Year after year, Benidorm continues to be a top destination for national and international tourists who arrive attracted by its climate, its beaches and the wide range of leisure activities that the city offers. In the following lines, we propose 10 activities to do this summer in Benidorm with family, friends or partner.
- Visit the Balcony of the Mediterranean
Located on the Canfali hill in Benidorm, the Balcony of the Mediterranean is one of the reference spots in the city. It is a pentagon-shaped meeting point that offers spectacular views over the bay, the immensity of the Mediterranean Sea and the urban skyline of this Alicante town. A perfect corner to take photos and enjoy the views.
- Spend the day at a theme or water park
For those of you travelling with the family, a great plan is to spend a day at Aqualandia, one of the best water parks in Spain, with attractive and exciting attractions for all tastes and ages; or in Tierra Mítica, a theme park of attractions, set in the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean. Coming here is a guarantee of funny memories!
- Relax on its beaches and coves
Benidorm is a city that offers kilometres of beaches of fine golden sand, crystal clear water and more than 3,000 hours of sunshine.
Levante Beach is one of the best-known urban beaches in the city and in all of Europe. It is more than 2 kilometres long that run between Punta Pinet and Punta Canfali and is ideal for relaxing or doing water sports. On the other hand, Poniente Beach, 3 kilometres long and with crystal clear blue waters, located on the other side of the Balcón del Mediterráneo, is quieter and more familiar.
Also, if you prefer something more private, you have two beautiful coves. The first, Cala del Tío Ximo, is one of the most remote coves in the area. It is a small cove of 60 meters in length that is located at the foot of Sierra Helada and is an ideal place to practice snorkelling thanks to its marine fauna. The second is La Cala Almadrava, 100 meters long and made of sand and stones. A perfect place to disconnect with nature.
- Rent jet skis
One of the most fun activities is, without a doubt, planning a jet ski excursion and exploring the city’s beaches, visiting the island of Benidorm or discovering the Sierra Helada natural park. An unforgettable experience for all sea lovers who want to release a bit of adrenaline and live new emotions.
- Go diving or snorkeling
Diving and snorkelling are definitely two of the most popular activities to do in Benidorm. Many people have a wonderful experience diving here due to the perfect climate of the Mediterranean Sea. In addition, the crystal clear water offers greater visibility, which allows you to see the great variety of marine fauna and flora in the waters of the town.
- Approach the Island of Benidorm
2.5 nautical miles from the port we find the Island of Benidorm or l’Illa as the locals call it. It is a triangle-shaped rock formation that has a cliff about 70 meters high where its lighthouses were located in the past. Today it is considered a paradise for divers and fishermen due to the richness of its seabed, and various excursions are organized. You can come by boat, kayak or speedboat and enjoy a meal in its only restaurant.
- Go up to the Cruz de Benidorm viewpoint
If you want to capture the best views of the city, the Cruz de Benidorm viewpoint is your place. It is located at an altitude of 217 meters, at the top of the Serra Gelada Natural Park, and is one of the most magical points in the city of Alicante, from where you can see spectacular panoramic views of the city, the coast and its mountains.
- Wander through the old town
Of course, you cannot visit Benidorm without taking a walk through the old town: not all are skyscrapers and bars in this city on the Costa Blanca. Some recommended stops are: the Parish of San Jaime and Santa Ana, Plaza del Torrejo, Plaza de la Señoría or Plaza Castelar. Although the best thing is to get lost in the winding network of streets and stop, from time to time, to recharge your batteries with some tapas in one of the many restaurants and bars in the centre.
- A morning of Cable Ski
You can also feel the adrenaline and enjoy a day of cable skiing in the waters of Benidorm. It is suitable for both beginners and professionals, it has 1,000 square meters with 4 interconnected towers and up to 12 skiers can practice the sport simultaneously. A different activity, perfect to do with friends.
- Stay and relax at MedPlaya hotels
Also, if you are looking for a place to stay and rest, MedPlaya Hotels offers a wide selection of establishments: no more and no less than five are the hotels that you can find in the town of Benidorm. We explain a little about each below.
MedPlaya Hotel Rio Park
The recently renovated Hotel Rio Park is located in a privileged area of Benidorm, just a few minutes from the beach and very close to the entertainment area, but far enough away to guarantee an excellent rest. It has double, triple and family rooms and is particularly characterized by the careful attention and friendliness of its staff, a service more than recognized by many of our clients. With modern decoration and a special atmosphere, Rio Park offers great value for money and everything you need for a fun-filled holiday in Benidorm.
MedPlaya Hotel Regent
Hotel Regente is located in the center of Benidorm, a few minutes from Levante beach and Rincón de Loix. Having been completely renovated during the winter of 2019/2020, this accommodation now offers an even higher level of comfort, with a very modern and contemporary decoration. All the rooms are very well equipped, and there is a restaurant, bar, and two outdoor swimming pools, everything you need for an ideal vacation in this town on the Costa Blanca.
MedPlaya Hotel Flamingo Oasis
The popular Hotel Flamingo Oasis offers our guests an “All Inclusive” vacation with lots of fun, comfortable rooms, excellent food and entertainment for everyone. It has been renovated this 2022, so it offers even more comforts, ensuring a good vacation for all its guests. A hotel that will allow you to relax by the pool, sunbathe and take part in various activities in the morning, and enjoy the city of Benidorm in the afternoon. What do you think?
The Agir Springs Hotel
Just a 2-minute walk from Levante beach and close to Benidorm’s old town, we find The Agir Springs Hotel, a benchmark in Benidorm for more than 50 years. It has 76 fully equipped rooms to offer you maximum comfort, decorated with modern colors and a contemporary style. A cafeteria where you can enjoy dishes of the moment and a restaurant with a terrace where you can enjoy the best Mediterranean food in the city. In addition, there is a gym and a rooftop with a pool where you can have cocktails and relax under the sun’s rays.
MedPlaya Hotel Riudor
The Hotel Riudor has a fantastic location, right on Benidorm’s main Avenida Mediterráneo, making it just a short walk from the beach and all the attractions in the centre of the town. All the rooms have been renovated this year, and decorated in a nautical, modern and contemporary style, keeping in mind the comfort and good rest of our clients. Riudor is a hotel backed by many years of experience and is recommended exclusively for adults.
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