Also known as the "City of the Sun", Alicante is one of the three provincial capitals within the Autonomous Community of Valencia.
The entire province of Alicante enjoys a fantastic microclimate, excellent beaches and a delicious regional cuisine that ensures that tourists have a great time.
In terms of the city, must-sees include the City Hall, the Chapel of San Roque and the Santa Bárbara Castle, which offers the best views of Alicante's bay.
The most emblematic and popular place in Alicante is the Explanada de España, a seaside promenade lined with palm trees and with a mosaic walkway.
We can't forget the internacionally famous "Hogueras de San Juan" (Bonfires of Saint John), an International Festival of Tourist Interest. Celebrated between the 20th and 24th of June, it's a festival full of fire, music and gunpowder.
The Postiguet and San Juan beaches are Alicante's most popular.
Typical dishes to try while you're in Alicante include turrón, a nougat confection, and paella.