Alicante, Spain: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Alicante, Spain? Whether you're interested in staying in the city, or you're headed to the beaches of Costa Blanca, we've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.

When to go to Alicante, Spain

Based on the climate and weather in Alicante, the best time to go is June. This is before the peak of the summer season, and avoids rainy times later in the year.

It also coincides with the giant Fogueres de Sant Joan festival, with a week of fireworks and beach fun. See below for details.

Important essentials for Alicante, Spain

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Alicante, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good kit.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

 

Activities for Alicante, Spain

You're most likely here for the beach, but if you want to try something else, here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Alicante.

The Basílica de Santa Maria is a beautiful 14th century structure. If you visit, it's recommended that you wear appropriate dress:

There are several museums worth checking out. These include the Archaeological Museum of Alicante and the art museum, Museu de Belles Arts Gravina. There is also a beautiful fortress, Castell de la Santa Bàrbara.

If you decide to do the museum and castle circuit you will be walking a lot, and these are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these

These tours are also worth checking out:


  • City and Santa Barbara Castle walking tour

    If you're here for the beach, but want to get a little culture in as well, a great choice is an Alicante walking tour. You can choose to do one privately or in a group, and you will see the castle and many of the other local landmarks.

    Check out the tour options


  • Wine and tapas tours

    Find the best vineyards and tapas joints that the local enjoy on a wine and tapas tour.

    Check out the details

 

What to wear/what to pack for Alicante, Spain by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you are traveling to Alicante in January, you will notice that it is chilly and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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February

Traveling to Alicante in February, you will notice that it is chilly and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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March

If you are traveling to Alicante in March, you will notice that it is mild and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (high 10s C). However, there are several religious festivals that fall between February and March, which may be of interest to attend.

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April

If you visit Alicante during April, you may see that it is mild and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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May

May for Alicante is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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June

If you go to Alicante in June, you will notice that it is hot and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C). You may be able to attend the giant Fogueres de Sant Joan festival, which features fireworks, giant statues, and plenty of music and dancing. There are also Moorish celebrations around this time.

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July

July here is extremely hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. The Gay Pride parade occurs this month.

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August

If you vacation in Alicante during August, you may notice that it is really hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

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September

September in this region is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

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October

Traveling to Alicante in October, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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November

Traveling to Alicante in November, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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December

If you vacation in Alicante during December, you are likely to find that it can be chilly and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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