With its Spanish vibe, Miami like sights and Mediterranean zeal. No wonder, Benidorm is the hot favourite beach destination.
So what are the things to do in Benidorm…?
If the sounds of the city’s thriving atmosphere is tempting, then check out all the things to do for adults in Benidorm! Enjoy hiking, water sports, walking between the beaches, attending Spanish festivals or indulging in shopping.
Walk to remember between the Benidorm beaches
A stroll on the Playa de Levante and Playa de Poniente beach will certainly have you embarking on a surreal experience. You can easily walk from one beach to the other with an in between stop at the legendary Balcon del Mediterraneo, which separates the two beaches.
Benidorm Stag Dos
Benidorm’s nightlife is on par with any other European city! Activities like bar crawling is GREAT fun for stags who visit the resort to spend their last nights as a free man!
There are many organizers who conduct drinking activities for stags. Some even include dinner, and some will make sure you get entry to nightclubs and lap dancing clubs with sheer ease.
Hiking in Sierra Helada
300-meters of golden cliffs and a natural park spread around over 5,600 hectares rising magnificently behind the Mediterranean… Sierra Helada is certainly a thrilling experience. Although this hike is a truly exquisite journey, this isn’t for the faint hearted. We advise to lay off those beers and choccys the night before as it’s a 4-5 hour trek!
Our suggestion: Hike till the Albir lighthouse, and if possible to the point of Punta del Cavallo… breath-taking!
Rejoicing in Benidorm Old Town
Step back in time to the bygone era of old-style Spain and visit the charismatic Old Town. With plenty to do, the town is famous for tapas, bars, shopping, nightlife and vintage ambience. Amidst its cobbled, narrow streets and traditional squares, Old town is soaked in Spanish charm and hospitality.
Benidorm Cross and British Quarters
Stoll across the popular Levante beach where you’ll be able to go up to the famous Benidorm Cross and watch the mesmersing sun set. Then why not head towards the lively British Quarter and watch the city really come alive.
The place has some of the best bars with karaoke, discos, tribute bands, live music, country and western and musicals performed around.
Sunset at Tossal De La Cala
It’s imagery in motion! The sunset at Tossal is an overwhelming and captivating view with the changing hues of the sky and sun. The place is also an archeological area with an alluring historical story to tell.
Previously a Roman garrison, the lofty scenic view of Tossal takes your breath away at first sight. So, do keep it in your list of things to do in Benidorm.
Shopping in Benidorm
Did someone mention…. Shoes!? Well it would be rude not to indulge into a bit of shopping. Pay a visit to the La Marina indoor shopping centre the shopping paradise has all sorts of chic stores and high-end brands including H&M, Guess, Zara, C&A, Mango, and many others.
Or enjoy a bit of hustle and bustle with the Benidorm markets which are usually held on Wednesdays and Sunday.
Savouring the ‘Paella’ and other traditional food.
Don’t miss relishing on Alicante cuisine from your things to do in Benidorm. Paella, the most famous of the rice dishes, is made with authentic Alicante rice here accompanied by fresh fish from the coast!
Mini pizzas, Coca, Puchero, early-winter stew and Espencat made with aubergines, tomatoes and other vegetables are a must as well!
For Your Information: Restaurants near Poniente Beach and New Town serve the best Paellas.
All decked-up for Benidorm Palace
Watching a show in Benidorm Palace is an experience of a lifetime – a must to do thing for adults here. The dinner and show is known as the Spanish Moulin Rouge… ooh, la, la!
Expect cabaret performances and flamenco dancing along with delectable delicacies. Put on your glad rags, this is your chance to dress to impress!
Major Attraction: On Sundays, there is a special show dedicated to Elvis. Address: Av. Dr. Severo Ochoa, 13, 03503 Benidorm, Alicante, Spain
Attend fiesta in San Jaime y Santa AnaIglesia
Visit Benidorm in December to embrace the magnificent Iglesia de San Jaime y Santa AnaIglesia. The beautiful church in Old town is a must visit for various reasons.
Firstly, its architectural neoclassicism style from the era of 1700’s. Second, the wall installations and delicate paintings. Third, the warmth and tranquility on offer. Light a candle here to embrace the beauty and serenity.
Activity to do: Trek a bit uphill to see the church. It’s mesmerizing. Address: laza Castelar, 1, 03501 Benidorm, Alicante, Spain
Benidorm theme parks
Terra Mitica features some of the best rides in Europe. Do you dare to ride? Go for the Synkope disc, swaying at 90km/hour at 120º angle and up in the air by 35 meters, or take the Inferno where you can spin like a ball at the speed of 60km an hour or ride upside-down. You may even choose inverted rollercoaster, fondly named Titanide.
Interested in theme parks! Aqualandia, Terra Natura, Mundomar are also worth visiting especially with kids. Don’t worry parents you never need not worry as there’s plenty of things to do in Benidorm with kids!