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A Charming and Easygoing Mediterranean City
The laid-back Spanish city of Alicante charms visitors with its proximity to the Mediterranean Sea, its variety of cultural activities, delightful cuisine and fantastic beaches.
When best to enjoy climate, holidays and festivals
Alicante's favourable weather permits year-round travel. Visitors will delight in mild winters and can enjoy outdoor activities in the hot summer months. When visiting in April, tourists experience the Moors and Christians Festival (Moros y Cristianos) from April 21st-April 24th, which re-enacts the battles between Christians and Arabs in the 12th century. June is also a perfect time to visit during the spectacular St. John's Bonfires festival. Celebrations for this week-long event start around June 20th and welcome the beginning of summer. The festival culminates with the St. John's bonfires, where elaborate paper maché monuments ceremoniously burn on June 24th. A fabulous fireworks display follows.
Before travelling: good to know
To make the most of your beach experience head out slightly out-of-town for less crowded ones. Try paella, which is a regional food favourite. The cost of living in Alicante is approximately 30% lower than London. Restaurant prices are around 45% less expensive. Alicante's time zone is set an hour forward of the UK.
The basics on transportation, accommodation, transport and miscellaneous information
The approximate price for the Airport Bus to central Alicante is € 3.80. The trip takes approximately 20 minutes and also runs at a frequency of 20 minutes. The local buses from the airport to Alicante, Benidorm, Torrevieja or Murcia leave from the terminal building departures area. Taxi fare to central Alicante is about € 25. Hotel accommodation starts at around € 40 per person per night. Hostels begin at € 15 per night/person in shared rooms.
Tourists enjoy a good bus network and will benefit from trams that go to relevant destinations in Alicante and along the Costa Blanca. Travellers can purchase single tickets for Zone 1 priced at around € 1.35. A 10 journey rechargeable card costs about € 7.60. Buy the card for around € 2. Walking enthusiasts will enjoy Central Alicante, which is small enough to explore on foot. While taxis are less expensive than in London, they are not much faster than public transport.
Travellers going to Benidorm, Torrevieja and other Costa Blanca beach resorts land at Alicante airport. Head to Tabarca Island, which is car-free. Sightseers delight in the small walled town that is surrounded by a nature reserve.