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Alicante Layover In Spain

| March 3, 2015

Stuck on an Alicante layover at the Alicante–Elche Airport in Spain? The airport is located 6 miles from downtown Alicante which makes it an accessible destination for those who are stuck on long layovers. If you’re trying to determine whether you can leave the airport during your Alicante layover, click here for useful tips.

Alicante stopoverIf you’re stuck in the Alicante airport during your layover, you’ll find that there’s plenty to do. The airport has restaurants, shopping, and a number of services including first aid, currency exchange, ATMs, baggage wrapping, kids play areas, a conference center, WiFi and more.

The Alicante airport has a VIP lounge located on the third floor of the boarding area on P3. It is open from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (until midnight from April to October) and costs €26.50.

If you arrive at night or are looking for a place to rest, there are many hotels near the airport. And for a comprehensive list of Alicante hotels at varying price points, click here.

If you have the time to venture out into Alicante during your layover, there are a few transportation options. There are taxis, car rental, bus and tren-tram. Click here for more information on Alicante’s public transportation options.

Layover Guide’s Suggestions Of Things To Do On An Alicante Layover:

Santa Barbara Castle

Located in the center of Alicante, the 9th century Santa Barbara castle sits on top of Mount Benacantil and overlooks the city and ocean with its sweeping views. Guided tours are available and there is a museum of the city of Alicante on the premises.

Address: 03002 Alicante, Spain

MARQ Archaeological Museum

An award winning museum, the MARQ Archaeological Museum in Alicante displays the history of the city through the different civilizations that lived on the land, as well as a variety of changing exhibitions.

Address: Plaza del Doctor Gómez Ulla, S/N, 03013 Alicante, Spain


Guadalest, also known as the Eagle’s Nest, is located one hour from Alicante. It is one of the most picturesque valleys, with dramatic mountains, ocean, and a village perched upon the mountain.

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