We all know Benidorm is famed for its nightlife and is a mecca for stag and hen parties as well as a popular tourist resort for families with children – but what else is there to do apart from spending days at the beach and visiting the theme parks of Aqualandia, Mundomar, Terra Mitica and Terra Natura?
Well, how about taking advantage of the coastal location to go on some boat trips and excursions at very reasonable prices.
If you have seen the episode on series 5 of the popular comedy TV show, Benidorm, then you will have seen Liam taking the synchronized swimming team on a ‘booze cruise’.
Sadly this is fictional and was purely made up for the television show!
If you do want to see the full episode of Benidorm series 5, episode 5, which features the booze cruise then we have the video below for your enjoyment!
Boat Trips to Peacock Island (Isla de Benidorm)
Boat trips are available to the Isla de Benidorm (Peacock Island which can be seen just off the shoreline from both the Playa Poniente and the Playa Levante.
Glass bottom boat trips to Peacock Island leave every hour on the hour from the Playa Poniente and take roughly an hour.
The cost is €12.50 for adults and €10 for children.
Boat Trips to Calpe
Calpe is located further up the coast and can ideally be visited by going on a boat trip.
A boat trip to Calpe can be embarked on from the Playa Poniente every day at 11:30 and the journey time is roughly an hour.
On the way to Calpe there are some spectacular views of the neighbouring tourist resort of Altea as well as the Sierra Helada.
Excursions to Tabarca Island
Boat trips are also available to Tabarca Island which is located further south on the Southern Costa Blanca just off the shore of the popular tourist resort of Santa Pola.
Boat trips depart at 11:30 and return at 16:30 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
The journey time is roughly an hour and fifteen minutes allowing for plenty of time to make the most of Tabarca Island with its historical buildings, shops, beaches, bars and restaurants.
For further information you can visit the nearest Benidorm tourist office of which there are four scattered throughout the resort.
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- Renting Apartments
- What to Do – Attractions
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- Hotels – Where to Stay
- Maps of Benidorm
- Nightlife – Best Clubs & Bars
- Best Restaurants
- Rent Villas in Benidorm
- Weather in Benidorm
- Sticky Vicky Benidorm
- Terra Mitica
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- Theme Parks
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