What to do in Alicante


Whether you visit Alicante for a day, a weekend or over a long and deserved holiday, get to know about the wide range of possibilities that await you. Let yourself be guided by our suggestions and discover the city of Alicante through all your senses any time of the year.

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Enjoying the days

Alicante is a very dynamic city with a wide-ranging cultural and leisure offer: among its museums, the MARQ Provincial Archaeological Museum is an international reference in archaeology. Santa Bárbara Castle is Alicante’s major monument and visiting it is a must. The Esplanade is the city’s iconic promenade. If you enjoy the sea, you will love San Juan beach or Tabarca Island. And if you like shopping, local trade offers remarkable products such as the finest quality leather goods and footwear, produced in the province, toys, and delicious specialties such as nougat, ice cream, Alicante PDO wines and salted fish.


Alicante at night

La “marcha alicantina“, as Alicante ‘s nightlife is known, has become one of the city’s main attractions in itself. The choice of bars, pubs and nightclubs are mostly centred around the old quarter known locally as “el Barrio“, as well as Calle Castaños and surrounding streets. There are more bars on the marina and also an area in playa de San Juan known as the Golf Course or Laseda Gastro Village.


Alicante with children

Alicante is ideal place if you are travelling with children. There are many things to do in the city and there is an interesting range of children’s events throughout the year. Climbing up to Santa Barbara Castle can be quite an adventure. At the Ocean Race Museum, you can sail on dry land. There are also many activities and play services on the beaches and in the parks so the kids can have loads of fun.

Shopping in Alicante

During the day, Alicante’s boutiques offer a variety of products and specialized establishments to satisfy any need. The shopping streets are concentrated in the city centre. There are also several shopping centres spread across the metropolitan area with many shops. In addition, you will find the Central Market, the flea markets, and the craft stalls on the famous Explanada promenade.

Sports in Alicante

Alicante is a perfect destination for outdoor sports, to play golf or for nautical activities. It has two 18-hole golf courses within its municipal area and its beaches offer numerous beach volleyball and mini soccer courts free of charge. There are also water sports hiring services for sailing, rowing, kayaking, surfing, windsurfing, etc.

Festivals in Alicante

Alicante becomes celebration, art, fire and water during the Fiestas de San Juan bonfires; passion and folklore during Holy Week; grand show and thunderous music during the Moors and Christians fiestas; warmth and joy during its traditional festivals, and crowd fervour during the Pilgrimage of Santa Faz

Numerous fiestas run throughout the year and it is very likely that your stay will coincide with one of them. Let the Fiestas of Alicante seduce you: the joy of the city and its people will be unforgettable.

Routes in Alicante

Alicante has an exceptional climate, with mild winters and warm summers, an average annual temperature of 18ºC and more than 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, making the city one of Spain’s tourist spots. Discover Alicante by following our suggested routes.