Cheap flights to Alicante Spain

The Roman past of a modern paradise
Flights to Alicante from
  • 41 GBP per person
  • Flights from London starting at 59 GBP
  • Flights from Birmingham starting at 52 GBP
  • Flights from Manchester starting at 58 GBP

About Alicante

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Crumbling foundations, pillars and fragments of pottery bake in the blinding sunlight. The taste of salt is in the air, whispering that the sea lies just beyond the high-rise buildings encircling the ancient Spanish town.

The Costa Blanca, which Alicante is part of, has one of the healthiest climates in Europe, according to the World Health Organization.

Alicante has been a civilised coastal town since at least the time of the Romans, and history is sizzling in the air. Before the day becomes too hot, climb to Santa Barbara Castle, a romantic stone fortress with panoramic views of the city and the Mediterranean. Later, enjoy a long afternoon on one of Alicante’s beaches: Playa de Postiguet, in the centre, is good for parties and people-watching, with cafés lining the checkerboard promenade. For utter relaxation, head to San Juan, where a larger and less busy expanse of golden sand awaits. Alicante is for historical exploration, tranquil strolls and well-deserved relaxation.

Alicante was the last city standing during the Spanish Civil War – the final Republican boats fled the harbour in April 1939.

How’s the weather in Alicante in June?

  • Temperature 18-28 °C
  • Dry days 25-
  • Average rainfall 10 mm
  • Snow days 0

Demographics

  • Population 334K
  • Local time :
  • Currency Euro

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Restaurants

  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: 6.09 GBP

Markets

  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle): .49 GBP

Transportation

  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport): 1.1 GBP
  • Taxi Start (Normal Tariff): 2.09 GBP

Sports And Leisure

  • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult: 30.6 GBP
  • Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend): 31.19 GBP
  • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat: 6.09 GBP

Clothing And Shoes

  • 1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar): 69.61 GBP
  • 1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...): 20.15 GBP
  • 1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes: 54.88 GBP
  • 1 Pair of Men's Leather Business Shoes: 64.16 GBP

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About Alicante

Amongst the good-natured brashness of the Costa Blanca, Spain’s ‘City of Light’ shines ever brighter.

Not all travellers take flights to Alicante for 18-30 holidays, all-day English breakfasts and mobsters on the run. But while kiss-me-quick Benidorm is only a quick hop down the coast, it’s a world away in terms of atmosphere. With a rich history of Roman and Moorish occupation, Alicante is a joy to explore, and these days new bars and restaurants seem to pop up on a weekly basis.

Wine aficionados are getting increasingly excited about the region’s new generation of reds, starring the local Monastrell grape. If you don’t fancy drinking your way along the boutique vineyards and bodegas of the Ruta del Vino, you can always opt for something a little less headache-inducing. The traditional beverages named Horchata are back in vogue and nowhere does it better than Peret, a kiosk on the esplanade that has been perfecting the balance of vanilla, rice milk and cinnamon for almost a century.

In another city, the grand dome of the Mercado Central would denote a cathedral. Here the object of worship is more earthly. Inside, gleaming towers of fruit reach for the skies, and locals stop to grab a gossipy lunch or haggle over the gaudy bunches of flowers that perfume the air. After the hubbub’s over for the afternoon, take a stroll through the Museum of Contemporary Art. MACA’s clean, calm lines are the perfect backdrop for the wild excesses of Picasso, Dalí and Miró.

Speaking of wild excesses, Saturday night starts early in Alicante. Yes, you read that right. While few Spanish hipsters venture out before midnight, here it is all about the liquid lunch. Friends meet for copas, mixed drinks, on the terraces along Calle Castaños, before moving on to the tiny bars of El Barrio. In the small hours they may even stumble over to El Puerto, a long pier with dozens of slightly garish bars and clubs, to drink, smoke and salsa ‘til dawn.

It was the Romans that dubbed Alicante the ‘City of Light’. But contemporary travellers will find plenty of their own accolades for her – city of beaches and wine, art and revelry. Book a flight to Alicante and choose your accolade.

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