Today was not a beach day, unless you were a kite surfer, it was overcast, windy and a bit chilly, making it the perfect day to catch the tram into Alicante and view the city.
Our first stop was Castillo de Santa Barbara, the large 16th-century castle which houses a museum recounting the history of the city and is a great place to take in the fabulous views.
We stopped for lunch in a restaurant in the old town then walked it off visiting the Marina, the old town, the new town and completely circumnavigated the base of the castle! We walked along the mosaic paving that when you look down gives you the illusion that the paving is raised like a wave but the paving is completely flat to walk on. We found the Bario region just beneath the castle walls. We like Alicante and taking the tram is an easy and convenient way to enter the city.
The weather is not improving for the next 5 days so we will be heading north with a small detour inland on our way today.