We flew from Tenerife back to mainland Spain. Our first stop was Alicante; we drove from the airport to a place called Campoamor. Tim wanted to check on his dad’s boat and thought he would give me a tour around that area. We booked a ride from the airport which was not that expensive and was a fixed rate; our driver was Algerian so we only conversed in Spanish and Arabic.
As soon as we arrived, we checked in Hotel Montepiedra, the hotel was nice but the rooms had a really weird smell. Anyway we changed our outfits and walked to a Mediterranean restaurant called ‘La Barraca’ by the sea and had dinner. We went back to the hotel room and couldn’t sleep and we decided to watch a Spanish TV reality show which kinda helped us practice our Spanish, LOL.
The next day, we woke up early in the morning, had breakfast and decided to go to the Marina and check on Tim’s dad abandoned boat. Tim examined the condition and we decided to continue walking along Costa Blanca. The views were amazing and the place looked wonderful but honestly, we got bored. SOOOOOO we went back to our hotel, checked out and drove to Alicante city.
Apparently Campoamor is recommended during summer time.
As soon as we arrived, we checked in our hotel apartment and decided to grab lunch and I was so hungry that I fell in a tourist trap and ended up eating at a very touristic restaurant because it was the first restaurant I saw. MAN! I WAS HUNGRY. Tim lectured me about not falling into a tourist trap next time but I think my excuse was reasonable, I mean c’mon I NEEDED TO EAT.
Afterwards, we decided to explore the city by foot. We walked and walked and walked and walked and along the way, we saw;
- Playa del Postiguet
- Port Alicante
- Mount Benacantil
- San Juan Playa
- Casa Carnbonell
- Famous Explanada de Espana
There are a lot more to do in Alicante but we travelled the next day and took an early train to rainy Madrid.