Alicante Holidays

Holidays in Alicante provide a great mix of city culture and seaside relaxation, making it a popular destination with all kinds of holidaymakers. This fabulous resort is located in the heart of Spain’s Costa Blanca, nestled between towering mountains and golden beaches. So whatever type of holiday you enjoy Alicante has plenty to offer you! With average flight times of around two hours from the UK and summer temperatures typically reaching 30 degrees, making Alicante your next holiday destination would be a fantastic choice.

Alicante airport provides a gateway to other favourite holiday resorts on the Costa Blanca such as Benidorm and La Manga, but Alicante itself has so much to discover for families, couples, and groups of friends alike. The city has been reinvigorated in recent years thanks to a stunning new harbour complex, impeccably clean beaches, and a reputation for having some of the best nightlife in Spain! Home to hundreds of buzzing cocktail bars, pubs and nightclubs, so when the sun goes down you will never be short of options for dancing the night away in Alicante. Or if you'd like to get into the holiday spirit early, then the 'chiringuitos' (beach bars) built along the beaches are the perfect place to grab a cocktail and cool down by the sparkling sea.

For an authentic taste of Alicante, there are plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in the city's rich culture. If you are an adventurous foodie then you could never get tired of tucking into the finest Spanish tapas in Alicante’s wide selection of restaurants - Alicante is said to have been the birthplace of tapas, after all! The city’s main landmark, the Castillo de Santa Barbara offers a fascinating glimpse into Alicante's history, or you could spend an evening an a flamenco show for a memorable Spanish experience.

Families are very well catered-for on Alicante holidays too. Whether you are playing on the golden beaches, taking part in water sports, or spotting lions, tigers, leopards and zebras in the Vergel Safari Park, the resort has something to keep every member of the family entertained. Plus, Aqualandia water park in Benidorm is less than an hour's drive away!

We have been voted the UK’s Best High Street Travel Agent, so there really is nobody better to trust with planning your perfect holiday to Alicante than Hays Travel! As the UK's largest independent travel agent we have over 37 years of experience in booking unforgettable Spanish holidays. Speak to us now to begin planning your dream Alicante getaway.

Head to one of Alicante’s many beaches to sunbathe or, for the active, why not try kite land-boarding or maybe dinghy sailing. Take an unusual city tour on a Segway, a two-wheeled scooter that you stand up on and ride along the pavement. Learn about the history of bull-fighting in the Plaza de Toros Museum. Get close to the wildlife at the Vergel Safari Park near Alicante with its lions, tigers, leopards and zebras. Explore the Caves of Canalobre, one of Spain's most impressive caves, which are about 24 kilometres outside the city. No trip to Alicante would be complete without a shopping trip to the El Corte Ingles department store or to the market on the tree-lined promenade behind the port. Alicante is well-known for having one of the most vibrant nightlife’s in Spain. Around the El Puerto, El Barrio and Esplanada areas you'll find a whole host of bars and clubs offering everything from Spanish music to pop, while the 'chiringuitos' built along the beaches are the perfect place to grab a cocktail by the sea. Bars and clubs usually open at 11pm and close around 4-5am, providing plenty of time to enjoy the nightlife that Alicante has to offer.

Alicante has wide selection of restaurants, ranging from fast food outlets, and international favourites to the traditional Spanish cuisine and tapas. No trip to the Costa Blanca is complete without sampling some Paella, which was after all invented in this region in Valencia. Wash down your meal with a traditional jug of sangria or try the dessert wine Fondillon, which comes from the Monovar region.

Quick Facts...


Average 3 hour flight


Time difference +1 hour(s)


Average temperature 23°C