Alicante is an ever growing city as more and more people chose Alicante as the ideal place in Europe to live a comfortable life within modern surroundings and with a permanent blue sky. “Wake up happy” is the feeling you have when living in Alicante, and without a doubt the most upmarket region of Alicante is the Alicante Golf resort, located within 200 meters of the San Juan beach.
Getting to Alicante is so easy with daily flights from almost every European country, and accommodation is never a problem due to a large number of holiday rental villas and apartments up and down the Costa Blanca coastline, including Alicante, Benidorm, Villajoyosa, El Campello and Alicante Golf.
For many arriving to Alicante and finding accommodation is normally taken care of before arriving, but once here in Alicante, you may need to travel. These Alicante travel tips will help you arrive at any destination whether within Alicante or any other Spanish destination.
Alicante’s main train station is found in the centre of Alicante near the “El Corte Ingles” shopping centre. Virtually every major Spanish city is accessible, including Madrid, Seville, Barcelona, Valencia and Bilbao. There are high speed train connections on a regular basis and you can even book at the station or online at Renfe.es – Address: Avda. De Salamanca, Alicante. Tel: +34 965 923 850.
If you are looking at having a look locally, some of the best spots are just North of Alicante and the Tram is ideal for arriving in virtual luxury at very reasonable rates. More details can be found on their web site – http://www.fgvalicante.com . Trams run every 15 or 30 minutes and tickets from Alicante to El Campello can either be purchased in the tram station or on the tram itself if that service is not available. For just over a Euro you could be in Alicante Golf within 10 minutes and have a walk around what is becoming the elite residential area of Alicante.
Within Alicante itself there is a great bus service that will take you to which ever part you wish to visit. The red buses are used for the inner city areas of Alicante, whereas the Blue buses go to the surrounding villages such as El Campello which is the number 21. Check out the following web site for Alicante bus travel times – www.alicante-ayto.es/ingles/traffic_transport/transportes-tarifas-tam.html.
The Alicante central bus station is situated at “Address: Calle Portugal 17, Alicante”, and also has services to the rest of the province of Alicante, as well as national and international services. You will normally find traveling by bus the cheaper option to the train, but I would personally only chose that option as the last.
One of the best ways to travel short and long distances from Alicante is the public bus system. Alicante has a nice bus station located in Calle Portugal – close to the harbour. Many bus companies operate from this bus station and offer connections to many other regions in Spain. For further information regards bus services leaving Alicante please phone +34 965 130 700.
You may on the other hand wish to avoid public transport and get a hire car direct from the Alicante airport, or you can arrange that too beforehand online. You should not be paying any more than 100 Euro a week, so compare rates first.
Getting a taxi in Alicante may sometimes be your only option, so make note of this telephone number that may come in handy – 965 10 16 11. There is a minimum service charge, but overall it is not too expensive for just an emergency. From Alicante to the Airport you would expect to pay about 30 Euro, which is about a 25 minute drive.