When to go
Alicante’s semi-arid climate means it’s warm year-round, but hottest and busiest between June and August, when temperatures often exceed 30ºC, so to avoid the heat and the hordes book an off-season slot. September and October are the wettest months, but in Alicante, that’s not saying much.
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PlanesAlicante Airport is the gateway to the Costa Blanca resort region and is serviced daily from all major cities across the UK and Continental Europe. Direct flights from the UK are available from several airlines, including easyJet (www.easyjet.com), Jet2 (www.jet2.com), and British Airways(www.britishairways.com), with more frequent (and more expensive) flights in the summer months; prices tend to rise from around May onwards.
TrainsRenfe Operadora high-speed trains (www.renfe.com) run frequently to and from Valencia, Madrid and Barcelona – taking two, four and five hours respectively – to the Alicante city station, which is linked to Benidorm by a tram service; it takes about an hour.
AutomobilesA car’s really only necessary if you plan gallivanting up and down the Costa Brava (which makes for a scenic road trip in itself). If you do need a car, they’re easily hired at Alicante Airport from a selection of providers.