Benidorm Tourist Information Bureau
Conveniently situated at the end of Levante Beach Promenade, where it meets the headland separating it from Poniente Beach, is the Benidorm Tourist Information Bureau. Housed in a large, modern building, the bureau is run by a team of friendly staff who, between them speak multiple languages and are very helpful, with an in-depth knowledge of Benidorm and all its attractions. Tourists visiting the bureau can browse, and take with them a number of informative leaflets and brochures detailing up-coming events, attractions, festivals, bus & coach tours, boat tours and day excursions.
Tourist Information Location
The location of Benidorm Tourist Information Bureau is in the heart of the tourist action, with the 2 main beaches on either side and streets and alleys branching off into Benidorm’s Old Town. From the end of Levante Beach there is a steep stairway taking you up to the headland known as Balcón del Mediterráneo (balcony of the Mediterranean) where you can enjoy fantastic views of the coastline and L’illa de Benidorm (the rock of Benidorm) which looks like a mini Rock of Gibraltar. Here you can relax in the Plaza Santa Ana or visit the pretty Church of San Jaime.
The headland is really the gateway to the Old Town where you can spend days wandering the narrow streets and alleys, exploring the shops and boutiques and sampling some of the cuisine on offer in the countless restaurants and tapas bars. Being a major tourist attraction, prices can be a bit high but cheaper alternatives can be found around the outskirts of the Old Town.
If you head back to the Benidorm Tourist Information Bureau and walk along Levante Beach Promenade, you will find a number of establishments offering the ‘silly prices’ that many visitors associate Benidorm with. 1€ pints of beer, a small beer or glass of wine and prawns tapas for 1.50€ are just a couple of the offers I saw. Try Bar Roy or La Barca which are just a block up from the promenade on Pje. Tugar.
Along the promenade you will also find some lively sports and music bars, packed to the rafters even at 6pm!! If you don’t fancy tapas or a sit down meal, the promenade is also home to the most picturesque Burger King I have seen, bright and modern with floor to ceiling windows offering lovely views over the sea to the Benidorm Rock.