7 Unmissable Things To Do In Alicante

Updated 9 March 2020 | by Alex Georgiades
7 Unmissable Things To Do In Alicante

Known for its fantastic arts and culture, tasty food and lovely Costa Blanca beaches, Alicante has become one of the Mediterranean's most popular holiday destinations. Whilst the Valencian city offers 244 kilometres of coastline and a stunning old town, there's plenty of adventure to find here too. Here are 8 things you just MUST experience when renting a villa in Alicante...


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1. Take a catamaran tour!

"Enjoy the beauty of Alicante in this ultimate catamaran experience"-Johann, of Aventurero Catamaran S.L.

Designed to give you some of the best views in Alicante, a catamaran tour is a must if you're ever in Alicante! We recommend booking with Aventurero Catamaran S.L. in particular, as they offer a wealth of tours at great prices, including private hires and boat parties! 


2. Snorkel in the El Portet Beach

Dive straight into the beautiful inviting waters of El Portet, perfect for snorkelling and surfing. 

El Portet Beach in Alicante


3. Climb to the Castillo de Santa Barbara

In a commanding position on the hill-top, this must-see castle is rich in history, offering some of  Alicante's best views.

Castillo de Santa Barbara in Alicante


4. Survive the Escape Games

If you're willing to brave it, team up in the hugely popular Escape Games in Alicante. Using only the clues left in the room, you must work as a team to escape before the time runs out - a family favourite!

Escape Games in Alicante


5. Get Colourful at Paintball

The new paintball arena is open 365 days a year and has already seen massive popularity. Great for kids and adults alike, this is a must-do for thrill seekers!

Paintball in Alicante


6. Explore El Barrio, Santa Barbara

Alicante's old quarter is definitely the kind of neighbourhood you can spend hours strolling through, with charming narrow streets and plenty of cafes and restaurants. If you're looking for bars at night, this is the place to be!

Alicante's Old Quarter
Photo credit: rSnapshotPhotos

7. Hike through Guadalest Valley

Discover some of the most gorgeous views on offer in Costa Blanca when following the brilliant hiking trails at Guadalest Valley.


8. Pump some adrenaline at Terra Mitica

One for the kids (and maybe some of you grown-ups too) - don't miss out on Terra Mitica, one of Europe's most popular theme parks featuring thrilling rides and plenty of entertainment.

Terra Mitica theme park


We understand that being hit by a paintball at 90 m/s may not be for you. But with plenty of fantastic beaches, restaurants and plazas to explore here, you definitely won't be short of entertainment...