The Ten Most Photographed Places in Benidorm
Benidorm can boast, and with good reason, of being the tourist capital of the Region of Valencia, since it houses an extensive range of hotels and leisure activities. But this city of La Marina Baixa offers many more attractions.
Excellent coastline and coves, beautiful natural landscapes, a skyline typical of great megalopolises, amusement parks and also, a riveting story that is worth knowing.
The traveller who visits Benidorm finds compelling reasons to get to know it thoroughly and, equipped with a camera or last generation mobile phone; one must not miss the opportunity to immortalise some of the most beautiful places and sceneries in the city. These are the ten most photographed places in Benidorm:
1) The beaches. Both the Levante and the Poniente, between the Mal Pas beach and the Cala hill, are exceptional and have a promenade. At night, the many pubs, bars, and nightclubs open their doors to welcome the party people.
2) El Balcón del Mediterráneo. It is a splendid viewpoint located on the promontory of Canfali. At any time of day, the panoramic views from here are phenomenal. One can photograph the geyser or large jet of seawater launched at high altitude.
3) The skyline. The city with the most skyscrapers in Spain is Benidorm. It is not a financial centre of the first order, but its urban silhouette is unmistakable. Behind New York, Benidorm is the city with more large buildings per inhabitant. Among the more than 25 skyscrapers over 100 meters high, the Grand Hotel Bali with 52 floors stands out.
4) Terra Natura. A park of new generation animals that recreates the habitat of each of the species that coexist (more than 200 species, and more than 1,500 animals) through invisible barriers. 320,000 square meters of leisure and fun for the whole family. A cyclopean zoo, big time!
5) El Cerro de la Cala. On this elevation, you can see the archaeological site of Tossal de la Cala, where the famous Venus Báquica was found. Located in the southwest corner of Benidorm between Poniente beach and Finestrat beach, it is worth visiting to learn the history of the city from its origins.
6) Paseo de la Carretera. Probably the liveliest street in Benidorm due to its high concentration of shops and businesses. Paseo de la Carretera gathers neighbours and tourists at any time of the day. It is the old road from Valencia to Alicante converted today into a pedestrian road and shopping mall.
7) El Puig Campana. Perhaps the most emblematic mountain in the province of Alicante exceeding 1,400 meters in height. The second highest peak in Spain due to its proximity to the coast after the Picu Pienzu (Asturias). It is full of hiking areas and legends related to the origin of the city.
8) El Parque de Elche A peaceful urban green space located at the end of Colón street, near the Port of Benidorm, on Poniente beach. It is full of palm trees and also has an esplanade ideal for walking and a fountain to cool off.
9) Benidorm Palace. Since 1997 the city of Alicante has an auditorium available for events and musical shows of all kinds. The best venue in Benidorm gathers every weekend groups and all sorts of artists and great stars of Spanish music.
10) Aqualandia. With the arrival of summer, you want to swim. Nothing better than Aqualandia, a large water park full of fun rides for all ages.