Alicante: The Original City of Light
With its palm tree flanked boulevards, sophisticated shopping streets and renaissance architecture, Alicante is a prime choice of destination for tourists looking to experience the best of Europe's climate and culture. Whether you want to recline of the soft sands of the beautiful beaches or immerse yourself in the rich colonial history, Alicante offers an exciting attraction to perfectly tailored to your travelling needs.
Natural Wonders and Colonial Castles
Begin your day on the outskirts of the city amidst the resplendent beauty of El Palmeral Parque; cascading waterfalls and tranquil lakes are surrounded by towering palm trees and verdant plant life that will instil a sense of tranquillity within it's visitors. Stop for a refreshing fruit juice in the café before taking the metro train into the cultural heart of the city centre. Take the short stroll to the top of Mount Benacantil to visit the magnificent Castillo de Santa Barbara, considered one of the biggest Medieval fortresses in Spain. Admire the stunning city views from the summit before meandering down the slopes to feast upon the cultural banquet spread out upon the city centre. Revel in the neoclassical splendour of the San Nicolas Cathedral and the Alicante Theatre before sampling the explosive flavours of Spain's signature tapas dishes. Immerse yourself in the welcoming atmosphere of La Rambla Bar to enjoy delicious dishes of sizzling chorizo, spicy Spanish potatoes, tender grilled chicken and a refreshing jug of fruity sangria.
The Captivating Coast
Enjoy the soothing rays of the afternoon sun on some of Alicante's famed beaches; in the heart of the city lies the golden arc of Playa del Postiguet, a silken shore flanked by gently swaying palm trees, a picturesque promenade and a selection of vibrant bars. The clean, blue water is a perfect place to relax and refresh throughout the day. A short stroll along the shoreline will bring visitors to the tranquil retreat of Playa del Coco, where fisherman deliver their bursting nets of fish. The small harbour is a truly tranquil place to ruminate and reflect while watching the comings and goings of boats.
The Lavish Luxury of the Marina
For taste of lavish luxury and European glamour, visit the Alicante Marina just before the sunsets. Take the water taxi or walk over to the Panoramis Centre, a stunning glass development that houses stylish shops, refined restaurants and vibrant bars. Soar to the summit to enjoy unrivalled views of the city from the bar situated beneath its curved glass roof. As the sun stes, take a relaxing wander down to glamorous promenade in order to select one of the refined restaurants in which to dine. El Chiperon Freiduria affords gorgeous harbour views and serves fabulously fresh food in unpretentious and nautical themed surroundings. Here, seafood is a sacred speciality and the delectable dishes are testament to the chef's passion; share an enormous platter of grilled fish, freshly caught from the sea and seasoned with lemon juice and rock salt, for a wonderful end to your Spanish sojourn.