Alicante city life
Alicante is simply a splendid city, giving you a constant feel you’re on a holiday trip. With wonderful palm trees along the boulevard, nice shopping streets, lovely beaches, and large wonderful parks, you will simply love strolling around and discover nice places you can relax.
Interesting sights you can visit in Alicante are:
- The Castle of Santa Bárbara
- Basilica of Santa María
- San Nicolas Cathedral
- The Museum of Contemporary Art of Alicante
- MARQ (Museum of Archaeology)
Check out the old quarter of Alicante (El Barrio), wander through the promenade of Explanada de España, L'Ereta Park, or El Palmeral Park. Admire the sunset on the Guardamar beach, and walk around Puerto Deportivo (the port).
For a nice ballet, opera or theatre show, go to Alicante Theatre. Attend one of the local festivals, such as the Bonfires of Saint John, Moros i Cristians.
In Alicante, you can enjoy some of the best nightlife in the whole Spain. The city gathers a selection of nightclubs, pubs, cafes, simply satisfying all tastes. Don't miss tasting some authentic Spanish dishes in local restaurants. Playa de San Juan (St. John's Beach) area is a popular night spot during the summer months.
See the Tabarca Island, just a few kilometers from Alicante on the Mediterranean Sea. Now a popular touristic attraction, the island was once a haven for Barbary pirates. You can also check Monastery of Santa Faz, about 3 miles outside the city of Alicante.
International atmosphere in Alicante
Alicante counts many tourists all year round, coming from every corner in the world, but especially from Europe. Nearly 20% of the city’s population are foreigners: Romanians, Ecuadorians, Columbians, and a significant number of Russians, Chinese and Ukrainians. Several expats have settled in Alicante, from UK and Canada.
Regarding international business, Alicante has drawn several foreign investors, as the city has a strong economy, ranking as Spain's fourth largest province in terms of its GDP.
Alicante has mild winters and hot summers, with little rain throughout all seasons. The average temperatures ranges between 17°C (63 °F) and 6 °C (43 °F) in January, and between 30 °C (87 °F) and 21 °C (70 °F) in August.