Gran Alacant is one of the closest tourist resorts to Alicante Airport and is located on the Southern Costa Blanca. Car hire is unnecessary with a frequent bus service running between the airport, the resort and Santa Pola. Gran Alacant is a popular resort where many Spanish people have bought second homes and many come to the resort on the weekends to enjoy a break at the sea side.
Gran Alacant is also a popular expat resort owing to its superb location and beaches.Carabassi Beach is the main beach servicing tourists and locals in Gran Alacant while to the north of the resort. Carabassi Beach is a wide, golden, sandy blue flag beach with walkways and foot showers.
Santa Pola is located a mere six kilometres to the south of the resort. Santa Pola is a great place to spend time as well because of its long expanse of blue flag beaches and day trips to Tabarca Island which is a divers paradise. Santa Pola is a great fishing port as well and boasts a fair number of fish and seafood restaurants.
Nearest Golf Courses
Although there are no golf courses in Gran Alacant, the nearest ones are approximately twenty minutes away by car at Club de Golf Alenda to the north west of the resort and Alicante Golf to the north of the great port and city of Alicante. To the south of Santa Pola and Torrevieja are numerous golf courses such as the Marquesa and La Finca golf courses.
What To See & Do
Gran Alacant also has on orbital bus system where tickets can be purchased in books of ten. A single fare to anywhere in the resort costs as little as €1.40.
To find out more about things to see and do in Gran Alcant you can head for the Gran Alacant Tourist Office which is located on the Avenida Escandinavia and is open from 09:30-14:30 on Monday through to Friday from the beginning of March until the end of October which is also the peak time for tourism in the resort.
Where To Stay – Accommodation
Gran Alacant has many villas and apartments to rent on the urbanizations of Novamar, Puerto Marino, Monte y Mar, Panorama, Altomar, Sierra Mar and Balcones del Mar.
Currently there are no hotels in Gran Alcant although people who prefer to book hotel rooms will find there are a great variety of hotel rooms to book in the neighbouring tourist resort of Santa Pola and Alicante.
Restaurants, Bars and Nightlife
Gran Alacant restaurants that have been recommended include the New Cinema Inn, Los Belgas, Gran Alacant Café Bistro, Tutti’s Cocina Internacional, Gran Mundo II, Patagonia Steak House; La Fondue, Saffron, and Destinations Bar & Restaurant.
Novamar Central has a fair amount of bars and pubs which offer live music in the early hours of the morning. The White Rose, Dick Turpin and Crazy Daisy are well known in Gran Alacant as a place to spend the evening.
Tres Besos (three kisses) Restaurant in Gran Alacant is a Dutch themed bistro styled restaurant decorated in the style of a typical Dutch living room making guests feel right at home. In the winter time diners can cosy up to the open fire place or sit out on the heated terrace while in the summer you can enjoy al fresco dining. Tres Besos opening hours are from 16:00-23:00 and during the months of July and August all day.
To book a table at Tres Besos telephone 966 695 449 Tres Besos Address: Avenida de Noruega 214 Centro Comercial Carabassi Gran Alacant
Gran Alacant is an ideal holiday destination for families with children who don’t wish to hire a car and are happy to spend lazy sunny days relaxing on the Southern Costa Blanca’s golden blue flag beaches.