If you’ve been looking into the prospect of moving to Spain, either to permanently relocate or to find your dream holiday home, you won’t be short of options when it comes to Alicante!

There is a wide range of benefits for both visiting and living in Alicante, which we can’t wait to share with you in our latest blog. Keep on reading to find out everything there is to do in Alicante.

About Alicante Spain

A beautiful port city located on Spain’s South-eastern Costa Blanca, Alicante is home to picturesque, coloured homes dotted along cobbled streets, stunning beaches, and unforgettable landscapes.

The area has been inhabited for as many as 7000 years, with the first tribes of hunter-gatherers moving down from Central Europe between 5000 and 3000 BC.

Since then, the Port of Alicante has established itself as one of the most important ports in Spain, especially for cruises.

Alicante, thanks to its diverse atmosphere, is the perfect place for couples, young professionals, and families alike, and provides constant entertainment all year-round.

Is Alicante worth visiting?

While we may be bias, Alicante is definitely worth visiting.

Alicante has something to offer every kind of tourist, whether you’re looking to enjoy the hustle and bustle of a city break, sprawl out under the sun on one of the many gorgeous beaches or soak up the rich history and culture, you certainly won’t be disappointed with your trip to Alicante.

Alicante weather

Of course, the weather in Alicante is simply glorious all-year round, with hot sunny summers and mild winters, with the average temperatures ranging anywhere from 11.5°C (52.5°F) in January to 26°C (79°F) in August.

Whether you want to bask under the heat of the summer sun for the duration of the summer holidays or escape from the dreary British winter weather, Alicante will always be ready to welcome you with hours of sunshine.

What is there to do in Alicante?

As you can expect, there is a wide range of things to do in and around Alicante, such as major tourist attractions and hidden gems.

To give you a little taste of what to expect, we’ve put together a list of the top six things to do in and around Alicante.

Soak up the sun on Alicante beaches

Home to many bustling seaside resorts, you can rest assured you’ll find a fantastic beach on the 200 kilometres of coastline, merely an hour away from Alicante.

For example, Playa la Fustera is dreamy stretch of golden sand located just a short drive away from Alicante and is absolutely perfect for couples and families who are looking to spend the day on a quiet, clean, and family friendly beach.

Additionally, Playa del Portet is a larger beach surrounded by lush greenery and is right near a selection of restaurants and bars which is ideal for families with children who prefer to have accessible amenities nearby.

If you’re looking for a little bit of action and adventure with your beach trip, Playa de la Garanadella offers plentiful snorkelling and diving opportunities thanks to the calm, clear waters of this stunning cove.

View Alicante from the Caste of Santa Barbara

Nestled on the top of Benacantil mountain, the Castle of Santa Barbara not only gives you a glimpse into what life is like in Alicante many years ago, but also grants you with panoramic views of Alicante.

If you want to make the climb on foot, we recommend you visit during the early hours of the morning before the sun reaches its peak.

Take a leisurely stroll across the Explanada de España

Taking you through old-town and continuing across the city seafront, the marbled promenade of Explanada de España can give you a real sense of Alicante and its unique ambience.

Seek shade from the sun under the palm trees as you take in the sights and smells of the city and visit one of the many market stalls along the way.

Did you know that for most Spanish families, a walk along the promenade is an essential part of their lifestyle? Should you make the move to Alicante, you can expect to meet many locals along the way.

Treat your tastebuds to the local cuisine

If there’s anything you can expect from Alicante, it’s the amazing selection of food and beverages.

Spain is famed for its cuisine, and you can find a wide range of local delicacies to try, either from street food vendors or family-owned restaurants.

Particularly, rice and fish-based dishes are popular in the region of Alicante, so if you’re looking for fresh, wholesome meals, you won’t be short of options.

Below are some of the top regional dishes of Alicante:

  • Paella
  • Turron
  • Denia prawns
  • Arroz a banda
  • Bunnuelo
  • Olla Churra
  • Salazones

Be sure to ask for one of these dishes from any one of the local restaurants!

Discover more about Alicante’s origins

If you’re a history buff, then you’ll love a trip to the Archaeological Museum, where you can see first-hand how metal items were forged, witness the beauty and intricacy of sculptures and ceramics and marvel at the many displays that depict what life was like before our time.

Relax and unwind with a game of golf

With an abundance of golf courses dotted across Alicante, you’ll easily be able to find the perfect course to spend a good few hours perfecting your swing and practicing your putting.

For example, The Las Colinas Golf and Country Club is home to a simply stunning 18-hole golf course, with spawling greens that are surrounded by natural beauty, allowing you to play a quiet and peaceful round of golf, either on your won or with company.

Luxury villas in Spain, Alicante

With so many benefits associated with living in Alicante, such as the plethora of activities and things to do for everyone in the family, making the move to sunny Spain is a no-brainer!

Luckily, there is a wide selection of luxury villas in Spain, including the gorgeous Alicante, such as the ones located at the Las Colinas Golf and Country Club.

To discover what luxury properties we have available, such as some of the villas for sale in Alicante, get in touch with a member of the team today to discuss your exciting new investment.