Alicante, Spain
The perfect 1 day itinerary

Alicante is a port city on Spain’s southeastern Costa Blanca, and the capital of the Alicante province. Known for its old town, Barrio de la Santa Cruz, with narrow streets, colorful houses, and a nightlife scene. From its beaches like Postiguet and San Juan to the medieval Castillo de Santa Bárbara set on a hilltop, Alicante offers a mix of cultural and leisure activities. The city is also famous for its Explanada de España, a waterfront promenade lined with palm trees.

What to do in Alicante?

This 1 day itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Alicante. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: Discovering Alicante's Charms


Start your day with a visit to the Castillo de Santa Bárbara, one of Spain’s largest medieval fortresses, offering panoramic views of Alicante and the Mediterranean Sea. Explore the castle's history and enjoy the scenic vistas.


Head down to the Explanada de España, a beautiful waterfront promenade lined with palm trees. Enjoy a leisurely walk and then visit the Central Market to experience the local flavors and buy some fresh produce or souvenirs.

For lunch, try some authentic Valencian paella at one of the restaurants along the marina.


Explore the Barrio de la Santa Cruz, a picturesque neighborhood with narrow streets, colorful houses, and a vibrant atmosphere. End your day with a relaxing evening at Postiguet Beach, enjoying the sunset over the Mediterranean.

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