Sea Fishing

With many miles of glorious coastline, a popular activity when on holiday in Benidorm is to embark on a Sea Fishing Trip. The Costa Blanca offers many fishing options and not far inland from Benidorm there are a choice of lakes and reservoirs such as the picturesque Guadalest Valley Reservoir. Here you can fish for a number of different species such as carp, black bass and catfish. Higher in the mountain ranges there are streams and rivers where you can try your hand at the, not so easy sport of fly fishing.

Sea Fishing
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Benidorm Sea Fishing

Along the beaches, cliffs and coves you will see anglers using a variety of fishing gear and bait, either to catch the smaller fish closer to the shore and rocks or for long casts into the deeper waters where the bigger predators lurk. For holidaymakers wanting to try their hand at a bit of fishing during their stay, there are two problems.

Firstly, unless you are a keen angler, most people don't want to clutter up their luggage with a whole load of fishing gear. Secondly, all types of fishing in Spain, unless on private land, requires a fishing licence. A lot of visitors and locals bend the rules and fish without a licence, and the majority of the time get away with it, but if you are unfortunate and get caught by a government official or parks warden, you stand the chance of having all your fishing gear confiscated and being issued with a hefty fine.

The best alternative, which will save you the hassle of carting around fishing gear and worrying about being caught without a licence, is to go on an organised sea fishing trip. Based in Benidorm City centre, Marco Polo Expediciones offer a fantastic selection of adventure trips and attractions in and around the city. Their fishing boat is fully licensed and the skipper has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to sea fishing.

Sea Fishing Trip

Your adventure starts with a pick up from your accommodation in Benidorm or the nearby villages. Then it's just a short drive to the pretty town of Altea where the boat is moored. Once all the gear is loaded you head out into the picturesque Bay of Altea and hopefully find a spot where the fish are biting. Here you can enjoy a few hours of fishing with cold drinks and snacks provided. At the end of your trip you can either take your fish back to your accommodation to cook yourself, or the skipper will take you to a local bar where the chef will gladly prepare and cook the fish for you. Diners can choose to have the fish cooked to their liking or the chef can tempt you with a traditional Spanish recipe.


  • Pick up at your accommodation.
  • 4 hour sea fishing trip for a maximum of 4 persons.
  • All fishing rods, tackle and bait provided.
  • Drinks and snacks provided.
  • Price per boat (includes fuel) 300€

Please note: Price may be subject to change

Scuba Diving

Many adventure sports involve expensive equipment and require you to take an in-depth theoretical and practical course, such as scuba diving.