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Useful info for holidays in our holiday house in Gran Alacant

The atmosphere of recreation and placidity fills the air...

At the entrance to Gran Alacant – Costa Blanca, Spain
Entrance to Gran Alacant

Gran Alacant is now becoming more and more popular for family holidays. First of all, it is a very calm town with extremely low traffic and away from industrial areas, built as a self-catering vacation zone. Also, there are many places not far around where you may go with children, see our "For Children" section for this information. However, there are also lots of typical Spanish entertainment areas for distraction for example Alicante and Benidorm with their famous night life on the north and Torrevieja on the south. In the chapter "Sightseeing" there is more info about places to visit around Gran Alacant and in Costa Blanca.

Market in Santa Pola – Costa Blanca, Spain
Market in Santa Pola

Besides, holidays in Costa Blanca are generally cheaper than on other Mediterranean coasts such as Costa del Sol and Mallorca.

On the typical Spanish markets you can buy excellent fresh fruits and vegetables as well as cheap but good quality Spanish shoes and other leather products. Shoe making and leather working are traditional crafts in Spain.

Carabassi beach, Gran Alacant – Costa Blanca
Carabassi beach Gran Alacant

A magnificent wide sandy beach Carabassi is 1.5 km walk from the house. The neighbouring beaches follow one another and you can choose any of them. The closest beach to our house is the Carabassi beach. It offers beach beds and parasols, in summer time it proposes different entertainments for childrenm, and in 3 minutes walk along the sea from the Carabassi beach in Arenales direction there is a water sports club Parres Center.

You will find more photos in the Photo Gallery.

In front of the D'Ricardo Restaurant – Gran Alacant
In front of the D'Ricardo restaurant

The area has an underpinning Spanish feel to it although is extremely cosmopolitan in terms of both residents and cuisine. There is a mix of fulltime residents and holidaymakers; nationalities tend to be British, Scandinavian and Spanish.

First class multinational cuisine of Gran Alacant is full of diversity. Chinese, Italian, Mexican, Indian and of course traditional Spanish restaurants are at your service.

Marandi restaurant, Gran Alacant
Old photo. Earlier here was D'Ricardo restaurant,
nowadays Marandi restaurant

The closest supermarket "Unide Market" is 5 minutes walk from the holiday house.

Next to it, there is a Norvegian restaurant "Marandi". Very goog cuisine, we recommend.

Please forgive us the old photo, the new one, with the right name, is coming soon.

Cafe closest to the holiday house, Gran Alacant
Cafe 5 minutes walk from the house.
The photo changes soon: the hew sign mentions "Cafe"

Not far from the Marandi restaurant, there is a café offering beverages, fresh fruit juices, snacks and ice-creams.

Again, sorry for the photo, we replace it soon. Instead of "Nan Kin VII" it is written "Cafe" now.

Steak house Patagonia, Gran Alacant
Steak house Patagonia

15 minutes walk in the opposit direction from the house, in the center of a resident area there is a restaurant corner where one can enter from the Avenida del Mediterraneo street. One of the restaurants here is the Argentinean steak house "Patagonia" serving succulent skeaks and other meat dishes. The other one is the tiny restaurant "Paletta" with delicious cuisine and very good service. The bar "Chelsea" is opened 24h/24h. And in the café "Not just deserts" one can take a snack at place or a take-away dish.

Further along the Avenida del Mediterraneo there is a restaurant "Dragun" and a chineese restaurant "Nan Kin".

Gran Alacant - Avenida del Mediterraneo. Bank.
Avenida del Mediterraneo. Bank.

On the same street Avenida del Mediterraneo there are two banks with cash machines, several small shops and a café.

Besides, at the entrance to Gran Alacant, there is a superb commercial centre with several supermarkets, restaurants and cafés.

Market in Gran Alacant, Costa Blanca
Market in Gran Alacant

The Gran Alacant market is open on Thursdays from 9AM to 2PM. It is located on the Avenida de Escandinavia.

Santa Pola shelters a huge market on Saturdays, also from 9AM to 2PM.

A bus goes between Santa Pola and Alicante through Gran Alacant. The route terminal is in Santa Pola, just at the market entrance. The ticket costs a bit over one Euro wherever you go.