About Alicante City
Alicante (in Valencian language Alacant) is a Spanish city, capital of the province, one of three that make up the Valencian Community. It's a port city on the Mediterranean coast. By its population over 350.000 inhabitants, is the second most populous municipality of Valencia and the eleventh of Spain. It forms a conurbation of 452,462 inhabitants with many of the towns in the Village of Alicante: San Vicente del Raspeig, San Juan de Alicante, Muchamiel and Campello. Statistically it is also associated to the metropolitan area of Alicante - Elche, with 800.000 inhabitants. It is an eminently tourist and service town.
The city holds this title since 1490 granted by Fernando II of Aragon, 5 further titles of "Most Illustrious Always Faithful and Heroic City of Alicante". The first two were granted by Felipe V; much later would come the Heroic, which gave Alfonso XII according royal decree published in the Official Gazette of the Province on Friday, June 10, 1881. Prior Alfonso X the Wise and was awarded the Fair and Endeavour. He was later Carlos I who, with the Golden Fleece to the hem of his arms, granted in 1524, also confirmed his municipality treatment of excellence.
Geography and Location
The city lies on the Mediterranean, on a plain circumvented by a series of hills and elevations. Mount Benacantil, with 169 meters high, on which the Santa Barbara Castle sits, dominates the urban facade and is the most characteristic of the city image. In it we also find the Tossal, where the castle of San Fernando, the Mountain Range of San Julián or Serra Grossa, mounds of Garbinet and Tossal de Manises sits. Among these ravines and valleys run, some completely hidden by urban growth like the boulevards of Canicia, or San Blas Hivern Bon - Benalúa; other, more substantial, are channeled as the Boulevard of the Sheep or the Juncaret. South of the city there is a marshy area, the salt marsh called Agua Amarga.
On the waterfront should be noted that the beaches are, from north to south: San Juan, the trap, La Albufereta, El Postiguet, Agua Amarga, The Salt Marsh, and Tabarca Island. Between the beaches of La Albufereta and San Juan is the Cape of La Huerta, with numerous coves: Calabarda, Cantalares, Jews, La Palmera.
There is a large gap within the same city, while the council is 0 m is taken as a reference to measure height anywhere in Spain, there are neighborhoods at the same level as the Playa de San Juan, other more height and Pla of Bon Repos and San Blas to 30 m, 75 m Los Angeles, or the Garden City General and Lady of Remedy Marvá over 80 meters.
The municipality covers just over 200 km² and stands as the highest elevation 1,208 m of Cabezon de Oro. There are also mountains of lesser height as the mountains of Eagles, The Alcoraya, Medium, Fontcalent (426 m), Sancho and Cuts which separate the regions of Alicante Vinalopó. These elevations are formations of limestone materials, marl and sandstone. As it should be noted hydrography basins Monnegre or Seco River and Sheep Rambla. Also noteworthy Tabarca, off Cape Santa Pola and is part of the municipality.
Some amazing cheap things-to-do in Alicante
Scuba diving Javea
Throughout your stay in Jávea you can enjoy some of our services such as accommodation, restaurant, dive shop, relaxation areas, changing rooms, nursing, classroom rental area of best material, outdoor showers, drying zone and sweetened load bottles both air and nitrox, guided walks, bike rental, parking, WiFi, boating, snorkeling activities and more ... 1.500 sq.mts. to give you the best of Alicante's sea. Cheap Alicante Scuba Diving in Javea with Hammersea
Online travel guide
The "city of the light" on Costa Blanca! This guide lets you know everything about Alicante: the most emblematic places to visit, activity ideas for excursions and practical advice. In short, this is the most comprehensive tourist guide! So, happy reading and happy holidays in Alicante! What Alicante
Animal experience Benidorm
Enjoy discovering the emotion of activities and experiences that they offer: caregiver for a day and swimming with sea lions, learning about dolphins while enjoy their area of contact, or enter into the world of our animals accompanied by one of our professionals. Animal experience at Mundomar
Visiting Guadalest Valley
Guadalest is considered one of the most beautiful towns of Spain. It is just only 63 Kilometers from Alicante and it is place that surely is going to suprise you. On your way to there you will find many good views with a lot of greenery and mountains. Guadalest has a very famous mountain top Castle which is surely worth visitng. A day trip that you will not forget. One of the aspects that really surprised isthe miniature musuems that you can visit in this town. They will not take more than 1 hour to visit each of them. Guadalest
Just 3 km from Callosa d'en Sarrià you will find a natural area with a high ecological richness. A route through the bed of the river Algar (means "cave" in Arabic), seeing spectacular waterfalls, springs and pools where you can take a refreshing swim in this crystalline waters. Services available: Tourist Office, parking areas, toilets, first aid, souvenir shop, picnic and camping area, Dino Park Algar and 5 restaurants nearby the Waterfalls, where you can enjoy Alicante typical gastronomy. Algar Waterfalls