Alicante Disabled VisitorsLocated on the eastern coast of Spain, Alicante is a popular city for tourists in the Spanish Valencian Community and is the capital of the province of the same name. Visiting Alicante is simple for travellers with disabilities. The Alicante airport features wide walkways and ramps as well as accessible toilet facilities, and the airport has AENA employees on hand to assist travellers with special needs. Many hotels in Alicante are raising their standards to include more accessible rooms, toilets, and common areas. Alicante is full of rich history and holiday-goers to the city and surrounding region enjoy the wonderful ruins and ancient architecture and museums as well as the pristine beaches that line the coast. Disabled travellers are given a chance to see the city from the top of Mount Benacantil when visiting the Castle of Santa Barbara. The medieval Muslim fortress is equipped with an elevator that runs through the core of the mountain making the castle accessible for those with mobility issues. The lift costs 2.40 Euro while access to the castle is free of charge. The Archaeological Museum of Alicante features items from the Stone Age up to medieval times and all the eras between. The Explanada de Espana is a marble-tiles promenade that has wide walkways that accommodate people with reduced mobility. Nightly concerts, street performances, and vendors line the promenade. For more outdoor fun, the city has a few parks including El Palmeral Park, which has ponds and brooks alongside walking trails and picnic facilities to accommodate a nice afternoon in the warm Spanish sun. Car hire in Alicante airport is convenient for disabled passengers wanting to rent a vehicle for their stay in the region. Budget car hire allows you to request larger cargo areas to accommodate wheelchairs and walkers as well as special amenities included in their rental vehicle to make their holiday more enjoyable.
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