Looking for some where to spend a weekend with your children? Sometimes, when we think of Benidorm, we are not aware of the enormous range of possibilities that the city presents, and that are often overshadowed by its well-known skyscrapers and its incomparable world-famous beaches.
But if we scratch the surface a little more and ask those who really know about it, the always hospitable Benidorm people, we can discover that Benidorm is an ideal city to travel with the family with wonderful specialized hotels. Nature, sports, theme parks... Today we propose the best plans to do in Benidorm with children, so that your next holidays, and those of your little ones, are unforgettable!
1- A hiking route for the whole family... or three!
Just a few meters from the city of Benidorm, there are two capricious mountain ranges that, without leaving sight of the sea for a moment, become the ideal setting to enjoy a hiking excursion with the little ones in the house.
To the south of the city, very close to the Hotel Torre Dorada, begins the spectacular Sendero de la Costa that connects Benidorm with Villajoyosa. Between pine forests and small coves with turquoise blue waters, the gentle slope of the hills offers us a walk that begins at the Torre de Aguiló. In addition, from this old 16th century building that served to protect the coast from pirates, today you can enjoy a viewpoint with one of the most spectacular panoramic views of Benidorm.
But if it is about achieving the best panoramic view, you cannot miss the ascent to the Cruz de Benidorm (Benidorm cross), at the top of Sierra Helada, this time in the far north of the city, very close to the Hotel Nereo or the Hotel Rialto. But if you want to know every corner of that fantastic area, that is our mountain range, do not hesitate to walk its top to the Albir Lighthouse. Always without losing sight of the sea!
2- Conquering the Island of Benidorm
Almost from any point in the city, the Island of Benidorm can be seen on the horizon as a silent witness to everything that happens inland. Many are those who enjoy a few days in this great city every year, but few decide to embark on the adventure that is to set foot on this iconic island. Will you be one of those who dare to visit on your next trip?
Kids love it! The Swallows, which is how the boats that connect Benidorm with the island, are known, leave several times a day from the Rincón de Loix area and from the Port of the old town, to cover the journey in just 20 minutes. Spending some time there, enjoying its views and learning about the legend of the Island of Benidorm is worth it, but contemplating the seabed and marine fauna during the journey is an unforgettable experience.
3- Travelling around the world by visiting its theme parks
Up to six different theme parks surround the city of Benidorm offering endless experiences. Throughout the year, Mundomar and Terra Natura delight the little ones by showing them the different animal species in the world, allowing them to learn about ecosystems and the importance of conserving the environment. For its part, the Forestal Park offers you the chance to test your adrenaline by climbing, crossing suspension bridges and zip lines in the heart of a Mediterranean forest.
Along with the arrival of good weather, it is time to enjoy the attractions. Whether your wish is to slide down the most vertiginous slides or dare impossible roller coasters, in Benidorm you will find the theme park that best suits each child.
In addition, all of them are cared for in such detail, with shows and an atmosphere that will guarantee you will enjoy everything as much as they do. You'll feel like just another kid!
4- Enjoying -like the children! - the best beaches in the world
Who does not like to enjoy the beach at any time of the year? In Benidorm it is possible, and for this it offers numerous activities to do as a family. In addition, the city is the only one in the entire Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands that has a rescue service throughout the year.
Enjoying the waters of the Poniente and Levante Beaches, all of which have been awarded the Blue Flag, is a pleasure, but it is no less a pleasure to walk, make sandcastles, use the library on Levante Beach, the Childrens parks and exercise areas, the volleyball nets, catching crabs on the rocks of Cala del Tío Ximo... What do you think about touring the Poniente beach along its bike lane next to the sea? You won’t have enough days for so many plans!
5- Getting started in the practice of water sports
For those who share a passion for the sea and sports, Benidorm is also the place to go. Have you thought about practicing any sport in the sea? Why not start to with your children!
We know very well that the energy of the little ones is inexhaustible and practicing outdoor sports is always a great idea. Why not take home from your vacation a new hobby as a souvenir? Paddle surfing, sailing, kayaking... in addition to having a great time, practicing such exciting sports, you will be able to motivate children to put aside the screens and launch them into new passions. You will always have an excuse to go back to the sea and share a hobby with your children!
6- A journey through time while learning the history of Benidorm
How about learning something about the history and heritage of the city and its surroundings? From the old watchtowers that once dotted our coastline to archaeological sites such as Tossal de la Cala, located very close to the Hotel Torre Dorada, the landscape of Benidorm is full of points of interest that invite us to dive into history and learn about the city's rich past.
While you are here, we recommend you visit the Roman Castellum. The latest findings reveal that this area was a Roman settlement occupied by the armies of Quinto Sertorio during the Sertorian Wars. There, the town hall organizes guided and dramatized tours, workshops for children and a wide variety of cultural activities throughout the year that will bring archaeology and history closer to the little ones in the house.
So now you know: your perfect destination for a few days of vacation with children is Benidorm. Choose your favourite among our nine hotels in the best areas of the city according to the one that best suits the needs of your family and enjoy the best plans with small children in the tourist capital of the Costa Blanca.