Alicante, a port city, is located on the Mediterranean coast. With more than 335,000 residents, it is the second most populated municipality in the autonomous community and the eleventh in the country.
T he city is a tourist destination for thousands of people every year, who choose it for its fine sandy beaches, its good climate, the rich and varied gastronomic offer and the open personality of its people… It is a welcoming city bathed by the waters of the Mediterranean and characterized by its great dynamism and by a warm, typically Mediterranean climate. It is a crossroads of cultures that welcomes the traveler to make him feel at home.
Being the capital of the Province, the city of Alicante is practically in the center of it, but on the coast, specifically in the Bay formed between Cabo de las Huertas and Cabo de Santa Pola. Alicante has two beautiful beaches, Postiguet, located in the heart of the city, and San Juan, located further north.
Without a doubt, Alicante is a city with an ethereal mix of history, beauty, nature and fascinating beaches.
The city has an important Mediterranean port, located in the heart of the city, in front of the Canalejas promenade and the Esplanade of Spain.
The port of Alicante has mainly commercial, fishing, and recreational port functions. The sea has been a basic pillar in the economic, cultural, and strategic growth of the city.
The Alicante maritime landscape attracts many tourists, both national and foreign. It is worth mentioning the Castle of Santa Bárbara from the leisure area of the port, both during the day and at night.
Alicante cuisine is typically Mediterranean and is based on two fundamental pillars: the sea and the land, from which some of the most valued products of the Valencian Community are obtained.
The variety and vitality of its landscapes is reflected in each of its dishes, which combine tradition and seasonal products. Alicante has been recognized as “the City of Rice“, a place where you can taste the best rice in the country. It is proven that the gastronomy of Alicante is one of the treasures of the city.
The climate of the Province of Alicante is exceptional throughout the year, with an average annual temperature of almost 18 degrees Celsius. Winters are mild with little rainfall, more normal in autumn and spring, and with more than 2,700 hours of sunshine. Hardly ever you will experience more than two consecutive days of rain or cloudy skies.
These conditions allow you to enjoy all kinds of activities and sports outdoors at any time of the year. For this and other reasons, Alicante is an ideal place to live or enjoy a pleasant vacation.