Do you fancy a little sightseeing, plus relaxing on the beach? Alicante is a magical destination for those looking for a mixture of city and sand. Golf lovers can find some fantastic courses here, too.

Alicante is also a city steeped in history. Signs of former times and civilisations can be spotted in every corner of the city, whether these be Roman remains, Iberian relics or testimonies to the time of Arabian rule, which are reflected in many monuments around Alicante. Traditions and festivals are also part and parcel of the city.

Alicante not only boasts a wonderful climate and fantastic beaches, but its charming Old Town is also home to a wide range of places of interest, cosy cafés, and restaurants. And the city is not only reputed for its pleasant temperatures, but also for its laid-back, warm-hearted citizens, who are known for their hospitality.

There's no arguing that Alicante is a popular tourist destination. However, it's easy to see why this charming, compact city with its beautiful beaches has become such a popular resort on the Costa Blanca.

City Facts

  • Location

    Capital city of the Mediterranean province of the same name.

  • Population

    Approx. 332,100

  • Size

    Approx. 201 km²

  • Public transport

    Very well-developed tram and bus network.

  • Climate

    Mild and stable climate with hot summers and mild winter months.

  • Best time to visit

    Spring and autumn are very pleasant; travel possible all year round.

  • Good to know

    One of the city's specialities is Turrón, which is traditionally made from almonds, egg white and honey.

  • Nice to know

    Alacant, the Catalan name for the city, can be explained by the fact that Catalan was the main language spoken in Alicante at the beginning of the 20th century.

  • Airport

    Aeropuerto de Alicante-Elche around 12 kilometres south of Alicante.

  • Bus

    The bus service C-6 departs from in front of the arrivals hall. It leaves for the city centre every 40 minutes – journey time around 40 minutes. Most visitors use hired buses for their transfer.

  • Taxi

    There are taxi stands in front of the arrival hall. This is the quickest way to get into the city.