A summer beach holiday can be a major investment when you’ve got plane tickets, accommodation and single trip travel insurance to pay for. Considering the amount of planning – and money – that goes into a holiday, you’ll want to make extra sure that your effort pays off and that you and your family have the time of your lives. That’s where a resort like Benidorm, on Spain’s Costa Brava, comes in! |
This resort has worked hard to earn its reputation as Spain’s most popular holiday resort on the mainland. It’s done this by making sure that it has everything its visitors could wish for in terms of activities, water sports, accommodation and, of course, beautiful Blue Flag beaches. Over the years, Benidorm has worked particularly hard to attract families, and the result is simply fabulous: there are loads of things for you and the kids to do together, ranging from theme parks and water parks to zoos and aquariums.
One thing’s for sure: a family holiday in Benidorm is never going to be dull. Here are my top tips for fun activities and attractions to explore in the resort.
Take a Dip at Levante Beach
Levante Beach is Benidorm’s most popular beach, and it’s not hard to understand why. The beach runs alongside the centre of the resort, so it’s close to the holiday accommodation. It also boasts a great, family-friendly promenade, featuring everything from shops selling buckets and spades to cafés serving cold drinks and ice cream. On the Blue Flag beach itself, you’ll be able to rent sun beds and umbrellas – why not spend the day with the kids playing in the sand and taking regular dips in the beautiful Mediterranean?
Get Your Thrills at Terra Mitica Theme Park
For a break from the beach, it’s well worth spending a day at the Terra Mitica Theme Park. There are rides for all ages (and levels of bravery) at the park, which has some truly hair-raising roller coasters, interspersed with plenty of gentler rides for smaller children. Youngsters will also love the range of live entertainment on offer: shows include dancing, singing and even Andalusian horses.
Discover Fantastic Beasts at Terra Natura
Speaking of horses, if animals are a big hit with your kids, you’ll definitely want to take a family trip to the Terra Natura Wildlife Park. There are more than 1,500 animals here, including children’s favourites: tigers, monkeys, elephants, snakes, buffalos and rhinos. Try and time your visit to coincide with some of the most popular displays, such as the birds of prey flights or the feeding of the elephants. Next door is the Aqua Natura Water Park, so you could easily spend the day here.
Board a Boat for Benidorm Island
The trip out to Benidorm Island on the glass-bottom Aquascope or Aquario boat is always a hit with the kids and will provide you with a great view of the skyscrapers and mountains of the resort. The ride takes around thirty minutes and the little ones will love watching the fish swimming underneath them as you go.
No matter where you go this summer, it is important to make sure that you have single trip travel insurance, just in case anything does go wrong. There are a lot of different insurance options out there, but if you are only taking one family holiday this year, then don’t fall in the trap of paying for multiple trips or year-long policies that you won’t use. Single trip travel insurance will cover you from the beginning to the end of your holiday!
Patrick Chong is the Managing Director of InsureMore, an award-winning team of specialists in global, annual and single trip travel insurance policies. Besides offering great deals on travel insurance, Patrick also collects and shares the best free travel competitions to help his clients get the most out of their holidays.
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