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Valencia's renowned throughout the whole of Spain for its vibrant, busy nightlife - at weekends the city comes alive with partygoers all eager to dance the night away. People meet up in bars and cafes all around Valencia for some early-evening drinks in the warm air, and then it's on to the entertainment! Gather the girls for a flamenco dinner and show, try some tasty tapas or follow one of our English-speaking guides around the best bars in the city, all topped off with the popular guestlist nightclubbing.
Your guide to hen nights in Valencia
A beautiful Valencia hen night is ideal for hens who are hoping for both clubbing and class on their big night! Valencia is the third largest city in Spain and a haven for those who want to experience both characteristic Spanish culture along with an energetic nightlife. The city has been transformed over the last few years into a thriving cosmopolitan centre of culture, arts and science - and for hens looking to soak up some sun, it's got 10 miles of beaches too! With GoHen, there are plenty of additional activities to fill your hen night in Valencia too, whether you'd like to head off to sea on a merry booze cruise, or would prefer a sedate and serene sunset catamaran cruise!
Bars and Pubs
The Barrio del Carmen district offers the best in alternative Valencia hen nights, with jazz, underground, and other bohemian bars filling the area. In the summer, the Port has cocktail lounges and trendy bars packed with suntanned holidaymakers - as well as Valencia's biggest club - but quietens down from September onwards. The Canovas district is full of mainstream clubs and bars, or Juan Llorens has fewer venues, but an emphasis on house and dance music for the serious clubbers.
Alternative Valencian Nightlife
There's plenty to do on Valencia hen nights besides clubbing, so if you're a hen group looking for something a little more tranquil, there are plenty of options! The Spanish don't tend to sit down to dinner until late into the evening, so it's perfectly acceptable to find a restaurant you like and stay there for a good old wedding gossip over tapas and sangria. Many restaurants will have traditional Spanish guitarists or flamenco dancers as entertainment, so don't feel afraid to settle in for the night! If live performance is your preference, try Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, or Teatro Principal - performances are usually in Castilian or Valencian, but since the performances are often international favourites like Chicago or Hamlet, you'll still be able to follow along! If you're in the city in March, you might be lucky enough to catch Falles - a traditional Valencian festival with days and nights of celebration, fireworks, parades and art.
Getting About Valencia
The centre of the city is easy to get around on foot on Valencia hen nights - and with the gorgeous Gothic and Romanesque architecture around you, and the bright Spanish sun above, why wouldn't you want to? If you're heading down to the beach, the Metro Valencia might be a better option. One single ticket is only €1.50. If you need to get around for any activities, we can arrange transfers for you from your hotel - including dropping you off back at the airport at the end of your stay in Valencia!
Music and Moves
Those out on a Valencia hen night are completely spoilt for choice in this sizzling Spanish city. The large student and tourist population keep prices low and atmospheres buzzing. In the summer months, the areas by the beach are bustling with open-air clubs and gardens for dancing in the cool Mediterranean breeze. These beachfront venues are often either house or Latino-music based, so whether you want to dance to tight electro vibes or salsa to something smoother, it's a brilliant party spot. In the trendy Canovas district, there are more large scale nightclubs, and the clubs in the city centre often stay open until as early (or late, depending on your point of view) as 8 am. Like the beach areas, house and Latino music are most common across Valencia, along with a selection of commercial and chart hits. If you want to boogie to all your old favourites from the '70s and '80s favourites, best head to one of the clubs with multiple dance floors - often at least one room is dedicated to blasts from the past!
Drinking in Valencia
In Valencia, cocktails are amongst the most popular drinks - you'll find plenty of places to sit and sip a fruity concoction with the girls! Don't automatically go for a Cosmopolitan or Martini though - try an Agua de Valencia for a taste of the region. Café Negrito has some of the cheapest beer outside of the student-heavy areas of Valencia, as well as great cocktails - take them on to the terrace for the ultimate laid-back Mediterranean experience. Susos is another sophisticated cocktail bar with smooth jazz sounds and chic ambience - until you head into the second room: a Latin club for slamming a few shots, and swaying with a sexy Seor. La Bolseria is also a great place to get the party started, with loud music, dancing, and a charged atmosphere. And if you want to try something completely different, head to Café Infanta.
Dining in Valencia
Valencians are proud of their traditional Spanish cuisine, and so they should be! This is the region that invented paella - if you don't sample some at least once, you're seriously missing out and with fish, meat and vegetarian varieties available, there's bound to be at least one that gets your taste buds tingling. It'd be easy enough to eat nothing else for your entire stay, and since all the vegetables are grown around the city and fish farmed from the Mediterranean, you might be tempted to do just that! We'd recommend La Pepica - it's been serving Valencians for a century, which should be ample proof it's serving the best paella around. If you'd rather some Spanish tapas instead, Las Cuevas specialises in authentic, traditional dishes. For a more modern meal, Mercatbar does the best in updated Spanish tapas - excellent food is guaranteed with a chef who has three Michelin stars for his other restaurant, and the cost is edging towards pricy, but still affordable.
Go with GoHen
With world-class food, gold standard nightlife, and stunning sunny beaches, a hen night in Valencia is a sure-fire success with all the girls! Plus, if you want to add a little something special to the weekend to make it even more memorable, why not look at some of our nightlife options? We have numerous dinner and drinks options to kick start your evening, and get you ready for the night ahead. You could add a tasty male stripper to your equally tasty meal if you want your hen night to start with a bit of a bang. To keep the Spanish theme going, go for dinner and a flamenco show instead, an animated evening of Spanish fun? You could even get in on the action yourself with the Shake Those Hips package. It includes two nights in a centrally located apartment, a guided bar crawl through the city, GoHen's popular cocktail mixing class, and a Flamenco lesson to get you spinning and swaying like a true seorita! There are literally dozens of ways to spend your Valencia hen night, so give us a call and see what's possible for you.