Holidays to Alicante, the ultimate guide to plan your trip
When it’s time to plan your holidays to Alicante, you’ll start wondering things like: What’s the best time of the year to travel? How do I get there and how do I get around town? What sort of activities can I do? Where to stay in Alicante?
To put your mind at ease and to help you play it safe, we give you the keys to experience the perfect holidays to Alicante.
1. The best time to go on holidays to Alicante
Alicante is known for being a city with an anual average temperature of 17ºC. This ensures good weather all year round. The province of Alicante offers idyllic beaches as well as hills to go trekking. Each of them have their own season.
Summer is great to spend some holidays to Alicante and enjoy its coast. This province has a great number of beaches and small bays where you can relax. More so, at only a few kilometers off the coast, there’s the island of Tabarca. Known for it’s clear waters, excellent for snorkeling, as it is a biological marine reserve where you will find all sorts of species.
On the other hand, during winter, you can enjoy the different hills and mountains in our province. Perfect for trekking, as they count with signaled routes suitable for different types of people. The more adventurous ones could walk up the hills of Puig Campana and contemplate its beautiful landscape.
The biggest advantage of spending your holidays in Alicante is that on any given day on January, you could have a temperature of 25ºC and the luxury of taking a swim on the beach during this season of the year. As well as enjoying both things during the spring and autumn, sea and mountain.
2. How to get around Alicante during your holidays
If you’re thinking on spending your holidays to Alicante, you have different means of transportation to get to and move around.
From Alicante airport scheduled flights operate nationally as well as internationally. It’s perfectly well communicated with the town of Alicante through public transport. It has bus lines that make the route Airport-Alicante daily. Moreover, it is also linked to other areas such Elche, San Vicente del Raspeig and Santa Pola.
Another perfectly valid choice is by train. Alicante has a Renfe station that places Madrid at only 2 and a half hours away by the high speed train AVE. There are also regional trains and commuter trains. that will take you to different areas of the province. Along with a net of inter-city bus lines as well as within the city that will allow you to move around town as well as outside of town.
If what you wish is to move around the city of Alicante, a very interesting choice is to use the city bus lines or the TRAM. The latter allows you to travel to the north of the province and to get to know places like Denia, Calpe, Altea or Benidorm. Another great option to practice green tourism is by bicycle, perfect to ride around town.
The best option to get to visit different places on the province and enjoy all of its beaches and to drive up the mountain is a rental car. You have different alternatives right from the airport or, if not, there’s plenty of places where you could rent one in Alicante.
3. What activities to do during your holidays to Alicante.
Travel by car offers you the possibility of getting to know relaxing places full of tranquility. Such as the beach of Granadella or the Fonts de l’Algar are places worth visiting, mainly during summer holidays and they will allow you to cool off in their waters. At the beaches of Denia and Calpe, you will be able to practice sports as paddle surf or snorkel. At San Juan beach, placed closer to Alicante, allows you to practice sports like windsurf, kayak and bodyboard.
If you would rather cultural tourism, Alicante has several important museums. The MARQ is the archeological museum and offers some very interesting exhibitions. If you like contemporary art, MACA is the best option. More so, the Santa Bárbara castle, located on the Benacantil hill, will transport you to medieval times.
Inland in the province of Alicante, you will find excellent areas for bike routes. Such as the setting offered by Guadalest Valley or the national park of Montgó. Perfect for trekking. The Peñón de Ifach, located in Calpe, is great for climbing. You can also walk to the top and contemplate the great landscape offered by this craggy hill right by the sea.
The most important thing during holidays is to manage to relax and forget about your daily routine. For that VIVOOD offers you charming holidays right in the valley Guadalest, surrounded by natural environment and serenity. This luxury hotel in Alicante will provide you with a unique stay as well as allowing you to visit all of this places in the province. Come and enjoy at VIVOOD!