Alicante (or Alacant) is a city in Spain's eastern coast, the capital of its own province and it is also the second most important city along the Costa Blanca. It is also a historic Mediterranean port and population of alicante ranking as the eighth-largest metropolitan area of Spain.
Alicante Spain has many attractions. It has miles of sandy beaches, wonderful boulevard with palm trees, great historical monuments. It is a starting point for thousands of tourists every year, who wish to take a break from their busy lifestyles in order to visit this sunny, easy going, sea port city.
Alicante Airport is one of the busiest airports in Spain. Alicante railway station is used by cercanias linking Alicante with suburbs and Murcia. Alicante Tram connects the city with outlying settlements along Costa Blanca. As of 2010, electric tram-trains run up to Benidorm, and diesel trains go further to Denia, and the city also has regular ferry services to the Balearic Islands and Algeria.
Just a few kilometers from Alicante city centre, on the Mediterranean sea, lays Tabarca island, a beautiful tourist attraction. Or you can take a trip along the the most lovely promenades in Alicante -- Paseo de la explanada -- lined by palm trees consists of 6.5 million marble stones.
Amongst the most notable features of the city are the Santa Barbara Castle. It's one of the largest medieval fortresses in Europe. Other sights include churches such as Basilica of Santa Maria and wonderful Alicante harbor area.
Alicante Spain's location: in the southern part of the Comunitat Valenciana (or Costa Blanca). The population of the city of Alicante proper was 334,757 (2009 numbers).
Language in Alicante Spain: Spanish and Valencian are the two official languages in Alicante, but you can get almost everywhere with English and German.
The Alicante weather in winter is around 16°C. In summer this number is about 32°C, enjoys a Mediterranean climate with mild temperatures throughout the year and little rain. And the most important festival in alicante, the Bonfires of Saint John (Fogueres de Sant Joan), takes place during the summer solstice.