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Flight to Alicante - much more than just a seaside town
Alicante is a stunning town on the coast of Spain that tourists from all over the world simply cannot get enough of. But it is not just the endless sandy beaches, warm sea and lovely weather that make Alicante such a wonderful destination - this charming town has a lot more to offer. Travellers from the West country to Alicante have the added bonus of bein able to fly from nearby Cardiff to Alicante, so shop around for the best deal.
When to visit Alicante
Alicante is a great town to visit all year round, as it enjoys a pleasant climate with mild winters and hot summers. The peak season is July and August, when most people take their summer holiday. If you want to do something else besides lying on the beach, make sure to visit in time for the biggest holidays and festivals, such as St. John's bonfires (the celebrations start from around 20th June and mark the start of summer, fireworks and paper monuments are burned on 24th June) or the Moors and Christians Festival (Moros y Cristianos), which takes place between 21st-24th of April and re-enacts the battles between Christians and Arabs in the 12th century.
What you should know before travelling to Alicante
If you are visiting during the peak season and would prefer to spend some time on the less crowded beaches, make sure you head slightly out of town. The regional favourite paella, is a dish made with rice and something you definitely must try. You can enjoy some great food at budget-friendly prices; the cost of living in Alicante is around 30% lower than London, while the restaurant prices are usually around 45% lower. The time in Alicante is 1 hour ahead of the UK, set at Central European or Central European Summer time.
Local information you need for your trip to Alicante
If you fly to Alicante airport, you can take the airport bus to central Alicante. A single ticket costs around EUR3.80; the ride takes around 20 minutes the bus coming at 20 minute intervals. You can also find local buses leaving from the airport and heading to Alicante, Benidorm, Torrevieja or Murcia. If you prefer to take a taxi, it will cost you around €25 to get to central Alicante. Alicante has an extensive bus network and a tram network serving many important destinations in Alicante and along the Costa Blanca. Single tickets for Zone 1 are priced at around €1.35, while a 10 journey rechargeable card costs about €7.60 plus around €2 for the card. Taxis are generally less expensive than in London, but not much faster than public transport. In any case, central Alicante is small enough to explore by foot. Hotels cost from around EUR40 per person per night. Hostels are priced from around €15 per night per person in shared rooms.