Someone once said that travelling is adding spice to life and it couldn’t be more true. There is nothing more enriching than getting to know new places and people. You will discover incredible places and cultures that have a lot to offer you. It doesn’t matter the destination, but that you arrive with the illusion of enjoying everything it has to offer. From Hotel Don Pancho, as experts in receiving countless tourists every year, we invite you to spend a few days in the area and we also show you what to see in Alicante.
What to see in Alicante on your next holiday?
As we said at the beginning, if you are wondering what to see in Alicante, the answer is not simple, as you have an infinite number of options. As we can’t show you all of them, we have selected some of the most attractive ones.
The order we have chosen does not mean that they are better or worse, that is for you to decide when you organise the days you are going to spend in this town. For our part, we give you all these suggestions:
- Santa Bárbara Castle. The Santa Bárbara Castle is one of the most outstanding medieval fortresses in our country. Its construction began in the 9th century by the Arabs and was completed by the Christians in the 18th century. It is currently used to host various events held in the area. It can be accessed from the Santa Cruz area and has a great advantage: there is no entrance fee.
- Santa Cruz area. Another place not to be missed is the Santa Cruz area. Its narrow streets and typical whitewashed houses give the area a unique atmosphere. You will find the co-cathedral of San Nicolás, which is the most important monument of its kind in the province, and the hermitage of Santa Cruz. Of course, if you want to eat or have a drink, you’ll discover places with incredible charm. As a last recommendation, don’t forget to visit Alicante City Hall, you’ll love it.
- La Cara del Moro. This curious name is also given to the Benacantil mountain. From the Playa del Postiguet beach you can see a human form. As you know, the region has a strong Arab influence and there are many legends featuring caliphs, princes and princesses, Christians and many other characters of the time.
- Alicante beaches. Alicante is synonymous with the sea and long days enjoying the good temperatures on the sand. That’s why you have to visit its beaches at some point during your holidays, although you’re sure to do so many times. We recommend that you don’t miss these two:
- San Juan beach. It is perhaps the best known and best beach you can find in the Alicante area. You can get there by tram and you only have to choose between spending a quiet day at the beach or enjoying the many activities on offer. From water sports to eating an exquisite paella.
- Postiguet beach. We have already mentioned it and it is undoubtedly one of the best, we are referring to Postiguet beach. However, if you want a quiet swim in summer, it will not be the ideal choice, as it is very busy. Otherwise, it meets all the requirements for an unforgettable day out.
- Archaeological Museum of Alicante. Did you know that Alicante has one of the best archaeological museums in our country? Well, it is. If you want to add a cultural touch to your holidays, we invite you to visit it. You’ll discover a collection with pieces of great value that covers history from the Palaeolithic period to the present day.
- Alicante Marina. Near Postiguet Beach you will discover the Alicante Marina. It is a very pleasant walk and from there you can go to the Explanada de España. A large pedestrian avenue and one of the most beautiful places in the city.
- The Central Market. A place as traditional as the Central Market has become the epicentre of a fashion as fashionable as the tardeo. Or to put it another way, going out for an appetizer, having lunch and having a bite to eat before going home. You can do this if you spend Saturday in the city and many bars are in the area of this modernist building in the centre of Alicante.
- Tabarca Island. We finish our tour in the area, but going into the sea. You can’t miss the only inhabited island not only in Alicante, but in the whole of the Valencian Community. At one time, it was the haunt of the Barbary pirates. Everything changed when King Carlos III built its walls. You can reach this place by boat from the port, spend a day at the beach and eat a caldero, a simply delicious dish.
At Hotel Don Pancho we are waiting for you to show you what to see in Alicante and the whole area, so don’t miss your next holiday with us.