Alicante Airport is situated 8 km outside of Alicante town with most passengers arriving from cities in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands. A perfect destination for any holiday, Alicante has beaches, culture and a thriving nightlife.
At Alicante Airport, all flights operate from the new terminal whether they are charter, international or domestic flights. Large windows and glass displays combined with wide walkways enhance the airports spacious and airy feel. There are ATMs and a currency exchange service for those money emergencies and a VIP lounge for business class passengers. Internet access points are available for checking email and there is a pharmacy and newsagent for last minute travel buys. There are many shops and cafes to choose from, whilst you wait for your flight. Shop for duty free bargains at Aldeasa and enjoy top class shopping at 22 new shops which have everything from fashion to music and gourmet items from local and international brands. There is a wide selection of food outlets too, including the chance to sample tapas, grab fast food or eat at a Michelin starred chef’s restaurant.
Make the most of Alicante’s old town and explore the narrow winding streets to find the town hall, convent and cathedral. For a little culture there are art galleries and museums in the old town too. Take the elevator up to Santa Barbara Castle and see fantastic views of the harbour and town. You can take a boat or catamaran trip to Tabarca Island for a little peace and quiet away from the masses. Shoppers can browse the market stalls on Esplanada d’Espanya or visit the Mercado Central, perfect for food lovers. After dark, head back to the Puerto or Barrio where you will find dozens of clubs and bars and something for everyone. Postiguet Beach is the best sandy beach in town, however if you have car hire in Alicante it is worth driving to San Juan Beach, just 7 km away and considered the finest in Spain.
A visit to Alicante will keep you very busy and you may well have to return, one day. With car hire in Alicante, you can visit the popular beach metropolis of Benidorm and the pretty and historic town of Denia. Book a tour of the Candelabra Caves too to see amazing stalagmites and stalactites, just 24 km out of the town of Alicante.