|Alicante from Santa Bárbara's Castle|
|Santa Bárbara's Castle from Barrio de Santa Cruz|
is a typical Mediterranean city. With its majestic palm trees, crystal-blue sea, white beaches, two historic 16th centuries’ castles, various shopping centres and its never-ending nightlife. The days are too short in
LEISURE AND ENTERTAINMENT:
The diversity of the landscape, a marvellous climate and superb facilities make sport one of the main attractions. Our pleasure harbour and beach provides you with all the opportunities the sea offers: swimming, water skiing, sailing, windsurfing, fishing, diving, regattas and competitions. About the climate: there are a total of 2.730 sun-hours per year on the coast and the water temperature varies from 13º C minimum in winter to 29º C maximum in summer.
|Volvo Ocean Race|
On the other hand, golf or adventure sports such as mountaineering, cycling, riding, piloting, trekking etc. are available all over the year.
, also the rest of the province
offers a wide range of opportunities. Alicante
Discover the delights of Benidorm and its exciting nightlife; enjoy the magnificent beaches and coves from Denia to Pilar de
la Horadada; visit Orihuela or Elche to see an exceptional ensemble of Gothic, Renaissance and
Baroque monuments; stroll through the only palm forest in Europe or through the
beautiful nature parks of Font Roja Alcoy
or the Peñón de Ifach in Calpe; do
some trekking in the Bernia sierra;
discover medieval castles and fine wine, listen to some nostalgic habaneras songs...