1 stop (5h35m)
|Alicante city centre|
|Alicante-Elche Airport (ALC): 6 mi from city centre|
There are direct budget flights to Alicante with Air Europa, British Airways as well as Iberia from the UK but the easiest and by far the cheapest way to get to there is to fly to Alicante with a low cost. It's easy to snag last minute flights to Alicante Airport (ALC) for weekend getaways, even during peak holiday times.
Alicante's beaches enjoy the warmest waters in Spain, so it's no wonder 10 million tourists visit every year! Enjoying a cheap getaway to Alicante is all about know when to book tickets.
Direct flights to Alicante take 2h 35min.
The Costa Blanca is where it all happens in the summer. Alicante itself is a beautiful and emerging city, with a vibrant night-life and great restaurants. The real attraction for taking holidays in Alicante are the beaches.
Bonfires of Saint John: This huge festival attracts thousands every year from all over Europe. It takes place during the summer solstice and is well worth witnessing. Huge paper effigies are burned on the beaches, followed by a night of parties.
MUBAG: If you fit one museum into your itinerary, make sure it's this one. It showcases the best in modern art as well as some gems from the 16th and 17th centuries by artists from the Valencia region.
Beaches: There are at least 5 beaches within the city limits, the most popular being Playa de Postiguet. If you want to skip the tourist crowds, head to El Saladar beach which is closer to the airport so you'll need a car hire from Alicante to get there.
Balearic Islands: Ibiza is just a short ferry ride away from Alicante. The trip takes around 3 hours and operates daily.
Find more information on alicantetourismo.com.
There are certainly a lot of hotels in Alicante to choose from. Hotels along the coast are modern high-rise complexes, usually with excellent amenities including beach access, pools and great restaurants.
Skip the stay-cation and fly from London to Alicante this September for £58 with Ryanair. Apart from the beaches and summertime parties, the Costa Blanca has a wealth of other attractions and historic sights waiting to be discovered.
Alicante is the perfect last-minute escape. Fly from London to Alicante for £54 with Thomsonfly (return, taxes included) and enjoy the thrills and luxuries of a holiday in Alicante. Water-parks, marina, beaches, secluded islands... what more could you ask for?