Day 1. Alicante on Spain’s Costa Blanca

At the time of booking our 6.20 a.m. flight to Alicante it seemed a good idea, breakfast on arrival and a full day of sightseeing in a new destination. In reality, when my phone alarm woke me at 3.10 a.m. to the sounds of a howling gale and rain battering on the windowpanes I would …

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Day 2. Exploring Alicante

Happy Easter to all my lovely readers near and far! I hope you're all making the best of things and planning on tucking into chocolate eggs and feasting on traditional roast lamb dinners and hot cross buns. I certainly will be! We've been blessed with some warm, sunny days here enabling us to relax in …

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Day 3. From Alicante to Benidorm by tram

After enjoying a relaxing breakfast in the hotel's restaurant we wandered along to the Mercado tram/train station where we used a machine to buy two Zone 3 return tickets to Benidorm at €6.40 (£5.30) each. The Alicante to Benidorm tram route is on Red Line One, with services every 30 minutes. We took the 10.10 …

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Day 4. From Alicante to El Campello by tram

After the previous day's high temperatures, it felt much cooler as we set off from the hotel and headed towards the Mercado tram/train station near the central market hall. Our planned destination for the morning was to the small town of El Campello which lies in Zone 1 with adult single tickets costing €1.45 (£1.30) …

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