Alicante Local Information

Alicante Local Information


Alicante City

Alicante is a historic port town situated on the east coast of Spain (Costa Blanca), it is the second largest city in the province of Valencia (after the city of Valencia).

The city is dominated by the Castillo de Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara Castle) which has fantastic views over the rooftops of the city, the marina and the beach of ”Postiguet”.  Reaching to the castle is easy, there is an elevator inside the castle rock which is open most of the year, alternatively you can walk through the narrow streets of the Barrio de la Santa Cruz with it’s petite colourful houses.

Alicante town itself is relatively small and easy to get around, the main points of interest (the old town, marina, beach) are all within easy walking distance.  There are many cafes, bars and restaurants to choose from,and with the great climate all year round most places have seating areas outside ”Terrazas” where you can enjoy a fine Paella.

Teatro Principal Alicante (Main Theatre)

Alicante main theatre estate agents costa blanca

Alicante Teatro Principal built at the middle of the XIXth century

Opened in 1847, the Alicante Main Theatre (Teatro Principal) is the main cultural venue of the city.

The Teatro Principal regularly hosts performing arts including ballet, opera and theatre performed by internationally acclaimed artists.

The building itself is a neo-classical design with an impressive entrance of 6 grand Doric columns located close to the old town.

Playa Postiguet (Postiguet Beach)

Alicante Local information Postiguet Beach

Postiguet Beach Alicante

Postiguet Beach is located within walking distance of the centre of town which makes it attractive to locals and tourists alike. Behind the beach is a tiled promenade with a couple of restaurants and bars.  In the summertime a special wooden beach bar is erected (known as a ”Chiriguito”) perfect for relaxing and drinking a cocktail under the setting sun.

The beach has lifeguards and safe swimming zones in the summer making it ideal for families with young kids.  If beach sports are your thing, there is a beach volleyball court, a beach football pitch and some fitness machines.

 

Alicante Puerto (Alicante Marina)

 Schools in alicante

Schools in Alicante/

Useful Links


http://www.expatfocus.com/expatriate-spain-alicante
http://www.expat-blog.com/en/destination/europe/spain/

http://www.spanishpropertyinsight.com/guides/

British Consulate

 

Port of Alicante Authority 
Muelle de Poniente, 11 – 03001 – Alicante (Spain)
Phone: +34 965 13 00 95
Fax: +34 965 13 00 34
http://www.puertoalicante.com/

Alicante Town Hall
Phone: 965 149 100
http://www.alicante-ayto.es/

   Provincial Council of Alicante
Phone: 965 121 300
http://www.dip-alicante.es/

Municipal Tourism Board of Alicante
Phone: 965 143 452
http://www.alicanteturismo.com/

   Generalitat Valenciana
http://www.gva.es/

   Provincial Tourist Board of the Costa Blanca
Phone: 965 230 160
http://www.costablanca.org/

  Principal Theatre of Alicante
Phone: 965 203 100
http://www.teatroprincipalicante.com/

Provincial Archaeological Museum Of Alicante (MARQ)
Phone: 965 149 000
http://www.marqalicante.com/

  Ciudad de La Luz
Phone: 965 12 12 22
http://www.ciudaddelaluz.com/
 
 
IMPORTANT TELEPHONES
 
Emergencies
Phone: 112

Red Cross
Phone: 965 25 25 25
http://www.cruzroja.es/

Medical Emergencies
Phone: 965 144 000
http://www.samu.es/

Ambulances (Mobile ICU)
Phone: 965 11 46 76 y 902 15 74 45

Fire Department
Phone: 112

Civil Guard
Phone: 965 145 660
Urgencias: 062
http://www.guardiacivil.org/

Local Police
Phone: 965 10 72 00
http://www.alicante-ayto.es/policia/home.html

National Police
Phone: 965 14 88 88
Urgencias: 091
http://www.mir.es/policia/
TRANSPORTES
El Altet International Airpot
Phone: 966 91 90 00
http://www.aena.es/aeropuertos/alicante/

Alicante Bus Station
Phone: 965 130 700

Alicante Railway Station
Phone: 902 24 02 02
http://www.renfe.es

TAXI OF ALICANTE
Area Taxi
Phone: 965 91 05 91
Radio Taxi
Phone: 965 91 01 23
Tele Taxi
Phone: 965 10 16 11