Shopping areas, markets and outdoor markets…there are a wide range of shops to browse around in Alicante, in the city centre, the numerous shopping malls and also in the open air stalls in different public places, open all year round

Parks and gardens

Alicante has plenty of lovely parks and gardens. You can enjoy pleasant walks and magnificent views and let them surprise you with their beauty and uniqueness; ExplanadaLa Ereta ParkCanalejas parkEl Palmeral


Alicante has an extensive list of museums able to satisfy the most demanding tastes, and an important architectural heritage; Santa Barbara Castlemuseums and archaeological siteslandmark buildingscity walkstourist guides and guided visitsTuribus.


Take part in Alicante’s festivals and discover a whole world of emotions. Alicante’s festivals are undoubtedly one of the greatest attractions this warm and welcoming Mediterranean city has to offer. The yearly calendar is marked by numerous festivals.


Alicante has a great selection of public and private sports facilities where all kinds of national and international events can be held. Undoubtedly, one of the most important events held in Alicante in recent years is the Volvo Ocean Race, serving as the point of departure in the 2008 and 2011 editions, with the city being chosen once again to be the departure port for the 2014 and 2017 editions. 

The best beaches

Some of Alicante’s  best tourist attractions are its excellent beaches. Year after year they receive theBlue Flag award by  the European Union, which earns them well deserved international recognition; San Juan beachThe Cabo de las Huertas covesAlmadraba beachAlbufereta beachPostiguet beachSaladares-Urbanova beachTabarca Islandaccessible beaches for handicap people, beach “dog-friendly” Aguamarga .