Benidorm is a sunny seaside resort in the province of Alicante, on the beautiful Mediterranean coast. As one of the busiest resorts in the Costa Blanca region, tourists flock there in their millions each year to make the most of the city's diverse attractions. There are long beaches formed of natural, golden sand, contrasted with a backdrop of skyscrapers, restaurants and bars. Benidorm has world-famous theme parks and a dynamic nightlife, making it a popular choice for thrill-seeking families and party-goers respectively.

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General holiday essentials

  • Passport
  • Visa document
  • Insurance documents
  • Boarding pass
  • Driving license
  • Phone
  • Phone charger
  • Earphones
  • Electric plug converter
  • Music player
  • Keys
  • Wallet
  • Money
  • Padlock
  • Camera
  • Clothing
  • Underwear
  • Sleepwear
  • Jewellery
  • Handbag
  • Shoes: flip-flops, sandals, comfortable shoes
  • Medication: contraception, allergy medication
  • Antibacterial gel
  • Sanitary products
  • Eyecare: glasses, sunglasses, sunglasses case, contact lenses, contact lens solution
  • Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, face wash, body wash, shampoo, conditioner

Top Travel Tips

If you're travelling with family members, it's always worth packing a change of clothes in another member of your party's suitcase. Then, in the unlikely event that your luggage goes astray, you won't be left in the clothes you travelled in until your suitcase turns up

When visiting the beach

Levante is Benidorm's most famous and cosmopolitan beach, and its length spans an impressive 2 km. Stretching even further is Poniente beach, which starts at the edge of Old Town. Locals tend to favour this beach due its more peaceful nature, yet it still has all the same facilities as Levante. Take a scroll along the promenade and find a bite to eat or surround yourself with palm trees in the peaceful Park Elche. But if you do, don't forget to pack:

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Goggles
  • Flip flops
  • Beach bag
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream
  • Bucket and spade
  • Beach umbrella
  • Beach games
  • Windbreak
  • Wetsuit
  • Sun cream

Experience a spectacular view of the city

To get the most breath-taking views of Benidorm and capture the most stunning sunsets, you can take a 45-minute hike up to reach the famous cross known as La Cruz de Benidorm. If you fancy this, make sure you pack:

  • Hiking backpack
  • Hiking boots or comfortable shoes
  • Plenty of water
  • First-aid kit

Fun day activities

There's fun for all the family with one of Benidorm's greatest tourist attractions, the theme park, Terra Mítica. Adrenalin junkies can look forward to themed zones based on the ancient civilisations of Egypt, Greece and Rome which are packed with rollercoasters and rides. There is also the Aqualandia waterpark where there are swimming pools, water slides and river rapids. To enjoy the park, you'll need:

  • Swimwear
  • Goggles
  • Towel
  • Flip-flops
  • Comfortable footwear