Alicante, Spain travel guide
Alicante El Altet Airport, airport code ALC, handles eighty percent of the total international flights to reach this region. Most incoming passenger are from the United Kingdom, Germany and Holland. Based on passenger numbers, in 2009 it was ranked the sixth busiest airport in Spain and one of the 50 busiest airports in Europe. Servicing one of the most dynamic and main economic zones of Spain´s Mediterranean coast.
The airport has to terminal one of which is under construction and will be finished by the end of 2010, thus increasing annual airport capacity to 20 million passengers. The airlines that handle most passenger traffic here include Ryanair, Easy Jet and Air Berlin.
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Tourist attractions at Alicante, Spain
Castle of Santa Barbara
Overlooking the city on top Mount Benacantil this locations offers amazing views and a rich history. Open during the summer (April – Sept.) from 10am to 10 pm and during the winter months (Oct. - March) from 10 am to 8pm, it is one of Spain's biggest medieval fortresses.
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Basilica of Santa Maria
A Gothic styled construction featuring a Rococo styled high altar and Baroque portal both dating back to the 18th century. It is the oldest church in the city whose main construction dates back to the 14th century. Opening hours depend on religious services.
The Marq Provincial Archaeology Museum
Founded in 1932, visitors today may enjoy an avant-garde method of experiencing archeology supported by modern audiovisual technology. It is open from Tuesdays to Saturdays 10am – 7pm. Sundays from 10 am – 2pm. Most consult with museum for July and August opening hours.
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Recommended daytrips from Alicante, Spain
Located 11 nautical miles offshore, opposite the city of Alicante, it is the only inhabited island in the region of Valencia featuring beaches with crystal-clear waters, a variety of flora and fauna, restaurants and a picturesque fishing village where visitors may dine and shop around.
How to Get There: The island may be reached by boat from Alicante, Santa Pola, Guardamar, Torrevieja and Benidorm.
From Alicante, Empresa Kontiki can get you there over Easter and summer every day of the week and several departures are made during the day. However outside the summer season, trips are made on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Journey time is approximately one hour.
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Features two UNESCO World Heritage sites to visit. The first is El Palmeral, which boasts over a million palm trees and the second is the Misteri D´Elx medeval play which is an extremely ancient sacro-lyrical drama performed out in the Santa Maria basilica.
Other famed sites include La Alcudia archaeological site, the Moorish tower of La Calahorra and the Altamira Palace.
How to Get There in a rental car from Alicante:
From Alicante take the N-340 or the A-7 road towards Murcia and that will take you straight to Elche.
This quaint village populated by about 200 inhabitants is a must see in the region. Nestled in a stunning valley surrounded by the highest mountains in the province, it is famed for its history and castle declared to be an Asset of Cultural Interest in 1974.
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How to Get There: take the AP – 7 toll motorway towards Benidorm and exit at Callosa d´En Sarria. This will take you through La Nucia and Polop on your way there.
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Hotels at Alicante, Spain
Alfonso X El Sabio Avenue, 11
Tel: +(34) 96 659 07 00
Fax: +(34) 96 659 07 10
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Local conditions for Alicante, Spain
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Weather forecast for Alicante, Spain
Sunny, Max Temp: 29°C (84°F), Min Temp: 18°C (64°F)
Max Temp: 29°C (84°F), Min Temp: 18°C (64°F), Wind Direction: ESE, Wind Speed: 9mph, Visibility: good, Pressure: 1014mb, Humidity: 51%, UV risk: n/a, Sunrise: 06:47CEST, Sunset: 21:27CEST
Sunny, Max Temp: 29°C (84°F), Min Temp: 20°C (68°F)
Max Temp: 29°C (84°F), Min Temp: 20°C (68°F), Wind Direction: ESE, Wind Speed: 11mph, Visibility: good, Pressure: 1016mb, Humidity: 53%, UV risk: n/a, Sunrise: 06:48CEST, Sunset: 21:26CEST
Sunny intervals, Max Temp: 28°C (82°F), Min Temp: 20°C (68°F)
Max Temp: 28°C (82°F), Min Temp: 20°C (68°F), Wind Direction: E, Wind Speed: 14mph, Visibility: very good, Pressure: 1019mb, Humidity: 66%, UV risk: n/a, Sunrise: 06:48CEST, Sunset: 21:26CEST
- Airport name:
- Alicante El Altet
- Airport code:
- Phone number:
- +34(0)96 691 9000 of 9100
- Fax number:
- +34(0)96 691 9354
- Alicante Airport 03071 Alicante Spain
- Distance from airport to Alicante:
- Alicante city || 5.6 Miles / 9 km / 20 minutes by rental car from Downtown Alicante
- Car Rental office location:
For car rental in Alicante Airport, you can easily access desks of most rental companies from the arrival area as well as from outside.
Counters for major car hire companies are right before the exit gate of the arrival area. Conveniently located for you to collect your prebooked rental car in Alicante Airport, Spain.
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Airlines providing airport services to Alicante, Spain
- Aer Lingus
- Air Algerie
- Air Berlin
- Air Europa
- Air Finland
- Air Nostrum L.A. Mediterráneo
- British Airways
- Brussels Airlines
- Bulgaria Air
- Cimber Sterling
- Click Air
- First Choice Airways
- Hola Airlines
- Iceland Express
- Jetx Airlines
- Monarch Airlines
- Norwegian Airlines
- Santa Barbara Airlines
- SkyEurope Airlines
- Thomas Cook Airlines
- VIM Airlines
- XL Airways France