Costa Blanca, Alicante is primarily known for its seaside tourism activities: beaches, water sports, golf, etc ... But we must not lose sight as Alicante is a major city with a working port, a busy center and far from being devoid of interest in terms of heritage. Many vacationers choose to stay in Alicante, others will do a break of at least a day to visit the city. Things to see and do in Alicante The most characteristic image includes Alicante Santa Barbara Castle, an imposing fortress that dominates the city from Mount Benacantil: the must visit. The ride in the historic center does not lack charm; by the way, we devote a little time to Archaeological Museum ... Then, towards the waterfront, along the esplanade of Spain, lively at the port and the beach: swimming, leisure, etc ... the excursion to the island of Tabarca worth seeing . Or sleep ? Many 3 and 4 star hotels are concentrated between the waterfront and the castle hill. Note also a 5 star establishment, or conversely, a youth hostel, well located. Alternative: rentals and pensions / rooms rather affordable ... there has plenty to stay in Alicante! Climate and seasons The assets of the Costa Blanca are obvious: it's hot in the month of May, and pleasant climate lasts until October ... Strong heat in July-August period is the peak tourist season: book in advance your accommodation, there are in the world! In winter it is quieter, and the temperatures remain mild