This beautiful golden sand, mountain backdrop town is teaming nightlife and a unique blend of attractions and activities. From gorgeous beaches to pristine hiking trails, scenic spots to theme parks, water parks, zoos and more, there is no shortage of touristy things to do in Benidorm.
Check out the tourist map below which highlights everything you could possibly think off doing in Benidorm with including landmarks, historical buildings and museums, points of interest, parks and open-space areas.
What Makes Benidorm Unique?
One look after arriving from the airport and you can easily tell that Benidorm is full-blown, holiday resort town. You’ll never to 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.
Interactive Tourist Map
We’ve included every tourist 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.
The Balcó del Mediterrani at the Mirador del Castell looks out over Benidorm Island, and is by far the most photographed spot in town. Mirador de la Cruz (home of The Benidorn Cross), and Mirador de la Ermita Virgen del Mar at Tossal de la Cala are crowd favorites.
For a rooftop views check out the Mirador Del Gran Hotel Bali whereas you can rooftop nature views in spots like Mirador de Sant Jaume, Mirador Punta L’escaleta
The area around the Harbor Lighthouse are very photo-friendly as the marina scenery when strolling through Old Port Town.
Walks through Elx Park, Aigüera Park or along the West Beach Promenade while seeking out the Dove Fountain are highly recommended.
Inside the La Serra Gelada 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.
Levante and Poniente are the most popular beaches offer goldening sand and quality beach services with a resort area backdrop. Holidaymakers do a variety of watersport activities here, such as water skiing, diving, parasailing and more.
Other resort styles beaches include Playa de la Roda, Playa del Albir, Playa Mal Pas, 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 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 looking for a rollercoaster good time, Terra Mitica is the place to be. It’s located behind a mountaintop above Benidorm and close to the sea, so you’ll get gorgeous scenic views atop each and every ride.
There’s also TirolinasGo which is a forestal park famous for it’s zipline.
Zoos & Animal 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 bear, oh my, to go along with speedy, spiraling water slides and a splash pool.
Tours & Excursions
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 you wish there was at Karting Benidorm and Go Karting Finestrat.
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.
Nothing is more refreshing than a little water sports on a hot resort beach day. From diving and snorkeling to parasailing and tubing you’ll have more than your fair share of wet and wild activities that don’t require a visit to the local water parks.
The clubs and discos that are spread all across the different resort areas of Benidorm are some of the best in the Costa Blanca region. Within the three main party zones, you’ll find all the after-dark action you can handle.
You can even find theme bars like The Explorers Club, Rock and Roll House, and the Western Saloon. There’s also scenic rooftop bars like Secret Fountain, great pubs like the Bodhran Irish Bar, and even gay-friendly bars like Kafee Klee and Bar 69.
The Benidorm Cross atop the scenic La Cruz is probably the most famous landmark alongside the Intempo Building which is an artechicual delight. Little castle towers like the Torre de Morales, Torre d’Aguiló are also spread across town.
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.
There’s a ton of shopping options in Benidorm from popular outdoor markets, antique and handicraft shops, to designer establishments and modern department stores.
You can find outdoor vendors selling fresh seafoods, meats, fruits and vegetables. pretty at the Mercat Municipal Market. For a more low-key, and less touristy experience, check out the Mercaloix Indoor Market.