The Costa Blanca is one of the main coastal regions in Spain which is very popular with holiday makers and here is where the sought after destination of Alicante exists. The city of Alicante sits on the Mediterranean sea between Benidorm and Elche and is the second largest city in the Autonomous Community of Valencia. It is a popular destination and attracts many tourists and home seekers due to its hot summers and mild winters, with temperatures rarely falling below 16º. The city is also known for its lively nightlife and vibrant culture.

Alicante has a long and rich history. The city was founded by the Phoenicians in the 8th century BC. It later became a major Roman port. In the Middle Ages, Alicante was controlled by the Moors, who were driven out of the region in the 13th century by King James I of Aragon. Today, Alicante is a thriving modern city with much to offer visitors.

Sitting atop Mount Benacantil, the Castle of Santa Barbara still stands like a protector to Alicante. Built as a fortification for the Spanish city and surrounding area, the Castle has been witness to many sieges and battles. Now open to the public, it is well worth a day trip

The spectacular beach of San Juan is located to the north of Alicante, and falls within the two municipalities of Alicante and El Campello. Lined with restaurants, cafes and bars, the beach is considered the best beach of Alicante where one can indulge in swimming, sunbathing and adventurous water sports.

Life in Alicante is mainly centred on beaches, but most of the tourist sights are located within walking distance of the old town and the buses and trams run throughout the day to the nearby popular destinations

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing vacation or an exciting adventure, Alicante is the perfect destination.