Alicante is a Spanish city, which is the capital of both the comarca of Alacanti in the southern part of the Valencian Community and Province of Alicante. Alicante is a historic Mediterranean port with an estimated population of around 300,000 whose metropolitan centre has a population of about 800,000 people, which makes it the eighth largest metropolitan area of Spain. Alicante is a beautiful city with lots of things to do and see while visiting it. The attractions range from day time to evening or night sites and events. It also features beautiful sandy beaches, which are connected to the main harbor area of Alicante.
Some of the Alicante attractions include the Teatro Principal (rather the main theatre). Teatro Principal is a major venue or entertainment spot that offers an extensive collection of events including operas, concerts, theatrical performances, jazz and ballet festivals. This venue is opened daily on varying hours depending on events. The admission to the venue is charged depending on the event taking place.
Another attraction site is the Marina. Marina is a part of Alicante, which offers a variety of tourist attraction sites. The best bars and restaurants offer dishes that consist mainly of sea foods are also located here. The area is also popular for pleasure trips and boat hiring around the harbor. This venue is opened daily and admission is free of charge.
The next attraction site in Alicante is the San Juan Beach (or rather the La Playa de San Juan). This is the sandy beach of Alicante, which is situated about 7 km from the city centre. The beach is connected to the Alicante centre by electric street car that travels twice an hour from the centre of Alicante to the Melia hotel that is found within the beach. This is the place for swimming and sun bathing. The beach offers services, which include tourist information and leisure areas. The venue is opened daily and the admission is free.
The next attraction venue is the Puerto Viejo Square (rather Plaza del Puerto Viejo). This attraction is known for hosting major festivals during summer season. This venue is found close to the Marina and it is surrounded by a number of cafes, shops, historical buildings and bars. The venue is opened on a daily basis and the admission is free of charge.
Other major attraction sites include the Explanda de Espana which is a superb sea front offering beautiful views and which is lined with palm trees. This venue can be the best choice for those who love walking. Another is the Cuevas del Canelobre, which is a location of pre- historic caves whose roof resembles those of a cathedral. It is located near Busot town about 24km from Alicante city. Others include the El Palmeral, Guadalest, Embalse de la Pedrera, Rock of Ifach, Mundomar Marine Exotic Animal Park, El Agudo Cuerda de la Murada Alicante, Alicante safari parks, Sierra de Escalona, Jijona, Soto de Molino de la Ciudad, Benidorm Palace among others.