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Best things to do in Costa Blanca

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Castle
“This is the first place I recommend visiting in Alicante. A magnificent fortress - a castle founded by the Arabs in the ninth century AD, majestically rises above our city from where a beautiful view of the whole neighborhood opens! You must see it! Do not forget to use a special elevator that is located directly opposite the beach.”
262 locals recommend
Plaza
“La Zenia Boulevard is huge center, filled with Bars, restaurants, over 150 shops, live entertainment and a kids area- something for all the family and with more bars, shops and restaurants located outside of the center ”
207 locals recommend
History Museum
“If you want to take a break from the beach and sun and extend your knowledge about Alicante and the surrounding areas, this is the best place to do so! You can learn about the city's history and discover rather interesting things. It will not let you down, even if you're not much into museums!”
108 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“Terra Mítica is a theme park located in Benidorm, Comunitat Valenciana, Spain. The park is divided into 5 themed zones: Egypt, Greece, Rome, Iberia, and the Islands. The park opened in 2000. From 2004–2006, the park went through a bankruptcy process. Wikipedia Address: Partida del Moralet, s/n, 03502 Benidorm, Alicante, Spain Opened: 27 July 2000 Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 8PM Roller coasters: SLC, RCCA Wooden & ZacSpin Coaster Water rides: Giant Splash, Log Flume, Rapids”
136 locals recommend
Beach Bar
“Beautiful beaches, typical local food (make sure you reserve beforehand). You can get there by the ferris that leave from the port of alicante . ”
107 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Large indoor shopping centre with all the big names. Sometimes closes on Sunday out of season due to Valencian trading laws.”
66 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“There's nothing this market cannot offer. You can buy fresh fruits, veggies, meat, fish... Or you can just walk around, try some local products and watch the locals doing their daily shopping. It's a unique and important place in the heart of Alicante! ”
133 locals recommend
Theme Park Ride / Attraction
“Is Alicante getting too hot for you and the kids? Go to Agualandia for the day for a lot of fun, splashing and to cool down at the numerous water slides and attractions”
90 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Animal park in Benidorm. Nice and clean attraction but not as authentic as safari Aitana in my opinion. ”
69 locals recommend
Department Store
“You can buy some souvenirs as well, books, newspaper, clothes, jewellery, etc..”
52 locals recommend
Toy / Game Store
“Benidorm/Finestrat shopping mal. Same stores as Plaza Mar2. Also Carrefour, Mercadona, Decathlon (sports) etc in walking distance. Tram station La Marina.”
51 locals recommend
Theater
“Check their website for up to date shows available... A fantastic eve out... Food before or after at one of many fabulous little restaurants tucked away in the side streets of Alicante. ”
48 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Animal park for sea life and dolphin shows. 90 minute drive away in Benidorm.”
64 locals recommend
Beach
“El Postiguet beach is located in the heart of the city at the foot of Santa Barbara Castle. It is a beautiful beach, awarded the Blue Flag, certifying the quality of the EU. It has a tongue of sand over 900m in length and is noted for its fine white sand bordered by a fantastic full promenade of palms trees (the Esplanade) . El Postiguet beach is one of the best beaches near Alicante.”
47 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Very cozy place to take some tapas, and wines! also for coktails after take a bite. It's not cheap, but the place and the quality of the products are worth it”
68 locals recommend
Castle
“Guadalest is an old town on a hillside next to a resevoir, certainly worth a visit, with his history and stunning views. You can drive yourself or go on the bus from Benidorm.”
67 locals recommend