5 must-do activities for a great holiday in Benidorm

5 must-do activities for a great holiday in Benidorm

5 must-do activities for a great holiday in Benidorm


5 must-do activities for a great holiday in Benidorm

The original package holiday resort, Benidorm on Spain’s Costa Blanca is a number one destination for holiday-makers looking for sun, sea and sand. With over 4 million visitors every year it’s certainly not quiet. But what it lacks in tranquillity Benidorm makes up for in fun, night life, shopping and theme parks. Don’t miss these top five must-do activities.

1. Enjoy the fabulous beaches

Benidorm has 6km of sandy beaches, so when it comes to sunbathing there’s plenty of choice. Levante is possibly the most popular, but there’s also Poniente beyond the Old Town and Malpas, near the harbour. Splashing out on a sun bed and umbrella is well worth it, and when the sun gets too much, duck into one of the beach-front bars for a cold beer and paella.

2. Spend a day at Aqualandia Water Park

This enormous water park situated in the hills on the Rincon de Loix has over 20 different slides and areas including zip wires, diving board and Verti-Go, the highest capsule water slide in the world. Not for the faint-hearted!

3. Go on a boat trip to Benidorm Island

The large rock you can see from Benidorm’s coastline, Benidorm Island is a protected part of the Serra Gelada National Park and a perfect spot for diving. But if you prefer to stay above water, the boat trip itself as a relaxing way to see the whole of Benidorm from the sea.

4. Wander through the Old Town

When the sun goes down, take a wander through the cobbled streets of the old town. Take in the architecture and stop for a drink or a bite to eat in one of the lovely street-side establishments. A great way to soak up some Spanish culture if the busy bars and restaurants along the beach-front get a bit too much.

5. Be entertained at Benidorm Palace

Grab some friends and head out for a night at Benidorm Palace, the resort’s number one cabaret venue. Featuring everything from traditional flamenco dancers to acrobats, magicians, dancers and much more, the four hour show is a real Benidorm tradition.

Benidorm holidays are usually very cost effective, and they are a great option for families and groups due to the wide range of activities on offer. If you don’t want to be vying for space on the beach consider going in the off season (outside of May to October) when there are great deals to be had on flights and accommodation. Whenever you go, take plenty of sun cream, and above all, enjoy yourself – it won’t be too hard.

Image by Stephen, used under the Creative Commons license.

Fun things to do with kids in Reykjavik

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Fun things to do with kids in Reykjavik

Jetting off to the land of ice and fire with the children? You might imagine this stark and beautiful landscape is no country for youngsters, but Iceland is a superb choice for a family holiday, and the local attitude towards kids is warm enough to melt a glacier. Travelling to this otherworldy place will give them a unique insight into the vast variety of destinations available to the global traveller, so wrap up warm, and prepare for adventure in whimsical Iceland.

Take the plunge at Laugardalslaug


If you don’t have time to visit the Blue Lagoon, there’s always a more cosmopolitan option in the heart of Reykjavik. Even when there’s snow and ice all around, a dip in the cosy heated outdoor pool at Laugardalslaug will warm your cockles and guarantee plenty of fun for all the family. Parents can soak away aches and pains in the geothermal waters or polish off a few laps, while the kids run wild and careen down the brightly coloured flumes and water slides. This is one unmissable experience, especially if it happens to snow while you’re taking a dip!

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Talk with the animals

Reykjavik Zoo is located in one of the city’s family-friendly parks, and while it doesn’t boast many exotic creatures, the kiddiewinks won’t care a jot. There are pony rides every afternoon from 2pm, as well as goats, foxes and seals to hang out with, so be sure to bring along some cameras with which to snap the animal antics. The surrounding parkland is covered by the zoo entrance fee, and with a merry-go-round, sightseeing train and mini-cars, the experience will easily fill an entire day with wholesome fun.image 1

Be awestruck by Gulfloss

No Icelandic adventure would be complete without an excursion to Gulfloss, one of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls. A ninety minute drive from the capital, this sparkling natural wonder is well worth the journey, and if you choose to visit as part of the popular Golden Circle route, it’s likely you’ll also see the powerful Strokkur Geysir which erupts every ten minutes, too. Little ones will be thrilled.

Iceland holidays are not just for grown-ups, so don’t deny the kids some fun. Ditch the beach and shake up your holiday plans with a visit to this wonderful snowglobe destination.

Images by O Palsson and Moyan Brenn used under the Creative Commons license.

Hibachi At Desaki Restaurant – Where to Have Dinner in the Poconos

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I received a complementary meal from Desaki to facilitate this review. All thoughts are my own.

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If you have never gone to a Hibachi restaurant before, you are missing quite an experience. The whole point of the dinner is an immersive experience with the chef. There are jokes, tricks and fire.

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