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 and is easily reached via Alicante 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 things to do in Benidorm include:
- Relaxing on the beach
There are two fabulous beaches in Benidorm. Poniente Beach is located just south of the town, a huge golden sand crescent with a promenade filled with shops and bars, cafes and restaurants.
The informal, laid back vibe is perfect for families. Levante Beach 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.
- Visiting a water park
Benidorm is home to some of the Costa Blanca’s best 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 a Lagoon. Aqua Natura offers the entire spectrum of water based entertainment, from hundreds of metres of high speed water slides, to diving into the exciting underwater world of majestic sharks, rays and shoals of fish, to relaxing with some soothing hydrotherapy.
- Visiting a Theme Park
Terra Mitica Theme and Adventure Park is one of the largest in Europe, offering thrilling rides and a wide range of entertainment and comedy for all the family. There are 5 themed areas – Egypt, Greece, Rome, Iberia and the Islands. Discover the myths and legends of ancient civilisations become an exciting reality right before your very eyes, with a fabulous mix of spectacular shows and heart stopping rides.
- Playing golf
If you’re a golf lover, Benidorm has plenty to offer – in fact, with 4 golf courses in and around the town, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
- Meet the animals
Animal attractions in Benidorm focus around two locations: Terra Natura and Mundomar. Terra Natura has a wonderful zoological collection spread over 320,000 square metres – the perfect day trip for the family. You even get 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 all being popular destinations.
- A walk into the Old Town
Benidorm has a busy historic quarter that it packed with quaint architecture, narrow winding streets and cobbled plazas including the picturesque Santa Ana, Castelar and Castell plazas, all of which have fantastic views over the town and sea. Why not have a day away from the beach to explore what the Old Town has to offer, perhaps buying a few souvenirs while you’re there?
- Enjoy the nightlife
At night, 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, cabaret with live shows or dancing the night away at a DJ club night, Benidorm won’t disappoint. No wonder it’s dubbed one of the entertainment capitals of the Mediterranean.