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Things to do in Benidorm

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Benidorm Attractions and things to do in Benidorm

Benidorm is the most famous of Costa Blanca’s resorts and is protected by the winds from three mountain ranges. It features two famous fantastic golden sand beaches: the Playa de Levante (Sunrise Beach) with a broad promenade and the Playa de Poniente (Sunset Beach). As for the nightlife, you won’t be disappointed since Benidorm is full of every kind of bars and clubs. Benidorm (often referred to as Blackpool with sunshine) has rows of shops selling beach buckets and flip-flops along its sea front and is a child’s dream with its 3 mile stretch of white sandy beach

Days can be filled either on the beaches or if you’re into waterparks then you’ll be spoilt for choice with the Aqualandia and the Aqua Natura offering rides to frill all ages. Theme parks are also on hand with Terra Mitica being the largest in the area. Some call Benidorm the “Marmite resort” as you’ll either love it or hate it with other’s referring it to “Blackpool but with sunshine”. Whatever your thoughts are a Benidorm adults only holiday is hard to beat if you’re looking for a fun filled grown up holiday closer to home.

Shopping

Shopping in Benidorm can be an exhilarating experience. The amazing variety which a tourist can shop in the Town Center from gold to clothes, bags, shoes and gizmos and gifts. There are specialty shops selling football gear, crystal, artwork, personalized teddy bears, designer lingerie, wines, candy and chocolates too.

Nightlife

Benidorm has a vibrant nightlife. From awesome and raunchy shows and cabarets, to a lively bar scene and clubbing and discos, Benidorm has everything. For a Las Vegas style of shows and entertainment The Benidorm Palace must be visited. Carriages, Jokers, Valentine’s, Chaplin’s, Ritch Bitch, and Molino are other places to watch shows. Casino Mediterraneo has French roulette and slot machines for some low stakes and high entertainment.

Head to the beach

Benidorm is considered as the Mecca of beach and water activities. It has two beaches; the Playa de Poniente and the Playa de Levante which are together about 5 km long.

Attractions

A tourist is spoilt for choice when it comes to activities in Benidorm. For those who are energetic and adventurous, a tourist registering with Marco Polo Expeditions can experience sailing, moonlight safaris, diving, jeep safaris and biking. Those interested in golf can visit the golf courses in Costa Blanca near Benidorm. Boat rides to Calpe and submarine trip to Benidorm Island are other suggested activities.


Aqualandia Water park Aqualandia is a water park with loads of different attractions for all the family. Slides of all shapes and sizes, children’s areas, swimming pools and landscaped gardens for relaxation all await you. At Aqualandia everything is possible at a water park that is one of its kind in Europe. The whole family will have a great day out; the young will love its gravity-defying rides and children will have the time of their lives with the many attractions designed especially for the, even for the very smallest. Parents can spend an unforgettable day watching their kids having a whale of a time in the children’s’ area. Some of the main attractions you’ll find at Aqualandia include the Wave Pool where you can enjoy a day at the beach without having to leave the park, the Kamikaze, twin slides only for the brave, where you can race your rival in an epic battle to the last, and the Big Bang whose name says it all. Are you going to have a go? Other attractions include the Splash, the Black Hole, the Rapids and the Activity Pool for you have a great day out at Aqualandia with your friends or family this summer. And if you need a rest after all this excitement, then you can put your feet up in the shade of a sun umbrella and enjoy our beautiful gardens. Need a nibble? Then you’ll be spoilt for choice by the park’s wide variety of restaurants and snack bars. Dare to try the unknown at Aqualandia. Click on the name to see more details and pictures of the Aqualandia


Mundomar Park Have a sensational day at Mundomar and enjoy its great shows where you can see dolphins, sea lions and penguins. A simple stroll around this park will feel like a great adventure –the cheeky monkeys are sure to steal a smile from young and old alike. And then you’ll laugh out loud at the Sea Lion show at the same time as you learn and have fun in a marine environment. Both old and young will have a whale of a time. Then at the parrot show, not only will you get to see a wide variety of exotic birds; you will also discover fun-filled world of adventure where the evil Captain forces Peter Parrot leave the island where he has always lived. You’ll get to meet and interact with our clever dolphins and learn about penguins and sea lions while you feed them. There’s always something to see and do at Mundomar. There is also a wide variety of restaurants and snack bars and remember that you can also bring your own food. At Mundomar, you don’t have to adapt to our requirements, we adapt to yours.


Algar falls Let the soothing sounds of roaring waterfalls relax your mind and body by spending the day at Algar falls. Just outside of Benidorm, in Callosa d'en Sarrià, take an excursion to an inland paradise and get a dose of nature's finest. Leave the rolling waves of the sea behind for a day, and head inland to see a fun and unique environment. As you make your way to Algar waterfalls, prepare for a day of fun and excitement in a natural playground. Cascading out of rusty red rocky outcroppings and surrounded by vibrant green forest, the Algar waterfalls are a beautiful sight. Spilling into intimate natural pools of clear freshwater, take a refreshing dip and wash away the worries for a day. Meander along a series of raised walkways, as you make your way along the river's bank and in and amongst the falls to admire the vibrant and brightly coloured indigenous flora and fauna. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a barbecue under the warm Spanish sun. If you'd prefer to leave the cooking to someone else, enjoy a meal at any of the five delicious onsite restaurants. Head back for another round of splashing in the delightful waters, then tip back a refreshing beverage at the bar before you make your return. A day full of nature's bounty awaits you at the Algar waterfalls, so grab your swimsuit and towel and prepare to be enlivened in this pristine setting.


Mini cruise to Calpe Spend an idyllic day at sea travelling along the coastline towards the charming resort of Calpe. After leaving the port of Benidorm the Sea World will set sail for Calpe, passing the stunning cliffs of Sierra Helada, the bays of Altea and Albir with their dazzling white sugar cube houses and breathtakingly beautiful coves and beaches. Then on arrival at Calpe, we'll disembark at the main port near the impressive Penyal d'Ifach you'll have plenty of time to explore this elegant town with its pristine beaches, great shopping and massive variety of fish and shellfish restaurants. Start or opening time: 11.30 am from the port of Benidorm. End/closing time: 4.30pm from the port of Calpe sailing back to Benidorm to arrive around 5:30pm.


Benidorm Palace show The night puts on its party clothes at the Benidorm Palace. Vedettes, dance, magic and different shows all make for an evening you won’t forget. Benidorm Palace has been bringing its magical live shows to audiences night after night for over thirty years now. The venue and shows make it an ideal setting for all your celebrations. You will enjoy top class entertainment accompanied by the rhythms of the New Bambú Orchestra. The facilities are adapted for all types of events including business conventions, presentations of products, end of course celebrations and above all types of congresses with practically unlimited capacity. The Benidorm Palace has hosted some of the best shows in Europe including Miss Spain, the European Arts Forum and dozens of congresses. Some of the international stars that have performed at this iconic venue with seating for 1,500 include Julio Iglesias, Rudolf Nureyev and Lola Flores. You will be thrilled by the show-stopping performances of our team of international artistes including dancers, acrobats and magicians. The perfect setting for an unforgettable evening packed with magic and glamour.


Terra Natura Benidorm Terra Natura is a combination of nature, culture, leisure and show business in a single park. The 320,000 square metres of the Benidorm park are divided into four themed areas: Pangea, the entrance to the park, America and Asia. At Terra Natura Benidorm you will able to observe more than 1,500 animals from 200 different species, 50 of which are in serious danger of extinction, and over 2,500 specimens of more than 160 species of trees, shrubs and ground cover plants. The wide variety of entertainment and adventure activities make for a great day out for all the family in a natural setting. You will be fascinated at feeding time as you watch the voracity of wild animals devouring their prey. Want more thrills? Why not try the Bird of Prey Challenge? A spectacular 400m zip wire and soar above the elephant enclosure enjoying bird’s eye views over the park before an thrilling 50km/h descent. All this excitement is bound to give you a healthy appetite and you’ll be spoilt for choice by the park’s wide variety of restaurants and snack bars.


Benidorm Circus Prepare for an enchanting evening of mind-bending magic, incredible acrobats and hilarious clowns, all under the famous Big Top roof of Benidorm Circus! Be dazzled by the colourful costumes and marvel at the talent, creativity and flexibility of the performers during this action-packed show that is sure to be a hit with the whole family. At Benidorm Circus the focus is entirely on the incredible feats of body and mind that our team of highly trained performers is able to accomplish. Gone are the outdated days when captured animals were forced to parade for the audience and a refreshing wave of new ideas has been welcomed with open arms. Inspired by the masters of the Cirque du Soleil and the brilliant performers of the Orient, you will be dazzled by trapeze artists, contortionists, acrobats, jugglers, magicians and many, many more. All the action is set to a live band that will skilfully link the action to a background of rock, opera, ballet and street music to create a truly spectacular experience. All the performers you will see come from a background in the best circus attractions in the world so get ready to be enthralled by the unforgettable show that you are about to witness. Start or opening time: 6.pm Saturdays.


Terra Mitica The park Terra Mitica is simply spectacular. Discover all that is hidden on the Mediterranean, thousands of years converted into moments of fun, emotion and adrenalin. Have you seen the faces of your children when you upload them to an attraction and you share those feelings? They are priceless, right? Listen to their laughter and forget everything else. Fun is not a matter of age but of desire. You know what is adrenaline? Needless makes you. The important thing is to know that here are so many attractions that you will run out of breathe, so I take a breath. Do you accept the challenge Titánide an inverted coaster that reaches a speed of 100 kilometres per hour between vertical and horizontal spectacular spins 360 degrees, and dizzying descents from 31 meters high? Terra Mitica is a proposal for family holidays, children will feel like a fish in water, because we have attractions designed especially for them, even for children. In both up and down is up an appetite, we guarantee. Nothing, Lets Eat! You will know if you want a burger or steak, wine or a soft drink. No matter what you order, in restaurants and put there what you ask for your stomach. Come and enjoy an exciting day unabated.


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