Alicante is a very special city; combining a rich cultural heritage with great beaches, fascinating museums, a beautiful harbour and an incredible castle. Alicante has an ideal location on the Mediterranean coast; perfect for outdoor activities of many types and the ultimate destination for beach lovers. The city boasts an old quarter which is rife with beautiful architecture, plus countless winding alleyways with whitewashed houses and cobblestone streets. You won’t mind getting lost in the old part of Alicante, which is a bit like a village at the centre of town. This neighbourhood is sprawled on the hillside where an elevator (or a steep climb) leads to medieval Castillo de Santa Bárbara, set on a hilltop with sweeping views of the Mediterranean coast. If you 'need a breather' you could stop off at one of the many cafes and restaurants (or enjoy the nightlife) in this part of the city.


Alicante’s refined marble promenade is decorated with thousands of tricolour marble tiles, forming a characteristic wave-effect mosaic design. The promenade is one of the most popular areas in Alicante, as - running from Puerta del Mar to Canalejas Park - it starts in the old-town and continues along the city’s seafront to the marina.


This city has all the relaxation and fun of the seaside with the history and sights you’d want from a city break.

And... with thanks to the pleasant climate, this fascinating area can be enjoyed all year round.