Located in the middle of Costa Blanca, Alicante is one most important tourist destinations in the Spanish east coast. The city and its harbour are flanked by the Benacantil mountain, a rocky promontory crowned by the Santa Barbara fortress. From the top of the old walls one has a commanding view of the whole city, while at the same time enjoying the impressive coastline, and many kilometres of the beautiful countryside.
The coastline is, without a doubt, the favourite recreational spot for the people of Alicante. The promenade of Explanada de España, located across from the port, is a lively boulevard, sprinkled with terraces and pavement cafés. A more modern leisure area extends along the port's breakwater, where there are also many bars and restaurants. Next to both of these places lays the urban beach of El Postiguet, a privileged spot for enjoying the sea and the sun.
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