Alicante Information

Alicante Information


Extracts from https://www.whatalicante.com

The “city of the light” on Costa Blanca!  This seaside city, Alicante, has long been an attractive destination- prominent civilizations such as the Romans and the Moors fought for it, literary greats like Gabriel Miró and Juan Gil-Albert have immortalized it with their masterful words, and visitors from near and far have admired its sites.
Situated halfway up the appropriately named Costa Blanca (White Coast), Alicante is not only the capital of its own province but also plays a major role as the second most important city of the Autonomous Community of Valencia. It has all the advantages of a major city- shopping, delicious food, fascinating museums, a variety of hotels, a range of sports, a frenetic nightlife- and yet maintains the relaxed, easy-going feel of the close-knit port town it’s always been.

From its long-standing sea port tradition to its first-rate cuisine, Alicante’s proximity to the lapping waters of the Mediterranean Sea always has and always will play into every facet of its unique character. Soak up the rays at one of Alicante’s postcard-worthy beaches, all of which have received the European Blue Flag Award for excellence, or immerse yourself in the exciting water activites, both above and below the crystal clear surface. Savor fresh-from-the-sea shellfish or delight your palate with a genuine paella.

It’s no coincidence that Alicante, Spain is nicknamed the “City of the Sun”- it only rains here about 20 days a year! Wedged between high mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, Alicante lives in a unique microclimate which provides the city with pleasant weather all year long- rain is rare, sun is abundant, winters aren’t too cold and summers aren’t too hot.

You have its proximity to the Mediterranean, its historical ties to Muslim culture and its fertile surroundings to thank when it comes to the delectable food that you’re sure to come across in Alicante. Based on fresh produce, seafood from off its coastline, olive oil and rice, Alicante features a very Mediterranean diet. Time can be an issue when you want to try all of a city or region’s dishes, so consider checking out the Alicante tapas scene- a great way to sample a variety of specialtes in one evening!
The incomparable freshness of everything on your plate, undoubtedly one of the most outstanding aspects of Alicante’s food, will have your grateful palate begging for more. The fertile land of the Alicante province provides its capital city with a constant supply of fresh vegetables and fruits; the region’s melons, cherries and grapes are especially tasty.

With the Mediterranean Sea playing a major role in essentially every aspect of Alicante life, it comes as no surprise that it plays heartily into Alicante’s gastronomy as well. Savor the freshest seafood dishes- shrimp, red mullet, tuna, prawns, squid, cuttlefish and much more- brought in with the daily catch. Grilled or seasoned with oil, parsely and garlic based sauces, Alicante’s fresh seafood is simply delicious.

Alicante is one of Spain’s most popular destinations with beautiful inland countryside and brilliant beaches. It has become increasingly popular for foreign buyers to purchase property in Alicante, from holiday homes to investment properties and permanent homes all along the Costa Blanca.

Alicante is one of Spain’s most popular destinations with beautiful inland countryside and brilliant beaches. It has become increasingly popular for foreign buyers to purchase property in Alicante, from holiday homes to investment properties and permanent homes all along the Costa Blanca.

For a selection of properties on sale in this region of Alicante please click here.

 

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