Things to Do & Must-See Attractions in Costa Blanca
Explore historic Greece, Rome, and Egypt at the ancient civilisations-themed Terra Mítica, a theme park with an educational twist in Benidorm. Here, history and fun come together with shows and rides suitable for all ages—including big wheels, roller coasters, and log flumes—making Terra Mítica an ideal family vacation stop.
Combine fun and education at Mundomar, an animal park in Benidorm tailor-made for families. Learning about the importance of conservation, and get up close and personal with more than 30 different animal species—including lemurs, turtles, parrots, and more—though interactive exhibits, shows, and hands-on encounters.
Located in the resort town of Benidorm on Spain’s sun-drenched Costa Blanca, Aqualandia ranks among Europe’s biggest and most popular water parks. Debuted in 1985, the expansive park was the first of its kind in Spain. It encompasses wave pools and play areas, waterfalls and a Jacuzzi, and the highest waterslide in Europe.
Suited for young families and with plenty of opportunities to play and relax in both the sun and shade, Aqua Natura is one of Spain’s best coastal water resorts. Its fun water activities and various pools are grouped around a large, calm lagoon at its center, which is perfect for all ages. There are also 800 meters of twisted slides (some that are multi-lane,) as well as a splash zone, water bridge, and pirate-themed water playground for smaller children. Its most massive slide, ‘La Cresta,’ reaches the highest speeds and is most suited to thrill seekers.
Aqua Natura also allows for the opportunity to interact with aquatic wildlife, offering encounters with the sea lions on site. Regardless of your thrill level, the park is a great place to cool off after time spent in the hot Spanish sun. There are also four restaurants inside serving a variety of food and drink.
Situated on the idyllic Costa del Azahar between Valencia and Alicante, the seaside city of Gandia is a picture-perfect beach destination that’s still largely unknown among international travelers. You’ll find golden sands as well as nature parks, centuries-old palaces, and historic monasteries.
One of Spain’s largest and most popular theme parks, Terra Mítica (Mythical Land is a highlight attraction in Benidorm. Divided into five thematic areas—Rome, Greece, Egypt, Iberia, and the Mediterranean Islands—the family-friendly destination offers roller coasters, rides, water activities, live performances, and other draws.
One of Benidorm’s most popular theme parks, the MundoMar Aquatic Park is a fun and educational animal park designed to entertain visitors of all ages. Located just next door to the Aqualandia water park, MundoMar is home to dozens of animal species—from dolphins to lemurs—and offers hands-on learning activities.
Liven up your beach holiday with an animal adventure at Benidorm’s Terra Natura zoo theme park. It’s not your average zoo, though, but one that specializes in 'zooimmersion,' dropping visitors into the animals’ natural-like environments rather than the other way around. In doing so, humans are separated from the exotic creatures by seemingly invisible — though very much present — barriers (think: man-made rivers and canyons and such).
The park offers a range of different areas and animals to see, with sections broken out by global region, including Pangea, America, Asia and Europe. Between them they feature 1,500 animals of 200 species, such as elephants, rhinos, crocodiles and colorful birds. From shows to feedings and photos, Terra Natura offers loads of ways to maximize not only your zoo experience but also your island visit.
Part of the Catalan Pre-Coastal Range, the Prades Mountains (known locally as the Muntanyes de Prades are a recognizable massif located just north of Tarragona in Catalonia. Known for its distinctive silhouette, the massif comprises several lofty peaks. The mountains are a popular destination for outdoor and fitness enthusiasts and eco-tourists.
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