One of the jewels of the Valencian coast, Alicante is a big place with plenty to see and do. Alicante is a large city on Spain's Valencian coast, a historic Mediterranean port which attracts thousands of visitors each year from all over the world. Known for its beautiful promenades as well as its historic buildings, Alicante is a city where everyone can find something to enjoy. People renting Alicante apartments tend to travel to Alicante to enjoy the sea in some way, and the Marina remains for many people the central focus of the town. There are plenty of cafes and bars here, many of them very luxurious, and expensive yachts tend to be tied up on shore nearby. Visitors can also take a boat trip from here to see marvellous views of the city and the Castle of Santa Barbara from the ocean. Another wonderful European city break location that is starting to gain in popularity is Montepellier Apartments.
Nightlife, as in much of Spain, is lively and lasts all night. Exploring the bars and clubs in the city could take months, and one of the best ways to find the liveliest locations is to enquire at local hotels. Many of these are a good source of vouchers for clubs, and also tend to offer discounts to people looking to party. The cuisine in the area is also very good, and Alicante offers a host of fine restaurants. For people who are more culturally inclined, there is a host of historical and artistic attractions in Alicante. At the Museo Tourino, visitors to Alicante holiday rentals can explore the history and culture of bullfighting, which has been so much a part of Spanish life for centuries. The Museum of Archaeology lets visitors experience the history of the region stretching back thousands of years, while art lovers should visit the Mubag Gravina Fine Arts Museum.
One of the things for which the city is most famous is the number of promenades and parks it has. People staying in Alicante holiday rentals will want to enjoy a stroll along La Explanada de España, seen by many locals as the heart of the city. This very elegant boulevard, which surrounds the marina, is decorated by patterned swirls of red, black and cream tiles - around 6.6 million in total. Designed by architect José Guardiola Picó in 1867, it was intended to be the perfect place to enjooy the Spanish tradition of a 'paseo', or evening stroll. There is so much to do in this Spanish seaside city. Whether a visitor to Alicante holiday rentals wants to party all night, sit on the beach or pursue their interest in archaeology, they can do it here.