The lovely L’Aiguera Park takes up a good portion of Benidorm City centre and is the largest park in the city. It begins near the end of the popular Av. del Mediterráneo where the start of Benidorm’s Old Town is. Here is where you will find the recently constructed Town Hall and Benidorm Film Office. As you continue into the park along its main tree lined promenade, you pass the park’s auditorium with amphitheatre seating and a main stage where during the summer months there is regular live entertainment, concerts and shows. The park is also sometimes referred to as Julio Iglesias Park, and near the auditorium you will see an inscribed plinth crowned by a bust of the famous singer.
Throughout L’Aiguera Park there is ample seating areas, some where the concrete tables have handy built in checkers boards where you will see elderly Spanish gentlemen playing a few games and setting the world to rights. Continuing through the park you will find pleasant shady areas and children’s playgrounds scattered among the walking trails.
Near the top end of the park is the large Benidorm Bull Ring (Plaza de Toros de Benidorm) which is over 50 years old, and due to the controversy surrounding bull fighting has seen some turbulent times over recent years. The bull ring is also used for other events such as music concerts and freestyle motorcycle stunt shows. Continuing past the bull ring there are further walking trails and on reaching the end of the park you will find yourself on the outskirts of the city centre, not far from Benidorm’s main bus terminus.
Great Value Combo Meals
When I last took a walk through L’Aiguera Park I reached it by walking along Av. del Mediterráneo and a couple of blocks before reaching the park turned right on Av. Dr Ortis Llorca to check out some of the numerous bar/restaurants along this popular street. I am very glad I did as I discovered a real gem. One block up this street on the left is a narrow pedestrianised lane that is lined with small bars and restaurants, and at the end of the lane is Restarante Solo Buen. I am a great lover of both steak and seafood, and boy are you in for a treat in this place. They specialise in excellent value ‘combo meals’ which include:
T-bone steak + 8 prawns + paté + chips + tempura veg + dessert 13.90€ there is the same option with fillet steak at the same price, or sirloin steak + mussels + paté + chips + tempura veg + dessert 12.50. When considering most establishments will charge this for steak or prawns alone, Restarante Solo Buen is the place to go for a hearty meal at a great price.