The vibrant city of Alicante not only boasts some of the most hospitable people I’ve come across in Spain but it’s also a city rich in history, culture, stunning beaches, luxurious resorts, impressive landmarks, big shopping malls, and wonderful nightclubs.
Here are some things to see and do whilst visiting the city of Alicante…
Meals and Accommodation
When it comes to eating and sleeping, Alicante definitely has a lot to offer. With the help of my mobile, it was very easy for me to get what I wanted all the time.
I checked out the local resources on the Holiday Hypermarket website, and found a list of a variety of great restaurants with the most attractive deals for visitors.
Some of the best restaurants I enjoyed included the Tribeca Music Bar, Restaurante Amilia, La Sirena, Restaurante Raco del Pla, Marco Polo and La Barra de Cesar Anca. Great food if a little pricey sometimes.
Alicante’s coast is lined with very stunning sandy beaches including Playa del Postiguet, Playa del Coco, Playa de la Albufereta, Playa de la Almadraba, Playa de San Juan and Cabo de las Huertas.
Each of these beaches has its own unique characteristics defining its beauty and worth. My favourite beach is Playa del Postiguet.
The beach is located a few metres from the city centre and is easily accessible by bus or on foot. With its fine white sand and crystal clear waters, it offers some great activities including snorkelling, swimming, surfing and fishing. You can’t help but love the beaches here.
Landmarks and Buildings
Alicante is home to some of the oldest and most impressive buildings in Spain.
They are so many that I had to take some time to plan where to start and end my tour. With the help of the resources on Hypermarket Holiday, I was able to make very careful choices going from one place to another.
Some of the most outstanding landmarks that caught my attention included Balcón del Mediterráneo, Arena Promenade, Dique de Levante Breakwater, Arenal de Petrel, Plaza y Parada de Tranvía, Castillo de Santa Barbara and Mediaeval Historic Centre.
There really is something for everyone here and it’s worth spending a bit of time checking out these great local landmarks.
Before leaving Alicante, I had to find out more about its wonderful history by visiting some of the museums and art galleries. Museo de Belenes, Museo de Bellas Artes Gravina, Museo Taurino, Lucentum Archaeological Site, Museo Alicantino de Arte Contemoraneo, Mubag Gravina Fine Arts Museum and Museo de Fogueres all house some of the oldest Italian artefacts and historical facts.
There is a fascinating history surrounding Alicante which many tourists tend to skip, heading instead to the wonderful beaches (although who can blame them).
But do take some time out of your schedule to discover the museums and the many old buildings and, of course, enjoy the local food. It’s great!
Written by Mike James