If you were to think of the most representative tourist spots in Benidorm, you'd think of the boardwalks on the beach, but the Benidorm lookout point would probably be the most representative of all. It’s in the old quarters, after going through the gate, at the Balcony of the Mediterranean.
It’s an old fortress located on the great rock that separates the two beaches, and was once used as a watch tower to look out for possible pirate attacks. Today, its white ruins and viewpoint have become the classic image of the town of Benidorm.
Levante beach is 3 km long and the center of activity in Benidorm, ideal for spending a day on the beach without any worries. It starts at Loix and ends at the Mirador (viewpoint).
Poniente beach is 4 km long and is an extension of gold-colored sand. Thanks to their southern orientation, the two beaches remain clean. Year after year, they receive the prestigious Blue Flag from the European Union for the quality of services offered and the quality of the water. Poniente beach now has a boardwalk and several nice lookout points. It starts in Elche and ends at Tossal’s Virgin of the Sea Hermitage.
At dawn and sunset, the views from the beach are really nice and then the city lights up with its party atmosphere.
This beach is 3300 meters long and the wider of Benidorm’s two main beaches. On one end you have La Cala and the on the other, the marina. A few years back they opened a beachside promenade that’s designed to mimic the look of the waves with its white plaster and blue tiles.
Turning downwards at 100 km per hour is one of the experiences at this theme park that will send chills through your body. Tizona makes your adrenalin rush in just 35 seconds with its drops and peaks, 360 degree loops and corkscrew turns. Magnus Colossus is the longest Russian wooden mountain in Europe. In addition the attractions, it's one of the most beautiful parks I've ever seen. Everything is very original.
The adventure started in Benidorm, right at the port in Poniente…that’s where you embark on the boats to Benidorm island. You can take the trip during the morning or afternoon. You’ll feel like a fish in water, traveling at sea, as you lose yourself around the tiny island.
The experience is worth it!
Benidorm is a beautiful town with its beaches and spectacular skyscrapers, but you can also have fun visiting the theme parks. One of them is Terra Natura, a paradise for animal lovers. The park is divided into four sections: Pangaea, Europe, Asia and America.
It’s an interesting park because you hardly feel like there are barriers between you and the animals. Some barriers are simply (reinforced) glass, and the feeling of seeing the animals just one meter away from you is pretty interesting. You ask yourself, but what if they wake up? Is the glass really strong enough? These barriers make this park so special.
The park is open from 10am to 8pm and it closes at 9pm in August. You can get there by bus, which takes off from Benidorm and costs 1 euro. You can also go via car, as they have a parking lot.
This is a view that very few tourists know. From this cross in Serra Gelada, you have amazing panoramic views of all of Benidorm. On the way up, you pass by many chalets including a famous pink one that has been featured in several Spanish movies.
Truth be told, it’s not easy to reach; but, you can ask some of the shop or bar owners in the area around Rincón de Loix and they can show you how to get there.
I recommend this place for all those who visit Benidorm in summertime, especially those with children. It’s a water park with a good selection of rides and activities ranging from fun things for little children to adrenaline-pumping rides for older, more daring visitors.
It’s a fun place and a good way to cool off during summer. The park also has some shops where you can get just about anything you need. The bathrooms, showers, and changing rooms are very clean and there are 3 restaurants in the park where you can eat. It’s not too expensive either. If you prefer, you can also bring a picnic lunch and eat out on one of the outdoor tables.
I’ll also mention that you can get discount tickets (sometimes even 2-for-1) at the local gas stations and at the Drunni perfume shop.
I hope I’ve been of help and that you have a great time!
Night view of the beach in Benidorm. A touristy place well worth visiting for its atmosphere and extraordinary climate. It is very difficult to get bored in Benidorm, both during the day and at night. I had a great time here.
Mas Pas is an urban beach. It’s located in front of Benidorm, below the church and the its famous viewpoint.
It’s a 120 meter long by 75 meter wide beach. From the beach you can access the lookout point via a stairway with a chain handrail. These chains are now full of padlocks, like in other parts of the world. No one knowns who started the tradition, but now all the padlocks represent tests of love and no chain link remains without a padlock.
We went to Mundomar (translation: SeaWorld) one Sunday and left absolutely impressed. We had never seen anything like it before. I want to highlight the kindness, respect, and care that each and every one of the workers displayed for the animals. They tried to capture the visitor’s attention in the shows, talking about the unique characteristics of each animal, how they live, and how the workers design their habitats to keep the animals safe. They put on grand shows which display the intelligence of the different animals.
They specialize in marine animals like dolphins, sea lions, penguins, etc. They also give you the chance to interact with them, feeding them, taking pictures, or just observing them after the shows. I highly recommend this place, especially if you have kids. They’ll love it!
We spent one night at the Benidorm Palace with family and had a good-value dinner and a really great show which is honestly up to the standards of the ones I saw in Paris a couple of years ago.
I went with my daughter who also liked the show and dinner. The dinner has several courses; we started with a really good creamed soup, then a plate of foie gras, and "salmon pudding." Then, the steak came out and it was just perfect. We finished things off with cava and ice cream. As I said, fantastic!
Tickets to Benidorm Palace come with a 50% discount for the Benidorm Circus, which I also really enjoyed. I even have a bunch of pictures with me and the clowns!
I never had a chance, until my last trip to the area, to see Benidorm from a different perspective. It’s beautiful from the sea or from the top of a hill. All you have to do is move out of the center of this peculiar city and enjoy it from afar, as it well deserves. It’s like when you visit New York and cross the Brooklyn Bridge for a different view.
It is something I wish I had done before. The crowds, noise, people, tourists, sun, sand, heat and partying become beauty, in contrast and in surprise. And in the eyes of a photographer, it becomes delicious prey that needs to be caught as soon as possible.
What I liked was having a clear view of the maritime nature of Benidorm. The boats passed by the corridor. It is a viewpoint somewhat dilapidated but its charm lay their age. Also, it was a stormy day so the natural views were even better.
Grab your hat, protect your shoulders and face with a good sun cream, and you're ready to explore the Foietes de Benidorm flea market. For me, it's the best of the 3 that are in the city.
The variety of posts is huge and the prices are pretty good. This year, we found some real bargains.
Don't miss the part of the market with fruit and vegetables; it's great and you can even buy some refreshing watermelon, pineapple, or melon and enjoy a snack as you peruse the posts.
The flea market takes place on Wednesday mornings until 14:00.
Benidorm’s Paseo de Poniente was opened in September last year. It replaced an old walk that detracted much from the beautiful beach that is Playa de Poniente.
The walk mimics ocean waves coming in and out, in white and with tiles that change color throughout their entire length. It is full of plants and is a delight to wander around looking the sea. They need to finish another part of the beach but that is another story
Popularly known as “La Calle del Coño,” this street in Benidorm crosses the historic neighborhood and is full of bars, shops, restaurants, and, above all, people.
It’s a meeting place for people from the area who come to downtown Benidorm to have fun, eat out, and chat.
There’s an incredible variety of restaurants and cafes and it’s full 24 hours a day.
My soul needs my body to contain me and to rest and stop in its right place. It lived and learned so much over the years that I need to process it in the solitude of my self. It took me a few days to find it. No technological connections. With love as all there is.
What are the best things to see in Benidorm? The city, in the province of Alicante, is internationally known for its beaches, but the supply of things to do in Benidorm includes much more than sun and beach tourism. If you want to keep busy on holiday, you'll find plenty of Benidorm activities, from water sports to walking in the mountains, playing golf, or visiting the ruins of nearby villages.
Among all the places to visit in Benidorm, the most famous are of course the three beaches where you can enjoy a good swim. The crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean make swimming or water sports some of the most popular stuff to do in Benidorm. Near the beaches, you can find the Isla de Benidorm or Journalists Island, a small island off the coast of the city. But this is not the only island among the list of Benidorm attractions. Mitjana Island is also close to the city.
If you're looking beyond the beaches as you make your list of what to do in Benidorm, the Sierra Helada, a series of hills and mountains surrounding the city, offers several interesting places to visit. One is Torre Punta del Cavallo, declared to be of cultural interest. The other is Creu, a cross and viewpoint from which one has the best views of Benidorm.
There are plenty of child-friendly attractions in Benidorm too, like the water park, bowling alley, or one of the many arcades.
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