BenidormBenidorm, undoubtedly one of the biggest, boldest and brashest resorts on the coast nevertheless has plenty to offer the visitor other than the downsides of mass tourism. There’s no denying that concrete high-rises, overcooked tourists, English pubs and all-night discos are here, but the beaches, like many along the Costa Blanca, are good and clean, and golfing opportunities abound, with around 15 courses in easy reach. There’s plenty to keep children occupied, not the least of which are the area’s 3 fun parks, two of which combine education with entertainment –
Mundomar is a member of the European Association for Aquatic Mammals and as such, aims to increase our understanding of marine life. Turtles, dolphins, sea lions and penguins can all be observed in approximations of their natural habitats here. Admission is €18 for adults, €11 for children.
There’s also Terra Mitica, a theme park with an historical bent, taking aspects of past events and reworking them into adrenaline-charged rides and attractions, including a pirate show. There’s also a good selection of rides for young children. Adults are charged €32 and children’s admission is €24, but there are discounts for multi- or half-day tickets. Aqualandia is also a fun-filled family day out, with water slides, chutes and an aquatic obstacle and endurance course alongside a more tranquil haven of pools and waterfalls. Performing sea lions are also on show several times a day.
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