Many tourists only know Alicante as the name of the airport of their destination. The capital of the province of the same name has a lot more to offer.
In this pleasant coastal city you will find pleasant shopping promenades, a large marina, beaches, museums, parks and the absolute highlight is the Santa Barbara Castle on top of a hill near the coast.
Shopping enthusiasts will also find what they are looking for. You will not see a classic shopping and walking street as we know it in many countries and cities. Still there are more than enough shops throughout the city. There are several large branches of the well-known Spanish store chain El Corte Ingles and many well-known international chains are also present. Just behind the hill on which you find the castle of Santa Barbara, there is a large modern shopping center that also includes a Kinepolis cinema complex.
For those who want to gamble there is a casino near the marina. And of course you can also go to one of the many nice restaurants in Alicante.