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8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 21 Dec 2019
Guesthouse Central
21 Dec 2019 - 28 Dec 2019
From £249 per person
Estudio Playa Muchavista
21 Dec 2019 - 28 Dec 2019
From £251 per person
Apartamentos Sol y Luz
21 Dec 2019 - 28 Dec 2019
From £251 per person
8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 28 Dec 2019
Hostal Meseguer
28 Dec 2019 - 04 Jan 2020
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £340 per person
Hostal Jireh
28 Dec 2019 - 04 Jan 2020
From £345 per person
Ibis Alicante
28 Dec 2019 - 04 Jan 2020
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £355 per person
8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 04 Jan 2020
Hotel Méndez Núñez
04 Jan 2020 - 11 Jan 2020
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £196 per person
Bed & Breakfast La Milagrosa
04 Jan 2020 - 11 Jan 2020
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £196 per person
AC Hotel by Marriott Alicante
04 Jan 2020 - 11 Jan 2020
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £284 per person
8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 08 Feb 2020
MyFlats Brisas del Sur
08 Feb 2020 - 15 Feb 2020
From £145 per person
Happy Alicante
08 Feb 2020 - 15 Feb 2020
From £148 per person
Apartamentos Concorde
08 Feb 2020 - 15 Feb 2020
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £150 per person
8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 15 Feb 2020
Apartment on Capitán Dema
15 Feb 2020 - 22 Feb 2020
From £180 per person
Hotel Albahia
15 Feb 2020 - 22 Feb 2020
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £190 per person
Alcoy Apartment
15 Feb 2020 - 22 Feb 2020
From £193 per person
8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 04 Apr 2020
Apartamento para 4-6 personas en Alicante
04 Apr 2020 - 11 Apr 2020
From £184 per person
Three-Bedroom Apartment in Alicante
04 Apr 2020 - 11 Apr 2020
From £198 per person
Casa Ojala B&B
04 Apr 2020 - 11 Apr 2020
From £214 per person
8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 11 Apr 2020
The Market Hostel Alicante
11 Apr 2020 - 18 Apr 2020
From £217 per person
Hostal El Paraíso
11 Apr 2020 - 18 Apr 2020
From £219 per person
Alicante center double room
11 Apr 2020 - 18 Apr 2020
From £222 per person
8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 02 May 2020
Camping Sol de Calpe Austral - Caravan park
02 May 2020 - 09 May 2020
From £125 per person
Hostal La playa
02 May 2020 - 09 May 2020
From £132 per person
Hostal Rosal
02 May 2020 - 09 May 2020
From £134 per person
8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 30 May 2020
Goya
30 May 2020 - 06 Jun 2020
TripAdvisor rating 2.5
From £157 per person
Europa House Village
30 May 2020 - 06 Jun 2020
From £187 per person
North Apartment Near University Alicante
30 May 2020 - 06 Jun 2020
From £192 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 03 Jan 2020
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Old Centre Inn Alicante
03 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2020
From £172 per person
Appartamento turistico
03 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2020
From £173 per person
ibis budget Alicante
03 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2020
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £173 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 14 Feb 2020
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Pension Urban Beach
14 Feb 2020 - 16 Feb 2020
From £76 per person
Gutierrez Apartment
14 Feb 2020 - 16 Feb 2020
From £77 per person
Hostal El Paraiso
14 Feb 2020 - 16 Feb 2020
From £77 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 17 Apr 2020
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Hostal Monreal
17 Apr 2020 - 19 Apr 2020
From £152 per person
The Market Hostel
17 Apr 2020 - 19 Apr 2020
From £153 per person
Pensión Alicante San Nicolás
17 Apr 2020 - 19 Apr 2020
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £156 per person
Hotel ratings in Alicante
Hostal Campoy
Alicante
From £222 per person
Great location, good wifi reception, nice room
TripAdvisor rating 2.5
Oct 02, 2016
Figueira da Foz, Portugal
Pensión Portugal
Alicante
From £325 per person
The ruins of Antquity in one amazing garden
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
May 14, 2017
Hotel Goya
Alicante
From £166 per person
Good hotel
TripAdvisor rating 2.5
Oct 16, 2019
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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!

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