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Preparing your trip to Alicante: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Puertas del Castillo de San Fernando (Alicante, Espana) 1. When you plan a trip to the local churches and temples, women are better to wear long skirts, and men - pants. Visitors may be rejected to enter a church if their clothes are too revealing or erotic.
2. Smoking is prohibited in public places. Violators of the rule can be punished and will have to pay large fines. However, most restaurants have special smoking areas. In hotels smoking is allowed on balconies.
3. All beaches of the city are municipal, so additional fees may be charged for the rental of sports equipment, umbrellas and sun loungers. The travellers, who expect visiting beaches every day, are recommended to buy their own umbrellas as renting them is quite expensive.
4. Do not forget to leave tips in restaurants and cafes. As a rule, their amount is 10 - 15% of the total bill. Even if the fee for service is included in the bill, you should leave a small fee to a waiter.
5. The travellers, who plan to devote much time to trips, are better to refrain from visiting the city in autumn. It rains a lot during this time of a year, so this fact may seriously disrupt the excursion program. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. Alicante is very convenient to travel by subway and bus. The city is distinguished by a well-developed transport network that covers the entire Alicante.
7. Guests are recommended to visit the city during the festival named "Bonfires of San Juan", which is celebrated annually on June 24. On this day Alicante becomes the location of numerous interesting concerts and performances. The majority of travelers visit the city during this festival.
During a year Alicante hosts numerous interesting holidays. However, Bonfires of San Juan holiday remains the most attractive celebration for tourists. The celebrations are conducted each … Open
8. There are really many parks in Alicante. Many of them have special areas for picnics, areas for sports, and play areas for children.
9. You should definitely visit the city's main attraction - Santa Barbara Fortress. The entrance to this open-air museum is absolutely free.
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Palmeral of Elche

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Many trees in the Elche forest are more than 200 years old today. In addition to unique plants, it is also distinguished by a variety of architectural monuments. You can see beautiful old gazebos, symbolic monuments, interesting elements of stone decoration, and even an artificial waterfall while walking in the garden. Many artificial reservoirs are formed on the territory of the forest. Pedestrian bridges are built across them for the convenience of tourists. … Read further

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Travelling to Alicante - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Alicante. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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