Alicante sports

Due to its great climate, Alicante is the perfect destination for visitors seeking to play outdoor sports such as golf, water sports, tennis etc… all year round. There is a wide selection of golf courses including the fine 18-hole courses Alicante golf, located igolf courses. Car Hire Alicanten San Juan Beach, and El Plantío, near Alicante airport. There are also another three 18-hole courses located very near to the city.

The wide range of sports facilities available in Alicante has enabled the city to host major sporting events:

  • Host city for the Euro Basket 2007qualifiers.
  • Base port for the 2002 and 2007 outings of the Tall Ships Race (previously The Cutty Sark).
  • Semi-final of the Davis Cup 2004.

 Alicante Golf was opened in 1998 in a ceremony led by Severiano Ballesteros. It is a 72-par course that includes six par-three holes, six par-four holes and six par-five holes, meaning that no two consecutive holes are played with the same par in any one round.

Aquanaut Diving Centre – Alicante:Centro de buceo Aquanaut - Car Hire Alicante

It is staffed by a professional team with extensive experience in the field of recreational diving company. In order to develop the diving as fashionable activity for all ages. In AQUANAUT have a facility with more than 180m2, located in Alicante New Fishing Dock. Designee and equipped with latest generation material and quality.

Specialist stores. A classroom equipped for lectures, seminars and symposia.  • Two complete costumes.  • charging station authorized with latest generation compressor.  • Storage area and drying of diving equipment.  • Area for rinsing equipment after each dive.  • Mooring area a few meters from the centre, which facilitates loading and unloading of equipment.  • Parking in front of the dive centre.Volvo Ocean Race. Car Hire Alicante

Thanks to the success of the start of the Volvo Ocean Race a worldwide regatta, in October 2008, it was confirmed that the city would be hosting the beginning of the next three editions of this important sailing competition, in the years 2011, 2014 and 2017.

 Bike ride with Critical Mass Alicante

Critical Mass is an open group that meets once a month, to take a bike ride through the city Alicante. The common goal is to claim the bicycle as a valid andMasa Crítica Alicante. Car Hire Alicante respected transport.

 ”Use the bike every day and celebrate it once a month.”

- October to March: first Saturday of each month at 12.00 h. Plaza de Toros.

 - April to September: first Friday of each month at 20.00 h. Plaza de Toros.

Javea a nice town

There are 3 different sections in Javea. The original Javea with its old town with narrow streets. Then there is the port area with luxury yachts alongside fishing boats and delightful street cafes. The third section is the Arenal beach.Motgò. Javea, Car Hire

  • The most famous feature in Javea is the mountain “the Montgó” Javea´s habitants swear it’s an elephant turned in to stone. You can even see the elephant’s eye close as the sun goes down.
  • The historical heart of Javea is the church of Sant Bertomeu. One of the inner walls is from the year of 1244. Year when the Spanish king Jaime the Conqueror defeated the Moors.
  • In the port you will find the church of Nuestra Señora de Loreto, built after thela iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Loreto, javea. Car Hire survival of local fishermen after a storm as a thank you. The church is beautiful in it’s simplicity unlike a normal Spanish church which is anything but simple.
  • South from Arenal beach along the coast road you will find 2 pebble beaches, Portitxol and Granadella, set in wonderful scenery and well worth seeing. If you are staying in Arenal do not playa Javea, Car Hiremiss out of going to the port and the old town. Both areas completely different from each other. The old town is still uniquely Spanish with its narrow streets.
  • The weekly market is on Thursday morning.
  • Javea is situated with the same distance to two airports, Alicante and Valencia
  • Celebrates many holidays all year round:

1. The Fogueres de Sant Joan in the middle of June is one of the most famous fiestasSant Joan, javea, Car Hire in Javea.

2.The fiesta goes on for several days and finish with the burning of huge papier mache effigies in the old town.

3. The effigies give a satirical view of the political and social issues of these times.moros i cristians, Javea. Car hire

4. The Moors and Christian fiesta takes place in mid July. Colourful and noisy parades through the streets.

L’alacantí region: beautiful natural framework

The region of L’Alacantí consists of the lands near the province capital. It is mainly a flat coast area with some small mountains (Fontcalent, Bonalba and Mitjana). Sea and mountains meet in a beautiful natural framework.

  • Santa Barbara Castle is brimming with history. A mediaeval fortress for both the Christians and the moors.La isla de Nueva Tabarca. Car Hire
  • The island of Nueva Tabarca its beach and rocky coves are perfect for relaxing, swimming and even scuba diving.
  • The palm-fringed esplanade, La Explanada, is awash with wave of colourful tiles and is drenched in light reflected off the sea that bathes the city and the port.
  • The MARQ archaeology museum explores the history of these lands, right back to ancient times. Using avant-garde techniques to unveil the past, it ranks among the El museo arqueológico MARQ. L'Alacantí. Car Hirefinest museums in the world.
  • Deep in the bowels of Busot is a mysterious cave system- Las Cuevas de Canelobre- in which water has slowly solidified over the millennia into fantastical forms and otherworldly shadows.
  • San JuanBeach is notable for its length. A beautiful Moorish queen would bathe in the natural pools carved out of the rock.
  • Don’t miss Jijona, the home of traditional turrón or nougat. They’ve been making in the same way for centuries and they intend to keep doing so. And with almonds and honey from the very same sources as always.
  • Aigües at the foot of the Cabecó D’Or Mountain and Torremanzanas, nestling among the sierras, are archetypal landscapes of the interior, with their mountains clad in pine and herbs, dry stone terracing, valleys and dry land fields.
  • The potters skilled hands turn clay into jugs, pitchers’, pot and urns, each apparently identical but, in fact, unique.
  • In the winter the temperatures there can be so low that snow may fall and it can reach a remarkable level. In the summer there are significant contrasts between the warm sunshine hours and the chilly nights. Therefore, it is a climate ideal for the spread of forest vegetation as to pines, Holm oaks and bushes.

The Vega Baja

The Costa Blanca is full of contrasts. A good example is the Vega Baja district, with is extraordinary beaches its eponymous Vega (“meadow” or “fertile lowland”), a patchwork of market gardens, the serene beauty of the Laguna’s de la Mata and TorreviejaNaturalPark, and the rolling sand dunes of Guardamar Del Segura.

  • Religion has traditionally run deep in Orihuela, as reflected in its heritage. The centre is a Historical and Artistic Site and contains the most outsTorreviejaNaturalPark. Car Hiretanding building, including the monumental College of Santo Domingo.
  • The Holy Cathedral Church of El Salvador, the Church of Santa Justa and Rufina, and the Parish Church of Santiago are all in the Gothic Style and make Orihuela Old Quarter a unique destination for cultural pilgrimage.
  • Another cultural gem is the Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art, where visitors can admire masterpieces such as the Temptation is St.Thomas painted by Velázquez. And no visit is complete without a trip to the Miguel Hernandez Museum House, in witch the celebrated local poet was born and bred.
  • Also boasts white-sand beaches and craggy coves with translucent waters, like La Zenia, playa Flamenca and campo Amor, to name but a few.Casa Museo Miguel Hernández. Car Hire
  • The great climate means that water sports can be practised all year around. Nautical Experience offers visitors the chance to fish, Sail, dive and take boat trips throughout the year.
  • At the end of July. Las Eras de la Sal plays host to the International Habaneras and Polyphony Contest, which sees choirs from all over the globe, fill the air with magic.
  • There are eight golf courses in the district, with four in Orihuela alone and the others in Jacarilla, Pilar de la Horadada, Rojales and Algorfa.guiso en 3 cursos. Car Hire
  • As well as vegetables, citrus fruits are also grown on this fertile land. Make sure you try the local artichokes, the Guardamar king prawns, and the traditional pastries baked in the convents of Orihuela.
  • With regards to cuisine, local dishes include olla viuda ( black sausage and vegetables stew), Pelotas ( meatballs) , arroz huertano (vegetal rice ) and the pava borracha ( turkey stew served in 3- courses )

ALICANTE History and best places to visit

HISTORY: The last quarter of the 20th Century meant a few historic landmarks for Alicante, such as the visit of King Juan Carlos I of Spain in 1976 and the inauguration of AlicanteUniversity in 1979. Moreover, the city’s open and pro-European attitude was consolidated when the city was chosen as the site for the Office for Harmonisation in the Alicante University in 1979Internal Market (OHIM)) in 1993.  The city commemorated the 5th century of the concession of the charter as a city and in 1989 the commemoration of the arrival of the Santa Faze (Holy visage) relic. The John Bonfire Festivity also appeared in this century and secondary and tertiary activities became more and more important.

CASTLE OF SANTA BARBARA: The castle occupies the summit of MountBenacantil, a peak rising up from the beach to a height of 166m.

The Castle has three differentiated enclosures:Castle of santa Barbara. Car Hire Alicante.

1. The highest part is known as the small tower, since the old HomageTower is found here and also the basements from the 11th to the 13th centuries.

2. The intermediate enclosure belongs to the most important premises concluded in 1580: King Phillip ll’s Room…

3.The lowest enclosure dates from the 18th century where we have the Bon Repos Reveille currently used as a parking site with a monument to the illustrious Alicante military man Felix Berenguer de Marquina, Captain General of the Philippines and Viceroy of New Mexico.

It is know as Santa BarbaraCastle since prince Alonso of Castille, the future Alonso X The Sage conquered it from the Arabs on the 4th December, 1248, festivity of Santa Barbara.

CITY HALL: Alicante City Hall is a baroque palace from theayuntamiento Alicante. Car Hire Alicante 18th century. It is unique building flanked with towers on both sides and divided in three different heights ended up in a balustrade. Inside the building we must point out the Blue Room, a royal chamber for the Queen of Spain Isabel II in 1858, with a side chapel presided over by Lucas Espinós.


CO CATHEDRAL OF SAINT NICHOLAS OF BARI: The ensemble is presided by a powerful dome with a vaulted roof in negative through which light comes iConcathedral of Saint Nicholas of Bari.Car Hire Alicanten.

A Latin cross church with slightly accused arms, side chapel linked between them and an apse in the head formalised by a radical series of the nave’s chapels. The Chapel of the Communion was  started half a century after the Collegiate was finished and it is a small Greek cross temple, covered by barrel vaults pm the sides and a dome over a circular section tambour inside and octagonal outside.