Romantic Benidorm awaits: its beaches, theme park, wildlife, and more!

Benidorm is one of Spain’s most popular holiday destinations. Located in the province of Alicante, this bustling resort city is framed by high-rise apartments, long beaches and spectacular cliffs and mountains. From watersports and hiking, to dance shows and partying, this sun-soaked city offers vacationers plenty to do year-round.

Head to the Levante beach promenade to have breakfast or simply enjoy the bustling atmosphere during a leisurely morning walk. Shop at the bazaars or climb to the Balcón del Mediterráneo for spectacular views over the Mediterranean Sea.Cool off with a swim in the sea or set out on a kayaking or catamaran tour, departing from the Levante and Poniente beachfronts. Join a scuba-diving trip to nearby Benidorm Island to see protected marine species in their natural habitat.

Benidorm offers plenty of land-based sports as well. Join a volleyball team on the beach, learn how to master boules, or play golf or tennis at the local sports pavilion. Hike or cycle through the Sierra Helada national park to see the impressive Puig Campana mountain.

Spend a day at the Terra Natura animal sanctuary, home to creatures from 200 species. Families will also love Benidorm’s waterparks with fun rides and slides.

Attend a gala dinner and show in a restaurant, enjoy adult entertainment in cabaret bars later at night or dance until dawn in one of the nightclubs with young partygoers from all over Europe.

Most apartments and hotels are located within a short distance from Benidorm’s beach, so it’s easy to explore the city on foot or by rented Segway. To see other coastal towns in the region, take public transport or rent a car and visit nearby Calpe, Altea and Villajoyosa. Hike along the beach, see historic landmarks, shop for crafts and tour a chocolate museum. Order typical Spanish sangria with your tapas and don’t leave before tasting the San Blas cake, another Costa Blanca specialty!

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Where to stay in Benidorm

Benidorm Centro
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Benidorm Centro

Beaches, Theme Parks, Walking

Lively cabaret entertainment sets this seaside town apart from its neighbors in Alicante. Bask in the sun on the beaches and visit the tapas bars after sundown.

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Top Hotels in Benidorm

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Hotel La Estacion
4 out of 5
Passeig dels Tolls s/n, Benidorm, Alicante
$54/night
Sep 16 - Sep 17
3.9/5Very Good! (290 reviews)

Situated in Benidorm, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Levante Beach, Poniente Beach, and Benidorm Palace. Terra Natura and Magic Natura are also within 3 ...

3.9/5Very Good! (290 reviews)
Great place to stay

"Good location for bus station and traveling on to Other parts of Spain. Stay here again"…"

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

Hotel La Estacion
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Hotel Helios Benidorm
3 out of 5
Avenida Filipinas, 12, Benidorm, Alicante
$91/night
Aug 28 - Aug 29
4.4/5Wonderful! (109 reviews)

Situated by the sea, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Casino Mediterraneo Benidorm, Levante Beach, and Benidorm Palace. Poniente Beach and Aqualandia ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (109 reviews)

"Just a great place to stay,room clean, food excellent. Central location."…"

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2019

Hotel Helios Benidorm
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Palm Beach Hotel
4 out of 5
Calle de Oslo, 2, Benidorm, Alicante
$81/night
Sep 8 - Sep 9
3.8/5Good! (476 reviews)

This family-friendly Benidorm hotel is located near the beach, within a 15-minute walk of Sierra Helada National Park and Levante Beach. Benidorm Palace and ...

3.8/5Good! (476 reviews)

"Property had a shuttle bus which finished at 6.45 pm way too early 9.00 pm would be perfect also restaurant had very little variety of meat and fish and vegetables and no coffee/tea available at dinner."…"

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

Palm Beach Hotel

Popular things to do in Benidorm

Benidorm Palace
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Benidorm Palace

4/5 (12 Ratings)

With its extravagant stage acts and upscale dining experience, this palace provides the glitz and glamor of Las Vegas and the exotic flair of Bollywood.

Aqualandia
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Aqualandia

4/5 (8 Ratings)

Plummet down 13 stories on a very tall slide and bring your kids to the wave pool in one of the oldest water parks in Spain.

Magic Natura
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Magic Natura

3/5 (2 Ratings)

Go snorkeling with sea lions and attend a school for mermaids in this waterpark and zoo resort that includes Balinese lodges.

Terra Natura
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Terra Natura

4/5 (7 Ratings)

Kids will love the donkey rides and the interactions with animals at this diverse zoo that removes the boundaries between people and animals.

Mundomar
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Mundomar

4/5 (7 Ratings)

Dolphin, sea lion and parrot shows dazzle, while the feedings for penguins and lemurs bring your kids closer than ever to these cute creatures.

Malpas Beach
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Malpas Beach

5/5 (1 Rating)

If a restful vacation is part of your travel plans, Malpas Beach might be the perfect place to seek out during your trip to Benidorm. While in this walkable area, find time to visit its shops.

Top activities in Benidorm

Terra Natura Zoo
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Terra Natura Zoo

$30

At Terra Natura Benidorm, more than 1,500 animals of 200 different species await you in their own natural habitat on a trip across three continents: America, Asia and Europe.

Aqua Natura Benidorm
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Aqua Natura Benidorm

$30

Enjoy the warm waters and brilliant beaches of the Mediterranean with a visit to Aqua Natura. This spectacular theme park offers more than 430,000 square feet (40,000 sq m) of fun, emphasizing wide-open views that let parents keep an eye on their kids and admire the scenery on the Spanish coast.

Day Trip to Guadalest & Algar Waterfalls from Benidorm
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Day Trip to Guadalest & Algar Waterfalls from Benidorm

$22

Discover two of Spain's most visited villages: the mountaintop village of Guadalest with its numerous museums, shops, and cafes and then head off to the natural water park in Algar. You will be collected by coach at your chosen start point.

Coast & Caves Day Trip from Benidorm
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Coast & Caves Day Trip from Benidorm

$22

An action-packed coach trip taking you to some of the most interesting and colorful parts of the Costa Blanca. Suitable for all the family, the Coast and Caves excursion includes visits to a medieval village, a beautiful coastal town, stunning countryside and some fascinating caves.

Day Trip to Valencia from Benidorm or Albir
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Day Trip to Valencia from Benidorm or Albir

$31

The City of Valencia was founded as a Roman colony in 138BC. It was later occupied by Moroccan and Arab Moors before being conquered by the Christian King James I of Aragon.

Alquiler de bicicletas (Rent a bike)
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Alquiler de bicicletas (Rent a bike)

$5

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