Car Hire Alicante - Airport, Spain
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Very first time visiting Alicante? We want you to make the most of your car hire Alicante experience. For this reason, we have enlisted the support of a local travel expert to help get you on your way. Follow these helpful travel tips and enjoy the finest that Alicante is offering.
See: Alicante, founded by the Romans who named it Lucentum, (City of Light) is a decidedly Spanish city perched on the Mediterranean coast, making for a splendidly relaxing and beautiful destination.
The main historical sight of Alicante is easily the Castillo de Santa Barbara, a medieval fortress accessible by lift as well as walking. While Iberian and Roman remains have been found at this site, most of the remains date just to the 16th century.
For those seeking art, the Museo de Arte Moderno offers a good Spanish-centric collection of works by Dali, Picasso, Tapies and Miro. History-buffs will be impressed by the Museo Arqueologico, which houses Iberian artefacts and medieval relic.
Shop: Every Thursday and Saturday from 9am-2pm, a market is held by the Plaza de Toros (bullfighting stadium). For typical products like turrón, cured salted fish, and wines try Cuquet de Llum (C/Carratalá, 20), Espí (C/López Torregrosa, 17) and Bodegas Selection (C/Italia, 4).
Eat: Alicante is famous for its turrón (nougat) and features several shops selling this sweet treat on C/Capital Serralla and on C/Mayor, located in the center. However, being a part of the Valencian region, when it comes to mealtime, dishes heavy on rice and seafood are commonplace. Try Piripi (Avenida Oscar Esplá, 30) for fresh fish and seafood, a large variety of tapas, and jamón iberico. For traditional Spanish-Valenciana fare, go to La Taberna Ibérica (C/Toldeo, 18) for fresh ingredients and excellent preparation.
Drink:Barrio Santa Cruz, the old town, is the pulse of the nightlife in Alicante. Known by locals as “El Barrio” you have everything from jazz clubs, live music, gay bars and even an American-style bar, complete with gourmet burgers served up late into the evening. Head down to the port to Havana Café for a bohemian feel and lively crowds (Rambla Méndez Núñez, 26) or the Casco Antiguo’s Celestial Copas (C/ San Pascual, 1), known for its kitsch décor and Spanish, flamenco and Latin music.
Stay: Named after the convent across the street, Hostal Les Monges (Nuns Hostel in the Valencian language) is a fun place to crash after sight-seeing all day. Every room is uniquely decorated, from Japanese-style art, to traditional Spanish pottery. Find it on C/San Augustin, 4. For a more glamorous stay, a night or two at Hotel Amerigo (C/Rafael Altamira, 7) will do the trick. It offers sleek rooms, a rooftop deck and pool, sauna, spa and a chill atmosphere to relax and take in some pretty city views.
Walk: For a pleasant evening stroll, try wide esplanades like Rambla Mendez Nuñez or the seafront promenade.
A trip to Alicante wouldn’t be complete without sun-bathing and strolling along the city’s beaches. Playa del Postiguet, near the Ayuntamiento (town hall) is crowded in the summer, but full of life. More peaceful stretches of sand are found at Playa de Sant Joan and Playa del Mutxavista.
Get out: Go to the marine reserve of Isla de Tabarca for a day-trip away from Alicante. It’s actually a small archipelago consisting of several islets. What was once inhabited by Berber pirates is now the largest inhabited island in the region of Valencia. The island’s walls, surrounding the town, have been declared a Historical and Artistic Site and as Asset of Cultural Interest.
Plan on spending a full day here. Several daily departures from the Explanada de España in Alicante leave, weather-permitting.
Listen: Find live music at La Bohemia (C/Villavieja, 1) every Friday and Saturday night. Come late July and early August for ballet and musical performances on Playa de Sant Joan for the Plataforma Cultural series. Head to the local tourism office for more details and dates, but be prepared to pay nothing; events on Playa de San Juan are free!
Avoid: Relying on finding internet cafés (locutorios in Spanish) on every corner in Alicante. They are surprisingly hard to run into. Try Internet Café Explorer on C/San Vicente, 47 for all of your printing, Skyping, faxing and Internet needs, and grab a bite to eat while you’re at it. I hour of internet, a bocadillo (small sandwich) and drink are their special for under 3€.