Rio Park

The Rio Park hotel is incredibly popular thanks to its stylish décor and prime location. It’s a 10-minute walk from the major bars and restaurants, while the beach can be accessed in just a 15-minute stroll. The large outdoor pool is the star of the show here. It’s split into three sections – one for children, another for serious swimmers and a third section for those looking to relax and take it easy. The pool is also the perfect place for catching some rays, so it’s surrounded by loungers and reclining chairs. For kids, there’s a playground and a range of activities – there’s fun for the whole family available.

Overview of Costa Blanca

Whether you’re six or 60, you’ll love Costa Blanca. With large water parks, old town charm and great evening entertainment options, holidays to Costa Blanca offer something for those of any age. Benidorm may be famed for its nightlife, but it offers so much more than just a great night out. The home of the Rio Park hotel, in Benidorm you’ll also find world-class beaches and fun parks. Alternatively, in Denia, you’ll find 1,000-year-old buildings, fishing boats and a cosmopolitan marina. Whether you’re looking for a romantic retreat or a trip for the whole family, Costa Blanca has something to offer you.

Things to do in Costa Blanca

A stay at the Rio Park hotel provides you with the perfect location to explore all that Benidorm has to offer, with the town centre and the beach both within walking distance. Benidorm does everything in big measures. The buildings are tall and the shops are plentiful, making it perfect for shopaholics. You’ll also find water parks with some of the longest slides and rides in Europe here. As well as six kilometres of beach, you’ll find some bars and clubs open until 8am. However, if you’re looking for more of a traditional Spanish feel, there’s an old town with plenty of cultural and historical options.

Resort Summary

The six kilometres of sand formed by Benidorm’s two main bays are a big part of its appeal. Closest to the town centre, and near to many All Inclusive Costa Blanca hotels and restaurants, is Levante beach, also known as Sunrise Beach.

If you just want a paddle then you’ll find the shores pleasingly shallow, while further out in the water is a playground for all ages. There are swinging bridges, diving boards and rafts, with any number of watersports beyond, from banana boats to jet skiing. There is even a cable-skiing station in the sea at this end of town – it’s a bit like water-skiing, but without the boat.

The other bay is Poniente Beach. It’s a big beach, with a long, pedestrianised promenade and a playground for children. You’ll find it slightly calmer than Levante, but there are still plenty of restaurants looking out to sea here. It’s worth taking the trip up to the viewing point in between the two bays, dubbed the ‘Balcon del Mediterraneo’ the balcony of the Mediterranean, for the astounding views.

There’s also the opportunity to wander through the old town, where you’ll find amazing views over the bays and an impressive range of shops and markets to explore. If you fancy going further afield, head out into Costa Blanca to explore the Mediterranean Sea, mountains and natural parks of this beautiful area.