Cork Airport

Destination of the month

Welcome to Alicante

Thanks to its proximity to the nearby airport and its pretty beaches, the provincial capital of Alicante has itself become a popular destination for visitors.

Flights to Alicante from Cork Airport

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About Alicante:

Alicante’s defining attraction is the long curving beach and waterfront that attracts sun worshippers almost all year long. But the city also boasts an attractive castle, the Santa Bárbara, which overlooks the coast from high above the modern city, in addition to a busy old quarter and a vibrant restaurant and bar scene. The city’s streets are busy at night and both the local population and visitors like to eat, drink and party late. 


Things to do here:

Castillo de Santa Barbára Outdoor fun

There are sweeping views over the city from this 16th-century castle, which houses a museum recounting the history of the city. It’s an energetic walk up to the castle but a pleasant stroll back down to Plaza del Carmen.


Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Alicante Cultural

The museum, inside the 17th-century Casa de la Asegurada, has an excellent collection of 20th-century Spanish art, including works by Dalí, Miró and Picasso.


Lucentum History

The Roman town of Lucentum, an early incarnation of Alicante, is where excavations have revealed a rich wealth of pottery. You can make out its clearly defined streets and town plan. Getting there. By bus: 9, 21. Tram: Coastal Tram.


Beaches Scenic

Playa Postiguet - the promenade goes along the full length of the long beach and is flanked by palm trees. Playa La Albufereta - picturesque small bay a couple of miles up the coast from the Postiguet. Playa de San Juan - Alicante's longest and best beach with 7km of golden sand.