As one of Spain's most popular tourist destinations with holiday goers, Alicante sits on the country's Mediterranean coast. The region doesn't only just offer visitors fantastic beaches - if you hire a car from Alicante Airport you'll be able to explore the history of the area. The Castle at Santa Barbara and Santa Maria Church offer an insight into Alicante's past and you can take in some breathtaking views with a short drive up in the mountains, with the Guadalest Valley being a particular highlight. To the south of Alicante are smaller resorts and the Clot de Galvany Park and to the north you'll find the El Plantio Golf Resort and Palmeral Park.