A guide to things to do in Benidorm

There’s a reason thousands of holidaymakers flock to Benidorm year after year: it’s the perfect combination of beautiful beaches, great nightlife, fantastic resorts and brilliant entertainment. By day you can laze on the golden sands or whizz down waterslides and ride rollercoasters. Then as the sun sets, you’ve got a plethora of clubs, bars and restaurants to choose from. Plus, there’s a wide range of accommodation – whether you want to treat yourself with all-inclusive or the freedom of self-catering.

Top things to do in Benidorm

Aqualandia Water Park

The first thing to do in Benidorm is hit Aqualandia. Ideal for all ages, this huge waterpark has a vast selection of shoots, flumes and rides for all levels of thrill seeking. If you like to keep it easy or moderate, hit the wave pool to relax and float around and then head to the cyclon with three others where you’ll float along a shoot before plummeting through the vortex. But if adrenaline is really what you’re going for, get in line for verti-go, a set of two slides at 33 and 28 metres that send you around 100 km/h down – there’s a reason why they call it the radical level. 

Hit the pubs

No trip to Benidorm is complete without sampling its wide range of nightlife. Whether you want to dance to rock’n’roll all night or sing your heart out at karaoke, you’ll find the perfect bars and clubs for you. Benidorm’s nightlife is strong all year round, so you don’t need to worry about quiet evenings through the off-peak season. For a tropical night, the Tiki Beach Bar promises cold drinks and a fun party atmosphere, while the welcoming feel at The Intimate Bar loosens you up ready to impress on the karaoke.  

Things to do with kids in Benidorm

Mundomar Animal Park

One of the best things to do in Benidorm with kids is explore Mundomar Animal Park, with dancing dolphins, pirates and sea lions, as well as parrot shows on offer. It’s a great day to be had for all the family. Here you’ve got the unique opportunity to swim with the dolphins and sea lions, and have the moment captured with a professional photo. Children will have so much fun while learning about different animals, plus with a selection of eateries, you can enjoy some shade while refreshing those energy levels.

Benidorm Palace

Benidorm Palace makes for a great night out for the family – although a late one, a siesta is definitely recommended! This spectacular show of dancing, acrobats, and comedy is a great option for all – and you can choose to have dinner too. With a special menu for children with a choice of spaghetti bolognese or a burger with a dessert and two drinks your little ones won’t go hungry. Besides, with famous acts and theme nights this place never gets boring.

Things to do for free in Benidorm

Beach days

The beaches in Costa Blanca, especially in Benidorm, are beautiful stretches of sand with all the amenities you could want for a day. Levante Beach, also known as the Sunrise beach, is the closest to the town centre and many of the all-inclusive hotels. The shores are shallow and warm, making them perfect for little ones to paddle in. There’s many water sports on offer, too – from banana boats to jet-skiing. Another choice is the big Poniente Beach. It’s calmer and quieter than Levante, but still has plenty of restaurants and bars. 

Benidorm Old Town

The old Town of Benidorm is beautiful to explore, with traditional white washed houses and cobbled streets, as well as historic churches and quaint restaurants. The famous El Mirador de la Punta del Canfali (the castle lookout point) is a must-visit, where you can see across the turquoise blue Mediterranean, the Bay of Benidorm and both beaches. There’s several shops and boutiques down the streets of Benidorm Old Town so it’s the perfect spot to find a cheap souvenir.