Alicante
Alicante

Alicante

In the Spanish port city of Alicante, beauty rhymes with authenticity.

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From 05/04/2019 to 12/04/2019

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5 good reasons to go

A cultural crossroads
A cultural crossroads
Alicante is home to architectural remains, left behind by its successive inhabitants. The Romans, Arabs, Castilians and French all added to the city in their own way. Resulting in a delightfully varied backdrop: the Gothic church, Baroque City Hall, Herrera-style cathedral and more! The city has been able to preserve the testimonies of its past.
A dip in the Mediterranean
A dip in the Mediterranean
Your direct flight from Bordeaux will take you straight to the Costa Blanca beaches. San Juan, El Postiguet and many others are certified Blue Flag beaches for their high environmental quality. The coves near Alicante and beaches on Tabarca island are perfect if you are looking for wild landscapes.
Time to party
Time to party
Alicante is a lively city which lives at the rhythm of the religious celebrations and festivals. The Holy Week, the festival of Moors and Christians and the festival of Saint John for instance attract huge crowds of locals and travellers. Taking part is the perfect opportunity to experience another side of Spanish culture.
Caliente flavours
Caliente flavours
Rice is used in many of Alicante’s specialities. Be it with fish, seafood, meat or vegetables...rice can be served in a thousand different ways! Tapas are also enjoyed by everyone. For dessert, locals in Alicante prepare their cakes and treats with dried fruit, citrus fruit and honey.
Escaping into Spain’s countryside
Escaping into Spain’s countryside
Nature-lovers must explore Alicante’s surrounding natural parks. El Fondo, Carrascal de la Font Roja and Salinas de Santa Pola are all perfect for taking in the native fauna and flora. The pathways through the parks will lead you to discover the many protected species.

To see / do

Culture and history

The castle, an impressive lookout

The castle, an impressive lookout

Perched on Mount Benacantil, the Santa Bárbara castle watches over Alicante. The castle dates back to the 9th century, at the time of Muslim control. Restructured and bombarded numerous times, the castle still has its dungeons and outhouses. Its most remarkable gem is the view that visitors can enjoy from the top of the outer wall.

In the footsteps of our ancestors

The Archaeological Museum of Alicante (MARQ) received the European Museum of the Year Award in 2004. Only recently renovated, it is home to a large collection of antique pieces found during the excavation of the Roman city of Lucentum. From prehistoric times to the Middle Ages, Alicante’s history is brought to the forefront in a playful exhibition.

Living with the Barbary pirates

Living with the Barbary pirates

Just 20 minutes away by boat from the coast of Alicante, you can reach the island of Tabarca.  Spain’s very first marine reserve seems so far away from the rest of the world. It became the hideout for the Barbary pirates, then the fortified outpost for Charles III’s kingdom. If you look closely, you will notice a few traces of these occupations in the landscape. The island can be visited on foot in just a few hours. 
 

Outings

The famous Cerveceria Sento Rambla

Tapas bring together some of the finest Spanish culinary specialities! Renowned throughout the world, these bite-sized specialities are perfect for enjoying a delicious dinner at least once during your stay in Alicante. Head to the Cerveceria Sento Rambla, one of the city’s best tapas bars. The tapas are original, reasonably-priced and served with delicious wines and beers. 

The historical area of El Barrio

The historical area of El Barrio

Just like any other Spanish city, Alicante boasts a bustling night life. Head to El Barrio for a glimpse of the warm and welcoming atmosphere. It is THE place to go to enjoy a night on the town! There are countless restaurants, tapas bars, bars and private clubs open to visitors wanting to enjoy some nice food or party.

Gastronomy

Arroz a banda, Alicante’s speciality

Arroz a banda, Alicante’s speciality

As a typical dish from Alicante, arroz a banda is simply made of rice cooked in fish stock. A touch of saffron is added, like in paella. Arroz a banda is served with aioli, a garlic sauce, and sometimes with fish for a larger meal.

Delicious coca boba

One of Alicante’s sweet specialities is coca boba. This orange-flavoured treat is very easy to make. Both moist and light, coca boba is a delight to the taste buds. It can be found in certain pastry shops or in restaurants.

Practical information

Flight duration

1h35

Time difference

0h

Currency

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Distance

721 km

Average temperature

Spring

18°C (max 28°C)

Summer

25°C (max 31°C)

Autumn

18°C (max 25°C)

Winter

12°C (max 18°C)

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