Alicante has been included among the 10 most romantic destinations in Spain for a Valentine’s Day getaway. In the lead up to 14 February, holiday rentals search portal Holidu analysed a total of 57 Spanish cities to determine which ones are the most appealing for a memorable romantic getaway.
While conceding that cities such as Rome, Paris and Venice might be the first ones to come to mind when most couples are planning a Valentine’s Day holiday, Holidu noted that Spain was also home to many enchanting locations.
“Love and romance have forged our history and identity, so much so that we can see this reflected in countless corners in all the towns and cities of Spain. Among them we discovered which ones are the candidates to become authentic capitals of love.”
Toledo in Castilla La Mancha (central Spain) headed their top-10 list, followed by Salamanca and Granada, while Alicante was seventh.
Referring to the gateway to the Costa Blanca, Holidu said, “If you want to surprise the person you love most on Valentine’s Day, Alicante is the perfect city to make that surprise unforgettable. Caressed by a privileged climate, Alicante is the ideal destination for couples who would like a few days of relaxation on the shores of the Mediterranean, enjoying the many outdoor activities that the city offers.
“If you are a couple who are more into discovering heritage and culture, the city also has endless museums and historical landmarks. And all of this is accompanied by delicious romantic restaurants, excellent establishments to choose the best gifts, and world-class romantic hotels.”
For a special treat, the portal recommends renting a small sailboat and heading out onto the tranquil waters of the Mediterranean for a couple of hours in the afternoon.
Holidu’s Top-10 Romantic Destinations in Spain
Valentine’s Gift Cards from Ryanair
Meanwhile, one of the main low-cost airlines servicing Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández Airport, Ryanar, is inviting couples to “Fly On The Wings Of Love”.
“With the most romantic day of the year just days away, Ryanair has the perfect gift for those last-minute shoppers looking to impress their special someone this Valentine’s Day – Ryanair gift cards.”
Couples can choose from Ryanair’s 230-plus destinations (including Alicante) across 37 countries. The gift cards start at £25 and are delivered straight to the client’s inbox, “making them an ideal last-minute gift that will have your loved one flying high this Valentine’s Day”.