Top 3 Best Day Trips & Excursions from Alicante + Tips

Last Updated on January 3, 2022

Here you can read our guide on the best day trips and great excursions from Alicante in Spain, best tours with local expert help advice. Alicante, Spain is a fantastic holiday destination, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay in one spot! With a choice of stunning destinations, just miles from Alicante’s picturesque coast, you can hop on a bus and be exploring somewhere new in no time.


3 Great Day Trips from Alicante


Benidorm is one of the most visited places from Alicante, not just because it’s so close (it’s just 20 minutes bus journey away), but because of the vast amount of things to do there. Packed with restaurants, cafes, shops and sights, Benidorm is a number one favorite with families.

If you’ve got little ones with you, spend the afternoon at Aqualandia, Benidorm’s biggest and most exciting waterpark, complete with giant water slides. Or if you’re feeling brave, try the thrilling rides at Terra Mitica, Europe’s biggest theme park.


Of course, there are plenty of activities for couples too and Benidorm is home to some superb restaurants. After a delicious meal, take a stroll through the beautiful Parque de l’Aigüera, or wander through the quaint streets of Benidorm’s old town. There’s something for everyone in this popular holiday destination.


The stunning mountain dwelling of Guadalest is one of Spain’s most visited villages. Perched up in the hills, Guadalest has incredible views that are worth the drive alone. With narrow, cobbled streets and plenty of sights, museums and cafés to explore, Guadalest is a must see.

Check out the fascinating ruins of Saint Jose Castle, and the Alcozaiba Castle, then take a tiny trip to the Dolls House Museum and the Micro-Gigantic Museum, kids and grown-ups alike will love the contrast of these dainty displays and enormous exhibitions.


The Museo Vehiculos Historical Valle de Guadalest, is just outside the village and is home to a collection of stunning classic cars and motorbikes. Don’t forget to browse the farmer’s market here, it’s the perfect place to pick up some local olives, wine and gifts.

Canelobre Caves and Busot

Canelobre Caves is one of the largest cave systems in Spain and its just 15 miles from Alicante, making it the perfect place for a daytrip. The journey up to the caves takes you to the top of a picturesque mountain with panoramic views of Spain, and the caves themselves are seriously impressive, with giant rock formations that look like the candelabras the caves are named after.

Canelobre Caves and Busot

The main cave is a huge, cavernous hall which often holds events such as live music and wine tasting, so check before you go if you want to take part. Don’t forget to take a look in the gift shop on your way out for the perfect holiday souvenir.

After your trip underground, head to the picturesque village of Busot nearby, where you can enjoy a spot of lunch and admire the fascinating ruins of a 12th-century Moorish castle.

Top Selling Tours in Alicante

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