If you’re planning family holiday somewhere sunny this year, you can’t go wrong with Benidorm. One of the most popular package holiday destinations in Europe, the capital of the Costa Blanca has plenty to do in terms of family-friendly activities and fun.
Mundomar in Benidorm is a large marine and wildlife theme park in the east of Benidorm and is one of the area’s best attractions for families and children. The park includes a dolphin-arium, flamingos, sea lions, turtles, a bat cave and a children’s play area. Shows including parrot displays regularly take place to keep the little ones entertained and there are plenty of bars and cafes here to stop of at for a drink or a bite to eat. The park stays open throughout summer and until the end of October and ticket prices vary depending on how many of you are going and what you choose to include, but as a rough guide, an online family ticket for the whole day for two adults and one child currently costs 49 euros.
What a lot of families decide to do is to incorporate a ticket for Mundomar with entry to Aqualandia, another of the resort’s best family attractions. Aqualandia is a huge water park with lots of rides and slides to enjoy in the Mediterranean sun, including Adventure Land, Grand Jacuzzi, Niagara and Geyser, ideal for children and anyone who prefers more gentle rides, right up to the exciting and exhilarating Kamikaze, Big Bang and Splash rides, with plenty more in-between.
When it comes to choosing your accommodation, hotels close to family-friendly attractions include the Rosamar Hotel Benidorm, which is half a mile away from Aqualandia and so couldn’t really be nearer. A three star hotel, it’s close to the beach and the centre of Benidorm without being overly nosy, so is ideal for if you want to cut down on travelling time and make the most of your time in Benidorm.
Aqualandia Water Park opens from 10am-6pm every day from May to October and as with Mundomar, tickets vary depending on when you go, what you want to include and how many people there are in your group. A ticket for a full day at Aqualandia and a full day at Mundomar is currently 34 euros per person if bought online, which generally works out as the best value for money.
**This is a guest post