|Utilities (Electricity, Heating, ...) for medium apartment||$175.70|
|Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend)||$48.81|
|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff||$0.09|
|Water bottle (1.5 liter)||$1.07|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in city centre||$610.17|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) outside of centre||$745.76|
|Cinema, international release, 1 seat||$10.51|
|Imported beer at restaurant||$4.07|
|Internet (6 Mbps, unlimited data)||$48.43|
Alicante is the capital city of the province of Alicante. It is one of the driest regions in Spain; however, the city has some spectacular beaches. The city is well connected with the rest of Europe and there are a number of inter state and international cheap flights to Alicante.
The city has a lot of tourist attractions and visitors are advised to spend some days in Alicante to enjoy its historical landmarks, beaches and vibrant nightlife. There are several comfortable hotels in Alicante and the best ones are located near the beach area. While booking tickets in any of the cheap flights to Alicante, you should also book your hotel room in advance to save money.
Santa Barbara Castle is a prime attraction of this marvelous city. It is located on top of the Benacantil Hill and gives you a spectacular view of the city. The castle was built in 10th century and it is one of the biggest medieval forts in the continent. If you go there, don’t forget to see the dungeons, the lookout tower, cannons and, obviously, the palace.
If you want to know about the city’s history, Alicante Provincial Archaeological Museum is your ideal destination. The museum has an impressive collection of several valuable and rare items. In fact, it won the “European Museum of the Year” in 2004.
There are a number of old churches and cathedrals inside and near the city but two of them get most attention from visitors. One of them is Santa María Basilica and the other is El Salvador Cathedral. The Santa María Basilica celebrates “Mystery of Elche”, a grand festival every year and people from all over the world gather in the Basilica to witness its magical charm. El Salvador Cathedral is almost more than 500 years old and it houses an interesting museum.
The marina area of Alicante offers a range of tourist attractions. San Juan Beach is the most popular beach of this energetic and busy city. Visitors can hire a boat to relax in the middle of the sea with their loved ones and taste the local Spanish cuisine at the popular restaurants and bars near the beach. The famous city center 'El Barrio' is popular for its entertaining nightlife activities.
Theatre and live performance lovers should not miss Alicante's “Teatro Principal”. The theater hosts ballets, operas, concerts and jazz festivals 365 days a year.