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12 Best Places in Alicante, Spain

July 08, 2019
by CEA CAPA Content Creator

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When staying in a new country, it’s important to find comforting places that you love. In a foreign place, the discovery of one's favorite places can make them feel more at home. Here are a couple of my favorite places in and around Alicante during my summer studying abroad there with CEA.

Plaza 6

A great restaurant for groups with a very friendly staff. The food was amazing and inexpensive.


A great place for ice cream, crepes, and waffles of all different flavors. An inexpensive place to treat your a sweet tooth. They have a variety of flavors, from fruits to chocolate to mixtures in vanilla. My favorite flavor is cookies on top of a Nutella waffle. 

San Juan

San Juan

San Juan is my favorite beach in Alicante. It’s usually a short train ride away, but well worth it for a quite relaxing space. Great place to lounge with a book or take a dive. There isn’t as much traffic as many of the other beaches.

Algar Waterfalls


A magical place only a bus ride from Alicante. From the beautiful view to the refreshing swim right below waterfalls this place couldn’t be any better. There is also a rock to jump off for anyone feeling adventurous.

Monovar Bodegas

A beautiful winery in the countryside. Go on a tour of the winery and taste wine that's definitely older than you! When you’re done with your tour, chat with the friendly owner and buy some great-tasting wine.

Baker & Co Café

Looking for breakfast or brunch? Then Baker & Co Café is for you. A place to find amazing coffee drinks, bagels and tea. Eat food that looks like it just came out of a magazine.


A great place for a quick bite and beer. Waiters walk around with different kinds of tapas, and you choose which ones you want. A friendly and cheap place to try tapas, as each one costs only 1 euro.


A quick place to grab a bite to eat or indulge in ice cream right next to San Juan. Get a bubble waffle, crepe, or breakfast to take with you on the go.

La Mas Coketa

La Mas Coketa

A nice, quiet place to find dessert or eat lunch. Enjoy the smiling staff and great food service while drinking a coffee.

La Mary

A wonderful place for groups. Call ahead for a table, because this is a busy place. Three-course meal with a variety of options for only 12 euros.

Mandala Café

A quiet café next to the Mercado. Have a pot of tea, a variety of coffee beverages, or a delicious muffin.

Castillo de Santa Barbara

One of the best views in Alicante. Walk or take a bus to the top and explore the old castil. Enjoy the amazing walk down and view the beauty of the beach and buildings from a bird’s eye view.


Navatnie Etchin is a Summer 2019 CEA Content Contributor in Alicante, Spain, and is currently studying at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay.

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