What to do in Alicante

Whether you visit Alicante for a day, a weekend or over a long and deserved holiday, get to know about the wide range of possibilities that await you. Let yourself be guided by our suggestions and discover the city of Alicante through all five senses any time of the year.

Practical information

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Accommodation in Alicante

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How to get to Alicante

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Cruise Destination

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Highlights

Enjoying the days

Alicante is a very dynamic city with a wide-ranging cultural and leisure offer: among its museums, the MARQ Provincial Archaeological Museum is an international reference in archaeology. Santa Bárbara Castle is Alicante’s major monument and visiting it is a must. The Esplanade is the city’s iconic promenade. If you enjoy the sea, you will love San Juan beach or Tabarca Island. And if you like shopping, local trade offers remarkable products such as the finest quality leather goods and footwear, produced in the province, toys, and delicious specialties such as nougat, ice cream, Alicante PDO wines and salted fish.

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Alicante at night

La “marcha alicantina“, as Alicante ‘s nightlife is known, has become one of the city’s main attractions in itself. The choice of bars, pubs and nightclubs are mostly centred around the old quarter known locally as “el Barrio“, as well as Calle Castaños and surrounding streets. There are more bars on the marina and also an area in playa de San Juan known as the Golf Course or Laseda Gastro Village.

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Alicante with children

Alicante is ideal place if you are travelling with children. There are many things to do in the city and there is an interesting range of children’s events throughout the year. Climbing up to Santa Barbara Castle can be quite an adventure. At the Ocean Race Museum, you can sail on dry land. There are also many activities and play services on the beaches and in the parks so the kids can have loads of fun.
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Shopping in Alicante

During the day, Alicante’s boutiques offer a variety of products and specialized establishments to satisfy any need. The shopping streets are concentrated in the city centre. There are also several shopping centres spread across the metropolitan area with many shops. In addition, you will find the Central Market, the flea markets, and the craft stalls on the famous Explanada promenade.
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Sports in Alicante

Alicante is a perfect destination for outdoor sports, to play golf or for nautical activities. It has two 18-hole golf courses within its municipal area and its beaches offer numerous beach volleyball and mini soccer courts free of charge. There are also water sports hiring services for sailing, rowing, kayaking, surfing, windsurfing, etc.
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Festivals in Alicante

Alicante becomes celebration, art, fire and water during the Fiestas de San Juan bonfires; passion and folklore during Holy Week; grand show and thunderous music during the Moors and Christians fiestas; warmth and joy during its traditional festivals, and crowd fervour during the Pilgrimage of Santa Faz

Numerous fiestas run throughout the year and it is very likely that your stay will coincide with one of them. Let the Fiestas of Alicante seduce you: the joy of the city and its people will be unforgettable.
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Routes in Alicante

Alicante has an exceptional climate, with mild winters and warm summers, an average annual temperature of 18ºC and more than 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, making the city one of Spain’s tourist spots. Discover Alicante by following our suggested routes.
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Calendar of events

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A la LLum del Castell @ Castillo de Santa Bárbara
Aug 24 all-day
A la LLum del Castell @ Castillo de Santa Bárbara
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De julio a septiembre de 2019 A LA LLUM DEL CASTELL CONCIERTO CORAL UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE 12 de julio – EN ABIERTO – 21:00 h. Lugar: Plaza de Armas   NOCHES DE LUNA En abierto[...]
Aug 24 all-day
ACTIVIDADES VERANO PANORAMA EN LAS CIGARRERAS @ Las Cigarreras
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Actividades Verano Panorama Las Cigarreras Talleres, conciertos y otras actividades en julio y agosto PROGRAMACIÓN Talleres con inscripción previa Taller “Customiza tu ropa” los viernes del 5 al 26 de julio de 10 a 13 horas, en[...]
Aug 24 all-day
CANALES DE NADO EN AGUAS ABIERTAS @ PLAYA POSTIGUET | Valencian Community | España
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Alicante cuenta con dos canales de nado destinados a la práctica deportiva de la natación en aguas abiertas. Alicante cuenta con dos canales de nado delimitados para practicar natación en aguas abiertas, dentro de la zona de baño, en[...]
Aug 24 all-day
Exposiciones en Alicante @ Alicante | Xalapa Enríquez | Veracruz | México
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Exposiciones en Museos y Centros Culturales de Alicante Consultar fechas, horarios y precios MARQ, MUSEO ARQUEOLÓGICO PROVINCIAL DE ALICANTE Mayas. El enigma de las ciudades perdidas. La exposición nos sumerge en la selva, cuna de[...]
GUIDED TOUR GUADALEST AND GRILLED SAUSAGES @ Guadalest | Guadalest | Comunidad Valenciana | España
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From the city of Alicante we will head for Guadalest in autocar, to visit the great neighborhood and its vicinities. There we will visit its most picturesque places like the Castle (from the XI century), the old washing[...]
Guided tours to the aircraft shelters of Civil Warm in Alicante city
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Guided tours  to the aircraft shelters of Civil Warm in Alicante city Visiting hours to the Aircraft shelters Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:00 am. Saturdays at 12 noon and 5 pm. Sundays at 12[...]
Música y conciertos en Alicante 2019 @ Alicante, diferentes ubicaciones
Aug 24 all-day
Música y conciertos en Alicante 2019 @ Alicante, diferentes ubicaciones
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Música y conciertos en Alicante 2019 AUDITORIO CONCHA DE LA EXPLANADA 8 de agosto, 20h.  Banda Sinfónica Municipal. 9 de agosto, 20h.  Global Play Playa de San Juan 11 de agosto, 20h. Banda Sinfónica Municipal Playa de[...]
ROUTE ALTEA LA VELLA with ALACANT CIRCUIT @ ALTEA | Altea | Comunidad Valenciana | España
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From the city of Alicante we will move to Altea by bus, ranked one of the most beautiful places in Spain because of its singularity and its peculiar old city known as “el Fornet”. There we will[...]