Outdoor Activities in Alicante

Outdoor activities in Alicante are a mix of adventure sports and some laid-back vibes amidst scenic beauty. Alicante comes with an ideal terrain and atmosphere to spend active holidays and make plenty of unforgettable memories. So, explore the wilderness of Alicante and spend some time in the lap of nature with these exciting outdoor activities Alicante has to offer. From the most adventurous experiences to the most popular ones, the following list combines it all to make sure you do not miss these unique experiences while planning a trip to Alicante.

From sunrise to sunset, let's discover the best spots for outdoor activities in Alicante:

  1. Santa Barbara Castle

    4.6 (1039 Votes)
    Santa Barbara Castle

    Outdoors, Castle, Historical Site

    Situated on top of the Benacantil Hill in Alicante, Santa Barbara Castle aka Castillo de Santa Barbara is the largest medieval fortress in Europe. Trivia- the Arabs who settled and ruled Spain for 5 centuries are the builders of this Castle. It was constructed some time during the 9th Century. It was first opened to the public in the year 1963. From the top, one gets magnificent views...Read more
  2. Guadalest Valley

    Outdoors, Valley

    Situated around an hour’s drive from Alicante, Guadalest is a small village in a valley. However, inspite of its small size, it is one of Spain’s most popular tourist destinations. It was declared a Historic-Artistic monument in the year 1974. Guadalest is known for its castle, which dominates the village’s skyline. There are also numerous museums, namely the Museum of Ribera ...Read more
  3. Archaeological Museum Of Alicante

    Museum, Outdoors, Archaeological Site , Specialty Museum

    The Archaeological Museum of Alicante (aka MARQ) is a museum which offers an interesting historic journey through exhibits dedicated to Prehistory, Iberian Culture, Roman Culture and the Middle Ages. On display are archaeological finds dating back to some 100,000 years! Some of the items are- Iberian ceramics, Roman daily life and over 300 objects from the Middle Ages. A must visit on your visi...Read more
  4. Explanada De Espana

    3.6 (1145 Votes)
    Explanada De Espana

    Outdoors, Cafe, Restaurant, Town

    Lined with restaurants, cafes and stalls selling souvenirs, the Explanada de Espana, also known as the Paseo de la Explanada, is a maritime promenade that runs parallel to the port of Alicante. It runs from the Puerta del Mar to Canalejas Park and is one of the most popular areas in Alicante. The Explanada de Espana is an elegant boulevard with red, black and cream tiles. It was the brain-child...Read more
  5. Isla De Tabarca

    Outdoors, Island, Picnic Spot

    Tabarca is a small island located opposite the city of Alicante and is the only inhabited island in the Region of Valencia. Rather than an island, it is a small archipelago that comprises the islets of La Cantera, La Galera, La Nao as well as the Isla de Tabarca itself. It is approximately 1,800 metres long and 400 metres wide. Tabarca is also a protected marine reserve. Keep aside an entire da...Read more
  6. Guardamar Beach

    Beach, Entertainment, Water Sport

    Situated a half an hour drive away from the city of Alicante is the resort town of Guardamar. Also known as Guardamar del Segura, it is a developing tourist centre. However, it is not very commercialised so one can still enjoy the relaxing Spanish charm. The Guardamar Beach of this town is a small but action packed one. If you are in the mood for some water sports, you should definitely head ov...Read more
  7. Canelobre Caves

    Outdoors, Cave, Historical Site

    The magnificent Caves of Canelobre are situated near Busot, around 24 kilometres from the city of Alicante. The caves are one of Spain’s largest and deepest cave systems. These caves are believed to date back to 740AD. However, is might have taken more than seven million years for the caves to take their present form. They are still changing gradually, at a rate of 1 centimetre every 100 ...Read more
  8. Ayuntamiento De Alicante Or Town Hall

    Outdoors, Architecture

    A must see for architecture admirers, the Ayuntamiento de Alicante’s building is a marvellous site to behold.  With its baroque civic architecture, it has twin towers having 35m heights. Within the building is a blue room, the plenary room and a chapel. There is a dramatic statue of Dali as well as a small metal disc indicating an instrument that is used to measure the height above s...Read more
  9. Mercado Central

    4.5 (594 Votes)
    Mercado Central

    Outdoors, Market, Shopping Center, Architecture

    The Mercado Central is the central market of Alicante. The architecture of the market building is modernist-inspired and was built under the supervision of J. Vidal Ramos between the years 1911 and 1912. Throughout the building you will find intricate sculptures and art work. There are around 300 stalls at the market that sell everything related to food! From meats, vegetables, fruits, breads, ...Read more
  10. Mount Benacantil

    4.7 (721 Votes)
    Mount Benacantil

    Outdoors, View Point, Hill

    Mount Benacantil is a hill dominating the Alicante skyline and offers itself as the iconic image of this region. On it are a lot of pine and eucalyptus trees due to which locals call the hill the green lung of the city! It is said that this lush hill area supplies the oxygen needed by the denizens of Alicante! The hill is known for the rock formations on its south-western slope. These formation...Read more
  11. Alicante Marina

    4.4 (532 Votes)
    Alicante Marina

    Bar, Beach, Restaurant, Entertainment

    To enjoy luxury at its best, head over to Alicante Marina during your visit to the city. The marina is where you will have a taste of the finer things in life! With stylish bars, wonderful restaurants, excellent shopping centres and nautical adventures, the Alicante Marina is always bustling with energy and overflowing with luxury. In the evening, take a moonlight stroll along its wide promenad...Read more
  12. Cap De L'horta

    4.1 (2 Votes)
    Cap De L'horta

    Outdoors, Beach

    Cap de l'Horta is a famous beach which lies between Albufereta Beach and San Juan Beach. The beach is quite sandy and the water of the sea encourages you to enjoy scuba diving. You can enjoy many games in the beach area. It has several rocks and cliffs from where you can enjoy the mesmerising views of nature. From here, you can enjoy the full view of the city of Alicante too. You can spend some...Read more
  13. Casa Carbonell

    Landmark, Mansion

    The Casa Carbonell is the beaux arts styled residential mansion acting as an iconic historical landmark dating back to 1922-25. The ground floor of the Casa Carbonell is used for mezzanine and commercial purposes while the distributions are featured around the attached staircases and light courtyards. The distribution halls and the other rooms are located around the external perimeter. Each flo...Read more
  14. San Juan Playa

    Bar, Beach, Restaurant, Entertainment

    San Juan Playa is a beautiful, 7 kilometres long beach situated in the town of La Playa de San Juan, around 20 minutes drive from the city of Alicante. Pristine white sand, deep blue waters and peppered with restaurants and bars, the beach is a place to head over to while in search of a leisurely environment.
  15. Parque El Palmeral

    Park, View Point, Bridge, Nature

    The Parque El Palmeral is a beautiful Palm tree park. Apart from the many palm trees, the park also has small lakes, open exercise areas, bicycle tracks and playgrounds for children. The bridges over the lakes provide nice photography options. A must visit while on your trip with family.