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Top 5 things to see and do in Alicante

Alicante really does have it all; golden beaches stand shoulder to shoulder with a buzzing nightlife and a historic and cultural scene. To make sure you take advantage of all its gems, at Holiday Extras we offer Airport Transfers from all across Spain. We'll get you there, then it's up to you to enjoy your getaway. We've provided the top 5 things to see and do in Alicante to help you get started.

See the stunning beaches

San Juan beach is probably the area's best known. It's flanked by places to eat and drink, plus there are pedal boats and fitness equipment to use. El Postiguet lies at the foot of Santa Bárbara castle. You can relax on its palm-lined boardwalk or challenge pals to a game of beach volleyball. Don't forget the famous Doggy Beach: Playa de Agua Amarga is packed with adapted services for you and your four-legged buddy

Wander the museums and galleries

Art buffs can shelter from the midday heat in The Contemporary Art Museum MACA. It's home to art from Dalí, Picasso and Eduardo Chillida. If history's more your thing, at the Alicante City Museum you can check out archaeological ruins and learn more about the mine explosion that happened during the War of Succession.

Have an Alicante night out

The top three places to take your dancing shoes are the city centre, the seafront and San Juan beach. In the old town, the party district includes a host of bars, clubs and pubs. Beach bums can revel in the bars at the marina and along Esplanada de España, where there's also an open-air theatre. San Juan beach plays host to fine dining, culinary events and relaxed, friendly nightclubs.

Feast on Alicante's food and drink

Alicante is known for seafood: think red shrimp, king prawns and cured salted fish, but it's also famous for its rice dishes. Food halls and markets serve up arròs a banda – a local rice dish with seafood, or olleta rice, which is a stew of meat and veggies. Tapas should be toasted with paloma, a dry anise liquor or cantabria, a herb drink usually accompanied with very cold water.

Enjoy local trips and tours

There are lots of Spanish resorts nearby to explore on a day trip. Benidorm has theme parks, water parks and a historic old town. For something completely different, Abir is the epitome of coastal community living, with a calm atmosphere and annual film and jazz festivals. Since we're all about making the most of your holiday, our Alicante Airport Transfers help you flit from city to city.