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 266 reviews
Stayed 2 - 6 Apr 2014 in:
Nice and luminous apartment near to the centre, 200m from a good supermarket and with a lot of small shops around. Kitchen full equipped. Really a good base ... More
Stayed 25 Mar - 1 Apr 2014 in:
The host is very helpful. He driver us to the supermarket the first day, because we have a small child. He also driver us around the center and gives practic... More
Stayed 28 Mar - 1 Apr 2014 in:
We had a wonderful time in Alicante the weather was not bad for the time year.Antonia made our stay even more enjoyable she showed us many parts of Alicante ... More
Stayed 13 - 16 Mar 2014 in:
Great view. You can see the sea in front on you. It doesn't get better. There is a road but since it is a high flat it is hard to hear the noise. An elevator... More
Stayed 1 - 8 Mar 2014 in:
We (2 adults and 1 3year-old child) stayed in this appartement in March 2014 and we enjoyed our stay a lot. The flat is centrally located, in a perfect locat... More

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