Alicante or Alacant is a vibrant port city in the province of Valencia in south-eastern Spain. This region bears the resounding name Costa Blanca - the epitome of a Mediterranean landscape with miles of sandy beaches and mountainous hills in the hinterland. The City of Light has been home to many civilizations throughout its history: Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans and Moors have all left their mark and their rich cultural heritage in Alicante. Now it is the many holidaymakers who seek and find the Spanish way of life and joie de vivre in Alicante and the surrounding area every year, coupled with a huge range of leisure activities.
Destination airport: Alicante (ALC)
The Santa Bárbara fortress stands on a rocky outcrop on Monte Benacantil. The climb up to the castle of Arab origin is well worth it. The picturesque old town with its narrow streets spills out at the foot. The Gothic church of Santa María captivates the wandering eye. Opposite is the Museo de la Asegurada, which dates back to the 17th century and houses an important collection of contemporary artists such as Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso and Eduardo Chillida. The Museo Arqueólogico takes visitors on an entertaining journey through Alicante's excavation history. Let's stroll on across the town hall square towards the harbor. The Explanada de Espana promenade is where the life of the people of Alicante takes place. Let's do the same! Let's stroll along a wave mosaic of red, black and white marble, lined with shady date palms. You can enjoy a refreshing horchata (almond milk) on the outdoor terraces of the many cafés and bars and watch the hustle and bustle, true to the motto: see and be seen! Apropós enjoy: You should definitely try the rice dishes typical of the region, such as arroz a banda, or the excellent grilled fish specialties. Perhaps you will be lucky enough to be in Alicante on St. John's Eve on June 24th and celebrate this traditional festival with the locals by lighting bonfires.
On the Costa Blanca of Alicante, on this sun-drenched Mediterranean coast, it is easy to spend an unforgettable and relaxing vacation. We highly recommend visiting the many charming towns that line the Costa Blanca. South of Alicante, for example, is the fishing village of Santa Pola. From here you have a fantastic view of Cape Santa Pola. Flamingos have settled in the Salinas de Santa Pola nature park - a true paradise for nature lovers! Torrevieja is a lively vacation resort, known for its extensive La Mata and Torrevieja salt lagoons and salt production. If you want to do something for your health, you can take a soothing mud bath here. The coastal town of Elche, with its Moorish past, is famous for its historic palm grove with more than 200,000 palm trees, which is even a UNESCO World Heritage Site. North of Alicante, the journey continues via El Campello, La Villajoyosa, Benidorm, Altea, Calpe, Moraira and Jávea with beautiful beaches and dreamy bays to the town of Denia, which the Romans founded in honor of the goddess Diana.