Imagine the beach in mediaeval times and you have an idea of what charms await you in Alicante, Spain. This Spanish city is among the loveliest of mainland capitals, and is defined by its large waterfront, its mountains, as well as the striking Castle of Santa Barbara. The tourist-friendly city below is the capital of the Alicante Province and is regarded worldwide as a city that inspires art, poetry and beauty in all forms.
This city combines some wonderful Old World scenery along with modern conveniences such as luxury resorts, airports, and a buzzing nightlife. A tourist city is a party city, complete with stag parties and beach scenery, but Alicante also has a large metropolitan area.
Alicante has always been among the fastest growing in the nation and home to some of the top attractions in all of Spain. Even if the 2008 global recession did take its toll, the beaches of Costa Blanca, as well as surrounding commercial development, have characterized the city ever s