Alicante, Spain
The perfect 4 days itinerary

Alicante is a port city on Spain’s southeastern Costa Blanca, and the capital of the Alicante province. Its old town, Barrio de la Santa Cruz, has narrow streets, colored houses and a lively nightlife scene. From here, an elevator or a steep climb leads to medieval Castillo de Santa Bárbara, set on a hilltop with sweeping views of the Mediterranean coast. Alicante is also known for its beautiful beaches, great weather, and delicious cuisine.

What to do in Alicante?

This 4 days 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: Exploring the Old Town and Castle

Morning

Start your day with a visit to the Barrio de la Santa Cruz, the old town of Alicante. Wander through the narrow streets, admire the colorful houses, and soak in the vibrant atmosphere.

Afternoon

Take the elevator or climb up to the Castillo de Santa Bárbara, a medieval fortress offering panoramic views of the city and the Mediterranean Sea. Explore the castle's dungeons, towers, and exhibits.

Evening

Head to the Explanada de España, a beautiful palm-lined promenade along the marina. Enjoy a leisurely walk, watch the sunset, and dine at one of the many restaurants serving local cuisine.


Day 2: A Day at the Beach

Morning to Afternoon

Spend the day at the Playa de San Juan, one of Alicante's most beautiful beaches. Enjoy the sun, swim in the clear waters, and try water sports like surfing or paddleboarding.

Evening

Visit the Mercado Central to sample local produce and delicacies. Try Alicante's famous dish, paella, at one of the nearby restaurants.


Day 3: Discovering Alicante's Museums

Morning

Visit the Archaeological Museum of Alicante (MARQ) to learn about the region's rich history. The museum's exhibits span from prehistoric times to the modern era.

Afternoon

Head to the Alicante Museum of Contemporary Art (MACA), which houses a significant collection of 20th-century art.

Evening

Explore the Port of Alicante, filled with luxury yachts, shops, and restaurants. Enjoy a seafood dinner at one of the port's restaurants.


Day 4: Day Trip to Tabarca Island

Morning to Afternoon

Take a boat trip to Tabarca Island, the smallest inhabited island in Spain. Explore the island's old fortifications, visit the lighthouse, and swim in the crystal-clear waters.

Evening

Return to Alicante and enjoy a farewell dinner at a restaurant in the old town, savoring the flavors of Alicante's cuisine one last time.


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