WOW air offers cheap flights to Alicante. Want some sun, sea, and sand? Then this is the place for you. Like a tapas mix of Spain? Well, Alicante has a little bit of everything. With beautiful beaches, great nightlife, a staggering selection of restaurants and fabulous shopping, this Spanish city is the perfect holiday location for sun seekers.
Alicante is one of Europe's top beach break destinations. Although the luxurious beaches and warm weather might be the main attraction, the city is filled with history, culture and things to do. The medieval fortress on the top of Mount Benacantil, the Santa Barbara Castle, is something you must see if you're passionate about history. The archaeological museum is another amazing attraction. If you're on a family holiday, you cannot miss the Terra Mitica theme park. Located near Alicante, it is by far one of the best and most popular parks in Europe. Walk down the winding lanes of the old town and stop at one of the traditional restaurants or go shopping in the city's chic marina if you need a little break from the beach.
The visit would not be complete without trying a few of the traditional rice dishes, with locally grown rice, at least once. Have the famous paella or be adventurous and have arroz caldoso or arroz al horno. Alicante is famous for its sweet dessert wines, in particular a wine called Fondillón; a great end to your traditional meal. Art lovers should not miss a visit to the Museo de la Asegurada, the modern art museum with works by some of the great Spanish artists such as Salvador Dalí and Picasso. To see the traditional side of Alicante, take a stroll through the old town. It has charming historic buildings, and whitewashed houses line the narrow streets. You might wander past the town hall, the cathedral, an old convent and several art museums.