Alicante is the southernmost province of the autonomous community of Valencia, Spain, having a coastline to the Mediterranean Sea. The province is admirable for the large, sunny beaches, such as Playa de Levante, and beautiful shores of the inland side — the colourful villages, as Villajoyosa, and the rustic Guadalest with views to an impressive valley with a reservoir, the mountainous areas with interesting hiking trails, the lively cities with historical landmarks or a picturesque atmosphere, even if highly populated.

Population: approximately 2 million

Capital: Alicante

Metropolitan areas: Alicante-Elche, Elda–Petrer and Benidorm

Main Attractions: The Guadalest Resevoir, El Castell de Guadalest, the Castle in Dénia, Postiguet beach, La Mare de Déu del Consol (Altea), Algar Waterfalls, the Palmeral of Elche

Airports: Alicante-Elche Airport (ALC - Aeropuerto de Alicante-Elche)

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