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3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2018
Another short stay by ncl - shameful. Nice castle overlooking the city. Rest of the city ok but average compared to Cadiz and Malaga. Nice looking beach if it had been warmer.
Another short stay by ncl - shameful. Nice castle overlooking the city. Rest of the city ok but average compared to Cadiz and Malaga. Nice looking beach if it had been warmer. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2018
We did the tour to the mountain village of Guadalest, which was little more than a glorified tourist trap. Yes, it has history as a mountain fortress but there were so many people, we were not able to have any kind of guided tour so we ... Read More
We did the tour to the mountain village of Guadalest, which was little more than a glorified tourist trap. Yes, it has history as a mountain fortress but there were so many people, we were not able to have any kind of guided tour so we didn't know what we were looking at most of the time. Too hard to navigate the hoardes of people around all the cheesy souvenir shops. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2018
I had been there before and the city is still just as beautiful as I remember. Had lunch (tapas) in a restaurant along the boulevard and it was very tasty!
I had been there before and the city is still just as beautiful as I remember. Had lunch (tapas) in a restaurant along the boulevard and it was very tasty! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2018
We walked up to the lift to the castle. Was the kids first time ever seeing a castle and even so it was underwhelming..
We walked up to the lift to the castle. Was the kids first time ever seeing a castle and even so it was underwhelming.. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2018
Caught the cruise shuttle very pleasant very clean and easy walking would visit again
Caught the cruise shuttle very pleasant very clean and easy walking would visit again Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2018
Very easy to get around from port to the centre of Alicante and lots of sightseeing and coffee bars!
Very easy to get around from port to the centre of Alicante and lots of sightseeing and coffee bars! Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2018
Also very interesting, although the bus service to the castle (in place of the non-functioning elevator) was very badly planned. The beach is pretty and we found lots to see and do.
Also very interesting, although the bus service to the castle (in place of the non-functioning elevator) was very badly planned. The beach is pretty and we found lots to see and do. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2018
Still nice, but not as nice as Malaga and Cartagena. A nice promenade along the waterfront.
Still nice, but not as nice as Malaga and Cartagena. A nice promenade along the waterfront. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2018
Another city I would go back to explore, again. We wandered on our own. The castle has beautiful views of the city. I would love to spend more time here.
Another city I would go back to explore, again. We wandered on our own. The castle has beautiful views of the city. I would love to spend more time here. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2018
Took a tour up to Gudalest which was very good. Lovely views from the castle/village at the top.
Took a tour up to Gudalest which was very good. Lovely views from the castle/village at the top. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2018
Booked an outside excursion and it was about 12 of us. We went to the castle and the views were great. The tour guide stopped about midway up said it was a really hard climb to go to the top, but my husband and I did it and were glad we ... Read More
Booked an outside excursion and it was about 12 of us. We went to the castle and the views were great. The tour guide stopped about midway up said it was a really hard climb to go to the top, but my husband and I did it and were glad we did. We spent some time in the old town, went to city hall and a small museum showing the art for an annual celebration. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2018
The tour bus here was not operated by the "ho-ho" company we had seen in the other ports, and was probably the best of the bunch. We were taken to the Castillo de Santa Barbara, and into the old town.
The tour bus here was not operated by the "ho-ho" company we had seen in the other ports, and was probably the best of the bunch. We were taken to the Castillo de Santa Barbara, and into the old town. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2017
Just did our own thing and ended up climbing up to the Santa Barbara castle. It turned out to be a great place and a beautiful view.
Just did our own thing and ended up climbing up to the Santa Barbara castle. It turned out to be a great place and a beautiful view. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2017
We loved it here ... was very windy & chilly due to a rapid change in the weather but we just love seeing all the historic sites. We also visited a beautiful winery and that was super & very educational.
We loved it here ... was very windy & chilly due to a rapid change in the weather but we just love seeing all the historic sites. We also visited a beautiful winery and that was super & very educational. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2017
We took the free shuttle to the end of the pier then walked along the beach boardwalk and took the elevator lift up to Santa Barbara Castle. With photo id the elevator is free for anyone over 65 but the elevator doesn't open till ... Read More
We took the free shuttle to the end of the pier then walked along the beach boardwalk and took the elevator lift up to Santa Barbara Castle. With photo id the elevator is free for anyone over 65 but the elevator doesn't open till 10am. We walked down from the castle and toured the town. One interesting street had huge mushrooms painted red and white. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2017
Was nice clean place would been nice to have details how to get to shop, but why go here on Sunday when all shops closed so was dissopointed
Was nice clean place would been nice to have details how to get to shop, but why go here on Sunday when all shops closed so was dissopointed Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2017
The caste is located on the top of the mountain. it is possible to walk to the top, bring good shoes and go out early before the heat is to strong. Nice beach close to the dock. So great after a tour up and down to the castle.
The caste is located on the top of the mountain. it is possible to walk to the top, bring good shoes and go out early before the heat is to strong. Nice beach close to the dock. So great after a tour up and down to the castle. Read Less

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