On the coast of the Mediterranean Sea the sun-kissed city of Alicante is a medieval mecca for easy living. Stroll under the palm trees of the Explanada de España, embrace the history of the Santa Bárbara Castle, and quaff wine in the Old Town – and leave all your luggage transportation in the hands of Luggage Mule.
Customs: Situated in Spain, an EU member state, travel in and out of Alicante is easy. However, rules and regulations do still apply for EU citizens. Make sure you double-check what you can and cannot ship. See our Spain and Luggage Mule prohibited list pages for more information.
Price: One way shipping from £29.99!
Shipping times: 4 working days
Travel: Flights to Alicante usually take around two and a half hours with Alicante–Elche Airport acting as the main gateway.
Currency: Euro (€)
Power: 230V, 50Hz
Visas: Holders of British Citizen passports or any other EU state citizens are not required to have a visa to travel to Alicante. Other nationalities however may need a Schengen visa. To check the visa requirements of your country visit Schengen Visa Information website.
Time difference: GMT+1.
Packing for Alicante
Alicante enjoys all-year round warm weather. In winter the average temperature is 16°C. In summer it’s 32°C. August is the warmest month when the average sea temperature is 26°C. If you’re travelling to Alicante for the summer pack for the heat. Suncream, sunglasses and a hat are musts and it’s also wise to pack some long-sleeved shirts to keep those arms under wraps and away from the sunshine. Pack waterproofs when travelling during September and October, the wettest months of the year.
Ship your bike to Alicante
The area surrounding Alicante, the Costa Blanca, regularly plays host to the Spanish Road Championships and the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup. As such the region is ideal for exploring using Alicante as a base. There are many routes to try including the Rio Segura Cycle Path, the mountain road connecting the coastal towns of Altea and Denia, the Old Railway Line to the beaches of Torrevieja, and the Pedrera Reservoir route through the villages of Torremendo and Rebate. With our reasonable rates and reliable service, Luggage Mule can ship your bike to Alicante so that you can enjoy the Costa Blanca on your own two wheels.
Ship your golfing gear to Alicante
Alicante and the surrounding Costa Blanca is a golf players paradise. There are over fifteen 18-hole golf courses in the region, all within a two-hour drive of the city. Club de Golf Alicante overlooking San Juan beach on the outskirts of the city was designed by Seve Ballesteros and opened in 1998. Other top courses include Campo de Golf El Plantío, Club de Golf Bonalba in Mutxamel, and Alenda Golf in Monforte del Cid, all are just twenty minutes drive away. Let Luggage Mule ship your golfing gear to Alicante so that you can embrace these superb courses.
What to ship home from Alicante
Alicante has many worthy souvenirs. A bottle of Mistela or Muscatel, a fortified sweet wine wine, will taste like Spain well after you’ve left. For foodies, Valor chocolate, olive oil, and orange blossom honey are all popular tastes. Handicrafts such as wicker baskets, leather goods, and Spanish ceramics are an alternative. The Rambla de Méndez Núñez is the traditional shopping area of the city, with the streets of Avenida de Federica Soto and El Barrio leading down to Alicante’s Old Town the best places for purchases. Luggage Mule’s copious 30kg allowance shipped service allows you to buy the very best Alicante items and have them delivered to your door, safely packaged at reasonable prices.