Benidorm

Benidorm
4th September 2020 Safer Travel

Benidorm


Benidorm is one of Spain’s famous party scenes. As a seaside resort on the eastern coast of Spain, it belongs Costa Blanca. A popular holiday destination due to its beaches and vibrant bar culture, Benidorm has lots to offer. It’s most famous beach, Levante Beach is backed by palm-lined promenades, bars and rows of skyscrapers.


British Consulate Alicante 
Rambla Méndez Núñez 28-32
03002 Alicante
Spain
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Details


Before visiting any town or city make sure you know the basics. General details and important information.

  • Emergency Services: 112
  • Language: Spanish
  • Currency: Euro
  • Country Code: ES
  • Travel Visa: None required
  • Population: 67,558

Risk Level


Researching various official sources, we perceive the risk to holiday makers and travellers are as follows;

Overall Risk 35%
Pickpockets 65%
Mugging 30%
Common Crimes 40%

Travellers Tips


Top travel advice and interesting tip bits of information from experienced travellers.

Emergencies


For the Emergency services just dial 112 from any phone.

Travelling Around


Benidorm is an easily accessible town that has many transportation services. Bus services are a cheap way to explore the bay, with lines connecting the shopping district, bay and nearby towns. The panoramic 30-Bus Line offers sightseeing opportunities while travelling. Perfect for learning more about Benidorm. Travelling by car is common for families, but train is also an option.

Train Stations

Benidorm Safety

  • What are some safety tips I should know?

    Be very wary of street performers, particularly ‘potato men‘ who perform magic tricks with hollowed out potatoes and a ball. Sometimes this is a scam by groups who prey on the fact that the audience is distracted.

    Avoid walking alone at night and keep your bag to a size you can manage easily, if you look like you are struggling you can make yourself a target to opportunists. Look confident as you travel from place to place, looking like you know where you’re going can help to keep you safe and ward off undesirable attention.

    Keep your luggage close at hand at all times and in sight if possible. Do not have your name or address visible on any tags and never leave your luggage unattended. If travelling in a big city, study the public transport system, its the quickest way to get around but can be confusing. 

  • How do I keep up with the local news?
  • What are the common crimes?

    Beware of pickpockets as they tend to operate in tourist areas, keep your belongings secure at all times and be careful if strangers try to make conversation or distract you as it could be an attempt to steal your valuables.

    Beware of people riding on scooters! One of the most common methods of theft is with the use of the scooter, and you should be especially wary where you see a passenger on the back. They fly past and whip bags from shoulders, which can often lead to the victim being injured if they are dragged to the ground.

  • Are there any areas I should avoid?

    Exchange places near the Sol Pelicanos hotel.

    Levante has a bad reputation for drunkards. Don’t be walking alone at night.

Improve Your Personal Safety

Knowledge – the more you have the better equipped you are.

Awareness – the more you see the safer you become.

Response – the right reaction can change a situation.

Annual Events


Annual events allow a city come together for some amazing experiences. If visiting at this time, make sure you have your accommodation booked and are always aware of your surroundings when travelling around.

Benidorm Events

Virgen de Sufragio
This celebration is marked by parades, music performances and fireworks. To honour the patron saint fo the city, this event is inspiring for all. This standing traction in Benidorm is long-awaited each year.

Benidorm Pride
The town is painted in to colour, with lots of exciting events being hosted in support of LGBTQ+ communities. Events are planned throughout the week, with the Old Town being at the centre. Bars and restaurants will be open to celebrate Pride. Crowds from previous years have gathered 10,000 people, a chance to explore Benidorm’s Pride community.

Electro Weekend Festival
In march, there is a music festival that is held to represent the party scene in Benidorm. Music from DJs and locals can be heard all night. There will be a chance to experience different genres of music, a festival to remember. It is advised to book tickers in advance.

Benidorm Highlights

  • What are the beaches like in Benidorm?

    Levante Beach

    The most famous beach in Benidorm is Levante. Golden sand lines the area alongside skyscrapers. In summer months, this is the place to be. Looking out onto clear waters, restaurants and apartments are overlooking this beautiful beach.

    Platgeta del Mel Pas
    This secluded beach area is paired with caves that show off its crystal clear waters. The low cliffs make for a picturesque view. Conditions are perfect for snorkelling. Free parking is available in the nearby streets. Toilets are also on site.

    La Roda Beach
    As a pebble beach, you can be sure to find this a peaceful and relaxing area. With parking areas available, this beach is a convenient way to explore more of Benidorm’s neighbouring areas. Showers are available on site. This beach provides glorious views, running along the seaside promenade. Bring shoes to make walking comfortable whilst on the pebbles.

  • Are there any adventurous attractions?

    Benidorm Island
    Take a wonderful boat trip and explore the islands magnificient wildlife! Climb to the summit and admire the views of the Mediterranean. For aquatic lovers, and to pass the time whilst crossing from main land to the island for twenty minutes you can go below deck where you can see the fish swiiming in the sea.

    Terra Natura
    This park gives the sensation that there are no barriers between you and the animals. There is plenty of attraction and activities to be done as well. Such as a 400 meter zip wireover the elephants, or simply feed the elephants and other animals form the ground.

    Aqualandia 
    Fun for all the family! Aqualandia is a waterpark that is next door to the Mundomar, marine animal park. Water is sourced directly for the sea, with slides and attractions awaiting inside. Enjoy swimming pools and river rapids for an afternoon of fun. This waterpark also provides sunbathing areas that are perfect for chilling.

  • What are the main attractions?

    Canelobre Caves
    Take a trip underground and admire the different formations of the rocks. There are jellyfish and dragon shaped and many more. If you are in the area, they sometimes have concerts in the caves as it makes a great acoustic sound.

    Mundomar
    Enjoy watching dolphins and other animals perform right in front of you. Or be an animal keaper for a day. Whatever your likes and interestsin animal life “Mundomar” can cater for. You’ll have plenty of new experiences that will last you a lifetime!

    Terra Mitica
    Each zone is different. The rides vary fom country to country. If you have young children the Iberian zone might be more appealing. You get a taste of what the country is like for example in the Egyptian zone they have included artifacts. If you like myths and legends you might prefer Greece as they introduce Greek culture and mythodology. This park is fun and interactive for all.