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Free, Neighborhood/Area Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
4.5

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  • 5.0Value
  • 4.0Food Scene
  • 4.0Atmosphere

Old Town Alicante's boundaries are roughly drawn by the streets Rambla de Méndez Núnez and Explanada de España, and Mount Benacantil, which is topped by the Castillo de Santa Bárbara. Ideal for meandering, Old Town's narrow streets will also give you a true feel for this city. On your wander, you'll probably happen on the city's town hall, cathedral, a convent and a handful of museums, including the Gravina Museum of Fine Arts and the Museu de Arte del Siglo XX Asegurada. Frommer's recommends checking out the Barrio de Santa Cruz, which is "a colorful section with wrought-iron window grilles, flowers, and a view of the entire harbor."

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#1 San Juan Beach

You'll find this piece of shoreline just about 6 miles north of Alicante. Playa del San Juan is accessible by bus or tram, and it's known as one of Spain's best beaches, in fact, many travelers say it offers a better beach experience than you'll find at Postiguet. It's also pretty long (a little more than 4 miles), so you'll surely be able to carve out your own little space in the sand. And just behind the beach are restaurants, nightlife venues and even an 18-hole golf course.

One TripAdvisor user describes it like this: "Lovely soft, pebbleless sandy beach with all the facilities and safety anyone could want."

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