Tips for your holidays in Benidorm
Benidorm, located on the famous Costa Blanca, in close proximity to Alicante, has developed from an all-inclusive holiday destination to a hip and modern city that has a lot to offer for all kinds of travellers. Whether you are looking for a wild and buzzing nightlife, sunbathe all day on one of the two long sandy beaches or want to have an active holiday - in Benidorm you can choose all of it!
With its great location on the warm and calm waters of the Costa Blanca, watersport-lovers will love Benidorm! Did you also know, that from Benidorm you can discover some cute little islands off the coast, like L’illa de Benidorm, or Benidorm Island? It’s a great way to escape the crowds for a few hours! And when you get back, head right back into the exciting entertainment offered all around Benidorm - from live concerts, theatre to popular DJs at night, you surely won’t get bored during your stay in Benidorm!
Language and currency in Benidorm
Spanish is the official language and local people feel most comfortable speaking Spanish, rather than English. But no worries, a lot of people in the tourism industry know how to speak English. The local currency is Euro and nowadays it is no problem to pay with card in most places.
Getting around in Benidorm
One of the best ways to get around in Benidorm is walking. Wander along the narrow streets of the old town of Benidorm, stroll by the sea on the Poniente or Levante promenade or walk along the skyscraper lined avenues. It’s simply the best way to get to know Benidorm. Alternatively, it is also possible to rent a bike! On rainy days it might be smart to take the bus. Llorente Bus Company has about 20 routes that connect different points of the town and the surrounding areas. Tickets can be purchased on the bus.
Best things to do during your holidays in Benidorm
Visit Levante beach
An arc of pale golden sand, bounded by a long line of skyscrapers and dappled with a forest of blue parasols: that is the image most associated with Benidorm. Granted, Levante beach can fill up in the summer, but even on the busiest days, you can find a quiet place. And if you would like to stay active during your holidays you can do a 2-hours kayak tour in Benidorm
to explore the coastline around Levante beach and snorkel
in the Mediterranean Sea.
Enjoy spectacular views from Balcón del Mediterráneo
Plaça del Castell is a kind of stone garden with chessboard tiles and white balustrades on the headland between Poniente and Levante. This was the site of Benidorm’s castle, which stood for hundreds of years until it was destroyed during the Napoleonic wars. The views on either side of the square are incredible, but nothing beats the Balcón del Mediterráneo on the southern edge of the promontory. Take a seat beneath the lamppost here to contemplate the Mediterranean and Benidorm’s modern skyline.
Explore the Natural Park of Sierra Helada
Getting into the Natural Park of Sierra Helada to the island Mitjana is a small adventure marked by a unique landscape that will not leave you indifferent. Steep cliffs of 400m
will make you feel small. You can hike to the natural park, but if you decide to do a kayak trip to Mitjana island
, you will be admired by the beautiful skyline of Playa de Levante, la Almadrava and Tío Ximo. Accompanied by different species of seabirds along the way, you will arrive at the Mitjana island or Isla de Los Pulpos.
Whatever you decide to do during your trip to Benidorm, we promise you will love this part of Andalusia! Sunshine and a lot of fun are guaranteed! For any further tips or requests, feel free to contact us anytime.