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Guide to Benidorm Outdoors

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With its wonderfully dry climate — the weather proofed by the Sierra Aitana mountains — Benidorm is a great place to be outdoors. Use this guide to escape from the swimming pools and the bars and go explore!

Good for
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Foodie
  • Beach Goer
  • Luxury Traveler
  • Thrifty Traveler
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

10 Places

5 City Tips

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10 Places

Aqualandia

Water Parks

Balcon del Mediterraneo

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Mundomar

Aquariums

Terra Natura

Zoos

Las Rejas Open Club Benidorm

Golf Courses

Terra Mitica

Theme Parks

La Cruz de Benidorm

Sacred & Religious Sites

Aqua Natura

Water Parks

Cala Finestrat Beach

Beaches

Benidorm Old Town

Neighborhoods

David G's City Tips

  • Avoid the theme parks on the weekend. It sounds obvious, but there is a marked difference in crowds mid-week.
  • Taxis are a quick and relatively inexpensive way of getting around town. There are a lot of taxi ranks.
  • Theme parks are quietest on Tuesdays — it is a working day and also a major tour operator change over day, so crowd numbers are lower.
  • Get to the theme parks early, just before the gates open. You can achieve so much in the first hours before the crowds pile in and the sun gets too hot.
  • Do learn the very basics of the Spanish language, such as please, thank you, and hello. It is hugely appreciated by locals.
  • Aqualandia
    Water Parks
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    David G Says:

    Aqualandia is one of Europe's biggest water parks. Everyone is catered for, from the young child to the big-kid thrill seeker. The park is sectioned into age group appropriate areas so families can base themselves in one spot. There is a huge wave pool, lazy river, rapids ride, splash pools, slides galore, and now the insane new attraction, Vertigo, where a trapdoor opens up and sends you plummeting down the slide!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    Tips
    • You get discounted entry to Mundomar with your Aqualandia ticket, which is located next door.
    • Evening tickets are available from 4pm at a discount.
    • You are allowed to bring your own food.
    • You can hire rubber rings for the rapids ride.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #14 of 38 things to do in Benidorm
    • Fantastic 11/10/2018
    • Great day out for all the family 10/15/2018
    • Aqualandia
    Address:
    Sierra Helada, s/n
    Rincón de Loix
    03503 Benidorm
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 965 86 01 00
    Price range:
    $38 - $38
    Other:
  • Balcon del Mediterraneo
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    David G Says:

    In the heart of the Old Town, this beautifully decorated peninsula offers great views of both Levante and Poniente beach, as well as offering that special Spanish charm.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Bring your camera!
    • Take a drink or have lunch at one of the restaurants at the top.
    • If you are lucky, you will be treated to local musicians with their violins and cellos, where the locals take the opportunity to dance. Join in!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 38 things to do in Benidorm
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Lovely Sky Bar, Beautiful Scenery and Views, Great Ambience, Classy !!! 10/24/2018
    • Stunning 10/17/2018
    • Balcon del Mediterraneo
    Address:
    Plaza Castelar 1
    03501 Benidorm
    Spain
  • Mundomar
    Aquariums
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    David G Says:

    A huge favorite amongst locals and holiday makers, this park is a very well maintained zoo/aquatic park with wonderful views of Benidorm. From monkeys to penguins, and bats to sea lions, it has the lot. The staff are very experienced and knowledgeable, which is demonstrated by the great interactive shows they put on. The parks dolphin show is world class, complete with synchronized swimmers!

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • You can swim with the dolphins (pre-bookable).
    • It is quite hilly, so not suitable for everyone.
    • You can take your own food in and there are picnic areas dotted about.
    • Discounted tickets for Aqualandia are available for visitors to Mundomar.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 38 things to do in Benidorm
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Lovely place 11/11/2018
    • Spectacular. 11/11/2018
    • Mundomar
    Address:
    Sierra Helada - Rincon de Loix
    03500 Benidorm
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 965 86 91 01
    Other:
  • Terra Natura
    Zoos
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    David G Says:

    Terra Natura is an open safari style zoo with an African and Asian theme. Here you will see giraffe and elephants roaming free on the plain. There is also a thrilling high-speed zip wire, plus daily shows, and interactive talks given by the experienced zoo keepers.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Annual passes are amazingly cheap.
    • If visiting in the Summer, buy a combined Terra Natura/Aqua Natura ticket. Visit the zoo in the morning, then chill out in at the water park next door.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 38 things to do in Benidorm
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Animals look Sad 11/15/2018
    • still a great zoo 11/07/2018
    • Terra Natura
    Address:
    Partida Foia del Verdader 1
    03502 Benidorm
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 966 07 27 70
    Price range:
    $19 - $19
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Sat - Sun
    10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Other:
  • Las Rejas Open Club Benidorm
    Golf Courses
    David G Says:

    Nothing beats playing golf in a warm climate! This city center par 3 course is well looked after and is very cheap. Pay once and play unlimited golf all day! There is a snack-bar and a driving range and you can also hire clubs and trolleys.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • It's not easy to find and could do with some more signposts, so get a decent map before setting off.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #24 of 29 Outdoor Activities in Benidorm
    • Is the best 9 holes par 3 in Alicante. 11/09/2018
    • Trying to be something that it's not 09/27/2018
    • Las Rejas Open Club Benidorm
    Address:
    Avenida Xixo PP6/01
    03502 Benidorm
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 966 88 97 75
  • Terra Mitica
    Theme Parks
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    David G Says:

    This is Benidorm's answer to a full on, adrenalin-fuelled day out. There are several roller coasters (including a traditional wooden roller coaster), two log flumes, a good sized children's area, and shows spread out all across the four lands of Greece, Rome, Egypt, and Iberia Park. The park is well laid out and spacious, so it never feels like it's too busy.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    Tips
    • As with any park, get there early! You can ride most attractions before lunchtime.
    • Look out for special promotions such as your second day free!
    • There is a reduced evening ticket available.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #21 of 38 things to do in Benidorm
    • Amazing 11/10/2018
    • Just OK! 11/06/2018
    • Terra Mitica
    Address:
    Partida del Moralet, s/n
    03502 Benidorm
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 902 02 02 20
    Price range:
    $39 - $39
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:30 AM - 10:30 PM
    Other:
  • La Cruz de Benidorm
    Sacred & Religious Sites
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    David G Says:

    This is a real hidden gem. The highest point in Benidorm offers amazing views across the city. It's a long 45-minute hike or a taxi ride up to the top, but it is so worth it. On the way up you will pass very expensive, impressive villas.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • There is no where on the way up or at the cross to buy water, so take your own.
    • A good option is to taxi up and walk down.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 38 things to do in Benidorm
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Worth it 11/17/2018
    • Away from the madness 11/14/2018
    • La Cruz de Benidorm
    Address:
    Calle de Taywan
    Benidorm
    Spain
  • Aqua Natura
    Water Parks
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    David G Says:

    Benidorm's second water park is smaller but quieter. A beautiful lagoon pool is the centerpiece of this water park and it is complete with a selection of slides. There is a fabulous children's area too.

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    Tips
    • There is a regular bus service and a regularly manned taxi rank outside.
    • Combine your visit with a trip to Terra Natura. Combination tickets are available.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #18 of 38 things to do in Benidorm
    • Lots of fun 11/06/2018
    • Great waterpark 11/03/2018
    • Aqua Natura
    Address:
    Foia del Verdader 1
    03502 Benidorm
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 966 07 27 70
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
    Other:
  • Cala Finestrat Beach
    Beaches
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    David G Says:

    This is where the locals go when they want to go to the beach. At the southern end of the town, this small bay has immaculate sand and is framed with cafes and restaurants. Pedalos can be hired; one of the rare places where you can do so in Benidorm. The best bit is that you can leave your towels on the beach and are still able to have a nice lunch whilst keeping an eye on your belongings.

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • It gets incredibly busy on a Sunday.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Finestrat
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Totally fantastic surf our son loved it bobyboarding brilliant to watch the professionals v clean beach sunbeds €4 each 11/14/2018
    • Finestrat 11/11/2018
    • Cala Finestrat Beach
  • Benidorm Old Town
    Neighborhoods
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    David G Says:

    This is real Spain. Leave the burger joints behind and enter the Old Town. This is the place to be of an evening when the Spaniards come out in droves, all dressed up for the night. Shops stay open late as well as the cafes; grab a drink and enjoy some great people-watching.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Benidorm's best restaurants are in the Old Town.
    • A shoppers paradise, from designer brands to market stalls.
    • The best ice cream in Spain can be found here!
    • See the street entertainers; drop them 50 cents and they will perform.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 38 things to do in Benidorm
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Must see for culture. Great markets. Also plenty of Designer shopping if thats what you like. Spanish parades most even 11/17/2018
    • 2018 festival 11/17/2018
    • Benidorm Old Town
    Phone:
    +34 902 10 05 81
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