Alicante Escapade
Holiday Apartment on the beach in Spain

Sightseeing and Activities

centre-ville, près de la plaza de luceros, Alicante All kinds of services can be found nearby. A few steps away you'll find a supermarket, a permanant market selling fruits and vegetables, a bakery, a pharmacy, restaurants, cafes and shops selling items for the beach.

City buses and the TRAM stop near the apartment and serve Alicante port, city center along with many seaside towns North and South of Alicante.

Alicante, back-country

back country, mountains province of Alicante Explore the pine and rosemary covered Alicante wilderness of the Font Roja or visit Guadelest, a village built right into the mountains like a fortress.

Marked trails for long and short hikes, take you through the Alicante Sierra mountains to discover breath-taking views of the mountains, the back-country of the province and the Meditarranean coast and sea.

The Canelobre Caves are located in the foothills outside Busot, just outside Campello to the north of Alicante on the provincial road, They culminate at 2200 ft altitude in the mountains.

These natural caves offer the visitor a display of spectacular rock and mineral formations inside the highest natural vaults in Spain.

Alicante, port

port of alicante Alicante, the provincial capital, is dominated by Mount Santa Barbara, an ancient moorish fortress from where you can enjoy panoramic vues of the sea. Alicante is a cruise line destination where the visitor will find scuba diving excursions, day boat trips to nearby Tabarca Island. City-center offers the Rambla and Explanada avenues with their wide promenades.

The Explanade portside promenade provide a pleasant stroll under the shady of palms, The walk itself is paved with Alicante marble mosaic tiles waves of red brown and pearl cover the promenade.

At the Alicante marina, boat rentals, diving excursions and jet ski rentals are available. Alicante is a cruise port of call and home to the Volvo Ocean Round the World Regata.

Festivities in Alicante

Saint-Jean festival, Hogueras Alicante The famous Saint John's Bonfires Festivals take place in Alicante at the end of June,

Festivities include fireworks, parades, food and city-wide outdoor exposition of decorative paper mache and wood structures, depicting current events, set ablaze on St. John Night.

Two weeks of festivities culminate with the Night of the Crema. Beginning at midnight, in every neighborhood in town, the Hogueras towering monuments of paper-maché and wood are set afire and burned to celebrate Saint John Night.

beach at Playa San Juan, Alicante

Playa San Juan Beach

The main beach entrance is just across the street from the holiday apartment.

Playa San Juan Beach has all kinds of beach and water activities available including beach sports courts and watercraft rentals. Cafes, ice-cream shops, restaurants and bars line the beachfront promenade. This expansive beach is a favorite of Alicante residents, and flies the blue label flag quality awarded to the best beaches in Europe.