"Alicante - Host city to the 2008 VOLVO OCEAN RACE" Alicante by MaheshSamtani

Alicante Travel Guide: 511 reviews and 1,227 photos

Alicante - ciudad de la Luz - City of light

It does not matter if you come to Alicante by Sea, Road or Air, all ways warmly welcome visiitors to the city that is called the City of Light. With over 3000 years of history and with signs of the the many civilizations that have passed through this city of the famous costa blanca. This city has a diversity of offerings and constrasts for all visitors.

With a huge variety of of foreigners who have made the province of Alicante as their second home, the area is flourishing with a lot of movement that this factor has added to its economy. Many other attractions await the normal tourists suc as the gardens, parks, monuments, museusms, fine beaches that the city has to offer apart from all the other added attractions of the major citites suchas as Benidorm, Javea, Denia, Torrevieja and a huge number of other citites with tourist attractions that dominate the coastline of this province.

In June 2006, The city of Alicante was also awarded to be host city to the the world famous Volvo Ocean Race, which adds to the fame and prestige of the city and also at the same time attracting a big volume of tourists who will be attending this event.

Any time of the year is good to visit Alicante. As I have mentioned before this place is know as the cityof Light and good weather predominates this blessed area of the country. The Alicante Altet airport is one of the busiest airports in the country being a hub of many low cost airlines which bring in an enormous number of tourists as well as foreigners of different nationalities who call this place their second home.

  • Last visit to Alicante: Dec 2006
  • Intro Updated Jan 31, 2010
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  • Aitana's Profile Photo
    Dec 25, 2009 at 1:56 PM

    Nice introduction to Alicante. Thanks for speaking about my city like that!

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Jul 30, 2009 at 2:46 AM

    That Denia coastline looks so picturesque. The train ride there would be ideal. And very good restuarant tips. Nice potographs

  • Toshioohsako's Profile Photo
    Aug 2, 2008 at 3:13 AM

    Denia sea looks very beautiful. Nice place for holiday. Your region must be very warm and nice now. Greetings.

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