There’s always something mystical about the areas around the Mediterranean that fascinate me and many people around the world. Its wine, place, weather and the population living there always attract me. It may well have something to do with the weather that attracts many tourists wanting to visit the location.
One of the places to visit is the city of Alicante in Spain, well known for its beautiful and stunning beaches and a place of dining. Boasting the best climatic conditions in all of Spain, it is off little wonder that many English, German and population from the Nordic countries call the place home and tourists always flock there.
Enjoying Mediterranean weather where winters are mild and summer is warm, makes the city of just over 300,000 people an ideal place to live.
Getting there is easy via flight where you can book a plane and land at the El Atlet International which is 10km away from the city centre. Tourists can also drive or take the train or even a ferry to Alicante.
If you cannot speak Spanish, bring a dictionary along to help you understand the language to speak to the locals. Otherwise, you may want to pick up some useful phrases such as Hola (hello), Por favor hable mas despacio (Please speak more slowly), Puede escribirlo, por favor (Please write it down) and Muchas gracias(thank you). However, most of the Spanish people now speak a little English and you may not have a problem in conversing with them.
As mentioned, Alicante is famous for its beaches where the people could laze around and relax from the hustle-bustle of their job and work on their suntan. You will enjoy this time especially the sea breeze and the freshness of the Mediterranean Sea and air which certainly revitalise you as you holiday.
The beach stretches for kilometres and you are certainly spoilt for choice of where to go and have a fun time. Among the most famous ones frequent by tourists include the Playa Del Postiguet, Playa del Coco, Playa del Albufereta, Playa de la Almadraba, Cabo de les Huertas and Playa de San Juan.
Playa Des Postiguet is located in the heart of the city and is a popular spot for the city dwellers to relax and enjoy all year round. Playa de San Juan, boasts the best white sandy beach in all of Alicante and nearby you can also play golf making it a favourite destination for visitors who have children as the beach is very safe. So bring along a suntan lotion to protect yourself if you decide to spend more time on the beach.
Dine and Wine
You are also spoilt for choice when you want to dine at Playa de San Juan which is also famous for its restaurants along the coastline. I was certainly spoilt for choice and once you go there you will see what I mean.
Near Alicante, you will also find the Algar waterfall which is another favourite picnic spot for locals and tourists. Also known as Fonts de Algar (Beautiful waterfalls), once you’ve climbed up after a short drive, you will know why it got the name. The water comes from natural spring and people usually swim at the natural pool which gives you a cool feeling after a hot drive.
A visit to Alicante would not be complete if you do not go to the historical Municipal museum. Built in the 17th century, the museum exhibits the famous art works by Picasso, Miro and Gris.
The city is also well known for its concerts and festival like the Bonfires of Saint John which takes place in the summer. A lively city boasting its great night life, Alicante is the place to visit and stay generally to relax and have a fun time.