If you’re heading to Benidorm on the Costa Blanca this summer and you’re looking to fit as much as possible into your time there, look no further than taking advantage of some of the best tours in Benidorm to make the most of your time in the city. A variety of operators make you comfortable and set you at ease through the tours which range in length, topic and location. One thing is for certain from all tours available – you will cover places you want to see in an organised and thought out manner, perfect for those who only have a couple of days available to sightsee.

 

Benidorm Walking Tours

Most people opt for a guided walk of Benidorm to get around and see the main sights of the city without worry or hassle and trying to organise it themselves. For good reason too – with low prices of around 20 euros per person, short walking tours of the city are the best way to hit all the must see sights and get a bit of background history and information on important locales such as the Old Town and some of the other main points of interest. A two hour walking tour departing from Benidorm’s main gate of Town Hall means that this is the ideal choice for families and those hoping to spend a short time having a wander with a professional guide who helps you get the most out of the tour. You will see such sights as the Balcon de Mediterraneo and the Plaza Castell as well as the old sites of the original fishing village that was watched over by the church of San Jaime.

 

Biking and Cycle Tours

Biking and cycling tours through Benidorm and the surrounding area are hugely popular with people of all ages and abilities. With some easy to challenging terrain you can be assured of a great day out and a great workout as well. Prices can be as low as around 35 euros per person for a seven hour tour which starts from atop Mount Aitana and ends down in the city of Benidorm. This tour is ideal for those who love getting outside and enjoying a bit of activity as well as commanding views from some of the stopping points. Tours include pick up and drop off from your hotel anywhere in Benidorm, Albir, Sella, Orxeta and similar areas. Due to popularity, it should be booked in advance.  Bottled water, guide and vehicle transport included and all ages and abilities are welcome.

 

Segway Tours

Segways have become immensely popular in recent years as a great way of getting around “on foot” without necessarily having to walk. With the ability to go further in a shorter space of time, without tiring yourself out or being in a vehicle of sorts, this is the ideal way to really immerse yourself in the surroundings of the city while seeing all that there is to see without having to compromise on comfort. Most segway tours will allow you to choose your own route as well, maximising the perfection of choosing this as one of your tour options while in the city. A local guide is provided and you can depart at any time of day to suit you and your travelling companions. At around 40 euros per person for a few hours by segway, this is the best way to see Benidorm – hands down!

So whatever your reason for coming to Benidorm these are the top three ways to tour around the resort to maximise your time and the things you see. These are some of peoples’ most favourite ways to get around and take in all the sights of the city while enjoying themselves and experiencing the knowledge and services of a local guide. Book yourself in for a tour today – you won’t regret it.

If you’re a fan of cycling and perhaps even training for some serious professional cycling in the next couple of months but you need a challenging course to try, consider heading to the Costa Blanca and the Benidorm region. Take advantage of their fantastic and varied terrain with varied gradient courses, ideal for cycling as well as the general ambience, perfect for kicking back at the end of a hard day of cycling. Read ahead to learn more about a few of these courses and the levels of difficulty that are on offer for cyclists of all degrees of professionalism – regardless of whether you’re a serious cyclist or a hobby cyclist.

There are a number of great routes throughout the Benidorm and Costa Blanca area, many ideal for exploring in the winter and early spring when the temperatures are still comfortable for outdoor activities and the roads are a bit quieter – perfect for cycling. While some are better left to the seasoned cyclists, there are a couple that make for great tracks for families and starter cyclists alike.

 

Puerto de la Carrasqueta

Perhaps the best known, and most travelled cycling path that is featured in the Tour de Juguete Gran Fondo. The overall track involves a number of options as to what stops you could make on the way, with five main route options for the avid cyclist, six if you include the Tour Del Juguete Route from 2014, which is considered a challenge for even the most seasoned of cyclists. Ranging in lengths from 100 to 175 kilometres, with shorter pieces available along some of its main stretches, this overall route will keep you coming back for more – especially if you’re looking for a challenge.

 

Puerto de Tudons

This route is a good starter trail for those looking to start cycling in the Benidorm area, with some of the main stretches being between 7 to 15 kilometres in length. Although some of the portions can be fairly steep, it’s nonetheless a great starter route, including for children. The views can be commanding from some of the higher points, and its location is perfect for adding in some distance through some longer additions. The El Campello – Puerto de Tudons – Puerto de la Carrasqueta – alto de les Xemeneies -El Campello is a truly epic route with some of the toughest climbs in the Costa Blanca, making this a great option for beginners with the option to add on for the most discerning of professionals.

 

Val de Ebo

Set over 8 kilometres, the Val de Ebo climb for cyclists is a bit easier on the legs with its slightly lower inclines. This is a route that is ideal or active families, due to the shorter length and smaller hills, but still provides stunning views across the scrub brush hills from some of its higher points. Ideal for beginners or for cyclists with children, this can be a good way to get some exercise in during your time in the area. Two options include the Denia or the Calpe routes for longer treks – both being between 150-160 kilometres.

 

If you’re looking for something a bit extra, why not consider coming to the Costa Blanca on either a Self-Guided cycling holiday or for a specialist training camp specifically geared toward cyclist? Being a cyclists haven, the Costa Blanca plays host to both of these, amongst other options. Most options are between January and May, when the temperatures are cooler and it’s more comfortable for training by day and relaxing by night. Prices can vary depending on the type of accommodation taken up. For example, the special training camp in Ciclo includes 4 star accommodation, half board, guided rides, vehicle support, airport transfers and individual training plans from 750 euros for January to May.

 

So there you have a couple of great suggestions for cycling tours that will work for both the well seasoned and experienced of cyclists but also beginners and families with children. Joining up with a tour or training camp in the area is always an option as well, especially if you’re looking for something to either improve your technique or to recondition your form. Come out to the Costa Blanca for a truly unique, challenging experience for cyclists and see why it has been a favourite

Are you heading off on your holiday to Benidorm with some children of varying ages and you’re looking for a one stop shop to list all the best in terms of water and amusement parks in the city? Look no further – this article will list the top amusement and water parks in the region.

Terra Mitica

Brand, spanking new! This amusement park is opening in April 2017, so it couldn’t be any more new. It’s slated as being the largest, most exciting theme park in Europe with something happening in every inch of the park! Including street performers, pirates and gladiator themes as well as even nightly cabaret and variety shows, this is the park to beat. Tickets from 25 euros each, with the ability to beat the queues and book online.

Terra Natura and Aqua Natura

This combined park for both kids and adults brings the animal kingdom into incredibly close proximity, allowing everyone the chance to get up close and personal with animals and aquatic life of all kinds. Shows are put on several times a day, featuring some of the animals you find here which are sure to delight and impress. Aqua Natura is a great waterpark that allows time for fun and frivolity or just plain relaxing as well.

Aqualandia

Get the swimsuits on and hit the slides with Benidorm’s premier waterpark, Aqualandia. Re-opening in May for the summer season, this waterpark boasts crazy waterslides as well as a great lagoon for relaxing in the sun. Perfect for families, groups of friends and children of all ages, Aqualandia is sure to delight and impress everyone from ages 8-80, so come have a whale of a time. Tickets start at 25 euros for day passes. A perfect way to spend a day in Benidorm.

Mudomar

Opening again in mid-March, Mudomar is a fantastical water world where marine life meets land to put on shows of amazement such as the dancing dolphins. Don’t miss the comedic stylings of the parrots or sea lions and be sure to check out their giant aquarium. Tickets from 21 euros.

Iberia Park

Connected to Terra Mitica, this park seems to be formerly part of the Terra Mitica theme park overall but has in recent years seemingly changed so that Iberia Park is now free entry to the area with a lagoon and river, as well as picnic areas with a few rides and other attractions. It seems that while it’s free, you will still need to pay for rides individually so be prepared. It’s a good idea to bring a picnic lunch as meals in the area of Iberia park can be around seven euros upwards. A good day out all around, and one where even the locals come to for an afternoon. Swimming possible in the lagoon and river area.

 

So there you have a quick rundown of some of the parks available to head to in Benidorm for those who are looking for something new and exciting while in the area. Save some money by booking tickets in advance online and beat the queues at the park themselves. Enjoy!

 

 

Are you considering Spain for your next holiday but you aren’t quite sure where in the country you should head for your getaway? Maybe you have been to other parts of Spain before – Madrid, Barcelona, the Costa Brava or the Costa del Sol and you’re looking for something new but coastal why not consider Benidorm? Situated on the Costa Blanca, it has a whole host of things to do and see, and is well situated for day trips away to other regions as well. Read ahead to find out what there is to see and do in Benidorm.

Beaches

Without doubt the number one attraction in Benidorm is the beaches. With several top rated spots to set your towel down and watch the world go by, Benidorm is a hot spot for beachgoers of all ages. Playa Levante is the number one beach on everyone’s lists in the region, but other favourites include Poniente  and Platges de Benidorm as well as the Playa Cala Tio Ximo, renowned for its snorkelling trips and fantastic marine life. Cala Tio Ximo is a smaller beach that can be quite secluded depending when you go, but can likewise fill up quickly, so go early to stake your claim!

Nightlife

If you’re coming to Benidorm to celebrate a hen or stag party, birthday party or just to get away with your friends, you won’t be disappointed by the quality or number of bars and clubs that litter the Benidorm area with their pumping music and flowing drinks. Featuring everything from local and imported beers to fancy cocktails and everything in between, the choice of refreshing beverages is wide and varied. For those looking to get their groove on, there are countless clubs in Benidorm that have theme nights, foam parties, and dance floors that go all night long – literally – until 7, 8 or even later in the morning!

If you aren’t a clubber you can catch a tribute act at the Rock and Roll House or a comedic drag queen show at Klee Cafe amongst others.

Terra Natura and Mundomar

Great for travellers of all ages, the Terra Natura Zoo and Mundomar Aquarium are ideal places for not just those travelling with kids, but also those looking to fit something in aside from boozing by the seaside. Featuring many different varieties of animals and marine life, both of these promise a great day out for anyone.

Getting Outside

The seaside calls and there are a number of rental companies that provide great options to get out and around the city. Segway tours are one option for those looking to explore a bit further than walking can get you. For the adventurous, rental companies throughout Benidorm provide the opportunity to do paragliding, snorkelling trips, diving and other watersports. The sky’s the limit with Benidorm activities – from hill walking to diving to just sitting on a terrace watching the world go by, this is the place with something for everyone.

So you shouldn’t need any other reasons as to why Benidorm should be your next Spanish resort holiday. You honestly won’t be disappointed with all the options available in this bustling and enjoyable coastal city.