Benidorm ranks among the most popular beach resorts on Spain’s Costa Blanca, and serves as a gateway to the towns and natural wonders of the Valencia region. Here’s how to spend three days in Benidorm.
Day 1: City Sightseeing
Benidorm may be best known for its white-sand beaches, but it’s also rife with history. Discover the ruins of its historic castle, the Old Town, and the Balcón del Mediterráneoon on a walking or Segway tour, or if you’d rather explore at your own pace take a ride on the hop-on hop-off trolley
Carve off a few hours of the afternoon for sun, sand, and sea at one of Benidorm’s two white-sand beaches; choose between the lively Playa Levante or the family-friendly Playa Poniente. This evening, treat yourself to a live performance at Benidorm Palace. Vegas-style shows feature dozens of international performers, and package options include just the show or a full dinner.
Day 2: Outdoor Adventure
Benidorm is renowned for its natural beauty, so spend day two in the great outdoors. If you’ve got an appetite for adventure, opt for a day of parasailing, Jet Skiing, or kayaking, or cruise the Mediterranean Sea on a chartered boat. If you want to stay on dry land, take either a cycling tour through the rugged Costa Blanca Mountains, a day trip to the picnic grounds and swimming holes of the Algar Waterfalls, or a quad bike excursion along the Cape of San Antonio. End your day of adventure with a guided bar crawl of Benidorm’s top clubs, pubs, and cocktail lounges.
Day 3: A Day in Valencia
Get an early start this morning to experience one of Spain’s most underrated destinations— Valencia. A short drive along the coast brings you to this Spanish city, which is known for its architecture and stellar dining scene. Most day trips explore the historic city center, soccer stadium, and the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences, and let you skip the hassle of car hire.
Alternative day trip destinations include the Jalon Valley wine making region or the historic fortified village of Guadalest. On your return to Benidorm, feast on traditional Spanish tapas in the Old Town; join a walking-and-food tour for help finding the best bites.