Things to do in
Alicante

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

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Alicante: 3-Hour Coastal Catamaran Cruise with Snorkeling

1. 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: 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: 2-Hour Afternoon Catamaran Cruise

3. 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.

From Dénia: 5-Hour Catamaran Excursion to Granadella Beach

4. From Dénia: 5-Hour Catamaran Excursion to Granadella Beach

Discover the most beautiful beaches of the Costa Blanca coastline on this 5-hour catamaran experience from Dénia. Board the comfortable vessel at the port in Dénia, and set out across the open sea. Admire the incredible views of cliffs and coves as you cruise towards the stunning Granadella beach. Pass the cliffs of Cabo de San Antonio, sailing towards Cabo de San Martín. See the lovely Portichol Island and Isla del Descubridor as you cruise on the deep blue waters. Sail past Cabo de La Nao and Ambolo, to finally anchor in the area’s most stunning cove — Granadella. Stop to enjoy a refreshing dip in the calm waters and sip a cool drink of beer, sangria, or a soft drink. Savor a delicious meal onboard of paella, vegetable salad, bread, and fresh fruit. At the end of your amazing tour, you’ll be dropped off back at the port in Dénia.

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 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: Boat Powered Crazy Sofa Ride

6. Alicante: Boat Powered Crazy Sofa Ride

Live an experience full of emotion, fun, and adrenaline, and ride a crazy sofa in Alicante. Choose your crew, and fill the 6 seats, so you can speed along the water pulled by a high-powered boat. Laugh and scream as you bounce around, gain air on the waves, and slide from one side to the other. Climb aboard a 6-person crazy sofa and get ready to be pulled at high speed. Just as everything seems to be going smoothly, feel the thrill of taking a turn, hitting the wake, and jumping and flying through the air. Perfect for all audiences, invite your friends, family, or special someone for an extremely fun time out on the water. Try it out for a bachelor or bachelorette party, or just for something different.

Alicante: Secret Flavors Food and Tapas Tour

7. 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.

Dénia: 5-Hour Catamaran Cruise with Lunch

8. Dénia: 5-Hour 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.

Alicante: Tandem Paraglide Flight

9. 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. 

Denia: Catamaran Cruise

10. Denia: 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.

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What people are saying about Alicante

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 709 reviews

A must when visiting Alicante, thoroughly enjoyed the evening guide with Carlos. A wonderful host, thank you for a great evening, brought us to the best family owned food locations in Alicante, an authentic experience.... delicious food and wine. I'll be back

When in Alicante, don't miss this amazing tour with Carlos! itvis not only a tpur, it is even a lession about Alicante, food, and history. 10 stars! If I can, I give him 11!

The tour was great! Isaac was super friendly and really knew the ins and outs of Alicante. Highly recommended!

A very nice walk, music and some fruit before taking a dip to end the day, it's great. Thanks to the crew.

An excellent trip, the guide was amazing, bringing humour, knowledge and secret facts together.