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Playa de San JuanAlicante

Spend the day sailing, windsurfing, golfing or swimming at one of the most popular beaches in the city.

Despite its proximity to the city center, this 4-mile (6-kilometer) stretch of the Costa Blanca is nearly perfect. It’s impeccably clean, has a relaxed atmosphere and is free from the tourist trappings found at other Spanish beaches. Instead, local bars and cafés line the beach and promenade, offering traditional Spanish cuisine, drinks and conversation. Playa de San Juan is Alicante’s most popular beach, but a short walk along the sand will reveal plenty of quiet spots to set up for the day.

While the tall palms that run along the promenade provide some shade from the Mediterranean sun, visitors wanting to spend the day at the water’s edge are advised to rent an umbrella from one of the stalls along the beach. Lounges and deck chairs are also available. There is a concentration of restaurants, bars and stores at the city end of the beach, and vendors will be sure to come to you if you wait long enough. Cold drinks, sandwiches and even sunglasses can be purchased right from your seat in the sand.

The water at Playa de San Juan is crystal clear. Children will love playing in the shallow water; the conditions make it an ideal destination for families with younger kids. Windsurfing is popular at Playa de San Juan, and equipment rental is available. Rent a ball and try your hand at beach volleyball or join in a game of beach soccer with the locals. Golfers will love the beach’s proximity to the Alicante Golf Course, located directly behind the beach.

A 20-minute tram ride will take you directly from the city center to the Playa de San Juan beach. Those arriving by car will find designated parking areas behind the promenade for a small fee. Like most beaches in the area, Playa de San Juan is open to the public and there is no fee.


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Hotel Almirante
Hotel Almirante
3 out of 5
The price is €71 per night from 3 Jan to 4 Jan

Located in Playa de San Juan, this beach hotel is steps away from San Juan Beach and Playa de Mutxavista. Arena Alicante and Hospital Universitari Sant Joan ...

4/5Very Good! (393 reviews)

"Great facilities. Service v slow in restaurant and bar"…"

Reviewed on 29 Oct 2020

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Hotel Alicante Golf
Hotel Alicante Golf
4 out of 5
The price is €68 per night from 7 Dec to 8 Dec

Located in Playa de San Juan, this golf hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Arena Alicante, San Juan Beach and Playa de Mutxavista. Hospital Universitari Sant Joan ...

3.9/5Very Good! (331 reviews)

"I stayed here 4 years ago and I liked it that’s why I stayed here again. Found the rooms needing an uplift took 3 days to have someone fix the security lock. Never did get the air condition if fixed. We’re not customer service friendly It’s too bad as it’s a nice property and close to everything"…"

Reviewed on 31 Oct 2019

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Hotel Castilla Alicante
Hotel Castilla Alicante
3.5 out of 5
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Located in Playa de San Juan, this golf hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of San Juan Beach, Playa de Mutxavista and Arena Alicante. La Caleta and Cala de las Nereidas ...

4/5Very Good! (478 reviews)

"Staff were great. Cleaning was thorough. Breakfast was simple but sustaining. Great traffic links with bus outside and tram 4 minutes away. Location good with beach and ocean 2 minutes walk away. Some updating of bathroom fixtures require."…"

Reviewed on 23 Dec 2019

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Apartamentos Concorde
Apartamentos Concorde
3 out of 5
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Located in Playa de San Juan, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of San Juan Beach, Arena Alicante and Playa de Mutxavista. La Caleta and Cala de ...

4.1/5Very Good! (22 reviews)

"Good election. Unbeatable location. Great surrounding area"…"

Reviewed on 6 Jan 2020

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MyFlats Brisas del Sur
MyFlats Brisas del Sur
3.5 out of 5
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Located in Playa de San Juan, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of San Juan Beach and Playa de Mutxavista. Arena Alicante and Hospital Universitari Sant ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Schönes Appartment ruhig gelegen

"Alles ok. Schönes Appartment in ruhiger Lager."…"

Reviewed on 3 Nov 2019

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Paradise Window
Paradise Window
3.5 out of 5
Avenida Costa Blanca 118 5 3, Alicante
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Located in Playa de San Juan, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of San Juan Beach, Cala de las Nereidas and Cala de Cantalars. La Caleta and Playa ...

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