Destination guide

Unwind in a private Alicante Province holiday home

Alicante Province is one of the most popular corners of the Spanish coast. It curves beautifully around the Mediterranean Sea, and the rising mountains of Murcia and Valencia, to offer up the gorgeous Costa Blanca, a 125-mile strip of spirited resorts and gold-flecked beaches that all spill into crystal-clear waters. Towns like Benidorm and Calpe are well-versed in sun, sea, sand and, all the other treats that come with an escape to southern Europe. Meanwhile, Alicante Province holiday lettings inland can be found studding rugged sierras and empty valleys – they're a chance to get away from it all in the Iberian countryside.

Things to do

Main attractions around Alicante Province holiday rentals

Start by clambering up to the soaring Santa Barbara Castle in Alicante town. Its bulwarks have protected the coast since the Moors ruled these parts. These days, they offer breathtaking panoramas of the Med and the shimmering sands of Playa del Postiguet, below. A boat trip across to the rugged and remote isle of Tabarca can mean swapping the energy of the Costa Blanca for rocky shores and world-class snorkelling spots. Adventurers might like to delve into the carved mountains behind the regional capital, where the Canelobre Caves shoot underground to reveal colossal chambers cut into the rock. Others will prefer to stick to the coast, which hits a zenith at the stunning Serra Gelada Natural Park – a crash of giant cliffs that descend straight into cobalt seas.


Beaches galore near Alicante Province villa rentals

  • Playa del Postiguet is the city beach of Alicante town, a hubbub of cafes and shaded promenades
  • Levante Beach is the pearl of Benidorm, gilded with a Blue Flag rating
  • El Portet is perfect, if you just want to relax and unwind – it's relatively quiet and has softly lapping seas
  • Arenal, in Calpe, has eye-watering views over the Penyal d'Ifac headland – be sure to take the camera for that
  • Las Marinas, in Denia, has loads of sunbeds and seafront Alicante Province holiday rentals
How to get around

Getting around Alicante Province

How you choose to get around will depend on where it is you need to go. A car rental is the most versatile choice. It'll give you the freedom to cruise the palm-lined coast roads or escape to the rising sierras to discover more off-the-beaten-path villa rentals in Alicante Province's wild countryside. If you know you want to stick to the shore, where lovely playas and happening resorts seem to hide around every headland, then you might not need your own wheels. A modern tramline links Alicante with big resort towns, like Benidorm, Calpe and Denia. And there are regular private bus transfers going straight from Alicante Airport to a number of beaches.

Essential info

Things to know about Alicante Province

  • Alicante Province is home to the Costa Blanca
  • Alicante Airport is the main gateway to the region
  • Towns like Benidorm and Calpe are popular summertime resorts
  • The euro (EUR) is the currency in Spain
  • Driving is on the right-hand side of the road
Family friendly

Family trips to Alicante Province

Decades of vying for the attention of family holidaymakers have given the resorts and cities of this region a whole medley of enticing attractions to keep the crew entertained. On top of that, Alicante Province holiday homes are often perfect for travelling troops. Many have multiple bedrooms and kitchens, dining rooms, and even pools in the garden. When you do head out, be sure to put the likes of the Aqualandia water park on the itinerary. It's got heart-thumping slides and splash pools. Days on buzzing beachfronts – like Poniente, in Benidorm – also promise plenty of fun, while a trip to the Algar Waterfalls can have everyone enjoying a spot of wild swimming in natural Spanish gorges.

How many holiday rentals are available around Alicante (province)?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 18,294 holiday lettings around Alicante (province). From 5,305 villas to 9,418 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Alicante (province)?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Alicante (province). From Vrbo UK travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Benidorm: 3,200 holiday homes
  • Alicante: 2,114 holiday homes
  • Moraira: 7,981 holiday homes
  • Javea: 9,096 holiday homes
  • Torrevieja: 3,540 holiday homes

Vrbo UK offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Alicante (province)! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Alicante (province)?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Alicante (province) with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Benidorm: 3,200 holiday lettings
  • Alicante: 2,114 holiday lettings
  • Javea: 9,096 holiday lettings
  • Torrevieja: 3,540 holiday lettings
  • Calpe: 7,852 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Alicante (province)?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Alicante (province). From Vrbo UK travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Javea Port: 10,062 holiday rentals
  • San Juan Beach: 353 holiday rentals
  • Alicante Harbour: 1,360 holiday rentals
  • La Sella Golf Course: 10,752 holiday rentals
  • Villamartin Golf Club: 4,850 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Alicante (province) listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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