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: Seven Secrets of Alicante Discovery Tour

1. 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.

Alicante: Secret Flavors Food Tour

2. 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.

Vineyards of Alicante: Wine Tasting Tour

3. 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: Canelobre Caves Tour with Transport

4. 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: Old Town and Market Gastronomic Tour with Tastings

5. Alicante: Old Town and Market Gastronomic Tour with Tastings

During this gourmet walking tour, follow a local guide around Alicante's old town and Central Market. Hear legends and local stories while you taste your way through some of the best designations for authentic local products. This tour is divided into two parts: during the first hour, you'll sightsee around old town and talk about Alicante's history and the origin of one of the best Mediterranean gastronomies, shaped by three fundamental factors: climate, ecosystems, and historical influences. After some sweets and two glasses of wine in one of the oldest shops in Alicante, go to the Central Market where the rest of the tour will take place. There, try coca and tonyina (tuna), coca de mollitas (cake), tomato salad, salted fish, cold sausages, turrón, Iberian ham, and seasonal fruits. Interact with the local owners of the shops and market stalls who will tell you about their experiences and family stories.

Alicante: Highlights Bike or E-Bike Tour

6. 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.

Alicante: Boat Trip and Parasailing Experience with Drink

7. 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: Tandem Paraglide Flight

8. 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: Boat Powered Crazy Sofa Ride

9. 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.

From Alicante: Guadalest Valley and Algar Waterfalls Tour

10. From Alicante: Guadalest Valley and Algar Waterfalls Tour

Depart Alicante and journey towards the village of Guadalest in the Guadalest Valley for a 6-hour tour of the scenic setting far from the crowded beaches of the Costa Blanca.  Travel inland through a mountainous area lined with charming villages. Upon arrival in the spectacular valley, go to the fortress of Guadalest village (El Castell de Guadalest) and see the remains of the 11th-century Alcozaiba fortress and San Jose Castle at the top of the cliff. Enjoy some free time to get to know the village and visit one of its museums, such as the Micro-Gigantic Museum. Continue to Las Fuentes del Algar (Algar Waterfalls) to admire a series of crystal-clear small springs and waterfalls in a spectacular setting. Bring your swimming costume to take a refreshing dip in the springs during the summer months, or just soak up the area's surrounding pathways and natural pools.

Frequently asked questions about Alicante

What are the best day trips and excursions from Alicante?

The best day trips and excursions from Alicante are:

Valencia

Other Sightseeing Options in Alicante

Want to discover all there is to do in Alicante? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Alicante

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,110 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.

A great tour expertly led by Manu. He was very knowledgeable and informative and showed us parts of Alicante we would never have found. He also explained a lot about the history of the City. Would definitely recommend

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.

Fantastic trip! Isaac was a great tour guide. Loved all the snacks! A great introduction to Alicante food and wine.