Why You Should Visit Alicante
The beautiful coastal city of Alicante lies along the Costa Blanca and offers sun, sea, sand and much more. There are plenty of things to do in the city and the surrounding region for active travelers - challenge yourself and take the walk up to the Castle of Santa Barbara which offers spectacular panoramic views over the city. Many who visit the region love to lay back and relax on its gorgeous sandy beaches which come alive during the summer months, while you will also find many vibrant bars, cafés and restaurants lining the promenades around the city. If you fancy exploring a bit of culture during your visit, you must visit the Gravina Museum of Fine Arts which displays excellent work from local artists, or if you prefer more renowned artists the Asegurada Museum of Modern Art showcases pieces from famed painters like Pablo Picasso.
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Arriving In Alicante
Alicante Airport, also known as Alicante-Elche Airport, is Spain’s 5th busiest airport located less than 10 km from the center of Alicante. The airport recently opened up a brand-new terminal in 2011 which offers a good selection of shops, restaurants and cafés to keep travelers occupied. Although taxis are readily available just outside the terminal building, there is a bus service available if you would rather use public transport to travel into the city. You can conveniently rent your own vehicle as soon as you have touched down at the airport, with many car rental agencies at Alicante airport operating in the arrivals hall.
Alicante Airport primarily handles flights to and from European destinations, many of which are on a seasonal basis. If you are looking to catch flights from the UAE to Alicante you will need to make a stopover somewhere as there are no direct flights available. However, Alicante Airport offers flights to and from many leading European airports so you can easily make the trip with just a single stopover.
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Alicante Travel Information
Spain is within the Schengen Area so UAE nationals are able to travel to the country for a period of up to 90 days on a visa free basis. You can expect hot and sunny weather in Alicante if you are visiting over the summer with average highs of around 30 degrees during the height of summer, while the weather rarely gets cold even over the winter.
* This information is correct as of October 2017
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