Beaches, Boats And Buffalo: Family Fun In Benidorm

Benidorm is one of eastern Spain’s most bustling coastlines. With its spectacular slides and splash parks, breathtaking beaches, wildlife parks and rollercoasters, the resort is designed to keep thrill-seeking families and couples entertained for days!

Going for a Dip at Levante Beach

Surfers and sightseers can enjoy a fun-filled day at Levante Beach, which looks out to Benidorm island. Behind you, an array of tantalising food spots and skyscrapers lines the streets that fill up Levante’s panoramic city view. 

This Blue Flag beach has lifeguards on duty throughout the summer, meaning kids are free to catch the waves while you soak up the Spanish sun or scout for special drinks offers and live performances that pop up throughout the day.  

Going on Hair-Raising Rides at the Terra Mitica Theme Park

If real adrenaline is what you seek, there’s no better place than Terra Mitica! From the Inferno’s 60km spins to the rapidly falling Flight of the Phoenix ride – don’t be surprised to find your heart racing as you move between the park’s themed regions.

There are milder rides, too, for those who prefer a gentler momentum, as well as amazing spectacles like street theatre shows and a flamenco performance with Andalusian horses.

Keep an eye out for operating times as the park is closed during the low season.

Wildlife spotting at the Terra Natura

If you’ve ever dreamed of seeing an elephant or rhino up close, then be sure to visit Benidorm’s Terra Natura wildlife park.  

Buffalo, monkeys, birds of prey and tigers are also among the more than 1500 exotic animals ready to be discovered! There are only a few barriers between visitors and the wildlife, so your family can get a unique experience seeing and interacting with these animals in areas designed to mimic their natural habitats.

If you’re planning a weekend family visit, be sure to book a donkey ride for guaranteed extra laughter and fun. Set an alarm for the daytime shows and listen out for high-pitched monkey chatter you’re sure to hear throughout the day.

All Aboard to Benidorm Island!

Located between Benidorm’s beautiful Levante and Poniente beaches sits the historical Peacock Island (aka Benidorm Island) that’s well worth a trip.

Hop onto the boat departing hourly from the boarding platform in the Rincón de Loix for the 30-minute ride. You won’t have to wait to reach your destination before the fun begins. While there’s little to do on the island itself, the Aquascope boat’s special design allows underwater viewing of fish and marine life in the crystal blue waters en route to the island.

How to Get There

Getting from the UK to Benidorm is a breeze! In less than 3 hours, you could fly direct from London to Alicante Airport on popular airlines like easyJet and Ryanair. Avoid long waits and expensive last-minute taxi rides from Alicante to Benidormafter your arrival. It’s just a matter of enjoying the 40-minute drive to from Alicante to Benidorm, which you could easily book with the Shuttle Direct team beforehand.

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Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct, the number one provider of shared and private airport transfers all over Europe and northern Africa. If you’re looking for the most affordable ride from Alicante to Benidorm, Lukas and his colleagues can make sure that you and your luggage get to and from the airport swiftly and safely.

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