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Beaches & Coves

Fine golden sand, transparent waters and beaches that are clean and cared for throughout the year identifies the Benidorm seafront. At its north end, there are two small coves of sand and rock that are very suitable for diving and for those who like to swim alone. Further on starts the bustling promenade of the popular and busy Levante beach, which in addition to its many facilities on offer, also has the added attraction of being lively throughout the year. South of the port, the Poniente beach competes in beauty and facilities with Levante beach. Both have in common the fact they, thanks to its orientation, enjoy sunshine in winter all day until sunset and in summer until after eight. Between them, in a section that corresponds to the old town and the shelter of the Canfali hill, is the small cove of Mal Pas and opposite, the Benidorm island, a paradise for scuba divers.

City tours

Touring the town

Starting in the Torrejó Square you can walk up Carrer dels Gats, a typical street made of cobbles stones, to St James' Church built in the 18th century. From outside the church you can go under the archway that leads to Senyoria Square, Castelar Square and Mirador del Castillo. The views from here overlooking the Levante, Poniente and Mal Pas beaches, are among the most beautiful ones in Benidorm. Continue your journey towards the harbour where you can go on excursions to the Island of Benidorm, Calpe and Tabarca. Other interesting places to visit in the town are Elche Park, Poniente and Levante Promenade and L'Aigüera Park.

Sightseeing buses

Double-decker buses with original comments in Spanish, English and French. Bus 30. It goes all over the town and you can hop on and off during the trip. Bus 31. It goes to Altea (8 km away), wandering through Albir Beach. Departing point at Ametlla de Mar, Ave. (opposite to Burguer King). Daily service. No service on windy and rainy days.

​Phone: Llorente Bus: +34 965 854 322​Website: www.llorentebus.es
Bus turistic

Funny bus, looking like an old fashioned tram, that travels around the town (you can hop on and off) with multilingual audio system. Daily service on summer and during winter it works from Monday to Saturday. No service in rainy days.

​Phone: Booking for groups at: 689 072 913​Website: www.benidormbusturistic.com
Tourist trains

Tiny trains touring around town. Levante Beach train: departure from Festilandia (20, Mediterraneo Ave.) and from Pharmacy 24h (38, Mediterraneo Ave.). Poniente Beach train: departure from Hotel Golden (10, Jaime I Ave.)

​Phone: +34 633 770 342
Benisegway

Guided tour of the town on a segway (minimum weight 40 kg and maximum weight 118 kg), lasting around 2 h. Tours leaving from "Benidorm Circus", in the morning and in the afternoon. It works all year long. Booking needed.

​Phone: +34 670 339 434 / +34 607 333 300​Website: www.costablancatour.com
Boat trips

Boat trip to the Island: A visit to the Island of Benidorm, which is part of the terrestrial and maritime "Sierra Helada" Natural Park, where you will be able to watch the sea bed from the glass bottom boats, Aquario and Aquascope. Costa Panorama: One hour coastal mini cruise to Calpe fishing harbour, where you will be able to enjoy the awesome views of the cliffs of the "Sierra Helada", the beach of "El Albir"and the beautiful village of Altea. Boat trip to Tabarca: boat trip lasting 1,15 h to the only inhabited island of the Region of Valencia. Depending on the season, you can also visit the town of Alicante.

​Address: Benidorm harbour​Phone: +34 965 850 052​Website: www.excursionesmaritimasbenidorm.es
Benidorm Circus

Circus show combining live music with the performances of jugglers, trapeze artists, contortionists, clowns... like in "Le Cirque du Soleil". Open all year round.

​Address: 13, Doctor Severo Ochoa Av. (Parking Benidorm Palace)​Phone: +34 965 851 661​Website: www.benidormcircus.es
Leisure Parks

Aqualandia

Aqualandia is the largest water park in Europe and is ideal for all ages. Experience the Niagara, zig-zags, kamikaze, black-hole, wave pools, shows ... and much more!

​Address: Sierra Helada s/n Rincón de Loix​Phone: +34 965 860 100​Website: www.aqualandia.net
Aqua Natura

Aqua Natura has over 1000m of vertiginous slides, a wave pool, solarium, Spa and special swimming areas for children of different ages. Ideal for a day out for the whole family with fun and guaranteed excitement.

​Address: Foia del Verdader, 1​Phone: +34 96 607 27 70​Website: www.terranatura.com
Mundomar

Mundomar is a complete marine and exotic animal park. Flamingos, parrots, dolphins combined with spectacular performances, restaurants, picnic areas and a fabulous viewing point for unforgettable experiences!

​Address: C/ Sierra Helada s/n​Phone: +34 96 586 9101​Website: www.mundomar.es
Terra Natura

In 320,000 m2 you can experience a unique environment with more than 1,500 animals of 200 different species (50 endangered) and 2,500 examples of flora in authentically recreated habitats, offering a new generation of wildlife park.

​Address: Foia del Verdader, 1​Phone: +34 96 607 27 70​Website: www.terranatura.com
Terra Mitica Park

A park of fun and adrenalin-fulled rides, where, as well as adventure and fun, visitors can learn about ancient Mediterranean civilizations: Egypt, Greece and Rome. Water rides, mechanical rides, the largest wooden rollercoaster in Europe and the "Phoenix", free fall of 60 m or the new attractions (Infinity and Inferno) ensure more than one visit to this huge park!

​Address: Ctra. Benidorm a Finestrat​Phone: +34 902 02 02 20​Website: www.terramiticapark.com​More info: PARTIDA del MORALET
The richness and variety of the cuisine in Benidorm has developed thanks to the success and influence of our ancestors and other cultures, all of which have left their mark on the local gastronomy. As a result, the influence of international cuisine, culinary traditions inherited from the Arabs, the legacy of merchant mariners, as well as the typical cuisine of local fishermen and traditional dishes from inland areas, results in an extraordinary range of flavours, aromas, textures, and colours to suit all palates. Tapas in Benidorm: Spain is renowned for its tapas. Benidorm offers a variety of tapas bars and pubs. There is a popular route that starts in Constitution Square continuing along Santo Domingo Street, Martinez Oriola Street and the surrounding streets. It is, however, possible to discover tapas bar around almost every corner in Benidorm. Restaurants: The choice of restaurants to be found in Benidorm reflects universal tastes. Enjoy local dishes of legume stews, fish and meats, Alicantinian cuisine based on seafood with rice cooked in pots known as "calderos", also Italian, Indian, Chinese, Thai, Argentinian, Moroccan, Mexican, British, Central European and French. There are many fast food, grills and excellent restaurants of creative cuisine to experience.
Benidorm Gastronomy Events 2014

This year The Benidorm Gastronomy has increased to six its number of gastronomic events: III Hot Dish Days "Soups and Stews": from 17th to 23rd of February IV Tapas Competition: from 31st March to 6th April Seville's Festival in Benidorm: from 5th to 11th May V Benidorm Gastronomy Days: from 6th to 15th June World Tourism Day. Tapas Week: from 22nd to 28th September III Paella Days of Benidorm: from 13th to 19th October

​Website: www.visitbenidorm.co.uk
II Hot Dish Days "Soups and Stews"

From 17th to 23rd of February you can taste traditional Spanish dishes.

​Website: www.visitbenidorm.co.uk
IV Tapas Competition

From 31st March to 6th April many bars and restaurants in Benidorm prepare their best "tapas" for this competition and tourists and residents can taste them for a reasonable price and vote for the best.

​Website: www.visitbenidorm.co.uk
Seville's Festival in Benidorm

From 5th to 11th Many bars and restaurants in Benidorm offer typical Spanish food as well as flamenco shows.

​Website: www.visitbenidorm.co.uk
V Benidorm Gastronomy Days

V Gastronomic Days arrive with the help of a large group of restaurants in our city, willing to give the best of themselves during a week, from 6th to 15th of June, that promises plus lots of variety, great quality at affordable prices.

​Website: www.visitbenidorm.co.uk
World Tourism Day. Tapas Week.

From 22nd to 28th September.

​Website: www.visitbenidorm.co.uk
III Paella Days of Benidorm

From 13th to 19th October, a large group of restaurants put on their tables the infinite varieties of a dish that is the summit of our kitchen, so that the rice stews, mellow and dry, inspired by ingredients from the garden, the poultry or sea, are the heads of a few days in which our restaurants and our professionals will again be protagonists.

​Website: www.visitbenidorm.co.uk
La Taberna del Ulia

Located in Benidorm cove in a residential area close to the sea, is one of the most representative restaurants. Enjoy the beautiful terrace with their specialities: meat, fish, seafood and tapas.

​Address: Avda. Mont Benidorm, 11​Phone: +34 966 80 70 23
Esturion Restaurant

Large heated local, specialized in celebration of events, baptisms, communions, bachelor, with a great deal. Live music and karaoke during dinner time.

​Address: Ricardo Bayona, St. Edif. Esturión ​Phone: +34 965 86 67 00​Website: www.restauranteesturion.com
La Cuina de Ponent

Family restaurant specialized in Mediterranean cuisine. Located next to Poniente Beach. Gastronomic offer based on rice, pasta, meats, salads and fresh fish. Own making desserts and great wine list.

​Address: 18, Santander St.​Phone: +34 966 80 70 63
Rias Baixas Restaurant

Galician restaurant located in Levante Beach with excellent views of the sea and a wide terrace. They have a hundred guests dining living room and a 42 private dining room. Great variety of rice, seafood and fresh fish brought directly from the port.

​Address: Plaça del Torrejo​Phone: +34 965 85 50 22​Website: www.riasbaixasbenidorm.com
La Falua

Roomy restaurant with neoclassical style. Avant-guarde cuisine where the product is fussed over. It can hold up to two hundred people. You can taste their combined cocktails on the top floor pub.

​Address: Calle Santander, 22​Phone: +34 965 85 31 05​Website: www.lafalua.es​More info: lafalua@lafalua.es
La Cava Aragonesa

Family business located in the old town of Benidorm, in the area known as the Cava Area. It was one of the first businesses to settle in this area. It offers a distinct and unique style based on pinchos and tablas and a seven hundred wine list.

​Address: Plaza de la Constitución​Phone: +34 966 80 12 06 / +34 606 33 22 01​Website: www.lacavaaragonesa.es​More info: lacavaaraonesa@lacavaaragonesa.es
Marisquería Club Náutico Restaurant Benidorm

Flanked by Mal Pas and West beaches, in the heart of the Bay of Benidorm. Fresh seafood and daily fish from Calpe and Villajoyosa fish market. Grilled fish and seafood meals and a large variety of rice. It can be highlighted the rice with lobster and extensive wine list.

​Address: Paseo Colón s/n​Phone: +34 96 585 54 25​More info: info@cnbenidorm.com
Jardín Mediterráneo Restaurant

Enjoy the best of Mediterranean and international cuisine prepared with the finest ingredients. The friendly service is also represented in the preparation of our dishes, tasty and delicious. Enjoy the best fresh fish, typical of our bay.

​Address: 22, Alcoy Av. ​Phone: +34 96 585 00 11​Website: www.jardinmediterraneo.com
Ducado Restaurant

Located in one of the best and most tourist areas of Benidorm, just five minutes from Levante Beach, offers its customers a varied and tasty cuisine that combines the best of traditional Mediterranean cuisine with the best products. We are specialized in rices, meats and fish.

​Address: Almería Av.​Phone: +34 965 85 85 75​Website: www.restauranteducado.com
Taíta Restaurant

Local and creative cuisine. We foment healthy meals. The establishment has three areas: the tapas corner, the terrace and the restaurant, where you can taste rices and other local dishes. Quiet and cozy atmosphere.

​Address: 18, Primavera St.​Phone: +34 965 85 21 48 / +34 609 66 80 28​Website: www.taitarestaurante.es
La Tapería Aurrera

Opened in late 2010, la Taperia is our latest venture. We offer tapas and pinchos (skewers) as small works of art, as well as meats and fish. We also have an extensive list of beers chosen among the most popular in the world, and of course, a varied selection of wines.

​Address: 6, Santo Domingo St.​Phone: +34 618 131 873​Website: www.grupoaurrera.com
Erroak Restaurant

In Erroak restaurant you can taste traditional dishes al well as nouvelle cuisine, prepared with traditional productos from the North of Spain, Mediterranean products and even some exotic products. Erroak offers a wide variety of dishes as well as menus for special events for up to 40 guests. Excellent home-made pastries.

​Address: 19, Emilio Ortuño Av. Local 2​Phone: +34 965 86 73 80​Website: www.restauranteerroak.es
Pizzeria Va Bene

Excellent cuisine in a friendly atmosphere and cosy decoration. Situated next to Levante Beach Promenade.

​Address: 3, Bilbao Av, Edificio Rex​Phone: +34 965 856 912​Website: www.vabenepizzeria.es
Pizzeria Duomo

Our restaurant is ideal to enjoy the best Italian, French and Spanish cuisine. Salmon and prawn creppes, fresh pasta, duck magret, etc. are only a few examples of our dishes. Taste our home-made desserts such as creppes, tiramisu, fresh fruit sorbets, etc.

​Address: 6, Alicante St.​Phone: +34 965 865 118​Website: pizzeriaduomo.restaurantesok.com
Benidorm is a city in constant motion, continually transforming and reinventing itself to offer more quality and wellbeing to its visitors. One of Spain’s leading holiday destination offers a vast array and choice of nightlife, shopping and entertainment. Its modern nightclubs and 160 disco-pubs are a reflection of the vibrant nightlife to be enjoyed in town, with venues to suit all tastes, be it on the Levante beach promenade, old town, the rincon de loix area, or the national N322 road on the outskirts direction towards Altea, where the main discotheques are located for a night of nonstop enjoyment. The popularly known ‘English Zone’, which includes the streets Gerona, Ibiza, Mallorca and London, submerge visitors into another world. There are dozens of places where cider and beer flow and where you can listen to the sounds of the latest hits, live music, and people of all nationalities enjoy themselves well into the early hours.
Daytona

Daytona bar is situated on the seafront of Levante beach. The bar has a biker theme and the clients tend to be a mix of Spanish and foreigners. At night time, the atmosphere is buzzing in the bar and there is very often live music, which attracts a great crowd. During the morning it is much more relaxed and you can have a drink while enjoying some good music and the views of the beach and sea.

​Address: Avenida Alcoy 13​More info: Edificio Principado Arena, Playa de Levante
Sinatras

Sinatras is a very popular venue in the new town of Benidorm, which offers a combination of a disco, live music and cabaret. There’s a wide selection of cabaret acts from 9pm each evening, with five shows per night on the hour, such as Neil St. John ’The Voice of Benidorm’, Kevin Holt, The Drifters tribute, Showaddy Waddy, Sister Act and Shaun Connelly as Tom Jones. There is also Soul Mowtown Reggae with Carlos and a Rod Stewart tribute from Ziggy. The live acts in Sinatra’s perform until about 2.30am followed by an adult show. Then comes the disco until late with the great resident DJ Simon who will keep you dancing into the early hours. The cabaret acts change in low season to appeal to the more mature audience plus there is bingo during the day in the Winter months to keep you entertained! There is an exterior terrace where drinks are served.

​Address: Calle Mallorca 12​Phone: +34 96 680 73 80​More info: Edificio Torredomo, Benidorm New Town
Moon Beach

Moon Beach is a plush, stylish and modern bar with a comfortable lounge area inside with sofas, where you can relax and enjoy a drink. The bar has a DJ booth and offers a mix of cool house and funky sounds. There is a terrace area outside with fantastic views of Levante beach and the sea.

​Address: Av. Alcoy 6, Playa de Levante​Phone: +34 965850919
Cafe Benidorm

Cafe Benidorm is not your ordinary cafe where you can have a cappuccino and read a newspaper. This cafe only opens at night time and offers comedy acts, dance and music which are considered to be among the most entertaining of the Benidorm scene. Normally a large amount of the clients are British tourists. There is fun guaranteed in Cafe Benidorm until the early hours of the morning comedians who offer stand-up comedy shows, drag queens and presentations of beautiful classical dancers. They also offer live music bands and disco music. There is a large outdoor terrace where you can enjoy a drink while soaking up the sun.

​Address: Calle Mallorca​More info: Esquina Calle Lepanto, Benidorm New Town
Jokers

Jokers is a sports/cabaret/disco bar in the new town of Benidorm. It has a large outside garden/terrace and inside there is a small dancefloor area, stage and some seating. In the summer months Jokers is a disco open until 08.30am, with twice-weekly foam parties. The principal attraction are the adult shows which are offered in the small hours of the morning. In the winter, the bar changes to part cabaret.

​Address: Calle Filipinas​Phone: +34 965862849​More info: Esquina Calle Lepanto, Benidorm New Town
KU Lounge

Luxury sofa’s and an ambiance that makes you feel that you don’t want to leave. A beautiful setting overlooking the wonderful golden beach of Levante. Tables available on the terrace where you can have a drink and enjoy the great view.

​Address: Avenida de Alcoy 6, Playa de Levante​Phone: +34 607744802
Broadway

Recently constructed, cabaret/disco bar They have 3 bars in total two are inside and have waiter service,so you can watch the cabaret acts without missing a thing and the other is a terrace bar where you can enjoy the fresh air while watching the plasma tv screens.Broadway has cabaret on for the first few hours in the night then a resident Dj playing all the latest toons.

​Address: Mallorca-Gerona Street​More info: Benidorm New Town
Fanconi Music Club

Franconi Music Club was inaugurated in January 2011 and is now considered the most "cool" disco and music club in Benidorm. It is situated in Avenida del Mediterráneo number 58 (the old Underground) and not only offers the best DJ’s playing fantastic house music, but also concerts and live music regularly. It is a very popular disco and a venue with class and luxury.

​Address: Avenida del Mediterráneo 58​Phone: +34 966 89 58 48 / +34 610 30 29 86​More info: Benidorm New Town
KU

KU discotheque is possibly the best that there is on offer in Benidorm and the one which offers the most complete experience. The building which houses the instalations of the Ku discotheque is situated in the centre of the area well known for club entertainment in the centre of Benidorm, in the area where there is the largest concentration of the best clubs/discos. The building rises up over an approximate surface area of 7,500 mts which includes diverse ambientes spread out over three floors. The total capacity of the club is 3,000 people. KU is a well designed and decorated club, with a very large main room, a lot of chill-out space found in the exterior and it even has a outdoor pool where you can refresh yourself... The thing which makes KU stand out from the rest however, is the level of DJ’s which it contracts during the summer months and the best resident DJ’s which a club could have. Names such as Roger Sanchez, Judge Jules, Bob Sinclair and even Todd Terry, plus the crème de la crème of the most talented national DJ’s. During most weekends during the summer months, you will find a big name in the programme of DJ’s.

​Address: Avda. Comunidad Valenciana s/n​Phone: 965860711/629941799​More info: Benidorm New Town Fax Number: 965852920
Shows

Benidorm Palace

Enjoy a world-class show at Benidorm Palace, where you can enjoy a show with the best international dancers and artists who delight the audience for over two hours with the possibility of dining during the course of the evening.

​Address: Avda. Doctor Severo Ochoa, 13​Phone: +34 96 585 16609​Website: www.benidorm-palace.com​More info: info@benidorm-palace.com
Molino Benidorm

Musical and comic show with drag-queens. Open all year round.

​Address: 2, Beniardá Av.​Phone: +34 966 802 308​Website: www.molinobenidorm.es
Skala

Variety show where you will find comedy, live music and much more…

​Address: Av. Beniardá, 2​Phone: +34 96 585 63 37 / +34 619 199 739
Benidorm, with its great variety of shops, can meet the needs of all: jewellery, fashion boutiques, footwear, sports shops, perfumeries, toy shops, porcelain, souvenirs and leather goods can be found throughout the town. As well as individual local shops, there are also popular high-street fashion chains and international designer stores too. On the outskirts of town there are shopping centres and hypermarkets and visitors can browse around popular street markets and flea markets held each week. There are three main markets in the town: Foietes market. Located next to Foietes Sports Centre, is the municipal market and takes place on Wednesday morning (8:00 to 13:30 pm approx.). “El Pueblo” Market. Located on Avenida de L'Admirall Bernat de Sarria next to Hotel Servigroup Pueblo. It is held every Wednesday and Sunday morning (8:00 to 13:30 pm approx.). “El Cisne” Market. This typical antiques market is located in the N-332 Km. 124 near the campsite Benisol, and is celebrated on Saturday and Sunday mornings (8:00 to 13:30 pm approx.) where, in addition, you will enjoy live jazz music by various groups that enliven your visit to the market.
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