Saturday 6th October: Day 6 of Blogtober
If you’re on the lookout for the unmissable things to see and do in Benidorm on your holidays, then you’re in luck.
It’s all well and good having a long list of ideas, but if you’re only here for a week or so, it can be hard to know what to prioritise, after all, you still want some relaxing pool and beach time too!
That’s why I’ve done the hard work for you and comprised my list of the Top 10 Things to See and Do in Benidorm. So, if you’re planning for a winter getaway or you’re already looking at your 2019 holidays, then this should help with your planning.
They are all activities that can be fit into a short holiday and the best is, they are all low-cost activities in Benidorm. Trust me, you’re guaranteed to have a good time. No need to splash the cash on expensive tours, because with this guide, you’ll be visiting like a local.
1. Stand on the Viewpoint of Europe’s Tallest Hotel
If you’ve heard been to Benidorm before, you’ll have definitely seen the Gran Hotel Bali. It’s the beautiful skyscraper that looms over the Poniente seafront. But, did you know it’s currently the tallest hotel in Europe? For unmissable views of Benidorm, Puig Campana, Calpe and Alicante, head to the Mirador of the Gran Hotel Bali.
Cost: Around 5€ per person.
2. A Day Trip to Guadalest
Guadalest is somewhere we have visited many times and it’s always a fabulous day out. The stunning blue water, the winding narrow streets and the atmosphere is one on its own. There are amazing views from Guadalest and it really is a special gem for the Costa Blanca. You could pair this with a trip to Algar Falls, where you’ll find crystal clear cool waters.
Cost: You can take a blanket tour up to Guadalest for free, having to sit through a 40-minute presentation, but no hard selling. Alternatively, you can take the local Llorente bus, which runs once a day each way. You could also take a trip on one of the locally arranged tours which are around 20€ per person.
3. Head to The Old Town
One of the most beautiful spots in Benidorm and truly an unmissable part of your holiday. Located in between Levante and Poniente beach is the stunning Mirador. Make sure you take a walk around the winding streets, have a look inside the church and taste some of the best tapas you’ll find along Tapas Alley.
Cost: The church is free to enter. Drinks are the standard price on Balcon del Mediterraneo and Tapas is around 7€.
4. Have a Drink at the Bar Planta 20
This is truly one of the best bars in Benidorm and somewhere you must visit whilst you’re here. It has stunning decor and boasts amazing views. Located on Floor 20 of Hotel Madeira, it’s a good excuse to get dressed up and have a drink or two admiring the view. Sunset is one of the best times to visit!
Cost: Free entrance, just pay for your drinks.
5. Take a Day Trip to Villajoyosa
Villajoyosa is a lovely city located next to Benidorm, heading towards Alicante. You can have a great day out and spend very little. Take the tram from Benidorm in the direction of Luceros and get off at Creueta. Whilst you’re there, make sure you wander around the coloured houses and the square, have a drink on the beach front and visit the Valor factory, which is the famous chocolate factory across Spain!
Cost: Chocolate factory tour is free, the tram is 1.35€ per person each way.
6. Watch the Sunrise or Sunset on the Beach
Another unmissable activity in Benidorm is definitely admiring the marvels of the sky during sunset and sunrise. Who needs fancy shows when the sky does it for free? Isn’t nature amazing?! Head to Levante beach for sunrise and Poniente beach for sunset. Take a picnic and you’re set up for the night!
7. Game Day at La Marina Shopping Centre Finestrat
If you’re looking for a fun packed day without having to keep moving around, you can plan a fun-filled family activity day with stuff to keep everybody entertained all under one roof. At C.C La Marina, they have a cinema, mini golf course, bowling alley, shopping, bars, cafes and an arcade. You can have a game day without having to leave! Take the tram from Benidorm to C.C La Marina.
Cost: Tram is 1.35€, arcade games are around 1€ each, mini golf is 3€ each and the bowling alley is around 5€ each.
8. Take a Day Trip to Altea
Cut out the day trips and see Altea for yourself. Take the tram from Benidorm or the bus and spend a day in Altea at your own pace. Be sure to head to the beach front to see the wonderful coastline, but also head up to the church and around the paved, cobbled streets for a complete contrast to Benidorm.
Cost: 1.35€ on the tram or 1.50€ on the bus.
9. Hike to the Benidorm Cross
The Benidorm cross boasts amazing views of Benidorm. Located just past rincon, it’s a bit of a hike so don’t forget water and suncream if it’s a hot day! You could also hire a bike, quad bike or car if walking seems like too much effort.
10. Watch a Tribute Act
If there’s something the Benidorm nightlife offers that is pretty unique, it’s its vast Tribute Acts. There is plenty to take your interest, Ariana Grande, Little Mix, Rod Stewart, Queen and more. The tribute acts are absolutely fantastic and make for a great night out, plus you don’t have to pay entrance, just make sure you’re buying drinks! To find out where the tribute acts are on, head to this post here: Tribute Acts and Cabaret Bars in Benidorm
Cost: The price of your drinks.
If you’re looking for a more extensive list, then take a look at the Benidorm Bucket List!
Have a great time in Benidorm!