Saturday, 24 November 2012 09:56
Last Updated on Monday, 26 November 2012 09:17
Although Alicante has been a leading holiday destination for over 50 years, it seems that this coastal Spanish town is picking up in popularity among British tourists, as Alicante has been listed as the 2012 top travel spot in a recent survey carried out by a travel comparison site.
Being on the so-called Costa Blanca (White Coast), Alicante's beaches are one of its main tourist draws. Here you can expect to find golden sandy beaches with all the amenities necessary to help you make the most of a relaxing day on the beach, including beach chairs, bars, restaurants, watersports equipment hire, showers, and much more, all of it set against the silhouette of Alicante's iconic Mount Benacantil and its medieval castle. Those who are looking for a more authentic beach experience can head to some of Alicante's secluded beaches and coves, like the beaches at the tiny island of Tabarca, which can be reached after a short ferry ride from Alicante town. Other spectacular beaches are in La Caleta and Granadella, a secluded pebble beach with incredibly transparent waters.
While you are in Alicante, you won't want to miss out on the delicious local cuisine, which is of course mostly based on fresh produce from the sea. Alicante's coast is dotted with dozens of fishing villages whose typical street-side restaurants serve arroz a banda (a rice dish similar to paella), and several dishes featuring shrimp, king prawn, and crayfish. Alicante's typical desserts are simply mouthwatering, and you mustn't leave without sampling the local ice cream, which is allegedly Spain's best. And do not forget to leave room for the tasty rollitos de anis, small aniseed-flavoured doughnuts that go perfectly with an afternoon coffee.
Of course, to make the most of your holiday in Alicante you will want to enjoy the freedom afforded by having your own transport. If you arrive in Alicante airport car hire is available from a number of operators. However, the deals on offer are not always the best you can find, and you won't want to overlook this point, as finding cheap and reliable car hire can help you make your stay in this holiday destination easier and worry free, especially if you are with family.
To get the best Alicante airport car hire deals, you only need to spend some time online looking at travel comparison sites like Dealchecker, which in a matter of minutes brings up a range of handpicked deals that start at less than £5 a day. Looking for car hire deals online is convenient as it allows you to search for personalised offers from the comfort of your own home, knowing that your chosen vehicle will be ready and waiting for you once you arrive in Alicante.