Places to visit in and around Benedorm, Costa Blanca, Spain

Places to visit in and around Benedorm, Costa Blanca, Spain

Peacock Island named after the birds there is a 10-minute boat ride from the port and you get splendid views of Benidorm’s skyline. Boats go back andf forth about every hour. The waters around the island are a marine reserve so there is abundant underwater life. There is no shade on the island except for one small cafe. You can go snorkleing in the sea and take a glass boat ride to see the fish.
The north side of the island has grottos and slopes that drop down to 25 metres / 82 feet acts as a natural barrier against the current. This location is called 'El Cristo' named after a small statue of the patron saint sunk by divers a couple of years ago (which has now been stolen)
The south part of the island has the dive sites 'El Faro' and 'Punta de Garbí'. In depths between 15 and 30 metres / 49 and 98 feet, you will find a succession of sheer walls, ledges and shallow caves, a variety of seaweed, sponges, octopi and conger eels.

The Costa Blanca Casino is one of the largest casinos in Spain. There’s also a restaurant and bar. Games tables featuring French roulette, American roulette, black jack, chemin de fer, punto y blanco. Photo ID / Passport is required to enter; smart casual dress; entrance fee. Open from 8 pm to 4 am, near Villajoyosa on the Road to Benidorm (10 km from Benidorm).

The Medieval Tournament on the outskirts of Benidorm offers you a chance to watch armoured knights on horseback joust and duel before the king and queen. plus feasting and merrymaking medieval-style for all ages

Terra mitica

Terra Mitica is a large theme park set out in different periods of time such as Egyptian and Roman and the rides there are set accordingly (Such as a Minator ride in Greece). Just five minutes from the centre of Benidorm, Terra Mitica is a popular attraction for those who like a bit of adventure.

Benidorm Palace puts on a glittering 3 hour, Las Vegas-style show. Spanish dancers and flamenco, jugglers and magicians, along with a live dance band/orchestra. Benidorm Palace has produced the finest extravaganzas in Europe, and its seating capacity of over 1,500 has accommodated events such as the "Miss Spain" contest, the European An evening meal is included in the entrance fee & is usually made up of 4 courses.

Aqualandia: There is a huge wave pool and lots of slides and drop slides (Big Band, Kamakaze), smaller slides for children. Zig zag slides and a rapids. There is a water activites area (Laguna) with ropes, jumping off areas and slides that go through the rock and end in mid air so you fall into the water. Next to Laguna is Niagara with waterfalls and a cave which you can swim through. You will probably stay here about 4 hours.

There is also a guide to Places to Visit on the Costa Blanca here

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