Located on the Mediterranean coast and with a population of close to 400,000, Alicante is a dynamic and cheerful city that offers a great deal for visitors and tourists. In addition to its wide cultural offer, Alicante has multiple entertainment options.
The city has an excellent variety of shops and businesses where one can buy gifts, souvenirs and a large number of excellent quality items, especially in the many markets, craft stalls and street markets. Examples include those located on the famous Paseo de la Explanada and its metropolitan area, which is full of shopping malls.
In addition to its active and effusive trade, Alicante offers a wide range of options for enjoying the nightlife and having an amazing evening. The famous Alicante "marcha" is unforgettable thanks to its bars, discos, pubs and restaurants, spread over areas such as Costa Blanca avenue, the “zona del Barrio” area and Castaños street.
Alicante is an ideal city for families and children thanks to its many children's events and places for the enjoyment of little ones. An example is the San Francisco pedestrian street, with its multiple venues, games for children and other events designed for kids.
Alicante offers parks and beaches where one can rent boats to navigate, spend a wonderful day bathing in the crystalline waters of the Mediterranean or simply stroll the city’s interesting and enigmatic streets.