Handpicked by a Alicante Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Best Attractions in Alicante'.

When visiting Alicante, there are a plethora of attractions to explore that showcase the rich history and culture of this beautiful city. From stunning beaches to historical landmarks, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

One of the top attractions in Alicante is the Santa Barbara Castle, situated on Mount Benacantil. This medieval fortress offers panoramic views of the city and the Mediterranean Sea, making it a must-visit spot for history enthusiasts and photography lovers alike.

For beach lovers, the Playa del Postiguet is a popular choice, with its golden sands and crystal-clear waters. Visitors can relax on the beach, take a dip in the sea, or enjoy a leisurely stroll along the promenade.

The Explanada de Espana is another famous attraction in Alicante, known for its palm-lined boulevard and vibrant atmosphere. The promenade is lined with cafes, restaurants, and shops, making it the perfect spot to soak up the local culture and enjoy a leisurely day out.

If you're interested in history, don't miss the Archaeological Museum of Alicante, which showcases artefacts from the city's ancient past. From Roman relics to medieval treasures, the museum offers a fascinating glimpse into Alicante's rich history and heritage.

Finally, a visit to the Mercado Central is a must for foodies and culture enthusiasts alike. This bustling market offers a wide variety of fresh produce, meats, and seafood, as well as local delicacies and traditional crafts.

These are just a few of the best attractions in Alicante, but there is so much more to explore in this vibrant and welcoming city. Whether you're interested in history, culture, or simply relaxing on the beach, Alicante has something for everyone to enjoy.

Alicante Castle

Alicante's impressive castle is the main symbol of the city sitting high on the mountain top. It's a great day trip for all the family - and the views over the bay are amazing. Santa Barbara Castle is one of the largest medieval fortresses in Spain. It's a fabulous place for exploring dungeons, cannons and towers while finding out more about the people who lived there over the centuries. The cas...

The Lavender Gardens

The Lavender Gardens in the Jalon Valley is a delightful haven for gardeners, nature lovers and artists, who will appreciate the beautiful flowers, fabulous views and relaxing atmosphere. Stepping through the lavender door is like walking into a secret garden, full of wonder, which appeals to all the senses. The brilliant colours and impressive mountainous backdrop are an artist's dreams. The a...


Terra Natura

Take a walk through nature with the sounds of wild animals ringing in your ears. At Terra Natura in Benidorm, you can watch the elephants feeding, monkeys swinging and sea lions playing tricks. There is also a chance to see birds of prey with their amazing wing spans, tigers, reptiles, camels, deer, rhinos and other amazing animals from around the world. At Terra Natura Benidorm you can see mor...

Canelobre Caves

The picturesque town of Busot is home to the spectacular Canelobre Caves. Only 24km from Alicante, these breathtaking caves are similar to a Gothic cathedral inside, and are well worth a visit.. These caves are believed to date back to 740AD but to have taken more than seven million yearsto be created by the water eroding limestone rock. The entrance used by visitors today was created during...

Rock of Ifach

The Penon de Ifach has been a symbol of the region since ancient times and would have been an important landmark for sailors in bygone days. Now it is a nature reserve offering a haven to many wild birds, mammals and reptiles as well as interesting flora and fauna. It has been declared one of the seven wonders of the Valencia community. There are several ways to walk around the rock, includi...

Benidorm Palace

Enjoy a delicious dinner with wine while enjoying a spectacular show at the award-winning Benidorm Palace. Benidorm Palace has been voted the best European nightspot. Now is your chance to see for yourself why everyone raves about the shows featuring talented dancers and musicians. Stars who have performed here in the past include Johnny Vegas, Roy `Chubby`Brown and Joe Longthorne. There'...

Bodega, Museum and Restaurant Maserof

Take a trip up the mountains to find a hidden corner of Spain which will take you back in time to the 17th century. You can enjoy fine wine and food while enjoying the spectacular scenery. Maserof is a little gem set high in the Sierra Bernia mountains. It is a 17th century farmhouse crammed with antiques and relics from a bygone age. It is surrounded by farms and the vineyards from which the s...


Do you want a bird's eye view of the Alicante region with a thrilling helicopter ride across the mountains, resorts and sea. Heliactivo can turn your dreams into a reality. You can enjoy marvellous views of the Mediterranean and the mountains. You can enjoy a fabulous tour over Benidorm with its imposing skyscrapers. Get a bird's eye view of the coast line and the impressive mountainous region ...

SHA Wellness Clinic

Enjoy natural therapies in the luxurious surroundings of the award-winning SHA Wellness Clinic in Alicante. While enjoying the finest treatments at the hands of experts, excellent cuisine and luxurious accommodation, you can enjoy fantastic views of the sea and the Sierra Helada Mountain. SHA Wellness Clinic has tennis courts , a health club , an outdoor pool , an indoor pool , and a spa tub . T...

Paintball de Elite

Enjoy a unique and unforgettable experience We have themed scenarios which have been decorated based on maps of Call of Duty, with more than 9,000m2 to give free rein to have some fun. Play with family, friends or co-workers, both day and night, thanks to the special lighting of our fields. It is unique to the Costa Blanca in its size, structure, facilities and night games. You can enjoy a p...

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