If you have never been to Alicante, you should do so as soon as possible. Because the sunny city on the Costa Blanca has so much more to offer than its great sandy beach. We reveal the best tips and hotspots for Alicante in Spain!

From Weeze Airport, the flight to Alicante Airport with Ryanair takes just under two hours and 45 minutes. From there, it’s only half an hour by bus directly to the beach or the city centre of Alicante – super practical and uncomplicated.

Explanada de España

The first impression of Alicante is overwhelming: what a wonderfully long sandy beach that kisses the turquoise sea here! And that is by no means all there is to discover. The beach is adjoined by the Explanada de Espana: the promenade with palm trees and mosaics is perfect for getting an overview while strolling along and looking out to the sea.

This also works wonderfully in winter, because even then the sea is still warm enough to swim a little, and on longer walks or hikes you don’t break out in a sweat!

Castillo de Santa Bárbara on the Monte Benacantil

You can see it from the beach, the Castle de Santa Bárbara on Benacantil Mountain. Even the hike up to the castle is beautiful, and the building itself is worth a visit.

For the less sporty: There is also a cheap lift that takes visitors up to the castle. Once at the top, you look out over the whole city and the surrounding countryside – what a view! The Castillo also offers various exhibitions that focus on the history of the castle.

Coffee, tapas and regional wines

Did the “climb” of Monte Benacantil make you hungry? Then take a look in the centre of Alicante to see what the city has to offer in the way of delicacies. The countless restaurants offer typical Spanish tapas and super tasty wines from the region. For coffee lover, “Madness Coffee” offers hot specialities. Keep an eye on the clock – because many Spaniards still keep it very precise with the important siësta, the lunch break, and allow themselves to close their shops between 1 and 4 pm.

On the other hand, the evenings are getting later: Spaniards usually eat between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. – especially in summer, when it´s hotter during the day.

Sporty on the road by bike

Cycling is the best way to explore Alicante – in summer as well as in the winter months. Bike rental stations such as Blue Bike offer electric bikes and regular bikes for rent by the hour or day. Pedal towards Palmeral, where you can take a short break in the shady park and at a great waterfall and cuddle the park’s resident cats. And towards Playa de San Juan, you’ll find a great beach to relax on.

Book your flight with Ryanair from Airport Weeze now and discover the beautiful city of Alicante!