AlicanteSpain

Alicante showing a sandy beach as well as a large group of people

4.5/5Top Destination

Escape to romantic Alicante! Enjoy its beaches, castle, and marina.

Amazing beaches, interesting history, and top sights from Alicante Harbour to Castle of Santa Barbara—discover Alicante, a romantic destination also famous for its shopping.

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Beaches, Dining and Romantic

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Where to stay in Alicante

Alicante City Centre
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Alicante City Centre

Castles, Historical Buildings, Ports

4.5/5 (47 Ratings)

Alicante City Centre is known for its stunning beaches, and with sights like Alicante Harbour and Postiguet Beach, you won't get bored spending a day wandering around this part of Barri Vell - Santa Creu.

Playa de San Juan
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Playa de San Juan

Beaches, Romantic, Family-Friendly

5/5 (1 Rating)

Spend the day sailing, windsurfing, golfing or swimming at one of the most popular beaches in the city.

Cabo de las Huertas
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Cabo de las Huertas

Beaches, Family-Friendly, Mountains

4/5 (1 Rating)

Spain’s Costa Blanca is famous for its beaches, and this particular area has a variety of settings. Choose a sunny beach that matches your mood and personality.

Ciudad Jardin
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Ciudad Jardin

This elegant residential neighborhood offers an alternative view of Alicante away from the Old Town and Costa Blanca beaches. 

San Antón
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San Antón

While San Antón might not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Castle of Santa Barbara and Postiguet Beach.

Pla del Bon Repòs
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Pla del Bon Repòs

While Pla del Bon Repòs might not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Castle of Santa Barbara and Postiguet Beach.

Top Hotels in Alicante

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Melia Alicante
4 out of 5
Plaza del Puerto, 3, Alicante, Alicante
$125/night
Oct 7 - Oct 8
4.3/5Excellent! (2,001 reviews)

Located in Alicante City Centre, this beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Postiguet Beach and Alicante Town Hall. Central Market and Alicante Bullring ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,001 reviews)

"Fantastic room with bedroom containing 2 zip link single beds, bathroom and access to balcony. Also separate lounge area with sofa, desk with chair, shower room and another access to balcony. Each room had flatscreen Samsung TVs. Breakfast was great with a wide range of hot and cold options. Bread, ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

Melia Alicante
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Eurostars Centrum Alicante
4 out of 5
Calle del Pintor Lorenzo Casanova,33-35, Alicante, Alicante
$85/night
Oct 7 - Oct 8
4.4/5Excellent! (810 reviews)

Located in the heart of Alicante, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of El Corte Ingles Shopping Center, Alicante Harbour, and Central Market. Postiguet Beach ...

4.4/5Excellent! (810 reviews)

"Liked the location and mix of Spanish and guests, probably less from other countries"…"

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2019

Eurostars Centrum Alicante
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Hotel Hospes Amerigo
5 out of 5
Rafael Altamira 7, Alicante, Alicante
$172/night
Sep 30 - Oct 1
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,341 reviews)

This family-friendly Alicante hotel is located in the historical district, just steps from Alicante Town Hall and Alicante Harbour. Postiguet Beach and Central ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,341 reviews)

"Fantastic stay only one complaint and that was the speed of the WiFi."…"

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Hotel Hospes Amerigo

Popular things to do in Alicante

Castle of Santa Barbara
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Castle of Santa Barbara

5/5 (30 Ratings)

Looming over the city center, this hilltop castle is the main attraction in Alicante and one of the largest castles in Europe.

Alicante Harbour
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Alicante Harbour

4.5/5 (31 Ratings)

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.

Postiguet Beach
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Postiguet Beach

4.5/5 (10 Ratings)

Alicante’s city beach offers a clean, child-friendly day out, surrounded by some of the best restaurants in town.

Central Market
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Central Market

4.5/5 (32 Ratings)

Pick up the ingredients for a picnic, souvenirs to take home or just a quick snack at this authentic local fresh food market.

Alicante Town Hall
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Alicante Town Hall

5/5 (2 Ratings)

Still the home of the Alicante civic life, this landmark structure is a superb example of 18th-century baroque architecture.

Alicante Golf Course
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Alicante Golf Course

4/5 (2 Ratings)

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.

Top activities in Alicante

Day Trip to Guadalest & Algar Waterfalls from Benidorm
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Day Trip to Guadalest & Algar Waterfalls from Benidorm

$21

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.

Traditional Tapas Dinner & Evening Flamenco Show in Alicante
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Traditional Tapas Dinner & Evening Flamenco Show in Alicante

$93

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.

3-Course Paella Lunch in Alicante harbour & Evening Flamenco Show
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3-Course Paella Lunch in Alicante harbour & Evening Flamenco Show

$100

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.

Aqua Natura Benidorm
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Aqua Natura Benidorm

$30

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.

Terra Natura Zoo
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Terra Natura Zoo

$30

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.

Banana Boat in Benidorm (Spain)
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Banana Boat in Benidorm (Spain)

$22

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Pass By: Benidorm Old Town, 08001 Benidorm Spain You will see benidorm beaches from a different point of view

Reviews of Alicante

4.5

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5/5 - Excellent

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Sep 12, 2019

Great beaches here. And everything was walkable.

5/5 - Excellent

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Aug 23, 2019

We loved Alicante. So much better than Barcelona. Cleaner, quieter, great food!

4/5 - Good

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Aug 18, 2019

Bring your bathing suit

5/5 - Excellent

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Aug 2, 2019

Very clean, tourist friendly. Easy communication - english widely spoken

5/5 - Excellent

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Jul 31, 2019

Fun clean city to visit. Excellent for families.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jul 19, 2019

Perfect size town. Very safe and friendly people.