The unrivalled amount of wonderful sights and exciting activities on offer in Benidorm will wreak havoc on any plans you had to simply relax by the pool all day. Instead, you’ll be booking tickets to top-rated attractions, researching the best hiking routes, and wishing your holiday never ends. All ages are guaranteed to find something to suit their tastes, the hard part is choosing which activity to do first!
There are two major beaches in Benidorm: Levante Beach and Poniente Beach, both of which are Blue Flag accredited and boast wide swathes of golden sands which bank into the beautiful blue waters of the Mediterranean.
Levante beach is renowned for its cleanliness and excellent positioning to Benidorm town. With a plethora of bars, restaurants and shops just a stroll away, sunbeds for hire and just minutes away from many hotels and apartment blocks, Levante’s 2 km of sand is a hot favourite for holidaymakers.
Further down the coast is Poniente beach. Raked each night, Poniente’s 3 km stretch of sand is pristine and golden, and is favoured as much by the Spanish locals as by tourists. Closer to the Old Town than the main centre of Benidorm, Poniente has a newly-built promenade and a nearby marina with charming cafes, perfect to while away the dusky hours as the sun is setting.
If you want to escape the hustle and bustle that comes with Benidorm’s most popular resorts, keep heading along the coast and you’ll find yourself discovering horseshoe bays and smugglers coves like Mal Pas Cove, La Almadraba and Cala Tio Ximo.
For those who need a little more action on their holidays, Benidorm has a vast stock of watersports and activities that will get pulses racing. For instance, taking to the waves in a kayak or jet ski. However, the warm Mediterranean waters are also the perfect place to try your hand at scuba diving or snorkelling – Cala Tio Ximo, in particular, is a known snorkeller’s paradise.
For something a little different, why not take a boat trip (underwater or otherwise) from the Old Town, along Levante Beach and then out to La Isla. The little islet, which sits a short journey offshore, has a nature reserve that is known for its peacocks. This recognisable island is also known as Benidorm Rock and Peacock Island and makes for a fun-filled day out, with amazing views of the Benidorm skyline and the impressive Puig Campana mountain.
Benidorm may be a great place to relax, but it’s an even better place to get active and have an adventure! Just remember to take a break between hiking and cycling around the Serra Gelada Natural Park, playing golf at one of the town’s three courses, zooming around a course in a go-kart, getting involved in beach sports, and trying all the other exciting activities the town has to offer.
Swap two feet for four wheels to experience some off-road excitement in a 4×4 Jeep. These types of tours can take you through mountains and valleys, forgotten villages, deep canyons and more, with knowledgeable guides sharing interesting facts and stories along the way.
Benidorm is home to a number of waterparks, animal parks and theme parks, making it a great holiday destination for families as well as adrenaline junkies. In total, there are six of these amusement parks for holidaymakers to choose from – that’s almost one for every day of the week!
Holidaymakers can explore Benidorm’s Old Town to browse everything from designer clothing to electronics, or look out for a bargain at one of the two well-established markets on the outskirts. After all, no holiday is complete without a souvenir!
With an impressive calendar of events dotted about the entire year, your holiday is likely to coincide with something! Travellers should also be sure to enjoy a world-class show at Benidorm Palace or visit Benidorm Circus during the summer months.