Alicante is one of the hot-spots when it comes to tourism on the Spanish mainland! No wonder, because Alicante has a lot to offer. Whether you are looking for beautiful white-sanded beaches, rich culture with museums, delicious food, sightseeing or a busy nightlife - you find it all in Alicante!
Situated right on the Mediterranean Sea, the water in Alicante is calm and warm, inviting you to do some of the many watersport activities offered along the coast of Alicante. The beaches are some of the best in Spain, and if you wish to have a delicious Paella after a beach day, just head into the little centre and you’ll find enough options! At “El Barrio” you can continue having fun in one of the numerous bars and clubs!
Getting around in Alicante
If it’s your first time in Alicante, it might be a good idea to take the Turibús to explore the city. Turibús is a tourist bus service that allows you to hop-on and hop-off whenever you want. The buses are equipped with multilingual audio in 6 different languages.
Other than that it is very easy to travel by the regular bus service, by tram or taxi
. If you decide to rent a car then it’s also possible to do some day trips and visit other cities around Alicante like El Campello
or even Valencia
Best things to do during your holidays in Alicante
Climb up to Santa Barbara Castle
Santa Barbara Castle is a tenth-century fortress which has played an important role in the history of Alicante. The location is very impressive, because from its position atop Mount Benacantil, the castle provides unrivalled views of Alicante and the surrounding area. The Museum of the City of Alicante (MUSA) is located inside of the castle and has 10 exhibition halls covering the history of the city and the castle.
Snorkel along the island of Tabarca
You may not be thinking of Alicante as a destination for snorkeling. Yet an amazing place to do so is Tabarca Island, a few miles off the coast of Alicante. This protected marine reserve is a haven for marine life and birds including loggerhead turtles, lobsters and a variety of fish.
If you would like to have some quality time with your friends and/or family then this private sailing tour to Tabarca Island
is the perfect thing to do. The crew can suggest a good restaurant in Tabarca Island with delicious food. They have excellent menus with typical seafood, drinks and dessert from 18€. It’s also possible to bring your own drinks and food with you on board. In that case, the skipper will help you organize your lunch on board. The sailboat has a fridge, kitchen, toilets and some household items.
Do you prefer a shared full-day boat tour to Tabarca Island
? No problem, on this full-day tour you can enjoy sailing and explore the marine life
with our snorkeling equipment. In the meantime, the crew will prepare a delicious paella
lunch for you.
The best water sports activities in Alicante
In Alicante, there are so many cool water sports activities to do. It’s the perfect way to explore the Costa Blanca. Whether you are looking for a teambuilding event
, a nice kayak tour
for the whole family or a romantic SUP tour during sunset
. For every type of group, there is something cool and fun to do.
Did you know that you can also do Big SUP in Alicante
with a group of up to 8 people? Big SUP is a variant of stand-up paddle boarding (SUP). During this watersport activity, you will be sharing one single board and every person has his own space, so remember: teamwork is a must for this activity!
The best boat tours in Alicante
If you would like to discover the caves of Cabo de la Huerta then this half-day boat tour on a catamaran in Alicante
is the perfect thing to do. Take a refreshing dive in the crystal clear waters, do some snorkeling
, or simply sunbathe on the deck with relaxing music and a cocktail
bar at your disposal.
For the real party animals amongst us there is a boat party in Alicante available every Saturday between April and October
. This means that you can party like there is no tomorrow for 3 hours long together with your best friends!
Whatever you decide to do during your trip to Alicante, we promise you will love this city in the southwest of Spain! Sunshine and a lot of fun are guaranteed! For any further tips or requests, feel free to contact us anytime.