's growing English population means that while the city offers visitors unseen sights and gloriously different weather to the UK, there are some things that can still be counted on.
A recent survey by Spain's National Statistics Institute, shows that the foreign population of the region is about 21.4 per cent, with Brits making up a quarter of that figure.
And the numbers are growing. Last year the population grew by two per cent, or 37,971, of which 31,427 were not Spanish.
With such numbers of English people in the country it is unavoidable that some home comforts are just around the corner.
For example, holidaymakers who have taken a cheap flight to Alicante
for example over the weekend could find themselves reading the British Sunday papers on the beach after a hearty fry up.
Picky children needn't be a source of aggravation as they will find foods they are familiar with.
Between ex-pats and tourists, all ages are bound to make friends on the beaches or in the bars.
Article ID: 281, Posted: Tue, 12 Jun 2007 17:18:41 GMT