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 a characteristic climate which, together with its beaches and areas of outstanding natural beauty, have made Alicante one of the leading tourist destinations in Spain and Europe.

The average yearly temperature is over 18ºC and the city enjoys nearly 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, with mild winters and hot summers that invite visitors to bathe in the enticing waters of its beaches.

Alicante beach line

Alicante beach line

The city is open to the rest of the world by way of its port and modern infrastructures such as its international airport, train station and network of roads and motorways, which furnish the city with a constant stream of visitors.

Alicante has always known how to adapt to changing times, as demonstrated by its having become the headquarters of the European Union’s Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM). It also boasts a comprehensive and varied range of hotels and accommodation that is constantly being renewed and updated, plus modern facilities for hosting conferences. Not to mention a great university tradition.

A healthy present and a promising future meld seamlessly with its intense history, which has seen Iberian, Roman and other cultures welcomed to its lands over the centuries: cultures which have left their mark visibly in the area’s numerous archaeological sites and in the museums dedicated to keeping their memory alive.

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