Welcome to the Alicante cruise port guide. Alicante is a town is southern Spain on the Costa Blanca. According to the locals it is the friendliest city in Spain! Due to its history it is a city that lives! Alicante offers a charming old town with new treasures to explore on every corner. One of the great highlights is the Santa Barbara castle which sits high on the Benacantil hill. This magnificent medieval castle is one of the best of its kind in the country. Even for those who would rather plan a chill day: this city is known for great shopping oppurtunities and some of the best beaches in Spain.
Cruise ships dock at the Alicante cruise terminal maritima. This is a long cruise dock in front of the city center of Alicante. Take the shuttle bus right to the city center. Visit our Alicante cruise port guide for all the information on Alicante’s dock, transportation options and what to see and do.
Alicante is known for its beaches. Playa del Postiguet is one of the best and closest beaches to the cruise terminal. If you are in the mood for a beach day, this would be the way to go.
Alicante’s famous boulevard is the Paseo de la Esplanade de Espana. This beautiful pedestrian street is made up of 6.600.000 mosaic pieces. It is made up of three colors. The red is called red Alicante and can only be found in this area. Walking the Paseo de la Explananda de Espana is a must. You will see street artists, souvenir shops and especially a lot of locals deciding to catch up on their local gossip.
Sitting high above the city on mount Benacantil is the castle of Santa Barbara. This fortress is of Arabic origin and one of the largest medieval structures in Spain. There are lots of things to do here! Please know the easiest way to get up is by elevator.