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Perfect for a romantic break for two or a family holiday with a difference, the city of Alicante boasts the best of both Spanish culture and beaches.
With tapas restaurants, romantic beaches and long sunny evenings, Alicante is perfect for a couples' city break.
If you want a city break by the sea, or fancy a beach holiday with lots of culture, Alicante has historic buildings, a strong Spanish atmosphere and a gorgeous sandy coastline.
Couples can stay in the centre of Alicante or find great deals on hotels in the city's outskirts. Choose your perfect Alicante hotel with lowcostholidays.com.
Explore Costa Blanca's rich history with the kids in Alicante.
Families on holiday in the Costa Blanca will love a trip to its main city. Explore the markets along the palm-tree lined boulevard before spending a long afternoon on the child-friendly beach.
There are fun theme parks close by and other resorts are easily reached via the tram train that runs along the coast.
Friends and couples visiting Alicante will love the city's diverse and vibrant nightlife.
Have a traditional Spanish night out in Alicante; start with a late meal before heading to one of the many bars serving up cheap beers and lavish cocktails.
Most people don't head to the clubs until after mid-night; in Alicante you'll find intimate venues playing the best of Europop with free entry and open until sunrise.
The Pueblo Acantatilado overlooks Alicante from the beautiful cliffs in the El Campello area.
Enjoy stunning views, a ten-minute walk to the beach and luxury rooms at this hotel.
Couples will love the hotel's spa centre with a Jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish bath and massage therapies.
Albahia Tennis and Business Hotel
- Great for: Business Travellers & Couples
The smart Albahia Tennis Hotel is perfect for tennis lovers (hence the name) with nine courts for you to practice your serve on.
There is also a beach close by, free Wi-Fi, conference room and modern gym for guests to enjoy.
Albir Playa Hotel and Spa
- Great for: Couples and Families
This elegant hotel is found between Altea(/spain/costa-blanca/altea-holidays.htm) and [Benidorm and Benidorm, close to the attractions in Alicante.
With swimming pools, Mediterranean cuisine and modern rooms, it's perfect for that special Spanish holiday with the family or as a couple, within easy reach of Alicante.
Beaches in Alicante
The main beach in Alicante is the Playa del Postiguet, a kilometre long stretch of golden sand and blue waters.
Families, couples and everyone who likes to bask in the Spanish sun will love Alicante’s beaches.
This beautiful beach is backed by a promenade lined with shops and cafes where you can find refreshment.
Beaches around Alicante
- Playa de la Albufereta - is northwest of Alicante but is great for those looking for something more secluded, with sandy shores, rocky outcrops and shallow waters.
- Playa de San Juan - is 10km outside of Alicante and is one of the best in Spain. It’s 7km long and a kilometre wide, meaning there’s always room even in the busy summer time.
- Playa de la Almadraba - is a hidden beach with dark sands and rocky outcrops next to Playa de la Albufereta; it’s great for snorkeling.
Water Sports in Alicante
If you want to have an adventure holiday in Alicante, take advantage of the water sports on offer.
You’ll find windsurfing, jet skiing, boat trips, scuba diving, surfing and paragliding on the beaches in and around Alicante.
The beautiful Mediterranean waters are great for water sprots and you’ll find sailing and diving centres dotted along the Alicante coast.
Explore the different barrios (districts) of Alicante to really find the hidden cultural treasures of the city.
In the Santa Cruz district you'll find some of the oldest buildings in Alicante and the beautiful old Plaza del Carmen.
Discover the Torreon de la Ampollo, one of the old towers that was used to defend the city that has amazing views of the city and sea.
The castle of Santa Barbara is a massive medieval fortress that overlooks Alicante from its impressive cliff-top position.
Parks like El Palmeral and Canalejas Park offer holidaymakers green oases in the city, while grand buildings like the town hall and cathedral offer the chance to take in some of Alicante's rich history.
Whatever your taste and budget, Alicante's range of traditional Spanish coast and international restaurants won’t disappoint.
Discover charming tapas bars and courtyard eateries in the centre of the city.
Along the boulevard by the sea, the al fresco restaurants specialise in seafood and rice dishes; try tasty paella, mussels and fresh fish before sampling the local dessert, turron de Alicante.
There are plenty of fast-food places to grab lunch or a quick bite and don't miss the amazing ice-cream shops along the boulevard selling every flavour of ice-cream and sorbet imaginable.
Find traditional souvenirs at the markets or delve into the designer boutiques in Alicante.
The main spot for shopping in Alicante is the Rambla de Menez Nunes, where there is a range of traditional shops and familiar brands.
Alicante is great for finding jewellery, leather bags and Spanish pottery.
From beach parties to intimate wine bars, you'll find a night out in Alicante that suits your style.
Around the El Puerto, El Barrio and Esplanada areas you'll find a whole host of bars and clubs offering everything from Spanish music to electronica, while the 'chiringuitos' built along the beaches are the perfect place to grab a cocktail on the beach.