February has come around again, bringing with it one of the most romantic days of the year. You may be the type of person who has already organised a trip for the occasion, or perhaps you are someone who prefers last minute plans. In this article, we suggest plans for things to do on Valentine’s Day to suit all tastes.

It is true that many people view this day as nothing particularly special and see it merely as a way to boost consumerism. However, others look forward to enjoying it and celebrating it in a special way with their partner. Either way, it makes for a perfect excuse for a getaway or to plan something different to clear the mind and escape from routine.

Which do you prefer, the mountains or the coast?

Alicante is the perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day.  Surely you have been asked at some point whether you prefer the mountains or the coast?  Well, in the province of Alicante you won’t have to opt for one or the other. On the one hand, you can enjoy the mountains and countryside, for example you can visit the village of Guadalest, in the interior of Alicante.

This village has been declared a Historic-Artistic Site and is nestled in a valley and surrounded by the Aitana, Serrella and Xortà mountain ranges, so you will be in the heart of nature.  Therefore, apart from learning about its history or visiting its wide choice of museums, you will be able to take a hike, enjoy the region’s landscapes and its active tourism. You can also take part in other sports in the area like cycling or climbing.

On the other hand, there are perfect places on the coast, like Altea, one of the most beautiful villages in the province on the shores of the Mediterranean. During the winter months it is quieter to visit, although many couples choose this destination on the 14th February. You can discover its old town where you can explore its pretty white streets and go into its craft shops. You can also enjoy a great evening, as there are many places in which to dine while gazing out at the stunning sea views.

Visita Altea en San Valentín

Romantic and relaxing getaway

Most couples take advantage of Valentine’s Day to relax and switch off.  To do this, it is best to choose somewhere away from the noise of the city. In Alicante there are many enchanting villages, just a few minutes from the city, where you can enjoy some peace and quiet.
It is a day to indulge yourself, so choose a hotel with a spa or jacuzzi where you can evade all worries and benefit from an atmosphere of total relaxation. There are hotel complexes with many facilities:  whirlpools, saunas, Turkish baths, hot springs, and even, in many, the possibility of enjoying a relaxing massage as a couple.

If you are persuaded by this plan, it will be even more perfect if you choose a peaceful spot in the middle of the countryside where you can go for a walk, breathing in fresh air after a relaxing spa session. And of course, to round off this wonderful getaway, book a romantic dinner where you can sample the region’s cuisine and good wine.

Original experiences

We don’t all have the same tastes. So you can break with convention and take advantage of this day to carry out that original plan that you have wanted to do for a long time. The province of Alicante is ideal for this, as it has a number of different activities at your disposal.

You can opt for a cultural plan such as going to the theatre, seeing a ballet, attending a concert, watching some stand up comedy or enjoying a good variety show. Another alternative is to go to an escape room, an entertainment experience that has been popular for a few years now. This activity takes place in a locked room and is based around solving puzzles in order to get out before your time runs out. It usually lasts for around 60 minutes and there are many themes to choose from.

Another idea that is a bit different could be to take a boat trip. If you’ve never dared to make this type of plan, this is the best occasion and place to do it. You can go sailing in the afternoon and enjoy the sunset or book an evening meal in the moonlight.

Celebra San Valentín dando un paseo en barco

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