Get cheap Alicante car hire deals online. It only takes a few minutes to compare car rental deals from Sixt, Budget, Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Goldcar. Alicante Airport, also known as Alicante-Elche Airport, handles over 8 million passengers annually. It offers the following facilities: duty-free shopping, a pharmacy, restaurants and fast food outlets, including Burger King, Costa Coffee, Starbucks, Häagen-Dazs and a tapas bar. It also has a currency exchange, internet access terminals, meeting rooms, barrier-free services, parking and Wifi. Car hire pick up and drop off can be done at the Airport.
A major resort within the Costa Blanca, Alicante is well-serviced with a luxury yacht-filled harbour, palm trees, miles of sandy beaches, quaint narrow streets, a historic quarter, vibrant nightlife, a hectic airport, restaurants, pubs and shops, an open-air market, colourful festivals and not one but twelve museums. Alicante’s wonderful Explanada de España promenade is paved with 6.5 million marble tiles, and the marina is crammed with restaurants, bars and shops. Check out the top tourist attractions below!
1. Castle of Santa Barbara. This stunning 10th-century castle is perched on the 166-metre-high Mount Benacantil, overlooking Alicante Town and is one of the largest fortresses in Europe! The castle is filled with delights, including a lookout tower, dungeons, a moat, cannons, fabulous views and cafes.
2. La Explanada de España.
The most popular promenade/boulevard in Alicante, this treasure is worth its weight in marble, as it is constructed using over 6 million cream marble tiles, with rows of glorious palm trees adding to its Mediterranean elegance. The promenade, which runs along the harbour, is populated with market stalls, cafes and romantic street lights for that evening stroll!
3. Other Attractions to note. Other popular tourist attractions in Alicante include Concatedral de San Nicolás de Bari (Catholic cathedral), Ayuntamiento de Alicante (town hall), Iglesia de Santa Maria (St Mary’s Church), Gravina Palace (palace and fine art museum), Canalejas Park (park with rubber plant collection), Tabarca Island (offshore island with Mediterranean Marine Reserve waters), Port of Alicante, Monastery of Santa Faz and the Convent of the Canónigas de San Agustin.