Well that depends where you want to go. Downtown Alicante, about 6 miles from Alicante Airport (ALC-Alicante Intl.), can be a little tricky to drive in. Make life easy by opting for something compact, fuel-efficient, and a breeze to handle. That said, Alicante is a popular base to explore some of the sandy shores around L’Alacantí. If your escape is more about clocking up those miles, then you may prefer something with a little more trunk space and legroom. What about a full-size car or a standard SUV?