Alicante and Spain’s Costa Blanca are known for their magnificent beaches, long sunny days, crystal clear waters and dazzling whitewashed houses. This is a well deserved reputation; there are a wide range of fine golden sand beaches which are awarded blue flags year after year. However, there is much more to discover from an Alicante holiday rental villa than just the beaches.
The town of Alicante itself is a lovely town. Boasting a beautiful beach and long promenade, Alicante’s Explanada de Espana is a great place to meet for a drink or meal, which backs onto the town’s nightlife area, La Zona. The city retains a relaxed rural feel due to the vast areas of parks and open spaces. Canelejas Park is a great place to relax away from the beaches.
El Campello is an old town given a new birth by the growth of tourism in Alicante due to the cheap flights available. The old town is a mine of culture, with the old town Hall and House of Culture and many art galleries. However, the smell of fresh sea food will quickly draw you to the magnificent marina, with the beautiful backdrop of the Mediterranean. The Narrow Gorge Railway is a day trip on a romantic little train up to the resorts of Denia, Calpe and Benidorm.
An Alicante villa in Mutxamel is right on the Costa Blanca, and is surrounded by beaches and golf courses. It is a magnificent resort with modern facilities. Much of the Alicante accommodation here are luxury villas with pools or luxury apartments, perfect for an Alicante holiday.
The beaches are blissful in Alicante. Some are wide, busy and will all the facilities for water sports and beach life, others are quiet and secluded, and others have sheer cliffs at the back, and rock outcrops for climbing.
There are some beautiful natural spots around region that you can visit during your Alicante holidays. The Parque del Oueste and Parque del Morant and the hugely beautiful Palmeral all have huge areas of indigenous landscape and large leisure areas for walking, mini golf courses, bowls areas, large chess boards, and parks for skateboarding and cycling
An Alicante villa is perfectly situated for sport. There is a rich sporting culture in Alicante, and there are a large number of facilities, including the Tossal Sports Park, plenty of golf courses (including the Playa de San Juan golf course)
Alicante has over 300 days of sunshine a year, which bakes the whitewashed Alicante villas, and gives them a bright glow. July and August daily temperatures average around 25°C, whilst winters remain around 12°C during the day.
Alicante Airport (ALC) receives daily flights from 26 Airports across the UK. easyJet, Ryanair, BMIbaby, Monarch, Flybe and ThomsonFly all offer some very competitive offers on cheap flights to Alicante.
Ryanair, easyJet, Monarch and Thomson operate regular flights to Alicante from London. Flights to Alicante from Manchester can be found on Monarch, Ryanair, easyJet and Thomson. For cheap flights to Alicante check flight comparison websites.