Spain has been a popular place for British tourists for many years thanks to its climate, culture and proximity to the UK and it is no surprise that more and more Brits are choosing to combine their holiday with a trip to the dentist. Spanish clinics tend to be considerably cheaper, flights are readily available from a number of airports across the country and you are guaranteed sunshine for most of the year.
There are a number of cities and resorts to choose from if you are thinking of holidaying in Spain, but those looking to make the most of Spanish culture, sunshine and high quality dental care are advised to visit Alicante on the Costa Blanca.
Dental care in Alicante
Alicante is home to some of Spain’s leading dental centres and some state of the art clinics; the range of treatments on offer is vast and tourists can access the latest innovations, including cosmetic dental treatments, dental implants and modern orthodontic solutions.
Prices are considerably lower than in the UK and can rival clinics in other popular dental tourism destinations, such as Hungary and Poland.
Dentists in Spain receive excellent training and they are highly qualified. All dentists are registered with an advisory body, as in the UK and standards of care and services are very high with cosmetic dentists.
Before you travel abroad for dental treatment
As with many things in life, it is always better to be safe than sorry and it is important to do your research and ensure that you are visiting a registered, approved clinic. Always make sure that your dentist has the relevant experience and expertise and never feel pressured to go ahead with treatment if you are not happy with the service you receive or you have concerns about the dentist and their credentials.
Why should I choose Alicante?
Alicante is a beautiful city and it can be reached from the UK in just a couple of hours. Alicante is one of the most popular tourist resorts in Spain, which means that it is easily accessible from most British airports and geared up for tourists; it is easy to get around, English is widely spoken and there is plenty to see and do.
In terms of choosing a dental clinic, there are several that are aimed to cater for dental tourists; members of staff speak good English, prices are transparent and many clinics offer special packages, which provide patients with an all-inclusive price that covers all the costs, including treatment, aftercare, travel and accommodation.
Alicante has something to offer visitors of all ages, from children to older people and there are hundreds of restaurants, bars and clubs, as well as theme parks, water parks, museums and art galleries and accommodation to suit all budgets and preferences. There are regular flights, which are usually very good value and it is easy and cheap to hire a car. Most resorts and hotels have pools and there are some amazing beaches in the area.
If you fancy exploring the local area, there are some stunning beaches and some beautiful traditional towns within half an hour’s driving distance; popular choices include Moraira, Javea and Denia. For those looking to soak up the Spanish culture, a trip to Valencia, around an hour’s drive away, is highly recommended.