When you jet off to Spain for a break with the family, friends or your partner, you’re pretty much guaranteed sunshine, sangria and stunning sunsets. Whether you’re an art lover, wine connoisseur, or a parent in search of a travel destination to suit both the kids and adults, consider booking a holiday to Alicante in 2021. Located in the province of Alicante, this picturesque port city is distinctive in appearance, with the colourful houses and vibrant old town creating a scenic setting.
Panoramic views of the Mediterranean coast can be admired from the medieval landmark of Castillo de Santa Bárbara, which is one of many time-worn landmarks dotted around the province. As if the plazas, parks and flawless boulevards aren't enough to tempt you into booking a holiday to Alicante, the fact that the island of Tabarca sits just off the coast sure will be. Originally named ‘Lucentum’ – or ‘City of Light’ – Alicante boasts modern conveniences and a historic quarter, so you really can get the best of both worlds when you jet off to this Costa Blanca paradise.
Your guide to Alicante holidays
Parks, wildlife, landmarks – Alicante has it all. The many attractions located around this Spanish holiday resort include the Castle of Santa Barbara, Malaga Cathedral and St. Mary's Church. Built between the 14th and 16th century, the Gothic-style church is a reflection of the area's past. These aren’t the only sightseeing spots worth checking out during your holiday in Alicante though. Make sure you schedule some time to visit the town hall of Alicante, Canelobre Caves and the Co-Cathedral of Saint Nicolás of Bari during your trip.
Alicante is blessed with 244 kilometres of coastline, so even if you’re planning a holiday to Alicante during peak season, you’re guaranteed to find an uncrowded cove to sunbathe on. Sailors, divers and surfers make their way to this Spanish resort every year to get their water sports fix at popular beaches like San Juan de Alicante. This beach extends from a traditional fishing village to a rocky cape. Bathe on the sand or rent a kayak at San Juan, which is easily accessible from Guardamar del Segura, El Portet and Santa Pola's beaches. Benidorm is just a 40-minute drive away, so you also have the option to swim and jet ski at Poniente and Levante beach.
Prices last checked at 1:58 PM January 19, 2021