VILLAS IN ALICANTE are an ideal way to visit a province of Spain, the capital of the same name. This is a historic Mediterranean port city and the second largest city of the Valencian Community in Spain. Mediterranean cruises stop in the port of Alicante and if you are visiting for holiday or vacation, there are many things to see and do in this Spanish city.

High above the city is the castle fortress of Santa Barbara: probably the most famous landmark in Alicante. It can be seen for miles from land or sea: when the Greeks and Romans arrived they both saw the shimmering white topped mountains from way out to sea and it’s where Alicante gets its name from. The castle was built in the 9th century by the Moors and was eventually opened to the public in 1963. Elevators were installed to help people visit the castle by travelling up from inside the mountain, especially those with walking difficulties.

The Explanada de Espana promenade is another wonderful sight to see in Alicante. In fact, it is known as the most beautiful promenade in Spain and is completely lined with palm trees and consists of 6.5 million colourful marble paving stones. You will notice that the promenade is filled with locals in the evening because it is a popular meeting place. Locals and tourists alike take time to browse the stalls along the Explanada, seeing local produce and goods. There are also many concerts that take place in the walk, many from the bandstand stage. Strolling along the promenade you will find a monument that is the artist Mark Hersch who still lives in Alicante today.

No trip to your VILLAS IN ALICANTE is complete without a visit to its beaches. Postiguet Beach is by far the most popular of all the beaches of Alicante. If you go to the beach early in the day, be sure to stop on the way at the Alicante central market for some snacks to eat on the beach. A selection of nice restaurants, cafes and bars line the street along the beach so people are always out and about Postiguet Beach. In fact, it is still a safe place to check the night as it is well lit and pleasantly busy until the small hours. Live like the locals do and head out just before sunset to watch the spectacular sunset from Alicante’s beaches.

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