Self Catering Holiday Villas in Alicante, Spain


Alicante is a province of eastern Spain, bordered by the provinces of Murcia on the southwest, Albacete on the west, Valencia on the north, and the Mediterranean Sea on the east.

Alicante–Elche Airport, originally named El Altet, is the fifth-busiest airport in Spain. Both Aer Lingus and Ryanair schedule several flights to and from this airport on a weekly basis making the area easily accessible all year-round.

The Costa Blanca is located in the Spanish province of Alicante. It has a typical Mediterranean landscape with beaches combined with mountainous terrain. Alicante serves as a gateway to many pretty towns and villages such as Denia, Calpe, Altea and Torrevieja.

The province hosts as many as six festivals declared to be of International Tourist Interest: the bonfires of San Juan on midsummer night in Alicante; the International Habaneras and Polyphony Competition in Torrevieja; the Moors and Christians festival in Villajoyosa and Alcoy; and the Elche Mystery Plays and the Palm Sunday Procession in the city of Elche.

The town of Elche is also the site of the Palmeral de Elche palm grove, awarded the World Heritage designation by the UNESCO. There are numerous archaeological sites in Alicante, many of which belong to the Mediterranean Basin on the Iberian Peninsula, also declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.

Alicante is a port city on Spain’s south-eastern Costa Blanca, and the capital of the Alicante province. Its old town, Barrio de la Santa Cruz, has narrow streets, coloured houses and a nightlife scene. From here, an elevator or a steep climb leads to medieval Castillo de Santa Bárbara, set on a hilltop with sweeping views of the Mediterranean coast.

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