Fabulous weather, terrific beaches, beautiful architecture, as well as a warm Spanish welcome - Alicante has it in buckets...
The best of Spain's Costa Blanca is laid out before you if you book flights to Alicante. Flying to the mountains, orange groves and bustling beaches of the Costa Blanca takes around only two and a half hours from UK airports and flights are plentiful, especially during the peak summer season. There are plenty of bargains to be had on Alicante flights, especially if you book well ahead.
Benidorm and Torrevieja attract the majority of overseas visitors, while Alicante city also boasts terrific beaches and ample shopping opportunities. Other popular resorts on the Costa Blanca, and easily accessed from Alicante Airport, include Altea, Calpe, Denia, Javea and Moraira.
A hire car will open up the inland as well as the glittering coastline, and the interior is well worth exploring during your holiday. Elche, the palm tree capital of Europe, is stunning, while fortress town Guadalest is a worthy discovery. Guadalest can be found in the mountains that meander through this part of Spain and there are plenty of festivals taking place in the hills and villages of the mountains that are sure to add some zest to your holiday.
If you have kids in tow, there are two attractions of particular note on the Costa Blanca: Terra Mitica theme park and Aqualandia water park, which can both be found on the outskirts of Benidorm.
If you are planning on exploring more of this wonderful region, car hire is worth considering. A world of Spanish adventure is waiting for you with car hire from Alicante Airport.
Flying to Alicante is very convenient from the UK, with lots of flight options year round using our comparison tool...
The average flight duration from the UK is just under two and a half hours, with most UK airports offering an array of flight times too.
With a huge number of low cost flights from the UK you are spoilt for choice. Monarch flies in from Manchester, East Midlands, Birmingham, Luton and Gatwick. Ryanair has services from Derry, Bournemouth, Stansted, East Midlands, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Prestwick.
Easyjet has flights from 10 UK airports including Southend, Newcastle, Bristol and Belfast, as well as Luton and Gatwick, and Jet2 operates from eight UK cities including Blackpool and Glasgow. Flybe has a service from Exeter and British Airways has started services once more from Gatwick.
Finally, Thomson and Thomas Cook have regular services from many UK departure points on their popular charter aircraft. Wherever you choose to base yourself for a holiday on the Costa Blanca, booking your flights to Alicante should be done as soon as possible. The cheapest flights can be found outside of the peak months of April to October, though bargains can be had during this time, especially outside of the school holidays.
Book early to bag a bargain and use TravelSupermarket's price checker to find the best prices on Alicante flights.
With so many holidaymakers visiting this resort, there are round-the-clock transfer options...
Bus services are frequent from the airport, and there are always plenty of taxis waiting to whisk passengers to their holiday hotels, villas and apartments. Coach and mini-bus transfers to all resorts can also be booked prior to travel.
Alicante is a thriving holiday destination, so whether you want a buzzing nightlife, chilled beaches or outdoor adventure, there's plenty of choice...
Exactly where you should stay will depend on your holiday preferences. Benidorm remains very popular; while it is famed for its nightlife and family holiday complexes, it is also a place full of charm and, in the older parts of the town, some wonderful architecture and family-run restaurants.
Alicante itself is home to a wonderful 'old town' which has traditional accommodation and budget hostels, nestled alongside its quaint shops and churches. It's a great choice for younger travellers on a budget.
The coastline is packed with beach holiday complexes with excellent family facilities and swimming pools.
However, for the more discerning traveller and those with a much bigger budget, the El Barrio district is very fashionable and increasingly popular with the young Spanish jet-set. It's ideal for a bit of people-watching over a cool glass of wine.
Whatever your budget, make savings using our comparison tool for flights so you can spend those extra Euros on the little luxuries while you're on holiday!