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Valencian Community, Spain Travel & Accommodation Guide

Self-Catering Holiday Rental Accommodation in Alicante, Valencian Community, Spain

Marina and View to Castillo, Alicante, Spain Alicante - the capital of the province of Alicante and of the comarca of the Alacantí, in the southern part of the Valencian community, Spain,  and is a historic Mediterranean port.  Alicante is one of the fastest-growing cities in Spain. Its economy is based upon tourism in the beaches from Costa Blanca coast, wine production, services and administration.  The city has regular ferry services to the Balearic Islands, and an international airport is nearby. It is strongly fortified, with a spacious harbor. Amongst the most notable features of the city is its castle, the "Castillo de Santa Barbara", which sits high above the city upon a cliff.
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2 bedroom 2 bathroom with shared pool (Ref: 29500), Self catering villa in Alicante
A lovely 2 bedroom 2 bathroom property with shared pool in Urb La Marina.  Excellent location with approx 2 minute walk to Supervalu commercial area. Living room / dining area has Bali rustic furnishings throughout & 2 3 seater sofas with one being a sofa bed. Also has air con unit. Entertainment provided via flat screen TV, DVD video players with a selection of videos for your enjoyment. Archway leads to a fully equipped & modern kitchen which leads to the back garden & to the lovely private shared pool area. From the back garden there is a stair case that leads to a large roof terrace with fabulous views of the pool & surrounding areas. Both bedrooms are a good size & both have fitted wardrobes with the main bedroom having an en-suite shower room / toilet. Hiring a car would be useful but not essential as it is approx 2 minute walk to the nearest shops, bars, & restaurants  Sleeps 5.
3 Bedroom Property 22/5 (Ref: 18463), Self catering villa in Urbanisation La Marina, Alicante
A lovely furnished quad villa with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and shared pool located amongst similar properties. Situated very close to the new Consum supermarket commercial area. A beautifully furnished 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom quad. Approx 2 mins walk to Consum 2 commercial area. Nice Spacious living / dining area includes Cable TV, DVD player, video player and air conditioning / heating unit.
Nicely kitted out separate kitchen with all mod cons. The other 2 downstairs rooms being 1 twin room with fitted wardrobes & the toilet / shower room. Once upstairs a small hallway leads to the main bathroom & 2 fully furnished bedrooms with fitted wardrobes and air con with the main double room also has a nice balcony. Upstairs solarium has wonderful views of local area. Hiring a car would be useful but not really necessary as its only a couple of minutes walk to the Consum 2 commercial area.  Very comfortable for 6 people 
Apartment, San Miguel / Alicante
The ground floor apartment is fully fitted and furnished, with fans in all rooms. The apartment has one double, one twin and a large sofa-bed in the lounge to cater for all party sizes. There are front and rear gardens, with a terrace and garden furniture, making this ideal for sunbathers. With the pool directly outside the garden, this makes this ideal for families. The local pub is a five minute walk, horse riding is at the end of the street, the plaza containing over twenty pubs, restaurants and shops is only 10-15 minute walk away. With a car the beach is 10 mins, Waterpark 15 mins, go-karts 10 mins and the golf course 5 mins drive away.  2 bedrooms, sleeps 5.
El Campello Villa, Luxury Villa, Alicante, Costa Blanca
Upscale business holiday house in El Campello north of Alicante, with modern and magnificent architecture. Situated on the south side of a small hill in a silent housing area (1,450 500 m from the beach: Guests will enjoy here from each point of the property beautiful panoramic views of 270° on the sea (Bay of Alicante), Playa San Juan and Playa Muchavista and the beautiful town of Alicante.  Top luxury villa finished 2003 on 3 levels each level connected through stairs in a tower, fully air conditioned, comfortable and modern furnishings of high quality throughout. The all-glass front lets you enjoy the see, sky and garden in all rooms. All together: 450 sq.m. in size.
Villa Alicante 1, Luxury Post-Modern Villa in Alicante
The grand entrance to this 6 bedroom 7 bath post-modern home, Villa Alicante 2, is where the luxuriousness begins. High pillars of Tosca sandstone carry a cupola and stylish oriental arches surround the nayas of the house.  Light tiled floors compliment the living areas. The gardens are well matured, boasting lawns and a variety of palm trees and high cypress trees. The views fall onto the old town of Jávea and reach far onto the sea.  The secluded property is like your own private oasis filled with the coastal sun. Everything is big. The snooker room is as large as a casino and you can also enjoy the luxury of a whirlpool and sauna. On one of the terraces you can even find a fully equipped exterior kitchen. The architecture of this beautiful palace-like home is consistent through the pillars, oriental arches and windows. The large lounge has a taste of the orient and a feeling of the Alhambra. Joining off the lounge, you can also find a music room and mahogany shelved library.  And finally, green marbled bathrooms are complimented by the white and gold fixtures and fitting. Sheer luxury.
Villa Rus, Monforte Del Cid (Ref: 54413), Self catering finca in Alicante
Come and relax in sunny Spain. We offer you a relaxing and safe holiday enviroment for you and your family. Enjoy the real Spain, where the siesta is still taken and long lazy lunches are a must and where you will still find the retired gentlemen of Monforte relaxing in the main square, watching the world go by. Monforte offers all the hustle and bustle of a small town, with shops, retaurants and cafes. There is also a small museum and medical centre. The property is comprised of a small terrace with seating area, a kitchen /dinning area, a comfortable lounge with a 3 seater sofa bed and a 2 seater sofa plus t.v and dvd and a freeview sky box. Bedroom 1 has a double bed and bedroom furniture whilst bedroom 2 has 2 double beds and furniture. There is also a shower room. The lounge and bedrooms have ceiling fans. In the kitchen there is a wood burner and other heaters are available during the winter months. All furniture is of a good quality and provides all the comfort you need and would expect to help you enjoy your holiday.   Sleeps 6.
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Alicante Beaches - the Summer Paradise of the Mediterranean    by Igor Vragovic

Alicante Hotels / Self-Catering Accommodation in Alicante

With many kilometers of fascinating beaches and blue sky all year round, Alicante is the perfect place for getting in touch with the Mediterranean. Each year, several hundreds thousands tourists visit our city of light, attracted by its true Spanish flavour and numerous vacation opportunities. Its beaches are simply stunning. Whether you prefer sand or rocks, Alicante does have interesting places to offer.
Staying in one of the hotels in the city center, you are on a walking distance both from the Old Town and the beach. Just pick up your towel and quickly walk downstairs - the central Postiguet Alicante beach is in front of your doorstep. One minute of walk from the City Hall and just few meters from Hotel Meliá, it is found at the base of Benacantil hill guarded by the impressive Castle of Saint Barbara. Here you can enjoy the sun, taking a coffee or an ice-cream in a relaxed atmosphere. There are also a lot of playgrounds for children, terrains for beach-volleyball and even open-air fitness facilities for seniors. From time to time, there are open-air happenings, such as music concerts. The most impressive one, of course, is four-nights long fireworks competition. It takes place at the end of Hogueras de San Juan - a colorful summer festival.

Another beach is one of the finest and most beautiful beaches of Costa Blanca and the whole Spain. Its name is la Playa de San Juan. Year after year, it is awarded the Blue Flag, confirming its high status. It is more than 7 kilometers long and 80 meters wide, attracting a lot of sun seekers. 

Santa Barbara Castle Seen from the Harbour, Alicante, Valencia Province, Spain, Europe
Santa Barbara Castle Seen from the Harbour, Alicante
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You should definitely take a walk along this summer paradise. While the waves are gently touching your feet, you can feel its immense dimensions. Arriving to San Juan beach is easy. Just take a bus (numbers 21 and 22) or a tram that goes from the Postiguet beach to Campello.

On the way towards the long beach of San Juan, you can find a small beach of Albufereta. It is a bit hidden and surrounded by residential areas. For that reason, this Alicante beach is usually more quiet. Nevertheless, during the summer season it offers all necessary services. Previously, Albufereta served as the harbor of the Roman place Lucentum. In the western end of the beach you can see the remains of the old docks. Behind the beach, at the top of the hill, you can discover the ruins of the ancient town.

In the south part of Alicante coast, several kilometers away from the city and close to the Alicante airport, you can find an extraordinary sand beach of Urbanova. This one is my favorite! It is perhaps even longer than the beach of San Juan. From this beach you can enjoy impressive views towards Alicante harbor and the castle of Santa Barbara. Situated between two residential areas (the suburbs of Urbanova and Arenales del Sol), this beach does not attract large crowds. You can really relax there, far away from the noisy city center. A large part of the beach between the suburbs is a nudist one, offering you a lot of free space and the true hot atmosphere of Costa Blanca.

Finally, if you are looking for something really unique, the rocky beach of Cabo de las Huertas is your choice. Situated between Albufereta and San Juan, it forms a part of very peaceful residential area with beautiful holiday villas and the lighthouse. Here you can feel the wildness of untouched nature. But be careful when walking or jumping into the water! There are a lot of rocks! No sand here! What could you do on this fascinating rocky beach? Here you have almost the absolute freedom. Large part of this beach is a nudist one. You can swim, take a walk, enjoy the sun and find a quiet isolated place just for you and your partner. Or, perhaps, you simply want to explore the nature or ride a mountain-bike.

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About the Author - Igor Vragovic has been living in Alicante since 2003, working as a lecturer and investigator at the University of Alicante. You can contact him via his website Holidays in Alicante Spain

Latest update: October 1, 2012