The University of Alicante

The University of Alicante

September 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The University of Alicante was founded in 1979. It originated as an extension of the university of Orihuela, which closed down in 1834, and in more modern times grew out of the Centre for University Studies created in 1968. At present it has over 30,000 students on a magnificent campus covering over one million square […]

How to get to Alicante

How to get to Alicante

November 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The city of Alicante is accessible by land, sea and air. Motorways, highways and other minor roads enable visitors to reach Alicante by car or coach from the major Spanish and European cities. The international airport of El Altet is located just 10 minutes from the city centre and is one of the main entry […]

Why Alicante?

Why Alicante?

November 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The city of Alicante stands on the east coast of Spain and is bathed by the Mediterranean Sea. The coastline in this region is known as the Costa Blanca and is home to such internationally renowned tourist destinations as Benidorm, Calpe, Jávea and Altea. As a Mediterranean city, it has its own distinct personality and […]

Alicante beaches

Alicante beaches

November 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Eleven nautical miles from the city of Alicante lies the island known as La Isla de Tabarca, the only inhabited island in the whole Region of Valencia. The excellent quality of its waters and the biodiversity of its fauna have led to its official designation as a Mediterranean Marine Reserve.

Alicante fiestas

Alicante fiestas

November 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Visitors to the city of Alicante have many an opportunity to make their trip coincide with one of the many Spanish fiestas dotting the calendar throughout the year. The Hogueras de San Juan bonfire celebrations, the Moors and Christians parades, Carnival, Holy Week, the pilgrimage to the Santa Faz Monastery and Christmas are just some […]

Trips around Alicante

Trips around Alicante

November 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Elche Elche is the Region of Valencia’s third largest city in terms of population and is the Spanish footwear capital. The mere mention of Elche immediately evokes images of its spectacular palm tree grove, El Palmeral, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and of the Misteri, one of Spain’s most important cultural […]

Alicante monuments

Alicante monuments

November 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

As well as museums, Alicante also has a great monumental heritage. Examples include: Santa Bárbara Castle overlooking the Mediterranean atop Mount Benacantil and providing unrivalled sea views; the Santa María Church, a 14th century Gothic temple that houses a priceless documental and artistic collection whose oldest piece is an incunable dating back to the 13th […]

Hotels in Alicante and Torrevieja

Hotels in Alicante and Torrevieja

October 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Finding the right hotel is a uniquely individual decision.  Your own preferences and prejudices, and of course your budget, will be the deciding factors in your quest to find your perfect Alicante hotel.

Sightseeing in Alicante

Sightseeing in Alicante

October 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Alicante is the second largest city in the Valencia Province. The city is a major tourist attraction and there are many opportunities for sightseeing in Alicante. Over six million tourists visit the Costa Blanca region each year. Many of them enter the region through the Alicante airport and spend some time in the city. Sightseeing […]

Traveling to Alicante

Traveling to Alicante

October 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

If travelling to Alicante is on your list of places to go then you can really look forward to a wonderful travel experience, where you will be able to spend time in a wonderful destination with plenty for people of all ages to enjoy. One of the most well known and popular cities on the […]