Benidorm is a beautiful holiday destination located in the famous Costa Blanca region in Eastern Spain. It is best known for its hotel industry and stunning beaches.It is a very popular holiday destination for both young and old. The old town has traditional Spanish vibes with many shops, cafes and restaurants. It is great for an evening stroll on it’s cobbled streets. It also has a stunning view of the sea and both beaches.
1 – Playa de Levante
Playa De Levante beach is located in Benidorm stretching for two kilometres along the Mediterranean Sea towards the east of the resort. It is one of the best beaches of the Costa Blanca.
There is lifeguards on the beach from April till October. It is the busiest beach in Benidorm and also the most popular with sunlight exposed from morning till sunset due to the shape and coastline position.
Playa De Levante offer a lot of waterspouts including water skiing, parasailing, pedal boats, water slides, knee boarding and a diving excursion to Isla Benidorm. There is a giant cable ski water facility that measures 1000m2 offering a circuit with obstacles.
2 – Playa de Poniente
Playa de Poniente is the biggest beach in Benidorm with 3000 metres of sandy shore. In some of the beaches sections are 100 metres in width. It is located just south of the centre.
Some of the services here include foot showers, sun loungers, parasols, playgrounds, sports and recreational activities. The sunbed and parasol services are available 11 months of the year. There is also a beach library!
Car parking is on the street behind the Promenade. Playa de Poniente is a quieter beach than Playa de Levante.
3 – Visit Terra Natura Theme Park
Terra Natura wildlife park is located approximately 4 kilometres from Benidorm. Discover animals from Europe, Asia and America in this spectacular natural nature park. There are 200 different species of animals to see, 50 of these are in serious danger of becoming extinct. There are also over 160 species of trees. Barriers that are invisible to the human eye lets visitors make contact with the animals for an amazing experience.
4 – Go On A Downhill Bike Ride
Enjoy a fun day travelling down Mount Aitana on a Costa Blanca downhill bike ride. It is 30 kilometres to the bottom after a 60 minute drive to the top. The minibus will always be there on the way if you need it. Safety helmets are provided.
5 – Visit A Forestal Park
Enjoy a fun filled day at Forestal Park La Nucia as you make your way from tree to tree at a level of you choice. It is located just under 10 minutes from Benidorm. There are over 40 activities to choose from from zipline’s to climbing nets.
6 – Explore Benidorm On Electric Bikes
Explore Benidorm from one end to the other on a 3 hour guided e-bike tour. See Albir Lighthouse along the way and its spectacular views. What better way to see as much of Benidorm as possible within a few hours.
7 – Visit Aqualandia
If you are looking for an exciting day at waterpark during your stay in Benidorm look no further than Aqualandia, Europes largest waterpark. It covers an area of 150,000 square metres. The water in the park is sourced directly from the sea. There are many water slides, rapids and pools for all the family.
8 – Visit Terra Mítica Theme Park
Terra Mítica Theme Park is located in a beautiful setting just under 15 minutes drive from Benidorm. There are different themes from ancient Mediterranean including Rome, Egypt and Greece. There are approximately 25 rides in the park and several shows to enjoy.
9 – Balcón del Mediterráneo
On the Balcón del Mediterráneo you will get a panoramic view between Benidorm’s 2 main sandy beaches. A castle once stood on the rock and today you can still see the remains of the walls on the rock’s viewpoint.
10 – Church of Saint James and Saint Anne
The church of Saint James and Saint Anne is located at the top of the old town in Benidorm on Canfali hill. The 18th century parish church is dedicated to the patron saint of Benidorm. Displayed inside the chapel is a little wooden sculpture that legend says was found on a boat floating in the high seas.
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11 – Visit Guadalest
Guadalest is located 30 minutes from Benidorm. It is a medieval village with approximately 300 residents that is accessible by bus, car or taxi. Long ago the only way to travel to Guadalest was on donkeys backs but now has a winding road up the mountain. You can explore a castle and museums in this popular much loved tourist town.
12 – Take A Trip to the Algar Waterfalls
The Algar Waterfalls are located approximately 30 minutes from Benidorm. There are wooden walkways and explore paradise at your own pace. Don’t forget your swimwear as you can take a dip in the natural water pools along the way. Upon entry you will be given a map with useful information showing the points of interest.
13 – Take A Trip to Valencia
Valencia is located approximately 1 hour 30 minutes from Benidorm. It is Spains third largest city. There is much to see and do from museums, medieval churches, the Cathedral of Valencia and explore the modern architecture it has to offer. Whatever time of the year you visit, Valencia does not disappoint. A guided coach trip from Benidorm with an English speaking guide can help you make the most out of your day.
14 – Trip to Rio Safari Elche
Rio Safari is an animal park approximately 50 minutes from Benidorm and close to Alicante airport. You will find many species of animals in the park surrounded by palm trees from all over the world. There is an option to travel on a small land train to get closer to some fascinating animals enclosures. Rio Safari is opened all year round. There is also a swimming pool thats ideal to cool off in the Summer season.
15 – Visit Valor Chocolate Factory
Valor chocolate factory is located approximately 15 minutes from Benidorm. Valor chocolate was originally set up in 1881 and passed through five generations of chocolatiers. The Museum was opened in 1998 to let people see how this chocolate is produced and take you through the history of the product.
16 – Wine Tasting and Tapas Class
Learn how to cook popular Spanish tapas and visit a winery and tasting in Benidorm. You keep your apron as a souvenir after your tapas class at the cooking school in the centre of Benidorm. The famous winery is located approximately 6 kilometres from Benidorm. This tour is a must for any tapas and wine lover.
17 – Go On A Guided Walk
If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the cities a guided walk is the perfect solution. There are many walking routes to choose from, ranging from easy to strenuous. Your guide is able to speak Spanish, English and German so you can learn the local knowledge while exploring your natural surroundings.
18 – Visit Jalon Valley
Jalon valley is located approximately 30 minutes inland from Benidorm. It has some of the best views in Spain. Magnificent mountains overlook a valley of olive trees, vineyards, almond trees and orange groves. It is a walkers paradise. At the beginning of Spring Jalon valley’s almond blossom trees are covered in white and pink colours.
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