Spending a day in Benidorm
Benidorm is known the world over as the seaside resort of Alicante. Its long and beautiful urban beaches, just two minutes from the city centre, are always a hit. If you add the weather, which is good throughout the year, and the wide range of food and leisure options available, you have the perfect combination for enjoying a short break at any time.
In just one day you can explore the city’s must-see attractions in a leisurely, stress-free way. With our recommendations you will have time to see everything and pamper yourself too, which is also appreciated every once in a while.
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If you like fusion cuisine we recommend you try the beautiful and luxurious Asian garden of the In Black restaurant, where the delicious food is served in a delightful tropical atmosphere amidst ponds and stone statues.
You can climb to this spectacular viewpoint on foot, by bicycle or go there comfortably by car. It is one of the few places in the city where you can see the skyscrapers from above.
Get ready to explore two kilometres of golden sand in the heart of the city. On the Playa de Levante, perhaps one of the best-known beaches in Europe, you can sunbathe well into the afternoon and enjoy a pleasant stroll along the Mediterranean seashore.
Not to be missed in Benidorm is the “tapas” district, also known as Los Vascos, which is very lively at weekends. At La Cava Aragonesa restaurant, one of the best in the city, they are specialists in “yescas aragonesas” (Catalan bread toasted with olive oil and tomato and a variety of toppings) and “tapas” of all kinds. You'll have a hard time choosing your favourite.
Set in a lush tropical landscape with lakes, waterfalls and swimming pools, you can enjoy Asia Gardens, a luxurious hotel that offers authentic Thai massages and professional treatments that will immerse you in a world of peace and harmony.
One of Benidorm’s liveliest areas is undoubtedly the old town, with its pedestrian streets full of all kinds of shops. We recommend you take a stroll through the Parque de Elche, the Plaza Canalejas or the Church of San Jaime and Santa Ana to get the feel of your holiday destination.
Make the most of the last rays of the afternoon sun on Benidorm's biggest beach. You can walk along its three kilometres with your feet in the sand or enjoy strolling along the seafront promenade, and book lovers can take advantage of facilities such as the “biblioplaya” public library.
This panoramic viewpoint overlooking the sea is set between Benidorm’s two most famous beaches. In times gone by on this 40-metre rock there was a defensive fortress, just a few remains of which can be seen today.