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Alicante: Destination Overview

Alicante is a beautiful city in Spain; many people go there for their holidays. It's by the sea, so there are many lovely beaches where people love to relax and have fun in the water. There are also old castles and pretty streets to explore. Travellers can try tasty Spanish food at local restaurants and join in one of the festivals.

And don't forget about the food! Alicante has delicious dishes like paella and tapas that you have to try.

  • Currency: In Alicante, people use euros to buy things.
  • Language: People speak Spanish and Valenciano.
  • Timezone: It is GMT+2.
  • Flight Duration: If you're flying from London, it only takes about 4 hours and 25 minutes to get to Alicante via a connecting flight.

If you are looking for holidays to Alicante in 2024, Zippy Holidays can help you make it happen. Whether you want to stay in a small hotel or dine at luxurious restaurants, we have the perfect package holiday to Alicante. So why wait? Book with Zippy Holidays today.

Top Beaches In Alicante

You can't visit Alicante without going to the beach! The sand is soft, the water is clear, and there are lots of fun things to do. Travellers can build sandcastles, swim, or tan in the sun. Plus, the views are amazing!

Here are the top beaches in Alicante:

  • Playa del Postiguet: This beach is super nice. It's not too big, just 1 km long, and the water is like a beautiful blue swimming pool. You can even visit Santa Bárbara castle from here if you like exploring.
  • Playa de San Juan: Families love this beach because it's great for kids. The water is not too deep, and many yummy restaurants are nearby. Moreover, it's huge, so even if there are many people, you can find a quiet spot to chill.
  • Playa del Saladar: This beach is a bit of a secret. It's not as famous, but that's what makes it special. It's peaceful, and the sand is soft.
  • Playa de la Albufereta: It used to be a harbour a long time ago! Now, it's a calm place with palm trees and clear water. You can even see some fancy boats nearby.
  • Playa del Portet: If you're not a fan of big waves, this is the place for you. The water here is really calm and safe for swimming. And after a swim, you can enjoy snacks from the nearby restaurants.
  • Almadraba Beach: This beach is famous for its beautiful sunsets. Imagine chilling on the sand and watching the sky turn orange and pink. It's magical!

Getting to these beaches is easy peasy. You can take a tram or bus from the city centre, and once you're there, you can walk around and explore different beaches.

What You Can Do On Your Alicante Holidays

Here's what travellers can enjoy on their holiday to Alicante if they book with us.

Explore the City

Travellers can visit Castillo de Santa Barbara, a big castle on a hill, from which they can see the whole city and the sea. Then, they can visit Barrio de la Santa Cruz in the evening. It's a neighbourhood with bars where travellers can get yummy drinks like cocktails and sangria. It's a great way to experience Alicante's nightlife.

You can sit outside peacefully or dance the night away, your choice.

World-Class Museums

If you're into museums, Alicante has some cool ones. Check out the Archaeological Museum of Alicante. It has stuff from long ago, like old pots and tools. But the best part is that you can touch some things and even play games.

Lush Natural Wonders

Take a guided tour of the Canelobre Caves. These underground caves are full of rocks, and you'll feel like you're in a secret world! The tour guides know about the caves and can tell interesting facts.

Sample the Local Food

Alicante has yummy Spanish tapas and fresh seafood. You can eat by the beach or in cosy little restaurants. There are many flavours, like salty olives, crispy calamari, and sweet churros. Booking our all-inclusive holidays allows you to enjoy all types of foods without worrying about additional costs.

What Are The Best Hotels In Alicante?

Looking for cheap Alicante holidays? Let's look at some awesome hotels that won't be very heavy on your pocket.

  • Hotel Boutique Alicante Palacete S.XVII: Each room is cosy and cute, with many Spanish decorations that make you feel like royalty. And their rooftop is the cutest thing ever! From up there, you can see the whole city and the sparkling sea.
  • Hotel Hospes Amerigo: Ever wanted to stay in a place with a cool history? Hotel Hospes Amerigo is your spot! The rooms are comfy, and the spa is amazing.
  • Hotel Melia Alicante: It's right by the beach, so you can roll out of bed and onto the sand in no time. And when you're not at the beach, chill on the rooftop and soak in the sunsets.
  • Hotel Maya Alicante: It's near all the cool stuff in Alicante, so you can walk to lots of fun places. After a day of sightseeing, you can kick back by the pool or grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant.

So, Book Our Holiday Packages Now!

Planning a holiday can feel like solving a puzzle. But don't worry! Zippy Holidays is here to help and explain why booking your Alicante holiday with us is super smart.

  • You don't have to pay everything upfront.
  • You can count on us because we're ATOL-protected.
  • We offer the best prices, even on last-minute holidays to Alicante.
  • If you want to talk to someone, our friendly agents are ready to help.
  • With our promise to beat any price quote you've got, you're getting the best deals.
  • We'll ensure your Alicante package holiday is perfect with add-ons like transport and attraction tickets.


Alicante is super family-friendly, with plenty of activities to entertain the little ones. Build sandcastles on the beach, visit thrilling theme parks, or embark on a fun-filled adventure exploring the city's hidden gems.

If you love sunshine and warm weather, spring is your best bet. But if you're a heat-seeker, go in summer.

Absolutely! It is safe. However, remember to monitor your belongings and use common sense, like anywhere else in the world.

If you're from the UK, then a visa is not required for stays of up to 90 days.

The longer, the better! But if you're short on time, aim for at least three to five days to soak up the essence of Alicante.

When in Alicante, do as the locals do! Embrace the laid-back lifestyle, say "Hola" to everyone you meet, and indulge in delicious Spanish cuisine.