Alicante is basically a safe city to travel to. While the occurrences of major crimes in this area are not many, things like bag snatching and pick-pocketing do happen. Therefore while travelling our motto should be ‘better to be safe than feel sorry’.
- BEWARE OF THE SUN. Do not forget to put an ample amount of sunscreen if you don’t want to end up looking like a lobster. Use a sunscreen or wear protective clothing before hitting the beach and always remember to shower while leaving.
- If you are travelling by tram keep in mind that the trams don’t always run 24/7, they stop operating on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 11.30 pm.
- Many restaurants in Alicante are closed between 4-9 pm for siesta and don’t open before 9 pm for dinner, so keep this in mind while planning your eating schedule.
- At nights try not to walk alone on the darkened streets as muggers and pick-pocketers roam the alley.
- Do not carry all of your important objects- passports, credit cards, money, etc - in one pocket it is better to carry around a copy of your passport while leaving the original behind in your hotel.
- Be wise don't wave around enormous stacks of cash.
- EMERGENCY NUMBERS FOR ALICANTE
Ambulance: 965 25 25 25
National Police: 091 or 965 22 11 00
Police Station: 965 14 88 88
Municipal/Local Police: 062 or 965 10 72 00
Fire: 080 or 965 98 22 22