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40+ Amazing Things to Do in Benidorm: A Lively Place for Fun

Spend relaxing days relaxing on beautiful beaches with spectacular views or visit a amusement park or medieval castle to spice things up. Fun activities along the rugged landscape and rocky outcrop include hiking, snorkeling, bike tours, and sea kayaking.

Unique Vibes

One look after arriving from the airport and you can easily tell that Benidorm is a full-blown, holiday resort town. You’ll never be short on things to do here, as the whole town is built around the tourist dollar. The nightlife is intense, while the shopping and selection of restaurants are extensive.


We’ve included every tourist map attraction, activity, and place to visit in Benidorm on our map below. All of the city’s famous castles, beaches, shopping areas, museums, and parks are clearly marked, as are local landmarks, statues, and monuments.

Theme Parks

Amusement parks like Terra Mítica offer a glimpse into the past as you seek your adrenalin-filled rush rush. It’s also one of the most popular Benidorm theme parks. Mundomar is an aquatic animal park that offers daily dolphin and sea lion shows, along with an animal park for kids. Terra Natura offers a combination zoo and water park. with elephants, tigers, and bears (oh my), to go along with speedy, spiraling water slides and a splash pool.

Terra Mitica

One of the largest theme parks in Alicante where you can relive the wonders of Egyptian, Greek, and Roman civilizations in the Iberian region along with thrilling rides, live shows, and immersive experiences. The Terra Mitica Theme Park features over 20 rides set in themed zones.


Experience wildlife adventures and the wonders of nature with over 30 animal species and engaging shows in this urban animal park. You can even swim with sea lions and dolphins at Mundomar.

Terra Natura

Experience the magic of Pangea, the Americas, Asia, and Europe at this theme park and zoo. With around 1,500 specimens and 200 species, Terra Natura is an educational and fun excursion.

Forestal Park La Nucia

Water Parks

With its large collection of slides, waterfalls, splash pools, and a lazy river, Aqualandia is one the biggest tourist traps around along with one of the best water parks in Benidorm.


Beat the heat with 15 thrilling slides and 15 rides including Verti-Go, the tallest capsule-style slide in Europe. Aqualandia Water Park also has a refreshing wave pool, and rapid rides and is tailored for all age groups.

Aqua Natura

Located at the popular Terra Natura Theme Park, Aqua Natura combines a smaller water park with both a speedy and spiraling slide along with a splash pool.


From adrenaline-pumping activities like jet skiing and windsurfing to more tranquil ones like kayaking, paragliding, and scuba diving, the Mediterranean Sea offers endless adventures. Karting Benidorm and Go Karting Finestrat and packed too.

Water Sports

Nothing is more refreshing than a little water sports on a hot resort beach day. From jet skiing, cable ski, diving, and snorkeling to parasailing and tubing you can wet and wild activities without having to visit the local water parks.


You can also ride nature paths with the wind in your hair while biking around Benidorm. The charming paths and seaside roads offer much to see and do.

Jeep Excursions

The 4×4 Off-Road Safari in Benidorm is a great attraction that allows you to experience nature and beauties while kicking up the dirt and dust along Benidorm’s mountainous surroundings.

Benidorm Island

A nature reserve for snorkelers and birdwatchers accessible by boat, Isla de Benidorm, or Peacock Island is known for its natural pools and sea lions. This snorkeling haven also offers opportunities for short serene walks, and a café-bar to unwind.


Benidorm's famous Mirador del Castillo under a purple night sky
Benidorm’s famous Mirador del Castillo under a purple night sky

The Balcón del Mediterráneo at the Mirador del Castell looks out over Benidorm Island and is by far the most photographed spot in town. Along the Mirador de la Cruz, the Benidorm Cross atop the scenic Sierra Heleda reserve along with Intempo Building are other iconic landmarks. The Mirador de la Ermita Virgen del Mar and Tossal de la Cala are tourist favorites, while little castle towers like the Torre de Morales, and Torre d’Aguiló are also spread across town.

Walks through Elx Park, L’Aiguera Park, or along the West Beach Promenade while seeking out the Dove Fountain are also highly recommended. You can take in a little history at the Museo Boca del Calvari or see the lovely aged interior of the Church of Saint James and Saint Anne.

For rooftop views check out the Mirador Del Gran Hotel Bali where you can rooftop nature views along with spots like Mirador de Sant Jaume, and Mirador Punta L’escaleta The area around the Harbor Lighthouse is very photo-friendly as the marina scenery.

Old Town

Immerse yourself in the old Spanish vibes and a maze of narrow streets filled with whitewashed buildings, shops, eateries, bars, and all sought-after vacation rentals. Explore the historical landmarks and savor delicious tapas in the evening. The rich history here includes landmarks like the city hall, and the Church of St. James. You can also shop at the Benidorm Municipal Market and the Benidorm Flea Market.

Balcon del Mediterraneo

The blue Mediterranean Sea beyond the Benidorm balcony staircase
The blue Mediterranean Sea beyond the Benidorm balcony staircase

Perched high above the city, this viewpoint is a photographer’s delight showcasing awe-inspiring views of both Playa Levante and Playa Poniente. The Bendirom Balcony overlooks the sea and is very popular at the sunset golden hour. Don’t miss the secluded Cala del Mal Pais beach below or the nearby marina vistas.

Tossal de la Cala

Explore the ancient Roman military complex ruins set amidst this rock formation at the end of Poniente Beach with panoramic views of Benidorm.

Aiguera Park

A green oasis in the heart of Benidorm that features two Roman-style auditoriums connected by a palm-lined promenade. Throughout the year, the park hosts a myriad of cultural shows and summer concerts.

Plaça del Castell

Nestled between Playas Levante and Pontiente, this spot in the Old Town stands as a testament to the city’s rich history and also offers panoramic Mediterranean views.

Coastal Promenade

Take a leisurely stroll along this picturesque walkway, lined with shops, bars, and restaurants, offering views of the azure Mediterranean Sea.

Parc Elche

A peaceful retreat adjacent to the old town and marking the start of Poniente Beach, this park offers a serene escape amidst the city’s hustle.

Church of San Jaime and Santa Ana

Stands as a testament to Benidorm’s history and architectural beauty.

Hiking Trails

Inside the La Siera Helada Natural Park, you’ll find a ton of hiking trails and beautiful little beaches while the trek up Alt del Governador will showcase some inspiring views.

The walking paths found along Sierra Helada, Camino del Faro, and Ruta Senderisme de Punta de Cavall o Punta de Jordi are also worth a look.

Sierra Helada

Offers a plethora of hiking routes for all skill levels, leading adventurers to secret coves, lovely mountain and sea scenes, and a chance to spot local wildlife. At the Siera Helada Natural Park, you can embrace the nature trails, cliffs over 400 meters high, attractions like the La Cruz de Benidorm Albir Lighthouse, and the rich fauna of La Torre de la Escaleta.

La Cruz

The trek to the wooden, monumental Benidorm Cross in Sierra Helada offers historical insights and panoramic vistas of Benidorm’s skyline, beaches, and the vast Mediterranean Sea.

Faro de Albir

Positioned in the Sierra Helada Natural Park, this Albir lighthouse showcases vistas over the Mediterranean and the surrounding coastal city.


Levante and Poniente are the most popular beaches in Benidorm offer goldening sand and quality beach services with a resort area backdrop. Holidaymakers enjoy a variety of watersport activities here, such as water skiing, diving, parasailing, and more.

Other smaller beaches include Playa de la Roda, Playa del Albir, and Playa de La Cala de Finestrat. You’ll also find many secret cove beaches along the hiking trails in Benidorm like Cala Racó del Conill which is very popular for snorkelers, as well as sweet nooks and crannies like Cala del Mal Pas, Cala Almadraba, Cala de l’Almadrava and Cala Tío Ximo. For those seeking solitude, Cala Almadraba and the secluded Cala Mal are hidden gems that offer a unique charm.

Playa de Levante

A fine golden sandy beach stretching over 2 kilometers, Levante Beach is known for its lively atmosphere and bustling, sunbathing and water sports. The promenade above Playa del Levante is filled with restaurants, beach clubs, pubs, and cafes. Holding the Blue Flag status since 1987, it’s a haven for beach lovers and the famous Benidorm Cable Ski is here. Beyond its sandy shores, the beach offers a lively atmosphere with events like yoga on paddleboards and the electrifying opening party of the Low Festival.

Playa de Poniente

Located right in the city center, Poniente is Benidorm’s longest beach stretches over 3 kilometers and showcases skyline panoramas. Its tranquil atmosphere, playgrounds, and calm waters make it very family-oriented. The seafront promenade is packed with eateries and shops, restaurants and cafes. It’s a perfect spot to sit and watch the big blue sea or dreamy sailing spot.

Cala de Finestrat

Located 3 kilometers from central Benidorm, this cove is known for its golden sand and crystal clear waters, it is a perfect spot for sunbathing and relaxation.

Tio Ximo Cove

Nestled at the foot of the Sierra Helada Natural Park, this secluded beach is a snorkeling paradise.


One this certain about this coastal town is that clubs, discos, and vibrant nightlife can be found throughout the entire city. Within the three main party zones, you’ll find all the after-dark action you can handle.

Whether in high season or not tourists here love to party, see drag shows and just generally get their drink on. You can even find them frolicking in themed bars like The Explorers Club, Rock and Roll House, and the Western Saloon, great pubs like the Bodhran Irish Bar, and LGBT-friendly bars like Kafee Klee and Bar 69.

Calle Gerona

At the heart of Benidorm’s nightlife, this street buzzes with bars, clubs, and entertainment venues. It’s a go-to spot for pub crawls and diverse entertainment options.


Talk of the Coasts, Hippodrome, and KU heat up the night while


Morgan’s Tavern, Showboat, Valentines, and Talk of the Town provide nightly entertainment.

Rooftop Bars

Hotel Madeira Centro’s rooftop bar is a must-visit for evening drinks and sipping cocktails with a view of Benidorm’s skyscrapers. Same for the Secret Fountain.


Dive into Benidorm’s vibrant atmosphere, cinemas, and escape rooms.

Benidorm Palace

A renowned venue offering an array of arts programming, from captivating cabaret performances to live music shows with four-course meals.


A vibrant city with a rich historical tapestry, Benidorm museums cater to diverse interests from revered contemporary art galleries nestled to niche exhibitions backed by private collectors, Whether you’re an art aficionado, a history buff, or seeking an entertaining outing with the family, a little bit of delightful exploration can be found here.

Casa Museo

Nestled amidst meticulously manicured gardens, the solemn 19th-century edifice stands as a beacon for art enthusiasts. The Casa Museo de Benidorm isn’t merely a building; it is the heart of the city’s contemporary art gallery scene. Showcasing an enviable ensemble of paintings, pottery, and sculptures, this museum, positioned strategically in Benidorm’s Old Town on Passeig de la Carretera, beckons both casual visitors and ardent art lovers. With no entrance fee and a regular influx of exhibitions from distinguished galleries and private collectors, it’s a testament to Benidorm’s vibrant art community.

Exposicion Los Clicks Toman

Tucked away in the Old Town on Carrer de L’Almadrava, this quaint museum is a paradise for young explorers. Beyond its doors lies a fascinating realm of Playmobil characters, meticulously reconstructed historical edifices, armies, contemporary music bands, and iconic movie sets. Not just a visual feast, the museum also offers souvenirs to commemorate your visit. The 3€ entrance fee is also very pocket-friendly.

Centro Cultural Maritimo

Perched on Paseo Colón, with the marina serving as its picturesque backdrop in the Old Town, this museum is a tribute to Benidorm’s rich maritime legacy. With free entrance, the museum’s meticulously curated exhibitions that unravel the tales of the city’s maritime and fishing heritage are accessible to all.

Museo de Cera

Situated on Av. del Mediterráneo, a stone’s throw from the Old Town, this museum is Benidorm’s nod to the legendary Madame Tussauds of London with a cheeky twist. While it parades an extensive array of over 100 waxwork masterpieces by the maestro José Ballester, from the likes of Elvis Presley to Charlie Chaplin, it also houses the Museum of Erotic Art. The dual-themed space promises a unique blend of art, entertainment, and a touch of risqué in a separate adults-only section.


Dive into Benidorm’s shopping scene. from designer establishments and modern department stores to souvenir shops to chic boutiques. For those looking for local products, check out the popular outdoor markets, antique stores, and handicraft shops. Many vendors at Benidorm’s markets also sell fresh seafood, meats, fruits, and vegetables.

Benidorm Municipal Market

The Mercat Municipal de Benidorm also known as the Old Town Market is the biggest of all. Here you’ll find a great selection of shops, along with fresh food, and tapas, and it’s a great place it relax while people-watching.

Benidorm Flea Market

Located in the Old Town, this covered alley is the best place to indulge in authentic Spanish dishes, from seafood to cured meats and cheeses.

Benidorm Outdoor Market

Positioned along the Albir highway, this open-air market boasts a plethora of items, from leather goods and accessories to household items and delectable food.

The Indoor Market

Located in Rincón de Loix, the Mercado Mercaloix offers a wide variety of items. From fashion accessories and gadgets to fresh produce.

Eating Out

Satiate your taste buds with authentic Spanish flavors, from tapas bars to Mediterranean restaurants with traditional dishes and regional wines.

Seafront Delights

Eat paella in a seafront restaurant. Ulia, located on the beachfront, offers a view of the Mediterranean Sea’s crystal clear waters.

Fine Dining

Step away from the pubs of the Old Town and indulge in Benidorm’s high-end restaurants.

Tapas Alley

Gastronomic Delights Nestled in the Old Town, Casco Antiguo is the best place to indulge in Spain’s culinary arts and authentic Spanish appetizers from seafood tapas to local wines.

Culinary Journeys

Take a cooking class and immerse yourself in Spain’s culinary delights.

Getting Around


Wander through the nature trails of Sierra Helada Natural Park by renting an electric bike.


A modern twist to sightseeing.

Day Trips


A mountain village set on a limestone cliff, Guadalest is renowned for its eleventh-century castle and breathtaking landscapes.


Just 15 minutes away from Benidorm, this coastal city stands out with its colorful vibrant houses. It’s also famous for the Moors and Christians festival, which showcases the region’s rich history.

Algar Waterfall

A refreshing retreat with cascading waterfalls offers rejuvenating natural pools. This picturesque setting is a true nature lover’s paradise.


Experience the architectural wonders, including the famed City of Arts and Sciences.


A small picturesque town with a laid-back atmosphere known for its white houses, craft shops, and cobblestone streets.


Overlooked by the Peñón de Ifach, it offers a mix of Roman ruins and an ancient Moorish town wall.

Isla de Tabarca

The Valencia Autonomous Region’s only inhabited island is known for its historic walls, coastal beauty, and delicious fish stew.

Fuentes del Algar

Located in Callosa d’en Sarrià, these natural waterfalls are a cool escape during the hot Spanish summers.


A coastal city on the Costa Blanca is just a short ride away from Benidorm where you’ll find plenty of shopping along with the nearby Alicante Airport where you can take short flights to Mallorca and Ibiza.