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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: 2-Hour Afternoon Catamaran Cruise

1. Alicante: 2-Hour Afternoon Catamaran Cruise

Treat yourself to a special 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. 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.

Alicante: 6-Hour Catamaran Cruise to Tabarca Island

2. Alicante: 6-Hour Catamaran Cruise to Tabarca Island

Depart from the port of Alicante and set sail towards along the coast towards Tabarca Island. Admire panoramic sea views from the deck as you soak up the glorious sunshine and sip on a refreshing drink. Upon arrival, cool off from the heat with a dip in the ocean, go snorkeling in search of colorful marine life, or stay on the boat and listen to the music. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, dine on a delicious homemade meal, including an authentic paella. After lunch, sit back and relax and marvel at yet more stunning coastal vistas as the cruise continues. Highlights of the cruise including the pine tree lined Carabassi Beach, and the white sands of Cape Santa. At the end of an unforgettable experience, enjoy one final cocktail at the onboard bar as you begin the return journey back to the port.

Alicante: 3-Hour Coastal Catamaran Cruise with Snorkeling

3. 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 Huerta and anchor for around 1.5-hours. Cool off from the heat with a dip in the water and go snorkeling in search of colorful marine life. If you’d rather stay onboard, sip on a refreshing cocktail 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: Boat Trip and Parasailing Experience with Drink

4. Alicante: Boat Trip and Parasailing Experience with Drink

Enjoy unparalleled views of Alicante and its mountains, beaches, and the sea on this parasailing tour. Cruise along the water with music and drinks and bring companions on the boat. Then, soar in the sky as a group of up to 5 people per parasail. To begin your parasailing experience, embark on the boat that will take you along the coast of Alicante. Enjoy the balmy sea air and the beautiful coastline as you travel to the location designated for parasailing. Sip on a drink and listen to music while speeding along the waves. Once you arrive at the parasailing location, the instructor will help you prepare for a timely takeoff. The parasail accommodates up to 5 people at the same time. Then, take to the skies for 15 minutes of unique sightseeing along the Alicante coastline at 150 meters in the air.

Alicante: Secret Flavors Food Tour

5. 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.

Dénia and Jávea: Sailing Catamaran Cruise with Lunch

6. Dénia and Jávea: Sailing Catamaran Cruise with Lunch

Set sail in the morning from the port in Dénia. Embark on a relaxing cruise on a luxury catamaran with an expert crew. Enjoy the sights of the coast and admire its many coves, crystal clear waters, and steep cliffs. Drop anchor in one of the idyllic coves for a refreshing swim in the ocean, away from the crowded beaches. Indulge in a hearty lunch on board, and enjoy some more time for sunbathing or swimming. In the afternoon, return to the port in Dénia.

Denia: Sailing Catamaran Cruise

7. Denia: Sailing Catamaran Cruise

Enjoy the experience of sailing and take a catamaran cruise close to the coast of Denia. Make yourself comfortable on the catamaran and sit on the nets or in the central seats of the boat. After leaving Denia Pier, enjoy the sea breeze as the catamaran sails across the bay. Lay back, enjoy the feeling of the boat rocking and take in the views of the Denia coast, cliffs, caves, castle, and faraway mountains.

Vineyards of Alicante: Wine Tasting Tour

8. 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 and feast on local produce, such as olive oil and cured meats. Take a walk around the vineyard to take some souvenir pictures before returning to Alicante for the end of the tour services.

Alicante: 3-Hour Sunset Cruise with Appetizer and Live Music

9. Alicante: 3-Hour Sunset Cruise with Appetizer and Live Music

Set sail towards the sunset on this 3-hour cruise and admire stunning views of the Mediterranean coast. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere on board with live music, tasty tapas, and an open bar. Board your sailboat at the port of Alicante at 5:30 PM. As you sail out towards the open sea, admire the incredible views of city landmarks like the Santa Barbara Castle. After 45 minutes of sailing, arrive at Cabo de las Huertas or l'Albufereta. Marvel at the spectacular views of the Costa Blanca and the bay of Alicante behind you. Here, the anchor is lowered, and the music begins to play. Swim in the clear water of the Mediterranean or enjoy the exciting atmosphere on board. Sample delicious tapas while sipping on drinks from the open bar. Enjoy the live music while watching the sun melt over the horizon.

Alicante: Tandem Paraglide Flight

10. 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. 

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What people are saying about Alicante

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,390 reviews

A great way to see the Alicante coastline. Skipper and crew very helpful and happy. Nice to meet other travellers who all want a good time. Swimming from the boat was fun and the refreshments and snacks on board were fresh and affordable.

Thoroughly enjoyable morning touring Alicante with Carlos. We would totally recommend this activity. There was some hill climbing involved, but it was doable and we were never rushed. A tasty tapas to finish.

Brilliant experience. Swimming capabilities needed but pool floaties are provided. Crew were lovely, would definitely go again

Great, very knowledgeable and pleasant guide. We will do it again the venue is very topical and original.

Such a fun time, lots of laughs. Very enjoyable. Onboard staff were fabulous