McCann Travels: 3 Days in Alicante Spain – with Dino Neral, Senior Client Financial Analyst
“Oh Spain, we meet again!” This was the feeling my girlfriend and I had as we approached Alicante, a small town in south-east Spain. Since we have explored most of the major Spanish cities, we wanted to visit someplace smaller, more intimate and less touristy in order to enjoy true Spanish culture.
Alicante had all that, and more. Because of the great location, cloudless, 75-degree November days are normal part of Alicante climate. Its long history provides many sightseeing attractions that should simply not be skipped. The lack of commercialized touristy restaurants allows people to enjoy local food, drinks and everyday atmosphere.
1. Santa Barbara Castle – One of those attractions you simply can’t miss. On top of 550 foot hill, right next to downtown, this castle carries a lot of historic value and lessons. Climbing to the top is a cool experience, and the views from the top are truly magical.
2. Old part of town – Getting lost between old narrow streets will give you a great excuse to sit down for some tapas and sangria. Don’t hesitate, just enjoy it.
3. San Juan Beach – Located only 15 mins away from old town. With miles of sandy beaches and other entertainment, it’s tough not to relax and get some sun, even in November.
All your free time should be spent roaming around local streets, the marina, coffee shops and gift shops. So much culture, so much tradition all in one place.