Alicante. Costa Blanca, Spain

Alicante sits along the Costa Blanca, in the Mediterranean Sea
The Port Authority has established it as one of the most important ports in Spain for cruises.
Alicante Airport outranks its Valencian counterpart, being among the busiest airports in Spain.

The city serves as the headquarters of the European Union Intellectual Property Office and a sizeable population of European public workers live there.

Alicante enjoys mild winter temperatures and that makes it a very popular holiday destination. Let’s close our eyes and think about Alicante, what comes to mind? I bet you just teleported to the beach, you’re lying in the sand and enjoying a good sunbath on the shores of the Mediterranean. And some say that Alicante is the best land in the world because there the sun shines more than 300 days a year. Paradise? If it isn’t, someone pinch me. But Alicante is not only a beach and I want to prove it to you. Next, we will see the places that you can not miss on your visit to the province of Alicante.

.The most important festival, the Bonfires of Saint John (Fogueres de Sant Joan), takes place during the summer solstice. This is followed a week later by five nights of firework and pyrotechnic contests between companies on the urban beach Playa del Postiguet. Another well-known festival is Moros i Cristians in Altozano or San Blas district. Overall, the city benefits a year-round nightlife for the enjoyment of tourists, residents, and a large student population of the University of Alicante. The nightlife social scene tends to shift to nearby San Juan Beach (St. John’s Beach) during the summer months.

. Altea is, without a doubt, one of the most charming villages on the Costa Blanca. You will find out even before you arrive. You will see an imposing church on top of the hill, a beautiful town of white houses and cobbled streets. It’s Altea. Do not hesitate for a moment and stand up. Stroll through its streets and fall in love with the blue and white dome of its church. The Mediterranean breeze will accompany you. You know it’s there and, wherever you go, the streets of the town will take you to the sea.

. Calpe is one of those Mediterranean villages that can best testify the passage of history. Many people and cultures have passed through this town: Iberians, Romans, Arabs, Christians, and that is reflected in the streets of its historic center. You can even find remains of the Bronze Age!
The most characteristic of the town is the rock of Ifach, a huge rock that rises from the sea and from where you can contemplate the best views of Calpe and surroundings. The climb is steep. Go stopping, taking pictures and you will see that in a moment you are in the viewpoint.

.Tabarca Island. Just in front of the Alicante coast is the beautiful island of Tabarca. It is the only inhabited island of the Valencian Community, although in reality it is not an island, but an archipelago, composed, apart from Tabarca, by the islets La Cantera, La Galera and La Nao.
The boat trip is an experience since the waters around Tabarca have been declared a Mediterranean Marine Reserve, thanks to its extraordinary beauty and its abundant flora and fauna. Once on the island, you will have at your disposal a picturesque fishing village surrounded by coves and beaches with transparent waters. Stay for lunch and enjoy their typical dish: the traditional cauldron.

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