Alicante Gay Travel Guide & Map 2022

Upcoming Events in Alicante

|  21 – 28 May 2022
Festival de Cine de Alicante 2022: annual showcase of short and feature films – including a section of LGTBI short films – as well as parallel proposals such as workshops and concerts.
@ Kinépolis Alicante (C.C. Plaza Mar 2)
|  19 – 24 June 2022
Fogueres de Sant Joan: the Bonfires of Saint John are the most important annual festival in the city of Alicante with various activities such as street parties, parades, fireworks and the burning of huge wooden sculptures.

Accommodation Tip

Apartments. From 80 €
Modern apartment hotel in the very center of Alicante, close to the Mercat Central and only 10 minutes to walk to the Postiguet Beach.
@ C. Bazán 47
Alicante 03001

About Alicante

Alicante is an up-and-coming tourist metropolis on the Spanish Mediterranean coast, more precisely on the Costa Blanca south of Valencia.

Among the 330,000 inhabitants, both the regional language Valencian (related to Catalan) and Spanish (Castilian) are spoken. The co-official Valencian name of the city is Alacant.

Alicante's sights include the Castillo de Santa Bárbara on Mount Benacantil, the palm-lined waterfront promenade Explanada de España and the picturesque Santa Cruz quarter in the Old Town of Alicante. The Museum of Contemporary Art in the Casa de La Asegurada houses a large collection of 20th century works, including works by Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Joan Miró.

In terms of gastronomy, Alicante stands out for its traditional and modern Mediterranean cuisine, countless different rice dishes and regional wines.

Annual highlights and queer events in Alicante are, among others, the Bonfires of Saint John (Fogueres de Sant Joan) in June and the Alicante Gay Pride (Orgullo LGBT de Alicante) in July.