Despite its proximity to the city center, this 4-mile (6-kilometer) stretch of the Costa Blanca is nearly perfect. It’s impeccably clean, has a relaxed atmosphere and is free from the tourist trappings found at other Spanish beaches. Instead, local bars and cafés line the beach and promenade, offering traditional Spanish cuisine, drinks and conversation. Playa de San Juan is Alicante’s most popular beach, but a short walk along the sand will reveal plenty of quiet spots to set up for the day.
While the tall palms that run along the promenade provide some shade from the Mediterranean sun, visitors wanting to spend the day at the water’s edge are advised to rent an umbrella from one of the stalls along the beach. Lounges and deck chairs are also available. There is a concentration of restaurants, bars and stores at the city end of the beach, and vendors will be sure to come to you if you wait long enough. Cold drinks, sandwiches and even sunglasses can be purchased right from your seat in the sand.
The water at Playa de San Juan is crystal clear. Children will love playing in the shallow water; the conditions make it an ideal destination for families with younger kids. Windsurfing is popular at Playa de San Juan, and equipment rental is available. Rent a ball and try your hand at beach volleyball or join in a game of beach soccer with the locals. Golfers will love the beach’s proximity to the Alicante Golf Course, located directly behind the beach.
A 20-minute tram ride will take you directly from the city center to the Playa de San Juan beach. Those arriving by car will find designated parking areas behind the promenade for a small fee. Like most beaches in the area, Playa de San Juan is open to the public and there is no fee.
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The masterwork of Severiano Ballesteros, the great Spanish golf player and course designer, this golf course is designed for golf vacations, with an on-site hotel.
Participate in your favorite athletic activity, try some new ones and give your body a workout in a fitness class at this large sports facility.
Looming over the city center, this hilltop castle is the main attraction in Alicante and one of the largest castles in Europe.
Learn more about the local history when you visit Santa Maria Basilica, a well-known historical site in Elche. While you're here, you can savor the lively bars.
One of the Costa Blanca’s finest beaches is loved by locals and vacationers alike for its soft sand, crystalline water, busy promenade and nightlife.
Once a center of industry, Alicante’s harbor precinct is now home to some of the city’s best bars and restaurants, with views along the picturesque Postiguet Beach.
Discover two of Spain's most visited villages: the mountaintop village of Guadalest with its numerous museums, shops, and cafes and then head off to the natural water park in Algar. You will be collected by coach at your chosen start point.
Feel the passion and energy of Spain come alive on this evening that celebrates 2 of the country's most important traditions—tapas and flamenco. Enjoy great conversation as you dine on a selection of authentic creations while looking out over stunning Alicante city center, and then prepare your senses for a spirited performance of Spain's national dance.
Live like a local on a day filled with 2 of the country's most important traditions—paella and flamenco. Enjoy great conversation as you dine on a selection of authentic creations while looking out over stunning Alicante harbour, and then head into the historic district for a spirited performance of Spain's national dance.
Enjoy the warm waters and brilliant beaches of the Mediterranean with a visit to Aqua Natura. This spectacular theme park offers more than 430,000 square feet (40,000 sq m) of fun, emphasizing wide-open views that let parents keep an eye on their kids and admire the scenery on the Spanish coast.
At Terra Natura Benidorm, more than 1,500 animals of 200 different species await you in their own natural habitat on a trip across three continents: America, Asia and Europe.
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