The climate in and around Benidorm is unique, even in winter. While in other parts of the country the cold and rain prevent you from enjoying outdoor activities, here comes the time to take walks at any time of day, go hiking, try the best of Mediterranean cuisine and much more. If you have thought about what to do in Benidorm in winter, pay attention to these 5 ideas to enjoy outside the summer period.
What to do in Benidorm in winter: 5 ideas to enjoy
Winter is a unique season for different activities and getting to know the city from another perspective. The climate in Benidorm is milder and drier in winter than in other parts of the country, so you’ll want to get out and about. In addition, autumn is longer and spring is earlier, so the winter cold period is relatively short. These are the five things you can do in Benidorm at this time:
Winter walks in Benidorm
Summer walks in Benidorm are usually done in the late afternoon to avoid the stifling heat. In winter it is not necessary to stick to a timetable, you can walk at any time wherever you want; along the beach, through the old town, through its viewpoints…
In addition, you will enjoy the peace of mind of doing it at your own pace, which is difficult in the middle of summer. It is true that in Benidorm there are always tourists of all ages, but at this time of year the influx is lower. You can go into any shop or restaurant without having to wait in line and park near the centre when you go in your private vehicle.
Tourism in the surroundings
Another activity that you can enjoy if you are visiting Benidorm, is to do tourism in the surrounding towns. There you will enjoy spectacular views of the mountains or the Mediterranean, the best gastronomy, a wide variety of wines, streets of film and, of course, the friendliness of its people. These are some places that will not disappoint you:
- Alfaz del Pi
- Tabarca Island
On cloudy days you don’t have to stay in your accommodation playing a game of Parcheesi, although that’s not a bad idea either. You can take the opportunity to visit some of the museums in the area. In Benidorm there are at least three that are worth visiting.
- Boca del Calvari Museum. It exhibits objects from the past that speak of the culture and history of the city.
- L’Hort de Colón Museum. This other museum also shows what life was like in the past, when Benidorm was a small fishing village.
- Maritime Cultural Centre. If you like boats and everything related to the sea, you will love this free museum.
But these are not the only options. A few kilometres from Benidorm there are other museums that are also highly recommended. These are just a few examples of the many you can find:
- Archaeological, from Alicante.
- Fine arts, from Alicante.
- Paleontological, from Elche.
- Archaeological, from Elche.
- Microminiatures, from Guadalest.
- Medieval history, from Guadalest.
- Of toys, in Denia.
- Chocolate, in Villajoyosa.
- Of turrón, in Jijona.
- Of wine, in Jalón.
Visit the Safari
Safari Aitana is the only safari in the Valencian community that can be visited by car, as if you were really in Africa. In addition to the journey by car, there is another area where, provided it is indicated and you have the direct consent of the caretakers, you can touch some animals.
The good winter temperatures will make the occasion particularly pleasant. It is highly recommended to enjoy with the family, with small children.
Benidorm is not just a beach. Among the many things you can do in Benidorm in winter is hiking. The moderate temperatures in winter make this the ideal season to take a good walk through nature. Try the following:
- Sierra Helada. Enjoy spectacular views of the Mediterranean as you walk along the cliffs of Sierra Helada. The seismic movements of the past left a real spectacle of vertical walls at the foot of the sea. You also have the option of doing this route by bike, if you prefer.
- Puig Campana. Puig Campana is that mountain that can be seen from almost any point in the city and has a perfect cut in one of the elevations. The highest point is over 1400 metres and there are several paths to get to the top. From the top you can see the whole city and the immensity of the sea. There are also options to get there by bike, although it is a very demanding climb.
Now you know what to do in Benidorm in winter. As you can see, it is a city that never rests and offers many attractions to its visitors. If you want to enjoy some unforgettable days on the Costa Blanca, you can stay at Camping Villamar. We are very close to the centre and have different options to make your stay very pleasant.