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8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 31 Aug 2019
Hostal Pensimar
31 Aug 2019 - 07 Sep 2019
From £261 per person
Hostal Jireh
31 Aug 2019 - 07 Sep 2019
From £264 per person
Alquileres Turisticos 10
31 Aug 2019 - 07 Sep 2019
From £264 per person
Villa Alojamiento y Congresos
31 Aug 2019 - 07 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £268 per person
8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 19 Oct 2019
Apartamentos Premium Alicante
19 Oct 2019 - 26 Oct 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £289 per person
Eurostars Centrum Alicante
19 Oct 2019 - 26 Oct 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £371 per person
La City Estación
19 Oct 2019 - 26 Oct 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £315 per person
AC Hotel Alicante by Marriott
19 Oct 2019 - 26 Oct 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £365 per person
8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 04 Jan 2020
Melia Alicante
04 Jan 2020 - 11 Jan 2020
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £388 per person
Nh Rambla de Alicante
04 Jan 2020 - 11 Jan 2020
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £232 per person
MyFlats - Living Alicante
04 Jan 2020 - 11 Jan 2020
From £27,492 per person
Hostal La Lonja
04 Jan 2020 - 11 Jan 2020
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £223 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 30 Aug 2019
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Hotel Goya
30 Aug 2019 - 01 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 2.5
From £642 per person
AC Hotel by Marriott Alicante
30 Aug 2019 - 01 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £669 per person
NH Alicante
30 Aug 2019 - 01 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £658 per person
B&B Hotel Alicante
30 Aug 2019 - 01 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £650 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 06 Sep 2019
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Pensión Portugal
06 Sep 2019 - 08 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £199 per person
Pensión Urban Beach
06 Sep 2019 - 08 Sep 2019
From £202 per person
Pension Urban Beach
06 Sep 2019 - 08 Sep 2019
From £202 per person
Old Centre Inn Alicante
06 Sep 2019 - 08 Sep 2019
From £203 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 13 Sep 2019
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Hostal Meseguer
13 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £204 per person
Hostal Colón
13 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £206 per person
Guesthouse Central
13 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019
From £209 per person
ibis budget Alicante
13 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £212 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 20 Sep 2019
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Hotel Sun Palace Albir & Spa
20 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £156 per person
Albir Garden Resort & Aquapark
20 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £144 per person
Albir Playa Hotel & Spa
20 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £169 per person
La Cala
20 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £140 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 27 Sep 2019
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Hotel Albahia Alicante
27 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £135 per person
Eurostars Lucentum
27 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £188 per person
Bed & Breakfast La Milagrosa
27 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £142 per person
Hotel Leuka
27 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 2.5
From £135 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 25 Oct 2019
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Hostal Milan
25 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
TripAdvisor rating 2.5
From £126 per person
The Market Hostel
25 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
From £128 per person
Happy Alicante
25 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
From £129 per person
Hostal Mont Royal
25 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £133 per person
Hotel ratings in Alicante
Hotel Méndez Núñez
Alicante
From £660 per person
Nice and comfy hotel right in the heart of Alicante
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
Apr 26, 2019
Kaunas, Lithuania
Hotel Maya
Alicante
From £318 per person
Really good
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
Aug 15, 2019
london
Melia Villaitana
Benidorm
From £172 per person
Great Holidays
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
Jul 22, 2019
Lisbon, Portugal
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Flight and hotel Alicante

Introducing Alicante

To many British holidaymakers, Alicante might just be where they fly to when staying in Benidorm. However, this pleasant resort city, with beaches, historical buildings and fantastic bars and restaurants, is well worth a visit in its own right. Located in the south of the Valencian region on Spain's Mediterranean coast, Alicante offers visitors a warm climate and a peek at the area's rich culture.

What to know before visiting Alicante

Alicante Airport (ALC) draws holidaymakers arriving from the UK throughout the year. Visitors planning to spend the weekend in Alicante itself can easily transfer to the city centre via shuttle buses from the airport. Because of the area's popularity, package holidays in Alicante are widely available, with regular UK flights to Alicante from Manchester and London's Gatwick, Luton and Stansted airports.

The currency in Spain in the euro, While Spanish is the main language, most people working in hotels, bars and restaurants will speak some English. Alicante is one hour ahead of the UK.

When is the best time for Alicante city breaks?

You can go on city breaks in Alicante all year round, thanks to the area's warm climate. However, if you want to spend some time on the beach, the best months to visit are July, August and September, when temperatures are highest. Even in winter, temperatures regularly reach a pleasant 18°C.

What to do in Alicante

Whereas the Alicante area is home to dozens of beaches, El Postiguet beach might be the most convenient for travellers spending a weekend in Alicante. It stretches from Alicante's bustling port area to the foot of the Castillo de Santa Bárbara, which dominates the city. Take a boat trip out to Tabarca Island if you want more peace, or venture around the port to gape at the yachts moored in the harbour.

As night falls, head to Plaza de la Santísima Faz behind the city hall, where you'll be spoilt for choice of restaurants. Don't forget to enjoy a refreshing mojito at Soho Bar in Plaza Portal de Elche, under the leaves of the giant 'elephant' trees.

What places should you visit during package holidays in Alicante?

Upon arrival in Alicante, you won't miss the Castillo de Santa Bárbara, which overlooks the Old Town. Standing on the peak of Mount Benacantil, the medieval fortress offers great views of the coast and is home to fascinating exhibits telling the story of Alicante's military history. Best of all, there are no steps to climb to get to the fortress, as visitors can access it via a lift.

If you want to explore further afield, one of the best day trips you can take from Alicante is into the mountains of the Costa Brava, to the village of Guadalest. This hilltop village boasts winding streets, picturesque cottages and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. On your return to Alicante, join the locals and take a leisurely stroll along the promenade.

What to eat in Alicante

Once you've chosen your flight to and hotel in Alicante, you need to decide where you're going to eat!

  • Make sure to try some of the area's fresh seafood – cod and prawns are particular favourites.
  • Remember that no trip to the Valencian region would be complete without trying paella, a seafood-rice dish invented in this part of Spain.
  • Start your day like the locals with a mug of thick chocolate sauce and churros – long, thin doughnuts made more decadent when dipped into the chocolate sauce.
  • Don't be surprised if your evening meal ends with a free glass of a local liqueur, which is often flavoured with fruit, herbs or even honey.

Souvenirs from Alicante

You'll likely find all the usual Spanish souvenirs in Alicante, such as decorative fans, flamenco dancing dolls and castanets. However, you can always shop around if you want to take home a more unusual gift. Why not pick up a bottle of the delicious local liqueur you've been enjoying, or a bottle of Valencian olive oil?

Foodies might consider taking home a paella kit so that they can recreate this traditional dish themselves. The kits usually contain a small paella pan, special paella rice and flavourful stock – make sure to leave some room in your luggage!