Holiday villas and apartments in Alicante

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Explore Alicante

One of Spain’s most popular tourist destinations, Alicante is Valencia’s second largest city. A jewel of the Costa Blanca, Alicante is famed for its pristine white beaches, vibrant nightlife and relaxed atmosphere. Start your day with a spot of shopping on Rambla de Méndez Núñez and its surrounding streets, then make your way to Plaza de Carmen and prepare for the climb ahead. 166m above the city on Mount Benacantil, Santa Barbara Castle offers some of the best views of the city. If the walk seems a bit excessive (this is a holiday, after all), you can also take the elevator from the base of Mount Benacantil. If all that has you hot under the collar, head for a dip at Postiguet or Saladares-Urbanova beaches. When the sun sets, the action begins, and for a great night out you can’t beat the lively bars lining the medieval winding streets of historic El Barrio. Just be sure to line your stomach first, from a plate heaving with paella alicantina to calamares rellenos, or stuffed squid. If you choose self-catering Alicante accommodation, you can also make the most of the excellent Mercado Central de Alicante (Central Market) and its tempting array of fresh meat, seafood, cheeses, fruit and vegetables. Not only will you save money on dining out, you’ll avoid the tourist crowds and get to shop just like the Alicante locals do.

When to go to Alicante

Alicante is a true year round destination, with excellent weather in all seasons – it only rains around 20 days each year. Summer, spring and autumn are the best time to plan an Alicante beach holiday, while in winter tourists can swap the cold weather at home for mild, sunny days.

Getting to and around Alicante

Most tourists arrive in Alicante via flights to Alicante Airport, although it’s also possible to arrive via train from Madrid and Barcelona. Once in Alicante, most tourist attractions are within walking distance of each other, although public transport options include bus and tram.

Holiday accommodation in Alicante

When choosing Alicante accommodation, villas and apartments are great alternatives to more expensive, touristy hotels. HouseTrip has a number of self catering Alicante villas and apartments, ranging from compact studios to large, multi-room properties. Booking your Alicante accommodation with HouseTrip means you’ll not only save money, but have space, freedom and privacy.

Latest Alicante reviews:
4.4 out of 5 based on 332 reviews
Stayed 15 - 22 Jun 2014 in:
We had a lovely stay in June! Nice and clean apartment in a lovely setting! A few minutes walk away a lovely sandy beach which was excellent with the kids. H... More
Stayed 4 - 12 Jul 2014 in:
At first we were a little skeptical as this apartment was out of the city. However the buses were easy to work out and the stop was located at the end of the... More
Stayed 12 - 19 May 2014 in:
Hi First of all we are very glad to meet so frendly and well speaking host. The property was clean and well equipped. Tram station was like 50m from ap... More
Stayed 30 Jun - 4 Jul 2014 in:
my daughter and I stayed for 4 nights in this lovely boat,it was clean ,very comfortable for 2 adults,all the essentials were provided with clean linen and t... More
Stayed 25 - 27 Jun 2014 in:
Very well located. Met all our needs. Right on the beach. Good facilities and best of all wonderful hosts who look after you, also thr... More

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