Popular Accommodations in Alicante
Highlights in Alicante
- Wonderful beaches
- Family friendly
- Mild climate all year round
- Many excursion possibilities
- Mediterranean city flair
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Apartments and cottages in Alicante
Around the harbour and along the coastline of Alicante, there are numerous, well equipped apartments for a beach holiday with Spanish city flair. Many of them have sea views or attractive extras such as pool, balcony or terrace. If you are looking for a vacation rental from where you can reach the beach and the lively city centre with great shopping and nightlife, this is the place for you. Many vacation rentals are located in the districts of Centro Antiguo, Puerto de Alicante or Cabo de las Huertas and are therefore only a few hundred metres from the sea and the famous Explanada de Espagna promenade.Holiday accommodation for families and larger groups
Whether you are looking for a spacious holiday apartment with pool or a cozy holiday home, Alicante offers comfortable, child-friendly accommodation with plenty of space for a sunny, relaxing holiday with family or friends. From modern city apartments to finca-style vacation rentals with Mediterranean gardens, there is something for every taste. Some properties are located close to the beach or near the Castell de la Santa Barbara, others are located in northwestern districts just outside the tourist centre.
Holidays in Alicante
Location and orientation
Alicante is after Valencia with over 300.000 inhabitants the second largest city of the Comunidad Valenciana (Autonomous Region Valencia) and lies in the southeast of Spain. Due to the mild climate and the fantastic sandy beaches of the port city, Alicante is a popular holiday centre all year round, especially for bathing tourists. Surrounded by a typical Mediterranean hilly landscape, Alicante borders directly on the Mediterranean Sea to the east. The offshore island Tabarca also belongs to the city.Mediterranean city on the Costa Blanca
Not only the numerous beaches in the bay of Alicante, but also its typical Mediterranean harbour with the palm-fringed lively promenade "Explanada de Espangna" and the pretty old town with the Santa Cruz quarter make this sunny city on the Costa Blanca so attractive. One of its landmarks is the castle of Santa Barbara, which sits on the hill Benacantil high above the city.
Travelers and Activities
With excellent conditions for water sports such as scuba diving, surfing or sailing and a variety of extensive, fine sandy beaches, Alicante has become an Eldorado for beach holidaymakers in recent decades. The special: The beaches and bathing waters are of excellent quality and are awarded the EU Blue Flag every year. From the bustling city beach El Postiguet right in the centre to quiet beaches such as La Almadraba and Urbanova or the Doggy Beach Playa de Aguamarga, everyone will find their favourite spot here.Alicante for families
Alicante is a worthwhile holiday destination for the whole family and has an excellent tourist infrastructure with clean, supervised beaches and special water sports for children. In addition, numerous adventure parks in the region such as Aqualandia or Terra Mitica in Benidorm as well as the Rio Safari Zoo in Elche offer lots of fun and variety.
The city of Alicante is traditionally Catalan and is called "Alacant" by its Catalan-speaking inhabitants.
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One of the most famous popular festivals in Alicante is the Hogueras de San Huan, the traditional St. John's bonfires. Every year around the solstice (14-24 June), the city's squares are colourfully decorated and celebrations are held around the clock. In addition, imaginative papier-mâché figures will be set up, which will be effectively burned during the night of 24 June. An authentic spectacle worth seeing.Day trip to the island of Tabarca
The small island of Tabarca, a few kilometres from Alicante, was once a pirate's nest and was later declared a marine reserve because of its exceptional flora and fauna. A nice destination for a day trip where you can visit the local museum, take walks or go swimming. In the port of Alicante crossings are offered all year round.Taste the culinary specialities of the region
Gourmets get their money's worth on a holiday in Alicante. The region offers not only excellent wines from the Monastrell grape, but is also known for its red prawns, salted fish or the traditional rice dish Caldero. Who likes it sweet should try the typical nougat confection Turron or the cake Coca boba.