Benidorm is Costa Blanca’s tourist capital and is one of the easiest places in the world to relax and simply cherish the beautiful Mediterranean coastline. The city has transformed into a major tourist hotspot and is internationally renowned for its luxury resorts, beaches, skyscrapers and culture. Today, the city boasts a number of attractions like glorious beaches backed by beautiful promenades, a bustling, historic old quarter, three plazas, cabaret shows, nightclubs, discos, comedy clubs, karaoke, cafes, malls, markets, theme parks, a wide range of restaurants of all nationalities and the old town with all its historical structures and glorious architecture, making it one of the top destinations visited by travellers from across the globe.
The best way to make the most of the everything that the city has to offer is by indulging yourself in some of the best things to do in Benidorm, which include a tour of its cultural sights, most significantly the Benidorm Old Town, Balcon del Mediterraneo and the San Jaime Church; a tour of the many museums like the House Museum and the Maritime Cultural Center. A visit to Benidorm is incomplete without experiencing the pristine white sand beaches like the Playa Levante Beach, Playa Poniente Beach and the Playa del Mal Pas Beach. One can also indulge in a number of water activities like Cable Ski, Scuba Diving and Kayaking as well as take part in outdoor activities and adventure sports like jeep safari, mountain biking, paragliding, horse riding, go-carting, paintball and Nordic walking. The city is home to some of the best and most vibrant markets in the world including Benidorm Indoor Market, Di Marco and Mercadillo Foietes Market. After a long tiring day, the evenings are best enjoyed relaxing at one of the various parks and gardens in the city like the L'Aiguera Park and the Palm Grove of Elche. As the sun sets, and night takes over the city, visit the various pubs, clubs and discos to experience the lively nightlife of the city at venues like KM Disco & Dance Club, Penelope Disco Beach Club, Hippodrome Disco and Disco Bahamas. Other top things to do in Benidorm include a tour of the various water parks like Aqua Natura and Aqualandia Water Park as well as a tour of the various theme parks like Terra Mitica, Terra Natura, Pola Park and Mundo Mar that provide you with a perfect dose of amusement, fun and entertainment. Benidorm is a perfect Mediterranean holiday destination and is sure to provide you with a vacation like none other.
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What to Do in and around Benidorm
Enjoy 13 best Benidorm attractions and points of interest to choose from!
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Partida del Moralet, s/n, 03502 Benidorm, Alicante, Spain
10:00 am - 08:00 pm
Terra Mitica is another very interesting themed attraction in Benidorm. This place is very popular amongst the tourists due to its unique theme and the several activities that can be done here. They have brought the glory and splendor of the ages gone by back very beautifully.
The amusement park is themed around famous ancient monuments of all sorts. The rides and attractions are interwoven into this very fascinating theme. Kids will surely love it as there are many thrilling rides to be tried out.
This attraction is something of a Benidorm staple and a definite must-visit for all families as well as people who want to just have a great time in the city.
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Avenue de estocolmo, Benidorm Spain
Probably the best of Benidorm’smany fantasticbeaches; the Levante beach is a massive 2 kilometers in length. This beach is where tourists come searching for the sun the sand and the sea. Interestingly, it has also received the Blue Flag status which means that it is more than famous for its lovely clean shore.
A huge array of restaurants, serving an even bigger array of food, is spread all over this lovely beach. Facilities on the beach are extremely well-maintained. Whether you want to rest on the sun loungers or go for a swim or try out a water sport, you will get it all and a lot more here.
It is quite pleasant in summer and the temperature doesn’t dip much in winter either, making it the perfect beach destination. When in Benidorm, it is a must to visit its spectacular beaches.
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Partida Foia del Verdader, 1, 03502 Benidorm,Alicante, Alicante, Spain
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Terra Natura is a wonderful attraction in Sunny Spain. This Benidorm attraction, the theme park or zoo, whatever you want to call it is a great place to visit with the family and is perfect for kids of all ages.
The zoological area of the garden is brilliantly displayed. In fact, the whole area is landscaped with a lot of care and attention to detail. There is an extensive wildlife park makes it a must see for children. They have several kinds of rides on offer as well. There are around 200 different species of animals on display including 50 endangered, rare species that you may not get to see elsewhere. The plant life is equally varied and beautiful.
All the areas are divided according to where the animals come from and you will learn a lot about animal habitat. They also have a bunch of regular educational activities so do keep a look out for those.
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Parque Natural Sierra Helada 03503 - Benidorm, Alicante (Spain)
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Mundomar is a theme park in Benidorm. This seasonal attraction has a variety of activities and fun things to do so if you are going with kids do not miss this one.
This place is an animal park with an interesting twist. Not only will kids enjoy meeting these lovely rare creatures they will enjoy it even more to interact with them. So whether it is the secret life of meerkats or the mysterious tales of the Dolphins, kids of all ages will love to get acquainted with the fascinating animals on display.
Exotic Birds and other exotic animals are also some of the highlights of this place. There is a lot to see and do and you are sure to be amazed by the end of it so do give it a try.
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Avenue Armada Espanola, Benidorm Spain
Poniente Beach is a tunning 3 kilometers of lovely sand and sea. It goes all the way up to La Cala Finestrat. A beach is largely favoured by the locals and is a slightly more chilled out sort of a destination. Although it isn’t as fancy as Levante beach it is a lot less crowded and a lot more serene.
There is also a fantastic promenade in case you want to take a stroll around to enjoy the sunset. Benidorm beaches are known for their cleanliness and this one is no different. Spic and span, this attraction is a definite must-visit in Benidorm. Whether you want to frolic in the sun or enjoy a peaceful evening staring at the waves, the beach is the perfect place to do it.
The gorgeous restaurants serve absolutely smashing food and often have a lot of offers if you want to find a cheap meal during the day. There are also several kiosks selling authentic Spanish delicacies. With all this and more on offer, it really doesn’t make sense to miss this one while in Benidorm.
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Parque Natural Sierra Helada, 03503 - Benidorm, Alicante
10:00 am - 07:00 pm
Aqualandia is a lovely water-themed amusement park in Benidorm. This place is fun, exciting and the perfect place to cool off in the sunny tourist season of Spain. This lovely tourist attraction deserves a go.The place is huge so there is a lot to explore here. The array of rides and other activities make it very interesting.
The unending wave pools that feel like the ocean, the thrilling rides and the great food kiosks make it the perfect family entertainment. They also happen to have the highest water ride in Europe for all those thrill seekers out there.
Adventureland which is their attraction specifically focused towards kids will keep the ones occupied for the whole day.
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L’illa de Benidorm, Benidorm Alicante Spain
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Isla Benidorm is a great getaway in Benidorm. If you are looking for a day outing in Benidorm, look no further. A small boat ride will take you to this lovely island which also happens to be a nature reserve. The natural beauty of the island is not to be missed.
A short boat-ride will take you to this beautiful place where you can hike or have a lovely picnic by the sea-side. The island has its own restaurant and cafe but the real fun is in taking your own lunch and enjoying the fare in the bright sun.
Although it is uninhabited, the island is open to tourists and the boats usually take passengers from ten in the morning to later in the evening. While locals certainly swear by it, it is a wonderful hideaway for tourists who want a calm day out of the city.
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Avenida Doctor Severo Ochoa 7, Benidorm 03503
12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
One of the many shining attractions of the vibrant nightlife of the city, Levi’s Showboat is one of the most stunning cabaret bars in Benidorm. If you are a night owl, a visit to this bright and colorful bar is an absolute must.
The amazing dancers, their extravagant costumes and the snazzy atmosphere are every nightlifer’s dream come true. The show is perhaps the best you will get to see in the city.
But the fun doesn’t end at that. They have Sunday brunches, comedy shows and lovely bar food that is not to be missed. Do make sure to be dressed in evening wear and enjoy this lively attraction.
The name might sound slightly misleading. Benidorm Palace isn’t an actual palace but it certainly is a palace of fun. One of the few popular adult attractions in Benidorm, this place is perfect for night owls.
If you want to have dinner with a lovely cabaret show, this is a great place to choose. The show doesn’t end too late so you are sure to be home at a reasonable hour as well.
Bright colors, great music and in general a great time; what else does one need for a great nightlife spot. The food is as its Spanish best although you will get a variety of options from around the world too. If you love a good time this is a great place for you.
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Old Town, Next to Plaza Castelar, Benidorm
Placadel Castel used to be home to a huge castle. Although the original was damaged and destroyed, what remained of it has been turned into a lovely tourist attraction.
The castel itself is quite pretty. The checkered floors make for lovely photo opportunities. The whole area is, in fact, quite pleasant to experience.
But the Balcondel Mediterraneo is simply spectacular. The quaint little pentagonal balcony is an excellent view point. You can enjoy the brilliant views of the sea and all that surrounds it at this spot. Tourists certainly swear by it and it has become one of the top attractions in Benidorm. Be sure to visit this one on your visit there.
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Av Tokio 03503 Benidorm, Alicante, Spain
La Cruz the Benidorm is one of those spiritual attractions that are slightly hard to find but are worth the effort. If you think about it, it is just a cross set atop a hill in a hilly area but that’s not all it is. It is so much more than that.
The place is of tremendous religious importance to the locals. Since it is in a slightly secluded area one needs take a small hike up to it. But the effort is paid off when you see the gorgeous serenity of the place. There is a lovely spiritual atmosphere to the area that has to be experienced.
If you are an off-the-beaten-track tourist, this one is most certainly for you. Of course, on needs to remember that it is a religious place and needs to behave accordingly too but the somber atmosphere is very calming and tranquil and worth the try.
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Av. de la Comunitat Valenciana, 6, 03503 Benidorm, Alicante, Spain
12:01 am - 12:00 am
They say if you want to experience the real essence of a place you should visit the market area. Truly, the market area is a reflection of a city’s soul and the El Cisne is no different. The bright, vibrant colors and the sights and sounds of the place make it the current cultural core of Spain.
This lovely area might be around 20 minutes from the city centre but is a wonderful reflection of the city. The clothes, crafts and the wide array of objects on sale aside, the place is home to the most amazing antiques to be bought.
Of course, you will need a good eye for what is fake and what is real and what is flimsy and what will endure but shopping here is a must do.
You can buy souvenirs or gifts and even arts. Even if you don’t want to buy anything be sure to walk through the place or eat at the tiny snack stalls around to enjoy the lively colors of Benidorm.
Benidorm Circus is a wonderful periodical attraction in the city. It takes place every Sunday in the parking lot of Benidorm’s famous nightlife spot- Benidorm Palace. The circus is entirely animal free and hence free from any cruelty to animals.
The show features extremely talented and skilled trapeze artists, magicians and a host of performers that will leave you enthralled. Although Benidorm Palace is more of an adult attraction, the circus is largely kid friendly and, in fact older kids will certainly enjoy the extravagant show.
The originality, innovativeness and the utilization of the current technology by the workers is simply brilliant. Even the music they use is current and contemporary and the show changes with the times. This makes the circus a must see Benidorm staple for all those who want to experience the colours and flavours of the city in all their glory.