Alternative options if you decide to visit Benidorm
If your holiday destination is in the great capital of the Costa Blanca, how would you like us to share some of the alternatives ways to make your holidays in Benidorm unforgettable and fun at the same time?
Most of the time spent on holiday is divided between the beach and nightlife, without you getting to taste some of the magnificent and attractive places that are hidden around this beautiful town.
Our idea is to share with you something more about this very popular tourist town, beyond its wonderful beaches and night time venues.
1- The Old Town in Benidorm
This town that until not many decades ago, consisted of a small fishing village in which nothing extraordinary happened. A quiet town that suddenly began to grow at a vertiginous pace, becoming over the years the Benidorm we know today: a multicultural, cosmopolitan, and eccentric town, with lots more options on offer when you get to know this town a little more.
This small piece of Paradise, was limited to what we now know as Benidorm’s Old Town. A small urban centre composed of narrow streets that lead to the area we know as Benidorm Castle. And although the name is something symbolic because there is no such castle, there was a construction that dates from 1325, and was completely destroyed in the nineteenth century after the bombing during the war of independence.
You will also find the well-known Mirador Punta Canfali, also known as the Balcon del Mediterráneo. Where you will enjoy incredible views.
This area is very popular during the summer months, where you can enjoy live music, and open air bar Service used by residents aswell as holiday makers.
In this historical area, you will be surprised by a great diversity of pubs, shops, and which is full of charm during the Christmas period. In addition to this, there is a picturesque staircase that will take you down to Benidorm Port and the emblematic Mal Pas Cove beach.
Explore the narrow streets and see what the authentic old Benidorm was like.
Take a pleasant stroll along the well-known Paseo de la Carretera, which was one of the town’s most important streets and still very popular today with lots of shops. Who would’ve imagined that the great Mediterranean avenue would be located in what was a large area of countryside? It is curious, Benidorm is one of the largest and most populated towns in the province of Alicante.
Actually, the main characteristic of Benidorm’s historical centre, is that it is the diving point of the two most important beaches in the town: Benidorm’s Levante and Poniente Beaches.
2- Marítime Cultural Museum
Under Benidorms old town, on the paseo de Colón and next to marina, you will find this interesting museum where you can discover the origins of the town that before coming a tourist destination, it was a tiny and simple town that was mainly dedicated to fishing.
You can find out how the fishermen worked from past centuries, all documented in photographs which are fascintaing to see while you explore the museum.
You will aslo find a wide range of objects related to fsihing and the sea, such as anchors, fishing boats, models, e.t.c.
Admission is completely Free during the whole year, and its opening times are from 9 to 15 horas low season, and 9.30 to 13.30/ 16.00 to 19.00 high season. On weekends, the museum is closed to the public.
3- La Marina Shopping Centre
At a point where the towns of Benidorm, Finestrat and Villajoyosa come together, you can enjoy shopping and there is entertainment for all. We are referring to the shopping centre: The La Marina Shopping Centre.
La Marina Shopping Centre in Benidorm is a huge three-storey building, a multiple choice in shops, recreational areas, and cinemas.
These leisure areas are ideal for both adults and children. With a variety of restaurants. (italian, mexican, typical american food, etc), there is a large kiddies zone with activities and attractions to ride.
As for the multicinemas in La Marina Shopping Centre, they have 9 big screens with all the up to date films.
4- Foietes Park in Benidorm
In our town a lot of time has been spent creating a large outdoor space(park), which would function and be the authentic Lung of Benidorm. A recreational place, perfect for long walks, sports with swings and slides for the Little ones.
The Foietes Park in Benidorm, is in addition to the Great Guillermo Amor Sports Stadium, which you will find at the end of the park.
This new park has an area of 115.000 square metres, among which 70.000 are green areas. It also offers numerous benches on which you can just sit and relax whilst keeping an eye on the children whilst they are having fun.
In addition, it’s a perfect place to practice running, skating, or even a bike ride. The park also has a large parking area around it, where you can leave your car.