Capital of the Costa Blanca
The Mediterranean sunshine, and coastal location makes Alicante an ideal location for a spot of fishing. There are numerous centres which offer free carp fishing such as the Embalse de la Pedera and Alicante also offers fishing expeditions which are well worth a try. A special angling licence, which is obtainable from branches of the Caja/Caixa Rural bank, is required for fishing in reservoirs, rivers and estuaries on the Costa Blanca. There are both public and private waters on the Costa Blanca in Spain and an additional permit is required to fish in some of these.