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Alicante is well known for its beautiful beaches spread along the stunning Costa Blanca coastline, as well as its many popular seaside resorts and holiday destinations. If you love relaxing on the beach and soaking up the sun, then the sandy beaches of Alicante are perfect for you. With over 244 kilometres of stunning coastline,… Read more about Best Beaches in Alicante The post Best Beaches in Alicante appeared first on Alicante...
Alicante is well known for its beautiful beaches spread along the stunning Costa Blanca coastline, as well as its many popular seaside resorts and holiday destinations. If you love relaxing on the beach and soaking up the sun, then the sandy beaches of Alicante are perfect for you. With over 244 kilometres of stunning coastline, including many with Blue Flag status, you’re bound to find excellent beaches no matter where you’re stating. Keep reading to find out more about some of the best beaches that you will find on your visit to Alicante.
San Juan beach is often considered to be one of the most famous beaches in Alicante, with fine golden sands stretching all along this stunning 2900 metre beach. The beach stretches from the El Campello all the way down to Cabo de las Huertas in the South. There are also plenty of restaurants and bars close to San Juan beach. It is also only 25 kilometres from Alicante Airport and just under nine kilometres from central Alicante.
Benidorm is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Alicante and is well known for its fantastic nightlife as well as entertainment for all ages. It is also home to two fabulous Blue Flag beaches, Levante beach and Poniente beach. Poniente beach is perfect for families and is known for its fine sands and laid back vibe. This huge crescent of golden sands also features a beautiful promenade filled with shops, bars, cafes and restaurants.
Levante beach is known as the sunrise beach, stretching for over two kilometres of sun-soaked sands and calm waters. The beach is also close to the promenade of cafes, bars and more. Levante beach is family friendly, though is also very popular and close to the city and can get busy quickly. However, this beautiful beach is still worth a visit, with plenty to do including exciting water sports like jet skiing, water skiing and much more!
El Postiguet, or Playa del Postiguet is a lively beach that is very close to the city, making it easily accessible if you are staying nearby. Close to the Old Quarter of Alicante, El Postiguet is one of Alicante’s most well-known beaches. It is found at the foot of the great 9th century Santa Bárbara castle and is also renowned for its glorious golden sands. The beach is family friendly and also has Blue Flag status and the SICTED tourist quality mark. Being close to the city means that there is plenty of parking space nearby, making it even easier to visit.
Playa de los Saladares, also known as Urbanova beach, is one of the longest beaches on the southern coastline of Alicante. Despite its size, this beach is not as well known as some of the other beaches in Alicante. This does however mean that Playa de los Saladares is not as busy as some of the others thanks to its residential location, making it fantastic if you want a bit more peace and quiet. There are still plenty of services available, including shops, restaurants, toiles, foot showers and more. The beach is also another one of the many Blue Flag beaches in Alicante.
There are many beautiful beaches to enjoy and explore in Alicante, and these are just some of the best. The Costa Blanca is home to so many fantastic beaches, perfect for family days out and relaxing in the sun. If you’re planning a trip to Alicante and want to find out more, take a look through our website. We have helpful area guides and information on local hotels, car hire options at the airport and more.
If you’re thinking about Spanish specialities, most people assume paella is the signature dish across the country. While this is certainly one of the best meals you can have in the Valencia region (where the best Bomba rice is grown), there are lots of other delicious things to sample if you’re travelling around the Alicante… Read more about 7 local delicacies to taste in Alicante The post 7 local delicacies to taste in Alicante appeared first on Alicante...
If you’re thinking about Spanish specialities, most people assume paella is the signature dish across the country. While this is certainly one of the best meals you can have in the Valencia region (where the best Bomba rice is grown), there are lots of other delicious things to sample if you’re travelling around the Alicante area.
Here are our top seven, all of which go excellently with a glass of local wine.
The prawns from Denia are a distinctive shade of red, best cooked by frying them with a dash of olive oil and a clove or two of garlic. There are a number of chefs in the area that prepare them especially well, but you can usually find Denia prawns on the menu of the many tapas bars around the Costa Blanca.
Salazones are portions of salted fish – usually tuna, cod, anchovies or even octopus. These can have a very strong flavour, so we recommend trying them as a tapas plate first (although you’ll almost certainly be ordering a second plate)!
We hope you like fish! Esgarrat is another local speciality involving seafood. A small portion of cod is served mixed with sweet red peppers, garlic and olive oil to create a delicious starter or tapas dish.
Artichokes are a popular crop on the Costa Blanca – you’ll probably notice them growing in many of the local fields, particularly in Almoradi. This has inspired many of the town’s favourite dishes, including steamed artichokes and stuffed artichokes. In spring, Almoradi even hosts a week-long artichoke festival.
Olla Churra, or Olla Xurra is a type of stew, comprising of various meats and sausages mixed with beans and vegetables – sometimes with potatoes or rice too. It’s hearty and full-flavoured (and one of the few traditional local meals that doesn’t contain fish).
Arroz a Banda is a local rice and fish dish, which some people actually think is more delicious than paella. Rice is cooked with peppers and garlic with bits of fish and fish stock. See if you prefer it to the conventional paella we’re so familiar with!
What better way to finish off a delicious meal than with something sweet? Turron is a type of nougat, made from almonds and honey. It’s one of the region’s best traditional treats, although the recipe varies slightly across different areas. The Jijona version (from where Turron is believed to have originated) is known for being particularly soft, while the Alicante nougat has more ‘bite’.
Spain’s Costa Blanca is one of Europe’s most favoured holiday destinations and it’s not hard to see why. It’s a gorgeous part of the world with wonderful beaches, sunny climes, a stunning and varied landscape and great gastronomy. With such wonderful weather and beautiful surroundings, spending days on the beach and lounging by the pool… Read more about 6 things to do with your toddler on the Costa Blanca The post 6 things to do with your toddler on the Costa Blanca appeared first...
Spain’s Costa Blanca is one of Europe’s most favoured holiday destinations and it’s not hard to see why. It’s a gorgeous part of the world with wonderful beaches, sunny climes, a stunning and varied landscape and great gastronomy.
With such wonderful weather and beautiful surroundings, spending days on the beach and lounging by the pool are a lovely idea. But with toddlers in tow, it’s generally unrealistic to expect long stretches of rest and relaxation.
In fact, surviving a holiday in the heat with a toddler can be incredibly draining and difficult. In most cases, life with a toddler on holiday veers between fun and laughter and frazzling parenting.
In order to get the most out of your holiday on the Costa Blanca, it’s a good idea to have some special trips and activities planned to keep your little ones entertained.
After a fun-filled day your cherubs are much more likely to settle into bed at a reasonable time, giving you a chance to relax with a glass of wine and enjoy one of the Costa Blanca’s gorgeous sunsets from your balcony.
Here are 6 great places your toddlers will absolutely love.
An absolute must for kids and adults alike, the Terra Natura Zoo is a new generation wildlife park that enables you and your children to get close to the animals with invisible barriers providing a ‘zooimmersion’ experience. This day trip will keep your toddlers entertained from the moment they arrive to the moment they leave. There are lots of animals, birds and reptiles to see, as well as rides and kids’ play areas. There’s also a water park with pools and slides.
A great family animal park with a range of animals from around the world. Highlights include a safari train ride, a sea lion show, a parrot show, and feeding the animals. There’s also a water splash park here, which is perfect for children aged 4-8.
A small but beautiful aquarium perfect for an hour with younger children. If nothing more, it provides the opportunity to take a break from the sun.
A hidden gem in Alicante. This park is a little tricky to reach by public transport but well worth the effort. The park is an oasis of palm trees, waterfalls and numerous playgrounds with a walking trail, a café and toilets. Great place for a picnic, and it’s free.
A huge modern aquarium and marine park home to around 500 different aquatic species. You can walk under water and see fish, sharks, penguins, whales and walruses. There is a Dolphinarium, a central lake and there’s even an underwater restaurant.
Mundomar is another animal park that is perfect for families. The park has different species of mammals, birds and reptiles, and there are various shows, activities and experiences on offer (additional fees apply for some), such as swimming with sea lions or having photos taken with the animals.
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The Alicante-Elche Airport has started a new route to Bodo, Norway, by the company Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), which will operate this connection every Saturday during the summer season. This new flight will allow travellers flying from Alicante to experience the midnight sun that occurs in this area during the summer, as well as other charms… Read more about Alicante Airport to the land of the midnight sun The post Alicante Airport to the land of the midnight sun appeared first on...
The Alicante-Elche Airport has started a new route to Bodo, Norway, by the company Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), which will operate this connection every Saturday during the summer season. This new flight will allow travellers flying from Alicante to experience the midnight sun that occurs in this area during the summer, as well as other charms of this Scandinavian destination and attract new visitors to the Costa Blanca.
To celebrate, the airport prepared a commemorative cake of the route that was cut by representatives of the Scandinavian Airlines company, one of the longest airlines to operate from Alicante airport. Director of the Airport, Tomás Melgar distributed the cake among the passengers who were waiting to board the first plane bound for Bodo.
The Alicante-Elche Airport is the first of the Aena network in terms of the number of scheduled flights with Norway this summer, specifically the airlines have offered about 3,500 flights to this destination and more than 637,000 seats.
Also, with this new link there are already 11 connections that the Alicante airport has with Norway during the current summer season. In addition to Bodo, the airlines connect with Aalesund, Bergen, Evenes, Haugesund, Kristiansand, Oslo-Gardermoen, Oslo-Sandefjord, Stavenger, Tromso and Trondheim.
The airlines have offered a total of 117 destinations with Alicante for the summer season that starts this Sunday, March 25 and ends on October 27, 2018.
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