranked #2 of 27 Alicante B&B and Inns
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Hotel Castilla Alicante
3.5 of 5
Hotel Castilla Alicante
US$ 41 - US$ 128 (€ 39 - € 121)
Ranked #13 of 49 Hotels in Alicante
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Pension San Nicolas
Pension San Nicolas
US$ 32 - US$ 97 (€ 30 - € 92)
Ranked #3 of 27 Alicante B&B and Inns
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Apartamentos Poeta Quintana
3.5 of 5
Apartamentos Poeta Quintana
US$ 79 - US$ 152 (€ 75 - € 144)
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Hostal Smile & Co
Hostal Smile & Co
US$ 48 - US$ 74 (€ 45 - € 70)
Ranked #1 of 27 Alicante B&B and Inns
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Abba Centrum Hotel
4.0 of 5
Abba Centrum Hotel
US$ 69 - US$ 111 (€ 65 - € 105)
Ranked #3 of 49 Hotels in Alicante
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Hospes Amerigo
5.0 of 5
Hospes Amerigo
US$ 98 - US$ 253
Ranked #1 of 49 Hotels in Alicante
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Melia Alicante
4.0 of 5
Melia Alicante
US$ 105 - US$ 227 (€ 99 - € 215)
Ranked #2 of 49 Hotels in Alicante
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NH Alicante
4.0 of 5
NH Alicante
US$ 64 - US$ 97 (€ 61 - € 92)
Ranked #4 of 49 Hotels in Alicante
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