Municipality of Sant Joan d’Alacant

Data of interest

Area: 9.64 km²
Altitude: 40 m. above sea level
Population: 25,275 (INE 2023)

Kilometer distances

Alicante: 9 km
Benidorm: 37 km
Gandía: 107 km
Valencia: 172 km
Castellón: 254 km
Baleares: 361 km
Madrid: 428 km
Barcelona: 530 km

Geographic situation

Sant Joan d’Alacant is a coastal town located in the Valencian Community. It is part of the Comarca de l’Alacantí in the province of Alicante (Spain) and is the geographical center of the old Huerta de Alicante. Located on the Costa Blanca, it borders the towns of Alicante (7 km), Mutxamel (1 km) and El Campello (3 km). The Health Sciences Campus of the Miguel Hernández University is located in the municipality.

Alicante-Elche Airport

The route that connects Sant Joan d’Alacant with the airport passes through the city of Alicante.
With private transportation, the recommended route is to take the A-70 which would leave us at our destination in 20-25 minutes. Intercity transport also facilitates communication, although always with a forecast of approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Airport address: it is recommended to take the bus Line 23 (with an interval of 9 minutes and service from Monday to Sunday) or Line 23N (night line from midnight to 6:00 a.m., which makes the same journey from Friday to Sunday, with an interval of 60 minutes) that allows the connection of our municipality with Alicante. The stop in Alicante is at “Hermanos López de Osaba – MARQ”. From this point, take bus line C6 in “Vázquez de Mella”. Line C6 has a service from 5:00 a.m. to midnight from Monday to Sunday, every 20 minutes and ends at the Airport.
Direction Sant Joan: it would be done in the opposite direction. First, take bus line C6 to the “Loring-Estación Autobuses” stop and from there, take Line 23 at “Reyes Católicos 47” to Sant Joan d’Alacant.
In addition to public transport, the airport offers parking services, car rental with or without driver and taxis. For more information about these services, consult here.


It communicates with Alicante through Avenida Miguel Hernández and Avenida de Denia. It has an interurban transport service, which allows the connection of our municipality with both Alicante and Campello, Playa de San Juan and Sant Vicent del Raspeig, through the following lines: line 23 (ALICANTE-HOSPITAL SANT JOAN-SANT JOAN-MUTXAMEL) with an interval of 9 minutes and service from Monday to Sunday, in turn has line 23N, a night line (24:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.), which makes the same route from Friday to Sunday, with an interval of 60 minutes. Line C-53 (HOSPITAL SANT JOAN-CAMPELLO) with an interval of 60 minutes, and line 38 (ALBUFERETA-PLAYA SAN JUAN-HOSPITAL SANT JOAN-UNIVERSIDAD). This line is from Monday to Friday throughout the year. All the information can be found on the Vectalia Alicante website.

Climate and well-being

Sant Joan d’Alacant enjoys 180 clear days a year and enjoys a privileged climate with averages above 11 degrees in winter and around 22 in summer, with an average maximum in August below 30 degrees and an average minimum in January higher than 6 degrees, with that from November to February higher than those of Murcia and Valencia. More than two days in a row of rain or cloudy skies is not normal. That is why it is an ideal municipality to live or enjoy a pleasant vacation. Also charming are the sunny days outside the summer season where you can enjoy a walk through the city, through its fields or a small terrace where you can have lunch or tapas.

Leisure and events

Its proximity to Alicante and San Juan beach (2 km away) has turned it into a residential city. In its attempt to not be a mere dormitory city, it has managed to create an important network of shopping and leisure centers. In the town center there are numerous shops and restaurants, and on the side of the road to Valencia a large commercial avenue has been created that offers all the necessary services such as clothing products, food, hairdressers, furniture, decoration, and a large space dedicated to leisure and entertainment. All this information is in the website menu, in Discover.

Art and Culture

Sant Joan d’Alacant concentrates its cultural activities between the House of Culture and the Cultural Center (Municipal Library and Archive) where Culture takes on its greatest role as meeting and leisure spaces. The cultural offer is very extensive, which is renewed monthly to present its various activities: theater, dance, festivals, music, exhibitions, etc. Among the number of consolidated competitions we highlight the Sant Joan d’Alacant Film Festival in its XVI Edition, the Vila de Sant Joan d’Alacant National Painting Contest, XLIX Edition and the Hoguera Plaza Maisonnave Narrative Contest, X Edition. As for its Cultural Agenda, currently the programming is bimonthly and music is always presented in Sant Joan through extraordinary concerts, Spring concerts, Summer Festivals, Santa Cecilia and Christmas.

Health & Wellness

Our municipality, from its health and social welfare areas, has the mission of promoting the promotion of public health through prevention, information, training and health surveillance, managing its own resources, directing them to improve the quality of life of the citizens of Sant Joan d’Alacant.

Its parks and gardens, hotels and residences invite you to rest and well-being.

Health centers can be searched on our website through the health and well-being tab. We have the health pillars of provincial reference such as the University Hospital of Sant Joan d’Alacant and the Miguel Hernández University (UMH) with the Faculties of Medicine and Pharmacy, in addition to the Transfusion Center of the Valencian Community and the Health Center.

But the Institute of Neurosciences, dependent on the UMH and the CSIC, is a reference at the European level. Since 1999, the Institute has established itself as a national and international reference center in the field of neuroscience. In 2013, the Institute obtained the accreditation of the Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence and within its team of scientists, it has the following King Jaime I Awards in Basic Research: Carlos Belmonte (1992), Ángela Nieto (2009) and Óscar Marín (2011). ).

The Psychiatric Center and the Anti-Alcoholic Unit are also located in the municipality, the latter two depending on the Provincial Council. Among the community services and health care provision is the San Juan Residential Complex (PSN) and the Railway Pensioners’ Residence, due to its welfare nature. The Municipal Center for the Elderly “Salvador Gosálbez Alberola”, on the contrary, is a socio-cultural reference for this group, with its varied offer of workshops and activities.

Fairs and markets

The municipality of Sant Joan d’Alacant celebrates its annual fairs such as the Sant Faz Market, which is named after this festival and the Christmas Fair that usually takes place in the second week of December and the Andalusian Fair.

Regarding markets, Sant Joan has had several fixed spaces for their location for years. Among its wide offerings you can visit the Mercado de Abastos, located on Calle Mercat, s/n. from Monday to Saturday where all types of food products are sold, complemented on Saturdays by the Market Street Market and Ordana Street. There is also the Arrels Market, with agroecological products that takes place on the second Sunday of each month throughout the year, in the Plaza de España (City Hall).

In addition, other private markets also of interest are the Benimagrell Market on Saturdays and Sundays on the Valencia road, 22, where performances by musical groups and children’s activities are held outdoors every month. There is also the Mercado de La Luz on Calle de San Antonio, 123.

Every Sunday the Santa Faz Market is set up where all types of clothing products, fruits and vegetables from the Garden and endless merchandise are offered.

Sports and tournaments

The Municipal Sports Center becomes a driving force for sports activities with the creation of Sports Schools for the little ones, as well as the development of different provincial and regional leagues. It has extensive facilities for practicing a multitude of sports disciplines, including petanque and Valencian pilota.

Addresses and telephone numbers of interest

Sant Joan d’Alacant Town Hall: Plaza de España, 1: 96 565 32 45
House of Culture: Carrer la Mar, s/n. (Sant Joan d’Alacant): 965 94 11 29
Cultural Center: Avenida La Rambla de la Llibertat, 22 (Sant Joan d’Alacant): 966 38 97 40
Taxis Area – Jaime I Avenue (Sant Joan d’Alacant): 965 91 05 91
Guardia Civil-Calle Cervantes, 11 (Sant Joan d’Alacant): 965 65 32 32
San Juan Clinical Hospital (Sant Joan d’Alacant): 965 169 400
Correos y Telégrafos-Calle Mosén Pedro Mena, 2 (Sant Joan d’Alacant): 965 65 33 68
Alicante-Elche Airport (El Altet, Elche): 96 691 90 00
Alicante-Avda Renfe Station. Station (Alicante): 902 24 02 02
Alicante-Muelle de Poniente Bus Station s/n: 96 513 07 00
Alicante Metropolitan TRAM Information: 900 72 04 72
Gender Violence: 016
Emergencies: 112
National Police: 091
– Alicante Provincial Police Station-Isabella la Católica street no. 25: 965 14 88 88
– Alicante North District Police Station – Diputado Joaquín Fuster Street, s/n: 965 18 50 68
Emergency Services: 965 93 86 34
Alicante Fire Department: 965 98 22 22
Alicante Government Subdelegation: 965 01 90 00