Alicante is the capital of Alicante Province, a city on Costa Blanca and a historic Mediterranean port. If you are planning to travel to Alicante on Costa Blanca with friends, you may want to consider renting an apartment as an alternative to a hotel. There are many choice apartments in Alicante to rent, with top of the range facilities. An apartment is the ideal choice for those who love their independence, appreciate space and prefer self catering amenities. Many of the apartments in Alicante rival hotel accommodation, in terms of luxury, with private swimming pools and grounds. Most apartments are also close to the best beaches and places of interest. The Hospes Amerigo is a centrally located luxury hotel that is just a 3 minute walk to the beach and harbour. This beautiful hotel also offers great deals. The Hostel de Sol is modest with very adequate accommodation, suitable for students. You'll get great value for money here, with the possibility of a continental breakfast included in the overall price. It's also located close to rail and bus services and is 5 minutes away from restaurants, clubs, bars and the local shopping centre.
British tourists have long flocked to the beaches on Costa Blanca, for the sun drenched white sandy beaches, effervescent nightlife and Benidorm. Costa Blanca has so much to offer and Alicante is a great place for families and friends to enjoy. San Juan is a popular beach in Alicante, with beach bars, water sports, restaurants and the longest stretch of golden sand in the city. The theme park Terra Mitica is perfect for a family day out, while the Castle of Santa Barbara is the biggest most important landmark of Alicante. This striking medieval fortress, built by the Moors in the 10th century, overlooks the city and is one of the largest fortresses in Europe. Nightlife is a popular pursuit for travellers to Alicante and El Puerto is a favourite hangout for tourists and locals. This area is extremely vibrant, with multiple bars and clubs that stay open from 11pm till 4 and 5am.