Hot Air Balloon Flight
During a holiday in Benidorm, i'm sure some of us have visited the spectacular palm groves of Elche, but there is no better way to appreciate just how vast they are than a hot air balloon flight. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000, the palm groves of Elche are the largest in Europe and one of the largest in the world. Visiting the groves provides for a pleasant day out, especially during the hot summer months when you will really appreciate their shade. Soaring over the groves in total silence is another experience altogether, and one that will remain with you for years to come.
The long established adventure company AEROGLOBO operate their hot air balloon flight every weekend from the Marjal Costa Blanca Eco Camping Resort. The resort is close to the village of Catral and is just under an hour's drive from Benidorm. As is often the case in Spain, there are two camping resorts called Marjal, the other is in Guardamar del Segura so make sure you have the right one!
Passengers meet at the camping resort in the early morning before travelling to the take off area. The total duration of the activity takes around 3 hours and starts with the fascinating inflation of the balloon. Once everyone is on board you will gently lift off for your hot air balloon flight. During a mix of low flight, skimming the treetops and coastline, as well as ascending higher for mesmerising views over the mountains and palm groves, passengers will enjoy an hour of flying. Once you are safely back on terra firma passengers are treated to a lovely picnic and glass of cava, as well as receiving a certificate of your flight.
Flight Options & Prices
- Standard flight – Shared with other passengers.
- 2 person exclusive flight – How about popping the big question to the love of your life while soaring above the mountains. Perfect for special occasions and includes a relaxing SPA.
- 8 person exclusive flight – The ideal flight for families or groups of friends and includes a SPA.
Standard flight price: Adults 140€ per person. Children up to 11 years 100€ per person.
Please note: All prices may be subject to change and flights must be booked 5 days in advance.