How to get around in Alicante

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Alicante is the second-largest of Spain's Valencian cities. As such, it possesses an excellent infrastructure that will help to make your vacation a breeze.

Best foot forward

One of the most satisfying ways to enjoy Alicante is on foot. Its extensive promenades are ideal for taking a stroll while soaking up the sun and taking in the sights. The same can be said, too, of the city's golden-sanded beaches. Perhaps you might fancy the idea of walking all the way up to lofty Santa Bárbara castle? It'll be worth it because it you'll be rewarded with great views of the city. There are nearly 90 fascinating hiking trails in and around Alicante, each providing the opportunity to observe and interact with things that many other holidaymakers miss entirely.

By bus or by tram

Visitors and locals have come to rely on Alicante's reliable bus service, which can not only get you around the city but provide you with easy access to other towns within the province. If you are going to take advantage of public transport during your stay, be sure to hop on a tram. This ever-expanding service operates from 06:00 to 23:00 and consists of five routes, one of which takes passengers as far as Dénia, a port city to the north that is well worth a visit.

Take a taxi or drive a rental car

If you need to get somewhere quickly, a taxi is always a good option. There are numerous signposted taxi ranks dotted around Alicante that make it easy to hail a cab. If you intend to travel around the city (or further afield) under your own steam, so to speak, hiring a car makes great sense. There are plenty of rental firms in Alicante and it's simple enough to obtain a good deal. Once you have the keys to the car, the province is your oyster.

Let the train take the strain

It's unlikely that you'll require a train to get around Alicante. However, whenever you wish to venture out into the province and beyond, there are high-speed services that will get you to Villena, Albacete, Cuenca, Madrid and elsewhere in no time at all.

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