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DepartingSat, 19 Oct 2019
Don Gregorio - Fincas Benidorm
19 Oct 2019 - 26 Oct 2019
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From £344 per person
Zeus 4
19 Oct 2019 - 26 Oct 2019
From £347 per person
Trinisol 24-E
19 Oct 2019 - 26 Oct 2019
From £351 per person
Play Park 33
19 Oct 2019 - 26 Oct 2019
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8 days / 7 nights
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Zeus 5
26 Oct 2019 - 02 Nov 2019
From £199 per person
Apartamento Ed Cuellar 1
26 Oct 2019 - 02 Nov 2019
From £199 per person
Two-Bedroom Holiday Home in La Nucia
26 Oct 2019 - 02 Nov 2019
From £200 per person
la Canuta Apartment Sleeps 4 Pool
26 Oct 2019 - 02 Nov 2019
From £209 per person
8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 16 Nov 2019
Hostal Campoy
16 Nov 2019 - 23 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 2.5
From £118 per person
Apartamentos Concorde
16 Nov 2019 - 23 Nov 2019
From £125 per person
Happy Alicante
16 Nov 2019 - 23 Nov 2019
From £126 per person
Alcoy Apartment
16 Nov 2019 - 23 Nov 2019
From £130 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
Nh Rambla de Alicante
04 Jan 2020 - 11 Jan 2020
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £232 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 18 Oct 2019
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ibis budget Alicante
18 Oct 2019 - 20 Oct 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £202 per person
Hostal Monreal
18 Oct 2019 - 20 Oct 2019
From £203 per person
Pensión Portugal
18 Oct 2019 - 20 Oct 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £204 per person
Appartamento turistico
18 Oct 2019 - 20 Oct 2019
From £204 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 25 Oct 2019
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Hotel Boutique Centro BBB
25 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
From £167 per person
Hostal León Dormido
25 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £171 per person
Hostal Rural León Dormido
25 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
From £173 per person
Hostal Sunami
25 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
From £175 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 08 Nov 2019
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Guesthouse Central
08 Nov 2019 - 10 Nov 2019
From £71 per person
The Market Hostel
08 Nov 2019 - 10 Nov 2019
From £71 per person
Pension Urban Beach
08 Nov 2019 - 10 Nov 2019
From £71 per person
Pensión Alicante San Nicolás
08 Nov 2019 - 10 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £72 per person
Hotel ratings in Alicante
Hotel Goya
Alicante
From £67 per person
It's clean and the staff are lovely it's basic but safe if you want luxury go pay much more ....
TripAdvisor rating 2.5
Dec 31, 2017
Melia Alicante
Alicante
From £388 per person
An other nice experienc in Melia
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
Oct 12, 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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