Alicante Airport in Spain is a common stop for European travelers. Next time your trip takes you that way, why not explore the city?
Alicante is in the province of Valencia and is its second largest city. More than six million people visit this city in Costa Blanca each year.
What is there to see in Alicante? Plenty. The Old City Centre has many beautiful historic buildings and museums. You cannot see them all in one day. It is also near other attractions, such as resorts in Torrevieja
Nerja is the most eastern town on the Costa del Sol and is 55 km (about 35 miles) from Malaga. It is only 50 minutes drive from Malaga’s International Airport and an hour and a half from Granada and the Sierra Nevada ski resort. Part of its beauty comes from its magnificent geographical location. Within an area of 84 square kilometres and a population of approximately 17,000, it is one of the two municipalities in the whole province of Malaga with the most protected nature parks (‘Sierra Tejeda-Almijara’ and the ‘Maro-Cerro Gordo’).
Protected by the ‘Sierra’ mountains from the winds of the north and bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, Nerja enjoys an exceptional subtropical all year round climate.
To be given the name Alicante to me indicates that it has something really special, quite different from any other place in Spain or maybe even in the world. But many people, when they visit a city for the first time, want to take in all the typical tourist attractions so I will make a brief outline of them and then really get into what I would call my favourite Alicante.
If I had to make a list of things to see in this city the following five would be at the top:
1. The Promenade of Spain – this promenade is opposite the port area and other than being able to breath the fresh sea air and see magnificent yachts, you get the feeling that you are out to sea because the floor is done in a way that the ceramic tiles all along the promenade represent the waves dancing in and out. It is quite lively at any time of the day and any time of the year.
It is well known that most tourists prefer to visit Portugal and Spain as they usually have beautiful medieval palaces, cathedrals, gardens, monuments, beaches and other exotic places to visit.
To get a good feeling for Spain and Portugal, it is good to drive around; you can easily hire a car for this. You can begin your tour in Madrid; Spain where the famous Prado Art Museum is located. You definitely will enjoy seeing the large Royal Palace and the Botanical Gardens. As you drive around the streets you will see many attractive fountains.
From Madrid you can head towards Portugal in your hired car. Along the way you will see a lots of olive trees which is also the case when you drive in within Portugal. In Trujillo, Spain you can go for a sightseeing visit. On a hill are the remnants of an old castle that was built by the Moors on an older Roman site.
There are all kinds of ways to embrace Malaga and one of the best ways is with a Malaga car hire. With a car of your own to travel around the various regions of Malaga you and your family will be able to embrace all the beauty, culture, and adventures at your own pace.
There are many things to see in Malaga that will give your family many memories for years to come.