Castillo de Santa Bárbara located on Mount Benacantil and raised 166 meters above the sea is the best spot for a magnificent view of the entire bay of Alicante. There is a museum inside the castle that has 10 exhibition halls showcasing its fascinating history. You may climb up the castle on foot or use an elevator that operates just behind Postiguet Beach.
Near the foot of the mountain is the prettiest and probably the oldest church in the city. Basilica of Santa María has two towers and the main entrance is located in between. Upon entrance you will be greeted by the Baroque style sculpture and in the main altar is an 18th century Rococo style in gold decorations.
Playa de San Juan is one of the best beaches in Alicante. Its clean and calm waters meet the high standard of quality and earned a Blue Flag certification. The beach has facilities for showers and toilet and while there are palm trees lining up to provide shade there are beach umbrellas available for rent. There are bars, cafes and restaurants serving local and traditional Spanish cuisines. Rental facilities for water sports equipment are also available.
For art enthusiasts, you may visit the Alicante Museum of Contemporary Art. They have an exhibit of Spanish arts collection from the 20th century featuring artworks from famous artists such as Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, Juan Gris, and Julio González.