Living the Single Life in Alicante, Spain

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For an eligible bachelor/bachelorette, the sunny shores of Spain are a wonderful place.  Possessing sun-kissed shores that are a world away from the pitiful weather experienced at home, the atmosphere along the shores of Spain is primed for fun and excitement at any time of the year.

In the storied resort city of Alicante, things are no different.  They are a variety of activities for the single person here that will enliven the spirit and lead to endless days and nights of fun.

To better highlight all that Alicante has to offer, we have put together a loose itinerary that you can follow if you are a newcomer to this town in 2014 that you can feel free to improvise and add activities of your own as you go. There are countless easy ways to book flights there on websites such as Flybe etc…

Let’s start by discussing the main beach areas in Alicante, shall we? Postiguet Beach is where most of the action happens during the day, with sunbathers and beach volleyball players taking up the 900 metres of sand available, while those seeking to cool off under the Iberian sun splash in the gentle waves.  Food and refreshments are readily available at this centrally located urban beach, but despite its position, it is kept impeccably clean, winning blue flag awards for cleanliness from the UN as a result of the diligent efforts of city crews.

Those seeking less of a hectic scene should make an effort to get to San Juan Beach, easily reached by a tram that takes you to its doorstep well away from the downtown area.  Stretching out in a long arc for seven kilometres, those seeking privacy and space to have an active beach football match will be well accommodated here.  Be aware that services are limited here except for a small cluster of restaurants and bars at the start of the beach, so bring your own provisions.

If you can, time your visit to coincide with the San Juan Festival, a celebration that involves fireworks, bonfires and a series of parades.  This lively festival is one of the best parties in Alicante during the summer season, and knowing how the Spaniards love to party, this is one event that should not be missed!

After having an extra late decadent dinner by your standards (perfectly normal by the local’s count though!) at a famed Alicante restaurant like Piripi, it’s time to get your friends and link up with some fellow young Spanish locals that you met on the beach earlier, so they can show you their pre-bar tradition known as El Botellon.  Because many famed bars here can be quite expensive, they buy inexpensive spirits, then mix it in a two litre bottle of Coke/Sprite to save money at the bar.

If you still want to save money at the bar, then get to Desden before Midnight.  At this favoured spot for the young set, beers are sold off at the very happy price of €1 before that hour.  Combined with the pre-drinking with your new friends, it will set you all up for a lively night that will go until the sun comes up in Alicante, Spain.

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