From wine-tasting in exclusive venues, open-air dancefloors and discovering the best tapas in the city, Sea Saffron have prepared a list of the best things to do on your hen do in Valencia!
With its mediterranean climate, long sandy beaches, rich culture and some of the world’s best outdoor nightclubs, Valencia is the perfect hen do destination. More affordable than Spain’s more common destinations, Barcelona and Madrid, the country’s third-largest city is the ideal blend of city life, beaches and nightlife to ensure a memorable hen weekend.
Every bridal party needs a good old-fashioned pampering session. Luckily Valencia is home to many luxury spas, perfect for a soak and scrub. The most luxurious of Valencia’s spas can be found in Hotel Las Arenas, SH Valencia, and Barceló Hotel.
For a true hen-do experience, we recommend a ‘beauty party’ at Las Termas de Ruham. Revel in getting pampered and photo-ready with face masks, manicures, fish pedicures, hair styling and makeovers for a shamelessly girly morning. Sip cocktails, sing karaoke and luxuriate in style. This beauty parlour will turn your primping and preening into a fiesta, and make sure you’re looking fresh and flawless for your big night out.
If shopping is more your bag, head to Calle Colón. Here you can find all of your high-street favourites (Zara, Mango, Massimo Dutti, El Corte Inglés). Step off the main street and head to Calle Jorge Juan and Calle del Comte de Salvatierra for trendy boutiques and purchases you cannot find back at home.
You can’t visit Valencia without taking advantage of one of its main assets: the beach! Did you even go on holiday if you can’t make your friends jealous with a tan? Head to Playa Malvarrosa, Valencia's main beach, to soak up some rays. There are plenty of restaurants on the beachfront but we recommend stocking up on water and snacks beforehand for some pure uninterrupted sunbathing time. Don’t forget the sunscreen!
You hungry hens are sure to work up an appetite with all of the partying and activities. Tapas is a must on any visit to Valencia. Here are our favourite neighborhoods in Valencia for tapas.
As well as its bars and nightlife vibe, this barrio is a great option for tapas. Our top spots would be Refugio and Gallina Negra.
This hip district is packed with restaurants and bars. The perfect option for a low-key tapas dinner. Our favourite suggestions would be La Tasqueta del Mercat, El Rodamón de Russafa and El Almacen.
If you are wanting to plan something extra-special for the bride, let Sea Saffron host the ultimate experience. Blending culture, tapas and wine-tasting, we bring the vineyards to you on this TripAdvisor award-winning experience. In the heart of the Old Town, discover the historic barrio of Valencia with your passionate host. There are plenty of photo opportunities to capture the perfect moments. The main event takes place in an exclusive and private venue. Nestled in the side-streets of El Carmen, taste a selection of prizewinning local wines and our favourite tapas dishes.
Old Town Tour with photo stops
Cava reception & introductory tapas
Wine-tasting and sit-down dinner
Dessert and chupitos! (shots)
For the ultimate bar-hopping experience, the best option is El Carmen. This historic barrio comes alive at night. To start, we would recommend Plaza Negrito. This al-fresco square is full of bars perfect for sipping gin & tonics in an atmospheric venue. If the drinks graduate to dancing, there are plenty of bars with a dancefloor perfect for boogieing the night away. Gecko, Johnny Maracas, and Unic Daily Goodness are all good options.
A hen weekend in Valencia is not complete without a trip to one of the city’s (and the world’s) best open-air nightclubs.
One of the world’s most beautiful nightclubs, Umbracle is an outdoor terrace club is known for its unique ambiance and distinctive venue. Set in the modern architecture of the City of Arts and Sciences, this club is definitely one of the coolest parties you will ever visit. Lit up at night, it is truly spectacular. Downstairs you find its sister club, MYA, open all year round with different rooms to cater for different music tastes. Sea Saffron can help you organise guestlist for free entry.
Down in the harbour, you have another one of the city’s best parties at Marina Beach Club. This outdoor club is known for its killer DJ sets, classy setting and beachside views. We would highly recommend tardeo - a party during the afternoon and early evening.
We have hosted lots of lovely brides and their wonderful friends. See what our former happy hens have said.