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8 Intriguing, Stimulating & Impressive Things to Do in Benidorm

A seaside resort, with bustling fun-filled streets, soaring skyscrapers, and a charming Spanish village! This multi-faceted city, located on the eastern coast of Spain, and part of the world-famous Costa Blanca, is almost an enigma to those that have never visited.

Once a tiny fishing village in the early 1960s, Benidorm is now widely popular for its many sights, sounds and cultural activities on offer. It presents a wealth of different adventures for a vast array of interests. That said, and in order to help you take proper advantage and fully encompass what Benidorm has to offer, we have listed our top things to do in this spectacular seaside location:

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1. Theme and Natural Parks

Whether you are spending time with your family and friends, or you simply want to feed adrenaline to your inner kid, Benidorm’s theme parks are the perfect place to enjoy hours of exhilarating fun. The ancient Rome, Greece, and Egypt-themed Terra Mitica has rides that excite and definitely terrify, while the Terra Natura houses animals, exhibitions, and entertaining shows. In-between deciding on your favourite thrill you can take a relaxing stroll and learn more about the flora and fauna being cared for in Terra Natura.


2. Make a Splash in the Large Wave Pools of Benidorm’s Water Park

Benidorm’s all year round warm and sunny climate makes it the perfect location for water parks. The two major water parks, Aqua Natura and Aqualandia, both boast enormous areas filled with wave pools, water chutes, long water slides and even hydrotherapy spas! Aqualandia also houses a terrifying 22-meter vertical drop water slide, for those who are seeking an excellent way to scare the living daylights out of a loved one.



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3. Hike the Winding Trail for a Grand View of the Entire City

If you enjoy a good stroll, then La Cruz de Benidorm is one to conquer. A series of winding steps—300 in total—lead up to a beautiful vantage point of the city and its surrounding areas. The hike may take about more than an hour, and it can get pretty challenging on a hot day (take water, sunscreen, and sun protection), but the breathtaking view of the city and its gorgeous coastline is a prize in its own. And you will have to reward yourself with a large delicious lunch.


4. Some of the Coast’s Finest Beaches

Benidorm has about 4 miles (6.44 km) of beaches, with Levante and Poniente being the largest. Here, one can swim in the clear waters, bask in the warm sun, and lounge on soft, clean sand. The wide shores offer plenty of restaurants, bars, and cafes with a ridiculously large array of culinary options. Benidorm’s large beaches also offer a wealth of water sports including diving, parasailing, cable skiing, and water skiing.




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5. Snorkelling or Scuba Diving in the Mediterranean Waters

For those who like to explore the marine life, there are a number of establishments with snorkelling and scuba diving gear which you can rent or purchase. Most offer lessons or guides for those without prior experience in scuba diving. You will then be treated to the sight of incredible sea life, and experience swimming alongside various fish, eels, and lobsters.


6. A Fun Evening in the City’s Entertaining Clubs

Benidorm is widely known for is its vibrant nightlife, and the city’s comedy clubs are an excellent place to begin. They feature live acts that will have you crying with laughter and often involve audience participation. So beware the front seats!

You can enjoy an exciting evening filled with music and dancing, or a romantic dinner on board a lovely cruise boat or a stunning yacht. The Benidorm Palace is home to the most famous cabaret show on the whole of Costa Blanca! You will find flamenco dancers, gymnasts, comedians, and even a laser light show.



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7. Explore the Charming Old Town

Despite being a bustling seaside town, Benidorm still retains much of its cultural history. You can find marine-based exhibits featuring remnants of the city’s fishing and maritime past, as well as model ships of those that fared in Benidorm’s seas long ago. A 19th-century building houses a museum and art gallery featuring contemporary paintings and sculptures.

Strolling through the old town is an adventure on its own. You will also get a feel for Benidorm’s traditional market environment, and handcrafted leather items, shoes, and carvings, at the Old Town Market.


8. See the Unique City from Above

If you’re feeling more adventurous, then experience tandem paragliding or even a helicopter trip above Benidorm! You will be treated to breathtaking views of the entire city and coast from high up. Paragliding offers an exhilarating and unforgettable experience as you soar weightlessly in the air while enjoying the birds-eye views.

Overall, Benidorm is an absolutely charming town where two worlds meet, and it has done very well in combining the various busy activities of the town with the relaxing atmosphere of the coast, and its historic old town. Benidorm truly offers activities for all sorts of interests—allowing you to have a truly wonderful time in the city that has it all.



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