Alicante Food and Wine Tours

The city of beaches and amazing food

Alicante, the capital of the Alicante Province, is a vibrant cosmopolitan city and one of the most important travelling destinations in southeastern Spain. Situated along the Costa Blanca, it is a fantastic destination to enjoy tranquil beaches along the Mediterranean Sea. Alicante’s rich culture, colorful streets, seasonal festivals, beautiful weather, and vibrant nightlife – all alongside wonderful gastronomy create an atmosphere perfect for foodie getaways.

Visit the infamous Castillo de Santa Bárbara and the Archaeological Museum of Alicante – the museum that received the European Museum of the Year Award in 2004. Take an adventure through the Canelobre Caves of Alicante. Visit the various churches in the region and stroll down the streets while enjoying the typical cuisine of the city.

Of course, foodie getaways would not be complete without indulging in the local cuisine. Alicante’s cuisine is typically Mediterranean, incorporating fresh produce, seafood from off its coastline, olive oil, and rice. Due to the climate and fertile soil of the Mediterranean, you will surely have a delectable experience.

The most typical dish of Alicante is rice mixed with ingredients such as meat, fish, and vegetables. Mouth-watering staples include arroz a banda – a delicious dish of rice cooked in fish stock and La Olleta – a stew made with beans, vegetables meats and sausages that can be paired with rice or potatoes. A trip to Alicante is also a perfect trip for foodies with a sweet tooth, as the area is also known for its turron – a type of nougat that comes in a variety of flavors such as nuts, dried fruit and chocolate, traditionally consumed around Christmas.

Don’t forget to pair your delicious food with fine wines. Visit vineyards to learn about the process of wine making and to taste typical wines of the region including Vinos Alicante D.O. - such as Fondillión, which is a semi-sweet, non-fortified special red wine produced from overripe Monastrell grapes. Since Fondillión gernerally takes 10 or more years to make and sometimes longer than 20, you are sure to have high quality Fondillión in Alicante.

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