Summer is almost here (on our part of the world) and booking one deal of the available cheap Benidorm holidays is something that I’ve been contemplating on. The famous Balcony of the Mediterrenean – atop the blueness of the sea has piqued my interest since I saw it featured at one of my favorite websites. Benidorm is one of the most popular resort on the Costa Blanca, Spain. Summer vacation in this beautiful coast is a complete package especially if kids are involved. To summarize, here are a few of what you can do in Benidorm.
Play with the dolphins at Mundomar. Mundomar is a marine exotic animal park where children can get to be close with dolphins at the dolphinarium. The whole family will also enjoy parrot shows, see flamingos, turtles, sea lions, penguins upclose, be scared a bit at a bat cave, a children’s park, and a galleon with an underwater view.
Visit Terra Natura. See the healthiest wild animals from the different regions of the earth. Terra Natura is a theme park showcasing elephants, monkeys, tigers, hippopotamus and more, although caged are well-kept in really clean environment. Also to look out for are the colorful display of the birds, poisonous creatures upclose, big wild animals who will be willing to take photos with you – mascots. Also fun and what every kid would enjoy is to feed the animals themselves and the most fun in it all is they get to ride a donkey!
Be fascinated with the Old Town and the Sandcastles. Benidorm’s Old Town is relatively small but every inch Spanish. The charm of old Spanish architecture is hard to resist and that’s just how Benidorm’s is. Find a pub or a cafe and have a cup of churros con chocolate before you explore the wonderful works of art at the beaches of Levante, sand sculptures. I could only make a pail sandcastle but there, they have the most intricate designs of the biggest sand sculptures.
Walk around the Parks or cool down at the Waterparks. Parque de l’Aigüera is the biggest park in Benidorm. It is a public park in the neoclassical style and separates the Old Town from the modern city. A truly beautiful crossover so to say. Aqua Natura is a waterpark inside the Terra Natura…and you and the kids can cool down in the only water attractionthat lets you experience the feeling of zero gravity.
There’s also Aqualandia where the kids can truly enjoy summer or cool off from the heat. Aqualandia has very good pools and wonderful slides plus a number of great food joints for you to enjoy. The kind of pool adventurous families would look for.
Plaza de la Hispanidad. The heart and soul of Benidorm. Most commonly known as the Triangle Square, the plaza is a hot spot for good restaurants serving the best food, outdoor cafes and shops. This is where you go to enjoy shopping and experiencing the lives of the locals.