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Visit Alicante Year Round
The historic port city of Alicante, Spain, is an excellent destination whenever you plan to get away. The weather in winter is mild and the long, warm summers provide sun, sea and sand weather. The peak season for the area is July and August but you are guaranteed a wonderful, relaxing stay at any time.
Highlights of the area
Alicante is known for its history and culture. The amazing Moors and Christian Festival, held April 21st until the 24th, reenacts the historic battle. Another legendary attraction, the Saint John's bonfires, marks the beginning of the summer season. Beginning on June 20th and culminating on the 24th with fireworks displays and burning paper mache figures make for an exciting and festive time.
Planning your vacation
While Alicante's San Juan de Alicante beach is fabulous and very popular, nearby Guardamar del Segura beach is another exquisite stretch of fine, golden sand. This beach is just south of Alicante and features a pine tree forest wind break for walkers. Also close by is Albir beach, rated as a Blue Flag location with shallow water, a separate children's section and a seaside promenade. Another pleasant aspect of taking a holiday in this area is the cost of living. Currently, it is about 30% lower than London. Dining out runs about 45% less than what you would usually pay for an excellent meal. Remember to experience Paella, an authentic dish of Spain's east coast. Enjoy this delicious dish of rice, meat and seafood with the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean as a backdrop.
Tips about this locale
Keep in mind that there is a one hour time difference in Alicante, so set your clocks forward. Local transportation includes taxis from the airport to city centre for approximately 25 euros. Buses are another option for travelling from the airport and also serve routes to Benidorm, Murcia and other Costa Blanca resorts. The bus fares are generally less than 4 euro.
Alicante's centre is a small area, meaning that you can easily stroll through it. For exploring areas further afield, public transportation is the most efficient way to travel. The bus services are extremely well organised and reasonably priced, a discount card is available to make travel even more affordable. Taxis are not that much faster than the buses, which are on a 20-minute schedule. Both hotel and hostel accommodation is available in Alicante and the surrounding area. A night in 4 star and above lodgings costs about 40 euro upwards per person. The amenities and services available are first class. Hostels with shared rooms are in the 15 euro range.