Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Car Hire in Alicante

Alicante, a city in Spain, is situated on the lap of the Mediterranean Sea. It is a major port of the Valencia district of Spain. Located between mountains and sea, it a famous tourist spot. Car hire Alicante is the best option to explore the city that offers an amazing juxtaposition of culture, history and modernity.

In the heart of the city there is the Postiguet Beach. The sandy beach is popular during the day and fairly busy during the evening when it's illuminated by sodium street lights. These give the beach and breaking waves a surreal effect. The white sand and clear blue waters with palm tree vegetation, makes it a favourite spot among the tourists. Using any of the car rentals, visit this beach and enjoy the amazing water sports at the Postiguet Beach. If you are interested in history and monuments, you should visit the Castle of Santa Bárbara situated on Mount Benacantil. It was built in the 10th century by Moors. It has everything, from moats, canons, to a tattered church and the perfect view of entire Alicante. There are two cafes also is you wish to take a break after all the sightseeing. During summers, between July and August, ‘castle evenings’ are organized where a lot of concerts take place. If you do not wish to go on foot by taking the winding paths through the mountain, go for car hire Alicante and visit the Castle. There is another castle, St. Ferdinand Castle, located on the Tossal Hill. It was built in the 19th century to prevent Napoleon’s advances and has articulate exteriors.

The most famous promenade of Alicante is La Explanada de España. The most distinguishing feature of this place is the 6.6 million tiles in red, black and cream colour depicting the waves of the Mediterranean. It offers a perfect getaway with palm trees, cafes, stalls with local handicrafts and the cool sea-breeze. The easiest way to reach this place would be by using the car rental services in Alicante. If you are an art lover, visit the Paseo de Gadea, where local artists display their works. The Museum of Contemporary Art is famous for its displays of old and new paintings by artists like Bacon and Picasso. Another interesting museum is the Bonfire Festivities Museum which has the paper sculptures from the festival of San Juan. Visit the museum to see how these beautiful art forms are made. If you are a fan of bull-fighting, explore the Bullfighting Museum which has all the artefacts from swords and capes to stuffed bulls.

Visit Alicante on the white coastline of Costa Blanca and enjoy the beaches, the marina, the sea-food, history and culture of Spain.