Alicante is located in the south-east of the Iberian Peninsula , directly on the Costa Blanca - one of the most beautiful Spanish coasts . The Romans named the city "Lucentum", city of light, and captured the character of this radiant palm-lined city facing the sea, which enjoys an extremely pleasant climate.
A hectic pace is unknown here and the "Siesta" is still taken seriously. People relax along the beautiful boulevards and promenade to enjoy a coffee, a Horchata, or a Granizado (iced lime drink).
Although Alicante is the heart of tourism on the Costa Blanca, it banished the tourism industry from its gates and retained its charm as a Spanish university town. Therefore, the night-life is influenced by students who keep the countless bars in the old town and harbour area alive until daybreak.
Despite its 330,000 inhabitants, Alicante is a village in which almost everything is within walking distance, and acquaintances often cross paths.
Stylish boulevards, the modern yacht port, the picturesque and architectonically interesting old town quarter, modern shopping districts, and the palm-lined sandy beaches provide a lot of variety and remain in visitor's memories for years to come.