A weekend in Benidorm
A weekend is enough to get to know the essential places in Benidorm and its surroundings. Relaxed, and in no hurry, you can enjoy miles of urban beaches, walks at sunset with spectacular views and the best cuisine and entertainment on the Costa Blanca. Adding to this the good weather all year round, you’ve got the perfect combination to enjoy a mini holiday without leaving the mainland.
Whether you are travelling with children, as a couple or with friends, with these plans you can make the most of your visit to Benidorm and create unforgettable memories.
Itinerary day 1
One of the liveliest areas of the city is undoubtedly the historic old town of Benidorm, where the pedestrian streets are full of shops of all kinds. We recommend a walk in Elche park, the Plaza Canalejas or the church of San Jaime and Santa Ana to get a feel of the city.
Get ready to walk on 2 kilometres of golden sand in the heart of the city. On Levante beach, perhaps one of the best known in Europe, you can sunbathe until late afternoon and enjoy a lovely walk along the Mediterranean.
Between the two most famous beaches of Benidorm is this panoramic viewpoint overlooking the sea. In the past, a defensive fortress stood on this 40-metre rock, of which only a few remains are still present today.
If you like fusion cuisine we suggest you visit the beautiful and luxurious Asian garden of the In Black restaurant. In this establishment, the delicious gastronomic offering is accompanied by an exquisite tropical atmosphere with ponds and stone statues.
Itinerary day 2
Only 20 minutes by car from Benidorm is the municipality of Altea, a charming coastal town full of small white houses with balconies and flowers, where the old town is a real treasure.
Also about 20 minutes by car from Benidorm is Villajoyosa, another coastal town which, unlike the previous one, is full of colour. If you have the opportunity to experience the Moors and Christians Festival, you can't miss the celebrations in this town.
Famous for its cutting-edge fusion cuisine and spectacular views of the Mediterranean, this restaurant is committed to quality produce. If you have the opportunity, we recommend you eat on the terrace.
You can get up to this spectacular viewpoint by walking through a path, by bike or comfortably by car. It is one of the few places in the city where you can see the skyscrapers from a higher level.
With over 5,000 hectares of protected coastline, 300-metre-high cliffs, fossil dunes, islets where birds nest and two micro reserves of flora, the Sierra Helada Natural Park (or Serra Gelada, in Valencian) is one of Benidorm's must-see areas.
Take advantage of the endless number of shows that take place in the city and choose the one that most attracts your attention. There are shows for all ages and audiences. Some of them even include dinner. Book in advance.
You can't miss the tapas area of Benidorm, also known as the area of Los Vascos, which is very lively at weekends. At La Cava Aragonesa, one of the best establishments in the city, they specialise in mouthwatering Aragonese food and tapas of all kinds. You'll have a hard time picking your favourite.
Itinerary day 3
If you like theme parks and thrills, we recommend you spend the day at Terra Mitica, which has places to please everybody. A great plan whether you're travelling with children, friends or as a couple.
Surrounded by a lush tropical landscape with lakes, waterfalls and pools, you can enjoy Asia Gardens, a luxury hotel that offers authentic Thai massages and professional treatments to immerse you in a world of peace and harmony.
Enjoy the last rays of the afternoon sun on Benidorm's largest beach. You can walk on its 3 kilometres with your feet on the seashore, enjoy the promenade or take advantage of facilities such as the beach library, for those who love reading.
Located in the exquisite Asia Gardens Hotel, this restaurant allows you to travel to Bali without leaving Benidorm. Its Asian fusion wins over the palate and delights the senses.