Benidorm is everyone’s favourite resort on the Costa Blanca. Whether you’re looking for fun in the sun with your friends, a relaxed holiday on the beach with the kids or a fabulous all inclusive getaway. Benidorm has quite simply got something for everyone. Plus, it’s also one of the cheapest destinations on the Med! The stunning beaches are the biggest draw. Gorgeous expanses of golden sand where you’ll find every possible amenity line the coast. But, this cheerful seaside hotspot has plenty more to offer. Find out what the top things to do in Benidorm are!
Benidorm’s beaches are out of this world! There are two of them, the Poniente and Levante beaches, which nudge up against each other and curve around a vast bay. Sandy and immaculately kept, these two swathes of golden sand are the reason why this once tiny fishing village developed into one of Spain’s biggest and liveliest resorts. You’ll find everything you could possibly want for a fabulous holiday here: sun beds, parasols, beach bars, all kinds of water sports, plus a raft of fun activities for kids, from play areas to pedaloes. Levante is where most of the action is, while Poniente is slightly quieter, and attracts more families.
Right in the heart of Benidorm, overlooking the sea, is the lovely little whitewashed warren of the Old Town. A tangle of narrow streets, most of which are now pedestrianized. It’s now filled with a huge choice of tapas bars and cafés. From the top of the Old Town, you can enjoy gorgeous views over the marina and beaches from the ‘Balcony of the Mediterranean’ viewing point. An ideal place to have a drink as the sun goes down!
The nightlife in Benidorm is legendary! You’ll have an amazing choice too. Find somewhere to chill and watch the game or somewhere wild to party with your friends. On the other hand, you can find a spot to have a quiet drink as the sun goes down. Benidorm can be laid-back as well as wild! As well as a huge array of bars and clubs, there are dinner shows, casinos, cabarets, karaoke, party boats and pretty much anything else you can think of.
Benidorm Island juts up right in the middle of the bay. According to local legend, it was torn off a nearby mountain (you can still see the ‘chip’), and tossed there by a lovelorn giant. It’s now a small nature reserve, and very popular for a day trip. Glass-bottomed boats depart regularly all through the summer to visit the island, and the views back to Benidorm, with its beautiful mountain backdrop are stunning. Or you can go for a stroll, and enjoy an ice-cream at the café.
Water parks and family fun
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Some of Benidorm’s all inclusive resorts feature tons of fun for the whole family. However, if you’re hoping to explore what’s on offer outside of the hotel, this Spanish city is home to lots of water parks and theme parks that will keep kids of all ages happily entertained. The biggest is the Terra Mítica theme park, where you can get your adrenaline pumping with rollercoasters and rides. But, you can also take your pick from safari parks, like Terra Natura, or water parks like Aqualandia or Aqua Natura (which is next door to Terra Natura).