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