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Views of Benidorm, Alicante

What to do on a weekend in Benidorm

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Town and beaches. These are the main attractions of Benidorm for holidaymakers. It’s the ideal Mediterranean destination for a weekend visit, as a couple, as a family, or with a group of friends. In high season, this town on the Costa Blanca (Alicante) becomes a busy resort, with hundreds of activities and places to see, for all ages, at any time of day.See some of our ideas for a fun weekend in this selection: 

Friday afternoon

After arriving in what the locals call “skyscraper city”, stretch your legs with a stroll along the famous Paseo de Levante and have an ice cream while you mingle with the happy holidaymakers. Elche park is also a great place to have a wander among the palm trees, before you go to the town centre to try all the Mediterranean style tapas on offer. And as there’s still the whole weekend ahead of you, you can relax and have a drink or two on the terrace bars near the beach.

Paseo de Levante in Benidorm, Alicante

Saturday morning

If you like getting up early and you want a spectacular photo, try watching the sunrise from the Balcón del Mediterráneo, a famous viewing point overlooking the sea.For those who like a little adrenaline with their fun, Terra Mítica is less than 15 minutes from Benidorm. This is a huge amusement park with rides for all ages, where you can spend an exciting day.If you prefer nature, 20 kilometres away is Las Fuentes de l’Algar. This is a set of waterfalls and natural pools connected by channels and streams, where you can swim and enjoy the scenery. And in warm weather, the Aqua Natura water park is an ideal option for spending the day, where the kids will have a wonderful time on water slides, pools and rides.

 Balcón del Mediterráneo viewing point in Benidorm, Alicante
Views of Benidorm, Alicante

Saturday afternoon

If you decide to spend the day in Benidorm, Levante beach is the ideal place to enjoy the sun until lunchtime. And now you have a wide range of culinary options to choose from. Try traditional local dishes like arroz a banda (rice with seafood), pebrot (fish and red peppers), or coca farcida (tuna pie).After lunch there’s plenty to do. Go mad for speed on the go-karts, enjoy an afternoon’s shopping, or explore the streets of Benidorm’s old town centre where you can discover bars, shops, and unique spots.

Levante beach in Benidorm, Alicante

Saturday evening

While Benidorm’s nightlife is usually magical, a Saturday night can be unforgettable.If you’re visiting as a family, there are plenty of dinner options in restaurants with entertainment for children. And if you aren’t sure where to go, Poniente beach becomes the heart of Benidorm at night, with all the bars and restaurants you could want for drinks and dinner. And of course, party people choose Benidorm because they know the best discotheques on the Costa Blanca are here.

A busy shopping street with pavement cafés in Benidorm, Alicante

Sunday morning

If you didn’t get too carried away last night and you decide to get up a little early to get as much out of your weekend as possible, you should try a special breakfast with views over the Mediterranean at one of those exceptional rooftop terraces in Benidorm’s skyscraper hotels.And if you still have time for a last swim before you go home, Cala Tío Ximo is a peaceful, natural cove just a few minutes from the town centre.

Tourist looking at the views of the town of Benidorm, Alicante