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Free Things to do in Alicante for the Budget Travelers

 Castillo de Santa Bárbara
Castillo de Santa Bárbara. Credit: Creative Commons/Michael Kranewitter

Are you one of those people who has been bitten by the travel bug and are always busy travelling somewhere on the face of the earth? This post is just for the people like you who want to travel but cannot do so because of monetary difficulties.

We have listed a few exciting things to do in Alicante which can guarantee you of a fun vacation without shelling out big bucks.        

1) Hit the beaches

The beaches in Alicante are free for all to visit and enjoy. Beaches like San Juan, Levante Beach, Poniente Beach, Playa del Coco, etc can be visited for a relaxing or romantic stroll in the evening. You will also find many water sports activities to try if you are interested.

2) Visit the Castillo de Santa Barbara

Admission to this ancient fortress is free where you can enjoy splendid views of the sea and the surrounding mountains. The castle stands on Mount Benacantil in the heart of Alicante.

3) Palm Groves of Elche

Palm Groves of Elche
Palm Groves of Elche. Credit: Creative Commons/Espencat

Another super-budget friendly option is to visit the Palm Groves of Elche, which is considered to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its palm trees. It can be a perfect day trip if you want to escape the busy life of the city.

4) Museums

If you are artistically inclined then you can visit the museums in the city like Museu de Arte del Siglo XX Asegurada which offer free admission. The museum is open from Tuesdays through Sundays.

5) Visit the Explanada de España

The Explanada de España is a great place to visit at any time during the day and spend some time peacefully. The walkway is beautifully constructed with mosaic tiles and is lined with benches and palm trees.

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