Apartments in Alicante – Affordable, Stylish Accommodation
Alicante can best be described as dynamic. From its lively beaches and collection of clubs and bars to its traditional Spanish old quarter and waterfront charm, it has a little something for everyone. Though famed for its legendary nightlife which doesn’t falter throughout the year, Alicante still maintains an authentic Spanish vibe, particularly in the winding streets of the old part of town. Here, the foodie scene is huge, with plenty of delicious local restaurants that ooze a cosy ambiance. It’s the beaches that tend to be the main draw though, with wide sprawling expanses of golden sand filled with sun-seekers and keen swimmers. Whether you want to relax at the beach or delve into the labyrinth of Alicante’s old quarter, be sure to book one of our Alicante apartments for the perfect place to stay.
Museums and Mountains - Things to do in Alicante
- Santa Barbara Castle – This 9th century Muslim castle boasts incredible views from the top of Mount Benacantil.
- Archaeological Museum of Alicante – The city’s archaeological museum has won awards in the past and was named European Museum of the Year in 2004.
- Tabarca – An islet situated just off the coast of Santa Pola that lies amongst the clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
- Alicante Museum of Contemporary Art – Featuring works by local contemporary artists and those from further afield, this museum is dedicated to art from the 20th century up until the present day.
- Gravina Museum of Fine Arts – Set inside a beautiful 18th century palace, this museum showcases a fine collection of medieval and modern Spanish art.
- Concatedral de San Nicolas Alicante – Boasting a baroque chapel and intricate cloisters this co-cathedral is an impressive building in the heart of Alicante.
- Port of Alicante – One of the most popular parts of Alicante is the port, which has incredible views out to sea and a range of shops, restaurants, and bars dotted around it.
- Mount Benacantil – This recognisable icon of Alicante is a mountain that watches over the urban sprawl of the city.
- Bonfires of Saint John – A traditional festival celebrated during Midsummer. It’s a huge event in Alicante, with fireworks, performances, and all-night parties.
- Canelobre Caves – Situated in Busot, these ancient caves are tucked away in the Cabezon de Oro mountain ridge.
- Basilica of Santa Maria, Alicante – This is the oldest active church in Alicante and was erected between the 14th and 16th centuries in an eye-catching Gothic style.
- Estadio Jose Rico Perez – Home to Hercules FC, this stadium is a prominent sporting hotspot in the city, hosting numerous events throughout the year.
There is so much to see and do in Alicante and you’re bound to find something that interests you. Our apartments in Alicante are dotted all around, providing you with central accommodation that’s near all of the attractions.
Hitting the Shops in Alicante
With its rich heritage and its luxury Spanish style, Alicante has plenty of great shopping opportunities for visitors, whether you’re on the hunt for the perfect souvenir or simply want to sample some of the local flavours.
If you’re feeling peckish head to the Mercado Central, a farmer’s market situated in a grand 100-year-old building. Here, you can browse the numerous stalls which are piled high with local goods and delicious food. Even if you’re not looking to buy anything, it’s still worth a wander to explore the local tastes of Alicante.
Rambla de Mendez Nunez is the most popular shopping street in Alicante, boasting a wide, tree-lined boulevard. You can dip in and out of boutique stores and local shops and stop along the way at pretty cafes and cosy bars.
For those looking to explore the more creative side of Alicante, head to the Artmarket, which takes place every evening at the Paseo Gadeo. It brings together local artists and their work, giving you ample opportunity to browse watercolours, sketches, and sculptures.
Whatever kind of shopper you are, make sure you snap up one of our Alicante apartments so you’ve got somewhere to drop off your bags before you hit the beach and the bars.
Its beachside location means Alicante accommodation is predominantly made up of waterfront hotels and seaside apartments, but there are other, more traditional places to stay too, including cute guesthouses and design-led hostels. Alongside the beach you’ll find there are many luxury hotels complete with private sands and pools, as well as stylish apartments that overlook the crystal clear Mediterranean waters.
Arriving in Alicante and Getting Around
Getting to Alicante from the airport is easy with the public transport on offer. Buses travel every hour from the terminals to the city centre and offer the most affordable way to get into town. Taxis are also a popular option, with quick journeys and very affordable prices. Bear in mind that prices rise slightly at night, and always remember to agree on a price before you get in. Alternatively, you can hire a car from the airport so you can travel into town at your own pace and explore some of the beautiful scenery that surrounds the resort. There is a lot to see and do around Alicante and along the Costa Blanca, so having a car to hand is convenient, giving you access to small fishing villages and tiny hillside towns.
Once you’re in Alicante there are buses and trams that travel around the city and to other resorts along the coast, too, but it’s unlikely you’ll need to use public transport at all to get around Alicante itself. If you’re looking to explore regions outside of the resort, there are plenty of buses and taxi services for the journey. Some people choose to hire bikes to zip quickly from one place to the next, and the countryside landscapes that surround the resort are the perfect backdrop for cycling trips. Usually, though, you can walk from one hotspot to the next as the centre of the resort itself is relatively small.