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Alicante Travel Guide

by our Spain expert Conrad Freethy
 
Conrad FreethyFor many visitors, Alicante’s busy airport is the gateway to the resorts of the Costa Blanca. But having seen off the crowds to Benidorm via a sleek ultra-modern tram or on to the ferries to the Balearic islands, those of us in the know can settle back to enjoy both Mediterranean climate and real Spain. Battled over by Carthage and Rome, the strongest outside influence is that of the Moors (Moriscos) who actually named the ‘City of Lights’ in Arabic. A colourful fiesta still celebrates the Moors vs Christians ‘match’, closely rivalled by the fireworks and bonfires of St John’s Night (June 24). The Postiguet beach is perfect, the harbour area is lively, the climate makes for an ideal winter break (anyone for golf?) and the local Arab/Spanish culinary mix is a gastronomic delight.
 

360 Tour of Castillo Santa Barbera


Spain Facts

National Flag: Spanish Flag
Language(s): Spanish
Galician
Catalan
Basque
Aranese
Currency: Euro
Dialling Code: +34
Time Zones: Madrid : GMT + 1
Canary Islands : GMT
Balearic Islands : GMT + 1
Tourism Website:
http://www.spain.info/


Things To Do in Alicante

For more travel & tourist information, visit the Alicante Turismo website
 

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Alicante Airport & Airline Information

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Alicante Tourist Board video

http://www.alicante.es


 
Conrad FreethyThat's our guide to Alicante, capital of the Costa Blanca and today a great resort and city in its own right.

SPAIN TRAVEL NEWS

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Alicante Weather Forecast

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Today
10/01/2015
Clear Skies Clear Skies 16°C
61°F
5°C
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Sunday
11/01/2015
Isolated Clouds Isolated Clouds 17°C
63°F
7°C
45°F
Monday
12/01/2015
Light Rain and Broken Clouds Light Rain and Broken Clouds 12°C
54°F
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Tuesday
13/01/2015
Isolated Clouds Isolated Clouds 13°C
55°F
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 Alicante Weather Forecast
 

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