Alacant or Alicante is a gorgeous port city located in southeastern Spain on Costa Blanca. The capital of Alicante province, it features everything from a stunning old town with brightly colored houses, narrow streets, and dynamic nightlife to medieval castles and incredible beaches. Alacant has a little bit of everything making it the perfect place for you to begin your next vacation and you’ll be able to enjoy it all with your own charter as you explore one of Spain’s best-kept secrets in tourism.
Charter an Adventure in the Mediterranean. Alacant is one of the oldest ports in the Mediterranean and as such has a long and rich seafaring culture. By 1000 BC, Greek traders had established settlements here and you can still see the history of these traditions today. When it comes to finding the best fishing and diving spots, there’s no better way than to ask some of the locals, but many people swear by heading down towards Cartagena along the coast where you can discover charming villages and stunning beaches.
Get a Taste of Spain’s Rich History. Everything begins from the majestic Castillo de Santa Barbara. This massive castle is the perfect introductory point to begin your exploration of Alicante. The city is home to some very deeply-rooted customs including the incredible festival of the Night of San Juan. The summer festival held at the end of every June begin with a large bonfire and involves parades, ceremonies and all kinds of fun activities. You can also enjoy the other annual activities held throughout the summer.
Soak Up the City of Light. After a day of enjoying all the amazing activities in Alacant amazing natural harbor, you’ll be ready to kick back and savor some of the amazing local cuisine and nightlife. As Alacant is perched between the coast and Spain’s wine country, you can bet you’ll be able to get some amazing food here. If you are looking for an amazing taste of the freshness of the Mediterranean, then be sure to check out La Taberna del Gourmet which offers a selection of dishes from the region. There’s also Bodeguita 1999 which offers a more local flavor where you can really get a feeling of the roots of Alacant cuisine. Alacant is an amazing destination and by chartering your own boat, you’ll be able to really savor it all!