Santa Barbara Castle

A visit to the Santa Bárbara Castle is highly recommended. Perched on top of M­ount Benacantil, at a height of 166 metres, stands one of Spain’s largest mediaeval fortresses, providing great views of Alicante’s perfect bay. Visitors can access the castle via a lift.You can also reach the castle on foot or by car. Curiously, when viewed from El Postiguet beach, Mount Benacantil looks like a human face in profile which is known as“The Moor’s Face” and is one of the city’s most emblematic images.
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Tabarca Island

A visit to Tabarca island is an absolute must for visitors. Boats from the company Kontiki depart from the marina in Alicante several times a day. The journey takes around one hour from Alicante. The route will give you the opportunity to enjoy the coastline. Try one of the traditional fish stews on the terrace of one of the restaurants. Also, you will find nice little bays to swim. If you decide to stay overnight on the island, there are also little hotels peppered along it.
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The city of Alicante: Mediterranean and unique

3 minute inspirational video to be able to see what the city of Alicante has to offer: from wonderful beaches to modern museums, world famous gastronomy and plenty of good shopping options. Whether with your family, with kids or on a business trip, you will certainly be enchanted by the charm of the city and the people of Alicante.

The Hogueras de San Juan Festival

This is the city’s most important celebration, officially declared as of International Tourist Interest. Its origin lies in the tradition of burning useless objects with the arrival of the summer solstice. fiestasThroughout the city, over 200 large satirical papier mache statues are set up. These will go up in smoke on the 24th June during the spectacular “Night of Burning” or “Noche de la Crema“, alongside the popular “Banya” or “soaking” as firefighters put out the blazes.

Beaches

Alicante has a wide variety of beaches, from fine sand to rocky. Most of them are proud to hold the Blue Flag award. El Postiguet is the Alicante beach par excellence! Located in the very heart of the city. It’s a long sandy beach and is close to all types of services. The San Juan beach is the most famous beach, not only because it is the longest, but also because of the quality and cleanliness of its waters. Enjoy the sun and the sea, relaxing in the warm sand of one of Alicante beaches.
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