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 visiting Alicante...
1. 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.
2. Snorkel in the El Portet Beach
Dive straight into the beautiful inviting waters of El Portet, perfect for snorkelling and surfing.
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.
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!
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!
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!
7. Take a boat trip to Tabarca Island
Once said to be a haunt of pirates, this island has now become a popular tourist destination, with fantastic marine life and delicious seafood - great for a day out.
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.
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...