Have you never spent your holidays in Benidorm? Here’s your guide to a holiday in Benidorm. With its beautiful beaches, vibrant nightlife and wide variety of activities, Benidorm offers something for everyone. Follow this guide to make the most of your time in our charming seaside town – you’re sure to discover places you didn’t know about!
10 tips to enjoy a holiday in Benidorm
Explore the beaches
Benidorm is known for its stunning sandy beaches. Two of the most popular are Playa de Levante and Playa de Poniente. Both offer crystal clear waters, sun lounger and parasol rental services, and a host of restaurants and bars nearby. Enjoy a relaxing day in the Mediterranean sun, take a refreshing dip in the sea or take part in water sports such as water skiing or parasailing. Without a doubt, there are beaches on the Costa Blanca that are not to be missed.
Visit the old town
Benidorm’s old town, also known as the ‘Castle Quarter’, is a charming place to explore. Its narrow cobbled streets are lined with boutique shops, restaurants and traditional bars. Head to the Church Square to enjoy the historic architecture and have a drink on one of the outdoor terraces. Don’t miss the Balcon del Mediterraneo viewpoint, where you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the coastline.
Discover l’Aigüera Park
This beautiful park is a green oasis in the middle of the city. It has well-kept gardens, children’s play areas, an outdoor amphitheatre and a dancing water fountain. It is a perfect place to take a relaxing stroll, have a picnic or just enjoy the peaceful surroundings. In addition, during the summer, the park hosts concerts and cultural events.
Have fun in the theme parks
Benidorm is home to several exciting theme parks. Terra Mitica is an amusement park offering roller coasters, live shows and rides for all ages. Aqualandia is a water park with slides, pools and relaxation areas. Mundomar is a marine park where you can enjoy shows with dolphins, sea lions and exotic birds. Visiting these theme parks is an excellent option for a fun day out with family or friends.
Explore the surrounding nature
Benidorm is surrounded by stunning natural landscapes. A short drive away, you can visit the Sierra Helada Natural Park, a perfect place for hiking and enjoying panoramic views of the sea. You can also take excursions to Benidorm Island or the Serra Gelada Natural Park to enjoy the natural beauty and explore the local flora and fauna.
Enjoy the nightlife
Benidorm is famous for its lively nightlife. The main avenue, known as the “zona guiri” or “zona de marcha”, is lined with bars, discos and pubs offering entertainment until the early hours of the morning. You can enjoy live music, cabaret shows and a wide variety of music to suit all tastes. Some highlights include the famous Benidorm Palace, known for its music and dance shows, and KM Playa, a popular beach club where you can dance to electronic music and enjoy refreshing cocktails.
Taste the local gastronomy
During your holidays in Benidorm, you can’t miss out on the delicious local gastronomy. The town has a wide range of restaurants offering traditional Spanish dishes, fresh seafood and international cuisine. Be sure to try typical dishes such as paella, arroz a banda, calamares a la romana and a variety of tapas. You can also enjoy dinner at a beach bar, where you can savour fresh fish while enjoying the sea views. Don’t forget that in our hotel you have a Mediterranean cuisine restaurant to discover the best of the area.
Go on excursions nearby
If you want to explore beyond Benidorm, there are various excursions and activities you can do in the area. You can visit the charming town of Altea, known for its cobbled streets, whitewashed houses and panoramic views from its old town. You can also take a trip to Guadalest, a picturesque medieval village built on top of a mountain, with stunning views and a ruined castle that is well worth a visit. Another option is to visit the city of Alicante, which offers a combination of history, beaches and lively nightlife.
Relax with a good massage
Benidorm has a variety of spas and spas where you can relax and rejuvenate. Hotel Don Pancho offers different massage experiences as well as wellness treatments. It’s the perfect way to pamper yourself during your holiday and recharge your batteries.
Shopping and markets
If you love shopping, Benidorm offers a wide variety of options. You can visit shopping centres such as La Marina, where you will find a wide selection of shops and boutiques. In addition, you can explore the local markets, such as the Municipal Market, where you can buy fresh produce such as fruit, vegetables and seafood, as well as souvenirs and local crafts.