Meliá Alicante -   Alicante

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Map & Location

Plaza del Puerto, 3
Alicante 03001


N +38º 20' 34.25" / W -0º 28' 43.50"

Contact information

Tel: (34) 965 205000Fax: (34) 965 142633

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Destination information – Meliá Alicante


Alicante is a Spanish city located on the Mediterranean coast. It has an arid Mediterranean climate, with mild temperatures all year long and little rain. Along with Valencia and Castellón it forms part of the Comunidad Valenciana.


  • Playa de San Juan: The best known beach in Alicante. It is a long stretch of sand which extends from El Campello beaches to the Cabo de las Huertas. It is an open beach of fine sand. Along the promenade there is a range of different restaurants and beach bars, some of them located right on the beach. It is near Alicante Golf course
  • The Island of Tabarca. Located eleven nautical miles off the coast and near Cabo de Santa Polapequeño, this archipelago is composed of Tabarca, the islets of La Cantera, La Galera and La Nao. Its waters have been declared a Mediterranean Marine Reserve for its excellent quality and the biodiversity of its flora and fauna
  • Basilica of Santa María (14th to 16th centuries). Built in Gothic style, it was built on the old Mezquita Mayor and is the oldest church in the city
  • San Nicolás de Bari Cathedral (15th to 17th centuries)
  • Santa Faz Monastery (15th century)
  • Huerta de Alicante Defence Towers (15th to 17th centuries)
  • Casa de La Asegurada (17th century). Oldest civic building in the city, built in 1685 in Baroque style
  • Alicante Town Hall (18th century)
  • Canónigas de San Agustín Convent (18th century)
  • Gravina Palace (18th century)
  • Palacio de la Diputación Provincial de Alicante
  • Palacio Maisonnave- Municipal Archive (18th century)
  • Alicante Prinicple Theatre (19th century)
  • Alicante Central Market (20th century)
  • Fish market (20th century)
  • Santa Bárbara Castle
  • San Fernando Castle


The most important are:

  • San Juan bonfires: Declared of International Tourist Interest. They have their origins in the traditional burning of useless objects with the arrival of summer. From 20th – 24th June
  • Moors and Christians: The province’s main festival, carried out in five areas of the city on different dates. It is the spectacular staging of the reconquest of the province from the Arabs
  • Easter: Beginning on Palm Sunday and ending on Easter Sunday, a week of processions with the participation of around 30 fraternities and sororities.


The local gastronomy is one of Alicante’s main tourist attractions. Highlights include the following products:

  • Arroz a banda, Alicante rice, the caldero (typical dish from the island of Tabarca), creamy rice and the popular olleta
  • Tapas and open sandwiches (montaditos) with meat and vegetables that have become popular all over the country
  • Savoury cakes with tuna or sardine, and the “esmorzaret alacantí” a sardine salad, with hard-boiled egg and ñora red pepper
  • Anise rolls, the coca boba (sweet sponge cake), dates and nuts. As well as famous desserts, such as the famous ice creams and the turrón de Jijona or the delicious chocolate from neighbouring Villajoyosa
  • Red wines, intense in color, the roses and the young whites made from the Monastrell, Vermeta or Garnatxa grapes and the Fondillón, aged wine famous throughout the world

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