Safety trips when travelling in Alicante
It's worth bearing in mind that Alicante is a city that happens to be by the Mediterranean Sea, as opposed to a resort town such as can be found on the Costa del Sol. This means that it is made up mainly of locals and isn't overrun by tourists.
Compared to other Spanish holiday destinations, such as Fuengirola and Marbella, Alicante doesn't tend to be inundated by holidaymakers, which means that even busy nights are never especially rowdy. Take advantage of our Alicante airport transfers in order to get the most out of this delightful Costa Blanca location.
Naturally, every town or city has its good and bad neighbourhoods. That said, it's very easy to be put off by scare stories about a particular area. One of the best thing you can do before setting out is to research the area in which you intend to stay, as well as the places in Alicante in particular and the province at large that you are likely to visit.
In all honestly, Spain is as safe a European country as you're likely to find and the precautions you need to take should be the same as if you were considering a stay in Manchester, London, Paris, Cologne, Turin, etc. Wherever you want to go in the world, our airport transfers will provide you with the best possible start to your vacation.
Like anywhere else, Alicante is not immune to petty crime. It's the thing that holidaymakers need to be most vigilant about, particularly pickpockets and purse snatchers. As long as you keep an eye on your valuables and your wits about you, you are very unlikely to experience any issues.
Most crimes are opportunistic so make sure that you always travel with at least one other person during hours of darkness. When it comes to minimising the risk of falling foul of a misdemeanour, common sense should always prevail.
Beware busy roads
Alicante's road traffic can be quite heavy at times, especially around areas such as the Esplanada and the Old Town. And remember that vehicles in Spain drive on the right-hand side of the road, which means that it's very important to pay more attention than you might normally to what's happening on the roads.
Learn from the people who know
Chatting to the locals - whether they are expats or Spaniards - is a good way of getting a feel for a place: where to go and when, and what to avoid and so on.