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).
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.
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.
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.