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Things to do in Alicante

Year-round sunshine, seafood delicacies, and a vibrant nightlife on the doorsteps of Spain's Costa Blanca.

Our most recommended things to do in Alicante

Alicante: Secret Flavors Food Tour

1. Alicante: Secret Flavors Food Tour

Join this secret flavors food and tapas tour to taste the best cuisine in Alicante. Sample many products typical of the region, including fruits and vegetables directly from the orchard, meat from local farms, Mediterranean fish, as well as local cheese, and handmade sweets. Pair all these tasty treats with traditional Spanish drinks, both with and without alcohol. Meet at the Central Market and visit 10 different food locations, some of which have been around for more than 100 years. Discover all the town's most delicious aromas and flavors.  Get to know the most experienced sellers and chat about the history of each product and the traditions behind them. Along the way, discover the interesting history of the Central Market and its hidden corners. This tour aims to support small businesses, local producers, and artisans who are still practicing their craft as they always have.

Alicante: 2-Hour Late Afternoon Catamaran Cruise

2. Alicante: 2-Hour Late Afternoon Catamaran Cruise

Treat yourself to a special late-afternoon on board a comfortable catamaran. Perfect for couples, friends, or families, this experience is one you are not likely to forget. Meet on the dock for check-in and boarding.  Leave the port for 30 minutes of sailing along Alicante's Bay, marveling at spectacular views along the way. Anchor for 45 minutes to take in the view or dive in for a swim; this is also the perfect moment to sample homemade cocktails or tapas onboard (not included in the ticket but available on board). Raise anchor and sail back toward the port of Alicante, arriving after around 30 minutes of relaxed sailing. In April and September, witness the impending sunset over the bright-blue waters along the way. Disembark at the port to conclude the magical experience.

Dénia: Catamaran Boat Tour with Lunch in a Restaurant

3. Dénia: Catamaran Boat Tour with Lunch in a Restaurant

Enjoy a sailing catamaran trip around the bay of Denia and the gastronomy of the city, with an exquisite meal in one of the selected restaurants. We assure you that you will live a unique experience at sea, as Mundo Marino transforms each excursion into a real adventure. Together, we will contemplate the impressive cliffs, the Cova Tallada and part of the Cabo de San Antonio reserve. Remember that we have bar service available throughout the trip. Afterwards, you will go to one of the restaurants included in the excursion, to enjoy a meal, in one of the following restaurants: It is essential to call the restaurant when booking to arrange a time for lunch and you will need to show your Mundo Marino reservation number. Menu options La Cuarentena. (Valencian Menu) Carrer Castell d'Olimbroi, 1, 03700 Dénia, Alicante -First course -Rice in broth or baked rice -Drink (Water, beer or soft drink) -Dessert Japi Japo (Japanese Menu) .Carrer del Temple de Sant Telm, 21, 03700 Dénia, Alicante) -Two starters -Mix shushi of 10 pieces -Drink (water, beer or soft drink) -Dessert Il Mediterraneo. (Italian Menu) Carrer del Marqués de Campo, 68, b, 03700 Dénia, Alicante) -Starter -Pizza or Pasta -Drink (Water, beer or soft drink) -Ice-cream

Alicante: Seven Secrets of Alicante Discovery Tour

4. Alicante: Seven Secrets of Alicante Discovery Tour

Are you ready for an adventure? Starting at Central Market, sample various snacks typical of the area. Conquer more than 1,000 years of history as you tour one of the most beautiful castles in Spain, which looks out onto the sea. Descend to the center to discover the most important monuments and Alicante's seven secrets. Prepare to be surprised by the beauty of Alicante and the countless anecdotes, history, legends, and intrigue responsible for the town's current character. Finally, visit a tapas bar, run by your guide's childhood friend and known to serve the best tapas in Alicante. Taste one of the award-winning tapas paired with a typical, alcoholic or non-alcoholic Spanish drink.

Vineyards of Alicante: Wine Tasting Tour

5. Vineyards of Alicante: Wine Tasting Tour

Spend an afternoon at a local winery and vineyard just 45 minutes from the heart of Alicante, and taste the wines produced on site. Depart Alicante and journey to a village in the Vinalopó region. Upon arrival, explore the beautiful surroundings of the vineyard with your guide. If you are visiting in harvest season, you might even get to try some grapes! Learn about the wine making process and explore the bodega (wine cellar and holding tanks). Then, taste some of the region's most representative wines. Take a walk around the vineyard to take some souvenir pictures before returning to Alicante for the end of the tour services.

Alicante: Tandem Paraglide Flight

6. Alicante: Tandem Paraglide Flight

Experience the lovely landscapes of the Costa Blanca from a different perspective on an afternoon tandem paraglide flight from Alicante. Get a transfer to the launch site to meet your pilot and listen to a safety briefing before you take to the skies. Benefit from a short practice session to make sure you feel completely comfortable. Then, get an extreme adrenaline rush and take in the breathtaking views as you fly. Soar through the sky like a majestic eagle, surrounded by the stunning mountain landscapes. Feel the freedom of the wind as your pilot takes you on an experience like never before!  Land back on Earth, filled with a sense of freedom. 

Alicante: 3-Hour Coastal Catamaran Cruise with Snorkeling

7. Alicante: 3-Hour Coastal Catamaran Cruise with Snorkeling

Hop onboard a stunning catamaran and head off on a cruise along Costa Blanca. Depart from the port of Alicante and sail for around 45-minutes, admiring breathtaking views of the coastline while soaking up the glorious sunshine from the deck. Arrive near the Cabo de Huertas and anchor for around 1.5-hours. Cool off from the heat with a dip in the water as you swim and snorkel in the high seas. If you’d rather stay onboard, sip on a refreshing drink and enjoy some fresh fruit. As the anchor is raised, set sail for the return journey to the port of Alicante, admiring the last of the coastal views and cherishing the special holiday memories you’ve made.

Alicante: Beer Spa Experience with Tastings and Snacks

8. Alicante: Beer Spa Experience with Tastings and Snacks

Treat yourself or go with a loved one to the Beer Spa experience in Alicante. Relax and unwind as you enjoy an adventure in Alicante that you won't forget drinking beer in a jacuzzi and enjoying traditional snacks. Get a warm welcome from the spa staff as you arrive. Walk into the spa and feel instantly relaxed in this tranquil setting. First, sit in the wooden barrel filled with hot bathing beer and enjoy all benefits of this beauty treatment in the Jacuzzi. Sip on an ice-cold beer paired with tasty appetizers. Next, you will enjoy a beer Sauna, which helps absorb the vitamin in the beer spa. Finally, lie back as you relax on a soothing, barely bed and let it work its magic. Relax, and wrap yourself in a towel to finish the skin treatment. Unwind and awaken your senses with a massage to finish your day, which can be purchased on-site for an extra fee. Discover the benefits of beer spa treatments that offer relaxation, stimulation, relief, immune support protection, and pure pleasure.

Alicante: Canelobre Caves Tour with Transport

9. Alicante: Canelobre Caves Tour with Transport

Be wowed by the cathedral-like interior of Canelobre Caves on this inclusive trip. Sit back, relax and let your driver take the strain as you leave Alicante. After arriving, take in panoramic mountain and sea views from a vantage point 700m above altitude. Next, adjust your eyes and duck into the vast caves for a guided tour. Learn about their rocks, features and microclimate from your local guide. Marvel at the wonder of stalagmites, stalactites and other prehistoric features. Take a break on your journey back to Alicante, as your guide shows you the charming town of Busot along the way.

Alicante: Highlights Bike or E-Bike Tour

10. Alicante: Highlights Bike or E-Bike Tour

Explore the city on 2 wheels during a unique bike tour through Alicante. A local guide will show you the best spots in town and tell you about the history and culture of Alicante. This is an easy ride, which is suitable for all participants. Choose from either a standard bike or an E-bike. Discover the beaches, the old town, the port, beautiful parks and squares, alongside a variety of secrets spots that you wouldn't find on your own. As you peddle, learn stories about the city and receive tips about where to eat and get the best drinks. Cycle for about 2 hours with stops included.

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What people are saying about Alicante

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,003 reviews

This is the very best tour I have done. Carlos is very helpful, proactive and nothing is too much trouble. He knows personally many of the vendors in the market hall and this makes the whole experience feel very special. I cannot fault this tour. Top marks to Carlos.

An interesting and fun trip. I was afraid I wouldn’t manage the whole tour, since I have some illnesses, but the pace was perfect for me. The guide told us some personal experiences and made it worth all the steps

Thank you Carlos we are so satisfied, a very nice afternoon, very nice and tasty, and you are an exceptionally good guide, we will be back, kind regards Gunilla & Robert, Wictoria & David & Caisa from Sweden

Brilliant food tour round the market in Alicante with Carlos. Very good value for over 2 hours of tasting delicious food and wine Carlos is great fun and very knowledgeable.

Very nice tour to visit various sights of the city and get to know about the history and customs of Alicante