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The Big Guide to Outdoor Activities in Alicante – Golf, Fishing, Diving, Water Sports, and Safaris

Alicante outdoors

Regardless of whether you’re enjoying a cheap Alicante holiday or an exciting all-inclusive deal to this jewel of the Costa Blanca, there’s no dearth of things to do in Alicante. To get the real lowdown on all that Alicante has to offer, check out this guide I have prepared for you.

Here’s how to have fun on a last minute Alicante holiday with your family.

The Best Golf Clubs in Alicante

You love to golf and you’re searching for some golf clubs in Alicante, eh? Look no further, here you will find all the information to help you familiarize yourself with the best Alicante golf clubs. The following golf clubs are within 15 minutes drive from the city.

Alicante Golf Club

Alicante Golf Club

Alicante Golf Club

A mere 400 metres from the sea , is an urban course whose high quality is recognised throughout Spain. It is the first course in the country with three par 3, three par 4 and three par 5 holes. The course is spacious, but the numerous out of bounds and water hazards make it an ideal, challenging course for precision players.

The design of this magnificent course is the work of the brilliant Severiano Ballesteros who has set his seal on hole 9 where the lake to the left of the green forms an unmistakable “S”.

Alicante Golf Club takes great pride in the unique features of its course, such as hole 14 where players must ensure that their ball carries over the remains of a Roman dwelling uncovered when the course was under construction.

It has been contoured to perfection with rolling forms and those special touches that create a pleasing landscape and bestow each hole with its own unique personality. Furthermore, Alicante Golf club has all of the facilities expected of such a course with a driving range, tee platforms and putting green, as well as green and fairway training bunkers.

During summer is open from 08:00 – 18:00 and from 08:00 – 18:00 in the winter season, every day of the year except 25/12 to 01/01. Prices range from 50 €Euros for 9 holes to 77 € €Euros for 18 holes and credit cards are accepted (Visa, Mastercard, 6000). You will find club services like buggy and trolley hire, clubs and golf classes (all levels, for adults and children) in english and spanish. Gym and sauna are available for your daily workout.

ADDRESS
Avda. Locutor Vicente Hipólito, 37
La Condomina
03540 Playa San Juan – Alicante
Tel. +34 965 152 043
Fax. +34 965 163 707

GETTING THERE
Take exit 68 of the AP-7 motorway.

Bonalba Golf

bonalba golf club

bonalba golf club

Located in the Sierra de Bonalba and close to both the city of Alicante and its beaches, it is a course that combines a full range of facilities and easy access.

With and average annual temperature of 18ºC, golf can be played on this course 365 days a year, making it a favourite with players from the north of Europe.

Its 18 holes are fun to play and offer a wide variety of bunkers and lakes, testing the prowess of amateurs and professionals alike. One important point is that it has no blind holes so that players can always see the pin.

The course offers all the facilities necessary to satisfy the demands of its clientele. It boast a Driving Range, Pitch & Putt, a Putting Green, a Restaurant, Cafeteria, Pro-Shop, Buggies and everything players need to make their game an enjoyable experience.

Visitors can also use the Bonalba Golf & Spa, with its indoor and open air Swimming Pools, Body and Facial Treatments, Therapeutic Massages, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Turkish Baths, Gymnasium, etc.

Prices range from 37 Euros for 9 holes to 68 Euros for 18 holes and credit cards are accepted (Visa, Mastercard, 6000). Golf lessons are available for beginers and advance players.

ADDRESS
Partida de Mutxamel s/n
03.110 Mutxamel
Alicante
Tfno: 965 955 955
Fax: 965 955 955

GETTING THERE
Take the old Alicante – Elche road up to Km 3, it is located just 10 minutes away from Alicante city.

El Plantío Golf

el plantio golf

el plantio golf

A golfing experience with a difference. From its inception to its completion, El Plantío was designed to be unique among courses in the Alicante Region.

It offers two courses, and 18-hole course and another 9-hole one. Special attention has been paid to its greens, the vegetation, the quality of its design and its fairways.

It has a driving range with 32 individual bays, Grass Practice Areas, two Approach Areas, a Putting Green, a Social Club with a cafeteria, restaurant, large patios and lounge, Locker Rooms, a Pro-shop and all of the features necessary to make golfing there an enjoyable experience.

Within the El Plantío course there are no buildings whatsoever. Absolutely nothing to detract from the enjoyment the game. With an area of 750,000 m2, its 45,000 mature trees and 15,000 flowering plants make the whole course breathtakingly exotic.

Only 2 km from the International Airport, 3km away form the centre of Alicante and very close to Ciudad de la Luz, and audiovisual production centre, El Plantío is within easy reach of everyone, thanks to its location and also to its non-member Pay & Play system. Rates from 80 Euros€.

ADDRESS
Ctra. Antigua Alicante-Elx, km 3
03114, Alicante
Tfno: 965 189 115
Fax: 965 189 105

GETTING THERE
Ctra. Antigua Alicante-Elx, km 3

Alenda Golf

alenda golf club

alenda golf club

Located in a Sierra with views of the sea and near the Alicante-Madrid motorway, Campo de Golf Alenda offers a comfortable, tranquil lifestyle only minutes away from the city. The golf Course has 9 easy, fun holes with pine, carob and palm trees lining their wide fairways.

However, the last 9 holes, where skill prevails over distance, demand every last ounce of the player’s skill and concentration.

The course’s facilities have their own unique charm as the Clubhouse is a venerable farmhouse that has been lovingly restored to hold a restaurant, cafeteria, locker rooms and a well-stocked golf shop.

Both the driving range and putting green are adjacent to this magnificent building. Rates from 65 Euros€.

ADDRESS
Alicante-Madrid road, 15 km
Monforte del Cid
Alicante
Tfno: 965 620 521
Fax: 965 621 796

GETTING THERE
As you leave Alicante airport follow the sign for A31 direction Madrid and join A7 direction Valencia. Take exit 71B from A7 to join A31. On A31 take exit signposted for Aspe, Elche, Murcia. Take a right turn signposted Alenda Golf just before a petrol station. Follow the road up to the hill.

Yoga in Alicante

Yoga Alicante will help you find the peace you long for. An Alicante holiday is an opportunity to give your mind and body the benefits of yoga.

In the land of the sunshine, surrounded by mountains and sea, among the nature’s energies, you will find peace of mind, and the best place to practice yoga. Alicante area offers such good conditions, that The World Health Organization declared Alicante one of the healthiest place to live in the world.

There are some hotels offering complete yoga programs, for both beginners and advanced, in the most amazing views. A holiday can be an ideal introduction to yoga, Alicante is a wonderful place to build your yoga practice. A life changing experience for many, a yoga holiday is actually the best way to get a restful break from the hustle and bustle back home.

During such a break, spending some time with like-minded people sharing the same interest, while you learn how to bring peace to your mind through yoga, Alicante can offer you also a supportive experience. Most people come on their own for enjoying a complete yoga Alicante break, and generally are beginners or willing to restart a lapsed yoga practice.

It’s better to decide whether you want an intensive yoga Alicante holiday, involving sessions twice every day (a shock to an uninitiated system ) or something more relaxed, which will reveal beyond the practice of Yoga in Alicante with all its charm to be explored. It is best to avoid venues with more than 10 or 12 attendants, as the number of guests reduces the opportunity for personal instruction.

Ask about your yoga teacher during the holiday, and make sure he/she has a compassionate approach, making people feel relaxed during the lessons – after all is a holiday, not a boot camp. Along with yoga, Alicante offers also the opportunity to keep a nourishing healthy diet, which will complete your wellness estate, as well as additional activities and plenty of time to focus on your health and wellbeing… and you have the views too!

Usually yoga takes place in large studio with glass doors opening to reveal the glorious views. Alicante is a place to come to recharge your batteries in one of the most impressive scenery Spain has to offer.

Bowling in Alicante

Well maintained and friendly bowling greens welcome enthusiasts.

Alicante Bowls are becoming ever more popular in the province. Many clubs and associations now exist, most of these located in areas with an international presence, Alicante Province is one of these areas.

Bowling in Alicante is very well organised and there are a number of well managed and friendly clubs from which to choose. The dress code for bowlers is white and bowling shoes.

Emerald Isle Bowls Club
• Location: La Florida – Orihuela Costa
Torrevieja – Alicante
• Telephone: +34 965 720 461

Benitachell Bowls Club
• Location: Poligono 3, No 373
Ptda Benicambra 03726
Benitachell – Alicante
• Telephone: +34 966 493 151

El Cid Bowls Club
• Location: Edificio El Cid
s/n Ctra Benidoleig-Pedreguer 03759
Benidoleig- Alicante
• Telephone: +34 966 404 364

Finca Guila Bowls Club
• Location: Finca Guila
Partida Almaira
Benidorm – Alicante
• Telephone: +34 965 857 743

Greenlands Bowling Club
• Location: Greenlands Bar and Restaurant
La Rafacia
Los Montesinos – Alicante
• Telephone: +34 966 797 703

Javea Green Bowls Club
• Location: Inn on the Green
Cansalades 155
Javea – Alicante
• Telephone: +34 966 493 151

La Marina Bowls Club
• Location: Sports Complex
Urb. La Marina
La Marina – Alicante
• Telephone: +34 965 659 000

Princesa Bowls Club
• Location: Hotel Princesa
Calle Mirador
Benidorm – Alicante
• Telephone: +34 965 850 822

Paraiso Mar Bowls Club
• Location: Edificio Paraiso Mar
Levante Beach 03710
Calpe – Alicante
• Telephone: +34 965 834 804

La Siesta Bowls Club
• Location: Calle Rossini, Urb. La Siesta
La Siesta
Torrevieja- Alicante

Quesada Bowls Club
• Location: Calle Toledo, Ciudad Quesada
03170
Rojales – Alicante
• Telephone: +34 966 719 681

San Luis Bowling Club
• Location: Casa Ventura Restaurant and Sports Complex
Calle Arbizu
Torrevieja – Alicante
• Telephone: +34 966 789 247

San Miguel Bowls Club
• Location: Cheers Bar. Urb. Eagles Nest
San Miguel de Salinas
Torrevieja area – Alicante
• Telephone: +34 965 720 492

Safari Parks in Alicante

The Alicante Safari Parks within short driving distance are must-go attractions, for safely watching exotic wild animals in their wonderful natural environments, especially if you are with the little ones!

Vergel Safari Park

Safari-Park-Vergel

Only one hour drive from Alicante, and featuring a wide selection of exotic animals, such as lions, tigers, leopards, other members of the cat family, zebras, chimpanzees, Iberian wolves in open fields, a reptile house, aviary, marine mammals, and a very popular parrot show.

Vergel, one of the Alicante Parks, is the place to surprise your little ones and for you to have a great adventure. You will drive through wide open natural terrain, with wildlife everywhere.

Although tempting, keep the windows closed, unless you are in less dangerous areas, where you even can come out of the car to freely watch the monkeys, apes, wolves, zebras, ostriches, and lots of other animals.

For the smallest ones, this Alicante Safari Park offers also different kinds of entertainment, such as mini trains and go carts, along with the very popular seals and dolphins show. During the summer months, the park is open from 10am to 7pm, while in winter you can visit between 10am and 5pm.

Address:

Ctra CV 700 Vergel – Pego Km 65 – 03770

EL VERGER/EL VERGEL

Tel. 966439808

Fax. 965750642

Aitana Safari Park

SAFARI AITANA

Privileged with a lovely location at 1000 m altitude in the mountains, lying on a 1.500.000 m² area, at 33 km from Benidorm you will discover Aitana – one of the most acclaimed Alicante Safari Parks.

Drive through the lovely exotic population of lions, elephants, tigers, buffalo, giraffe and zebras, and make sure you always follow the warnings, as things can get dangerous around the predators.

The kids will just love the children’s zoo and the Daktari Park nursery where newborn and youngest animals are pampered. This highly popular Alicante Safari Park offers also a traditional Spanish restaurant, as well as a picnic area. Aitana Safari Park opens at 11am daily throughout the year.

Address:

Near the village of Sella, about 33 kilometres inland from Benidorm.

Terra Natura

Terra_Natura_Alicante

Terra Natura Benidorm nestles 1,500 animals from 200 different species, from which 50 are in danger of extinction, as well as over more than 160 species of trees and ground cover plants from Alicante region.

An excellent place for the little ones, this park also features educational information (placards with biological details), and a range of animal shows. A lovely adventure for the kids and not less for you, the Safari Parks are definitely a great choice of having fun and a better appreciation for wildlife.

Address:

Foia del Verdader,

Benidorm 03503

Spain

Water Sports in Alicante

When you have had enough of exploring, there are lots of options for water sports in Alicante, above and below the blue waters of the Mediterranean to make your day.

Alicante is the perfect combination of city and beach, offering you two completely different worlds to discover, from an adventurous scuba diving session to a relaxing sunset sail, the sea is the limit!

The sunny summer days are great for trying your hand at one of the tempting water sports on Alicante beaches – windsurf, water and jet ski, boat rides, scuba diving, paragliding, and even surfing when weather permits, on the Almadraba and Albufereta beaches.

For the more keen souls, the wonderful Alicante marina hosts a sailing school. This is the place to enjoy one of the most luxurious water sports in Alicante – crewing a yacht. If you want to try your hand at kayaking, then the Marina is your place too. If you are an adrenaline hopper, you should definitely try the amazing Thundercat Racing Rib for the spectacular sensations the flying inflatable will give you. This special water sport in Alicante is ideal for a team play, so bring along your friends and family for a fantastic time!

Consider contacting a local sailing club, or ask your hotel to to book a motorboat trip and spend a whole day out on the sea!

This is an excellent chance to enjoy swimming in deep waters, explore the amazing underwater world while snorkeling, or simply relax and feel completely free surrounded by the sea, while enjoying a drink.

And there’s more to discover! The magic Mediterranean waters will guide you to the Alicante bay and the beautiful Tabarca island, where you will drop the anchor. Enjoy a pleasant swim in the clear waters, metres to the idyllic beaches. Hotels along the beach are always competing in their offers and take in consideration also that many areas were awarded the Blue Flag for the cleanliness of waters.

Winter allows for less spectacular water sports, such as fishing, but there’s still place for windsurfing. Whether you are visiting the area for a week-end break in winter or for a tremendous week in the summertime, there are plenty of options for water sports in Alicante to keep you busy and give you an amazing time!

Tennis in Alicante

padel alicante

If you are tennis enthusiast, there’s no better place to play and enjoy the Mediterranean such as Alicante!

The weather is balmy all year long, and almost every holiday resort offers facilities for you to enjoy playing tennis. In this way, you can get the best of what this great destination has to offer, and there is no reason why not to benefit from the tennis facilities without paying more for your holiday.

Check with your travel agent or on the internet for the resorts offering tennis facilities, for not being tied to a specific tennis centre, village or camp, for you to decide how much tennis you’d like to play, and for keeping your accommodation costs the same as any other holiday maker.

You decide if you want to arrange some tennis coaching, if you simply want to book the court for an hour or two – it’s all entirely up to you during your Alicante holidays.

Many travel agencies offer packages including tennis courses rental, along with activities in Alicante area. Especially for teens, there are lovely summer programs combining host family stays, activities and courses to get them an enjoyable introduction to Tennis.

The Spanish, and particularly, Alicante tennis version is the most commonly referred to as Padel – incredibly popular in Spain and throughout Latin America.

The major differences from normal tennis are that all serves must be underarm and the ball can be played off the surrounding walls.

In Torrevieja area you can have a bite off the real local tennis at the leading Padel Centre at Montepiedra Sports Centre.The centre is home to some of the top Padel tennis players in Spain.

Choose Alicante for your holiday, and not only do you get to play tennis in sunny, warm and beautiful surroundings, but you’ll also have top golden beaches and a catchy dash of history and culture right on your doorstep.

Alicante Fishing

Spain Fishing

Alicante fishing is just another way to relax in this beautiful part of Spain. Alicante is famous for many things that make it a perfect holiday destination.

There are many places in Alicante province you can go to enjoy fishing and have a memorable time. A day ticket fishery does not necessarily cost you money. Most simply require permission from the relevant authority.

EMBALSE DE LA PEDRERA

These waters have free fishing for carp, black bass and barbel. There is no shade or cover, so make sure to take an umbrella and plenty of sun protection cream.

EMBALSE DEL AMADORIO

Clean fishery with low water levels. Small to mid sized carp are the target species.

LA GOLA

Located in Guardamar del Segura. Mullet, sea bass, gilthead, palometa, tuna. Very busy during summertime with holidaymakers. May, June, October and November are good months to fish.

EMBALSE DE GUADALEST

It is a beautiful place. The free fishing is fantastic, the access is a little difficult so be ready for a long walk.

PLAYA DE SAN JUAN

Sand beach next to Alicante. Depths about 2 and 3 metres, up to 140 metres from shore.

PANTANO DE BENIARRES

A carp fishery located in a mountain area. The fishing is free.

EMBALSE DE CREVILLENTE

Located just 3km from Crevillente, it has good fishing for carp, barbel and black bass. The fishing is free.

TABARCA ISLAND

You can get to the island by regular ferries from Santa Pola and Alicante. Gilthead, dentex, European barracuda, striped bream, sea bass. Some of the area is a nature reserve, so check the signs.

Scuba Diving in Alicante

Discover the richness of the Mediterranean sea life. Scuba Diving in Alicante is ideal because visibility in this part of the Mediterranean Sea is very good, especially further away from the coast.

Alicante province – Costa Blanca is an ideal destination for divers looking for a great family holiday with diving as the their main activity, or for those looking to make just a few dives.

Most Dive Centres are associated to International Diving Organisations. The most commonly found are: ACUC, FEDAS/CMAS, PADI and SSI.

You need Diver’s Accident Insurance before you can go diving in Spain. If you do not have one, you can get one in most dive centres. The most popular one is the RDI (Real Divers Insurance), it is valid for a year from the date you purchase it and it is valid worldwide.

Tabarca Island (Mediterranean Sea), is a perfect place for scuba diving in Alicante. Water temperature is a slightly cool 14 centigrade in the winter to a perfect for swimming 24 degrees in the summer.

Visibility is usually very good (20 to 25 meters). You need to obtain a diving permit for diving off Tabarca Island. So, ensure that this is taken care of; you’ll get passes at one of the dive centres in the area.

In case of emergencies, Spain has a good hyperbaric chamber and emergency transportation system. Foreigners are better off by calling the international emergency phone number 112 (also accessible by mobile phone), operators here speak English. In any event, remember to tell them it’s a diving accident.

Wreck Diving / Deep Diving

Divers visiting the area, and particularly those well qualified in deeper or technical diving can expect to dive at least 15 wrecks in depths of 50 to 100 metres, and with new sites being uncovered and identified each year, the technical diving in the area just gets better.

The seas here teem with marine life – conger, moray eels and grouper larger than one metre in length. There are rays, barracuda, mackerel, sea horses and squid. If you’re lucky, you might even see huge sunfish or catch schools of colourful small fishes as they dart around chasing the currents.

Cave/Cavern Diving

The area between Denia and Benidorm has many underwater caves where you can enjoy spelunking.

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