Capital of the Costa Blanca
One of Spain's most popular resorts, Alicante is today a thriving tourist destination thanks to its endless sandy beaches, stunning architecture, palm lined promenade, and picturesque scenery. The city offers visitors plenty to do, whether it’s exploring the city’s historical buildings including the Castle of Santa Barbara, to relaxing on the beaches in the Mediterranean sunshine, or simply meandering along the harbour hand in hand. The white sandy beach of San Juan is a highlight on any itinerary, the perfect location for watersports, golf, or just a swim in the warm sea.
The mild Mediterranean climate makes Alicante an ideal destination to visit and unwind all year round, not just during the peak summer season. The city is also a great place for those looking for a bustling night life, and the opportunity to party all night long until the early hours. Transportation links are also good if holidaymakers are planning to visit other towns on the Costa Blanca with regular trains and buses, or tourists can equally catch a boat to Tabarca, the only inhabited island in the Autonomous Community of Valencia. Alicante is a Spanish gem not to be missed and definitely worth including any itinerary to the east coast.