Top areas in Alicante - Costa Blanca
Alicante - Costa Blanca
The beautiful Valencian city of Alicante is an ancient Mediterranean port that has seen the rise and fall of many great powers, including the Romans and the Moors. Today Alicante is a wonderful destination with something to offer everyone: archeological sites, lovely beaches, historic neighborhoods, great food and a thriving nightlife. Golf is also a popular pastime here, and golf fans will find many Alicante hotels are within easy of Campo de Golf El Plantio.
The earliest evidence of Alicante's inhabitants dates back to 5000BC. Greek and Phoenician artifacts from 1000BC have also been found around Mount Benacantil and history aficionados will find much to intrigue them at the Archaeological Museum of Alicante. Alicante itself is very well preserved, it's heritage apparent to all who venture through the historic city center. Some hotels in Alicante city center are housed in converted heritage buildings that date back hundreds of years.
Sun seekers can head to El Postiguet Beach. Just outside the city center, this beach features a busy promenade, swaying palm trees and is a popular meeting place for locals, even after dark. Visitors on a budget will find some convenient Alicante accommodation by the beach and on the breakwater, which have good access to the city center as well.
For more information on hotels and landmarks in the different areas of Alicante, click on the interactive Alicante map on the left-hand side of the page.