For many, Benidorm is a home-away-from-home with a little bit of extra sunshine thrown in for good measure. Benidorm never fails us, and that’s why we go back year-upon-year for our annual dose of sun, sea and sand.
But what about if you’ve never been to Benidorm before, or just fancy trying something a little bit different this time? Not to worry, we’ve put a bit of research in and looked into the best things to do in Benidorm, be it the absolute essentials – such as going to the beach – or lesser known excursions…
Go to the beach
Okay, so being massive fans of the beach, we just had to start with this one. Benidorm’s beach offering is second-to-none, with two top players stealing the limelight. Levante and Poniente beaches just have to be visited when in Benidorm. Levante is the iconic one you see in all of the photos… you know, the one with loads of people, bright white sand and Benidorm’s city skyline in the background. Just around the corner is Poniente Beach which is much quieter but equally as attractive.
Enjoy the nightlife
Now you can’t go to Benidorm without experiencing its notorious nightlife, can you. It may not be a high brow occasion, but we all know that’s what we want from Benidorm, so it’s all good. You’ve got a world of boozer possibilities at your fingertips with typical British bars, cabaret clubs, karaoke spots, Irish pubs and rock ‘n’ roll bars… There’s no better way to understand Benidorm’s nightlife offering than by seeing it with your very own blinkers.
If you fancy stepping foot outside of Benidorm itself, there’s much to be explored. Altea is one of the cutest little villages on the White Coast, and for good reason. Quieter than booming Benidorm, Altea is filled with quaint buildings, winding streets and lovely promenades. Algar Waterfalls is located almost slap-bang in between Benidorm and Altea, and offers another natural haven. Is there anything more relaxing than the sound of a waterfall? Nope. Gaudalest is an old, historic castle atop a hill and is an iconic landmark in Costa Blanca. In 1974 it was declared a “Monument of Historical and Artistic Value”, so it’s no wonder it attracts a throng of visitors annually.
Have an adventure
We’re not all culture vultures though. Some of us like a healthy dose of adrenaline instead. Terra Mitica is without doubt the theme park to go to in the Costa Blanca to get your heart racing. With huge rides and regular pirate, giant and street performer shows happening on pretty much every corner, there won’t be a dull moment. Aqualandia is one of the largest water parks in Europe, so we reckon it would make a brilliant day trip for you and the family. With rides such as the Verti-Go!, The Rapids and even some lagoon style “natural” areas, there is a whole manner of adventures to be had.