Alicante trip

Alicante beaches

Spain’s Costa Blanca region is famous for having the most beautiful beaches in Europe, and most of them have a blue flag. The “Blue Flag” is an international certification awarded to bathing sites that meet the highest criteria in terms of environmental protection, safety, clean water, accessibility and information. Clear, crystalline and turquoise water attracts a lot of tourists from many countries. Some of the most beautiful beaches are in Alicante and while there are several of them, each has something different to offer.

The main beach is Playa del Postiguet (900 m long and 50 m wide) right next to Castillo de Santa Bárbara, which is also one of the attractions of Alicante and the promenade Paseo de la Explanada (also known as Explanada de España) runs right next to it, where we will find a lot of souvenir shops, restaurants and cafes, all surrounded by beautiful exotic greenery and palm trees. Calm waters ensure safe rest for the whole family.

Another beach worth attention is Playa de la Albufereta (400 m long and 20 m wide), located a bit further from the center, parallel to the rocky hill of Serra Grossa and Tossal de Manises. In the neighborhood there is Playa de la Almagrava (750m long and about 5m wide).

An unusual beach is Playa de Aqua Amarga, it is the first beach in Spain and one of the few in Europe that is very dog-friendly. The specially designed amenities for our four-legged friends are a pleasant surprise. Here there are not only places to swim in the sea, but also offers several other attractions. One of the attractions are places where you can buy specially prepared meals.

The longest beach with golden sand is Playa de San Juan (2900m long and 85m wide), just a few kilometers from the city center. San Juan Beach is distinguished by a beautiful seaside promenade with palm trees, restaurants, bars and cafes. It is worth taking a walk and feeling the fabulous seaside atmosphere, typical of Spain. It is an ideal place for sunbathing, practicing water sports and swimming. There are several facilities in the area where you can rent sports equipment. The beach is also a great place for long evening walks and relaxing with a glass of wine in one of the nearby restaurants overlooking the sea.

One of the noteworthy beach is La Playa del Saladar Urbanova (50m wide and 1.6 km long), the sand dunes are a characteristic feature, and lovers of water spots will not be bored. An interesting fact is that there is an intimate nudist corner there.

Alicante – a city and province of the same name. The name Alicante comes from the Arabic word, which means “light source” in translation. We will find here monuments, attractions and remnants of ancient cultures. It was from this port that Ferdinand Magellan set out on a journey around the world. The most magnificent view of Alicante and the famous port is from the very top of Santa Barbara Castle. Visiting must be started from the old town, which has two faces. In the morning and in the afternoon the colourful and winding streets are an oasis of peace and quiet and in the evenings, everything revives, the streets are full of people. Opened bars, pubs and taverns from which you can hear loud music give an amazing Spanish atmosphere.

 The most important monuments and places to see in Alicante:

  1. Port
  2. Santa Barbara Castle
  3. San Fernando Castle.
  4. Basilica of Santa Maria.
  5. Museo de Arte Contemporaneo.
  6. Museo Arqueologico Probincial de Alicante.
  7. Mushroom street.
  8. Ayuntamiento.
  9. Santa Cruz district.

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