Alicante Travel Guide

Alicante Travel Guide

Alicante is the major airport for Spanish resorts along the Costa Blanca, the main resort here being Benidorm - the largest resort in Europe. Other resorts include Albir, La Cala Finestrat, Calpe, Benissa and Moraira. Great beaches, good weather and nightlife make the Costa Blanca a favourite holiday destination.

Location

South East coast of Spain

Climate

Best months to travel are April to October. Mid summer (July and August) can be excessively hot but is cooler if you stay on the coast. Mild winters make this a year round desintation.

Currency

EURO

Time Difference

GMT + 1

Transfer Time

Time to Albir 55mins, La Cala Finestrat 60mins, Benidorm 60mins, Calpe, Benissa and Moraira 70mins

Hotels

Resort hotels are good with many facilities and can specialise in group bookings. As with all of Spain you can also rent private villas and paradores. Also available are youth hostels, guest houses and many campsites.

Attractions

The beaches along the Costa Blanca are the best in Spain. Watersports are readily available here with jet ski, sailing and diving popular with holidaymakers.

Shopping

No shortage of souvenier shops and open-air markets. Benidorm is a large resort with plenty of shops selling clothing, leather goods, local crafts, sportswear and beachwear.

Excursions

Guadalest Castle, Algar waterfall, Aitana Safari Park. Trips to the mountains, cultural and shopping trips and water parks.

Family

Families will find countless outlets here and children are well catered for in most hotels. In low season the resort is quieter and many people choose to spend the winters here

Getting Around

There is a railway between Alicante and Denia but the local buses are frequent and cheap. Car hire is recommended.