Gran Alacant Overview

Gran Alacant is a lovely urbanisation in the Santa Pola municipality by the sea, located just 10 minutes drive from Alicante airport and 15 minutes from Alicante city center. It is the perfect place to enjoy a holiday or to live all year round.

Gran Alacant has a good variety of restaurants, bars, shops and supermarkets. The area is very popular amongst the expat community. There are many British, Norwegians, Swedish, Dutch and other nationalities.

There are many families living in Gran Alacant, so it is a great place for children. There are international schools close by (listed below).

Gran Alacant enjoys a lovely sunny climate all year round. The warmest month is August, with an average maximum temperature of around 31ºC. The coldest month of January, has an average high temperature of around 17ºC (Gran Alacant Weather).


Costa Blanca South, Alicante Province

Suitable for

Families, retirees, couples


Sunny and warm all year round

Nearest Highway

A70/AP-7, < 11km

Nearest Beach

< 1 km

Nearest Airport

Alicante Airport - 9km

Approx Property Price /m2

€1,623 (value from October 2020)

International Schools

Yes - see schools section below

Things to do in Gran Alacant

Visit Carabassi Beach

Carabassi beach is the main beach of Gran Alacant and is one of the many blue flag beaches along the Costa Blanca. This beach is recognised for its cleanliness, amenities, golden sand, blue waters and natural dunes.

Have a Drink and some Food in one of the many Bars and Restaurants

You can find a great selection of nice bars and pubs, some of which offer live music throughout the day.

Watersports and Fishing Charters

Costa Blanca offers a unique scenario for this type of activity. A variety of Sea Life are easy to find in the area and if you are lucky you might even see a dolphin. You can also rent boats, catamarans, jet-skis and rent other equipment for water activities like scuba and snorkeling.

Hiking and Biking

There are plenty of places to walk and bike in and around Gran Alacant for the seasoned and the moderate hiker and biker. A couple of popular hiking trails are the Clot de Galvany and El Barranc de l’Escolgador de Crist.

Visit El Clot de Galvany Nature Reserve

This beautiful natural reserve is a place where you can find dunes, birds, wildlife, ancient farming terraces and natural ponds. There are also guided tours if you prefer a more informed tour of the reserve.

Transport in Gran Alacant

There are many bus stops in Gran Alacant and the buses go regularly. You can also get the bus to Alicante and other towns in between like Arenales del Sol, El Altet, Santa Pola. Here are the bus timetables for Gran Alacant (in Spanish only). You can also check bus routes in Gran Alacant here in English.

There is a taxi rank located by the Lidl supermarket by the main commercial centre in Gran Alacant. 

Contact for Gran Alacant taxi

Tourist Train
If you want to see the sites in Gran Alacant at a slower pace, then the tourist train is the best option, which makes 12 stops on a circular route around Gran Alacant.

Gran Alacant Tourist Train Price and Details

International Schools Around Gran Alacant

Kings College – British School of Alicante – one of the most popular British schools in the Alicante region, Kings College teaches children aged 3-18. It is located just 15 minutes drive from Gran Alacant, on the outskirts of Alicante city.

Laude Newton College (Elche) – located about 15 minutes drive from Gran Alacant, Laude Newton teaches children aged 1 to 18. 

El Limonar International School (San Miguel de Salinas) – British curriculum school for boys and girls aged 3 to 18. The school is located about 40 minutes drive from Gran Alacant.

Photos of Gran Alacant

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