Looking for inspiration for a weekend in Benidorm? Read our tips below on the things to do in Benidorm, Spain plus a sample weekend itinerary, where to stay, how to get around, and best restaurants to try!
Benidorm is a seaside resort on the Eastern Coast of Spain, part of the Valencia region’s famed Costa Blanca. It is known for its hotel industry, Beaches, and Skyscrapers. If you are the type of person who enjoys the nightlife, then Benidorm is the place for you. It is also known as a popular holiday destination because of its active nightlife.
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3 Day Weekend Trip Guide to Benidorm, Spain
If you will visit Benidorm for 3 days, we prepared a 3-day weekend itinerary for you! Though 3 days is not enough because Benidorm has a lot of good places that you should visit. However, in your 3-day trip, you’ll still be able to learn and explore what Benidorm has to offer.
DAY 1 – Guide to Benidorm, Spain
On your first day, relaxing at the beach before going on a real deal adventure is a good choice, Playa de Poniente Beach has a peaceful vibe that would give you the real feeling of vacation. But that’s not all! If you want more than just swimming and sunbathing, Playa de Poniente Beach has several water sports. They have a Parasailing trip, Jet Skis, and Kayaks! You can choose whatever you want. But if you want more challenging, you can try all and have an unforgettable experience on your first day!
DAY 2 – Guide to Benidorm, Spain
Why is Benidorm Island worth your visit? Not only you will enjoy the view while you’re on your way to the island but you can also enjoy an underwater view from the underwater boat windows! And not only that, when you get to the island, you can stop by a small café-bar while relaxing and looking at amazing views. If you love snorkeling, then you can also try that on the island. Benidorm Island is definitely an island that worth your time!
Benidorm is really a place for thrill-seekers! The Downhill Bike Ride is one of the thrilling activities that you can do while you’re in Benidorm. You’d get to glide down a hill for over 30kilometers! Ooops!! Don’t forget your camera! The view on top of the Hill is amazing!!
If you still have time and energy, then go and visit Casco Antiguo! It is a nice place with unique views. You will see different establishments and historical heritage sites. It is an ideal place to visit and a good choice to end your day.
DAY 3 – Guide to Benidorm, Spain
As I said, Benidorm is a perfect place for thrill-seekers, If gliding down the hill with a bicycle is not enough, then try Parasailing! In this activity, you will enjoy an approximately is minutes’ flight with a stunning view of Benidorm. Your flight will start from the boat with a parachute then you’ll rise up in the air above the Spanish sea! This experience will make your Benidorm trip more memorable and awesome!
Where to stay in Benidorm, Spain
(Prices are subject to change depending on the dates that you preferred. Visit the official website to check more accommodation and price)
Where to stay in Benidorm if you’re a backpacker
Situated next to Aiguera Park. Pension La Orozca is just 400m from levanter Beach. Surrounded by shops, restaurants, and lively bars.24-hours reception, where the staff is happy to book tickets for local attractions.
Price: Starts at €30 per night for Twin Room including taxes and charges, and it’s non-refundable.
Located in Benidorm, 3.3km from Mal Pas Beach. Hostal Anna is set 43km from Aqualandia, 6km from Terra Natura and 6km from Aqua Natura Park The rooms provide a city view and come with a desk and free Wi-Fi.
Price: Starts at €36 per night for Single Room including taxes and charges, and it’s partially refundable.
La Estacion is 3 minutes’ drive from central Benidorm. It has a Fitness Centre and an off-season sauna. Rooms at La Estacion feature parquet floors and simple modern décor. There is also a snack bar where they can get a drink or a light meal.
Price: Starts at €36.27 per night for Single room including taxes and charges, free cancellation, add €6 for breakfast, and no prepayment needed, you can pay at the property.
Where to stay in Benidorm if you’re on a Budget
Don Jorge Apartamentos offers modern, air-conditioned apartments. 10 minutes’ walk from Benidorm’s main beach. Set on a hill, the apartments are in a quiet part of Benidorm. Offers a free shuttle service to the Levante Beach.
Price: Starts at €54.50 per night for One-Bedroom Apartment including taxes and charges, free cancellation, and no prepayment needed, you can pay at the property.
Located in Benidorm, within 3.2km of Aqualandia and 7km of Mal Pas Beach. It offers a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a garden. Boasting a private pool. Guests can also enjoy activities such as hiking and tennis due to the Apartment’s location.
Price: Starts at €38 per night for Apartment with sea view (+€60 taxes and charges) and it’s free cancellation.
In the Levante Beach district of Benidorm. Close to Casino Mediterraneo Benidorm. Provima Mallorca is in an area where guests can engage in activities such as hiking, snorkeling, and fishing. The nearest airport is Alicante Airport, 60km from Provima Mallorca Sea View
Price: Starts at €49.99 per night for Apartment with Sea view (+ €35 taxes and charges) and it’s free cancellation.
Where to stay in Benidorm if you want Luxury
Located next to Levante Beach in Benidorm Old Town. Villa Venecia Hotel Boutique has a terrace with a hot tub and spectacular sea views. Each elegant room at Villa Venecia Benidorm offers panoramic views of the sea and town. The Villa Venecia’s Llum del Mar restaurant serves creative Mediterranean cuisine from local produce and fine wines from around the country
Price: Starts at €307.94 per night for Supreme Double Room with Sea view including taxes and charges, free breakfast, and free cancellation.
Set within Terra Mitica Theme Park, Grand Luxor Hotel is located in Benidorm. The hotel features a seasonal outdoor pool, Mundomar, Ibera Park and Aqualandia Theme Park. The hotel’s restaurant features live show cooking and there is also a Bar
Price: Starts at €107.54 per night for Double Room including taxes and charges, free breakfast, free cancellation, and no prepayment needed, you can pay at the property.
Set overlooking the Mediterranean Sea in Benidorm Town Centre. Gastrohotel RH Gafali provides magnificent views of the beach and the bay area. There are sun lounges on the rooftop terrace, which offers views of Levante and Poniente Beaches. Guests can relax in the hot tub while enjoying a cocktail
Price: Starts at €95.95 per night for Single Room including taxes and charges, free breakfast, and it’s free cancellation.
List of Restaurants that you can Try while in Benidorm, Spain
Since 2007, the new restaurant La Falua (“The Barge”) managed to prove as one of the best modern restaurants on the coast. It offers both the Mediterranean and International Dishes. From the a la carte menu, you can choose artisanal cheese, and fresh seafood, such as Red Shrimp or Oysters for starters, followed by a variety of Paellas. Their meals include lunch, dinner and late night.
Operating Hours: 2:00pm-4:00pm and 8:00pm-11:59pm (Monday-Sunday)
Address: La Faula, Calle Santador 22, Benidorm, Spain, +34 96 585 3105
A Luxury gastronomical proposed with a spectacular view of the sea. It is part of the Venecia Boutique Hotel Mediterranean dishes include fine Iberian Pork smoked with eucalyptus and a teriyaki dressing. For the main dishes, you can enjoy wild fish with artichokes, fennel juice and coriander will certainly go down a treat. The most demanding palates will be pledged with this fusion of flavors at sea and mountain.
Operating Hours: 1:00pm-3:30pm and 8:00pm-10:30pm (Monday-Sunday)
Address: Llum del Mar, Plaza San Joume 1, Benidorm, Spain, +34 96 585 5466
This a friendly and cozy restaurant based in the old town of Benidorm. Their cuisines include; European, British, and International. Two Palms Restaurant an outdoor seating, Seating, serves, alcohol, full bar, reservation, highchairs, wheelchair accessible, free Wi-Fi, and table service
Operating Hours: 1:00pm-11:00pm (Sunday) and 5:00pm-11:00pm (M.W.TH.F.Sat)
*They are closed on Tuesday
Address: Two Palms, Calle la Palma 23, Benidorm, Spain, +34 96 683 0718
Restaurante Casa Toni has a Spanish feel and is popular with the locals. The most popular are cocas (toasted bread with choice of toppings) and bacatas.
Operating Hours: 1:30pm-4:00pm (Monday- Sunday) and 7:30pm-12:00am (Monday-Saturday)
Address: Restaurante Casa Toni, Avenida de Cuenca, Edificio Los Gemelos IV 27, Benidorm, Spain, + 34 96 680 1232
Listed as the number 1 Fine Dining Restaurant in Benidorm and one of the Best restaurants in Benidorm in Trip Advisor. Serving good quality food at realistic prices. They are the most popular for their Fillet Steaks and also popular for their wipes. The menu is relatively small, modern and diverse with additional seasonal specials added for variety. One to make the mouth water. You can even order a steak marinated in Tequila or Jack Daniels for that extra kick.
Operating Hour: 7:00 pm -11:00 pm (Thursday-Tuesday)
Address: 14 Calle la Palma. Benidorm, Comunidad Valencia, 3501, Spain
These are the places you can stay in, restaurants you can visit, and things you can do in case you’re planning to have a weekend trip to Benidorm, Spain. Not only you will experience the best of Spain, but you can also have a memorable and comfortable trip. Not convince? Book a flight and prepare for a blast as you visit this European country.
How to go to Benidorm, Spain from the UK
Via Ryanair: (one way)
* From London Southend Airport (SEN) to Alicante Elche Airport (AEC)
Ticket Price: £58
Via Easyjet: (one way)
* From London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Alicante Elche Airport (ALC)
Ticket Price: £97
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Hi there! I’m Fatima. My first major travel was in 2016 in the beautiful city of Cebu. After that, I got interested in traveling. Now I enjoy learning languages and other country’s cultures. My goal is to visit at least one country each year and to share my experiences with other people through writing or blogging. Witness my journey by following me on Instagram.