Alicante

From the wonderful beaches to the fabulous parks to the exquisite cuisines, Alicante is indeed home to a wide selection of places to unwind. The renowned city is one of Spain’s fastest developing locations with tourism as its major source of income. There’s no gainsaying the fact that this appealing tourist attraction pays tribute to grace and style. For those that appreciate nature, making Alicante their next port of call would certainly be a great idea.  

As an historical Mediterranean seaport, the city is blessed with the savour of the sea. In fact, the memorable festivities, beach life, Mediterranean Sea and parks and gardens among many other things make the city such a beauty to behold and a pleasure to visit. Visiting this famous city without a stop at its trade fair centres, shopping malls, museums, etc. would make your trip incomplete.

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Why visit Alicante ?


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The home of hospitality

A perfect recreational haven, finds itself well situated between the mountains and the sea

Many people see Alicante as the friendliest of all the Valencian cities. It has a favourable location as well as a mild and comfortable climate. Alicante showers its visitors with so much love, care and affection, which is reflected in the wide range of both local and international cuisines that the city offers. What to eat can never be an issue of worry in Alicante as there are exquisite dishes such as stewed fish or caldero, rice in fish broth, also known as el arroz a banda, rice with baked egg on top also called el arroz con costra and squid in its own ink, otherwise referred to as arroz negro.  

Inhabitants of Alicante enjoy a combination of two major ingredients in their diet – rice and fish - and hence, most of their meals are prepared with these basic items. Other dishes which usually serve as appetisers include salted sea food. Some of the common types are tuna roe or mojama; cod or bacalao; roe or huevas; dried octopus or pulpo seco; anchovies or anchoas and finally bonito roe also called melva. In order to have a good balanced diet, some local fruits are also available at fair prices. A number of Alicante’s restaurants offer excellent meals, including snacks such as local ice cream. When in Alicante do not hesitate to shop for assorted wines around the La Marina district, Vinalpó & Rancios and Generosos areas.  

Festivals are a way of life for the Alicante people. The most common of them is the Bonfires of Saint John, which is held during the summer at the end of June. A week after, more fun awaits the people on the urban beach called Playa del Postiguet, who engage themselves in activities known as ‘seven nights of fireworks and contests’.  

A festival also worthy of mention is the Moros Cristianos usually held in Altozano or the San Blas district, where the amount of fun derived from such activities is immeasurable. A prominent festivity in Alicante is the Romeria, otherwise known as a pilgrimage, which is usually held on the second Thursday after the eight weeks that precede Easter. All these festivities normally constitute the centre of attraction for both locals and tourists, and if you go to Alicante you will certainly not be short of festivities and entertainment to enjoy.

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