Alicante is the capital of the province of Alicante, in the southern part of the Valencia community, Spain, also a historic Mediterranean port. The estimated population of the city of Alicante is about 320,000. Alicante is one of the fastest-growing cities in Spain. Its economy is based on tourism in the beaches from Costa Blanca coast, and wine production. Alicante also exports wine, olive oil, and fruit, and has light industries, including food-processing, leather, textiles, and pottery. At the start of the 21st century, in this New Spain, Alicante is the Valencia region's second-largest town. What used to be a rather worn out port has fixed itself up and become a rather nice-looking town. As a result, it's starting to attract waves of day trippers looking for the "real" Spain. The city has regular ferry services to the Balearic Islands, and an international airport is close by.
If you are lucky enough to be in Alicante during
Bonfires of Saint John then you are in for a treat. Bonfires of Saint John is
the popular festival of Alicante, in the south east of Spain. Besides this
specific festival, the Bonfires of Saint John are celebrated in towns all around
Spain and Alicante is the prime city that celebrates this festival.
In Alicante there are a mountain of attractions within its borders. Whether you are deciding on for a daytrip, or something to do in the evening there really is something here for everyone.