Compare holidays to Alicante and experience a Spanish coastal city with a wealth of activity and flavour. Take a hike up to the spectacular Castle of Santa Barbara for fantastic views of the area, swim with turtles in the clear blue ocean, or sample some delectable Spanish cuisine. There are plenty of memories to be made with holidays to Alicante from Stansted.
A city that’s stood on the Costa Brava coast for nearly 7000 years, popular Alicante has enough sites, activities and culture to last several visits. Only 30 minutes from the white sand beaches of Benidorm, which boast an array of shops and bars to cool off in, Alicante also offers plenty to do inland for the more curious explorer.
Well preserved ruins and glorious castles are scattered around the city including the 19th century Castillo de San Fernando and the Co-Cathedral of St Nicholas Bari located in Alicante’s old town. The old quarter, El Barrio, also houses an array of interesting shops selling local crafts, traditional food products and clothing.
For a more unique experience, head to the magical Canelobre Caves in nearby Busot and admire the fascinating formations of stalactites. Alternatively, take a boat trip 11km north to Tabarca Island. Part of the Mediterranean nature reserve, this tiny inlet is ideal for a day of swimming and soaking up some sun on the quiet sands.
In the evenings, Alicante comes alive with a huge selection of great bars, restaurants, clubs and live shows to choose from. Known for having one of the best clubbing scenes in Spain, enjoy all night parties at Discoteca Oz or head to the winding streets of El Barrio for a proper bar crawl.
Holidays to Alicante from Stansted can be both relaxing and dynamic with a wide range of attractions to choose from. Stroll through the magnificent walls of the city’s historic castles in the day and take in a live music show in the evening- Alicante couldn’t be any more diverse.