Alicante Travel Guide - Introduction
Welcome to Alicante, Spain's "City of the Sun"
Whether you want to enjoy a drink on the palm-lined promenade, dive into the exciting nightlife, kick back on the beach or experience the university atmosphere, Alicante offers something for everyone. Get to know Alicante, a medium-sized city with unbeatable weather, outstanding food and friendly, welcoming people.
Alicante is a quiet yet lively city brimming with history. The same sea air that you enjoy today once attracted the ancient Romans, and later moved the Arabs to stay here for 500 years. In the 13th century, the city was finally recaptured by the Christian forces. Come and celebrate Alicante's past during "Las Hogueras", a huge and traditional party complete with fireworks, parades and papier-maché sculptures that are set on fire.