Benidorm has been one of the key tourist destinations in Spain for many years. If you’re looking for what to see in Benidorm beyond its beaches and well-known leisure activities, we give you some ideas here so you can discover the other side of this city in Alicante.
With your car hire from Alicante Airport you can travel with total flexibility and tranquility the entire Alicante coast and the best beaches in the Mediterranean.
In the region of Marina Baixa, Benidorm has more than three hundred sunny days a year and an agreeable climate at any time of year, so the best thing is to enjoy outdoor plans.
The Natural Park of Sierra Helada separates the bays of Benidorm and Altea and is a highly recommended visit in order to discover the nature of the area. At 6 km long, it reaches more than 300 m in altitude. It’s the perfect place for al kinds of visitor to discover trails.
However, if you’re into mountain climbing, we recommend the Puig Campana trail, the second highest summit in the province of Alicante. Its high cumulative elevation, which is more than one thousand metres ascent and descent isn’t recommended for people who aren’t used to mountain climbing. But don’t worry if you’re not fit, there’s the option of doing a circular route of medium difficulty, without ascending to the summit.
To see Benidorm in its entirety, it’s best to go to the Cruz de Benidorm from where you’ll have a view of the whole city. You have two options for getting there: to go down a path where you’ll reach 217 metres’ altitude, or to go there in your own car or a hire car.
You’ll find the Balcón del Mediterráneo next to the church of San Jaime y Santa Ana in the historic centre of Benidorm. What used to be a square where the defensive castle was located has now been converted into the ideal place to watch the sunrise or violet reflections in the sea at sunset.
If you don’t know what to see in Benidorm with children, you can’t miss a visit to one of its theme parks. If you love water parks, Aqualandia is suitable for all ages and has slides, wave pools, rapids, play areas...
If you prefer nature and animals, Terra Natural and Mundomar are very good options. Discover all the land and marine fauna as well as shows suitable for all where you’ll learn more about the life of animals.
However, if you’re looking for a theme park in the strict sense of the word, Terra Mítica is the appropriate place. Discover the history of Greece, Egypt and Rome thanks to its shows and get your adrenaline pumping on any of its famous attractions.
Although when we think of Benidorm what comes to mind is the sun and beaches, in winter the city becomes quieter. With no crowds or traffic, you can take advantage to visit the surrounding area and discover other villages such as Calpe and Altea.
In addition, winter in Benidorm is very mild and you’ll surely be able to enjoy the sun walking along its promenades or, if you’re a fan of golf, playing a few holes on one of the many golf courses in the area.