5 things to do in Benidorm

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Chill out in the sun, go for a wander around the charming Old Town, or party hard until dawn—you can do it all in Benidorm!

Once a small fishing village, Benidorm is now considered by many as the Costa Blanca’s holiday capital. You’ll find impeccable beaches and a host of top-quality attractions, such as theme parks, water parks, boat trips, dinner shows, and much more.

Benidorm is friendly, accessible, and has a laid-back vibe, which makes it a popular destination for all age groups. There’s a huge choice of accommodation available, from swanky all-inclusive hotels to comfortable self-catering apartments.

It’s easy to get around the resort, which is well-connected by bus, cycle lanes, and footpaths. With the frequent shuttle services available at Alicante Airport, it takes around an hour to get from Benidorm to Alicante Airport by bus.

The city offers excellent facilities to those who want to set up a base as a digital nomad, or want to live here and work remotely. Discover more about the top places for remote working in Benidorm here.

Visit the bright lights of Benidorm for yourself and you’ll soon see why millions of visitors flock to its white-golden shores each year.

We’ve handpicked a selection of our five favourites that will keep you entertained come day or night.

Take a wander around the charming Benidorm Old Town

Nestled between the white sands of Playa de Levante and Playa de Poniente lies Benidorm Old Town. The charming Old Town is well known for its bustling atmosphere, vibrant nightlife, and an eclectic mix of old and new. Here you’ll find boutique shopping and an independent bar scene set amongst narrow cobbled streets, which offer a glimpse into a rich Spanish culture. 

Whilst in Benidorm Old Town, be sure to check out ‘Tapas Alley’. Here, dozens of small bars and eateries offer a wide choice of local food, wine, beer, chupitos, and cocktails. You’ll find you can buy a small glass of local wine here for around a euro.

For something more scenic, head uphill to Plaza del Castell for a stunning panoramic view of Benidorm’s towering skyline and the Mediterranean Sea. The nearby traditional blue-domed church makes for a great photo opportunity!

Sunbathe on the golden shores of Playa de Levante

Benidorm’s renowned Playa de Levante is perhaps the number one spot to sit back, enjoy the sunshine, and soak up the famous Benidorm atmosphere. 

This golden stretch of coast spans across 2km, so it’s not difficult to find a sunbathing spot, even during the height of summer. There are plenty of fun things to do, including a choice of watersports and volleyball nets, and there are also play areas for children.

Playa de Levante is backed by a wide palm-lined promenade boasting dozens of lively restaurants and bars to choose from.

The beachfront is regularly cleaned and offers facilities such as sun-loungers, parasols, and toilets for your convenience.

Make a splash at Aqualandia, Benidorm's major water park

One of Europe’s most popular water parks, Aqualandia makes for a great day out! Its hillside location provides visitors with spectacular views across Benidorm and beyond. 

Thrill-seekers can test their limits on Europe’s tallest water slide, Vertigo. Standing at a colossal 33 metres high, the slide accelerates riders up to speeds of 62 mph (100 km/h) towards the splash pool below. Head to the Big-Bang area for the park’s largest flumes – these are sure to get your adrenaline pumping!

For something just as exciting, but a little less intense, you can swirl around Cyclone on a 4-seater float. Twist and turn around the vortex and feel the forces of the cyclone. It’s one of Aqualandia’s most popular attractions and will have you riding again and again.

Cool off during the afternoon in Aqualandia’s popular rapids, which offer the perfect blend of fun and relaxation. For a true chill-out experience, let the gentle currents of the Amazon lazy river guide you around the park, or perhaps go for a swim in the popular wave pool.

There’s plenty of things to do for families at Aqualandia, particularly in the lagoon and Adventureland areas, which have a choice of mini-flumes, splash zones, and interactive play areas. 

There are changing facilities and a selection of catering options to keep you going throughout the day. The water park is well connected to Benidorm’s bus network, ideal if you’re visiting from one of the resort’s hotels, and there’s also free parking.

Party hard in the lights of Benidorm from dusk till dawn

If you like to head out on the town after a day’s work then you’ll be spoilt for choice in Benidorm. Benidorm’s buzzing nightlife is world-famous! After the sun sets, the resort’s nighttime scene comes alive with nightclubs, karaoke, restaurants, pubs, bars, casinos, cabaret shows, and more! 

Hubs of nightlife are found around Levante and Benidorm Old Town, but there’s a huge range of pubs and bars dotted around the city. The eclectic mix of themes and venues means there’s something for everyone, with many of the clubs open well into the early hours of the morning. 

Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the city from La Cruz de Benidorm

Follow the roads uphill from Rincón de Loix until you reach La Cruz de Benidorm, and you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views of the city, the coast, and surrounding countryside. The views are particularly stunning at sunset.

From here you can also access beautiful vistas and countryside in the nearby Sierra Helada Natural Park. 

Discover Benidorm

Benidorm’s mecca of facilities and attractions offer a great destination to visit or call home. Find out more about top places for remote working in Benidorm on our dedicated page here.