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Calpe: Sunset Catamaran Cruise with Sparkling Wine

1. Calpe: Sunset Catamaran Cruise with Sparkling Wine

Set sail from Calpe’s port across the Mediterranean Sea on this cruise aboard a long sailing catamaran. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and get unbeatable views of the sun setting over the coast. Meet the crew, then hop on board a spacious catamaran boat. Find your perfect spot and get comfy as you take off from the port out to the glistening sea. Listen to calming music with a glass of cava (sparkling wine) in your hand as you watch the sun go down against the horizon. Enjoy the perfect end to the day with your friends and loved ones.

Alicante: Two-Hour Sunset Catamaran Cruise

2. Alicante: Two-Hour Sunset Catamaran Cruise

Treat yourself to a special evening onboard 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. Raise anchor and sail back toward the port of Alicante, arriving after around 30 minutes of relaxed sailing. Witness the impending sunset over the bright-blue waters along the way. Disembark at the port to conclude the magical experience.

From Denia or Jávea: Sunset Motor Catamaran Trip

3. From Denia or Jávea: Sunset Motor Catamaran Trip

Admire the spectacular sunset over the mountains of Costa Blanca on a catamaran tour. Enjoy an included drink as you contemplate the colorful end of the day. Begin your tour in Denia or Xàbia (Jávea) and climb aboard a catamaran. Take a seat on one of the onboard sofas, then head toward Cabo de San Antonio for an incredible view of the Mediterranean sunset. There, sip on your drink and let yourself be carried away as you listen to chillout music. Once the sun has set, return to your starting point.

Alicante: Secret Flavors Food and Tapas Tour

4. Alicante: Secret Flavors Food and Tapas Tour

Join this secret flavors food and tapas tour to taste the best cuisine in Alicante. Benefit from a real local experience as you 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.

Altea: Sunset Catamaran Cruise with Sparkling Wine

5. Altea: Sunset Catamaran Cruise with Sparkling Wine

Set sail from Altea Port across the Mediterranean Sea on this cruise aboard a long sailing catamaran. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and get unbeatable views of the sun setting over the horizon from the water. Meet the crew, then hop on board a spacious catamaran boat. Find your perfect spot and get comfy as you take off from the port out to the glistening sea. Listen to calming music with a glass of cava (sparkling wine) in your hand as you watch the sun go down against the skyline. Enjoy the perfect end to the day with your friends and loved ones.

Benidorm: Show at Benidorm Palace

6. Benidorm: Show at Benidorm Palace

No visit to Costa Blanca is complete without a night out at the world-famous Benidorm Palace. Benidorm Palace is Benidorm's world-famous Las Vegas style entertainment venue. On arrival, be seated by a member of the Palace's team. Get ready to enjoy the show. Drinks can be purchased throughout the evening. The brand new show Aqua launched in June 2019. Its theme is a luxury cruise liner sailing the oceans of the world for an aquatic adventure. The itinerary of Palace Cruises includes a visit to Spain, the Grand Canal in Venice, the Nile River with its iconic Egyptian Pyramids, and an Atlantic crossing to Central Park in New York City. The Benidorm Palace resident orchestra and song stylist Ami will create the music for the show, where you'll encounter characters and music that are part of our universal culture, Hear arrangements of Purple Rain, Singing in the Rain, Umbrella, Thriller, It’s Raining Men, Thunder, Poeta en el Puerto, Cancion de Amo, and Aqua. Just to name a few. After the show comes to an end, the music will continue, giving you the chance to have a dance.

Alicante: Seven Secrets of Alicante Discovery Tour

7. 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.

Benidorm: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

8. Benidorm: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Discover the sights of Benidorm at your own pace and enjoy the freedom of this hop-on hop-off 24 hour bus pass. Travel in a unique, traditional-style bus as you ride around the city and listen to charismatic commentary in 8 languages. On the tour, visit two of Benidorm’s best beaches, Poniente and Levante, where you can hop-off at your leisure and take a stroll along the shore, spend some time soaking up the sun, or cool off with a refreshing dip in the sea. The bus also stops in the Old Town district, full of charm and Spanish ambiance, the perfect place to find a local cafe for lunch. The full tour lasts approximately 1 hour and your ticket is valid for one day, allowing you plenty of time to visit all the sights and sounds of the city. Commentary is provided in Spanish, English, French, German, Dutch, Japanese, Portuguese and Valencian.

Benidorm: Authentic Segway Machine Tour

9. Benidorm: Authentic Segway Machine Tour

Start off the tour with a brief introduction that includes a 15 minute training session to learn how to operate the Segway. During the ride you will always be accompanied by an instructor-guide with a wireless audio system that will allow you to easily listen to all his explanations. Benidorm is a tourist resort with promenades, modern buildings and an old fishing town where a castle used to stand. Segway your way around the main landmarks of the city and discover its singular mix of tradition and modernity. During the ride you will go through avenues and parks and you will see the City Hall and the bull ring, where Spanish song festivals took place and the famous singer Julio Iglesias started off his successful career.

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 Costa Blanca

Fun and insightful tour, the guide Manu was superb, funny and engaging! Definitely worth your while if visiting Alicante - he provides some great recommendations to do for the rest of your stay aswell so worth doing earlier on your stay!

If you are in Alicante, you MUST do this guided tour with Carlos !!! Carlos is an incredible guide , full of knowledge, wonderful sense of humor and care for every traveler !!! We can’t recommend more !!! Thank you Carlos!!!!!

A very captivating tour, which throughout Carlos' in depth knowledge and passion for all things Alicante showed through in abundance. Good value for money and great start to any visit to Alicante.

Friendly, fun and interesting. A great way to experience the amazing market and taste the true flavours of Spain. Carlos is a great host.

The staff where so helpful , food , drink show excellent