The famous Costa Blanca seaside resort of Benidorm has been popular with holidaymakers for decades.
Once a sleepy fishing village, it has developed into one of the top holiday destinations in the Mediterranean area and is easily reached via Alicante-Elche Airport.
The town has plenty of entertainment for all ages, including water parks and beaches, golf courses and animal zoos, as well as a vibrant nightlife.
Top leisure activities to enjoy in Benidorm…
Relaxing by the Sea
The town has two outstanding beaches. Poniente is located just south of the town, a huge golden sand crescent with a promenade filled with shops and bars, cafés and restaurants. Its informal, laidback vibe is perfect for families.
Levante is the more lively beach, found further north. Alongside its many bars, there are facilities such as rafts, slides and diving boards, while watersports activities offered include paragliding, jet skiing and water skiing.
Staying Cool at a Water Park
Benidorm is home to some of the Costa Blanca’s finest water parks – the perfect fun way to keep cool during the long hot Mediterranean summer. Aqualandia has over 20 rides and plenty of wet and wild fun for all the family, from the adrenaline pumping Splash to gentle bathing in the Lagoon. Aqua Natura offers the entire spectrum of water-based entertainment, including hundreds of metres of high-speed water slides, diving into the exciting underwater world of majestic sharks, rays and shoals of fish, and relaxing with some soothing hydrotherapy.
Visiting a Theme Park
Terra Mitica is one of the largest theme and adventure parks in Europe, offering thrilling rides and a wide range of entertainment and comedy for all the family. There are five themed areas – Egypt, Greece, Rome, Iberia and the Islands. Discover how the myths and legends of ancient civilisations become an exciting reality right before your eyes, with a fabulous mix of spectacular shows and heart-stopping rides.
If you are a golf lover, Benidorm has plenty to offer – in fact, with four golf courses in and around the town, you will be spoilt for choice.
Meeting the Animals
Terra Natura has a wonderful zoological collection spread over 320,000 square metres – the ideal family day trip. You even have the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the animals.
MundoMar focuses on marine life and exotic birds, with dolphins, sea lions, parrots and a giant aquarium.
Walking into the Old Town
Benidorm has a busy historic quarter that is packed with quaint architecture, narrow winding streets and cobbled plazas, including the picturesque Santa Ana, Castelar and Castell, all of which have fantastic views over the town and sea. Why not enjoy a day away from the beach to explore what the Old Town has to offer, perhaps buying a few souvenirs while you’re there?
Enjoying the Nightlife
In the evening, Benidorm comes alive with a vibrant nightlife scene and a vast array of venues for all tastes. From classy cocktail bars to friendly Irish pubs… and cabaret with live shows to dancing the evening away at a DJ nightclub. Benidorm won’t disappoint: it is, justifiably, dubbed one of the entertainment capitals of the Mediterranean.