Immerse yourself in the Mediterranean by visiting the coast of Alicante.
Alicante is a port city and Spanish municipality, provincial capital and one of the three that make up the Valencian Community (Alicante, Castellón and Valencia).
The best way to discover its many charms, is by renting a boat, and to sail the Costa Blanca with 218 km of beaches and dreamy coves. Modernity and tradition merge into the countless attractions of the Costa Blanca made up of Alicante, Denia and Altea.
Renting a sailboat in Alicante translates into a safe bet when one wants to enjoy a few days of leisure and tranquillity, accompanied always by the good weather of the Mediterranean.
Nautical clubs such as Jávea, Altea, the Marina of Dénia or the Dock of Alicante will provide coverage for the services you need.
The beaches of Alicante are worthy of admiration for their breadth and shallow waters, here you will see blue flags waving from the sand symbolising Spanish province.
Climate and Conditions of Navigation
The Costa Blanca has the best climate for the enjoyment of nautical activities. A warm climate of mild temperatures throughout the year and scarce rains. It is characterised by optimal and pleasant sailing thanks to its calm waters and local winds. The average annual temperature is slightly above 18 ° C.
One of the areas we recommend to sailors , if they leave from Altea, is to enter between the capes of La Nao and San Antonio, where two coves La Granadella and El Portichol stand out, which is perfect for anchoring. Composed mainly by rocks and gravel, surrounded by Pines this area is great for divers.
Diving tourism in Alicante is an activity in constant growth, this is because the calm waters that bathe the Costa Blanca and its seabed lend themselves to it. In addition, Alicante has one of the most unique diving spots in Spain, the first Marine Reserve in the country, the Isla de Tabarca Marine Reserve, protected since 1986. The Natural Reserve of San Antonio, between Denia and Jávea is another protected area and a treasure for lovers of the sea. The port of Santa Pola is closest to the marina and one of the best points of immersion on the Costa Blanca.
Calpe, Xàbia or Torrevieja, are other coastal destinations that enjoy an ideal climate for the practice of nautical activities.
Sailing is one of the most popular sports, in a zone of gentle winds and numerous schools of initiation. As well as sailing; windsurfing, kite surfing, water skiing, jet skiing and canoeing are all popular water-sports in this area. The Costa Blanca host sailing competitions and sporting events throughout the year as the famous Volvo Ocean Race Every three years from Alicante.
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In addition to exploring Alicante by sea, you can also enjoy it on foot.
Strolling through the craft markets will give you the opportunity to get closer to its streets and absorb the spirit of Alicante. The markets and street markets are an experience that anyone in this area should truly enjoy. For its beauty and antiquity we recommend you visit the Central Market, in the centre of Alicante. If you like the markets, we propose the craft market of Santa Faz located behind the back of the city of Alicante or the Crafts Fair of the Esplanade .
This city places at your feet, the seven beaches bathed by the waters of the Mediterranean. Fine, golden sand and transparent waters await you at Sant Juan Beach, Albufereta, Postiguet, Saladares-Urbanova, a calm water area in La Almadraba, and coves and rocks in the Cabo de la Huerta.
On the beach of Postiguet you will find the Castillo de Santa Bárbara located in the centre of the city on Mount Benacantil, a rocky mole of 166 m of altitude bordering the sea that offers a breathtaking view.
Alicante loves parties and music. The Concha de la Explanada is an ideal place to sit in summer and enjoy a concert in the cool weather.
The Mediterranean Sea inspires the cuisine of Alicante that is succulent, varied, impressive and explosive. Typical dishes or tapas, will give your palate exquisite sensations. Experience the best fresh fish and seafood, the Alicante garden full of vegetables and fruits will be to blame for these great gastronomic pleasures. Rice is the basic ingredient of the Valencian community, hence its reputation for good paellas. Wines and desserts like nougat are other star products.
One of the celebrations that lives on most Alicante is the festival of Moors and Christians, and it takes place in August.
How to get to Alicante
Alicante is a city with very good infrastructure and is very accessible either by land, road, rail, sea or in the air.
If you prefer to arrive in the city via road, you can drive along the coast, the N340 road or the Ap7 are both routes leading into Alicante. If you dont want to take the coastal route then the N330 is more suitable for you.
The bus station is situated in the port, Muelle de Poniente.
By sea, it has a Port with direct lines to several destinations.
The train station of Alicante has connections with the main cities of Spain and with diverse European stations.
The airport of Altet Alicante is just 10 kilometres from the town.