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Cruces de Mayo (May Crosses)

During the annual Cruces de Mayo festival, held in May from the 1-3 May in the Santa Cruz neighbourhood of Alicante, the area comes alive with music, dance and flowers. The cobbled streets, plazas and balconies get a makeover as they are decorated with flowers arranged into the shape of crosses.

Date: 01 May 2019 - 03 May 2019
Venue: Santa Cruz.
Cost:

Free.


Nochevieja (New Years)

In Alicante, New Year's Eve typically starts off with a huge family dinner at home, before hordes of festive party-goers, armed with champagne and grapes, head to the Plaza del Ayuntamiento (City Hall Square) in El Barrio for the big countdown. When the clock strikes midnight, the tradition is to start popping good-luck grapes in your mouth with each of the 12 chimes of the clock. Afterwards, bottles are uncorked and the champagne flows and Alicante's bars and clubs fill up quickly.

Date: 31 December 2019 - 31 December 2019
Venue: Plaza del Ayuntamiento.
Cost:

Free.


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NH Alicante

Modern design and comfort are combined in the NH Alicante, located just 10 minutes from the centre of Alicante. There is a smart, elegant air to the 100 spacious guest rooms, as well as a free spa, gym, cocktail bar, roof terrace and restaurant.

Hostal Les Monges Palace

This charmingly renovated budget hotel features brickwork, balconies, pillars and quirky interior touches in its 18 rooms, some furnished with antiques and wonderful paintings. Expect plenty of historical glamour despite the price – the building is more than a century old.

Hostal La Milagrosa

Set on a side street in the old town, this family-run hotel offers small, simply decorated rooms (some with shared bathrooms), plus complimentary breakfast served on a roof terrace with views of the town. There's also a shared kitchen and self-service laundry facilities.

Eurostars Lucentum

Named after the ancient name for Alicante when the Iberians and Romans lived there, 'Lucentum', this hotel is a good choice in terms of location. It's close to the central market, port and old quarter, and close to a new tram spot, great for sight-seers. The hotel has 169 rooms and free Wi-Fi connection.

Hotel Rambla

The location of this small budget hotel is unbeatable - a few minutes walk to the Esplanade and the Marina, and only a few minutes more to the beach. Although rooms are on the small side, they're air-conditioned and have minibars and high-speed Wi-Fi. Breakfast can be taken in a nearby restaurant.

Sercotel Spa Porta Maris Hotel

This hotel boasts 114 modern, spacious rooms with balconies overlooking Postiguet beach and the marina. There is free Wi-Fi plus an urban spa featuring a swimming pool, Jacuzzi and sauna. The rooms are quite functional-looking but you can't beat the location.