Alicante Tourism

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!

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Alicante

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

    • Air Pollution 21.43 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 29.17 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 34.38 (Low)
  • How safe is Alicante for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Alicante.

    • Burglary and Theft 26.56 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 27.34 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 20.97 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 56.67 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 21.09 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 39.17 (Low)
    • Attacks 20.31 (Low)
    • Drug offense 41.94 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 90.63 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 64.06 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 22.66 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 15.32 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 37.1 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Alicante is 176.82 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 69.79 (High)
    • Climate Index 95.25 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 41.31 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 26 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 53.99 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 84.58 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.81 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 77.73 (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.

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.16 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.89 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 29.96 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 73.91 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 75.82 USD

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

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