Gran Alacant is one of several purpose built areas on the Costa Blanca constructed to cope with the large number of visitors to the area. It is within easy reach of many beautiful beaches on this section of the coast, and has become very popular among families in recent years. This is probably because it is a relatively tranquil town without too much heavy traffic, and a wide choice of Gran Alacant rentals with swimming pools and other facilities for the children to enjoy. For property in the area, visit Valuvillas SA.
Things to do and places to visit in Gran Alacant
There are several beaches within walking distance of Gran Alacant accommodation. One of these is Carabassi Beach, a well-kept and serviced beach that is watched by lifeguards and has blue flag status. It is situated in the area of a nature reserve, so there are some magnificent views to enjoy while sunbathing on the beach. A little further up north is a beach named Los Arenales del Sol. Here you will find several miles of gold sands and a promenade lined with palm trees. This beach also has a number of play areas for children. You will also find windsurfing, water skiing and diving facilities on the main beaches surrounding Gran Alacant.
Gran Alacant is located just 20 minutes drive from the centre of Alicante city. There you will find a huge number of modern shopping complexes as well as many historical sites and museums to visit. When staying in Gran Alacant you should try to make time to visit the Santa Barbara Castle in Alicante. This is one of the largest fortresses from mediaeval times in Europe, and it was built by the Moors during the 10th century. The castle has all the features you would expect, such as a moat, dungeons, cannons; and you can still see the ruins of an ancient church. Perhaps the most enjoyable thing about Santa Barbara Castle is the magnificent views of the entire city and Alicante Bay.
In Gran Alacant there are plenty of bars and restaurants offering a wide variety of local food as well as international cuisine. You will also find plenty of shops for all your needs, so travelling to Alicante for shopping is an enjoyable option, rather than a necessity. On the N332 national road just outside Gran Alacant, but within easy walking distance, is a large commercial centre with dozens of shops, food outlets, salons and also a huge supermarket.
How to get to Gran Alacant from the Airport
Gran Alicante is only around 7 miles away from Alicante airport, so taking a taxi is a very affordable option. Alternatively you can use one of several shuttle services available at the airport. The journey takes around 15 minutes by bus.
Gran Alacant Weather
The average annual temperatures in Gran Alicante are about 20C. Rainy days are few and far between, so you are sure to experience sunshine when visiting Gran Alacant.