Destination guide

The historic area of Alicante awaits your stay

The area's history and festivals are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Alicante. This romantic city is known for its beaches, restaurants and shopping. Castle of Santa Barbara and Palmeral of Elche are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in Alicante

Are you looking for things to do in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Alicante a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Skate Park Monte Tossal (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Jose Rico Perez Stadium (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Alenda Golf Course (10.2 mi / 16.5 km)
  • Rio Safari Elche (10.9 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Manuel Martinez Valero Stadium (11.2 mi / 18.1 km)
  • Municipal Aquarium of Santa Pola (11.4 mi / 18.4 km)

Seasonal weather in Alicante

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 87°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Alicante

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Alicante is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Palmeral of Elche (12.7 mi / 20.5 km)
  • Explanada de Espana (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Parque de Canalejas (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Postiguet Beach (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • El Palmeral Park (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Albufereta Beach (2.5 mi / 4 km)

Transportation options to and around Alicante

Fly into Alicante (ALC-Alicante Intl.), the closest airport, located 5.7 mi (9.2 km) from the city center.

If you'd rather travel by train, you can make your way to Alacant Terminal Station.

Where to stay around Alicante?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,156 holiday lettings near Alicante. From 252 Villas to 410 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Alicante for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Alicante?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Alicante:

  • Sant Blai: 327 holiday homes
  • Playa de San Juan: 356 holiday homes
  • Cap de l'Horta: 159 holiday homes
  • Vistahermosa: 288 holiday homes
  • L'Albufereta: 103 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Alicante? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Alicante. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • El Pantio Golf Course: 2,439 holiday lettings
  • El Palmeral Park: 2,231 holiday lettings
  • Alicante Cruise Ship Terminal: 2,247 holiday lettings
  • Panoramis Shopping Center: 2,231 holiday lettings
  • Dinopetrea: 2,231 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Alicante listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Alicante?

Yes, of course. offers 252 Villas in Alicante. Our other popular types of Alicante holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 410 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 1,254 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 110 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Alicante?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,212 holiday homes with pool available in Alicante. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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