You have opted for VILLAS IN ALICANTE this year but before you leave you need to learn the art of travelling. For starters being able to understand your destination's culture is paramount to your visit as you will be able to appreciate this country even more. When you learn about the culture you will learn about the architecture, its people and the history it has accumulated over the centuries. It could be turbulent even heart breaking but it is what has made this race of people what they are today.
When designing your sojourn to Alicante you will discover a number of ways to access the city. It you plan to fly the closest choice is the L'Altet International Airport as its only eleven kilometres from town centre. If you are arriving by car you have a choice of the AP7 or the N332; these roads are the gateway to the Costa Blanca. If you arrive via air to reach town you can take a taxi or one of the buses as there is no train service from the airport. If you plan to explore the surrounding areas it is recommended you hire a car at the airport as it is the best place to book one in advance. If necessary the train station in town has scheduled service to all parts of Spain; this includes a daily service to Benidorm if you feel the need to party heartily. For a day out you can take the ferry to Ibiza, Palme de Mallorca, Oran and Algea in Algeria.
It goes without saying the beaches are fantastic including just about any water sport you can imagine but the sightseeing is even more interesting. Venture up to the top of Mount Benacantil to discover a medieval castle: the Castillo de Sana Barbara. This castle has protected Alicante for centuries from raids including the French, Barbary Pirates, Romans and British plus more. You can reach the castle from an elevator in the mountain or take a bus to the top; if you have a car you can drive as there is a parking lot outside the castle.
From your VILLAS IN ALICANTE the best way to see the city in an up and personal sort of way is on foot. Spend the day wondering around the Old Town only to discover a time from long ago in its back streets. The Rambla de Mendez marks one of the old town's boundaries and is a great place for a long evening stroll with all the cafes, restaurants and bars to choose from.