After a few days of enjoying sun and beach on the Alicante coast, it’s time to go home; Why not take advantage of that day back to get to know the city of Alicante?
There are many things to do in Alicante. A pleasant walk, a little shopping for souvenirs or some local fashion, and a good farewell rice.
The pearl of the Mediterranean offers us endless possibilities to enjoy an unforgettable day. And we have very varied and desirable options to satisfy any type of audience.
The first thing to keep in mind, if we want to make the most of our time, is to ensure from the beginning the transfer to the Alicante airport .
It is better not to tempt fate and rely from the beginning on a serious service, which guarantees us the trip to the airport from anywhere in the city. A company that is at our disposal at the exact time we need it to make the most of the day.
Alicante airport has gained a lot of passenger volume in recent years thanks to low cost companies and it is better to have this circumstance well covered.
What to see in Alicante in one day?
If you have a day to visit this city and want to know what your strengths are, read on. The highlight of this city, how could it be otherwise, is in its maritime facade.
It has an elegant marina , which has been on several occasions the starting point of the prestigious Volvo Ocean Race competition. It has two commercial areas in the docks of the east and west, where we can find all kinds of places for leisure and catering.
The promenade of the port, always busy, offers magnificent sea views, with luxurious yachts in the background.
Right next door, we have the emblematic Playa del Postiguet , the most central and beloved by Alicante. From there we observe the view of the urban profile par excellence, the silhouette of the imposing Santa Barbara Castle , rising in front of the sea.
We can access it from an elevator located at its base. It is a mandatory visit, because from above you have a panoramic that is difficult to forget.
In the immediate vicinity, there is also the Paseo de la Explanada , which with its palm trees and its incredible mosaic of tiles drawing waves on the ground is another of the most mythical prints of the capital.
From this walk and after contemplating the beautiful Carbonell House , we can enter the most central and busy area.
Less than 10 minutes we have Maissonave Avenue , the golden mile of the Alicante trade.
Nearby are also other urban landmarks, such as the Plaza de los Luceros, the heart of the capital, as well as other avenues, such as Alfonso X el Sabio and the Rambla de Méndez Núñez, which complete the commercial expansion circuit.
If you have time, a visit to MARQ , one of the most important archaeological museums in Spain, with many Greco-Roman pieces is highly recommended . Visiting this museum taking into account where we are and the history of the environment can be an unforgettable experience.
Where to eat in Alicante?
Although it sounds topical, it has always been said that rice in Valencia grows, but in Alicante it is cooked. It would be a crime to leave without tasting any of the most delicious fish and seafood paellas in the country.
Anyway, if you are one of those who does not like paella, we can also find, as it could not be otherwise, grills, Italians, tapas areas and all the gastronomic variety we need.
The most outstanding restaurant areas, we will find in the port, in Playa de San Juan and above all, in the area of the Old Town. Here we can enjoy a spectacular and lively street atmosphere on weekends, motivated by the famous “afternoon”, of which Alicante was a pioneer.