Alicante Culinary & nightlife

Our most recommended Alicante Culinary & nightlife

Alicante: Secret Flavors Food Tour

1. 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.

Alicante: Seven Secrets of Alicante Discovery Tour

2. 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: Highlights Bike or E-Bike Tour

3. 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: Old Town and Market Gastronomic Tour with Tastings

4. 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: Food Walking Tour with Wine Tasting and Tapas

5. Alicante: Food Walking Tour with Wine Tasting and Tapas

Hungry for Alicante? Stroll around the narrow streets of Alicante and sample a variety of local dishes as you explore the city. Food and sightseeing combine for a fun afternoon of exploring the city. Join an expert guide for a scenic walk around the city while tasting local delicacies along the way – what could be better? First stop at the local bar where you will enjoy a local gastronomy introduction traditions, customs and local words. Taste the first glass of white wine paired with tapas. Second stop at the main food market marvel at the local atmosphere and learn about the local products fresh seafood, almonds, fresh fruits, and vegetables included. Stop at a local tapas bar within the food market. Feel like a local drinking your caña (draft beer) or a Monastrell red wine from Alicante paired with delicious and fresh seafood tapas and local salads. Third stop at a local bar to continue with the local traditions taste the best Montadito from Alicante and make a final toast with local liquor. *Food market will be available from Tuesday to Saturday up to 2:30 pm. The market will be replaced by local bars or restaurants on Sunday and Monday.

From Alicante: Bocairent and Covetes dels Moros Day Trip

6. From Alicante: Bocairent and Covetes dels Moros Day Trip

We will visit a mountain village perched on the rock, surrounded by the landscape of the Sierra de Mariola natural park. Its medieval quarter has labyrinthine streets and houses half-carved into the stone. There we can visit monuments that are rare in other places, such as the snowfield located in the town, the church of the Asunción, which has an extraordinary goldsmith's museum, the Plaza de Toros, which dates from 1843 and whose site is excavated in the rock and the most famous monument of the town, which is the set of caves excavated by the Berbers called 'covetes dels Moros' and which can be visited inside. We will also get to know the local products with a tasting of herbero and pericana liqueur.

Alicante: Evening Tapas Tour

7. Alicante: Evening Tapas Tour

Experience Alicante like a local and visit the best bars to taste some of the most delicious and authentic tapa dishes popular with the residents. Follow your guide to 3 of the best tapas venues in the city center, and experience the authentic gastronomy of Alicante up-close-and-personal. Enjoy 4 complimentary drinks and 4 tapas as you immerse yourself in the local atmosphere of different bars off the usual tourist trail. Along the way, see some of the city's most emblematic buildings and historical areas, and get a feel for the real vibe of Alicante and its citizens.

From Alicante: Valencia Full-Day Guided Tour

8. From Alicante: Valencia Full-Day Guided Tour

We will discover the work of the Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava, who has several buildings that have become icons of the city. It is a scientific and cultural leisure complex better known as the City of Arts and Sciences. We will discover the very Holy Chalice inside the Cathedral, feel the emotion in the Basilica of the Virgin of the Forsaken and get to know the Central Market with all its stalls full of top-quality fresh food. Rest enjoying some tapas in the sun on one of its terraces and continue with the Lonja de la Seda, a jewel of civil Gothic. And, if you have any strength left, you cannot miss the so-called Valencian Sistine Chapel: The Church of San Nicolás. We will finish the tour centre in "La Albufera de Valencia" which was declared a natural park in 1986; however, its history goes back much further in time. Before returning to Alicante we will make a stop to captivate ourselves with its splendor and its charm that attracts unprecedented fauna and flora. We will know more about its history and natural value for the ecosystem of the region.

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What people are saying about Alicante

I booked this tour for my wife and I and our two youngest children (16 & 12) and we all enjoy it immensely. Isaac is a very well informed and witty young man. His passion for all things Alicante was very evident and endearing. We tasted and learned more in our two hours with Isaac than we have in the months we’ve stayed in Alicante this year. We also went back after the tour and purchased the finest meats, cheeses and fruit Alicante has to offer. The vendors were very engaging and very appreciative of our custom. I would highly recommend it to all and will definitely use this company for other tours in the coming months

It was an amazing tour! Carlos is a genuine man, from Alicante, he made us discover the city with the bare eyes of a local. It was a true qualitative experience, I got to meet friendly tourists. This wander in the city was a nice discovery, I would advice people to do it soon in the city trip so that you can try the different suggestion form the guide and go back to places you got to see with the group.

Carlos, is an excellent guide, very passionate about the Market in Alicante. We had a fabulous and educational couple of hours. He also sent me lots of other recommendations, restaurants, where to shop, activities etc. He is very knowledgeable. A really fun experience for us.

Our guide was very well prepared, organized and very friendly. It was a complete tour of culture, history, food and drink:)

Central Market information was excellent. We went back after the tour and felt confident shopping for alternative foods