There is a misconception that when visiting Benidorm it will be full of hen and stag parties, enjoying wild nights on the town. But if you look deep within the heart of Benidorm you will find some truly beautiful places that offer an air of tranquillity.
I’ll be honest as much as I love the TV show Benidorm I found that my views on the area had been slightly tarnished by the show. Yes, what you see on TV can be found in Benidorm but it is just a tiny bit of what this stunning Spanish city has to offer.
What was once a tiny fishing village in the 1960’s now plays host to a magnificent skyline which is the home of 300 skyscrapers. Some of which are a homage to architecture. Being the 14th largest city in Spain, Benidorm offers a picturesque coastline that attracts millions of visitors every year.
With the city offering something for everyone, this really is the ideal holiday destination for all ages.
My time in Benidorm
At the end of April, I was lucky enough to spend a week in Benidorm with my mum. We had planned to spend a week enjoying the sunshine and unwinding, which was exactly what we did. Despite our plane being full of party goers ready to get their drink on, we soon discovered that rowdy groups can easily be avoided if you stay away from Playa de Levante and Neon Street.
Navigating around the city is super easy, with buses that will take you to all the tourist attractions and electric bikes for hire. for those who wish to take in the sites at their own pace. I personally walked everywhere as I adored exploring the streets and taking in the views. Now we all know that Benidorm is famous for the rental options on mobility scooters, and as much as I did see these out and about I can assure anyone who is not to good on their feet that there are plenty of benches around if you would rather walk.
Places to snack
Having booked into a hotel that offered a wonderful array of foods for this coeliac I wasn’t looking for meals outside of my half board plan. I did, however, find some wonderful places to have a mid-day treat. From fro-yo to ice cream parlours, summer snacks were aplenty.
Golden sandy beaches
Benidorm plays host to four beaches that are a MUST SEE!
Found at the edge of the old town this stunning beach stretches for more than 3km and offers a range of facilities.
Levente is where you will find bars and restaurants that span the 2km of the beach.
La Cala Finestrat
This little cove can be found at the far end of Poniente Playa and offers a beautifully tranquil beach that is ideal for swimming and people with young children.
Mal Pas Playa
Located at the end of the harbour road, this little beach is easy to miss. But thankfully not be the sun, as this idyllic sand spot is also a sun trap.