Benidorm is a one of the top tourist destinations on the eastern Spanish coastline. This amazing city lies on the northern Costa Blanca. A mecca for party goers and groups, Benidorm is famous for it’s vibrant nightlife. There is so much more to this city than partying. In this article, we provide information about some of the top attractions and things to do here.
Attractions & Things to do in Benidorm
Prices are reasonable here due to the fierce competition between bars and restaurants. The big clubs only open during summer and tend to be much pricier.
If you are planning a visit, there are many tour operators offering all sorts of great package deals. Benidorm enjoys a superb climate with fantastic weather almost all year round. The golden sand beaches and the Mediterranean Sea are other added benefits.
Top Things to do and Points of Interest in Benidorm
Below we have compiled a list of the top points of interest and things to do in Benidorm. This includes the best theme parks and super days out. Any items with orange text will take you to individual pages about each attraction.
Aqualandia Water Park is a firm favourite with children. This is an excellent way to keep cool whilst enjoying an exciting day out. The park offers visitors over 15 different water rides and other attractions. Some for relaxing and cooling off but the majority are for adrenaline fun. Attractions such as Verti-Go. This ride is the newest addition to Aqualandia Water Park and not for the faint heart.
With all this activity, visitors will soon work up an appetite. Aqualandia has a variety of shops and eateries offering a great choice of cuisine and snacks.
There is height restriction on most of the rides. Some rides allowing children accompanied by an adult. Here you can find more information about ticket prices and the deals on offer during the summer.
Terra Mitica Theme Park is an amazing place to visit. Visitors here can enjoy 4 historical themed areas set in a beautiful parkland. Each area offers a mix of exciting rides and magical shows. These shows depict various countries and their often volatile histories.
Terra Mitica offers visitors a choice of refreshments, snacks and meals in each of the themed areas. Rome alone has 4 great eateries including the huge Pica Pica with a seating capacity of 750. Here you can find more information for opening times, ticket prices and timetable.
Mundomar Aquatic & Wildlife Park is a firm favourite with visitors to Benidorm. This park has 20 areas to explore. Each home to a different species of animal, mammal or bird.
There are cute squirrel monkeys, mischievous meerkats, flamingos and sea lions. A favourite among most visitors, the ever smiling and adorable dolphins. Dolphin lovers can enjoy 30 minutes with these intelligent and playful aquatic mammals. Why not swim with dolphins at the super Mundomar? Visitors to Mundomar can choose a day exploring the different areas of the park. The alternative is watching one of spectacular shows on offer.
- Currently the population here is around 66,000 permanent inhabitants.
- This city is second to New York only for the amount of skyscrapers per person.
- More than 11 million people visited Benidorm in 2016.
- This city was a small fishing village before re-development in the 1960’s.
- This yearly average temperature is a warm 18.2 Celsius.
Which Costa is Benidorm on?
Benidorm lies on the Costa Blanca which is one of the most popular for tourism. The Costa Blanca (White Coast) is where most expats moving to Spain chose to live.
The super Benidorm Palace opened it’s doors way back in 1977. This is one of the top locations for glitz and glamour in this city. Featuring top artists and acts from around the world, a must visit place. Wining, dining, fantastic shows and great entertainment. A show will set you back around 32 euros. Visit their website to find out more about ticket prices and group bookings.
Guadalest Valley is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Spain. Known as the Eagles Nest and situated about 25km inland from Benidorm. Guadalest Valley is stunning and a must visit attraction. The drive is fascinating with the road winding ever higher past the quaint village of Polop.
The road then emerges at the old castle, high above the valley. The views from the castle ramparts and Penon de la Alcala Tower are breathtaking. The views reach all the way to the Bay of Altea. For a few Euros you can take a tour of the castle and ramparts. You can venture through the tunnel to explore the castle village and small museums.
The village offers a selection of souvenir shops and several cafe’s. Here visitors can enjoy a cool drink or snack. Guadalest is a Monument of Historical and Artistic Value and is a fantastic day out for all the family. The amazing valley and village are also one of the top attractions in Spain.
The Algar Waterfalls lie close to Guadalest Valley. Many visitors make a full day excursion by combining a visit to both attractions. These amazing waterfalls are located near Benidorm and make for a great day out. The waterfalls and surrounding hills offer a good combination of exercise and sightseeing.
Many visitors choose to bring along a picnic or packed lunch to enjoy in one of the scenic picnic spots. The hills and walkways around Algar Waterfalls can be quite steep so a sturdy. A pair of hiking boots or trainers is advisable. A towel would also be a good idea for the brave people who choose to have a dip in the icy cold pools.
There is a museum with a gift shop and a botanical/cactus garden with a vast array of beautiful cacti species. You can find camping facilities close by and a super walking trail. Taking the fort walking route offers amazing views of the eastern Spanish coastline and inland areas.
Levante & Poniente Beaches
Poniente and Levante are two of the top beaches in this incredible city. Levante beach is where most of the action takes place if you are here to party. This super beach has a massive promenade running alongside. This is where you will find many of the best bars and restaurants. The promenade is also the spot for some of the top hotels in the city.
Levante beach is huge with a length of over 2 km’s. The width is quite narrow at 20 metres in places and up to 70 metres. This super beach also faces the south which is unusual for the eastern coast. Being a south facing beach means there are extra hours of sunshine and more time to work on that tan.
Longer still with a length of over 3 km’s is Poniente beach. This beach enjoys high occupancy but it’s not as busy as Levante beach. There is still a good selection of businesses here and plenty of places to enjoy a drink or some food. Poniente also boasts some fantastic facilities which includes sports and children’s areas.