Why choose Alicante

Alicante, with its sun-kissed shores and ancient roots, beckons travelers to uncover its vibrant history. Nestled along the Mediterranean coast, this coastal gem boasts a rich maritime heritage, shaped by centuries of seafaring traditions. The city's mild climate and azure skies provide the perfect backdrop for exploration, inviting visitors to wander its charming streets and savor authentic Spanish cuisine. Beyond the tourist hubs, Alicante offers a glimpse into the real Spain, where locals gather at bustling markets and quaint tapas bars. Don't miss the chance to ascend to the towering Castillo de Santa Bárbara for panoramic views of the city and sea.

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As a global hotspot, Alicante holds the record for one of the highest numbers of annual sunny days in Europe, drawing travelers from far and wide. Despite influencers showcasing its surface attractions, Alicante harbors a trove of hidden gems waiting to be discovered by intrepid explorers. Its history, spanning Phoenician, Roman, and Moorish influences, has left an indelible mark on its architecture and culture. From the labyrinthine streets of the Old Town to the ancient ruins dotting the landscape, Alicante's allure lies in its ability to blend the old with the new, captivating the imagination of travelers seeking authentic experiences.

Sink your teeth into Alicante's renowned "Arroz a Banda," a dish that promises to tantalize taste buds and transport you to culinary nirvana. This iconic rice dish, simmered in a rich broth infused with saffron and fresh seafood, epitomizes the region's gastronomic excellence. Alicante's cuisine is a celebration of the Mediterranean's bounty, with ingredients like succulent red prawns, briny anchovies, and earthy truffles elevating every bite. Embrace the flavors of sun-ripened tomatoes, fragrant olive oil, and aromatic herbs that define Alicante's culinary landscape, where each dish tells a story of tradition, innovation, and a deep connection to the land and sea.

Experience Alicante's allure with top cruise lines like Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line, offering voyages to this Mediterranean gem. Shore excursions abound, from exploring the majestic Santa Bárbara Castle, a testament to the city's ancient past, to strolling along the historic Explanada de España promenade, lined with vibrant mosaic tiles. Delve into the legacy of famous figures like explorer Juan Bautista Antonelli or the controversial figure Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, whose works immortalize Alicante's spirit. Embark on culinary adventures sampling local delights at bustling markets, or immerse yourself in the region's winemaking heritage with tours of picturesque vineyards nestled in the sun-kissed hills.