Alicante is a beautiful and lively port city in Spain that sits along the Costa Blanca beaches and pristine, blue waters of the Mediterranean. This city offers entertainment and enjoyable activities for everyone, as it has a thriving economy, lively nightlife, and beautiful natural and historical areas such as Mount Benacantil that looms over the city like a watchful sentry. There are many airlines operating services from Glasgow airport to Alicante airport - compare prices easily and quickly using the idealo flight price compariosn.
With its enjoyable Mediterranean climate, Alicante is perfect to visit all year. It has mild winters and hot summers, with the peak season around July and August. A great time to visit the port city is from the 21st to 24th April, during the Moors and Christians Festival (Moros y Cristianos). Here the battle between the Christian and Arabs is elaborately re-enacted. Another attraction is the St. John's bonfires. This celebration starts around the 20th June and are the city's way of marking the start of summer. And on the 24th June, you can enjoy a firework display and paper mache monuments that are burned as part of the festivities.
Before you travel to Alicante, you should note that costs are around 30% lower than in London and restaurant prices are about 45% lower. The city's airport is used by tourist that wish to travel to Benidorm, Torrevieja and other Costa Blanca beach resorts, and there are rental car services available to take you out of the city to places such as Tabarca Island, which is the small walled town surrounded by a nature reserve. It is a good idea to book your travel arrangements before you travel. Accommodation prices range from EUR15 per night/person in shared rooms to hotel rooms for €40 per person.
Alicante has a good transport system, and the airport bus arrives in 20 minute intervals. It can take you to the centre of the city, which will cost approximately 3.80 euro. Other local buses also travel to other parts of Alicante, as well as to Benidorm, Torrevieja or Murcia and more destinations, and they all leave from the terminal building departures area. You can take a taxi, which is faster but more costly, at approximately 25 euro from the airport to the city centre. There is also a tram service which is less expensive, about 1.35 to 7.60 euro, and offers a nice way to see the city. Or you can enjoy all the sights of this beautiful Spanish city by foot.