10 Best Beach Resorts Near Alicante Airport

Updated 16 August 2023 | by Lara McComish

Flying into Alicante Airport? Wondering where to stay in Alicante? You will have already done your fair share of travelling, so here are some of the best seaside towns on the Costa Blanca near Alicante Airport.

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1. Santa Pola

12 minute drive from Alicante Airport

Santa Pola in Spain

Santa Pola is a small fishing port turned family-friendly resort. Only a 12-minute drive from the airport, you can hop straight off the plane and onto the soft sands of Gran Playa.

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2. Alicante 

16 minute drive from Alicante Airport

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Alicante in Spain

Naturally, the seaside city that shares the same name as its resident airport is also nearby. Alicante has rightfully earned its place as one of Spain's most popular resorts for sunny beach breaks with a buzzy vibe. 


3. Elche

17 minute drive from Alicante Airport


Elche in Spain

Elche is a city best known for its lush UNESCO protected palm groves. Enjoy the sway of the breeze in the trees as you try to take in all 200,000 of them - yes, you read that correctly!  Elche is a short drive from the airport and a very pleasant day trip from Los Arenales de Sol beach. 

4. Rojales

34 minute drive from Alicante Airport


Rojales in Spain

Rojales is a charming place that offers a glimpse of life in a rural Valencian village. Hop in a taxi from Alicante Airport and you can be at your villa in Rojales in less than 40 minutes. After you've dropped off your bags, head to the fine sandy beaches of Guardamar, which are just a 20-minute drive away

5. Orihuela

35 minute drive from Alicante Airport

Orihuela in Spain

Relax on the white sandy beaches of Orihuela Costa. Choose from 16km of award-winning coastline; our shoutouts go to blue-flag Playa Flamenca and La Zenia beach. The latter sits right near the region's main shopping centre which is worth noting if the relaxing gets too tiresome. All of this is reachable after just a 35-minute drive from Alicante Airport. 

6. Torrevieja

40 minute drive from Alicante Airport


Torrevieja in Spain

Torrevieja prides itself on being a modern seaside city centred around family holidays. It is a popular destination with Brits for its balmy temperatures and comforting home-from-home amenities - we see you, Irish pub! However, it is equally a favourite with Spanish locals for the rejuvenating saltwater lakes of Las Salinas de Torrevieja. Who knew a mudbath could be so easily accessible from Alicante Airport?

7. Benidorm

43 minute drive from Alicante Airport


Benidorm in Spain

Benidorm is known for its buzzing nightlife, great golf and second to none beaches. This lively, skyscraper peppered resort is home to a palm-fringed promenade, which you can explore for yourself after a 43 minute drive from the airport. 

Want to know more? Take a look at the 5 Best Beaches In Benidorm


8. Calpe

54 minute drive from Alicante Airport


Calpe in Spain

Calpe is big on beaches and seafront bars. This high-rise destination offers an illuminated skyline at night, but make sure you check out the gorgeous cliff scenery in the day. Pitch up camp in under an hour from Alicante Airport. 

Find out How To Get From Alicante Airport to Javea, Calpe or Denia

9. Denia

1 hour 5 minute drive from Alicante Airport


Denia in Spain

Denia is a longer drive from the airport, but well worth the trip. This quiet seaside spot offers a historic old town, vibrant marina and sweeping sandy landscapes to boot. 


10. Javea 

1 hour 11 minute drive from Alicante Airport

Javea in Spain

Javea is a paradise built on sun, sea and shingle sands. The cove here is great for water activities like kayaking or scuba diving. Just an hour or so from Alicante Airport and you'll be able to dive in straight in.



Resort near Alicante  airport  Journey time by car
How close is Santa Pola to Alicante airport?
12 minutes
How close is Alicante to Alicante airport?
16 minutes
How close is Elche to Alicante airport?
17 minutes
How close is Rojales to Alicante airport?
34 minutes
How close is Orihuela to Alicante airport?
35 minutes
How close is Torrevieja to Alicante airport?
40 minutes
How close is Benidorm to Alicante airport?
43 minutes
How close is Calpe to Alicante airport?
54 minutes
How close is Denia to Alicante airport?
1 hour 5 mins
How close is Javea to Alicante airport?
1 hour 11 minutes