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Where to stay in Alicante

If you’re considering a trip to Alicante, you’ve come to the right place. There are 1,705 vacation rentals available all over Alicante, and we’re confident you’ll find a place that meets your needs and your budget. Affordable vacation homes in Alicante start at a nightly rate of $39, with 20% of properties priced under $48 per night. Whether you’re seeking a private apartment near Plaza Séneca, a hotel close to El Palmeral, or you’re looking for a place that also gives you close access to Alicante — our goal is to help you find exactly what you need. VacationRenter offers a wide selection of holiday rentals from top travel websites like Vrbo, HomeAway, Booking.com, and many more. No matter if you’re travelling on your own, going on a honeymoon to Alicante, or planning a trip for a group of 4, we can match you with a vacation rental that sleeps everyone comfortably. It’s time to make your dreams of travelling to Alicante a reality.

Where Is Alicante, Spain Located?

Located in the southeast region of Spain, the provincial city of Alicante is the second-largest city in the autonomous community of Valencia. The city is situated 125 kilometers south of Valencia and 68 kilometers north of Murcia.

What Is Alicante, Spain Known For?

Avenues flanked with palm trees, bustling shopping boulevards, and stunning golden beaches are all the rage when one sets foot in Alicante. The capital of Costa Blanca, Alicante’s original name of Lucentum — translating to “City of Light” — has never been more apt when describing this gorgeous Spanish coastal town. One of the most beautiful cities in Spain and a hotspot destination for sunny city breaks, Alicante is over-pouring with life and activity, both at dusk and dawn. Busy and buzzing all year round, Alicante is armed with the luxury of local travel connections that can be used to escape from the raucous rowdiness of the city when it all gets a bit too much.

Places to Visit in Alicante, Spain

  • Santa Barbara Castle: It would be impossible to forget Alicante’s rich historical past as the entire city is built at the base of the magnificent Santa Barbara Castle. Built in the 9th century, the castle has a history of warfare, yet is immaculately preserved. The imposing location is one of its main alluring features that calls admirers from near and far. From its position atop Mount Benacantil, the castle provides unrivaled views of Alicante and the surrounding area, especially from “La Torreta” — or “The Upper Keep.” The Museum of the City of Alicante (MUSA) is located inside of the castle and is home to ten exhibition halls covering the history of the city and the castle.
  • Alicante Museum of Contemporary Art (MACA): Art aficionados will marvel at the expansive collection of twentieth-century contemporary art at the Alicante Museum of Contemporary Art, hosted in a stunningly ornate Baroque townhouse that also happens to be the oldest civil building in the Old Town of Alicante. Home to over 800 pieces of art across three collections, from trailblazing greats such as Pablo Picasso and Juana Frances to unheard local talent, the MACA is a must-see for any admirers of modern and contemporary art.
  • El Postiguet Beach: Located in the heart of the city, El Postiguet Beach needs to be the first item on your Alicante itinerary. Always crowded with locals and tourists, El Postiguet is all stretches of powder-fine sand, crystalline turquoise waters, and a palm-covered promenade awash with modern bars and restaurants.

Popular Destinations Near Alicante

  • Tabarca Island: Situated 17 kilometers offshore from Alicante, Tabarca Island is the only inhabited island on the Alicante coast. The preferred weekend getaway for local Alicantinos, Tabarca Island is the recognized rendezvous point where adventurous travelers and sun-worshipers all gather together to form one party-ready community. As a meticulously protected marine reserve, Tabarca is an expansive haven for marine life and birds, including loggerhead turtles, lobsters, and a variety of fish. After snorkeling, you can explore the small islet’s features, including golden beaches, quaint whitewashed streets, and deliciously authentic local restaurants.
  • Guadalest Valley: Located 63 kilometers from Alicante, Guadalest Valley is one of the most visited attractions on the Costa Blanca. Pretty and petite, Guadalest Valley provides several photo opportunities thanks to the gorgeously awe-inspiring views, mighty waterfalls, and a scenic mountain-top village overlooking a reservoir.

Best Neighborhoods in Alicante

  • Old Quarter: Much of Alicante's life is centered within the historic Old Quarter, known locally as El Barrio. Bordered by palm-lined boulevards and famed for its endless shopping opportunities, the Old Quarter is atmospheric in its antiquity, yet still remains refreshingly modern. Bisected by a labyrinthine network of narrow cobbled alleyways, buildings painted in vibrant shades, and a superb collection of lively tapas bars, the Old Quarter is popular with both locals and visitors alike.

Home-types in Alicante

Alicante has a variety of property types for you to consider when booking a trip. Here are the most popular property types in Alicante:

Points of interests in Alicante

Alicante has several popular points of interest for you to check out when visiting the area. Here are the most popular points of interest in Alicante:
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