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Alicante Holiday Villas

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Self-catering villas to rent in Alicante

Discover villas in Alicante for your weekend at the beach and enjoy the Costa Blanca as never before. Your holidays in Alicante will be incredible from one of our beach apartments. Whether you are looking for something in the city centre, or an Alicante apartment near the beach, find them here! Alicante is a coastal city of the Valencian Community surrounded by the pleasant waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Here you will find some beautiful beaches such as Playa del Postiguet, Albufereta beach, and the coves of Cabo de la Huerta. The Alicante holiday rentals from our website can provide you with a choice of various services so you do not miss anything during your stay: WIFI, swimming pool, full kitchen facilities are just some of them. Many are charmed by the Santa Cruz neighbourhood and the Santa Barbara Castle to visit. Another option are the villas in Alicante with a private pool which are in increasingly high demand. To walk from the Explanada de España to the Port of Alicante is one of the most popular ways to see the city. In addition, from here you can visit other popular destinations nearby such as Benidorm, Calpe or Denia. During your stay you have to experience some of the dishes of Alicante, such as paella and arroz a la banda. You also have to visit the Tabarca Island, which is the perfect site for scuba diving and exploring the Roman ruins. Another great idea is to enjoy the famous festivities of Alicante, such as the San Juan Bonfires or the festival of the Moors and Christians. As you can see, there are many things to see and do in Alicante. And the best thing is that with Hundredrooms, you will be able to find holiday apartments in Alicante starting from low prices.

Places to stay in Alicante

Alicante is a port city located on the Mediterranean coast which forms part of the Autonomous Community of Valencia. The beaches of Alicante are some of the most stunning features of the Costa Blanca, and many holidaymakers travel from all over to enjoy them. In addition, from the capital of Alicante you can explore other coastal destinations such as Jávea or Torrevieja. Some of the best neighbourhoods in Alicante where you can stay in Alicante villa apartments during your trip are as following:

  • City Centre: Alicante has far more to offer than beaches. Without leaving the city centre you can already find yourself at the Esplanade of Spain, which has become an important symbol for the identity of Alicante’s locals. From a self-catering in Alicante here you can also visit the Canalejas Park and explore some of the museums that are scattered throughout its streets. Choose between the Alicante rentals and to enjoy some cultural tourism and also a refreshing swim at the beach.
  • Santa Cruz: It is one of the best neighbourhoods in Alicante for enjoying the nightlife. A particularly authentic area is at the foot of Castle Santa Barbara which begins at the foot of Mount Benacantil and is made up of a series of narrow streets and white washed houses. If you’re thinking of renting cheap accommodation in Alicante here, we recommend that you do so during the Cruz de Mayo festivity when the streets are adorned with flowers.
  • San Juan: San Juan is a residential neighbourhood that is located a small distance from the centre, making it a quieter area despite having one of the best known beaches of the Alicante capital. This neighbourhood is ideal for renting apartments on the beachfront in San Juan de Alicante, as you can enjoy a swim in a blue flag beach, as well as pleasant walks on the promenade at sunset.
  • Albufereta: A coastal district along the Albufereta beach. It is one of the main touristic areas of Alicante, although it is also very popular with locals and still retains much of its traditional flavour. Here is the archaeological site of Tosal de Manises, an ancient Iberian and Roman settlement. Find self-catering apartments in Alicante in Albufereta for a weekend, and admire the mix of skyscrapers and smaller buildings that make up its streets.
  • Cabo de las Huertas: A corner of unbeatable views that was once one of the high standing areas of Alicante. This is a neighbourhood of urbanisations that surround the Cala de la Palmera, Cantalares and the cove of the Jews.
  • The Palmeral-Urbanova-Tabarca: This is the southernmost neighbourhood of the city of Alicante, bounded on the south by the municipal district of Elche. Here is the beach of Los Saladares, a quiet residential area in the neighborhood of Urbanova. From here you can also reach the island of Tabarca and is a great place to find Alicante apartments near the beach.

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When to visit Alicante

When searching for your houses to rent in Alicante, it is normal to want to make sure you choose the best time to make the most of your trip. If you are looking to spend a weekend at the beach, it is best to book your cheap villas in Alicante during the month of June, when the price is up to 32% cheaper than during the month of August. In addition, Alicante is one of the most charming places to enjoy the Bonfires of San Juan from 18-24th June. These are the major festivals of Alicante and have been declared of International Tourist Interest. The Fallas de Valencia are particularly impressive, fireworks are thrown from the Castle of Santa Bárbara, and mascletás are made. Both locals and tourists alike come to the beaches and other areas of the city to enjoy these parties. The climate in Alicante is mild throughout the year, so travelling here in the low season is also a good option for those who want villas in Alicante, Spain to escape the cold winters of other cities.

Points of interest in Alicante

Tourism in Alicante is widely varied. You have the beaches, a city centre, Valencian gastronomy and much more. In our blog you can find the best things to see in Alicante. However, if you only have a few days of holiday on the Alicante coast in one of our Alicante holiday rentals, we recommend that you concentrate on the following places of interest:

  • Playa de San Juan: This beach is one of the jewels of Alicante. It has three kilometres of fine, golden sands and has been decorated with the Blue Flag. It is one of the most popular beaches in the area, where many couples and families come to sunbathe.
  • Albufereta Beach: Located between the Tossal de Manises and the Serra Grossa, northwest of the city. It is a beach of golden and fine sand, next to where is the urbanisation of the Albufereta, one of the best summer spots of Alicante par excellence. Here you can find archaeological sites of the origins of the city.
  • Playa de la Almadraba: A small beach with few crowds and calmer waters. It is the perfect place to relax and take time to read while you wait for the sunset.
  • Postiguet Beach: Located in the old town, this is one of the most emblematic beaches of the city of Alicante. It is located next to the Explanada and the port, not far from the Castle of Santa Bárbara. It is another of the beaches that has been awarded with the Blue Flag status.
  • Playa de Saladares-Urbanova: This beach is a little further away from the historic centre of the city, about 5km. It is a quiet area with areas for nudism. It has all the necessary services for the comfort of the holidaymakers, as well as the Blue Flag badge.
  • Playa Aguamarga: This is a unique beach in the city, as it is adapted for dogs and has all the services for you and your pet. It’s totally dog-friendly!
  • Tabarca Island: An island in the Mediterranean Sea located about 22 kilometres from Alicante and 8 kilometres from the port of Santa Pola. It is the largest island in the Valencian Community, as well as the only inhabited one. The entire island has been declared a Historic-Artistic Site, due to its monumental wealth. Here you can visit the Church of San Pedro and San Pablo, as well as the Tabarca Lighthouse.
  • Calas del Cabo de la Huerta: Located between the beach of San Juan and Albufereta, this natural environment is composed of small rocky coves and crystal clear waters. Suitable for nudism, it is a quiet area ideal for practising water activities such as diving.
  • Santa Bárbara Castle: Located on Mount Benacantil, next to the coast, from this castle you can see the entire bay of Alicante. If you want to find the best views of the city do not miss a visit during your trip to Alicante. One of the best times to visit is during the festival of Santa Barbara.
  • Marina Deportiva: A port area with a varied range of entertainment: nightclubs, pubs, coffee shops, casino, shops, nautical companies, events and activities throughout the year.
  • Fish Market: Former historic building converted into an exhibition hall today, where you can enjoy book presentations, flea markets, puppet festivals and exhibitions of painting, sculpture and history.
  • Casa Carbonell: The Carbonell building is located on the Explanada de España, in the centre of Alicante. It dates from 1925 it is one of the exponents of Valencian modernism. It is a residential building, with commercial premises and offices on the ground floor and mezzanine.
  • Plaza de los Luceros: A mythical plaza with a beautiful fountain. It is a very touristic point and a reference point of the city. It is an epicentre of celebrations and parties, such as the mascletás de Hogueras.
  • Museum of Contemporary Art of Alicante: the MACA is located in the oldest civil centre of the town. Here you can visit an important collection of 20th century art, with paintings by Picasso, Dalí and Miró, among others.
  • Esplanade of Spain: also known as Esplanade promenade, this promenade is ideal for a leisurely stroll along the beach. It extends from the Puerta del Mar to the Canalejas park and is one of the most important routes and transit of Alicante.
  • Central Market: Located in an emblematic building of high architectural value, a walk around here is ideal to soak up the atmosphere of the city. In addition, it is a building full of history and modernist inspiration, so it is worthwhile to stop to contemplate its frontage.
  • Paseo Volado: Also known as "Parque de las Palomas". It is located in the square of the same name and carries behind it important moments in the history of the city.
  • Gravina Museum of Fine Arts: Located inside the Palace of the Count of Lumiares, this is a building that has been declared a Historic-Artistic Monument of local character.
  • Archaeological Museum of Alicante: Also known by the acronym MARQ, it is one of the most important archaeology museums in Spain with over than 80,000 pieces that show the richness of the history of the Costa Blanca and the legacy of civilisations after its passage through the Mediterranean.
  • Procathedral of San Nicolás de Alicante: A must if you want to discover more about the history and culture of Alicante. It was built on the ruins of a mosque and is located in the old centre of the city. Its facade is quite sober and there are traces of the old cloister dating from the 15th century.
  • Canalejas Park: This is the oldest park in Alicante, between Paseo de Gadea and the sea. It is a perfect place to walk around and take a breath of fresh air in the long summer afternoons.
  • Parque de la Ereta: This is a wonderful park of almost seven hectares full of winding roads, viewpoints of splendid views, fountains and vegetation. It is an exceptional point to disconnect from the city and breathe fresh air a few minutes from the neighbourhood of Santa Cruz.
  • Terra Mítica: This theme park located in Benidorm attracts many people every year and is an interesting leisure option for those who visit Alicante.

Destinations close to Alicante

From the city of Alicante you can visit many other charming towns of the Costa Blanca. Grab a map of Alicante and see what else is in store further down the coasts:

  • Jávea: This is a touristic town on the Costa Blanca, with a population that doubles during the summer season. It is the ideal place to enjoy the sun and the beach as a couple or as a family.
  • Dénia: A Alicante town with wide beaches and a 20km coast. Beach destination ideal for families.
  • Benidorm: A beach destination with a big reputation. People from all over travel to enjoy the sand under the shadow of the tall skyscrapers of the city. This is by far one of the most amazing destinations to experience on the Alicante coast.
With all this information you are ready so that your weekend in Alicante becomes a special trip, full of beaches of golden sand, culture, heritage and delicious cuisine. Book from one of the villas in Alicante, Spain with us and see sunscreen. Your apartment on the beach front awaits you!