Activities while learning Spanish language in Alicante
Activities while learning Spanish language in Alicante
To get integrated into the social life of Alicante, to meet Spanish people... nothing better than taking part in a Spanish course with activity programme -sailing, windsurfing, golf, tennis...- or in the activities programmed by the Spanish language school, in those offered by the city and in the events and typical Spanish fiestas.
“Sure, there is something attractive for you to enjoy after your Spanish lessons while learning Spanish language in Alicante, Costa Blanca, Spain.”
Activities so you can get to know your schoolmates and teachers, have a good time, know your way around our city, and enjoy your Spanish language Programme in Alicante.
Optional activities for the afternoon or the weekend
- The activities are planned for the afternoon or the weekend, so they are compatible with your Spanish lessons.
- The optional activities are arranged along the year, and are programmed for specific dates, mainly in summer.
- In some optional activities, there is a minimum and a maximum number of participants.
- If the required number is not reached, we cannot guarantee the activity realization. If there are more registered people than the fixed for the activity, the seat assignment will be by registration order.
- If there are activities that are not programmed during your study abroad program in Spain, send us a message when you book your Spanish course and we will try to organize this activity during your study abroad program Alicante.
- If an individual participation is possible, Zador Spanish schol staff will indicate you where and how to do the activity.
How to book the optional activities
You can enrol in Spanish and Tennis, Golf, Sailing or Windsurfing on doing your registration, filling in the corresponding section in the enrolment form, for other activities you can enrol when doing the registration or on arriving at the Spanish school.
Cultural visits and activities
Guided tour of Alicante on the first day of the Spanish course to see the most important monuments in Alicante, where the museums and the cultural centers are, where the supermarkets and the shopping centres are, but also to know where people go for a walk, which cafés are the most popular, and which discos are “in”.
- Santa Barbara Castle is one of the Europe’s biggest medieval fortresses. It is located on the peak and hillside of the Benacantil Mountain, so, from its privileged position, you can see the entire Bay of Alicante. It has three areas, differentiated by the stages in its construction, from the 11th to the 18th century. You can enter the castle either by a pine-tree lined road or using the lifts that have been dug into the mountain. You can get on the lifts at the end of the tunnel, opposite the Postiguet Beach.
- Cathedral of San Nicolás: It was built throughout most of the 17th century over the remains of an old mosque, although it also preserves traces of a 15th century cloister. It is of late Renaissance style, and therefore, it is sober in its external aspect. Inside, the Cathedral is spaciously proportioned with a delicate dome; the altars of the patrons of Alicante, San Nicolás of Bari and the Virgin of Remedio are on the lower and upper sides of the presbytery. The cloister dates from the 15th century, and the baroque rear main fronts are outstanding. The baroque style comes to its highest splendour in the Communion Chapel, dating from the 18th century, as well as in the organ. Free
- Archaeological Museum located in the old Hospital of San Juan de Dios, its exhibits span the Palaeolithic to the Modern Age, with a special emphasis on Iberian art. Discover Alicante's past and origins, the legacy of the different civilisations that left their imprint on the province and its ways of life. Take a walk inside caves and around archaeological sites, where you can learn about excavation and restoration techniques. Visit a sunken Roman ship and tour its holds full of amphorae and treasures. Through room after room, we can travel to remote prehistoric times; to the Iberian culture and later Roman invasion of these Mediterranean lands; to the Middle Ages; and finally, moving on, to the modern, contemporary Alicante we know today. This trip through history is complemented by spectacular Guided visit. Minimum 6 persons. Price per person: €6 approx.
- Bonfires Museum (Museum about typical Festivities in Alalicante), Volvo Ocean Race Museum, Crib Museum, Bullfighting Museun,City Hall, Santa Cruz Neighborhoud, Lucentum archaeological site...
- You can also enrol in various different courses: salsa or merengue, painting course, cooking course, flamenco, guitar, pottery... Ask at the Alicante Spanish school office.
Sport Activities you can practice in Alicante
You will find a variety of sports activities in Alicante. From “traditional” sports such as tennis, golf, swimming, canoeing, sailing, horseback riding, diving, windsurfing, etc., to the most “exciting” extreme sports, such as bungee jumping, climbing, a light aircraft ride or paragliding. The majority of the activities have a medium difficulty.
- You can participate in one of the holiday courses with a Spanish course in the morning and tennis, golf, sailing or windsurfing in the afternoon.
- Play Golf, go to the Gym Urban spa, go quad biking trip or 4x4 Route, practice Horseback Riding, take a Balloon Flight or Helicopter Flight, get fit with Trekking or Mountain bike, break adrenaline with Paintball, practice scuba and snorkeling... There are many different options to enjoy your free time after your Spanish lessons. Sen us an email explaining what is your favourite sport.
Excursions, visits and trips
Valencia and the city of Arts, Elche with the largest palm forest in Europe, Altea, Guadalest, Amusement Parks such Terra Mitica, Aqualandia or terra Natura... The town of Orihuela, the Canelobre Caves, Albacete, The Route of the Castles with amazing fortresses, such as the Atalaya (watchtower) in Villena, a visit to the city of Murcia,etc.