Benidorm is a popular destination that attracts thousands of tourists every year. Known for its long beaches, great weather, family-friendly atmosphere, and fantastic nightlife, below are 15 of the best things to do in Benidorm.
Levante Beach is set against the backdrop of a long line of apartments and features golden sands and crisp blue waters. It can get busy during the summer but there is more than enough room to find the perfect sun trap to relax.
Right next door to Levante Beach is Poniente Beach which is a lot more family-friendly, so if you have children who love the sand and surf then this is going to be the place to take them. The redeveloped boardwalk makes it accessible for disabled visitors as well.
Benidorm is famous for its water sports and one way to see the best of Benidorm is by jet ski. There are many tours which take you around Benidorm bay and island giving you picturesque views of the skyline and it’s beautiful cliffs.
Mundomar is a must-visit when you come to Benidorm with the wildlife park housing many sea animals and birds. There are daily shows where the keepers and trainers work closely with the dolphins and sea lions which the kids will love.
Another great day out is to Terra Mítica which is one of the largest theme parks in Spain. With three areas including Rome, Egypt, and Greece the park is full of roller coasters and exciting amusements that will keep the whole family entertained for hours.
If you are visiting Benidorm in the summer and want to leave the beach for the day, then heading to Aqualandia is a great place to cool off. It is one of Spain’s oldest and best water parks and has something for everyone including the tallest water slide in Europe.
Guadales is a small town established by the Moors in the early-middle ages which sit 500 metres above sea level on the edge of limestone cliffs and as day trips go it is one not to be missed.
Moving away from the towering skyscrapers of Benidorm, why not head over to Casco Antiguo and soak up the beautiful views from the ‘Balcony of the Mediterranean’.
The cross to the west of Benidorm has become a popular tourist attraction since the religious mission in 1961 to redeem the city for its sins, this cross has now been replaced by a monument. Those people who love history will certainly enjoy this trip.
For golf lovers, the Costa Blanca has plenty of courses. If you’re looking for something that the whole family can enjoy then you won’t have to venture far out of Benidorm. Sierra Cortina pitch & putt has an 18-hole course which is perfect for all abilities.
If you are feeling lucky then Casino Mediterráneo Benidorm will be for you. It has everything from slot machines to roulette, blackjack to poker and entertainment.
If you want to find a place to watch the sun go down, then there is no better place than Playa de Poniente. From the southern end, the view is spectacular and takes in all that Benidorm has to offer.
Benidorm’s nightlife is one of the reasons many people keep on returning. If you love to eat out, then Restaurante La Falúa is a dine-in style spot that is worth a visit. The stunning outdoor terrace allows you to settle back with a glass of champagne and soak up the atmosphere.
Benidorm is awash with dazzling entertainment that will cater for everyone. From cabarets to casinos, circus acts to drag shows, the destination provides a fun and friendly atmosphere and gives you an evening’s entertainment that you won’t forget.
There is a huge indie music scene in Benidorm and in the summer there are a lot of festivals that attract the crowds. The festival arrives at the end of July and showcases everything from alternative to dance music.