What to see in Alicante
The Port of Alicante began its construction in the year 1476 during the reign of John II of Aragon, who was seeking to consolidate the thriving commercial development of Alicante. Since its declaration as a Public Port of the Mediterranean in 1271, the port has been one of the city’s most important commercial and transport channels.
Like the main modern ports worldwide, the Port of Alicante is connected by a network of roads and highways with the main cities and communities in the country, especially Castilla-La Mancha, Murcia, Madrid and Andalusia. In addition, it is closely linked to the airport, just 12 minutes away.
Additionally, the Port of Alicante has a strategic geographical location in the heart of the city. Thus, it works very effectively as a merchandise distribution point, fishing and commercial operations centre, excellent route shipping company and magnificent recreational place thanks to its multiple leisure options.
Although the Port of Alicante occupies a modest place among the large Spanish commercial ports such as Algeciras, Barcelona and Bilbao, it is a channel of vital importance for regional trade, especially footwear, agribusiness and the toy sector.
Another very important detail about the Port of Alicante, one that has represented a pillar of its economic development, is that the beauty of its coast and the ease of docking for deep-draft ships attracts a huge number of tourists. They come to the city thanks to the active cruise ship route in the Mediterranean.