How long was your stay?
How did you travel?
As a family
Tell us why you traveled to this destination.
My boyfriend’s family has been going here for a while, so I joined then on their family vacation. The south of Spain is also a very popular destination for a lot of people in Norway.
What was your itinerary?
Day 1-4: Arrived in Spain, checked in at Los Arenales del Sol and then visited Arenales del Sol beach
Day 5: Explored Aqualandia
Day 6: Travelled Downtown Alicante
Day 7: Visited Patagonia beach
Give us all the details! Tell us where you went and what you did on your trip.
Day 1-4: For our first few days here, we mainly spent our time at the hotel pool and at the nearby beach. We stayed at a place called Los Arenales del Sol, which had multiple pools, tennis courts, basketball courts, and beautiful views from the balcony. The beach we visited was also called Arenales del Sol, and was a huge sand beach which stretched on for a mile. There was a boardwalk alongside it, and many restaurants and snack stands. One of the days we rented a cabana for 20 euros, which had enough room for 4 people to lie on and provided us a place out of the sun and sand to relax in. During these first days, we swam a lot in the ocean, which was warm and had waves to jump in. We went out to eat at a few different restaurants, and played a lot of tennis in the tennis courts.
Day 5: On our fifth day, we visited Aqualandia, one of the largest water parks in Spain. This place was incredible and had water slides for everyone– daredevil and children alike. Our favorite was the death drop, which was a 60m vertical dive slide, where the floor dropped out beneath you. After going on that slide though, we did read about some accidents that had happened on it, so I probably wouldn’t do it again. There were also a lot of pools to swim in, and the lines weren’t too bad. Another favorite was a whirlpool slide, where you sat in a blow up ring and essentially felt like you were being flushed down a gigantic toilet. This park was a ton of fun, and I highly recommend it.
Day 6: We visited Downtown Alicante, and spent the day walking around, eating, and shopping. We took the bus from Arenales del Sol, which cost around 8 euros per person each way and was very easy to figure out. The boardwalk in Alicante was perfect for a nice stroll, and the streets are beautiful and lined with Spanish architecture. We went to a couple of shopping malls as well, and found a street full of mushroom statues!
Day 7: Our last day. We spent the day at the beach and ate dinner at Patagonia. The steak here was really incredible, and everything we ordered tasted delicious! This is a restaurant I highly highly recommend!
Would you recommend this trip to a friend?
What was the highlight of your trip?
Probably the beautiful beach or the water park. I felt like a kid again and had so much fun!
If you were to take this trip again, is there anything you would add or do differently?
Maybe add a location that is a bit less vacation touristy, so that I get to experience real Spanish cities and culture as well as a relaxing vacation.
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