Most people who fly to Alicante airport never actually see any of Alicante itself. Alicante is the gateway to the Costa Brava but is actually becoming a popular city break destination. With only about 2 hours flying time and a microclimate that sees year round sunshine and average temperatures of 20ºc, there is a lot to be said for a weekend in Alicante. Alicante is a coastal city with a great beach, marina and an unspoilt old town full of bars, shops and restaurants. Shady, green squares and a long promenade full of al fresco cafes only add to its charm.