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If you want to experience true Spain on the Costa Blanca, Alicante is the place to be. Dubbed the ‘city of light’ by the Romans, Alicante has got it all: history, culture, fiestas, delicious food, thrilling nightlife, year-round sunshine – and a long sandy beach to relax or play on. Whether you’re after a cheap, all-inclusive package deal or a luxury five-star retreat for your holidays, Alicante will not disappoint.
Find your bearings with a glorious 360° view over the city from the 9th-century castle perched on Mount Benacantil, then sip a ‘granizado’ (crushed ice drink) as you stroll down Explanada de España, where locals gather to play boules or natter on the palm-shaded benches.
Soak up the rays on Playa del Postiguet, Alicante’s lively beach, before cooling off in Concatedral de San Nicolás, a 17th-century relic in El Barrio – the old town.
Alternatively, spend a lazy afternoon in one of Alicante’s fascinating museums, then kick off a night of revelry with a cocktail in one of the many bars by the harbour or back in El Barrio, where nook-and-cranny bars and clubs will entertain you in true Spanish style until the early hours. Viva Espana!
Blessed with a gorgeous coastline, teeming with endless attractions and famous for its world-class food scene, Alicante is quite the catch. Here’s how to spend two unforgettable days in the city.Read moreabout Two days in Alicante: What to do on a short break
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