THE PEARL OF THE MEDITERRANEAN
The city of Benidorm is known as the city of fishermen bathed by the warm light of the Mediterranean Sea. A city that hides narrow streets that lead to enchanting enclaves, crowned by its viewpoint on a large rock that separates its two beaches, Levante and Poniente. In the past, the coast of Benidorm was home to a fortress that served the Algerian and Berber pirates. Later the castle was abandoned, leaving only some remains of the walls, which lie on the rocks of the viewpoint, also known as the ‘Balcony of the Mediterranean’. Crystal clear waters, warm temperatures all year round, thousands of tourists, Mediterranean gastronomy and the characteristic skyscrapers of this city make Benidorm a meeting point for people from all over the world.
CROSSROADS OF STREETS
Strolling aimlessly through the narrow streets of the old town will reveal the essence and tradition of Benidorm. You can find all kinds of architecture in the churches, squares and crowded streets. Some of the must-see sites are the Church of San Jaime and Santa Ana, the Plaza de Castelar and the popular Alameda street. Another essential stop is Calle Santo Domingo, which will delight those who like tapas. Commonly known as the ‘Basque area’, it’s a replica of a tradition from the north of our country consisting in tasting an exquisite pintxo and a glass of wine. Afternoons can be devoted to shopping and entertainment, walking around the wonderful shops in the historic centre. You can also take a bike ride along the city's many kilometres of cycle paths. Benidorm's nightlife offers a multitude of options from pubs, clubs, cocktail bars and an endless number of terraces to enjoy a pleasant atmosphere by the sea.
THE BEST SUNSETS
A visit to Benidorm would not be complete without visiting one of our viewpoints. The most popular are the Mirador del Mediterráneo and the Mirador de la Cruz. From the Mirador del Mediterraneo, known as the ‘Balcony of the Mediterranean’ you can enjoy unique views of the immensity of the sea. A strategic point that divides the Levante and Poniente beaches and allows you to contemplate the two crescent moons on either side. From the Mirador de La Cruz you can enjoy a spectacular sunset and panoramic views of the city, its skyline and the mountains.
We recommend visiting some of the most characteristic villages in the area, a few kilometres from the city of Benidorm. Guadalest, Altea, Calpe and Villajoyosa are just some of them. And if you're looking for a walk the whole family can enjoy, we recommend visiting the Albir lighthouse or the Villajoyosa coastal path.
FOR THE INTREPID
Benidorm offers a multitude of fun activities for the whole family. We suggest paddle boarding through our crystal clear waters, or a dizzying parasailing flight from one side of the beach to the other. You can also surf the waters from the mythical cable sky located in the Rincón de Loix. Out of the water, our promenade allows you to take long bike, segway, scooter or kickbike rides. And if you want to enjoy a jam-packed day, we suggest visiting one of the amusement parks in our city, Terra Mítica, Acualandia or Mundomar. Golf lovers will be pleased to know there are also prestigious golf courses such as Las Rejas or Villaitana Golf.