Benidorm is a great family holiday destination in Costa Brava, thanks to its pristine beaches and calm waves, as well as kid-friendly activities and excellent restaurants along the coastline. 

    However, that's not all – the seaside town offers numerous leisure options for the entire family. From amusement parks to experiences suitable for all ages, this guide introduces some of the best things to do with kids in Benidorm.

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    Benidorm Island

    Enjoy a boat trip to this tiny islet

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    Benidorm Island is a small nature reserve off the Mediterranean coast of Spain. You can get there by taking a boat from either the Old Town Port or Puerto Deportivo de Benidorm. The adventure begins as soon as you get onboard – most boats have a glass bottom, allowing you to see the seabed.

    Once on the island, follow a well-signposted path that leads to its highest point, on which a lighthouse stands. You can even swim or snorkel in the cove's crystal-clear water. 

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    Terra Mítica

    Take a tour of Egypt, Greece and Rome

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    Terra Mítica is a cultural theme park showcasing ancient Mediterranean civilisations such as Egypt, Greece and Rome. At one of Spain's most popular amusement parks, you will find attractions for everybody. 

    There are 7 thrilling attractions for the bravest, 5 rides that suit all ages, and 4 catered exclusively for children. Terra Mítica hosts 8 types of live shows that introduce you to Cleopatra, Cassius Brutus, Icarus, Spartacus, and other prominent figures. 

    Location: Partida del Moralet, s/n, 03502 Benidorm, Alicante, Spain

    Open: Hours vary by season

    Phone: +34 902 02 02 20

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    Terra Natura

    Meet animals from all over the world

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    Terra Natura is a 32-ha theme park and zoo recreating habitats from the super-continent of Pangea, as well as the Americas, Asia and Europe. The park has around 1,500 specimens and 200 species in total, 50 of which are in danger of extinction.

    Terra Natura regularly hosts shows with story-telling clowns and fairies, as well as fun characters. Since 2005, the park has been doing excellent educational and conservational works in favour of the planet's biodiversity. It also takes part in international breeding programs for endangered birds. 

    Location: Foia del Verdader, 1, 03502 Benidorm, Alicante, Spain

    Open: Hours vary by season

    Phone: +34 966 07 27 70

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    Moors and Christians Fiesta

    Visit in October to celebrate this religious event

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    Moors and Christians Fiesta is a unique Benidorm event that takes place in early October. During this period, locals dress up to commemorate the battles fought during Reconquista, when Christian kingdoms sought to recover lands that had been occupied by the Muslims. 

    The festival is by no means exclusive to Benidorm, as it's celebrated in towns and villages across the Levante region. For days, the streets are full of processions, marches accompanied by drums, masquerades, people in costume, and live music. 

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    Benidorm Palace

    Enjoy a great show and dinner with the family

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    Benidorm Palace bills itself as the town's premier entertainment venue. Since 1977, it has staged world-class shows and concerts by leading Spanish and international artists 

    The cultural venue has several packages combining a show and dinner in the evening. You can expect menus for children and those with special dietary needs. You can find Benidorm Palace in La Creu, about 2 miles north of Platja de Llevant. 

    Location: Av. Dr. Severo Ochoa, 13, 03503 Benidorm, Alicante, Spain

    Phone: +34 965 85 16 60

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    Gran Hotel Bali

    See Benidorm from one of the town's finest viewing platforms

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    Gran Hotel Bali lies right in the centre of Benidorm, just 600 metres northwest of Platja de Ponent's promenade. This hotel features a viewing platform offering truly spectacular views. It's on the 45th floor, with a panorama out over the bay and Benidorm's mountain range, including Puig Campana. 

    The view is especially beautiful at sunrise and sunset. Guests of this 4-star hotel can go up to the platform after paying a small fee, which includes a free drink. The fee is slightly higher if you're not a guest, but children can enter for free. 

    Location: Calle del Actor Luis Prendes, 4, 03502 Benidorm, Alicante, Spain

    Phone: +34 966 81 52 00

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    Fonts de l'Algar

    Take a dip in waterfalls and springs

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    Fonts de l’Algar is a series of waterfalls connected by aquifers, located in the little village of Callosa d’en Sarrià. This natural reserve is one of the most beautiful natural spots in the Alicante province. From June to September, when the average temperature hovers around 23°C, you can swim in these natural pools. 

    You can visit Fonts de l’Algar year-round. There is a 1.5-km-long path along the River Algar, as well as with a picnic area. If you didn't pack some food before your visit, the village has plenty of restaurants serving traditional cuisine. 

    Location: Pda. Algar, s/n, 03510, Alicante, Spain

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 6 pm

    Phone: +34 965 88 01 53

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    Tossal de la Cala

    A glimpse of Ancient Rome in Benidorm

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    Tossal de la Cala is a hill to the southwest of Benidorm, between Poniente and Finestrat beaches. The 100-metre peak shields the beaches from strong wind. You can find an archaeological site, declared a Place of Cultural Interest, at which archaeologists discovered remains of an Ancient Roman settlement. You can also check out Ermita Virgen del Mar, a small hilltop chapel built in the 1400s. 

    Although you can reach Tossal de la Cala by car, we recommend walking to better enjoy the landscape. The spectacular views of Benidorm and the Mediterranean are worth the effort.

    Location: Calle de la Ermita, 1, 03502 Benidorm, Alicante, Spain

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    Take a tourist train

    Explore Benidorm in a leisurely way

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    Benidorm offers a tourist train for families and travellers who want to explore the town at a relaxing pace. You can choose between 2 routes, one through the Poniente beach area and another through the Levante beach area. Both trips take about 45 minutes, with a double 2-hour route available in the summer months. 

    With the help of an audioguide, the whole family can admire and learn about Benidorm's beaches and main sights. Standouts include Avenida del Mediterráneo, Sierra Helada, Avenida de Mont Benidorm, and the Intempo skycraper.

    Location: Av. del Mediterráneo, 43, 03503 Benidorm, Alicante, Spain

    Phone: +34 628 38 89 78

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    Sea Trek with Diving Stones

    Walk on the seabed

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    Diving Stones is a prominent dive centre that offers Sea Trek, an underwater experience that suits families with kids. It's a 30-minute trip along the seabed at a depth of metres. You will be accompanied by a diver and guide who ensure your safety at all times. 

    All equipment (helmet and wetsuit) is provided, so you only need to bring swimwear and a change of clothes. Children can enjoy Sea Trek at a discounted rate. 

    Location: Paseo de Colón, 1, 03501 Benidorm, Alicante, Spain

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 7 pm

    Phone: +34 608 83 52 19

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