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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: Boat Trip and Parasailing Experience with Drink

1. Alicante: Boat Trip and Parasailing Experience with Drink

Enjoy unparalleled views of Alicante during a paragliding tour that reveals the mountains, beaches and the sea from above. All paragliders can carry up to five people at the same time, so you can do the activity as a family if you wish. Plus, you'll head out to sea with a maximum of 12 other travelers, so you won't have to wait hours for everyone to enjoy your activity. Admire Alicante from above during a parasailing tour. Take to the skies with up to five of your companions. Combine flying with sailing for two different views. Choose a start time that suits your schedule. In Parasiling Alicante we left by boat from the Marmarela nightclub. We will travel the coast of Alicante with music and drinks. You will fly in Parasailing and you will be able to enjoy the views of the city from 150 meters high. We include a drink in the activity and companions may come on the boat. The Parachute can fly up to 5 people at the same time and will be in the air for 15 minutes. The instructor will be downstairs helping. Customers will not necessarily enter the water. This attraction is very fun to enjoy as a couple and in a group.

Alicante: 2-Hour Afternoon Catamaran Cruise

2. 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.

Dénia: 5-Hour Catamaran Cruise with Lunch

3. 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.

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.

Alicante: Secret Flavors Food and Tapas Tour

5. 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.

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.

Vineyards of Alicante: Wine Tasting Tour

7. 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.

Denia: Catamaran Cruise

8. 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.

Dénia: 1.5-Hour Boat Trip and Parasailing Experience

9. Dénia: 1.5-Hour Boat Trip and Parasailing Experience

Sail through the air with this adventurous parasailing trip. Join a boat tour, and set off to discover the stunning coastline around Dénia. Admire the views from the boat, and see the landscape from above as you fly across the crystal clear waters of the Costa Blanca. Meet at the local partner’s office near the port in Dénia to start your 1.5-hour experience. During the cruise, get strapped into the parachute to enjoy 10 minutes of parasailing high above the sea. Your expert captain and instructor will make sure you’re safe and happy throughout the tour.

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 821 reviews

Very nice introduction to the various foods and traditions in Alicante/Spain. The guide - Isaac - deserves special credits for his humorous and direct personality and for making the tour lovely. One thing though - since the tour is only around the city market maybe the headline should not include the word city-walk. That sends out a wrong signal

Carlos was very nice and funny, super helpful with further recommendations and the tour was very well managed. All of the food was extremely tasty and fresh. It’s absolutely worth it!

Had an excellent time on this food tour. Issac the tour guide was brilliant and the food was delicious and there was many wines and they were not stingy on the portions or the wine

Had a wonderful couple of hours. Weather was fantastic with a good breeze blowing. Wife and two teenage daughters had an excellent time.

An amazing experience! Plenty of space on the boat! Very pricey!