Regardless the reason for heading to Benidorm and the Costa Blanca for your holiday this year, one thing is for certain when you step foot in this fantastic region – there is literally so much to see and do that you will be left having to plan a second or even third trip back in order to see it all. The city of Benidorm itself is full of fantastic sights and attractions and leave visitors in awe at just what they can do while they’re here, not all associated with drinking and partying either! Check out the top picks for some of the day trips that can be arranged from Benidorm to maximise your time in the Costa Blanca.
Costa Blanca Guided Walk
What better way to see the Costa Blanca outside of the city than through a guided walk through some of its highlights of scenery. Mostly undiscovered and tourist free, your local guide will take you up to some of the best viewpoints that remain one of the areas best kept secrets. Public transport out here leaves a lot to be desired and many of the paths aren’t obvious so to get here and see what you will, you almost absolutely have to join a group. Luckily with a low price around 40 euros per person with guide, transport and lunch and water provided there’s no better way to catch some of the staggering sights of the Costa Blanca. All ages and abilities welcome, length is flexible depending on what you want to see and your ability. Pick up is generally morning from your hotel.
Guadalest and Altea
One of the most favourite of day trips from Benidorm, Guadalest and Altea is simply the best way to introduce yourself to the beautiful villages and rocky hillsides of the Costa Blanca’s quaint cultural side. You will visit the 11th century fortification of Guadalest, set atop a high cliff from which the views are incredible as you wander through the town’s varied and rich history before returning to Benidorm visa Altea, a small fishing village on the coast. This is perfect for a group of up to six people with private driver and guide for around 350 euros per car – which works out to about 60 euros per person, a perfect way to spend a day. Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Benidorm or check out some of the much cheaper coach excursions that cost about 10 euros each and have many different pick up and drop of places throughout the local areas.
Costa Blanca Best Beaches
Check out the historic city of Javea with your own local, private guide and explore the history of the area as well as the paradise to be found at Cala Ambolo amongst other regions in the area. The region has a varied history as well as a well established raisin trade which you will also have a look at during this tour, learning how the people of centuries past have made their livings. You will be invited to wander the backstreets of the village as well as check out the local stunning beauty of points like Saint Anthony Cape, Cala Ambolo and more, all beautiful with crystal clear waters and fantastic, often quiet beaches. The tour is a private one which picks you up from your hotel in Benidorm and drops you back there after you have explored the best, hidden beaches and history of the Costa Blanca villages you visit.
Elche Private Walking Tour
Elche is a city a ways away from Benidorm, south west of Alicante. This tour is run by a local guide in this stunning and welcoming World Heritage City. Come try the local cuisine and learn about the history of the city from a real local who makes this region their home. This private tour is ideal for groups of people travelling together and looking for something exciting, educational and enjoyable to do outside of Benidorm. Transport to Elche varies from different operators but many hotels offer very competitive prices with local pick up points.
Calpe and Denia Villages
These villages near to Benidorm make the ideal place to get out of the city for awhile and explore the quaint, cultural side of the Costa Blanca. With both, you will explore hidden alleys, coves, beaches and more with your local and private guide. Hotel pick up and drop off in Benidorm is included in the price, but entry to some of the attractions you will visit is not. Denia castle is one such attraction you will visit and learn about its long history in helping to control the Mediterranean coast as well as its role in protecting the region from would be scavengers and plunderers in the ages of pirates. This four hour tour is a great option for families looking to do something educational but enjoyable away from the city of Benidorm and its length of roughly four hours makes it great for kids and adults who want to do something in the morning but have lots of time to hit the beach in the afternoon.
There you have the top five day trips people take from Benidorm when they come down to the Costa Blanca for a getaway. Check out some of the surrounding areas and be delighted at what you find. You never know what you might stumble across on one of your day trips out, as they are often the best way to find undiscovered gems.