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Benidorm
TOURIST INFO BENIDORM - CENTRO
Avenida Martínez Alejos,16 03501 BENIDORM - CENTRO
Teléfono:965851311 / Fax:966808858
benidorm@touristinfo.net
Benidorm, the Mediterranean's largest tourist resort, is a shining example of a superbly organised mass tourism destination. Winter and summer alike, Benidorm has got the formula right for visitors of every age and is a popular Spanish holiday destination. One of the best places to visit in Spain with really cool visitor attractions.
 
 
The first tourists were the Spanish who came in increasing but still minimal numbers until the 1950's. More leisure and higher income coincided with cheaper air travel , and throughout the 1960's Benidorm's growth was spectacular. Today Benidorm can provide everything you need for a perfect holiday and make a good base from which to explore inland.
Places to visit in Benidorm
Castillo-Mirador
Plaza de Castillo
The old castle has long since gone but its old site is now a charming square with a church, is a favourite look out point from which to view Benidorm's superb beaches.
Iglesias De San Jaime
Magically sited on the old town's promontory over looking the sea is the the parish church of Benidorm, St. James. Its blue tiled domes and white walls make it typical of churches along the coast and for local people is very much the heart beat of Benidorm.
La Isla De Benidorm
Various boat trips will carry you across the bay to this uninhabited island which is perfect picnics, swimming, sun bathing and snorkelling.
Parque de L'Aiguera
When Benidorm was seeking to become more sophisticated, cultural and attractive to up market visitors this was the first piece of specifically designed public architecture. Fountains, parks and promenades in a long reach to the sea. The elegance of design has worked well and its amphitheatres, superbly lit at night make it ideal for concerts and events of all types.
Playa de Levante and Playa de Poniente
This what to many people what Benidorm is all about,sun, clear seas, white sand. This well cared for beach is packed all year with lovely atmosphere.
Ideal for families as well as for older people. At night the well lit promenades with their cafe's, restaurants, hotels and bars provide excellent entertainment.
Aqualandia
One of the biggest, best known and popular aquaparks in Spain. A wide selection of rides, giants slides, swimming pools, water sports with plenty of bars and restaurants.
Sierra Helada, Partida Bayo, Benidorm
Telephone. 965860100
May to Oct.
Festilandia
A good amusement park for very small children in the centre of Benidorm
Avenida del Mediterraneo 20, Benidorm
Telephone 965854126
Karting la Cala
One of Europe's largest go kart tracks
Avenida Villaiosa 11, Benidorm
Telephone 965894676
Mundomar
Situated next to Aqualandia with dolphins, seals, parrots and lots more. The Spanish Aquarobics team swim with the dolphins in a spectacular show.
Sierra Helada, Rincon de Loix, Benidorm
Telephone 965869101
Safari Aitana
A safari park close to Benidorm in the Aitana Sierra with lions, giraffes, elephants and other animals. Plenty of entertainment  and a large swimming pool.
Telephone 965529273
Safari Park Vergel
A drive around safari park close to Benidorm.
Including a dolphin show.
Telephone 965750285
Terra Mitica
A hugely impressive theme park close to Benidorm. Based on past Mediterranean civilisations, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Iberia and The Islands. All the latest rides, frightening! Theatres, shows, street theatre and actors. Horse shows and much more.The second largest wooden roller coaster in the world!.
Telephone 902020220
www.terramiticapark.com
 
Verdi Vent'  Restaurant
Maserof, Sierra Bernia, Costa Blanca.  Near to Jalon Valley, Calpe and Benissa.
This restaurant is a lovely mountain drive, with good photographic opportunities, from the village of Jalon travel up the mountain roads (passing The Donkey Sanctuary) until you see a large, old property on your left, literally an old farmhouse and barn.
 
 You have reached the Verdi Vent restaurant and be hungry because there is a lot to eat; perhaps advocates of nuvo cuisine may find fault with it but if you like good well cooked farmhouse food this is the place for you. A must visit and more than worth the trip. An excellent drive through beautiful scenery, before or after the meal drive to the top of the mountain to the viewing area. It can be a round trip around the mountain back to  Benissa.
 
Also close by is the beautiful El Castell de Guadalest
A castle and village at the top of a mountain. Fabulous views of the surrounding mountains and the lake far below.
 
 
 
 
Peter Pan returns to Terra Mítica

In Terra Mítica the staging of Peter Pan: The Musical is much more spectacular given that it is performed in an open-air enclosure, with a capacity for almost 3,000 people, and that it also has a life-sized pirate ship. For this location the show requires a special adaptation in which many other elements and special effects will be included.

Based on the work of the Scottish playwright and novelist J.M. Barrie, the story of Peter Pan is the story of a boy who doesn't wish to grow up. Peter invites the girl Wendy Darling to the Never Never Land so that she can be the mother of his gang "The Lost Children". Her brothers John and Michael also go with her. The story presents many adventures with these and other leading characters such as Tinkerbell, Peter's inseparable friend, or the pirate Captain Hook.

The production company Theatre Properties has kept on the main artists of last season's cast as much in terms of actors as dancers, singers and acrobats. With the same old beloved songs and some new compositions Peter Pan: The Musical is a family show which will be enjoyed by children and adults alike.

Its mobile stages, representing such different places as London, the jungle in the Never Never Land, a pirate ship or the cave homes of the lost children, amongst others, provide Peter Pan: The Musical with great dynamism and an exquisite staging that helps the spectator to travel through time and space in an absolutely subtle and credible way.

Moreover, the use of special effects, such as the laser ray that represents Tinkerbell, contributes greater spectacularity to the staging. The musical themes complete this musical theatre play that combines new elements with the original ingredients of the same old beloved story.

Peter Pan: The Musical will begin every day, except for Tuesdays, which is a day of rest for the staff, at 10pm. One should remember that Terra Mítica opens its doors free of charge from 9:45pm onwards, for which reason it is not necessary to buy an entrance ticket to the park in order to come and see this show. The cost of the show will be just 3 euros for those who buy a day's entrance ticket, six euros for those purchasing afternoon entrance tickets, 13 euros for those with season tickets and 18 euros for those entering the park just to see this show.
 
Attractions In Benidorm And The Costa Blanca Area
There are many opportunities for sightseeing in Benidorm and the Costa Blanca. This city is one of the main attractions in the region. Benidorm is located about 45 kilometres north east of Alicante. The city is a party in the summer with a very busy nightlife. With 30 discos and 1000 restaurants, there is plenty to do. There are a lot of tourists from the UK and Ireland here.

Attractions for Sightseeing in Benidorm and the Costa Blanca

The Castle of Conde de Alfaz offers a great dinner show that features knights fighting on horseback. You choose the color of the knight you want to support during the show. The fight features spears, swords and shields with knights in armor. While you watch, a Medieval dinner is served. The menu includes foods like roast chicken, pork ribs, potatoes, soup, bread, Sangria, beer and ice cream.

The show is two hours long and plays every Friday and Saturday night. At the end of the night, stop by the disco for more night life. The Pit of Terrors is included in the price. This contains a variety of science fiction characters.

Benidorm Palace is another great place to spend the evenings. The palace offers a three hour floor show on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. This is an amazing dinner show. There are a variety of shows performed at the palace including dances, singers, comedians and magicians.

During the day, the beaches remain among the biggest attractions in Benidorm as well as most of the Costa Blanca region. For a more active and busy beach, visit the Playa de Poniente. This is on a main road and gets lots of traffic. For a more relaxing place to enjoy the sun, visit the Playa de Levante. This beach is off the beaten track and is more quiet and tranquil.

Sightseeing in Benidorm and the Costa Blanca Theme Parks

Aqualandia Park is a popular water park in Benidorm. The park has waterslides and swimming pools. It has a slow river ride and slides like the Zig Zag and Kamikaze that are great for older kids and adults. The Adventureland area is perfect for little ones. This area has slides, fountains, pools and a labyrinth.

The Aqualandia Park is open from May 15 through October 12 each year. The hours are ten in the morning until five in the evening each day. On very hot days during busy travel times, it’s best to get there early before the park fills up. Children three and under get free admission to the park.

Terra Mitica is a well known theme park in the area. The theme of the park is Ancient History. The park features five Mediterranean civilizations and the legends and myths that are famous in those civilizations. The recipes in the restaurants are taken from each civilization. Even in the shops, you will find souvenirs related to them, including papyrus from Egypt, Greek statues and perfumed Iberian candles.

Terra Mitica features over eighty shows each day. The park is open every day from ten in the morning until eight at night. There is so much to see that you won’t be able to see it all in one day. Children four and under are admitted free to this park.

Mundomar Aquatic Park is another popular attraction in this area. It’s a great place for families to learn about marine mammals and their adaptation to the water environment. Seals and Sea Lions perform for the crowds. The park is also home to many dolphins, several of which have been born in the park. A large colony of many species of penguins also calls the park home.

Mundomar has a children’s park with slides, swings, bridges, nets and ramps. There are also climbing walls for the kids. After playing at the park, the kids will love going inside the galleon to observe the dolphins from under the water
 
 
 
 
 
 
A Holiday in Benidorm, Spain
Benidorm is situated on the Costa Blanca on the east coast of Spain. It is probably the Costa Blanca’s liveliest resort town and has long been a favourite with British visitors embarking on Spain holidays. Benidorm offers a variety of things to see and do and has something to offer for most holiday makers.

One of Benidorms strongest assets is its award winning beaches. There are two beaches in Benidorm which together stretch for nearly three miles. The beaches are named Lavante and Poniente (Spanish for sunrise and sunset respectively) and are consistently voted amongst the cleanest and most popular beaches in Europe. There is a great variety of watersports available from the beaches including banana boat rides, parasailing and scuba diving.

Other attractions in Benidorm include the waterparks on the outskirts of the town and also Terra Mitica, Spain’s largest theme park. For those wishing to explore further afield, Alicante 25 miles north of Benidorm is the main town in the Costa Blanca and has a variety of places of interest for holiday makers, while coach tours to the thousand year old mountain fortress of Guadalest are also popular. The Costa Blanca region is also famous for its golf and there are over fifteen 18-hole golf courses within a couple of hour’s drive of Benidorm.

There are plenty of gift shops in Benidorm, again aimed at the British holiday maker with prices in the resort being relatively cheap, especially on alcohol and cigarettes. As with many areas of Spain, leather goods are prolific and of good value in Benidorm as are items of jewellery, bags and shoes.

The busy nightlife is another of a Benidorm holidays highlights, with something available for everyone. There are all sorts of live shows and bands, karaoke, bingo and adult entertainment available as well as a hoard of bars and clubs that will appeal to younger tourists. Many of the restaurants in Benidorm are geared towards the British tourist, so expect to find plenty of places serving the usual British food as well as the expected fast food joints and Chinese and Indian restaurants. For those looking to try some authentic Spanish cuisine, there are several bars and restaurants offering tapas and locally caught seafood along the old harbour.

If you are looking for an authentic Spanish experience from your holiday in Spain then Benidorm is probably not the best choice for you as many have likened it to England in the sun. But if you are looking for entertainment, nightlife and fun in the sun, it may just be an ideal destination.

 
Benidorm, which is located just 20 minutes north of the city of Alicante on the Costa Blanca coast Spain, is such as action-packed city. Even thoughit has a beautiful stretch of soft sandy beaches, we should leave this leisureactivity for the end because there are so many kinds of tourist parks to visitaround Benidorm.
The biggest Attraction around Benidorm: Terra Mitica This park in English is called ´Mythical Land´, because it isa theme park which takes us back to the ancient civilizations of Rome, Egyptand Greece, all of which were Mediterranean civilizations. As we all know,the heroes from those times were very brave, not letting anything or anyonefrighten them. Do you think you will be like them after having ridden on thetopsy turvy roller coaster? Or controlling your heartbeat after riding on manyof the other attractions especially set up for you? Maybe you think you willrecover a little after watching one of the gladiator shows? Your adrenalinwill be pumping fast with all the professional actors making ancient life comeso close to you. There is also a part of this park for adventurous kids too.Terra Mitica is open all year round; from November to April it is only openat the weekends and on Spanish holidays. The entrance fee is approximately40 euros but if you go in groups consult prices. Terra Mitica is found just five minutes north of Benidorm, easily accessible by bus or car.

Aqualandia Water Amusement Park So you want to cool down a little but the beach is not your cup of tea? Hereat Aqualandia you can enjoy a days outing with the whole family. The childrencan slide down all the water slides as many times as they wish, always beingwell cared for by the lifeguards on duty. There are water shutes of every size,diving board areas, rapidly moving waters and even a black hole. For the sunbeauties like mum and grandma, you can lay around on comfortable hammocks andenjoy a picnic lunch in the shaded areas. It is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is located on the north entrance hillside to Benidorm.

Another view on the Costa Blanca at the Terra Natura Park This is not like any other wildlife park. Here, there are four theme areasand a water park. 1.500 animals of over 200 species, 50 of which are in dangerof extinction. What a privilege to be the lucky ones to see these living specimensup close! And not only these animals but their natural habitats and fauna whichmakes their living quarters appropriate for them. As you enter the park, thefirst area to visit is the Pangea, taking you back in time to hen there wererivers petrified from hot burning lava, abundant vegetation hiding giganticinsects and many other surprises. To the left you are carried away to America,discovering an old mine converted into a tropical farm. The colorful macawsare found in the dove cove and later on the old joins the new in the colonialtown of Copaltenango. In the center is Asia. As you stroll through the naturalreserve of Kaziranga, you are able to see rhinoceros, buffalos and the templeof the wildcats. In this section there is a marvelous park for children toplay in. And last, but of course not least, is Europe. In the town of Kalicameni,white-washed and full of comedians and natives singing their local songs. Allthis may sound tiring, but there are many a new food to be tried and a thirst-quenchingdrink to be had at any of the fabulous restaurants. And for those who needan extra thrill, in the Mare Nostrum waterway, you are fully equipped to havesplash with live sharks! Terra Natura is open all year round, offering specialpasses for those who know how to appreciate a good opportunity and to take advantage of it as often as possible.

Benidorm and the Doliphins at the Mundomar Marine Animal Park Do you enjoy the water and its interesting animal kingdom but prefer to beon land? Then Mundomar (Seaworld) Marine Animal park is your best bet. Allof us have read adventure stories about dolphins and feel that they are ourfriends, well it’s time to visit them. Here we can see the silly anticsof these adorable sea creatures close up. Or chat up a conversation with thecolourful parrots. The elegance and grace is personified with the exhibitionof flamingos, so pink! Who has not had a turtle in their home as a pet, butto see ones that you could probably ride is another surprise. But, are youstill even more curious and want to see what the marine world is like underthe water. Well, we can all become Ariel, or Sebastian as in the Little Mermaidbook and go down into a ship and have a look around the sea bottom. Refreshmentsand resting places are abundant. It is open at 10:00 a.m., adults are 18 euros,children 3-12 years old 12 euros and under 3 are free. The entrance is nearthe cross roads of Avenue Mediterranean and Avenue Europe. Do not miss this amazing experience!

Looking at this huge selection of theme parks and tourist attractions around Benidorm and the Costa Blanca, you certainly will find your favourite one onyour next holidays around the spanish coast. Make your stay in Benidorm a complete one and visit each and every one, all unique.

 
 
This festival is dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows, the Virgin of the Rosary and St Francis of Assisi and is held during the first weekend of the month.
BENIDORM
Festivity:
Twelfth Night.
January 5th
 


A parade of the Three Kings.
 BENIDORM
Festivity:
Pilgrimage, Religious.
January 12 th-17th

Pilgrimage of St Anthony.
 BENIDORM
 Festivity:
Carnival.
February  11 -17
Carnival and election of the 'Queen'.
 
BENIDORM
 Festivity:
Fallas.
March 15 th-19th
Fallas and a procession of floats.
 
BENIDORM
Festivity:
Local.
May 11 th - 14th
Foietes fiesta, with a floral offering.
 
BENIDORM
Festivity:
Pilgrimage, Religious.
June 15th-18th
Number of days:
From 15 to 18
Corpus-Christi pilgrimage to the Church of the Almudena.
 
BENIDORM
 Festivity:
Hogueras (San Juan bonfire Festival), Religious.
June 21st-24th
 
Large Hogueras in honour of St John.
BENIDORM
 Festivity:
Local.
July 13th-16th


Fiestas in honour of the patron saint of the Sea, the Virgin del Carmen, including an offering to the sea, which takes place in the bay.
BENIDORM
Festivity:
Pilgrimage, Religious.
September 7th/8th

Asturias fiesta and pilgrimage of the Virgin of Covadonga.
 BENIDORM
Festivity:
Moors and Christians.
October

Important Moors and Christians pageants are held at the end of month.
BENIDORM
 Festivity:
Major celebration.
November

Festival in honour of the Virgin del Sufragio and St James the Apostle. Held during the second weekend.
 BENIDORM
November