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Alicante Attractions

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Castillo de Santa Barbara like a fairytale castle high on a hill, the Castillo de Santa Barbara rests on the summit of Mount Benacantil with the city and the sparkling Mediterranean Sea below. With drawbridge, secret passages and dungeon it dates back to medieval times, and exploring the castle lends hours of fun and romantic imaginings.

Isla de Tabarca Just off the coast of Alicante is a tiny island where once pirates hid out and planned their plunder of passing ships. Today tourists can play on the sandy beach without fear of a Jolly Roger taking them by surprise. Snorkelling, diving in a little yellow submarine, or taking a ride in a glass bottomed boat reveal the rich marine life below the waves, and taking lunch at one of the seafood restaurants provides a perfect day in the sun on Isla de Tabarca.

Museo de la Asegurada Once a formidable prison and munitions store, this 17th century building is today a museum and reflect mans' higher consciousness with collections of art by Gris, Miro, Picasso and Dali, and the lesser-known works of Spanish painters such as Chillida, Mompo and Zobel.

Benedorm Beaches The beaches I have visited in Benedorm are by far the best I have seen with all sorts of entertainment from one end to the other end may it be that you just want to lay and sun bath or do water sports paddle with your kids play with the little ones on the apparatus provided for small children or just a leisurely stroll it’s just amazing.
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Alicante Shopping

Alicante is great for buying ceramics, woodcarvings, and hand-tooled leather items, with outlets on just about every street corner. Modern sculptures in wood, marble and stone can be bought at the studio of Pedro Soriano at the Plaza San Antonio 2. There is also a large department store for the more mundane, every day necessities at El Corte Inagles, on Ave. Maison Nave 53.

Alicante Activities

Located in the town of Benidorm is the theme park, Terra Mitica, which has been divided into five sections, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Iberia, and the Islands. Filled with attractions such as the giant roller coaster, Magnus Colossus, and a model of the Port of Alexandria at the time of Cleopatra, as well as live performances of actors entertaining the public. There are also bars, restaurants and cafeterias for refreshments and relaxation.

Alicante Beaches

Postiguet Beach Located at the foot of the Santa Barbara Castle, this beach has bean awarded the Blue Flag, and has life-guards, a watchtower, a Red Cross post, and, amongst other facilities access for the handicapped.

Cala del Pichon close to the Royal Sports Club of Pichon, this little sandy cove is the ideal spot for a bit of fishing off its breakwater.

Saladar with fine golden sand, this beach runs the length of the promenade where you can enjoy gorgeous views of the mountains while you pay homage to the sun. It has been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag, and can be reached from the Urbanoba housing estate.

Alicante Restaurants and Bars

Alicante Restaurants

La Darsena - Muelle De Levante 6, if you enjoy Spanish Cuisine, and in particular paella, then this famous restaurant will become one of your all-time favourites with 148 different choices of the dish on the menu. The imaginative chefs create paella's of every conceivable blend of ingredients and every one is a mouth-watering delight.

Nou Manolin - Calle Villegas 3, locals revere this restaurant, which serves about 50 different tapas, which can be enjoyed, in the elegant upstairs dining room with uniformed waiters and stylish decor. If you are looking more for a night of drinking with the natives, then the street level bar will be more your scene.

Restaurante El Jumillano - Cesar Elquezabel 64, opened in 1936 as a modest wine bar, this place has changed little over the years except to improve the dishes offered, and now provides such succulent offerings as cured ham served with fresh melon, or fillet of beef seasoned with garlic, and a tempting and delicious array of fresh fish and seafood.

Alicante Bars & Clubs

Muelle del Puerto This street is where the greatest concentrations of pubs and bars lie, and is a favourite haunt of locals and tourists alike. On the edge of the port, it is the scene of dedicated pub-crawling and socializing.

El Meson - Calle Laboradores 23, this is one of the most popular bars in the area, and a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike.

Missing - Calle Gravina 4, is one of the very popular gay bars, which is open daily from 9pm to 3:30am.

Alicante children's activities

Located in the town of Benidorm is the theme park, Terra Mitica, which has been divided into five sections, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Iberia, and the Islands. Filled with attractions such as the giant roller coaster, Magnus Colossus, and a model of the Port of Alexandria at the time of Cleopatra, as well as live performances of actors entertaining the public. There are also bars, restaurants and cafeterias for refreshments and relaxation.

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