Alicante is one of the fastest growing cities in Spain and is a city that is famous for its historic harbor. Tourism has a very important role in the city’s economy. One of the most beautiful places in Alicante is the Santa Barbara Castle. It is a very interesting place that is worth visiting.
Alicante’s climate is generally dry. Summers are hot and calm and winters are cool. The region is dominated by the Mediterranean climate; hence Alicante has cold winters and hot summers.
Bullfights are very popular in the Alicante region. The locals, most of whom are Catholic, are very fond of bullfighting. The city has many universities, increasing its young population. The city grows a lot of grain products, so there is a high consumption rate for products like rye. The city also grows red lentils and sunflower products; therefore agriculture is an important source of income. With a vibrant and pulsating city life, Alicante invites visitors to its restaurants and cafes, which serve unique flavors from international cuisine.
There are many alternatives for travelling to the city center from Alicante Airport. You can rent a car at the airport or get on a taxi. Benefitting from the airport shuttle service of your hotel is another option. Those who prefer using a means of public transportation can get on a bus.
There are taxis waiting for their passengers daylong outside the baggage claim area. Travelling to the city center from Alicante Airport by taxi costs about 20 Euro.
Centauro, Hertz, Goldcar, Sixt, Record Go, Europcar and Avis car rental companies have their offices at Alicante Airport. You should drive southward on the road N332 to reach Alicante city center from the airport. This road is quite enjoyable since it offers a fantastic sea view during the travel. If you don’t want to use the car yourself or you don’t have an international driver's license, you can rent a car with a driver from AeroCity which you find on the first floor of the airport.
Yellow C-6 buses, which depart from the airport every 20 minutes, pass through all important points of the city including the central railway station. The buses operate from 06:00 am to 11:00 pm. One-way ticket price is 3.85 Euro and you can buy the ticket from the driver. Those travelling to Elche and Torrellano region can get on the bus route 1A and passengers going to Arenales del Sol region can get on the bus route 1B. Ticket price of these routes are 1.50 Euro. Passengers travelling to more distant regions can use the green Intercity bus routes.
There are many accommodation centers in Alicante and most of them offer shuttle service for their guests. You can benefit from this service by making a reservation in advance. You should keep in mind that hotels demand extra amount for this service.Last Updated: 14 Aug 2017
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Alicante flights are organized to Alicante Elche Miguel Hernandez Airport.
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