If your trip to Benidorm is all locked in but your travel itinerary is a little on the empty side, let us give you a few hints and tips.Not too far from the city center, Platja de Llevant is one sight you might like to add to your to-do list. Benidorm Palace and Terra Mitica are also close by and worth a detour.
If you find yourself with a little spare time and you don’t mind traveling 30 miles, check out Playa de Piles. This popular place boasts a world of things to keep you busy. Gandia Beach ought to be at the top of your to-do list here. Oliva Nova Golf Club and Font Salada are must-see attractions too. The locals will also likely point you in the direction of L’Ahuir Beach, 35 miles away. If you only see one thing here, let it be Gandia Beach. (But we’re also big fans of Ducal Palace of Gandia and Gandia Marina.)
Nothing screams vacation like jumping in the car, putting on some tunes and heading to the seaside. Benidorm has some incredible beaches nearby, so grab your favorite book (and a kite if the wind’s up) and head to one of these idyllic options:
Torres Beach (4 miles away).
Villajoyosa Central Beach (6 miles away).
La Roda Beach (6 miles away).
Sure, you can explore Benidorm without renting a vehicle. But with loads to do here, having one would definitely make your trip more convenient and fun. If you’re planning to get out of the city and into the great outdoors, opt for a car with some power. A mid-size or full-size SUV will get you to the area’s sandy shores in comfort. Spending the majority of your time in town? A compact or mini car will be your best bet. Maneuvering around busy streets and squeezing into tight parking spots will be a walk in the park with one of these.
Sometimes the journey is more significant than the destination, which makes choosing the right car important. If you’re planning an unforgettable road trip around Benidorm, a comfortable SUV could be the best solution. If you’re looking for the best possible price and plan on sticking mostly to the city, a versatile compact is a smart pick. All you have to do is decide what will suit you best, pack up the car, and rack up those miles.
In Benidorm, you’ll have to keep on the right-hand side. When exploring a new place, it’s always a good idea to go for an automatic vehicle. That way, you can focus on the road ahead and not worry about gear changes.
It’s relatively easy to find somewhere to park in Benidorm, although it can be challenging to get a spot in the busiest streets. Booking a hotel that has on-site parking is always a smart idea.
Since the population of Benidorm is about 71,000, you shouldn’t have too much trouble with traffic. That said, downtown streets are generally busier in the rush hours before and after work, so you may want to avoid driving during these times.
Speed limits vary around Benidorm, but usually range from 50km/h to 120km/h. Most residential zones have a top speed of 50km/h unless marked otherwise.
Most of the time, your chosen rental car company will bill the amount detailed on the fine to your credit card, including local taxes. Or they may share your information with local authorities, who’ll then send a fine straight to you.
It’s against the law to use your cell phone while driving in Benidorm, and you could even receive a fine for just holding your phone when you’re in control of a vehicle. That said, the use of hands-free or Bluetooth functions is permitted, as long as your focus remains on the road.
In Benidorm, it is a criminal offence to operate a vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content) higher than 0.05%. If you’re planning to have a drink or two with lunch or dinner, you’d be wise to leave the car behind.
Turning on a red light is illegal in Benidorm. Always be watching for traffic lights and signs so that you don’t break any traffic laws.
Yes. Although, there may be exceptions for vehicles operated by public transportation networks.