Well things are definitely on the up here in Gran Alacant. Whilst not as busy as it would normally be, there are now plenty of tourists arriving and Gran Alacant is buzzing!
A fantastic new bar, The London Tavern, has opened upstairs in the Gran Alacant Commercial Centre, run by the Silent Disco team and managed by the lovely Roger.
We wish them the best of luck with their new venture. And a very stylish cocktail bar, called Atipico has also opened on Avenida Escandanavia where the lovely Fusion restaurant used to be – the very best of luck to them too.
In addition, a new launderette has opened in the Gran Alacant Commercial Centre – a very welcome addition to the area. Plus, it’s great to see all the bars and restaurants getting busy again and our very own and very much loved Gran Alacant Tourist Train has started up again earlier this month.
Late last month, our Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, announced that facemasks would no longer be mandatory outdoors, providing a 1.5m distance could be maintained and, from 2nd July, there would be changes to entry requirements to Spain due to Covid whereby all visitors (over the age of 12) must supply wither a PCR/Antigen test or a certification of double vaccination on arrival. You also need to complete a Health Control Form to present on arrival at Alicante Airport. Travel Insurance against Covid is also available through companies such as www.staysure.co.uk.
For your return you will need PCR/Antigen tests which are available at:
Clinica Gran Alacant – Family Doctors (MASA Square)
Calle Holanda 9, Bajo 8, Gran Alacant
Open: Monday – Friday: 09.30 – 13.30
0034 865 789 554
PCR test: 98€ results in 24 – 48 hours
Antigen test: 45€ results in 20 minutes
*Prices correct as of 23.07.21. Prices may change and should be used as guidance only.
Please note you must phone to book an appointment in good time for your flight home (they speak English).
Whilst the numbers testing positive here for Covid have increased, Gran Alacant is still very safe and the Health Centres are continuing with the vaccine rollout here in the Valencian Community and, at the time of writing, over 25 million people in Spain are now fully vaccinated. So let’s all get on with enjoying the summer here in Gran Alacant and on our gorgeous Carabassi beach!