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Things to do in Alicante

Alicante – Home of Sun, Surf and Super Holiday Activities

Alicante is both a city and an historic Mediterranean port in Spain that lies on the Costa Blanca, which is the capital of the province of Alicante. It is home to more than 330,000 people, making it the second biggest city in the area.

 

Things to do in Alicante

The beautiful Costa Blanca offers much to see and enjoy, and there are many things to do in Alicante while visiting the city!

 

Alicante Golf

Upon arrival, golfers won’t want to miss the 18-hole golf course near San Jan Beach, which opened up in 1998. For beginners of this popular sport, golf lessons are on offer.

 

Alicante Shopping

Alicante is shopper’s paradise. You can go shopping in the Rambla de Mendez Nunez, a traditional mercantile area. You will find artisan crafts, designer boutiques, shoe stores, jewelry, leather products, and many more unique goods and souvenirs.

 

Alicante Beaches

There are beautiful beaches like Playa del Postiguet, a large centrally situated beach that is very popular with the locals on the weekends, as well as Playa del Coco, a smaller beach where fisherman provide the catch of the day to local restaurants. In the north, there is Playa del la Albufereta, which was a former home to a Roman village and studded with historical interest points. Playa de la Almadraba is a small beach where people head to for water sports.

 

Alicante Nightlife

For those who enjoy nightlife there are many things to do in Alicante. Try out the Alicante nightlife with its bars, restaurants and other fun things to do in the evenings, attractive and enjoyable for families, couples, and singles.

 

How to get to Alicante

Alicante Airport

Holiday goers can get to Alicante via the Alicante airport, which is one of the busiest hubs in the country. You can get there from Madrid or Barcelona via local aircraft, or from the majority of the big cities in Europe on European airlines.

 

When to go to Alicante

The climate in Alicante is one with very mild winter temperatures on average of between 16.8 °C (62 °F) and 6.2 °C (43 °F) in January, and with very warm summer days averaging 30.6 °C (87 °F) and 20.4 °C (69 °F) in August.

 

Things to do in Alicante

Alicante Facts

Population334 329
CountrySpain
LanguageSpanish
CurrencyEuro
Longitude-0.483056
Latitude38.345278
AirportAlicante, Spain (ALC)

Alicante average temperatures

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GOLF

Golf in Alicante

If you feel up for a road trip, there are quite a lot of golf clubs along the east coast of Spain. But if you want to stay in Alicante, the Alicante Golf Club is the best one. It is located to the east of the city, near the coast so you will feel the Mediterranean winds as you play. It is a very attractive course with many lakes and bunkers, making it both challenging and varied. The wide fairways means that it is also quite forgiving, at least if you can keep your shots relatively straight! It was extensively renovated in 2008, making it even better than it was before, and is now regarded as one of the best in the entire country of Spain. Don't miss it if you are in Alicante!

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WATER-PARK

Water Parks in Alicante - Highest capsule slide in the world at Aqualandia

Alicante is a great place to go if you want to spend your vacation on fun and exciting water parks! Choose between Aqua Natura, the only water park where you can experience the feeling of weightlessness in their enclosed water slide The Crest. Aquapolis who has both challenging and gentler rides, and a possibility to get some peace and quiet in the VIP zone. Aquapark Rojales where you find all the classical water slides and fun. And last but definitely not least Aqualandia that offers you the highest capsule slide in the world!

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UNESCO-WORLD-HERITAGE-SITE

UNESCO World Heritage Sites Alicante - Palmeral of Elche

The Palmeral of Elche is a series of palm groves cultivated formally by the Muslim around the 10th century AC, together with a complex irrigation system. The palmeral is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site because it is a great example of the transference of a landscape belonging to a culture and continent, in this case the Muslims from North Africa, to new ones, in Europe.

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THEME-PARKS

Theme Parks in Alicante - Adrenaline pumping Terra Mitica

All you adrenaline junkies and daredevils out there should definitely give Terra Mitica a visit! It is the most popular theme park in the Alicante region and a great place for a fun and exciting family day. The different areas in the park are themed after places like ancient Greece, Egypt, Rome and other.

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