The city of Alicante has seven kilometres of golden sand, its beautiful seafront promenades, excellent shops and restaurants offer a wealth of sports and entertainment and is the centre for Spanish and foreign holidaymakers alike.

It is in a central location which makes it an ideal base for touring the whole area of the Costa Blanca.

Alicante offers an extensive range of sports facilities, including football, volleyball, basketball, tennis, shooting, a riding school, swimming pools, gyms.

The Real Club NĂ¡utico de Regatas marina and the Alicante-Costa Blanca Nautical Club, with over 800 moorings.

Tourism is now one of it’s biggest sources of income and for the visitor who wants to combine city, beach and night life, there’s no better place to be. So if your looking for a holiday rental villa, Alicante is the ideal choice.

Cheap Flights To Alicante

Being close to El Altet international airport, it provides easy access from the United Kingdom, with just over 2 hours flying time. Many airlines offer cheap flights to Alicante, so it is worth comparing them to see where you can get the best deal.

Car Hire In Alicante

There are plenty of car hire companies in Alicante with most major ones being represented within the airport. Argus car hire, Record Rent a Car, Hertz, Sol-Mar, Avis General, Europa, Europcar are all there. You can choose to leave to rent a car until you arrive, but you do take the chance of either not getting the car of your choice or facing long queues particularly in the summer season.

Weather in Alicante

With over 320 days a year of sunshine, it makes it an ideal getaway during the winter months of the year, even if just for a few days. It’s suprising how a few days of sunshine can cheer you up.

A little further away are the coastal towns of Gran Alacant, Torrevieja, Santa Pola , Guardamar, San Pedro , La Mata, La Zenia, Cabo Roig, Horadada, Punta Prima and Los Alcazares.

All are within easy reach, and affordable Spanish holiday and retirement homes have sprung up in all these areas.

Villas for rent on the Costa Blanca