Seniors Find That Alicante Has It All

Alicante, a city and port in Spain on the Costa Blanca, has about 340 000 inhabitants and lies directly at the Mediterranean sea.  An historic Mediterranean port and known for its miles of sandy beaches, Alicante is lined with villas, hotels and restaurants.   With many historical buildings throughout the entire city, Alicante offers senior travelers countless sightseeing attractions, from cathedrals to churches and of course a wonderful harbor area.  

So let me fill up your travel basket with things to see and do in Alicante. According to TripAdvisor Rancho La Ofra is #1 with tourists and if you are into horses, you’ll see why. In the heart of the city is Postiguet Beach, illuminated at night by sodium street lights. These give the beach and breaking waves a surreal effect. With a bit of traveling (by bus or tram), you can reach a spacious 7km long San Juan Beach, which is considered to be one of the finest in Spain.

 The Romans loved Lucentum (City of Light)

The Greeks called it Akra Leuka (White Summit). As a crossroads for inland and coastal routes, Alicante has always been known for its luminous skies. It is considered one of the most populous provinces in Spain. The climate is classic Mediterranean and the average temperature is 20ºC. Weather in Alicante region is gorgeous with over 300 days of sunshine per year.

 The Beauty of Alicante is everywhere. What a choice city for a lovely vacation seniors. It is also a booming province, partly due to the surge of tourists over recent years, especially along the coastal areas which have the best climatic conditions in the whole of Spain. Modernity runs alongside tradition and you can still find very traditional villages tucked away in the mountains. You can also find some of the best gastronomy in Spain here.

 Seniors Relax in the Friendliest City in Spain

A visit to the Santa Bárbara Castle is highly recommended. Located atop Mount Benacantil, it is one of the largest medieval fortresses in Spain, with unbeatable views over the Bay of Alicante and on clear days you can see all the way to Tabarca Island.

More than 20 million holiday makers from across Europe head for the region every year because of its warm welcome and tourist attractions. The beaches are the main draw with fine sand, picturesque coves and clear waters attracting sun worshippers, snorkel enthusiasts, divers and senior water sports enthusiasts who find plenty to explore along these shores.

 Alicante’s Old Town, with narrow streets and great nightlife invites the senior nvisitor to get to know the best gastronomy and local entertainment. The Old Town is home to the Cathedral of San Nicholas, and is the true heart of the city. It boasts narrow, winding streets and medieval buildings allowing you to imagine what the city was like before the age of industrialization. Another “tourist bucket list” for the Beckers.  How about you? jeb

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