in Costa Blanca/Alicante
The magnificent city of Alicante with its international airport,
railway station, and motorway access is perfectly placed for the
visitor traveling to the Northern Costa Blanca resorts of Denia,
Javea, Benidorm or mainly southern residential areas surrounding
The Spanish motorway network connects France, Germany,
Italy, Portugal and the rest of Europe together.
The modern high speed train service from Alicante can also take
you to all these destinations.
Alicante, is the most southern province of the three which make
up the community of Valencia. It has a mediterranean climate and
has a landscape of palm trees, vineyards, fruit orchards, vegetables
and pine forests.
The city has a long and interesting history and in modern times
has become one of the most active ports in the Mediterranean, exporting
to America and Europe.
The main feature of the city is the Citadel of Santa Bárbara
and Benacantil Hill. Buildings of note include the town hall, which
dates from 1701, the church of Santa Maria(14th Century) and the
church of San Nicholás de Bari (18th Century).
Alicante today is one of the richest provinces in Spain. This is
mainly due to the increase in tourism it has witnessed in recent
times. The mild climate, with cool winters and hot summers and the
extraordinary quality of light have meant a great many people have
visited this province and many have stayed.
There are 4 main beaches in Alicante, all sandy and they are amongst
the cleanest on the Mediterranean.
to do & see
easy reach of Alicante City is the private airfield of Muchamiel,
where Cloudbase from Redhill in Surrey bases its ultralight
flying school . Ultralight trial flights in the famous Pretty
Flight light aircraft are available by appointment, as are scenic
along the coast in four-seater Cessna 172s from €70 - €100.
Each flight lasts approximately one hour. For information and
reservations call flight organiser Keith Preston. Tel. +34 965
61 23 92
Food & Drink
In the quaint southern Costa Blanca fishing port of Santa Pola is
Gelateria Miami (Calle de Muelle), serving delicious ice creams,
waffles and freshly prepared crêpes with every topping under
the sun. For a more fishy flavour, head to El Clavo (Bastarreche
15, Jávea, closed Wednesdays), an authentic fisherman?s bar
that serves tapas and fresh fish straight from the bay. El Tapeo
Andaluz (Calle Ibiza 42, Benidorm) is an economically priced Spanish
restaurant that serves an excellent menu del día for around € 6
and offers many traditional dishes of meat, game and seafood. You
could expect to find Noel Coward at the fashionable El Galeón
(Paseo de Estrellas, Playa Albir) lounging amid the dwarf palms on
its enclosed patio. Excellent international cuisine and beautiful
views of Albir beach just a few metres across the chic promenade
complete the experience.
Blanc (Calle del Cabo de la Nao, Jávea) "The
White Windmill Disco" packs hundreds of revelers onto its
huge dance floor
every night, complete with open-air bar and a swimming pool.
Nightlife in Alicante City is divided between the Old Quarter
around San Nicolas Cathedral and the smaller clubs and bars
of the teeming port area, but many of the bigger discotheques are
found in nearby San Juan.
is Spain's most popular tourist
resort, and lives up to its reputation by offering non-stop
24-hour entertainment. Cruise Levante Beach by day and drop into
or Hollywood for a long, cool beer and background rock music.
At night, take a cab to the official disco area (with super
venues Ku , Pacha and Scream ) north of the town, or cruise down
Calles Palma and Mallorca just off the central Avenida Mediterráneo.
(Calle Mallorca) is a fashionable starting point for the
long frenetic night ahead. Shopping on the Costa
is a bargain-packed
experience, with prices often 30 percent lower than in
the UK. Good examples are the Zara and Mango hyper- boutiques
men and women at La Marina Shopping Mall (Finestrat Commercial
Centre on the N-332) where you'll also find Carrefour .
Try the huge wine department where you can pick up two bottles
quality vintage Spanish wine for the price of a glass of
plonk in a UK wine bar. Those with budget in mind should
pricier shoe boutiques and opt for the high streets, where
a pair of leather shoes fine enough to grace London's Bond
will cost no more than € 35. Vero Moda on Albir's
fashionable Avenida del Albir is a smart boutique that
offers a range
of sizes for women with flair.
Alicante's El Altet Airport lies 12 kilometres to the west of the
city, linked by the N-332 coastal highway and the A-7 motorway.
Taxis and city shuttle buses : Available for transport to the city
centre, where regular bus and train services connect with all Costa
Blanca coastal towns.
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