A top flight holiday destination, lapped by Mediterranean waters,
Alicante offers splendid beaches, with a wonderful, unbeatable climate,
with an annual average temperature of 18ºC and more than 2,900 hours of
sunshine every year.The city is a mixture of traditionalism and
modernity, leisure and business, fun and studying, combining beaches and
mountains within the same urban landscape, not to mention its nearby
island, Tabarca, the only inhabited island in the Comunidad Valenciana
and home to an exquisite sealife centre.
Beaches and Coves.
8 of its beaches have been awarded European Union blue flags, for the
quality of their waters, their cleanliness and the facilities they
offer. Of these, it is particularly worth mentioning Playa de San Juan
with 8km of fine sand, considered one of the most beautiful beaches in
Alicante is home to the spectacular OAMI office block
(European Union's Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market),
overlooking the Mediterranean, as well as the Institución Ferial
Alicantina and the University of Alicante. Over the last few years the
great dynamism of its business, commerce and university has encouraged
conferences and festivities to take place there, which have gained
considerable prestige as a result of the city's professionalism.Numerous
golf courses are located on the outskirts of Alicante (Alicante Golf,
Golf Club Alenda, Campo de Golf Bonalba, and Club de Golf El Plantio),
with the nearest one situated at Playa San Juan.
club provides watersports fun for everyone and offers a whole range of
sailing and sporting activities. You can go on an excursion to the isle
of Tabarca on a motorcycle, take diving and sailing lessons, and much
more. The local cuisine plays an important role in what the city has to
offer, with paella, fish and salted meat and fish revealing the city's
The city comes alive at night.
Barrio, the name by which the old town is known, has pubs, bars and
restaurants with a friendly atmosphere, as well as nightclubs playing
live music, especially jazz. The younger people congregate in La Zona,
which backs onto the Explanada.
The Ruta de la Madera, behind the Mercado Central, offers more alternative venues.
Port offers the latest in entertainment, with a wide range of venues
that cater for everyone’s taste, whilst over the warmest months, the
Playa de San Juan becomes electric.