Alicante is calm, breeze, sun and sea. Its port has always been one of the most important in the country and is currently the starting point for the Volvo Ocean Race round-the-world regatta. It's also a perfect place to play golf and do water sports. Diving, for example, off the marvellous Tabarca islet gives visitors a look at the wide variety of local flora and fauna and is one of the most popular destinations among those who love the sport.
The capital of the Costa Blanca has also shared some of its most deeply rooted traditions. The delicious Jijona nougats can be found on every table in Spain at Christmas and its feast days, the San Juan bonfires, are being copied more and more up and down the coast as a joyful celebration of the beginning of summer.