Alicante is a coastal city with an impressive harbour and a tree lined promenade. One of its main attractions is the ancient mountain top castle (Castillo de Santa Barbara), although keen shoppers will revel in its quaint boutiques and grand department stores.
The ancient town of Alicante extends itself along the curve of the busy port. The Romans called it Lucentum – The City of Light – quite appropriately for the acknowledged tourist capital of the White Coast, which has supplied generations of visitors with their first enticing impression of Spain.
Alicante, like most of the towns on the Costa Blanca, hosts an array of restaurants and bars with prices that won’t break your budget, so you certainly won’t go hungry here!