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Country house in Relleu

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Studio in Alicante city (El Barrio)

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Apartment in Alicante city (La Rambla suburb)

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Alicante Province

The province of Alicante is located in eastern Spain in the Autonomous Community of Valencia. Situated on the Mediterranean coast, in the region known as Costa Blanca, the province is bordered by Valencia to the north, Murcia in the south west and the Mediterranean Sea to the east.

Alicante is one of the most popular provinces as a tourist destination, with the famous resorts of
Alicante, its capital city, Benidorm, Denia, Elche and Torrevieja. Thousands of visitors flock here every year to enjoy beautiful blue flag beaches, all year mild climate, delicious cuisine and friendly, warm welcome from the locals.

History
Documented records show that the Iberians were the first inhabitants of the Alicante province and there are several archaeological sites in the region, which depict this era, one in particular is La Serreta (near Alcoy).

The area was subsequently occupied by the Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthagians, Romans, Visigoths, Moors and finally conquered by Ferdinand III in the 13th century.

At one point in history, the region formed a part of the Kingdom of Valencia.

Towns and villages of Alicante

The air in the capital city of Alicante is pervaded with the scents of the sea; indeed the city has been an important seaport for many centuries. There is nothing as pleasant as strolling along the quayside promenade lined by four rows of palms, tessellated with marble in Alicante red, cream and black in imitation of the waves of the Mediterranean.

In the centre of the La Marina Baixa region, in the province of Alicante, is the popular Spanish resort of Benidorm, one of the main tourist destinations along the Costa Blanca. Its excellent beaches, wide variety of accommodation, restaurants and many recreational activities means it’s a hit with tourists from all over Spain and Northern Europe.

At the heart of the Costa Blanca, within the province of Alicante, lies the ancient fishing village of Calpe. Calpe has a wonderful modern marina that sits alongside the old fishing port; from here it is possible to take boat rides around the rock and to the nearby resort of Benidorm.

Denia is a delightful cosmopolitan town that sits at the foot of a hill crowned by a castle. The city has well preserved ancient walls and bastions.

Javea is a small, historic town; free of high rise buildings offering a relaxing holiday atmosphere. The local people are friendly and affable. The clean, warm, blue Mediterranean Sea laps the beautiful beaches and coves that Javea has to
offer.

Santa Pola is located approximately 20 minutes drive south of Alicante airport. A small fishing port, Santa Pola is famous for its variety of landscapes, from the views of the distant mountains to the wild sand dunes.

Benitachell is a tranquil and picturesque village, originally an Arab outpost, with a stunning coastline nearby, which is formed by a succession of cliffs of more than a 100m high that descend vertically into the sea.

Altea is without doubt one of the most charming towns to be found on Spain’s ‘White Coast’, located in the region of Alicante on the Costa Blanca. The town is just 11 kilometres north of Benidorm, yet the two resorts are worlds apart. Altea is similar to other Costa Blanca towns in that it has a new and an old neighbourhood. The old section is perched on top of a hill from where you will find really spectacular views.

Cuisine
Try any of the delicious varieties of rice dishes, combined with shellfish, fish or meat that are renowned in the region of Alicante.

To complete your meal, Alicante has some excellent local wine denominations, and for dessert, don’t forget the famous ice creams, Turron and dates. 


Climate


The province of Alicante enjoys a privileged location and an excellent mild climate, with an average year round temperature of 18-20° C.

 

Things to do while you are here

Exciting places to visit in Alicante province

Reviews for Alicante province

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Torrevieja review

Very pleasant coastline with plenty of good coffee shops. Would say it was a working town on the coast opposed to a holiday resort. Plenty of interesting places and good shopping areas to visit within easy reach of the town. Busy narrow streets arranged on a grid system with mostly one way streets makes it easy to lose your bearings!


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pleasant and interesting
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Polop review

Lovely little Spanish town, a lot of ex pats live here, along with many Spanish and some Norwegian people, the town has a great, friendly atmosphere with some lovely views. There's a five minute walk to the bus stop where you can get the local bus into Beniform which takes about 25 minutes. The bus fare is €1.50 each way, buses also go to Callosa.


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Lovely, clean coast, spectacular views.
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Torrevieja review

Great base for exploring the Southern Costa Blanca


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Lovely beaches and pleasant walks
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El Campello review

we only visited El Campello once to go to the super market, which had everything.


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The Costa Blanca coastline is absolutely gorgeous. Miles of clean sandy beaches, especially fond of Alicante
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Playa Flamenca review

great place to visit


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lovely
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Benidorm review

Benidorm has a lot of turist, but the apartment is located in the quietest area


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Jávea review

Been going for over 15 years and love it.


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Lovely.
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Alicante city review

We stayed in the old city and were surprised and delighted.


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Beautiful beach in old city and not too comercialised.
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La Zenia review

Love La Zenia! Everything to hand. Don't need a car.


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Quite a few beaches in walking distance.
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Calpe review

Very nice


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Jávea review

Gorgeous area with lovely shops and boutiqes, great bars and restaurants and a beautiful clean Sandy beach.


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