The comarca of Alacantí: union of tradition and tourism
The comarca of Alacantí can be defined as the fusion between agriculture and tourism. This area includes part of the province of Alicante in the south of the autonomous community of Valencia, and its territory is made up of a multitude of municipalities such as the capital of the region of San Vicente de el Raspeig, Alicante and Jijona.
The Huerta of Alicante is densely populated. Throughout its history, the inhabitants have had many occupations. Initially, the quality of the farmland has given the best vegetables and fruits of the region. Currently part of this area is dedicated to that sector, while the majority has turned to tourism.
The real torist attraction in this region is Alicante. Since the mid 20th century, the tourist trade has been one of the main focuses of activity. There are many beaches of very good quality. In addition, the service sector can offer shops of all kinds, together with cultural activities.
Another municipality of importance is San Vicente de el Raspeig, more focused on industrial activity, especially its cement factories. Jijona is another of the best-known villages since it has a great industry related to the production of nougat, the best known in Spain, which is exported to many countries.
To reach the region of Alicanti, we can drive on the highways that connect it with Madrid, Valencia or Murcia. The Alicante Airport sees a lot of activity during the summer.