S booked a 4-bedroom apartment from Airbnb, only 10 minutes away from the city centre and beach. On a Thursday night, my colleagues and I shut down our computers at 4:30pm and made our way to Gatwick airport. With our Easyjet plane being delayed for over 4 hours with only £3 compensation, we arrived at Alicante 2 am in the morning. S father picked us up from the airport and 20 minutes later we arrived at the apartment drinking sangrias through the night. The next day we talk a walk to visit one of the main attractions in Alicante Castle of Santa Barbara situated on the outcrop overlooking the city. Parts of the medieval rural of the fortress still exist, canons, dungeons and a lift going up to the castle. We all thought we take a hike up along the steep paths there instead of taking the lift. Once we climbed up, we were rewarded with fantastic views of the coastline of turquoise and emerald beaches and cloudless skies. In the afternoon, we pre-booked a city Segway tour with Akra Vibe. Christian was very helpful and fluent in English and let us roams the streets, getting around the city longer than 2 hours. I was a dare devil, super charging the Segway speeding the roads.
Our first proper meal we had a special set menu at a place near the Segway tour office. The set meal consisted of tapas starters, rabbit paella and a dessert. The paella was extremely flavourful, Granma’s cake is special homemade dessert crafted to look somewhat similar to tiramisu.
address: Sabores – Calle Castaños 44, 03001 Alicante
For dinner, we headed to a place in Casco Antiguo called 100 montaditos at a place serving tapas in mini baguettes for €1.50 euros each. Filling our bellies up from the deceptively simple but delicious food and cheap sangrias drinks by the tap. // address 100 Montaditos – Rambla Méndez Núñez, 28, 03002, Alicante // website