There's a great range of accommodation to choose from too so whether you like to stay in a family friendly resort, posh hotel or cute villa, you'll find the right deal for you.
Alicante is also served by Alicante Rail Station so wherever you are travelling from, your Spanish escapade is well within reach. There's so much on offer outside the city limits too so be sure to arrange car hire for an unforgettable trip.
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Things to See and Do in Alicante
Alicante plays host to a number of festivals throughout the year and a day spent taking in the cultural delights will be sure to stay with you. Visit El Palmeral Park over the summer months and enjoy the 'Summer in the Parks' festival bursting with activities fit for all the family!
Castillo de San Fernando once served as a prison and provides an interesting afternoon for those who wish to discover it. As one of the biggest medieval fortresses in the country, it will prove a truly fascinating addition to your itinerary. Situated high above the city, you can also enjoy fantastic views across Alicante and the harbour.
With a large number of excellent golf course in the area, why not indulge in a round of golf? With so many courses to choose from, you are sure to find one that is suitably challenging!
If you want to inject more culture into your trip, visit Alicante's museums and art galleries. The Archaeological Museum, for example, is brimming with 80,000 artefacts whilst the Gravina Museum of Fine Arts fills three floors. The Old Town area, characterised by winding narrow streets is a joy to explore too.
Day Trips From Alicante
Optimise the opportunities and explore the variety of local attractions from the Mundomar Animal Park to the Algar Waterfalls, both of which you can reach in less than an hour with a rental car.
Halfway between Alicante and Valencia you will find the popular harbour town of Denia. Feast on some sweet treats, visit the popular castle, and hit the shops!
Why not head north along the coast to the popular town of Calpe, around 75km away? It's great for swimming and slightly quieter than the beaches of Alicante. You'll also be impressed by the huge Penon de lfach, which can be found in one of the smallest natural parks in Spain. The vast rock towers over Calpe and you can even climb it if you're feeling active enough.
Drive to the Tossal Mountains, revel in the breathtaking scenery and partake in the countless activities available here. Marvel at the vast range of amazing countryside.
Murcia is relatively close by and will only take you around 50 minutes to travel to. It's a beautiful historical city and from here you can head to the popular Mar Menor which is not only beautiful but perfect for water sports.
Take a short half an hour drive to the town of Santa Pola where you can plan a visit to the Archaeological Museum full of Roman and Iberian artefacts in the morning and stop by the traditional fish market in the afternoon.