The best things to do in Benidorm

Are you coming to Benidorm and still don’t know what to do? Here you will find the 20 plans that you can not miss in this incredible city, a guide to get the most out of a good vacation in the first city in which the use of bikinis was allowed in Spain.

We will review some typical plans such as the obligatory visits to the beach, viewpoints, skyscrapers and other lesser known to enjoy a privileged climate in the city to which we are so proud to belong.

We start with the best things to do in Benidorm.

You can mount as a base of operations to visit the city our campsite in Benidorm, we have accommodation, plots, bar, restaurant and swimming pool.

Contemplating the views from the Mediterranean Balcony

Benidorm viewpoint

The Balcony of the Mediterranean, also known as Mirador de Benidorm is the site that divides the two main beaches of Benidorm: Levante and Poniente.

This area is located in the old town of Benidorm and offers us some spectacular views The most important thing is that there are a lot of tapas bars, ask for the area “Los Vascos” and you have the afternoon done between zuritos of beer and fried fish.

Party in the Alley

The best discos and pubs in Benidorm

In the alley you can find the trendiest pubs and bars in Benidorm, such as La Posada, Happy Clinic, Manhattan, Portobello and La Sal among others. With a mostly Spanish ambience, panchangueo and commercial music predominates here. These establishments have drinks at a more affordable price than at La Playa or the discotheques on the highways. The premises close between 3 and 4 am.

But if what you want is to meet people or go out in electronic or English music clubs, we also have an article reviewing the best pubs and nightclubs in Benidorm.

Going to an amusement park

Terra Mitica flight of the phoenix

Camping Arena Blanca is located next to Aqualandia, the best water park in Spain, which has incredible slides and pools. We also have Terra Mitica, the most famous theme park in the Valencian Community.

So between one and the other you could already have 2 more days covered in your list of things to do in Benidorm.

Shopping at La Marina Shopping Center

Although officially La Marina Shopping Center is located right on the border with Finestrat, which is the town adjacent to Benidorm, you can include it in your plans because even the bus lines arrive here.

It is a good plan because in addition to having the best fashion and sports stores in Benidorm, there is also a cinema, restaurants, bowling alley with arcade machines and a children’s area with small attractions.

Go to the Benidorm cross

Benidorm Skyline
Views from the cross of Benidorm

If you have already been to Benidorm, you have probably noticed the cross that can be seen illuminated at night. It is one of the routes of the Sierra Helada and is worth the climb, as the views are among the most beautiful in Benidorm and even more so at night.

This route can be enjoyed with just a bottle of water and comfortable shoes.

Skating on the waves at Cable Ski

The famous Cable Ski is a platform in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea from which we can do an exciting and unforgettable sporting activity. Test your skills on top of the: Wakeboard, Monoski, Wakeskate, Kneeboard or Two skis. In this same site you can rent balloon rides over the sea.

The Cable Ski is located in the Rincón de Loix, on the Levante beach.

Cable Ski Benidorm

Visiting the panoramic elevator of the Gran Hotel Bali

Skyline Benidorm with Beach
Skyline of Benidorm

The Gran Hotel Bali is the 2nd highest hotel in Europe. At the time of its inauguration (May 2002) it was the tallest skyscraper in Spain. It has bars and restaurants inside, as well as a panoramic elevator (which you must ask permission to use) with beautiful views of the Benidorm skyline.

The views of the skyline of Benidorm are quite a spectacle, so if you feel like digging a little deeper, you can prepare a visit in our article with the tallest skyscrapers in Benidorm.

Go to Ozone Bowling and Festilandia arcades

Amusement machines, billiards, foosball, bowling and bar included in the most famous bowling alley in Benidorm. Next to the Ozone bowling alley is Festilandia, a mini amusement park for children in the middle of the center of Benidorm. Recommended mainly for children between 5 and 12 years old.

Ozone Bowling

Living the Benidorm’s Patron Saint Festivities

Moors and Christians Benidorm

In November this festival takes place in honor of the Virgin of Suffrage and San Jaime. It is the most important of all the festivals that take place in BenidormThe peñas, parades of floats, staging of the discovery of the Virgin on the Poniente beach, fireworks, concerts, shows and children’s activities are some of the events that you will find if you come to Benidorm during these 4 days, in addition to the party in the street.

Go to the museum of the mouth of Calvari

In the center of Benidorm we find the museum boca del Calvari, which renews the exhibitions periodically, so you can find all kinds of exhibitions.

On occasion there has been an exhibition of old photos of Benidorm that leaves you open-mouthed with the change that this city has undergone over the years.

Museo Boca del Calvari

Adventure in an Escape Room

In Escape Room Benidorm Paradox you have several challenges: The Armors and the Route. These are challenges in which we are immersed in a unique setting, from the moment you enter the establishment you are already getting into the story and challenges that will put your skills and senses to the test.

Swimming at Poniente beach

Levante Beach
Levante Beach

The beaches of Benidorm are the most famous in Spain, for their affluence and for the imposing Skyline that embraces them.

With a length of 4 km and an average width of 100 meters, this is the largest beach in Benidorm. With a recently restored promenade. At the beginning of this beach is the Port of Benidorm. This beach also has swings and Biblioplaya, open from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Visiting a town on the Costa Blanca

The Guadalest Valley

The villages around Benidorm are very nice, for example Guadalest is a pretty cool medieval fortress in the interior of the province, which transports us to the past and can be a good plan to spend the day, also has a castle.

But if you prefer the coast, Altea is one of the most beautiful villages of the Costa Blanca par excellence, with a great fishing tradition, one of the most beautiful old town and a first class gastronomic offer.

Go to Benidorm Island

Benidorm Island, also known as “the island of journalists” is located two nautical miles off the coast of Benidorm. From the port of Benidorm, the so-called golondrinas sail every hour, which are the boats that take you to the island.

Living the night of San Juan in Benidorm

On the night of San Juan, which is from June 23 to 24, the beaches of Benidorm are illuminated by the light of the bonfires and thousands of people gather on the beaches of Levante and Poniente to celebrate that by lighting the bonfires we give strength to the sun, which from these days begins to decrease its presence in the daylight hours.

It is also said that we expel evil spirits and witches with the fire of the bonfire and bathing in the sea at 24:00h.

Picnicking at a park with swings and zip lines

L'aiguera Park Benidorm
L’Aigüera Park

The park of L’Aigüera is one of the best known parks in Benidorm, with large green lawns, picnic benches, multisport court, swings and toilets.

Walking around here you will find the famous Julio Iglesias Auditorium where the Benidorm Music Festivals have been held. At the end of the park is the Town Hall of Benidorm, a building with a very peculiar design, as a curiosity, in the windows of the town hall are engraved the names of all registered in the city.

If you come with children, you can also go to the new Foietes park, which has several areas with swings, zip lines and green areas. It is also an ideal place for picnics with the kids because it has toilets.

Bathing in the Fuentes del Algar

Algar Fountains

The Fuentes del Algar are a small oasis in the middle of nature in the village of Callosa d’en Sarriá, located about 15 km from Benidorm, these natural springs in the middle of the countryside are one of the most beautiful places to bathe.

Going to a flea market

Markets in Benidorm

To soak up 100% of the life of the local people, I recommend you to visit one of the markets in Benidorm, the Rincón de Loix is one of the biggest and you can see it in action on Wednesdays and Sundays from 8:00 to 15:00.

Watch the Fallas burn

The best known and most popular festival of Valencian origin in which we say goodbye to the cold of winter and welcome spring and good weather. The burning of the fallas is the night of March 19, although all the previous week they are exposed throughout the city.

For those who do not know (there may be someone), the tradition of the Fallas is to burn papier-mâché monuments with a satirical design on current affairs (almost always politics). In this way, the old is burned to start anew with the hope of improving the situations portrayed in the failure.

See a show at the Benidorm Palace

Benidorm Palace Stunt Show

The Benidorm Palace is one of the largest nightclubs in the region that has given place to concerts of the greatest musicians of the Spanish culture. Here you can enjoy a dinner-show of all kinds of performances, such as folkloric dance, acrobatics, humorists and musicians among others.

Right next door is the Benidorm Circus, a circus with juggling shows, mime, clowns, acrobats, dancers and singers.

So far this is all about Benidorm and its surroundings, a city ready for modern life with lots of things to do and amazing places to visit, stunning beaches, a lively nightlife.

Whether you are looking for relaxation in the sun or for those who prefer a bit of action, it is clear that whoever is bored here is because they want to be.

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