What to do and see in Benidorm, Spain: The Best Places and Tips

July 15, 2017 Alida England

Bask on four miles of golden beaches, hit the Mediterranean Sea on water skis or stroll along Benidorm's promenade and revel in its seaside charms; it's a true Spanish beauty of the Costa Blanca. Originally a fishing town, the city's historic center wows with its blue-domed 18th-century church and picturesque alleyways. Panoramic views reward those who climb into the surrounding Canfali hills, and nearby rocky coves reveal underwater riches for scuba enthusiasts. End a day in the sun with a feast of local seafood.
Restaurants in Benidorm

1. Benidorm Old Town

Benidorm, Spain +34 902 10 05 81
Excellent
64%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 9 reviews

Benidorm Old Town

Reviewed By AroundAndAbout2018

As you wander around the cobbled streets you find lovely little Spanish Tapas bars around every corner. Many offering good value and ideal to stop and do a little people watching. The views from the top are quits stunning, across 3 Beaches, the port, the Mediterranean and peacock island. Easy to spend a nice day just wandering. BUT. Do beware of scammers and pickpockets who also spend their days and nights there trying to relieve you of your money and possessions. Take care.

2. Placa del Castell

Balcon del Mediterraneo, Benidorm, Spain
Excellent
63%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Placa del Castell

Reviewed By Steven L - Blaenau Gwent, United Kingdom

We got to visit "Placa Del Castell" a few times when we visit Benidorm. The views are spectacular overlooking Poniente, Finestrat & Peacock Island. It's nice and peaceful and sometimes they have a singer/guitarist and a group of men playing pipe music which is very soothing. They sometimes have a few stalls with handcrafted gifts.

3. Balcon del Mediterraneo

Old Town. Next to Plaza Castelar, Benidorm, Spain
Excellent
61%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 835 reviews

Balcon del Mediterraneo

Reviewed By bparkercars - Yateley, United Kingdom

Excellent viewspot down from Placa del Castell. Views over Poniente Beach and a small sheltered beach immediately below. The Mojito Bar has outside Seating.

4. Poniente Beach

Av. de la Marina Espanyola, Benidorm, Spain
Excellent
61%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Poniente Beach

Reviewed By Michael B - Brighton, United Kingdom

The beach to head for in Benidorm. White sand and clean sea, warm enough for a swim even in March. When we were there, weather very sunny and enjoyed a couple of hours ‘chilling out’ on one of the hundreds of Benidorm sunbeds, whilst Britain chilled under the ‘beast from the east’.

5. La Cruz de Benidorm

Calle de Taywan, Benidorm, Spain
Excellent
62%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 698 reviews

La Cruz de Benidorm

Reviewed By cjb74 - Cardiff, United Kingdom

Got a taxi up from the indoor market. He charged us 5e 41 cents. It is a long steep climb up, and wouldn’t recommend walking unless fit! Taxi fare was worth every cent. Last 100 yards are steps/uneven ground, so not for the less mobile. I twisted my ankle quite badly so hobbled back down to town in pain. Nice views, worth going up.

6. Mundomar

Sierra Helada - Rincon de Loix, 03500 Benidorm, Spain +34 965 86 91 01
Excellent
65%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Mundomar

Reviewed By emidavies - Perth, Australia

We visited as their website said they were open. Made the rip across town. Were they open? Heck no. So went back the next day. Where they open? Heck no. The next day heck yes they were! Lol however as much as I liked the place I can't helped thinking the dolphins were a bit captive and really not in the type or size of tank that they should be - although probably shouldn't be in a tank at all. But hey ho that's just my opinion. Vegans beware! Lol

7. Iglesia de San Jaime y Santa Ana

Plaza Castelar 1, 03501 Benidorm, Spain +34 965 85 40 24
Excellent
57%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 346 reviews

Iglesia de San Jaime y Santa Ana

Reviewed By K.D.Ttree - Dundee

We had wandered along from where the No 10 bus terminated. Found the castello area, by the sea, sun shining down and Spanish guitarist singing to the diners. Wandering around we came upon the Church unfortunately only open for services. However on Sunday a busy little church with a friendly priest. Wandered down the cobbled streets cafes, shops but lovely atmosphere, not like Blackpool at all............

8. Playa de Levante

Av. Madrid, Benidorm, Spain
Excellent
58%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

Playa de Levante

Reviewed By wallycoventry - Coventry

I booked a mobility scooter in Jan 2017 to hire a mobility scooter on 22 Dec 2017 we arrived at our hotel and waited for the scooter to be delivered but it did not turn up we tried to phone the company ADA scooters but could not get a reply
our hotel receptionist also tried but could not get them
so we hired a scooter from another company
2 days later we found where their shop was and asked them to refund my payment and they said they could not do that as I had paid by paypal they could have refunded it back by paypal
after numerous requests through paypal and telephone and emails to the company with no response I had to contact my bank to do a charge back I would strongly advise anyone not to use ADA scooters

9. Parque de Elche

Playa del Poniente, Benidorm, Spain
Excellent
43%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 415 reviews

Parque de Elche

Reviewed By Know1989 - Liverpool, United Kingdom

Beautiful Fountain with loads of lovely doves which are extremely well fed. We watched a fashion shoot take place here so just shows if you get the doves flying brilliant tpicture opportunity. Children's play area in the shade well used by young families

10. Terra Natura

Partida Foia del Verdader 1, 03502 Benidorm, Spain +34 966 07 27 70
Excellent
44%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 2 reviews

Terra Natura

Reviewed By ronald s - Belfast, United Kingdom

Came here with parents & kids and we spend around 3+ hours here and as being here in February it was a good time to walk round and relax as there was no big crowds , we got taxi to zoo from hotel and there wasn't much of a queue , weather was still nice as with being around 19' at that time of year ,. Plenty to do here and would come back to zoo next time we come back and when we came out of zoo there was taxis there to take us back to are hotel which was good

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