There are plenty of amazing sights to admire when you visit Costa Blanca, whether you’re into ancient ruins, fascinating architecture, scenic bird watching or admiring the beautiful surrounding scenery as you sail across the ocean. Overlook the stunning coastline, glittering waters and high-rising mountains on a walk up to Albir Lighthouse or take a trip to San Jaime Church and learn all about Spain’s interesting history.
For spectacular views of Albir, take a walk to the fantastic Albir Lighthouse. If you are always looking to seek out adventure, make sure a visit to Albir Lighthouse is penciled into your itinerary. With a 5km walk each way, it’s vital you rock up in some comfy walking shoes, though the panoramic views are definitely worth the trek.
Climb to the top and take in the scenic views this tourist attraction has to offer. Visit the lighthouse balcony to admire the endless views of land and sea. Capture a picture of the breathtaking scenery and if you’re lucky, you may witness a dolphin or two diving in and out of the turquoise waters.
The only downside to this tourist attraction is there are no neighbouring shops nearby. No to worry, simply pack a picnic of cold drinks and snacks to stay refreshed and energised on your scenic stroll.
Balcon del Mediterraneo is as opulent as its name and is located in Benidorm’s Old Town, next to Plaza Castelar. Although the main square of Benidorm is popular amongst tourists, many holiday goers enjoy the peace and serenity of Balcon del Mediterraneo and choose to visit to escape the hustle and bustle of central Benidorm.
A lovely old church is situated nearby and there are plenty of bars and restaurants to stop off at on the way. The scenes on the walk up to this viewpoint are breathtaking, as are the views along both beaches and of course, peacock island – a natural rock which sits in the middle of the aqua waters.
This striking vantage point is ideal for picture taking. So, don’t be afraid to capture the beautiful scenery on your phone or camera. Balcon del Mediterraneo is beautiful both during the day and at night, so it’s up to you what time you visit.
Benidorm’s authentic Old Town is renowned for its versatility, with neighbouring beaches, historical streets, San Jaime church, array of boutique hotels and fine eateries to explore. This mix of sun and culture can be found in the heart of Benidorm and is a favourite sightseeing adventure among tourists.
Get lost in the maze of charming cobbled streets and examine the historical architecture along the way. If you love exploring local culture, head down to the San Jaime church and study the intricate craftsmanship. Or, if you’re looking to entertain the kids and see the sea life, visit Benidorm Aquarium.
Try authentic Spanish cuisine at the fantastic Tapas Alley, which offers a wide range of tasty dishes to pick and choose from. For beach lovers, both Poniente and Malpas beach are situated near to the Old Town. So, be prepared and pack a towel ahead of your trip for a quick dip in the sea while you visit.
Tourists flock to Calpe Marina for its fresh seafood restaurants, dotted along the scenic harbour walk. With nearby shopping facilities, fine eateries, captivating views and scenic walks, this striking marina should be high up on your list of sightseeing activities, when visiting Costa Blanca. Set off on foot to explore the wonders of this charming area and pop into the local shops that line the waterfront.
Calpe Marina is a hub for entertainment, with lively bars offering live music while you eat.
If you enjoy dinner with a view, Calpe Marina is the place for you, with its fantastic nearby bars and eateries, which overlook the aqua waters and vast yachts floating within the harbour. Restaurant La Marina Calpe is a tourist favourite, offering delicious local dishes, to suit all tastes.
Visit the marina by day to see the clear waters, or discover its beauty at night as you grab a bite to eat.
The ornate, domed Church of San Jaime is a fantastic sight to see while exploring Benidorm’s Old Town. This historic church is situated at the very top of Canfali hill and is famous for its statue of the Virgen del Sufragio; a loved patron saint of Benidorm.
Built in the 18th century, this ancient church encompasses authentic Spanish history and is a must see sight when visiting Costa Blanca. Get there by foot from Benidorm’s Old Town and take some comfy shoes to walk up the hill in. Discover the fascinating statue of the Virgin inside her own charming little chapel and educate yourself on her importance to Benidorm’s rich history.
Every inch of this location has been designed to a superb standard, with checkerboard patterned floor tiles, sculpted striped roof designs and an intricate balcony that surrounds the proximity of the church. Take your camera and capture the beauty of this cultural sight among the clear blue Spanish skies.
To walk along the Placa del Castell is like walking on an enormous chess board; the beautiful black and white flags that are laid on the ground only enhance the beauty of this white structure.
The Placa del Castell exudes elegance and offers unparalleled views of the ocean from the bottom of the stairs on the viewing platform. There’s plenty of cafes and restaurants to grab a bite to eat during your visit, as well as a variety of musicians offering a soundtrack to your experience of viewing one of Benidorm’s most beautiful places. Panoramic views of sea, land and sky make the Placa del Castell a favourite with photographers from all over the world.
Whether you want to take a stroll around or just sit back, relax and watch the sunset, the Placa del Castell is a place you simply have to put on your ‘must see’ list when travelling to Benidorm.