It’s finally here – the post about the time my hubby and I spent in Alicante, Spain for our 3-year wedding anniversary. I can’t believe it has been three years already. It has flown by, and yet, we have been through so much. These three years have definitely built us.
Arriving in Alicante was amazing. The very first pics that I took were of the sun above the clouds. This one was taken in the taxi on the way to our hotel. It’s my favourite.
Our hotel was right by the coast, so we could walk around the back of it and along the edge of Alicante.
We arrived in Alicante in the morning and our room wasn’t ready until the afternoon, which was annoying, but we took the opportunity to do a little exploring. Where we were situated meant that there wasn’t much to see – it was a quiet area, but we did find Albufereta beach, which was only a 10-minute walk away.
This right here is exactly the reason why my favourite colour is blue. I just couldn’t get over how clear the sea and sky was.
We actually didn’t get up to that much, but that was good. My husband is a workaholic, so he needed a break, and I was becoming fidgety and frustrated with routine, so I just needed a holiday where I did nothing. My anniversary was the perfect excuse.
We stayed in Alicante for three days, spending most of it at the beach and at our hotel’s swimming pool.
On the third day, we decided to make an effort and venture into the Centro Comercial Gran Vía Alicante (Alicante’s shopping centre). Our purpose wasn’t to shop, but explore and get touristy gifts, of course.
The Monumento a Canalejas
I was fascinated by this ugly tree. I can only imagine how long it has been alive with branches and roots as thick as it had.
I had really wanted to go on a tour of some sort, but we didn’t have enough euros to do so. I knew that the Explanada de España was part of the walking tour, so to find it all by ourselves made me really happy. I loved the tile pattern all over the floor, and the palm trees.
If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen that I managed to catch the most impressive sunrise on our last morning in Alicante. We had to have breakfast early and as we were eating, I could see the sun rising. I took a picture through the window, but it didn’t do justice, so as soon as we had finished, I raced the hubby outside, right to the water’s edge to film it close up. It is a memory I will never forget.
I took this last picture from our hotel room balcony. It was a perfect way to end our anniversary treat.