Benidorm what to see:
- Paseo Marítimo Benidorm promenade and Platja de Llevant beach ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- Balcón del Mediterráneo ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- Parque Natural de la Serra Gelada y su entorno litoral ⭐⭐⭐⭐
- Parc Natural del Penyal d'Ifac and the Escalada Vía del Pany (IV+) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- The village of Guadaleste (Guadaleste) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Benidorm is the pearl of Spain!
Once settled here we have explored several locations in the region at once. Time to visit the city from 4 days and more!
The promenade and beach of Benidorm are a delight! Benidorm starts from the mountain and is divided almost in half by the local landmark "Balcony of the Mediterranean". From the mountain to the balcony is about 2.5 km. There are stores and cafes, a beautiful path and gorgeous views along the way) The balcony itself is nothing special, but it offers gorgeous views of both halves of Benidorm. The second half of the promenade is about 3.5 km, but it's not as attractive anymore)) At the end of the second half of the promenade there is also a viewing platform "Tossal de la cala". By the balcony it is considered that there is an old town... But in fact, there is no old town in Spain a priori, it's more of an old town district with narrow streets and a large cluster of café stores. Walking in the "old town" of Benidorm is possible, but with plenty of time)
Lifftak in Benidorm - to settle on the edges of the city in high-rise buildings with panoramic windows and balconies. Then you can admire the views without leaving home! But the best way to settle at the beginning of the city from the direction of Valencia, then every night you will have dinner at sunset with abaldenny views!
The Park Natural de la Serra Hellada (Ciera Hellada) near Benidorm is another local attraction. There is free parking on site, but you shouldn't count on it during the season. You can try where to stand around for free, too. The park is essentially nature trails, with 2 trails. But the main hiking route is the path to the lighthouse. The most interesting part is through the woods until the turn to the lighthouse itself, when it is already visible. So further the road will be monotonous under the blazing sun with the same views. At the turn there is a beautiful view of the coast and the town of Altea itself. From the residences (beginning of the park area) to the lighthouse one way is about 1.5 hours of walking. It takes about 30 minutes to the turn overlooking Altea. Can be visited, but not a priority, only if you have a lot of free time.
Parc Natural del Penyal d'Ifac is another attraction that you can visit from Benidorm, or you can even settle in Calp. It is also a natural park with a two-part trail. Up to the cave / grotto the trail is a popular tourist trail with amazing views! Then the trail turns into a goat trail and the views become so-so. This walk is a must-see. The trail is easy up to the cave and the travel time is about 40 minutes one way. At the end of the residential area, the beginning of the park - there is free parking, but not much)
The village of Guadalest (Guadalest) is a must-see attraction
It is convenient to get here from Benidorm. The road goes inland and the travel time is about 40 minutes. On site it takes about 30 minutes to walk around and take pictures. The road to get here itself is interesting and the views from the fortress are gorgeous! In the village landmark fortress "de l'Alcozaiba" exactly, it offers views of the lake or quarry) Views remind of France with its green lush vegetation) Beautiful vegetation in Spain is not enough, especially the lush conifers...
A convenient route is Benidorm - Natural del Penyal d'Ifac Park with a view of Calpe - Guadaleste village - Benidorm. It will take almost a whole day of daylight.