Alicante is a Mediterranean city that has almost 300,000 inhabitants and is the capital of the Costa Blanca. Its privileged location, between the mountains crowned by the castle of Santa Barbara and the sea makes it an especially charming spot. Few cities can boast such a wide selection of fine, sandy beaches and interesting rocky coves within its municipal limits, and practically all of these have been granted blue flags by the European Union due to the quality of their water, their cleanliness and beach facilities.
Alicante’s cultural and artistic activities are organised frequently throughout the year. There are many areas in town where visitors are sure to find entertaining night spots, and where fun and excitement are guaranteed. This bustling cosmopolitan city has a very interesting past that goes back many years. It combines classical and modern, leisure and business, entertainment and study and even beaches and mountains all within its city walls.
Wandering around its streets and squares one becomes aware of the Mediterranean spirit, the light, the café terraces and tapas, the good food and good wine.
The area where young people usually go is in the district called La Zona, just off La Explanada, the seafront promenade where the Galileo Galilei school is located. There are plenty of pavement cafés where one can have a meal, a drink or an ice cream. El Port, or the harbour, just in front of the school is the most modern area for leisure and entertainment sites, with a wide range of night spots for all tastes. More night clubs can be found in nearby San Juan during the summer.
Alicante’s climate which is mild all the year round, together with its splendid beaches, monuments and the attraction of its many festivals and cultural events that take place practically every month, make it one of the Spanish cities that receives the most visitors attracting both foreign and national tourists.
Its wide beaches and nautical clubs make Alicante the best place for practising all kinds of water sports.
If you add to this the hospitable and friendly character of the people from Alicante, you have an unbeatable combination that will make your stay really memorable.
The school is set in one of the most emblematic places of the city, Paseo de la Explanada, overlooking the sea, and surrounded by palm trees. It has two floors with 6 classrooms, internet area, a teachers’ room and reception lounge. The sea and harbour are visible from the classrooms, and the beach is just two minutes away.