Benidorm is one of Spain’s most popular holiday destinations. Located in the province of Alicante, this bustling resort city is framed by high-rise apartments, long beaches and spectacular cliffs and mountains. From watersports and hiking, to dance shows and partying, this sun-soaked city offers vacationers plenty to do year-round.
Head to the Levante beach promenade to have breakfast or simply enjoy the bustling atmosphere during a leisurely morning walk. Shop at the bazaars or climb to the Balcón del Mediterráneo for spectacular views over the Mediterranean Sea.Cool off with a swim in the sea or set out on a kayaking or catamaran tour, departing from the Levante and Poniente beachfronts. Join a scuba-diving trip to nearby Benidorm Island to see protected marine species in their natural habitat.
Benidorm offers plenty of land-based sports as well. Join a volleyball team on the beach, learn how to master boules, or play golf or tennis at the local sports pavilion. Hike or cycle through the Sierra Helada national park to see the impressive Puig Campana mountain.
Spend a day at the Terra Natura animal sanctuary, home to creatures from 200 species. Families will also love Benidorm’s waterparks with fun rides and slides.
Attend a gala dinner and show in a restaurant, enjoy adult entertainment in cabaret bars later at night or dance until dawn in one of the nightclubs with young partygoers from all over Europe.
Most apartments and hotels are located within a short distance from Benidorm’s beach, so it’s easy to explore the city on foot or by rented Segway. To see other coastal towns in the region, take public transport or rent a car and visit nearby Calpe, Altea and Villajoyosa. Hike along the beach, see historic landmarks, shop for crafts and tour a chocolate museum. Order typical Spanish sangria with your tapas and don’t leave before tasting the San Blas cake, another Costa Blanca specialty!