is the capital of its province and actually the second largest city of the Valencian community with more than 300 thousand people living and working in the city.
The town of Alicante is considered to be the geographical middle of the Costa Blanca and with its international airport handles more than 10 million people each year, of national and international origin. Its location also provides a good connection to Spain’s infrastructure with various motorways, i.e. A-7 and A-3, running through Alicante making it easy to travel further north or south to Valencia or Murcia or further inland to Albacete and Madrid for example.
Alicante has a tram-via that connects the town and its suburbs to other cities and towns north of Alicante and the Renfe station in the city centre offers national and international destinations. The port of Alicante offers regular ferry services to Algeria and the Balearic islands.
When coming to the centre of Alicante there is one landmark that can not be missed, the Santa Barbara Castle towers high above, overlooking the city centre, the coastline and the harbour. The city centre has been updated in previous years and buzzes with activity. Many small but uniquely styled bars and restaurants offer a wide range of different styles of food and drinks for affordable prices.
The port of Alicante is also very busy with activity. The port handles more than 70 cruise ship arrivals per year and the marina offers happenings such as the Volvo Ocean Race that has its race village and starts here every third year.
Where ever you stay on the Costa Blanca this interesting city is not far away and definitely worth a visit.