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GRAN ALACANT

Gran Alacant is a quiet seaside village 12 km south of Alicante, 5 km from the pretty tourist town of Santa Pola, just 8 km from the international airport of Alicante.
Gran Alacant is situated directly by the sea, on a lovely sandy beach Carabassi, which for many years boasts a Blue Flag of cleanliness. There is also the Municipal Paraje Natural El Clot de Galvany, the dunes with wide bands of tropical vegetation. Nature Park separates Gran Alacant from Arenales del Sol resort which in season is full of life and offers all typical tourist attractions.

Both towns are connected by the beautiful seafront promenade with the palm trees, a favorite place for afternoon and evening strolls. The walk from one town to the other takes about 40 minutes.
To the south, along the high cliff, there is a bicycle path, after 5 km you will reach the famous tourist town of Santa Pola.
Gran Alacant is primarily sun and warm sea, but besides that you can rent kayaks, practice kite surfing, windsurfing and paragliding from the high cliff, you can go rollerblading along the promenade or bike along the rocky cliff in the direction of Santa Pola.


On the beach you find bars and restaurants with Spanish and international cuisine, Thursdays takes place a market in Gran Alacant.
In the neighborhood, in Santa Pola in salt lakes you can admire pink flamingos, and in Elche the palm grove, the largest concentration of palm trees in Europe, on UNESCO World Heritage List.
At the entrance to the Gran Alacant is a shopping center with restaurants and shops, including Mercadona, Lidl, Consum.
Gran Alacant is very well connected with Alicante, Arenales, Altet and Santa Pola. Local bus usually runs every 30 min., one way ticket costs € 1,50 (€ 1,70 on weekends), can be bought by the driver, to get more information please click on the website below.


http://www.autocaresbaile.es/en/routes/summer-timetables/alicante-santa-pola-route/alicante-gran-alacant

Also the airport can be reached by direct bus. (Fare costs 1.50 €, please check the schedule because the buses do not run all day, the details in the link below.

http://www.autocaresbaile.es/en/routes/summer-timetables/santa-pola-airport-route


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