Things to do in Benidorm

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To Benidorm we go every year millions of people, that we make of the city one of the world capitals of the tourism. Not for less: spectacular beaches, a climate out of paradise, a leisure offer for all tastes … Summer in Benidorm happens, and much.

Benidorm owes what it is today to its beaches. Two immense and fabulous beaches, the Poniente and the Levante, which articulate the life of the city: with bathers all year round, dozens of restaurants and nightclubs and bars, with such a wide offer ranging from clubs chill out To daily live concerts of Maria Jesus and his accordion (yes, that of “Los pajaritos”). Let’s review the beach map of Benidorm: At its northern end, two small coves of sand and rock are very suitable for diving and for those who like a solitary bath. Behind them, the bustling promenade of the popular beach of Levante begins, which to its complete services adds the attraction of showing a lively image throughout the year. To the south of the port, the Poniente beach, the longest beach in Benidorm with almost three kilometers in length, is more relaxed than the Levante beach and more frequented by national tourists. Between them, in a section that corresponds to the old town and to the shelter of the hill Canfali is the small cove of Mal Pas and, in front of it, the Island of Benidorm, a paradise for the lovers of the diving and our first test of That Benidorm is more, much more than two fantastic beaches.

The island of Benidorm – which can be reached from the port of the city on a short journey that barely lasts more than a quarter of an hour on a boat with underwater vision – is a marine reserve that houses several protected species and, If you like scuba diving, this is a fantastic place. But there are more alternatives if you like to practice water sports: sailing, parapenting, kite surfing, kayaking, cable skiing or wakeboarding, on a platform located in the heart of Levante beach and where you can expect from Easter to October.

How about spending the morning in your markets? There are three: Mercadillo de Foietes, located next to the Municipal Sports Center Foietes, which takes place on Wednesdays from 8am to 1.30pm; The town Mercadillo , located on Avenida de L’Admirall Bernat de Sarrià next to Hotel Servigroup Pueblo, which is held on Wednesdays and Sundays from 8am to 1.30pm; And the El Cisne Market, which is held on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 8am to 1pm, and is located next to the Benisol camping on the N-332 Km.124 national road. Here you will find many antique stalls.

If you are passionate about theme parks, Benidorm is your place. You have a water park – Aqualandia – two animals – Mundomar and Terra Natura, where more than two hundred species live, fifty of them in danger of extinction – and, of course, Tierra Mítica, where you can get on the roller coaster of Largest wood in the world.

And when night comes … Benidorm has for all tastes in its more than 160 pubs, clubs and discos, concentrated in several areas: the Paseo de Levante; The old town; The “English zone” – the streets Gerona, Ibiza, Mallorca and London ; Esperanto and Nacional 332, in the direction of Altea, where there are nightclubs where the party lasts until after dawn.

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