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Book your cheap car hire online for all car rental at Alicante Airport, Spain. We have cars available at the airport and all other major locations in Spain including Barcelona, Valencia, Gerona and Madrid

Alicante airport is the starting point for thousands of tourists every year embarking on a sunny holiday on the Costa Blance at resorts like Benedorm and Calpe. Alicante Airport is located about 11km from the city of Alicante and is easy to get to from the main A7 motorway.

There is a large taxi rank outside the terminal building. Taxis work on a queue system so choose the taxi at the front of the queue, there is also an hourly bus service to Alicante and also a service to Murcia from early morning to late evening

Dates for Your Diary

The Moors and Christian Festival - The festival takes place in different areas ( barrios ) of the city, but not all at the same time: 16-21 March in Villafranqueza, 11-14 June in San Blas; 1-4 July in Rebolledo; 12-16 August in Altozano; 19-23 August in San Antonio; and on the 6 December the gran desfile takes place, a large procession with the Moors and Christians from all the areas.

Porrat de San Antón (St Anthony's Market).- This is a traditional fair with street stalls selling typical products such as dried fruits and nuts, sugared fruits, quince jelly and turrón de novia (bride's nougat). A feature is the animal show and a traditional blessing of the animals in the bullring. This feast is held on St Anthony's Day, 17 January, in the quarter of Alicante named after the saint.

Hogueras de San Juan (St John's Bonfires) - This is the most outstanding festivity held in Alicante, and it is even declared to be of International Tourist Interest. It is based on the ancient custom of burning useless objects to celebrate the summer solstice, connecting with the feast day of St John the Baptist. Of note are the Flower Offerings to Our Lady of Remedy (22 June), the International Folklore Parade (23 June) and the mascletás or fireworks competitions (20-24 June).

There are also processions with marching bands, outdoor dances and sports competitions. The feast coincides with a bullfighting festival bringing in leading matadors, on foot and on horseback. At midnight on St John's Night (from 24 to 25 June) a huge fireworks display is set off from the top of Mount Benacantil, and all the bonfires, and monumental floats made in papier-mâché and wood are burnt to ashes.

Must see in Alicante

The beach of El Postiguet - This is the busiest beach of the city and it surrounds a lovely marine walk where you can enjoy superb views of Santa Barbara's Castle.

The castle of Santa Barbara - This great Moorish castle has marvelous views of the entire date-tree-dotted city of Alicante.