Alicante – Holiday Destination

Alicante is a city in Spain, the capital of the province of Alicante and of the comarca of Alacantí, in the south of the Valencian Community. It is also a historic Mediterranean port. The population of the city of Alicante proper was 334,329, estimated as of 2011, ranking as the second-largest Valencian city. Alicante is famous for its wonderful boulevard with palm trees and shopping streets. The original name of the city “Lucentum” translates as ”City of Light”. This attractive town along the Costa Blanca has stunning beaches, old plazas, parks, adventure and great weather. The city provides fun, entertainment and also a great nightlife to the tourists who can hang around till the late hours.
Climate
Alicante enjoys a Mediterranean climate with mild temperatures throughout the year and little rain, concentrated in equinoctial periods. On average the temperature ranges between 16.8 °C and 6.2 °C in January and between 30.6 ° and 20.4 ° in August, with an average annual temperature of 17.8 °C (64 °F). Daily oscillations in temperature are very small due to the influence of the sea, although occasional periods of Westerly wind can result in temperature ranges in excess of 15 °C .The average amount of rainfall is 336 mm (13.2 in) per year. September and October are the wettest months due to torrential rain caused by the cold drop, which can reach over 200 mm in a single 24 hour period causing severe flooding. Because of this irregularity, only 37 rainy days are observed on average per year, and the annual number of sunshine hours is 2,864.
Parks
The city has some excellent parks and some of them offer activities throughout the year.
Canalejas Park
This oldest park of the city was created in 1886 by the architect Gonzolez Altus. It has stone sculptures of dogs and lions at the entrance, beautiful fountains and a map of Spain carved out of stone.
El Palmeral
EL Palmeral is situated on the outskirts of the city. It has some amazing waterfalls, lakes and hundreds of palm trees. One can visit this park at any time of the day.
Mount Tossal Theme Park
This park has an interesting lookout over the city and its coastline. It offers rock climbing opportunities and games on the giant chessboard.
Parque del Morant
The best place in the city for strolling along with wide, flat shady walkways. The park has an interesting layout of sculptural plants and minimalist water features. It also hosts a large open-air auditorium that is used for summer performances.
Parque de la Ereta
The modern park designed by French architect with harmony to nature. It has a wonderful walkway from Santa Barbara Castle to the old town and the cafes for the refreshments.
Monte Benacantil
The green lung of the city containing pine and eucalyptus trees. It is said that this green area fulfills the need of oxygen for the city.Also at a driving distance of 20-30 minutes from the city; one can find several parks that provide some fantastic entertainment options for a family day out.
Terra Natura Park
This park is home for 1,500 animals of around two hundred different species. The park also has a water park, which offers lots of water rides and a large pool area.
Mundomar Marine Park
This excellent marine park offers unique experience to watch dolphins in their natural habitat. It has beautiful paths surrounded by plants and some crossing bridges with a colourful range of aquatic and tropical birds.
Alicante Theatre
This theatre with neoclassical style was completed in 1847. This grand construction with Italian typology of the period provides platform for ballet, opera and theatre activities. It has wonderful interior as well as exterior, with a six-columned porch.
Museum of Alicante
Archaeological Museum
Gravina Museum of Fine Arts
Asegurada Museum of Modern Art
Castle of San Fernando, ETC.

Oni is an articles writer whose major area of focus is travel where she shares lots of travel information. In this article she is now sharing her experience about Alicante the famous destination of Spain. If you want to book Holiday To Alicante Please visit http://www.myvacations.co.uk

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