As the gateway to the famous Costa Blanca, Alicante has long been a British favourite destination in Spain. It offers visitors a wonderful mixture of stunning sandy beaches, history, first class shopping, fantastic golf courses and mind-blowing night life, making it a truly universal destination.
If you choose to stay within Alicante itself, this dynamic city with its fantastic cultural and gastronomic offering will not disappoint. Wander along its seafront, enjoy some of the freshest seafood available and simply relax with a coffee at a terrace café. Although undoubtedly a city which caters for tourists, take a stroll through the historic buildings and whitewashed houses set on the narrow streets of the Alicante Old Town to see the more traditional side of the city. Also, to enjoy a truly fantastic view of Alicante, climb or take the lift to the Santa Barbara Castle sitting on rock 166 metres above the city.
However, the main reason people fly to Alicante is to visit the 120 mile-long Mediterranean coastline of Costa Blanca and enjoy its beautiful beaches, renowned resorts and also discover its hidden gems. The obvious destination on Costa Blanca is Benidorm; famous for its unbeatable night life and easy going nature. Whether you want to relax on the fantastic beaches of Levante and Pontiente, wander through the cobbled streets of its old town or have a fun-packed day out at giant amusement park of Terra Mítica, Benidorm has it all.
For a quieter break away from the crowds, why not visit Jávea, one of the Costa Blanca’s more relaxed port-side towns. Simply imagine wandering through the narrow streets and whitewashed houses, having excellent seafood paella with a glass of wine. What's more there are countless hidden gems within Costa Blanca just waiting to be discovered.