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Alicante

Alicante

Welcome to Alicante – the friendliest city in Spain! Alicante past present and future. Different civilizations have passed through these lands, leaving their mark which can be seen in all corners of this emblematic city. All of this adds to the appeal of this modern city with a primary focus on tourism, but also a special interest in industry and commerce. Alicante, situated on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, offers not only a great variety of services but also a wide range of cultural activities, with its museums, its festivals and its nature areas, in particular the Island of Tabarca (Mediterranean Marine Reserve). Alicante’s well-known climate and beaches make this a perfect city for spending a few pleasantly relaxing days away from it all.

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Aquopolis Torrevieja

In Aquopolis Torrevieja, you will find attractions for everyone: if you want an adrenaline rush, slide down in High Emotion. Moderate are designed for lovers of fun, which will appeal to both adults and children. All children under 10 years will have fun in the Kids Zone, MiniPark and Charmed Lake. Have a relaxing time with your family in our Sand Beach or at The VIP Area.

Address
Avenida Delfina Viudes, Torrevieja
Santa Barbara Castle

A visit to the Santa Bárbara Castle is highly recommended. Perched on top of M­ount Benacantil, at a height of 166 metres, stands one of Spain’s largest mediaeval fortresses, providing great views of Alicante’s perfect bay. Visitors can access the castle via a lift.You can also reach the castle on foot or by car. Curiously, when viewed from El Postiguet beach, Mount Benacantil looks like a human face in profile which is known as“The Moor’s Face” and is one of the city’s most emblematic images.

Address
Castillo de Santa Bárbara
Restaurante Dársena

One of the oldest restaurants in Alicante. It is located in the sports marina and it offers spectacular views of the seafront. They specialise in “paella” and Mediterranean food.

Address
C/ Marina Deportiva, Muelle Levante 6
Restaurante Nou Manolín

It is located in one of the pedestrian streets of Alicante city centre. It has a very good and varied à la carte menu and it is also considered to serve the best tapas in all of Spain.

Address
C/ Villegas, 3
El Corte Inglés

Spain’s largest chain of department stores is to be found in 53 Avenida Maisonnave and 1-3 Avda. Federico Soto. Sooner or later, everyone comes here. Take the opportunity to buy "turrones," nougat with nuts. The best price in town. You can also find Fondillon Gran Reserva 1964 here, a wine unique to the Alicante region at the reasonable price of only €13.

El Barrio

Small shops selling all types of presents, souvenirs, clothes and typical foods can be found in the narrow streets of the old town.

Alicante-Elche International Airport

Alicante’s international airport is situated 11 kilometres south of the city and is called “Alicante-Elche”. It is one of the most important airports in the country, with direct flights to 16 destinations around Spain, over 120 airports in Europe and the north of Africa, flying to a total of 23 different countries. The cheapest way to get into the centre is by urban bus C-6. A single ticket costs €3,85. The bus departs every 20 minutes and it takes around 30 minutes depending on the traffic. A taxi costs around €18 with a journey time around 10 to 15 minutes.

Passport / Visa

Spain can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.