Imagine, for a moment, that you are staying at Gemelos 26, an apartment in Benidorm in the Levante area, but you want to visit the other end of the town and take a walk around the La Cala area and the Poniente promenade. Or, imagine, you are staying in an apartment in the Poniente area and want to go out to dinner and take an evening walk through the streets of the old town. We have previously explained on this blog how to get to Benidorm by the varios options of transport, but do you have any idea how to get from one area of Benidorm to another? If you’re not sure, today we would like to tell you about how you can move around the town with its miles of beaches and hundreds of skscrapers.
One of the highlights of Benidorm is, without a doubt, its extension. A town that is neither too big nor too small. Large enough to have different neighborhoods, but small enough to make an easy connection between the different areas. Here’s some information on how to travel within Benidorm so that you can organize your holidays in Benidorm taking into account how you’re going to get there.
The best way to visit Benidorm , in our opinion, is walking. Wander along the narrow streets of the old town of Benidorm, stroll by the sea on the Poniente or Levante promenade, walk along the skyscraper lined avenues. On foot these routes let you get to know and get a real feel for Benidorm. In addition, the mild temperatures of the town throughout the year make a pleasant walk at any time.
How long will it take us to move between the different parts? From the Rincon de Loix to the center of Benidorm approximately 30 minutes walk. If you want to go further and visit the town from end to end, to the La Cala area, the very end of Poniente, it will take you approximately 1 and 1/4 hours. If you are in Poniente and you are going to the center of the town, then the walk will be about 45 minutes.
Which is the best route? Going from Levante to the center, along the Paseo de Levante (Avenida Madrid and Avenida de Alcoi) or along the Avenida Mediterráneo. Going from Poniente to the Center, along the Poniente promenade (Paseo de la Carretera, San Pedro Street, Avenida de la Armada Española and Avenida Vicente Llorca Alós).
Buses in Benidorm
If you’re in Benidorm on one of its occasional rainy days. Or it may be that your trip to the town is going to be short and you do not have all the time you would like to visit it. Or if you are travelling with small children and it is more convenient for you to travel by public transport. In any case, we can recommend the urban bus lines. The Llorente Bus Company provides this service and has about 20 routes that connect the different points of the town and the surrounding areas. Tickets can be purchased on the bus. The cost of the general ticket is €1.50, however, for tourists that will be using this option frequently throughout their stay there are more economical options, for either 24 hours, 72 hours or 7 days use.
Bicidorm, the Benidorm public bikes
One of the most sustainable and healthy ways to visit Benidorm is using Bicidorm, the public bicycle transport system. We would recommend this option for when there is good weather and when you want to make small trips around the town. This idea is becoming increasingly popular since the installation of miles of cycle paths throughout the town. This service is operational 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and you can purchase day, week, month or even annual use tickets.
To check the points of the city where you can buy and park the bicycles you just have to click here.