Alicante Tourism

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Alicante is a city and port in Spain and the capital of Alicante province. Of all Spain's provincial capitals, Alicante is one of the most important tourist destinations, more so on the east coast of Spain. It is a dynamic Spanish city with a magnificent castle as its prominent skyline and a long waterfront. Infact, you cannot escape these two while on your Alicante trip!  

Located in the middle of Costa Blanca, the tranquil waters of the Mediterranean Sea add to the appeal of this beautiful harbour city. While working on your Alicante itinerary do ensure that you include nearby towns and villages as well to your travel plan. Like the valley town of Guadalest for example.

Trivia (your Alicante tourist guide might not tell you this!)- Ruled by Arabs for a long time, the name of the city sounds like the Arabic name ‘Al-laqant’ which in turn reflects the Latin ‘Lucentum’. Lucentum was the name of the Roman predecessor of the city of Alicante.  

From the best times to visit the city to how to reach it, from where to stay to where to eat, from what to see to what festivals to witness, allow us to be your Alicante travel guide!

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Facts and Stats for Alicante*

  • Pollution Statistics in Alicante

    Know the pollution level of Alicante before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 15 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 31.25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 37.5 (Low)
  • Alicante: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Alicante for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Alicante.

    • Burglary and Theft 23 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 26 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 19 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 21 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 34 (Low)
    • Attacks 19 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 42 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 93 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 65 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 21 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 17 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 33 (Low)
  • Living in Alicante - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 70.92 (High)
    • Climate Index 95.25 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 34.4 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 25 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 83.66 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.54 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Alicante

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Alicante

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.25 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.41 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35.16 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 84.32 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 86.93 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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