Hey digital nomads! So, you’ve decided to make Benidorm your work from home location, too? Or maybe you’re still thinking about it, well, as somebody who already lives and works in Benidorm, I thought this post would share some of the amazing things you can do on your day off or when you finish work in Benidorm.
Benidorm is reintroducing itself as somewhere where you can work from home in a beautiful environment with plenty of activities to keep you entertained, too. After all, if we’re working from home, why not work from home here?
If you are thinking about becoming a digital nomad in Benidorm and moving to working from home here, then I recommend you to join this Facebook group to keep in contact with other digital nomads here and find out information about the digital nomad in Benidorm lifestyle!
In Benidorm, we have an amazing work and play balance. With over 300 days of sun, blue skies are pretty much guaranteed and agreeable weather all year thanks to our microclimate, it’s the sort of place where you can finish work at 6pm and still sit out for a drink with friends well into the evening. Weekends are usually filled with getting out into nature and taking walks, having picnics or going out for meals.
So many of us have shifted to working from home since the pandemic so it’s definitely worth looking at situating yourself in Benidorm and working from home here. There’s plenty of apartments that have sea views and we’re blessed to be a city so well connected. You can walk from one side of the city to another in around an hour, or take the public transport which is 1,50€ throughout the whole city. We also have a great adaptability with bike paths meaning getting around is super easy here.
It’s definitely not all work and no play in Benidorm, so here’s 30 ideas of what to do on your day off if you live in Benidorm!
1. Take a dip with the dolphins at Mundomar
At Mundomar, you can get up close and personal with plenty of marine animals, that includes dolphins and penguins! You can find out more about Mundomar by reading my Keeper for a Day experience or visiting their official website: https://www.mundomar.es
2. Experience Terra Natura
Terra Nature, the ‘immersion’ zoo. Get friendly with a llama or feed the elephants. Time your visit right and you could be joining in with the Holi Festival! Find out more about Terra Natura by visiting my blog post: Welcome to the Jungle… or heading over to their official website here: http://benidorm.terranatura.com/en
3. Be a thrill seeker at Terra Mitica
If you’re a thrill seeker and love the adrenaline rush then Terra Mitica is perfect for you. They have a whole host of different rides and attractions. You can also head to Iberia Park – but the attractions aren’t included in your entrance price there. Keep that in mind if you’re planning to do the two parks!
4. Benidorm Palace
Get dressed up to the nines and have a fancy gala dinner all whilst enjoying an unforgettable flamenco show at Benidorm Palace. You’ll have a nice three course meal whilst enjoying plenty of different acts, including flamenco shows and magic tricks.
5. Go Diving
With diving stones, you can go diving or snorkelling and explore some of the marine life that flourishes in a whole new world under the sea. We’re blessed with some of the most concentrated marine life along the coast, so it’s definitely worth exploring what there is to find.
6. Jet Ski
Zoom along the sea and see Benidorm from a whole new perspective by hiring a jet ski with Carlos Water Sports Benidorm. At the old town part, there’s plenty of water sports to get the thrill seekers excited.
7. Awake the senses at Algar Falls
Take a dip in the freezing cold waters at Algar Falls and really chill out the summer! It’s also beautiful to visit in autumn and early spring, though definitely not for swimming! You can get there by Llorente Bus, car or on a guided trip.
8. Pitch and Putt at Sierra Cortina
With a technical difficulty of 1, it’s a super fun course for beginners and the seasoned player. Sierra Cortina’s 28 hole Pitch & Putt has a variety of options, with shortest fairway being 55 metres in length and the longest being 100 metres, they aren’t massively difficult. But, if you’re experienced, try out some of the hazards, like the artificial lakes! The shorter distance course can be tackled in less than two hours.
9. Make a splash at Aqua Natura
You could always combine your ticket and nip in between Terra Natura and Aqua Natura. Or, spend your whole day there. There is usually music playing in the summer to get the party started and plenty of refreshments to keep you going. To kickstart the adrenaline, take a ride on the water slides!
10. Be spoilt for choice at one of the many beaches
Mal Pas? Levante? Poniente? La Cala? There are so many to choose from in such a small radius. For a change of scenery, you can also head to Villajoyosa beach, Albir and Altea beach.
11. Discover new heights at Guadalest
A beautiful church, old Spanish winding cobbled streets and crystal blue waters. Guadalest is an unforgettable experience. You can reach it by local bus, car or by booking yourself on to a guided visit.
12. Take an Electric Bike Ride
You can make use of the many bike paths around Benidorm and get around from one side of the city to the other quickly and easily by electric bike. Head to TAO Bike to rent a bike and explore the city and beyond.
13. Explore the Natural Park
The Sierra Helada is a beautiful and relaxing place to pass some time. Get hold of an electric bike and cruise around the mountains and you’ll be rewarded with some outstanding views of Benidorm and the Mediterranean.
14. Make the journey to the Cross
It’s a climb. But, the views worth it. There aren’t any bars on the way, so make sure you wear appropriate clothing and take plenty of water and snacks! To make the journey quicker, you can go by electric bikes with Tao Bike!
15. Climb the Tossal
At the end of Poniente, near the Hotel Bali sits the wonderful Tossal. Climbing it will give you spectacular views over Benidorm.
16. Eat your way through Tapas Alley
Along Tapas Alley in the Old Town, there are plenty of tapas bars to munch your way through. The tradition is to hop between them all. Tapas Alley is a bustling and vibrant spot, usually packed with Spanish. There are so many bars to choose from. Calle Santo Domingo is a good place to begin and La Taperia comes highly recommended. Tapas bars are perfect for trying out foods that you wouldn’t want to order as a main dish and perfect for sharing and nibbling on whilst enjoying a ‘caña’ or a glass of ‘vino’.
17. Light a candle at the church
In the church of San Jaime, at the top of the Old Town, you can add a small bit of change to light up an electronic candle. It is a lovely tradition and also helps to fund the church.
18. Zoom around Karting Benidorm
Karting Benidorm is located in Levante end, near to the Rio Park hotel, or Karting Finestrat is located nearer to Poniente in Finestrat. Both offer karting at a very reasonable price.
19. Browse the local produce at the market
Wandering through a market can be a fantastic way to take a dip into the Spanish culture. There are stalls for toys, bags, electronics and fruit and veg. Plus, you’re helping to cut down on wasted plastic too!
20. Ride a horse
Every day there is a one hour trek through the Spanish countryside.
21. Get closer to the sea at the Mirador
At the Old Town, you can look left and see Levante or look right and see Poniente. Which one is your favourite? With panoramic views and even the opportunity to head down the steps and get closer to the sea, it’s a wonderful experience.
22. Stand on the top of Europes’ Tallest Hotel
Benidorm boasts that it is home to the tallest hotel in Europe. It is none other than the Hotel Bali. For €6, you can stand on the platform at the top and marvel at the incredible views of Benidorm, Puig Campana, Altea and beyond!
23. Strike out at the bowling
There are a few Bowling alleys dotted around Benidorm.
24. Watch a film at the cinema
There are plenty of cinemas dotted around. In Villajoyosa, there is one located near to the Tram Stop, Creueta. Or, you can watch one in Benidorm centre or at C.C La Marina. For a real immersion in the culture, try and watch one in Spanish. The cinema that shows films in English nearby is Cines Colci in Rincon, or if you want a superb cinema experience. V.O.S means it is in English.
25. Get a hole in one at Mini Golf
If you’ve got patience and can deal with taunting obstacles then give mini-golf a go. There are a few courses scattered around the Benidorm area.
26. Go Shopping
Shopping is all the rehab you need? Fancy a shop until you drop? You’ll find all the best shops, such as Zara, Pull & Bear, Zara Home, Bershka, Stradivarius, Calzedonia and more in Benidorm. In the old town, there’s plenty of boutique and high street shops, or head to the shopping centre in Finestrat which is only a short tram or bus ride away.
27. Walk the dogs at Benidorm Dog Homing
There are a few dog charities around Benidorm and they’re always keen for volunteer dog walkers. It can be a great way to meet new people and make a difference. They really do appreciate the support, and there are some beautiful walks you can do with a dog.
28. Join a nautical club
If you’re into water sports, it’s definitely worth joining a nautical club to make new friends and regularly partake in water sports on the crystal clear Mediterranean Sea.
Benidorm has wonderful nightlife, like tribute acts and live entertainment. There’s plenty of bars and hotels that offer live music to enjoy with a tipple.
30. Join a Spanish Club
There are a few places where you can learn Spanish to brush up on your language skills. There are various academies that offer Spanish lessons at different levels, but it’s worth signing up to the town hall Spanish classes.
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