We all love packing our bags and going on a journey to a new destination. And we all like to stay as long as possible. But sometimes it just can’t be and we have to settle for a quick weekend away. But, listen, is that really a problem? A short break can be fully satisfying with good planning and a full itinerary ! Will you be passing by Benidorm? Do you fancy visiting the town but you don’t have as much time as you would like? Here’s our full itinerary for your one day visit to Benidorm, so you can enjoy what the town has to offer.
You can see Benidorm by bus, tourist train, bike or even by boat along the coast, but without a doubt the best way is on foot. The good weather always joins us, making a walk the most enjoyable way. On the other hand the size of the town (not as big as a city and not as small as a village) makes it possible and convenient. The sea views, even if it’s just for a few hours, will make you fall in love with the town.
Our route starts at the Town Hall Square (Plaza de SSMM los Reyes de España) where you will find a curious horizontal building. If you fancy a walk through the park from the square you can access the Aiguera Park (Parque de l’Aigüera). Then on towards the old town of Benidorm.
Poniente Beach Benidorm
Take Herrerías Street to the ‘Plaza de la Cruz’ the meeting point for most dates. ‘El Paseo de la Carreterra, commonly known as ‘the walking Street’ is one of the busiest streets of Benidorm frequented by locals and tourists it will take you to the Parque de Elche, known by some as the ‘Dove Park’ . Here you can make a stop to contemplate the sea and the panoramic views of the Poniente Beach, take a photo with the doves and then carry on to the promenade.
When you feel its convenient, turn back towards the Dove Park. Take the ‘Paseo de Colon which will take you to the Benidorm Port and you will find a small beach ‘Mal pas’. If you carry on to the end , from the lighthouse there are wonderful views of the town. On the way back just by the small beach there are some steps, quite a few! A little bit of exercise and when you reach the top it’s time to enjoy the views from the ‘Castillo de Benidorm’ one of the essential and most beautiful parts of the town. Don’t forget to walk down to the ‘Mediterranean Balcony’, where photos are a must, looking over either side to discover panoramic views of the Poniente and Levante beach.
Levante Beach Benidorm
Lunch time. Go to the church square and down ‘Mayor’ Street. You will be right by Constitution Square ‘Plaza de la Constitución’ and the famous Basque area ‘Tapas Alley‘ where you can savor some amazing ‘pinchos and tapas’. After a delicious lunch, time to go down ‘Calle Carmela Martinez’ to get to one end of the Levante Beach. You can walk off your lunch along the promenade. Without a doubt one of the busiest and liveliest parts of the town at any time of day. From one end to the other it’s around a 30 minute walk.
If you feel like walking we would recommend you carry on to the end. You will pass by the Levante area and arrive in the Rincon de Loix area. If you don’t fancy walking as far, stop around the ‘Europa Avenue’ and walk one street inland to the ‘Mediteranean Avenue’ to begin your walk around the center of Benidorm.
This avenue ends in the Plaza de la Hispanidad another key point in Benidorm. From here we would recommend a walk round the shops and cafes where you can enjoy some afternoon tea. Streets C/ Gambo, C/ Martínez Alejos y C/ Alameda.