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How to Spend 2 Days in Alicante

How to Spend 2 Days in Alicante

Two days in Alicante gives you enough time to see the highlights of the Costa Blanca capital, as well as venture further afield to explore Guadalest, one of Spain’s most picturesque small towns. Here are some tips for how to plan the ultimate 48 hours in Alicante.

Day 1: City Sightseeing

Morning: Get oriented with a sightseeing tour of Alicante’s most important landmarks, including the Explanada d’Espanya, hilltop Santa Barbara Castle, and the San Nicolas de Bari Cathedral. Opt for a private tour to maximize your time, or join a small group for a biking, Segway, or walking tour.

Afternoon: Now that you’ve worked up an appetite, treat yourself to a taste of Alicante in the afternoon. Savor local tapas on a guided walk through old town with a local foodie, or get a hands-on introduction to the culinary landscape at a paella cooking class.

Night: Finish off your first day on the Costa Blanca with a romantic and relaxing sunset cruise along the coast. Watch the sunset from the deck of a modern catamaran, glass of wine in hand. After, head to one of the bars along Explanada d’Espanya for a nightcap.

Day 2: Guadalest & Algar Springs

Morning: Get an early start for your day exploring the Costa Blanca outside Alicante. One of the most popular day trips takes travelers to the village of Guadalest, perched in the hills with a view down the valley and toward the sea.

Afternoon: After visiting Guadalest, many day trip groups continue on to the Algar Waterfalls, a series of natural springs, pools, and falls where it’s possible to swim in the clear waters. Alternately, you could spend a day wine tasting in the wine regions of Alicante province.

Night: Plan to end your time in Alicante by enjoying one of Spain’s most enduring icons, flamenco. Take your seat at a traditional tablao (flamenco tavern) in old town for an evening of Spanish guitar, singing, and dancing in an intimate setting. Most performances include a tapas dinner with local wine.

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Guadalest and Algar Springs Guided Tour from Alicante

Guadalest and Algar Springs Guided Tour from Alicante

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See more of the landscape beyond the coastal city of Alicante, and visit the mountain town of Guadalest and the Algar Waterfalls (Fonts de l’Algar) on a day trip. You’ll travel in a small group that’s limited to just eight people, along with a driver-guide to learn about the region as you go. Entrance fees to the museum and castle in Guadalest are included, and you’ll have ample free time to walk or swim at the falls.
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  • 6 hours
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Alicante Private Walking Tour

Alicante Private Walking Tour

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Discover the historic landmarks and gastronomic highlights of vibrant Alicante on this 3-hour walking tour. Enjoy the undivided attention of your private guide as you explore the mountaintop Santa Bárbara Castle and sip a glass of traditional Sangria (own expense) looking down over the coast. Then, stroll along the scenic Explanada de España, admire architectural gems like Casa Carbonell and visit the striking St. Nicholas of Bari Cathedral.
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  • 3 hours
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Alicante Highlights Bike Tour

Alicante Highlights Bike Tour

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Visitors to Alicante cover more of the historic city, in less time, with this city sights bike tour. Start your day biking through the narrow streets of the old town. Then cruise along the coast before visiting la Explanada, the city's famed, tree-lined boulevard. For a local touch, end your day with a snack in a Spanish tapas restaurant, included at no extra charge.
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  • 2 hours 27 minutes
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