Alicante is located on Spain´s Costa Blanca and it mixes local traditions and culture with modern lifestyle and breathtaking nature. It's a favorite destination for Spanish guests and foreigners alike. The Balearic and Alboran seas provide pristine blue waters to Alicante´s beautiful white sand beaches. Add a wide array of dining, sleeping, and shopping options and you get a perfect holiday destination.
Some of the highlights when visiting Alicante include climbing up on foot or by elevator to Castillo de Santa Bárbara. Once on top, take in the incredible view of the city and the gorgeous landscape. Back in town stroll down the Explanada de España promenade right by the port and enjoy a relaxing time. Stop any time to eat a typical seafood dish or have a drink at one of the numerous restaurants and bars. The downtown area´s narrow streets and colorful houses make it perfect for diving into Alicante´s culture and vibrant nightlife.
The sky is clear blue and the weather is hot during the summer in Alicante. This is also the perfect time to enjoy the beaches. The most popular ones are Playa del Postiguet (near the old town) and Playa de San Juan, which has restaurants, bars and sports areas. Semana Santa (Easter) and Carnaval are very popular and bring in many visitors looking to enjoy parades and festivals.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Alicante. The warmest months in Alicante are May and June, when temperatures reach 99 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 36 ˚F. The wettest month in Alicante is December with 3.76 inches of rain, while the driest month is August with 0.57 inches of rain.
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