Guide To Benidorm - Things To Do & See On Your Hen/Stag Weekend!
Introduction to Benidorm
Everyone is familiar with the famous image of Benidorm's magnificent coastline with its skyline of high-rise hotels rising in front of the Sierra Cortina against an impeccable blue sky. But hidden away secretly in the shadow of the towering modernity, Benidorm Old Town awaits to adventurer. With its charming cobbled streets and traditional terraced housing, Old Town is where you’ll find quaint little cafes, iconic art galleries and museums, and the perfect little spots to embrace Benidorm’s past life.
BENIDORM BY DAY
1. Unearth awesome attractions
Aqualandia Water Park
Situated in the Rincon de Loix area of Benidorm. Splashdown and enjoy a full day out at one of the biggest water parks in Europe. Guaranteed to help you recover from the previous night’s hangover. Once inside the park enjoy the rides and slides as many times as you want. There are kamikazes for the daring, wave pools, the infamous black hole- a 180 metre slide in total darkness, crazy rapid pools, or for the lazy amongst the group there is the lazy river where you can float round on an inner tube. Aqualandia boasts one of the biggest drop rides in Europe.
The L'Aiguera Park is a long green park in neoclassical style, separating the old quarter of Benidorm from the newer buildings. It is a nice park in Benidorm worth a visit. The two amphitheatres are used for shows and cultural events especially during summer season. The Park ends at the Bullring and a fairground site where attractions are set up for the many 'fiestas'.
Poniente Beach Promenade
The Poniente Beach Promenade is the work of the architects Carlos Ferrater and Xavier Martí Galí, which represents a radical innovation to traditional promenades. The design of the promenade recreates shapes of cliffs and waves, projected to generate areas of light and shadow, convexities and concavities with platforms at different levels creating different surfaces that can be used as recreational, leisure and meditation areas.
Address: 03501 Benidorm, Alicante, Spain
The largest, most exciting theme park in Europe, with incredible rides & shows all around the park; Pirates, Gladiators and Comedy street performers add to fun. Now with spectacular evening theatre shows! Situated on the outskirts of Benidorm in amongst palm trees & greenery Terra Mitica is Spain’s equivalent to Alton Towers, it boasts over 50 rides including rapids, log flumes, rollercoaster’s & 150 foot drop ride!! Different sections of the park are themed on other countries such as Greece, Egypt, Rome, Iberia & the Islands. Terra Mitica also plays host to some fantastic live shows, the park also boasts a wide array of restaurants & eateries. Transport is not included. This is a ticket only event. The clients can use the ticket for any day they wish.
Address: Partida del Moralet, s/n, 03502 Benidorm, Alicante, Spain
Contact: +34 902 020 220
Terra Natura isa great theme park in Benidorm offering a journey to exotic places in Europe, Asia and America just in one day. There are about 1500 animals of 200 species, so it is impossible to run out of things to see and do! No visible barriers exist as you interact with the animal kingdom and witness the timeless wonders of nature, displayed through spectacular shows of skill and artistry. There’s nothing like it back home!
Amigo’s Restaurant and Roof Terrace
Amigo’s Restaurant and Roof Terrace has been listed as the number one fine dining restaurant in all of Benidorm. The restaurant is best known for it’s a la carte and steak menu, from which they only serve Galician fillet steaks. With fantastic food and exceptional staff, Amigo’s Restaurant and Roof Terrace is one of those eateries that keep you wanting to come back time and time again.
Specialising in seafood, rice and Mediterranean cuisine, Belvedere is a great restaurant for those who seek refreshing, light food. The name itself comes from the Italian word which means ‘a good view’, and that is exactly what you’ll get. Located on the top floor of the Hotel Madeira Centro, you can enjoy the magnificent views of the Benidorm skyline, or even see the spectacular views of the Levante and Poniente beaches.
Address: Calle del Esperanto, 1, 03503 Benidorm, Alicante, Spain
Contact: +34 966 83 04 18 / email@example.com
Opening times: Tue-Sun (1:30pm-4pm, 7:30pm-11pm)
If you’d prefer to stick to your usual Saturday night takeaway for dinner, take a trip to the China Gardens. Its visitors have labelled it as the best Chinese restaurant in Benidorm, and it’s not difficult to see why with its super cheap food and great, friendly staff. Who’d have thought you could get a 3 course, authentic Chinese meal, all for under 5 Euros?! It’s a definite must for lining the stomach before that all-important night of pure drinking.
Address: Av. Dr. Severo Ochoa, 38, 03503 Benidorm, Alicante, Spain
Contact: +34 965 86 54 26
Opening times: Mon-Sun (12pm-12am)
Brogans is a quaint little café just off the main strip of Benidorm. Everyone loves the sun, sea and holidays, but there’s always that time when you fancy a good cup of coffee and a sandwich or two. Brogans is the place for just that. You’ll feel right at home here, with homey, hearty, and healthy lunches. If that’s not enough to entice you, the café has free Wi-Fi…
Address: Calle Lepanto, C.C. Vilanova, Local 10, 03503 Benidorm, Alicante, Spain
Contact: +34 603 28 27 64 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening times: Mon-Sat (10am-1:30am), Sun (10am-5pm)
Restaurante Casa Toni
Casa Toni Restaurant is a genuine Spanish restaurant in Benidorm offering great Spanish & Mediterranean food and great service to its visitors with Andalusian-Alicante fusion. The restaurant is a cosy place with terrace. Here you’ll find some of the best Andalusia style cooking with local Benidorm traditions. It is an excellent restaurant, and an ideal spot to go for lunch with your friends.
Address: Avenida de Cuenca, Edificio Los Gemelos IV Local 27, 03503 Benidorm, Alicante, Spain
Contact: +34 966 80 12 32
Opening times: Tue-Sat (1:30pm-4pm, 7:30pm-11:30pm) Sun (1:30pm-5pm)
3. Shop ‘til you drop
Avenida Uno is synonymous with luxury fashion and boasts international brands such as Armani Jeans, Pianura Estudio, Liu Jo, Miss Sixty, Harmont & Blaine, Antony Morato, Dockers, U.S. Polo, Alberto Guardiani and many more. It’s the perfect place to find that perfect outfit for a night out on the town with your friends or even just to treat yourself!
La Marina Centro Comercial
La Marina Centro Comercial is a huge shopping mall located in the commercial area of Finestrat. It is one of the biggest shopping malls in the Costa Blanca region. La Marina has three floors and you can find a large variety of goods, designer shops, sportswear, toys, souvenirs, and retailers like Mango, Zara, Casa, Ale Hop, Douglas, Druni, C&A, H&M and more. There is also food court, snack bars and cinema here to fill all of your leisure needs.
Address: Avinguda País Valencià, 2, 03509 Finestrat, Alicante, Spain
Contact: +34 966 80 07 06
Opening times: Mon-Sat (10am-10pm)
Benidorm Outdoor Market (Mercadillo Pueblo)
The Benidorm Outdoor Market is located in the town centre, near the Hotel Pueblo. The market is open on Wednesday and Sunday mornings all year round. Here you’ll find a variety of Spanish goods such as clothes, handbags, shoes, souvenirs, gifts and hot snacks – perfect for purchasing unique souvenirs for your friends back at home.
Address: Carrer del Pintor Lozano, 52, Benidorm
BENIDORM BY Night
4. Sample the local watering holes
Daytona Rock Bar
For all you classic rock lovers, Daytona Rock Bar is the perfect place to start your day. Fans of Pink Floyd, The Who, and the Rolling Stones will feel truly at home here – their music blasts from the bar’s speakers all day and every day! At night you are likely to see some gleaming motorcycle machinery pulled up outside and biker babes dancing on the podiums. Why not take advantage of their fantastic daily offers? You can get two pints for just 4 Euros!
Address: Avinguda Alcoi, 03503 Benidorm, Alacant, Spain
Contact: +34 965 862 995
There are tons of reasons to love the Guinness Bar – especially for all you pint lovers! The bar comes with beautiful views over the beach for you to admire, where you can catch up on the top sporting action with the locals or enjoy some great music in the evening. Even if Guinness is not your kind of drink, the bar has an extensive list of beers, cocktails and juices to keep you watered and happy.
Address: Avinguda Alcoi, 03503 Benidorm, Alacant, Spain
Contact: +34 965 862 927
The Heartbreak Hotel Bar is probably the slickest themed bar on the waterfront of Benidorm. Its interior and design is very unique, with a yellow car that has been sliced in half and used as a backdrop for a stage – all for the amusement of the bar’s customers! As well as being a decent bar, it transforms into an internet café, so you can surf, play pool, or watch sport on the big screens while enjoying a good old fashioned sandwich.
Address: Avinguda Alcoi, 11, 03503 Benidorm, Alicante, Spain
Contact: +34 666 521 026
Opening times: Mon-Sun (8am-12am)
Voices in much more than just a karaoke venue. It brings Cabaraoke to Benidorm! Here you’ll hear thousands of songs of all genres, a fantastic surround sound system, and extremely comfortable seating. Not only that, there is an amazing ‘Roaring Twenties’ atmosphere every night and the quality of drinks helps add to the experience. Voices is just the place for those who love singing or even if you simply want to listen to great singers and scout for local talent.
Scruffy Murphy’s is basically your local Irish pub, but in Benidorm! The perfect place to visit for St. Patrick’s day, this is probably the best pub in the whole of Benidorm. Its excellent and friendly bar staff with make sure you make the most of your night here. The great music and fantastic atmosphere are more than enough reasons to keep coming back for more…
Address: Calle Gerona, Local 12-13, 03503 Benidorm, Alicante, Spain
Contact: +34 965 860 791 / email@example.com
Opening times: Mon-Fri (8pm-5am), Sat-Sun (1pm-5am)
5. Dance until dawn
Penelope Disco Beach Club
Penelope Disco Beach Club is one of the greatest nightclubs in Benidorm, offering a fine clubbing experience. Every night has something new lined up, with performances from international DJs, live music, and other performances from various artists. Not only is this a great nightclub, it is also a beach club by day. So why not spend the entire day through to the night here?!
Address:Avda. de la Comunidad Valenciana Benidorm
Contact: +34 610 238 797
KM Disco & Dance Club
KM Disco & Dance Club is a legendary and most popular nightclub in that holds up to 5,000 people each night! KM Disco has three dance floors, 12 bars and a swimming pool, so you can guarantee you won’t experience a club scene like this anywhere else. Just by the KM Disco, the KM Playa is another great venue offering dance by the beach. Visitors mostly start the night at KM Playa and then move onto KM Disco for clubbing all night long.
Address: Carretera Alicante-Valencia Km.122 Benidorm
Contact: +34 965 86 35 23
Club Discoteca Manssion
Manssion Club and Disco is the ultimate disco and nightclub in Benidorm, offering lively nights with electronic hardcore music. Every Saturday the club is full with more than 5,000 people listening to the most important and well known Spanish and European DJ's in the world of hardcore music. Manssion Club and Disco is the best place to go if you are looking for a traditional rave night.
Address: Avda. Comunidad Valenciana Benidorm
Contact: +34 965 852 006
Disco Bahamas is a great disco in Benidorm primarily known as RnB club. It also a fantastic venue with international DJs playing the very best in RnB, Hip Hop, House, Dance Reggaeton and Old School tracks. Disco Bahamas includes 3 bars (2 large ones inside and 1 large outdoor terrace), so no matter where you go you’ll be able to grab a few more drinks. Entertainment goes on all night long and entrance is free of charge!
Address: Calle Cap de Sant Antoni, 4 Benidorm
Contact: +34 966 811 652
LAST NIGHT OF FREEDOM
BENIDORM HEN & STAG WEEKENDS
Benidorm is one of Europe’s most-loved party destinations, and is the perfect place to go if you want to party and you want to party hard! Looking to escape the dreary British weather? Grab the lads, pack those trunks and get ready to enjoy a weekend of partying ‘til the early morning on the beach! There’s more to Benidorm than just sand and Sangria, there’s adrenaline-filled activities waiting around every corner, not to mention a few spots for you to nurse off that hangover…
Surprisingly, Benidorm is quite compact – despite the large quantity of Brits that flock to the Spanish shores. But because of this, you don’t need to worry about travel. There is almost always someone ready to help you out if you forget where your hotel is, or if you need the nearest bus stop. Walking around the city is doable and extremely advisable also, and you’ll most likely pass loads of other places you would never have seen otherwise.
ACTIVITIES & WHAT TO DO
As perhaps one of the most iconic beach destinations in Europe, Benidorm is hen/stag central! All year round people flock to the city, so why not jump on the band wagon and see what makes Benidorm so popular? With tons of hen and stag activities available to choose from, a Benidorm hen/stag do is a must. Now is the time to discover the city's many wonders, and what better way to do so than by opting for one of our Benidorm stag weekend packages or our hen packages?
Renowned for its amazing nightlife scene, it is true when the say the city comes to life at night. Whether you fancy going for a delicious evening meal and a couple of drinks, or even if you want to party hard all night in one of the many nightclubs and bars, Benidorm offers stunning evening entertainment to keep you dancing and drinking until the sun comes up.
A 3 hour entrance into the top Spa in the region. Once inside the spa you get full use of all of the pools, roman hot pools, jacuzzi pools with swan neck jets and various high pressure jets, sauna and steam room, ayurverdic rejuvenating showers, chill out area. After the spa session make your way upstairs for your fantastic buffet meal with drinks included.
You will be picked up from your accommodation and taken by bus to Altea port. Once on board the 22 metre catamaran there are great on board facilities. Nets ideal for sunbathing, undercover and outdoor seating, two toilets and a bar. The professional crew will do all the hard work – then they will drop anchor in a great spot offshore near some stunning coastline. Here you can have a swim or try some snorkelling while the crew prepares your cold buffet lunch. After lunch grab a cool glass of complimentary beer or sangria and then relax, take in some rays or grab a sneaky siesta.
This really is a night not to be missed, put your glad rags on and take in the spectacular surroundings of one of the best venues in Spain. This show offers a spectacular array of entertainment with dancers, acrobats, magicians and live music. Featured on UK television this venue and show wouldn’t look out of place in Vegas. With over 80 dancers on stage and a great laser show you can just imagine it’s a sight not to be missed. On entry the 1st drink of your choice is free!
Join us for a fantastic day out on our jeep safari. First of all we pick you up at your accommodation in open top jeeps, each jeep has its own professional driver, so all you need to do is just sit back, relax & take in the spectacular views. The Costa Blanca is famed for its beautiful rugged countryside, its mountains & valleys, forgotten villages & deep canyons. You´ll be amazed as you by pass an idyllic turquoise reservoir & thunder through a jungle like river bed. The next part of the event is a real highlight as you get chance to bathe & swim in the region’s most famous waterfalls, previous guests have said the waterfalls are an instant hangover cure, which is handy especially after one of our bar crawls!
Based in the centre of Benidorm. A quick and fun activity for any group. A chance to test your thinking skills and escape from a series of rooms. You have one hour to work as a team to solve various puzzles, padlocks, quirky escapes and mind boggling tricks. This is light-hearted but really gets the adrenaline going as you see the clock counting down. There are staff on hand to give you clues should you need them. There are 3 rooms to choose from so groups can rotate and do 3 separate one hour sessions if they like. Beware, the zombies are coming!
A full day out for the more energetic. Picked up from your hotel you are taken by minibus to the Aitana Mountain 4500ft above sea level. Here you will be kitted out with a mountain bike to suit your size. Here you will receive full instruction about the bikes and then its off downhill for a 26 miles bike ride. In the morning you will coast downhill to a small village called Penaguila where you will have a lunch stop (not included) After lunch you are taken back up the mountain and cycle down the other side for another 18 miles journey down to your pick up point.
At Banter Hen & Stag Weekends we are here to get rid of all the stress of planning your hen/stag party, making the booking process as quick and easy as possible. With us you can save yourselves loads of time and money – simply select your desired destination and activities, enter a few details about your group and we’ll handle everything else for you.
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