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Things to do in Alicante

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Neighbourhood
“This fine golden sandy beach is almost three kilometres in length and up to one hundred metres wide. Its facilities include lifeguard watchtowers, a Red Cross post, car park, footbath, toilets, disabled access. It is perfect for enjoying water-based activities, sports and also has children’s play parks. Along the beachfront there are all kinds of shops and restaurants. Length: 2,900 m | Width: 85 m”
  • 68 locals recommend
Pub
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“Open from Monday to Sunday. Big terrace. On Sundays they organize giant paella and beer free bar from 12PM”
  • 43 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Big beach 15 minutes by TRAM from Alicante plenty of Restaurants to eat Mediterranean Food and enjoy the sea views.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Typical spanish restaurant- very nice food in from of the beach. Favorite place of locals. ”
  • 55 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“A natural environment of picturesque stone coves with very pleasant places to bath and sun bath”
  • 35 locals recommend
Paella Restaurant
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“Paella on the beach!!! A unique place to share with family and friends a typical spanish paella. Open only until 09:00 pm. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Place to eat
“With shattered mountains in the background, the city is located in a bay with a cosmopolitan harbour. Tropical palms line the avenues. From the sea front you can look up towards Mount Benacantil, where the historic Castillo de Santa Bárbara, open to the public, is located. You will find small narrow streets near big avenues with lively business activities in the area of Rambla Méndez Núñez. Elegant pubs and sophisticated restaurants can be found in the more modern part of the city between the sea front, Explanada de España and Avenida Alfonso "X" El Sabio. In the evenings in “El Barrio,” a pedestrian area in the Old Town around the Cathedral, locals meet up with visitors of all ages and from all over the world. Spanish and English, along with some sign language and lively gestures, are apparent among the conversations that often end in a mutual toast. Salud! ”
  • 19 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“try the burrata (Mozzarella) and the tomatoes from the Bio-garden of the Restaurant!!!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Pub
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“Lugar iconico en Alicante, buena música de Rock, espectáculos en directo los Sábados y ambiente super chulo. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“The store has an underground car park that may be entered via Calle Deportista Kiko Sanchez.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Tapas y gastronomía 100% alicantina, buen ambiente, se recomienda reservar con antelación ya que se llena enseguida! / Tapas and 100% Alicante cuisine. Great environment but very busy!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
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“Las mejores paellas. También tienen tapas muy buenas. Ubicado en el paseo de la playa a pocos metros del apartamento.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
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“Pintxos y cocina tradicional vasca en una terraza con vistas al mar Traditional vasque cuisine. Located by the beach.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“It is a restaurante too, but It is a good place to drink something , with good music and nice people!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Park
“Pequeño parque donde esparcirse con los niños, con un pequeño lago artifical y patos, ranas y otros pequeños animales.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Buenos arroces y pescados/mariscos al lado del paseo / Good seafod, fish and paella next to the seaside. ”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Typical spanish restaurant- very nice food in from of the beach. Favorite place of locals. ”
  • 55 locals recommend
Paella Restaurant
“Paella on the beach!!! A unique place to share with family and friends a typical spanish paella. Open only until 09:00 pm. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
“try the burrata (Mozzarella) and the tomatoes from the Bio-garden of the Restaurant!!!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
“Las mejores paellas. También tienen tapas muy buenas. Ubicado en el paseo de la playa a pocos metros del apartamento.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It is a restaurante too, but It is a good place to drink something , with good music and nice people!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Buenos arroces y pescados/mariscos al lado del paseo / Good seafod, fish and paella next to the seaside. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Un local de referencia para tomar unas cervezas y disfrutar de sus excelentes patatas strogonoff”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lugar muy acogedor, productos de mucha calidad. Platos exquisitos. Servicio rápido y muy amable. Precio medio alto. Muy recomendable. Nice place with creative local cuisine. Medium price. Highly recommendable.”
  • 9 locals recommend

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