Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - A duo of Micro Museums in Guadalest
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: Sometimes you've just got to see it, to believe it, and that's certainly the case with this duo of odd museums in Guadalest, Spain. Visit the wonderfully weird worlds of the Micro-giant Museum and Micro-miniatures Museum on your visit to this quaint and quirky village.
The fascinating collections of the Micro-giant and Micro-miniatures Museum, are truly a sight to behold, but you'll need a magnifying glass to do that. Amazing works of invisible art, without the aid of magnification, you simply would not be able to see them. Gaze at the pieces through the specially crafted displays, and remark at the impressiveness of their existence and creation.
Admire the Statue of Liberty in the eye of a needle, a patterned elephant in the eyes of a mosquito, and Picasso's Guernica painted on a seed. Learn the facts behind this intriguing art form, then ponder this technique as you study the nudeMaja de Goya painted on the wing of a fly and look at stunning sculpture on the head of a pin. create these microscopic masterpieces, the artist must tightly control breathing, for the very pulse through his body can destroy his meticulous work. The overwhelmingly intricate details on pieces that cannot be seen will take your breath away.
You're sure to have a fantastic time exploring the world of teeny tiny artistry in the Micro-giant and Micro-miniatures Museums of Guadalest. Bring the whole family and be prepared to be equal parts baffled and amazed.
Meeting/pick-up point: Microgiant museum: Calle del Sol, 2. Micro-miniature museum: Calle Iglesia, 5.
Start/opening time: Open daily. In July, from 10am to 7pm. In August, from 10am to 9pm. In winter, from 10am to 6pm.

Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Alc Gourmet Walking Tour
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: Welcome to the city’s first gastronomical walking tour! We have just begun to market the Alicante Gourmet Walking Tour, which has been designed to allow people to discover part of the essence of the Mediterranean diet and to showcase products that are typically found in the gastronomy of the city and the region of Alicante. Scheduled to run on a regular basis, the tour is led by an expert guide who provides visitors with a vision of Alicante that combines the history of the city and local “denomination of origin” products.
The itinerary features some of the most traditional establishments in the city’s historical centre. Store owners and employees explain the delights of Alicante’s gastronomic products to those taking part in the tour, and of course all the participants get to taste their specialties.
In fact the route includes at least 8 different tastings: horchata (a cold beverage made from a local ground nut), chocolate, coca de mollitas (a salty tart with crumbled dough topping), coca amb tonyina (a tuna-based pasty), D. O. wines from Alicante, olive oil, turrones (different types of nougat), salazones (salted fish products), cold meats from the mountains of Alicante, fruit from local orchards… and more!
Establishments and tastings are :
Horchatería:
At the first stop we drink a delicious horchata de Alicante development in one of the most typical places of the city.
Coca de Mollitas y Coca amb Tonyina:
The hand of the same teachers workrooms, taste the tastiest and most traditional of the capital kinks.
Wine Tasting:
Wine experts offer us a tasting of wines from Alicante Designation of Origin wine and we explain the history of the earth.
Gourmet Oleoteca:
Olive oil is essential part of our diet. We will taste the finest varieties of this product named as ''liquid gold''.
Salt:
Next to the Market, Alicante salting test the highest quality and know its origin and rooted tradition.
Handmade Nougat:
In Alicante the year is Christmas. Seize the opportunity to know all about this sweet craft. Only suitable for gourmands.
Sausages:
A luxury Alicante mountain. We can enjoy the best sausage in one of the colorful stalls of the Mercado Central. Fruits Season:
Fresh fruit to finish our walk. Take seasonal dates, figs , grapes, oranges . . . Direct Mediterranean garden !
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Duration: Two hours.
Start/opening time: Every Friday and Saturday at 11am.
End/closing time: Tour ends at the central market.
Languages: English, Spanish and French

Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Algar Waterfalls
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: Let the soothing sounds of roaring waterfalls relax your mind and body by spending the day at Algar falls. Just outside of Benidorm, in Callosa d'en Sarrià, take an excursion to an inland paradise and get a dose of nature's finest.
Leave the rolling waves of the sea behind for a day, and head inland to see a fun and unique environment. As you make your way to Algar waterfalls, prepare for a day of fun and excitement in a natural playground. Cascading out of rusty red rocky outcroppings and surrounded by vibrant green forest, the Algar waterfalls are a beautiful sight. Spilling into intimate natural pools of clear freshwater, take a refreshing dip and wash away the worries for a day.
Meander along a series of raised walkways, as you make your way along the river's bank and in and amongst the falls to admire the vibrant and brightly coloured indigenous flora and fauna. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a barbecue under the warm Spanish sun. If you'd prefer to leave the cooking to someone else, enjoy a meal at any of the five delicious onsite restaurants. Head back for another round of splashing in the delightful waters, then tip back a refreshing beverage at the bar before you make your return.
A day full of nature's bounty awaits you at the Algar waterfalls, so grab your swimsuit and towel and prepare to be enlivened in this pristine setting.
Meeting/pick-up point: Fuentes de L´Algar (Starting point for the hiking route PR-CV 48. Callosa - Fort de Bèrnia).
Duration: 30 minutes, per way.
Start/opening time: December, January and February: from 8.30am to 3.30pm. March, October and November from 10am to 5.30pm. April and May from 10am to 6pm. June and September: from 10am to 7pm. July and August: 9am to 8pm.
Others: This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Available until 31 October 2017
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - All Inclusive Terra Natura and Aqua Natura
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: Visit two parks for the Price of one with this combined ticket. Terra Natura is a new-generation wildlife park where you can discover the Zooimmersion experience – a new concept in habitat design which will enable you to come into contact with the animals as if there were no barriers between you – at least, no visible ones! The 320,000 square metres of the Benidorm park are divided into four themed areas: Pangea, the entrance to the park, America and Asia The wide variety of entertainment and adventure activities make for a great day out for all the family in a natural setting. Aqua Natura is Benidorm’s newest and most modern water park is situated right next to Terra Natura and is divided into five main sections: the wave pool, slides, children’s pool, lighthouse quay and solarium spa. Changing rooms, snack bars and restaurants, more than 1000 m of slides and special bathing areas for children all make for an unforgettable day out. The lighthouse breakwater is separated from the beach and slide area and gives you the opportunity to get to know the underwater word in this impressive aquarium where you can observe different Mediterranean species in their natural habitat.
If you pick the all inclusive option, you can enjoy a meal from the daily menu along with a soft drink, a beer and a bottle of water.
Meeting/ Pick up point: Partida Foia del Verdeder, 1.
Start or opening time: at 10am or 10.30am (depending on date).
End or closing time: at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm or 8pm (depending on date). Included: If you select the all-inclusive, combination option, a lunch set menu + drink (soft drink from the machine), beer (for adults and seniors) and water are included.

Available until 1 October 2017 then from 27 April 2018
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Aquanatura
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: Have a sensational day at Aquanatura and enjoy its great shows where you can see dolphins, sea lions and penguins. A simple stroll around this park will feel like a great adventure –the cheeky monkeys are sure to steal a smile from young and old alike. And then you’ll laugh out loud at the Sea Lion show at the same time as you learn and have fun in a marine environment. Both old and young will have a whale of a time. Then at the parrot show, not only will you get to see a wide variety of exotic birds; you will also discover fun-filled world of adventure where the evil Captain forces Peter Parrot leave the island where he has always lived. You’ll get to meet and interact with our clever dolphins and learn about penguins and sea lions while you feed them. There’s always something to see and do at Aquanatura. There is also a wide variety of restaurants and snack bars and remember that you can also bring your own food. At Aquanatura, you don’t have to adapt to our requirements, we adapt to yours.
Start or opening time: 10.30am.
Others: Discounted Senior Ticket available for those aged 65 or over. The park may ask for proof of age.

Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Augusteum
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: Step back in time to the golden age of the Roman Empire and discover this true archaeological gem that will give you a fascinating glimpse of a Roman city in its full splendour in the first and second centuries AD.
The Augusteum was a Roman temple that was situated next to the Forum in the commercial and religious hub of the city where ceremonies were held by the priests who served the Emperor during the Augustan age.
In the lower part of the Augusteum, you will find the reception area to the site, which will allow you to find out first-hand about the original structure of Roman Carthago Nova (Cartagena). There is also an informative exhibition about the Forum explaining its significant role in life in the Roman cities. Before entering the temple, a fascinating second exhibition will take you through the utensils, coins and other ornamental and decorative items found in the imperial city.
Admire the beauty of this symmetrical building designed to highlight the magnificence of the emperor Octavian Augustus. Access to the temple was through a patio with porticoes that was designed so that visitors could see from the entrance the sculpture of the emperor displayed in the central room. This room was flanked by two small fountain-ponds that would certainly have been decorated inside with sculptures. The roof was also covered with beautiful decorative motifs alluding to the Emperor. Also outstanding in the rich décor was the marble, covering floors and walls, which was brought from the best quarries of the Roman Empire in Italy, Greece and Tunisia. You will also find other secondary rooms, which were used for service or passage.
Since its refurbishment in 2001 this museum site is a must-see destination for all those looking for a genuine cultural and historic experience of life in the Roman Empire.

Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Benidorm Circus
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: Prepare for an enchanting evening of mind-bending magic, incredible acrobats and hilarious clowns, all under the famous Big Top roof of Benidorm Circus! Be dazzled by the colourful costumes and marvel at the talent, creativity and flexibility of the performers during this action-packed show that is sure to be a hit with the whole family.
At Benidorm Circus the focus is entirely on the incredible feats of body and mind that our team of highly trained performers is able to accomplish. Gone are the outdated days when captured animals were forced to parade for the audience and a refreshing wave of new ideas has been welcomed with open arms. Inspired by the masters of the Cirque du Soleil and the brilliant performers of the Orient, you will be dazzled by trapeze artists, contortionists, acrobats, jugglers, magicians and many, many more.
All the action is set to a live band that will skillfully link the action to a background of rock, opera, ballet and street music to create a truly spectacular experience. All the performers you will see come from a background in the best circus attractions in the world so get ready to be enthralled by the unforgettable show that you are about to witness.
Duration: Two hours.
Start/opening time: Every Saturday at 6pm.

Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Benidorm Palace show
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: Put on your party clothes and join us for an unforgettable night at Benidorm Palace. Showgirls, dancing, magic and spectacular acts, this show has something for everyone and is bundles of fun.
HIGHLIGHTS:
* Let over 40 talented artists entertain you
* Admire the fabulous costumes
* Feel the excellent atmosphere in the perfect theatre room
* Listen as music from over the past 60 years takes you back in time
Benidorm Palace has been bringing its magical live shows to audiences night after night for over thirty years now. The venue makes it an ideal setting for celebrations. You will enjoy top class entertainment accompanied by the rhythms of the New Bambú Orchestra.
The Benidorm Palace has hosted some of the best shows in Europe including Miss Spain, the European Arts Forum and dozens of congresses. Some of the international stars that have performed at this iconic venue include Julio Iglesias, Rudolf Nureyev and Lola Flores. The perfect setting for an unforgettable evening packed with magic and glamour.
You will be thrilled by the show-stopping performances by international artistes including dancers, acrobats and magicians. Watch as the talented cast of 40 artists passionately entertain, in a fabulous array of colours and fast paced action. Re-discover legendary hits from over the past 60 years and reminisce at all the classics.
Start or opening time: Open from 8.30pm, show starts at 10pm.

Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Benidorm turistic bus
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: The Benidorm Tourist Bus is by far the most fun and enjoyable way to get to know this bustling resort! The specially designed bus will give you a different take on Benidorm. It is equipped with a state of the art audio system with unbeatable sound and commentary in eight different languages. You'll see all the main landmarks and attractions as you listen to the fascinating information on your own set of earphones.
The tour takes around an hour, passing some of Benidorm's most important tourist attractions, including the Rincon de Loix, Poniente Beach, the downtown area and the impressive 43 storey Hotel Bali.
You can hop on or off at any of the bus stops, as often as you want during the day. Just get off whenever you feel like it, explore the area and then jump back on again. This is an excellent way to get to know the resort without the hassle of driving and parking. Bus stops for the Benidorm Tourist Bus can be found by the Hotel Calypso Avenida Derramador, Hotel Tanit Parque de Elche & Hotel Bali La Cala.
Meeting/ Pick up point: First stop on the Av. Derramador opposite the Hotel Calypso.
Start or opening time: 10am.
End or closing time: Winter 7pm. Summer 10pm.
Languages: Audio guides in 8 languages.

Available until 31 December 2017 then from 7 March 2018
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Boat trip to Tabarca island from Alicante
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: Escape to the magical island of Tabarca with this fabulous chance to purchase return transport to leave the chaos of the world behind and kick back and relax in paradise
HIGHLIGHTS:
* Return transport to Tabarca
* No hassle, no stress, just jump onboard and away we sail
* Spend your time in Tabarca as you please
* Enjoy a beautiful views as we leisurely sail to the secluded island
The island of Tabarca is well worth a visit at any time of year. The island thrives off of the city of Alicante, and is without doubt a symbol and tourist attraction of the Costa Blanca and the Mediterranean coast. Located only 11 miles from the city, 1800 meters long and with a maximum breadth of 400 meters, the island of Tabarca offers visitors a true refuge, ideal for a weekend break of complete peace and tranquility. Once there, you are free to enjoy the beautiful countryside and architecture, naturally removed from the stresses of everyday life. Sample the internationally famous cuisine that specializes in seafood. There are various restaurants to choose from, maybe try the ‘calamar de potera a la plancha’ (grilled squid) and the typical ‘caldero tabarqui’ (Tabarca hotpot. ) This really is an invitation you can't refuse!
Tabarca, also known as Isla Plana (due to its flat landscape) or New Tabarca, is the only inhabited island in Valencia and in winter has a stable population of around 30 people, all of whom are involved in tourism or fishing. Visitors are always warmly welcomed and invited to enjoy quality services and exceptional natural resources that in 1986 earned the island the title of Mediterranean Marine Reserve.
A walled city was built, which can be accessed through 3 large doors named San Rafael, San Gabriel and San Miguel. Within these walls you’ll find interesting architectural heritage, including the Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, a Baroque style building with a fortified appearance.
Duration: Crossing is approximately 50 minutes.
Start/opening time: Departures Monday - Sunday (from 17.07.16 to 01.09.16).
Alicante:10am, 11am, 12:15pm, 13:30pm.
Tabarca: 4.30pm, 6:30pm.

Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Cartagena Turistic bus
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: Travel through the ages with the Cartagena hop on-hop off bus, on a journey that will take you from the ancient past to the modernist future while enjoying a fascinating guide in complete comfort. Admire the winding streets of the old town and the graceful elegance of the restored seafront promenade of a city that can trace its history back more than 2,200 years.
The bus travels through the heart of the city, following a route that doesn’t miss out on a single detail about Cartagena. It sets off from the Paseo Alfonso XII, where some of the old city walls are still standing. The bus passes – and has stops near – the Municipal Archaeological Museum and the landmark Regidor building. Explore the University campus and alight at Calle Gisbert to take the panoramic lift up to Concepcion Hill for stunning views over the city and harbour.
Learn all about Cartagena’s fascinating history, which predates its founding by the Carthaginian general Hasdrubal the Fair (a brother-in-law of the legendary Hannibal who crossed the Alps with his elephants). The ruins of the Punic Walls still remain from this era. You can hop off here just like at the air raid shelters from the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s.
Duration: 45 minutes.
Start/opening time: Schedules vary depending on season but during high season from July 1 to September 16, there are departures at 10am, 11am, midday, 1pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm and 7pm from Tuesday to Sunday.
Languages: Spanish, English French and German.
Others: Free admission to children under three.

Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències de València
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: Discover the futuristic Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències de València, where science, nature and art come together in a complex made up of six main elements: the Hemisfèric (IMAX and digital cinema), the Prince Felipe Science Museum (an innovative centre of interactive science), the Oceanográfico (the largest aquarium in Europe with over 500 marine species), the Queen Sofía Palace of the Arts (which offers an opera season), the Umbracle (a landscaped view point and car park) and the Ágora, which gives the complex a multifunctional space.
Along an axis of just under two kilometres that was formerly the bed of the River Turia, this complex has strikingly futuristic architecture designed by two Spanish architects of international prestige, Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela, and an endless capacity for entertaining and stimulating the minds of its visitors.
Expand your knowledge of different aspects of science, technology, nature and art. Participate, interact and, above all, enjoy yourself with unique experiences, such as being surrounded by spectacular IMAX images on a 900 m2 screen, taking part in a live scientific experiment or observing almost at arm’s length the numerous rows of teeth of several species of shark and learning to value and conserve these seriously threatened animals, among many other possibilities.
The 3D digital projections and the large-format films at the Hemisfèric, the interactive exhibitions at the Prince Felipe Science Museum, and the educational exhibitions of the Oceanográfico combine to make up an outstanding offer which will satisfy the curiosity and the need for entertainment of any visitor.
Prince Felipe Science Museum: Start/opening time: From 09/01 to 06/04, from 16/10 to 05/12 and from 11/12 to 23/12 10am till 6pm (Monday to Thursday), 10am to 7pm (Friday and Sunday).
From 02/01 to 08/01, from 07/04 to 30/06, from 11/09 to 15/10, from 06/12 to 10/12 and from 26/12 to 30/12 10am to 7pm.
From 01/07 to 10/09 10am to 9pm.
Special days:
01.01.17: 4pm to 8pm.
24.12.17: 10am to 2pm.
25.12.17: 5pm to 9pm.
31.12.17: 10am to 6pm.
Languages: Audio guides are available if request in English, French, German and Spanish.
Oceanográfico:
Start/opening time: At 10am.
Ártico will be opened from 11am to 6pm.
End/closing time: From 15/09 to 14/06 at 6pm, from 15/06 to 31/06 at 8pm and in August until midnight.
Ártico will be opened from 11am to 6pm Opening days/period: Mar Rojo will be closed till 20.03.17.
Others: A guide visit can be required at the venue itself.
Hemisfèric:
Duration: 50 minutes.
Start/opening time: At 11am.
End/closing time: At 8pm.
Languages: Audio guides available in English, German, Spanish and French.
Others: No cameras of any type are allowed inside of Hemisferic.
There is a shop with products related to the films and to the astronomy.
Please be advised that to use the large family discount, you must present the official card and/or family book. If the official documentation cannot be provided, it will be subject to the discretion of the supplier to charge a different rate for the service.

Available until 20 September 2017 then from 28 May 2018
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Combined Aqualandia + Mundomar
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: With this combined ticket for Mundomar and Aqualandia you will be able to visit both parks in your own time.
Have a sensational day at Mundomar and enjoy its great shows. A simple stroll around this park will feel like a great adventure –the cheeky monkeys are sure to steal a smile from young and old alike. And then you’ll laugh out loud at the Sea Lion show at the same time as you learn and have fun in a marine environment. Both old and young will have a whale of a time. Then at the parrot show, not only will you get to see a wide variety of exotic birds; you will also discover a fun-filled world of adventure where the evil Captain forces Peter Parrot leave the island where he has always lived. Learn about penguins and sea lions while you feed them. There’s always something to see and do at Mundomar.
Aqualandia is a water park with loads of different attractions for all the family. Slides of all shapes and sizes, children’s areas, swimming pools and landscaped gardens for relaxation all await you. At Aqualandia everything is possible at a water park that is one of its kinds in Europe. The whole family will have a great day out; the young will love its gravity-defying rides and children will have the time of their lives with many attractions designed especially for the, even for the very smallest.
Meeting/ Pick up point: Sierra Helada, s/n -Rincon de Loix.
Start or opening time: 10am.
End or closing time: 5pm.

Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Dinopark Algar
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: Come along on this delightful day at Dinopark Algar, a unique entertainment and educational park located in the beautiful cactus de Algar botanical gardens next to Algar waterfalls. Robotic and static models of life-size are scattered throughout 6 hectare area. The park also features a 3D cinema, and a nature trail.
Wollemi pine - the oldest plant in the world
This unique plant of worldwide importance has been located in DinoPark since 2006. The Mesozoic tree WOLLEMI NOBILIS, a kind of prehistoric pine, was discovered in 1994 in only 39 specimens in Australian wilderness. For a botanist seeing this plant compares to meeting a living dinosaur by a zoologist. This plant has been growing on our planet for more than 175 million years.
A unique and the only 3D cinema is located inside Dinopark. It is technically complex equipment, which can screen 2 pictures simultaneously creating thus the effect of image plasticity. The visitor is lent 3D polarization glasses, so that he could perceive the film in its plasticity, which creates the illusion of three-dimensional projection. The film including music and commentary was made uniquely for our DinoPark and you can see it only here. No special entrance fee to the 3D cinema! It is included in the price of the ticket to DinoPark.
Start/opening time: Opening hours: January, February, November and December from 10am to 5pm. March, April, May, June, September and October from 10am to 6pm. July and August from 9am to 8pm.
Others: Special events: July - August: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 10pm.

Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Discover Cartagena
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: Founded as the ‘New Carthage’ more than 2,200 years ago, Cartagena is a city steeped in history. Every nook and cranny has a story to tell. Under the Cartagena Port of Cultures scheme, four fascinating packages have been put together. Each offers an intriguing angle, taking in the secrets, the hidden corners, the essentials and the ancient.
The Secretos de Cartagena tour is a varied package on land and sea. It covers such vital aspects of the city’s history as the Roman Theatre Museum, the area around the Roman Forum, the remains of the Roman-era House of Fortune and a cruise along the seafront and harbour – the reason why Cartagena has been so strategic since time immemorial – which will allow you to see a series of castles, forts and defensive batteries.
The Rincones de Cartagena tour includes the Punic Wall, which dates back to the Carthaginian period, the Panoramic Lift, which takes you up to Concepcion Castle from where you can enjoy stunning views of the city, the Roman Theatre Museum and the hop on-hop off tour bus.
The Cartagena Esencial tour covers the Panoramic Lift, Concepcion Castle, the Roman Forum district, the Roman Theatre Museum, the cruise and Fort Navidad, an imposing defensive structure that now houses a museum dedicated to military architecture. The Cartagena Antigua tour focuses on the city’s vast historical heritage, with visits to the Punic Wall, the House of Fortune, the area around the Roman Forum, the Roman Theatre Museum, the Panoramic Lift and Concepcion Castle.
Schedules change depending on the time of the year and the attraction involved. Each package has details specific to it.

Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - District of the roman forum
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: Step back in time and explore the district around the Roman Forum of Cartagena, the former nerve centre of the ancient city of Cathago Nova. See the curia, the baths, the peristyle (columned courtyard), the atrium and many more remnants of an era that thousands of years later still fascinates.
This archaeological treasure trove, which dates from at least 209 BC, was unearthed by chance in the late 1980s during infrastructural works in the city. Ever since, slowly but surely the past has been giving up its secrets to the point where there is now a vast site centred on the former Roman forum on Molinete Hill
View an audiovisual presentation charting key points in the urban evolution of the the Hill, from the initial Roman construction through to the preservation of its remains and the opening of the District of the Roman Forum in 2012. Check out the thermal spas and enjoy a visualisation of the distinct spaces within a thermal complex: cold, warm and hot rooms. Marvel at the columned courtyard, which acted as an access point to the thermal baths and still has well-preserved herringbone paving. At the Decumanus, the installations of the thermal complex continue in this space, including a heating oven and auxiliary spaces. In addition, visitors can follow the Decumanus Maximus, the major road that crossed the city from East to West. At the Atrium Building, visit the various banqueting halls and admire the height of the walls and decorative ornamentation.
Duration: Visits last about an hour.
Others: Free admission for children aged three or under.

Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Fort of Christmas
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: This tour of the old coastal defence fortress at Fuerte Navidad, now a fascinating museum after having been lovingly restored is ideal for history buffs.
Cartagena has been been an important port since ancient times and the museum at Fuerte Navidad provides a fascinating overview of the different defensive fortifications existing in the harbour throughout history. It also contains many fascinating original artefacts as well as realistic recreations and dioramas. Fuerte Navidad was the lynch pin of the defensive system of the Bay of Cartagena. It was first built in the 17th century although the current building dates from 1860. Situated on the right side of the harbour, opposite the Santa Ana artillery battery it defended the harbour entrance from attack. In the museum itself you will be able to view a collection of fascinating photographs of artillery batteries of the Port of Cartagena dating from 1901, the old arsenal where the shells were kept, a display on the rehabilitation of the fort after its almost complete dereliction at the end of the last century, you will also be able to explore the fort's kitchens and the sleeping quarters of the men serving here.
The fort is located next to the Navidad lighthouse on the right side of Cartagena Bay. Access can be made by car or by the tourist boat, which makes a stop at the fort. The tour lasts about one hour with the tourist boat cruise with the visit lasting some two hours. Children under the age of three enter free. The meeting point is at Dique de Navidad, 2.
Meeting/ Pick up point: Cartagena harbour.
Duration: 1 hour (2 with cruise).

Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Fortaleza del Sol de Lorca
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: Perched high above the historic city of Lorca is the 13th century castle popularly known as La Fortaleza del Sol (the Fortress of the Sun). Marked out by its two famous towers, Espolón and Alfonsina, the castle is a window on the past that allows you to learn about its rich history through exhibitions, guided visits and workshops, which are held all year round.
The principal ruins unearthed so far are those of the Jewish quarter and a synagogue from the 15th century. The remains constitute an important milestone in the understanding of Jewish culture in medieval times. See how patios, houses and bathhouses were built during this period, which has enabled scholars to learn about the daily lives of the area’s Jews more than 500 years ago before they were expelled.
Excavations are continuing in the dig, so you can also learn about the work carried out by the archaeologists as well as seeing the findings. The synagogue is the most representative and best conserved part of the Jewish quarter. It is also the only synagogue open to the public in Spain that wasn’t later converted into a church. This allows you to contemplate the remains just as they were left by the Jews who prayed here at the end of the 15th century.
There are two options: a free visit (every day) to the castle only or to the castle, archaeological remains and the synagogue, or a guided tour (weekends only) of all the attractions.
Meeting/pick-up point: Calle Puerta de San Ginés, s/n.
Start/opening time: 10.30am.
End/closing time: 6.30pm (5.30pm in winter).

Available until 27 November 2017
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Half Day Guadalest Excursion
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: You shouldn't miss this trip to the mountain village of Guadalest, founded by the Moors in a spectacular setting in the Marina Baixa area. Admire the Arab castle dating from the 11th Century, seemingly emerging from the surrounding granite crags. Explore the attractive village with its higgledy piggledy houses and many churches and fascinating museums. Sample some of the region's delicious produce and go for an optional cruise on Guadalest reservoir.
On the route to Guadalest valley we'll drive along winding mountain roads, passing a succession of quaint traditional villages. We'll stop at Nucia, for stunning views down to the shimmering Mediterranean far below and the impressive mountain scenery. We'll stop at Polop, a beautifully maintained village with its brightly coloured houses, standing out against the mountainside. We'll visit a shop where you can sample and purchase some of the delectable local produce, including honey, fruit, moscatel wine and other delicacies. If you wish you can also go for a relaxing solar boat trip on the stunning Guadalest reservoir, just sit back and unwind as you enjoy the scenery and silence.
Then you will have plenty of time to explore Guadalest at your own pace. Climb to the Arab castle and the town's' famous watchtower. Look around the Baroque church, built between 1740 and 1753 and the 12th Century jailhouse. Visit some of the town's many museums, including a motorcycle museum, and a quirky salt and pepper pot museum with other 20,000 artefacts on display. There's plenty to do and see here – or may be you feel like watching the world go by from a shady pavement café.
Duration: Half day (afternoon).
Start or opening time: At 1:25pm.
Others: Tickets for solar boat trip are not included.

Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Hemisfèric
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: L'Hemisfèric is an IMAX 3D-cinema, planetarium and laserium. It was inaugurated in 1998 and was the first building to open its doors to the public in the impressive City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia. It is a spectacular construction designed by renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, with an ovoid roof over 100 metres long that contains in its interior the large spheric projection room. Since the Hemisfèric was inaugurated, seven million viewers have watched shows on its huge concave screen of 900m2.
The IMAX system continues to represent the best example of immersion cinema on a large scale. The extraordinary sharpness and luminosity of the projections, together with the large size of the screen and the sound quality, help to create an exceptional realism and arouse a passionate response.
The spectacular show of digital 3D projections offers the maximum three-dimensional realism thanks to the magic of the most modern technological developments.
The Hemisfèric also includes the most advanced system of digital full-dome projection. This new projection type allows the spectator to enter the world of astronomy and digital animation with optical effects impossible to achieve in the analogue world. See digital-format shows of two kinds: digital projections on cultural and educational themes and digital planetariums.
Open Monday to Sunday, from 8am until after midnight. Shows are screened in Spanish, Valencian, English, French and Italian. These include Sea Monsters. Giants Of The Ocean (3D) and the 3D double bill for children including Turtles and The Little Prince
Meeting/pick-up point: Avinguda del Professor López Piñero.
Start/opening time: 10am.
End/closing time: 9pm in summer and 8pm during the rest of the year.
Languages: Audioguides in English, German, Spanish and French.
Otros: Please be advised that to use the large family discount, you must present the official card and/or family book. If the official documentation cannot be provided, it will be subject to the discretion of the supplier to charge a different rate for the service.

Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Historic harbour cruise in Cartagena
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: Get a seaside view of the fantastic ancient city of Cartagena with this one hour historic cruise. Climb aboard a modern twin-hulled boat, and take to the sea, discovering every corner of the city's natural harbour and exploring a different vantage point of the city's defensive fortifications.
A beautiful coastal Spanish city, flanked by soft rolling hills, take to the calm waters for a remarkable experience. From the Mediterranean sea, view the system of defensive fortifications of ancient Cartagena. High city walls, towering monuments, castles, forts, and coastal batteries create the cityscape and show a glimpse into a sometimes turbulent past. Hear the stories and legends that tell you of the different eras of the Cartagena's past, and about the commercial and military role the city has played over its more than 3000 years of history.
Remark at the impressive port all while enjoying the serenity of the sea and your surroundings. Suitable for all ages, the tour will showcase the importance of Cartagena as a strategic location. During the trip, you will take a circular route around the entire harbour, exploring the simplicity of the Curra and Navidad lighthouses, Algameca Chica and the uniquely shaped, Escombreras island. Let the mysteries of the city come to light as you make your round.
Gain insight and understanding into this ancient port city from the valuable vantage point offered by the sea. Enjoy the fresh sea breeze and the cityscape as you delve into Cartagena's distant past.
Meeting/pick-up point: Port of Cartagena, Alfonso XII dock.
Duration: 1 hour.
Start/opening time: High Season, 1st July – 15th September:  Monday to Sunday: departures at 11.00am, 12.00pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4.30pm, 5.30pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm.
Mid-Season, 17th March – 31st May: Tuesday to Sunday: departures at 11.00am, 12.00pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5pm.
Easter, Monday to Sunday: departures at  11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, and 5pm.
1st June – 30th June, Tuesday to Sunday: departures at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm and 7pm.
16th September – 4th November, Tuesday to Sunday: departures at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5pm.
Low Season, 5th November – 5th January:  Tuesday to Friday, departures 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm. Weekends, departures at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.
6th January – 28th February: closed (out of work).
Languages: English and Spanish.
Others: Passengers should be at the boarding point 10 minutes in advance.

Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Jeep Safari 4X4
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: Spend a day of adventure driving off road in the rough mountainous terrain in the hinterland of the Costa Blanca. If you wish one of our experienced drivers will pick you up in an 8 seater Santana Anibal ATV or if you want to drive yourself then we can offer you one of our Suzuki 4X4 jeeps (just remember to bring your driving licence. We'll drive through spectacular mountains and valleys passing abandoned villages, a beautiful turquoise reservoir and dry river beds.
At midday there will be a stop in a typical mountain village for lunch in a cosy restaurant that boasts stunning views over the Benidorm-Callosa valley with a set menu available. Later on in the afternoon we'll head for the Algar waterfalls for a natural shower to wash away all that dust. Don't forget to bring a swimming costume, towel and some warm clothing (it can get chilly in the mountains).
Meeting/ Pick up point: Avenida Europa, 5, Benidorm.
Duration: 8 hours.
Start or opening time: 9.30am.
End or closing time: 5pm.
Others: Includes entrance to Fuentes del Algar Nature Reserve.

Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Mendoza winery guided tour
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: Under an expansive blue sky and a bright Mediterranean sun, come get a taste of the sweet life with a journey to the Mendoza Winery of Alicante, Spain. With a tour that is sure to titillate your taste buds, you're in for an informative and delectable experience.
Arriving to wine country, you'll be amazed at the beauty of the vast vineyards. The sprawling sun-kissed rows of grape trees are dotted with tall cypress and Spanish villas. Visiting all aspects of the winemaking process, from field to table, take in the impressive surroundings of where it all begins; the fruit of the trees.
Learn the history of wine and the various methods used to make it, before seeing the process in action. Get a better understanding of how the vintage is preserved and aged, as you view the rows of wooden barrels. Then spend some time swirling, sipping, and tasting the many unique varieties of the region. Reset your palette, and begin again, as you are guided through the many subtleties of the differing flavours of this versatile fruit. Pick up a bottle of your favourite wine to pair with that perfect homemade dish, while you savour the idyllic scenery of your surroundings. Take a photo amongst the beautiful rows of the vineyard to capture this unforgettable moment.
Surely one of the best ways to experience the splendour of Spain, pop the cork on this unique journey into the world of wine.
Meeting/pick-up point: Ptda. El Romeral , s/n.
Start/opening time: Tue- Fri at 10am, 12pm or 4pm.

Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Molino Benidorm
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: Feathers and glitter galore! Come watch the fabulous Molino Benidorm show – the perfect mix of costumes, comedy and cabaret.
HIGHLIGHTS:
* Show performed entirely by drag queens
* Hilarious comedy that will have you in fits of laughter
* Musical theatre and cabaret throughout, feel free to sing along!
Do not miss out on this larger-than-life show performed entirely by professional drag queens. Carolus Alberta, presents to you the musical- comedy show “Una noche más” or “one more night” as we say in England. With everyone’s favourite songs, you’re certain to want to sing along or have a little boogie in your seat.
Be blown away by the talent right before your very eyes on stage in extravagant costumes and admirable heels! Brace yourself for a show full of cabaret, drag queens, musical comedy and of course, a male striptease! Don’t worry, it is all done in good taste and will have you laughing off your chair. With the added touch of unique Spanish humour, this show is definitely one of a kind.
So what are you waiting for? Sit down and wait for the curtain to rise because tonight ladies and gentlemen, you’re in for a magical treat.
Start/opening time: Doors open at 9.15pm, show starts at 10.00pm. In October only: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, doors open at 9pm, show starts at 10pm. On Saturday doors open at 9.30pm, show starts at 10.30pm.
End/closing time: At 1.00am.

Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Museum-Refuge of the civil war
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: Learn about one of the most tragic conflicts of the 20th century with this informative tour that will urge you to reflect on the repercussions of war and the need to co-exist in order to achieve a peaceful existence on the planet.
During the Civil War, Cartagena was one of the cities in Spain worst hit by bombing. The fact that the city was the Republican fleet's centre of operations made it a favourite target for the Italian and German air forces serving Franco.
To defend themselves against the bombing, which began in October 1936, the population organised the construction of a number of air-raid shelters. The Calle Gisbert shelter was one of the biggest shelters, holding around 5,500 people.
Explore the galleries in this shelter and get a glimpse of everyday life during the Spanish Civil War and see how people tried to protect themselves against the many air raids that devastated the city as you learn about the different types of shelters and the materials used to withstand the impact of bombs. You will also find chilling testimonies of those who suffered the consequences of this conflict and how it changed their lives. All of this is portrayed in a collection of original pictures from the Spanish Civil War taken from the Spanish Film Archive.
Finally, take a moment to reflect in the tranquillity of the last section of the museum, a peaceful environment which features interpretations of war and peace by children of the Civil War and today’s children.
Opening times vary according to season.

Available until 25 November 2017 then from 3 March 2018
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Naturama Local Tour
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: Full day excursion on Saturdays. A full day for true nature lovers. First we will drive to Santa Pola, where we will visit the aquarium with its exhibition of fauna and fish of the Mediterranean Sea. In Santa Pola you will have the opportunity to take a boat to the island of Tabarca (optional).
In the afternoon we will visit the gardens of Elche, the municipal park and the Huerto del Cura (Priest´s Garden). Elche, world-famous for its palm trees, has been declared patrimony of humantity. On our way back, we will stop in Alicante, the capital of the Costa Blanca, where we will visit the Castle of Santa Barbara.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel Ifach: Avda Juan Carlos I s/n 03710 Calpe. Belroy: Avda Del Mediterraneo 13 03503 Benidorm.
End/closing time: At 7pm.
Languages: English, Spanish, French and Dutch.

Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Oceanografic
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: Come and meet the denizens of the deep at Oceanografic in the City of Arts and Sciences. Explore all the world’s major seas and oceans, with each building dedicated to a different maritime environment. Marvel at the majesty of the Mediterranean. Wander through the wild Wetlands. Travel through the Temperate and Tropical Seas. Admire the awesome Antarctic and Arctic Oceans. Revel in the Red Sea and discover the delights of the Dolphinarium.
The Oceanografic is Europe’s largest marine centre, with more than 45,000 creatures from 500 different species, including beluga whales, jellyfish penguins, sea lions, seals, sharks, rays, starfish, walruses and many, many more. You will also see many wetland bird species, including those that inhabit the amazing Albufera Natural Park in Valencia.
Through its concept and design, its spectacular size and sheer number of species, Oceanografic has become a reference point among aquariums worldwide. Themed exhibits provide a fascinating vision of marine ecosystems and their rich biodiversity, allowing you to feel almost submerged underwater as you embark upon a journey in search of the secrets of the ocean.
Continue your journey at the underwater restaurant, where you can watch thousands of fish swim around you as relax.
Start/opening time: at 10am.
End/closing time: Low season: 7pm. Medium season: 8pm. High season: Midnight.
Others: Please be advised that to use the large family discount, you must present the official card and/or family book. If the official documentation cannot be provided, it will be subject to the discretion of the supplier to charge a different rate for the service.

Available until 30 November 2017 then from 1 March 2018
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Oceanografic Entrance + Bus
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: Discover the largest marine park in Europe. The Oceanographic is situated in the stunning ‘City of Arts and Sciences’, the largest cultural complex in Europe and a feast for the eye with its sleek and modern design. Our guide takes you to the entrance of the complex and you will be picked up again at the end of the afternoon.
You have got an entire day to yourself in order to discover and explore the Oceanografic at your own pace. There is plenty to see, with as many as 45,000 exemplars of more than 500 different species, including sea lions, sharks, belugas, seals, penguins but also sting rays, jellyfish, starfish and sea urchins, to name just a few. During the dolphin show, the funny tricks of these intelligent animals will both amaze you and make you roar with laughter. Even the little ones won’t get bored here!
In the complex of the Oceanographic there are several restaurants where you can enjoy some peace and quiet while having a bite to eat. And if you still find some free time and have the energy for a spot of shopping, within walking distance of the complex there are two large shopping centers, where both international and national chains are represented.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up from selected hotels and points in Benidorm /Albir – Benidorm / Levante – Benidorm / Centre and Poniente. Pick up from Calpe / Levante and Poniente on Thursdays between 7.35am and 8.25am.
Duration: Full day.
End/closing time: At 8pm approx.
Languages: Spanish, English, French and Dutch.
Others: Please confirm pick up time with the supplier.

Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Panoramic lift
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: See Cartagena from the vantage point offered by the sleek and modern panoramic lift at Calle Gisbert. Enjoy breathtaking views from the top of a mountain of standout landmarks such as the bullring, churches, castles, forts and many of the city’s most famous buildings.
The panoramic lift was built at the beginning of the millennium as part of an ambitious urban regeneration scheme and has surpassed all expectations by opening up a part of the city to visitors, who in turn have brought cultural, social and economic development. The idea was to link the street and the Castle of the Conception on top of a mountain through the 45 metre (150ft) tall lift shaft but the works helped uncover a series of large galleries inside the mountain that had served as shelters during the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s.
Among the panoramic views from the lift are the Military Hospital, Autopsy Pavilion and Antigone Barracks, which date from the 18th century and are now part of the university. See also the bullring, built in the 1850s over a first century Roman amphitheatre, the Moorish Castle and St Julian’s Castle, which protected the port, and the Church of Charity. There are also a series of outstanding modern buildings on view such as the House of the Student and the Auditorium.
Open every day from July 1 to September 16 between 10am and 2.30pm, and from 4pm to 8.30pm. During the off-season times range from 10am to 5.30pm or 7pm, opening from Tuesday to Sunday.

Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Parque minero de la Unión
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: La Union Mining Park covers an area of 50.000 m², and It is a privileged space in the Sierra Minera . You will know in situ the whole process of the former underground mining industry in the XIX and XX centuries, from the mining extraction up to the metal obtaining at the foundries. Live the unforgettable experience to go round more than 4.000 m² galleries and know how the miners´ lives and works were, as they have left their mark in this astonishing Heritage. Visit is about two hours. It starts at the Visitors Reception Centre, where a video helps you to understand La Union History. The itinerary begins on the Mining Train. From here you can see most of the landscape elements related to the Mining industry. The tour finishes with the Agrupa Vicenta Mine guiding visit, the main attraction into the Mining Park.
Start/opening time: Winter time: from Tuesday to Sunday at 10am and at midday.
Summer time: from Tuesday to Sunday, at 10am, midday and at 6pm.
Languages: Spanish. English tours available in the afternoon upon reservation.
Others: Hours listed are for the start of the visit, so please be present at the Visitor Center, where audiovisual projects, at least fifteen minutes early. If not your reservation will be canceled and your seat can be used by another visitor. Reservation is required in advance.

Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Punic Wall and crypt in Cartagena
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: Transport yourself back in time as you explore an ancient past with a trip to the Punic Wall in Cartagena, Spain. Situated at the entrance to the city, it is one of the scarce Punic findings located on the Iberian Peninsula. Explore the mysteries of this people and culture of long ago on this 45 minute tour.
Beneath the brilliant Spanish sunshine and bright blue sky, come take in the impressive sight of the ancient Punic Wall. An archaeological site dating to the III century B. C. , the remains discovered and uncovered are 30 meters long and some portions, three meters high. With both size and stature, it surely represents the first defensive wall of Cartagena, built by the Carthaginians. Ponder this time in ancient history as you view a glimpse of a distant past.
Together with the wall, visit the remains of the funeral crypt belonging to the hermitage of Saint Joseph, built during the XVI and XVII centuries. Within its plastered walls, see the paintings of the death dance which form the pictorial program of the crypt. These paintings offer insight into a macabre past, and served both a moral and educational function in their time.
Remarkable in its imposing scale, allow the picturesque historic scenery come to life as you imagine this world of long ago. Experience this world first-hand with a trip to the Punic Wall and crypt of Cartagena. Enjoy learning and exploring the remnants of a unique and fascinating culture.
Duration: 45 minutes.
Start/opening time: High Season, 1st July – 15th September, Monday to Sunday from 10am to 8pm. Mid-Season, 31st March – 30th June, Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 7pm. Easter, Monday to Sunday from 10am to 7pm. 16th September – 4th November, Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 7pm. Low Season, 5th November – 30th March, Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 5.30pm.

Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Rio Safari Elche
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: Come for a wickedly wild day out at Rio Safari Elche! Travel the world visiting animals from Australia to Africa and beyond, in a family friendly day out at Elche’s very own zoo. Nestled amongst 4,000 palm trees, you’ll encounter a place that’s home to many mammals, reptiles and birds from all around the world.
Open to the public since 1983, Rio Safari Elche is an animal lover’s playground with so many friendly faces to come and see. You can tour on foot, or take our guided train ride through the park, but either way you won’t be led on a wild goose chase! Start your journey in the African Savannah and look up to the bright blue skies at our gentle giraffes and seek out the camouflaged African lions. Next stop could be our Chimpanzee Island, where our cheeky primates are sure to put a smile on your face. Journey to the roaring Temple of the Tigers to be amazed by our graceful big cats and to Crocoland for a snap-happy experience! And to get up close to our animals, head to the farm where docile donkeys and cows are waiting especially for you.
Learn even more about the fascinating world of animals with our show stopping exhibitions that are put on throughout the day. The Asian elephants will show you their manners, the parrots their tricks and treats, and the sea lions their silly moves in three exhibitions that are sure to brighten your day. Take a break in our picnic areas or at our own restaurants to get ready for more action; take a lap in our go-karts at Karting Rio Safari or make a splash in our aquatic park open throughout the summer.
Meeting/ pick-up point: 9KM from Elche and 4 from Santa Pola.
Start/opening time: Summer: from 10.30am to 8pm. Winter: from 10.30am to 6pm.
Others: Exhibition Hours Daily
Parrots: at 12pm and 3.30pm.
Asian elephant: at 12:45pm and 4.15pm.
Sea Lion: at 1.30pm and 5pm.

Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Sandos Monaco Spa
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: Pamper yourself and treat your senses to an experience of sensual pleasure at this state of the art spa. A unique concept in relaxation, health and beauty treatments is awaiting you. Our experienced staff will show you around the facilities. Feel the stress melt away and recover your vitality with a wide range of treatments including facial treatments, an ice pool, saunas and jacuzzis, manicures and pedicures, a wide range of massages, thermal circuits, Turkish bath and hamman and all you could possibly imagine in beauty treatments and products.
Circuits available:
Therapeutic massage: 30 minutes.
Head massage: 25 minutes.
Vichy shower massage: 25 minutes.
Spa circuit and meal: 90 minutes plus meal time
Spa circuit: 90 minutes.
Start or opening time: 10am.
End or closing time: 10pm.

Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Santa Barbara castle
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: The Santa Barbara Castle is located on the top of Benacantil Mountain, 166 meters above sea level; it gives to the city a great strategic value. From there, you can see almost the entire bay of Alicante.
On its slopes have been found archaeological remains of the Bronze Age, Iberian and Roman, but the origin of the fortress is in the late ninth century with the Muslim rule.
The rooms which can be seen today were built during the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, when the medieval castle undergoes changes to adapt itself to new techniques of war, the long-range artillery, etc…
Guided tour to Santa Barbara castle: There is an interesting private tour of the Castle, in which you will enter places closed to the public. As far as the cistern or the dungeons. You will also learn about the history and evolution of the strength over the years. A permanent calendar of guided tours has been established throughout the year, so that any visitor to the Castle can purchase a pass and enjoy guided the fort as long as there are at least 4 people for the pass.
Afterwards, a table in the best area of the terrace of the Castle restaurant will be waiting for you. There you can have lunch, one of the traditional dishes of our province: Paella paired with an authentic local wine (MO from Sierra Salinas Winery). Live a unique experience. Live Alicante differently.
Duration: Guided visit 1 hour.
Start/opening time: Visits to Castillo de Santa Barbara: from Monday to Friday, at 11am and 12.30pm.
Languages: Guided visits to Castillo de Santa Barbara: Spanish and English. Monday - Friday at 11am and 12.30pm.
Others: An audio guide rental service available to visit the Castle at your leisure. The lift going up to the castle is infront of Playa del Postiguet and is free from 7pm - 11.30pm.

Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Science museum
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: Discover the Science Museum of Valencia with its interactive exhibitions and scientific activities to show new technologies and science advancements. This is the great 21st-century science museum for getting to know in a didactic, interactive, and entertaining way everything to do with life, science, and technology.
The spectacular building designed by Santiago Calatrava contains more than 26,000 square metres of exhibitions on current scientific and technical matters. Full interactivity is one of its special features, the motto of which is ‘Forbidden not to touch, not to feel, not to think’.
The diversity of interactive exhibitions and the numerous activities of dissemination that have been carried out at the Museum have helped to make it a great success with members of the public, who have responded enthusiastically to its bid to disseminate science and technology from an amusing and entertaining viewpoint without forgetting the scientific precision necessary when approaching the subjects treated.
Activities are also offered in the “experimental classrooms”. These rooms are used for workshops and more systematic demonstrations. In “Science on Stage”, for example, the public can enjoy and take part in spectacular and amusing experimental demonstrations in order to learn basic scientific principles.
As well as the daily programme of scientific activities, throughout the year programmes of additional activities are provided in the form of astronomical observations, talks and conferences on science and culture, special courses for teachers, collaboration with university lecturers, etc.
Schedules change depending on the time of the year and in High Season, from 1 July - 8 September, they run from 10am to 9pm.
Others: Please be advised that to use the large family discount, you must present the official card and/or family book. If the official documentation cannot be provided, it will be subject to the discretion of the supplier to charge a different rate for the service.

Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Segway tour
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: Turn your visit to Benidorm into an unforgettable adventure in this Segway tour. In the company of an experienced escort/guide you'll explore all the famous attractions of this world famous resort as well as some of its less well known spots. Riding a Segway is like nothing you've ever experienced before because there's never been anything quite like it. Faster than walking and a lot less tiring than cycling, the Segway is the vehicle of the future!
Nothing could be simpler. Once you've stepped up onto the platform, you'll realise straight away how the Segway does your balancing for you. Just lean a little forward and will see how the vehicle moves in response. It all feels natural, safe and instinctive. Explore some of the less well known parts of Benidorm as well as all the main attractions in the company of an experienced guide. The perfect way to explore this beautiful resort in an original and fun way with no sweat and no hassle.
The tour includes a safety briefing and training as well as a helmet and the services of an experienced guide / escort throughout.
Meeting/ Pick up point: Benidorm Palace car park ( just next to Benidorm circus). Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 10 to 15 minutes prior to the tour start time, to do some practice and to get used to the Segway.
Schedules (1-2 persons):
January-April: Tuesday & Thursday at 11am.
May-September: Tuesday & Thursday at 10am.
Schedules (3-7 persons):
January-April: Every day at 11am and 3pm.
May-June: Every day at 10am and 5pm.
July-August: Daily at 10am and 6pm
. Languages: English and Spanish.
Others: Minimum weight 88lbs. Maximum weight 260lbs. Admission to monuments is not included.

Available until 30 September 2017 then from 27 May 2018
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Special Discount Offer: Aqualandia
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: Aqualandia is a water park with loads of different attractions for all the family. Slides of all shapes and sizes, children’s areas, swimming pools and landscaped gardens for relaxation all await you.
HIGHLIGHTS:
* Adrenaline-fuelled rides
* Relaxation areas
* Safe area for children to play
At Aqualandia everything is possible at a water park that is one of a kind in Europe. The whole family will have a great day out; the young will love its gravity-defying rides and children will have the time of their lives with the many attractions designed especially for them, even the very smallest. Parents can spend an unforgettable day watching their kids having a whale of a time in the children’s area. Some of the main attractions you’ll find at Aqualandia include the Wave Pool where you can enjoy a day at the beach without having to leave the park, the Kamikaze, twin slides only for the brave where you can race your rival in an epic battle to the last, and the Big Bang whose name says it all. Are you brave enough?
Other attractions include the Splash, the Black Hole, the Rapids and the Activity Pool for you have a great day out at Aqualandia with your friends or family this summer. And if you need a rest after all this excitement, then you can put your feet up in the shade of a sun umbrella and enjoy our beautiful gardens. Need a nibble? Then you’ll be spoilt for choice by the park’s wide variety of restaurants and snack bars. Dare to try the unknown at Aqualandia.
Meeting/ Pick up point: Sierra Helada, s/n - Rincón de Loix.
Start or opening time: At 10am
End or closing time: At 5pm.
Others: Some restrictions may apply depending on the attraction.
Discounted Senior Ticket available for those aged 65 or over. The park may ask for proof of age.

Available until 1 November 2017 then from 18 March 2018
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Special Discount Offer: Mundomar
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: Have a sensational day at Mundomar and enjoy its great shows where you can see dolphins, sea lions and penguins. A simple stroll around this park will feel like a great adventure –the cheeky monkeys are sure to steal a smile from young and old alike. And then you’ll laugh out loud at the Sea Lion show at the same time as you learn and have fun in a marine environment. Both old and young will have a whale of a time. Then at the parrot show, not only will you get to see a wide variety of exotic birds; you will also discover fun-filled world of adventure where the evil Captain forces Peter Parrot leave the island where he has always lived. You’ll get to meet and interact with our clever dolphins and learn about penguins and sea lions while you feed them. There’s always something to see and do at Mundomar. There is also a wide variety of restaurants and snack bars and remember that you can also bring your own food. At Mundomar, you don’t have to adapt to our requirements, we adapt to yours.
Start or opening time: At 10am.
End or closing time: At 5pm.
Others: Discounted Senior Ticket available for those aged 65 or over. The park may ask for proof of age.

Available from 8 April 2018
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Terra Mitica
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: The park Terra Mitica is simply spectacular. Discover all that is hidden on the Mediterranean, thousands of years converted into moments of fun, emotion and adrenalin. Have you seen the faces of your children when you upload them to an attraction and you share those feelings? They are priceless, right? Listen to their laughter and forget everything else. Fun is not a matter of age but of desire. You know what is adrenaline? Needless makes you. The important thing is to know that here are so many attractions that you will run out of breath, so I take a breath. Do you accept the challenge Titánide an inverted coaster that reaches a speed of 100 kilometers per hour between vertical and horizontal spectacular spins 360 degrees, and dizzying descents from 31 meters high? Terra Mitica is a proposal for family holidays, children will feel like a fish in water, because we have attractions designed especially for them, even for children. In both up and down is up an appetite, we guarantee. Nothing, Let's Eat! You will know if you want a burger or steak, wine or a soft drink. No matter what you order, in restaurants and put there what you ask for your stomach. Come and enjoy an exciting day unabated.
Start or opening time: Doors open at 10.30am.
End or closing time: Doors close at either 8pm or midnight, staying open later in high season.
Others: Discounted Senior Ticket available for those aged 65 or over. The park may ask for proof of age.

Available from 27 May 2018
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Terra Mitica + Aqualandia
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: Have two great days out for the price of one out in this combination of Terra Mitica and Aqualandia.
Discover the treasures hidden around the shores of the Mediterranean. Egypt, Greece, Rome, Iberia and the Islands, thousands of years of history transformed into uncountable moments of fun, sensations and adventure. Take a deep breath and jump into the unknown. You won’t want to miss a single attraction.
Aqualandia is a water park with loads of different attractions for all the family. Slides of all shapes and sizes, children’s areas, swimming pools and landscaped gardens for relaxation all await you. At Aqualandia everything is possible at a water park that is one of its kind in Europe. The whole family will have a great day out; the young will love its gravity-defying rides and children will have the time of their lives with many attractions designed especially for the, even for the very smallest.
Meeting/ Pick up point: Aqualandia: C/Rincón de Loix Sierra Helada, s/n, 03503 Benidorm, Alicante or Terra Mitica: Partida del Moralet Ctra Benidorm a Finestrat, s/n, 03502 Benidorm, Alicante.

Available until 20 September 2017 then from 28 May 2018
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Terra Mitica + Aqualandia + Mundomar
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: Unlock days of family fun with a unique offer that combines entry into three fabulous theme parks all on one ticket: Terra Mítica, Aqualandia and Mundomar. This ticket is your key to making lasting memories with your friends and family and enjoying plenty of fun-filled days under the Spanish sun.
For a day of attractions, shows and traditions on Costa Blanca, make your way to Terra Mítica. A fun park offering themed exhibits, have fun exploring the cultures of the Mediterranean and getting an adrenaline rush all at the same time. Is the Spanish summer heating you up? Use your ticket for entry into Aqualandia. An extensive park combining natural elements and exhilarating water activities, enjoy the sunlight while playing and splashing in the cooling waters. With a range of speedy water rides and splash pools, you'll be taking a dive into a day full of fun.
Experience exotic nature right at your fingertips at Mundomar. A natural park full of a rich variety of sea life, watch the dolphins entertain with their wonderful shows, and then take a stroll to discover other fantastic creatures living at the park. Home to seals, sea lions, and bright pink flamingos, you'll gain access to a wonderful world of animals.
Family fun and savings are guaranteed with this ticket that combines entry to three of Benidorm's imaginative parks. Spending your time at Terra Mítica, Aqualandia, and Mundomar is your ticket to days of excitement.

Available until 31 August 2017
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Terra Mitica and Iberia Park
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: Combine two of Benidorm’s finest theme parks in this fantastic double offer. Visit the spectacular Terra Mitica Park, home to spiraling roller coasters and water rides and enter the enchanting Iberia Park where pirates and adventures await you. Both theme parks are jam packed with action and adrenaline and with this great deal you no longer have to choose between the two, do both instead!
Combine two of Benidorm’s finest theme parks in this fantastic double offer. Visit the spectacular Terra Mitica Park, home to spiraling roller coasters and water rides and enter the enchanting Iberia Park where pirates and adventures await you. Both theme parks are jam packed with action and adrenaline and with this great deal you no longer have to choose between the two, do both instead!
Come and experience Terra Mitica, a spectacular park full of exciting roller coasters from the plunging “Magnus Collosas” to the ever-twisting “Inferno” and the disorientating “Titanide”. Feel the thrill as each of these rides grab you tightly and send you on an unforgettable adrenaline trip. Terra Mitica isn’t just about roller coasters though, it is also home to many water rides including “The Rapids of Argos” and the dramatic “Fall of the Nile” amongst other smaller rides designed specifically for children.
Discover Iberia Park, a magical dream world where quests and adventures come to life before your very eyes. Follow your hologram companion “Kidd Captain”, who will charismatically guide you through your adventure in this unique interactive show. He will lead you through magic worlds and breathtaking recreations of famous sites such as a gondola ride through Venice. Boasting further water rides and a selection of pools and Jacuzzis, there is something for all the family at Iberia Park and be sure to catch "The return of Barbarossa", the mystical pirate show featuring illusion and magic.
Start/opening time: Iberia Park from 10.30am to 00.00am.
Others: 15th anniversary 2 for 1 offer includes free access on the 2nd consecutive day.
Schedule
Opening dates
07/08/2017 - 27/08/2017, Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday, 16:00 - 22:30

Available until 31 August 2017
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Terra Mitica, Aqualandia and Iberia Park
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: Have great days out for the price of one out in this combination of Terra Mitica and Aqualandia and Iberia Park. Discover the treasures hidden around the shores of the Mediterranean. Egypt, Greece, Rome, Iberia and the Islands, thousands of years of history transformed into uncountable moments of fun, sensations and adventure.
Take a deep breath and jump into the unknown. You won’t want to miss a single attraction. Aqualandia is a water park with loads of different attractions for all the family. Slides of all shapes and sizes, children’s areas, swimming pools and landscaped gardens for relaxation all await you. At Aqualandia everything is possible at a water park that is one of its kind in Europe. The whole family will have a great day out; the young will love its gravity-defying rides and children will have the time of their lives with many attractions designed especially for the, even for the very smallest.
At Iberia you will live with little Kidd Captain a magic adventure! Enjoy our new interactive show where Kidd Captain is an hologram. You will talk to him and he will surprise you with his crazy ideas. Unique in Europe! Shows for the family and surprising all of them. In Iberia Park, you are the star in each show. Yoy will face to the fearsome pirates, you will discover magic worlds, and will dance with your friends Rudi, Medusa and Captain Kidd!!
Would you like to enjoy a trip in Góndola like in Venecia? In Iberia Park is possible!!
Iberia Park: 12 rides, Big acuatic-spa area(1.700 m2), 9 shows and 11 news
Big acuatic-spa area: 1.700 m2 to do the water an unique experience. You won´t go out of its swimming pools, you will only want to enjoy the relaxing Jacuzzis without stop feeling the bubbling on its water beds. Live all of this, under the Benidorm´s Sun.
Meeting/pick-up point: Iberia Park and Terra Mítica Partida del Moralet, s/n, 03502 Benidorm, Alicante. Aqualandia: C/Rincón de Loix Sierra Helada, s/n, 03503 Benidorm, Alicante.
Duration: All tickets are valid for one day and must to be used before 31.08.16.
Start/opening time: Terra Mitica:
28.07.16-04.07.16: 10:30am-9pm.
05.08.16-28.08.16: 10:30am-11:30pm.
29.08.16-31.08.16: 10.30am-11pm.
Aqualandia:
10am-9pm.
Iberia Park:
28.07.16-04.08.16: 10:30am-8pm.
05.08.16-28.08.16: 10:30am-11:30pm.
29.08.16-31.08.16: 10:30-8pm.

Available until 31 August 2017
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Terra Mítica, Aqualandia, Mundomar and Iberia Park
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: One day in each park: Terra Mítica, Aqualandia, Mundomar and Iberia.
Terra Mítica is the theme park of Costa Blanca in which emotion surpasses fiction. With five different areas in which to enjoy all the attractions, shows and traditions. Aqualandia is an extensive natural area where you can enjoy a wide variety of water activities and many other amenities. With our great range of water rides, splash pools and other attractions there’s something for everyone to enjoy a fun day out.
Mundomar natural park is located in the upper part of Benidorm from where one may enjoy beautiful views of this city of the White Coast (Costa Blanca). Different dolphin shows, seals, sea lions and birds may be discovered whilst taking a stroll and it is possible to marvel at the great variety of animals living in the rich Mediterranean vegetation.
Get ready for a fun filled day of adventures for all the family at the exciting Iberia Park , the perfect theme park to keep everyone enthralled for the whole day. The family orientated park offers spectacular shows and an enormous variety of rides to suit everyone from the very young to the more adventurous teens.
You will live with little Kidd Captain a magic adventure! Enjoy our new interactive show where Kidd Captain is an hologram. You will talk to him and he will surprise you with his crazy ideas. Unique in Europe!
Big acuatic-spa area: 1.700 m2 to do the water an unique experience. You won´t go out of its swimming pools, you will only want to enjoy the relaxing Jacuzzis without stop feeling the bubbling on its water beds. Live all of this, under the Benidorm´s Sun.
Meeting/pick-up point: Mundomar: C/ Sierra Helada, s/n, 03503 Benidorm, Alicante. Aqualandia: C/Rincón de Loix Sierra Helada, s/n, 03503 Benidorm, Alicante. Terra Mitica and Iberia Park : Partida del Moralet Ctra Benidorm a Finestrat, s/n, 03502 Benidorm, Alicante.
Duration: All tickets are valid for one day and must to be used before 31.08.16.
Start/opening time: Terra Mitica:
28.07.16-04.07.16: 10:30am-9pm.
05.08.16-28.08.16: 10:30am-11:30pm.
29.08.16-31.08.16: 10.30am-11pm.
Aqualandia:
10am-9pm.
Iberia Park:
28.07.16-04.08.16: 10:30am-8pm.
05.08.16-28.08.16: 10:30am-11:30pm.
29.08.16-31.08.16: 10:30-8pm.
Mundomar:
10am-7pm.

Available until 31 August 2017
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Terra Mítica, Mundomar and Iberia
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: One day in each park Terra Mítica , Mundomar and Iberia. Terra Mítica is the theme park of Costa Blanca in which emotion surpasses fiction. With five different areas in which to enjoy all the attractions, shows and traditions. Thousands of years of history turned into moments of emotion, adrenaline and fun.
Mundomar natural park is located in the upper part of Benidorm from where one may enjoy beautiful views of this city of the White Coast (Costa Blanca). Different dolphin shows, seals, sea lions and birds may be discovered whilst taking a stroll and it is possible to marvel at the great variety of animals living in the rich Mediterranean vegetation.
Get ready for a fun filled day of adventures for all the family at the exciting Iberia Park , the perfect theme park to keep everyone enthralled for the whole day. The family orientated park offers spectacular shows and an enormous variety of rides to suit everyone from the very young to the more adventurous teens.
You will live with little Kidd Captain a magic adventure! Enjoy our new interactive show where Kidd Captain is an hologram. You will talk to him and he will surprise you with his crazy ideas. Unique in Europe!
Big acuatic-spa area: 1.700 m2 to do the water an unique experience. You won´t go out of its swimming pools, you will only want to enjoy the relaxing Jacuzzis without stop feeling the bubbling on its water beds. Live all of this, under the Benidorm´s Sun.
Meeting/pick-up point: Terra Mitica and Iberia Park: Partida del Moralet Ctra Benidorm a Finestrat, s/n, 03502 Benidorm, Alicante. Mundomar: C/ Sierra Helada, s/n, 03503 Benidorm, Alicante.
Duration: All tickets are valid for one day and must to be used before 31.08.16.
Start/opening time: Terra Mitica:
28.07.16-04.07.16: 10:30am-9pm.
05.08.16-28.08.16: 10:30am-11:30pm.
29.08.16-31.08.16: 10.30am-11pm.
Iberia Park:
28.07.16-04.08.16: 10:30am-8pm.
05.08.16-28.08.16: 10:30am-11:30pm.
29.08.16-31.08.16: 10:30-8pm.
Mundomar:
10am-7pm.

Available until 31 October 2017
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Terra Natura + Aquanatura combined
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: Visit two parks for the Price of one with this combined ticket. Terra Natura is a new-generation wildlife park where you can discover the Zooimmersion experience – a new concept in habitat design which will enable you to come into contact with the animals as if there were no barriers between you – at least, no visible ones! The 320,000 square metres of the Benidorm park are divided into four themed areas: Pangea, the entrance to the park, America and Asia The wide variety of entertainment and adventure activities make for a great day out for all the family in a natural setting. Aqua Natura is Benidorm’s newest and most modern water park is situated right next to Terra Natura and is divided into five main sections: the wave pool, slides, children’s pool, lighthouse quay and solarium spa. Changing rooms, snack bars and restaurants, more than 1000 m of slides and special bathing areas for children all make for an unforgettable day out. The lighthouse breakwater is separated from the beach and slide area and gives you the opportunity to get to know the underwater word in this impressive aquarium where you can observe different Mediterranean species in their natural habitat.
If you pick the all inclusive option, you can enjoy a meal from the daily menu along with a soft drink, a beer and a bottle of water.
Meeting/ Pick up point: Partida Foia del Verdeder, 1.
Start or opening time: at 10am or 10.30am (depending on date).
End or closing time: at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm or 8pm (depending on date). Included: If you select the all-inclusive, combination option, a lunch set menu + drink (soft drink from the machine), beer (for adults and seniors) and water are included.

Available until 31 October 2017 then from 1 March 2018
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Terra Natura Benidorm
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: Terra Natura is a combination of nature, culture, leisure and entertainment shows all in one park! Come and experience an unforgettable day out for all the family
HIGHLIGHTS:
* Explore the 3 different lands: Pangea, America and Asia
* see more than 200 different animal species
* Enjoy the adrenaline rush from a 400m zip wire above the elephants
Welcome to Benidorm Park, a massive 320,000 square metres that is divided into four themed areas: Pangea, the entrance to the park, America and Asia. At Terra Natura Benidorm you will able to observe more than 1,500 animals from 200 different species, 50 of which are in serious danger of extinction, and over 2,500 specimens of more than 160 species of trees, shrubs and ground cover plants. The wide variety of entertainment and adventure activities make for a great day out for all the family in a natural setting. You will be fascinated at feeding time as you watch the voracity of wild animals devouring their prey.
Want more thrills? Why not try the Bird of Prey Challenge? A spectacular 400m zip wire and soar above the elephant enclosure enjoying bird’s eye views over the park before a thrilling 50km/h descent. All this excitement is bound to give you a healthy appetite and you’ll be spoilt for choice by the park’s wide variety of restaurants and snack bars.
Duration: 4 hours.
Others: Discounted Senior Ticket available for those aged 60 or over. The park may ask for proof of age.

Available until 31 March 2018 then from 15 May 2018
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Terra Natura Benidorm all inclusive
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: Visit two parks for the price of one with this combined ticket. Visit the magnificent Terra Natura nature park and then go next door for some wet and wild fun at Aqua Natura, Benidorm's newest and most modern water park. This offer includes one menu as well as three drinks on the first day you visit. A combination of nature, leisure and culture like nothing you've ever seen before.
Terra Natura is a new-generation wildlife park where you can discover the Zooimmersion experience – a new concept in habitat design which will enable you to come into contact with the animals as if there were no barriers between you – at least, no visible ones! The 320,000 square metres of the Benidorm park are divided into four themed areas: Pangea, the entrance to the park, America and Asia The wide variety of entertainment and adventure activities make for a great day out for all the family in a natural setting.
Aqua Natura is Benidorm’s newest and most modern water park is situated right next to Terra Natura and is divided into five main sections: the wave pool, slides, children’s pool, lighthouse quay and solarium spa. Changing rooms, snack bars and restaurants, more than 1000 m of slides and special bathing areas for children all make for an unforgettable day out. The lighthouse breakwater is separated from the beach and slide area and gives you the opportunity to get to know the underwater word in this impressive aquarium where you can observe different Mediterranean species in their natural habitat.
Meeting/ Pick up point: Foia del Verdader, 1.
Others: Discounted Senior Ticket available for those aged 60 or over. The park may ask for proof of age.
Both parks can either be visited on the same day or on consecutive days. Menu and three drinks (beer, soft drink machine or water) available only on the first day of use.

Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Terra Natura Murcia
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: If fun and excitement is what you're after, come spend a day at Terra Natura Murcia and Aqua Natura, your ticket to exactly that. A day combining a new-generation wildlife experience and a refreshing water park, join us and make lasting memories.
Representing a new form of wildlife parks, you'll discover the “Zoo-immersion” experience – a new concept in habitat design which enables you to come into contact with the animals as if there were no barriers between you – at least, no visible ones! Divided into two themed areas, the African Savannah and the Iberian Peninsula, Terra Natura Murcia is home to more than 300 animals from 50 different species, three of which are in serious danger of extinction. Along with the hugely diverse collection of wildlife, you'll get plenty of educational information, shows, and adventure activities that make Terra Natura Murcia the number one choice for families looking to spend an interesting day in a natural setting.
For more of a wet and wild day, head over to Aqua Natura. With pools for adults and children, slides, kamikazes, a lazy river, animations and games for children, there is so much to see and do. Grab your suit and towel, cool down beneath the bright Spanish sky, and splash your day away.
With so many attractions, a zoo experience and a water park, your day spent between Terra Natura Murcia and Aqua Natura offers something for all tastes and provides entertainment for your whole group.
Start/opening time: Zoological at 10am. Aquatic 11am from June to September.
End/closing time: May vary according to season, please contact supplier.
Others: Visitors with limited mobility should be accompanied. Free wheelchair and electric bikes service, deposit required.

Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - The Centre for Interpretation in Concepcion castle Cartagena
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: Cartagena, Spain, with 3,000 years of history, has witnessed the passing of peoples and civilisations, all of whom have left their mark on today’s city. Through the various elements that make up the Centre for Interpretation, you will discover not just the city’s past, but also its present on this hour long tour.
Enter into a scene from a fairy-tale as Concepcion castle looks as if it was taken straight from the pages of a story book. Make your way to The Centre for Interpretation of the History of Cartagena, located on one of the five hills that protect the city. Built in the remains of the castle, it is now an integral part of the Torres Park and a great source of information.
With a panoramic lift that bridges the distance in height between street level and the castle, get a fantastic view of your surroundings. Here, using state-of-the-art audiovisual technology, learn more about Cartagena’s history in a fun and enjoyable way. With the help of interactive panels, you can find out all about the city’s evolution, through simulated images of its inhabitants, famous personalities, milestones and periods in its history. Unlock the mysteries of a time long ago and work your way to the Cartagena you see today.
Sure to impart a sense of wonder into an ancient civilization, this tour of Cartagena's Concepcion castle will show you the unique and fascinating history of a people, and the beauty of what they left behind.
Duration: Concepción Castle: 60 minutes.
Concepción Castle and panoramic lift: 70 minutes.
Start/opening time: 1 July – 15 Sep. , daily from 10am to 8pm.
31 March – 30 June, Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am to 7pm.
Easter, daily from 10am to 7pm.
16 September – 4 November, Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am to 7pm.
5 November – 30 March, from 10am to 5.30pm.
Others: Children under three years of age are given free admission.

Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - The House of Fortune in Cartagena
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: Explore a world of ancient splendour as you spend 30 minutes touring the House of Fortune in Spain's Cartagena. An enriching experience unlike any other, be transported to a time long ago, as you make your way through the remains of a complete Roman dwelling.
construction of this habitat dates back to the end of the 1st century BC, coinciding with an important process of urban renovation. Belonging to a wealthy family of ancient times, this home offers a panoramic snapshot of domestic life in the Roman period. Visit the various rooms and get a feel for how life was lived in these distant times of the city. With a meeting room, bedrooms, an atrium, and the triclinium where banquets were held, imagine the family that once called the House of Fortune their home.
Gaze upon the many artefacts unearthed in the dwelling as you walk by each display case. Ponder the items that were found here, such as a bust, crockery, paintings, pottery, coins, decorative personal effects, lamps and weights, all providing a unique clue to the mysteries of the past and offering insight into the customs and culture of the period. In the House of Fortune, you'll witness first-hand scenes of day-to-day life in the Roman world.
Sure to impress you and leave you in awe, this tour of the House of Fortune in Cartagena, will allow you to explore a captivating time period of the history of this great city.
Duration: 30 minutes.
Start/opening time: High Season, 1st July – 15th September: Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 3pm.
Mid-Season, 31st March – 30th June:  Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 2.30pm.
Easter: Tuesday to Sunday: from 10am to 2.30pm.
16th September – 4th November: Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 2.30pm.
Low Season- 5th November – 9th December: Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 2.30pm.
10 December - 30 March: Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 2pm.
Others: Children under three years of age are given free admission.
The remaining days open only for reservations.

Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - The Roman Theatre in Cartagena
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: The discovery and excavation of the Roman Theatre of Cartagena, Spain is one of the most surprising archaeological discoveries of this ancient city. Hidden for centuries because of its location in an area of the city that has been constantly inhabited, the Roman Theatre and its original features remained uncovered with the passage of time. Take an hour-and-a-half to explore these remarkable unearthed remains.
An imposing structure with a capacity for 6000 people, the Roman Theatre is sure to have played a significant role in the ancient history of Spain and the city of Cartagena. Its proximity to some of the more emblematic buildings such as the Cathedral, the City Council Palace, the medieval Castle and the port facilities, makes it one of the most attractive places and monuments of Cartagena. Take in the fantastic view as you explore this fascinating glimpse into a past world.
The archaeological work carried out since 1990 to the present day, has unravelled mysteries and provided a better understanding into the exceptional architecture and the meaning of the building. Situated on one of the highest hills in the city and near the sea port, it surely would have offered a first image of magnificence to all those who came to the city by sea. A truly fabulous sight to behold.
Transport yourself back to a time full of fantastic creations of man as you explore the Roman Theatre, one of the finest ancient historical relics in all of Cartagena.
Duration: 90 minutes.
Start/opening time: High Season- Easter, Monday to Wednesday: from 10am to 6pm. Thursday to Sunday: from 10am to 8pm.
1st May – 30th September, from Tuesday to Saturday: from 10am to 8pm. Sunday: from 10am to 2pm.
Low Season- 1st October – 30th April. Tuesday to Saturday: from 10am to 6pm. Sunday: from 10am to 2pm.
Others: Children under three years of age are given free admission.

Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Valencia Bioparc
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: Bioparc Valencia is a zoological park of a new generation, created according to the concept of zoo-immersion:getting the visitor completely in wild habitats. The barriers are hidden, giving a sense of continuity between the enclosures in which the animals live and the space that the public occupies. Currently it is possible to enjoy the extensive African savannah, wandering among herds of antelopes, giraffes and rhinos while a pride of lions watches over the vast grassland from its rocky summit. Visitor will also discover life underground, around an imposing termite mound, exploring the burrows of aardvarks, warthogs and hyenas. Also there is possible to venture into the thick equatorial forest in search of gorillas, tread next to leopards and buffalos and follow the footpath of the elephants to a cave excavated by these pachyderms. Cross the bridge over the lake and the adventure begins!.
Start/opening time: 10 am.

Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Valencia turistic Bus
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: Explore Valencia at your own leisure while enjoying the sights from the comfort of hop on-hop off a double-decker bus. Meander through the historic old town with Route A and head out to the coast on Route B. Tickets are available for either 24 or 48 hours and there are audioguides in eight languages.
Valencia has been the capital of this part of eastern Spain since the time of the Islamic Taifa of Balansiya, more than 1,000 years ago and as such boasts a number of palaces and churches that are renowned throughout the world. Route A has eight stops: Plaça de la Reina, IVAM, San Pio V, Nuevo centro, the Conference Hall, Dama Ibérica, Bioparc, Valencia History Museum and AVE. See the stunning Silk Exchange, La Llotja, a medieval hall that is considered a masterpiece of Gothic architecture and has been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site. Just over 100 metres from Stop 1 is the beautiful Cathedral, a mainly Gothic structure that also has Romanesque, Renaissance, baroque and neo-Classical features. Alight at Stop 3 and visit the Museum of Fine Arts or maybe take a stroll the park over the dried-up riverbed of the Turia.
Take Route B and discover the city’s maritime heritage. This line heads out to the Mediterranean, where Valencia has opened out to the world since time immemorial. There are 11 stops: Plaça de la Reina, the Fallas Museum, CAC, l’Oceanogràfic, Aqua, Las Arenas, the port, Baleares and San Pio V.
Meeting/pick-up point: Any of the stops in either route.
Duration: Each complete route lasts about 90 minutes.
Start/opening time: Depending on the stop but generally from 9.30am.
End/closing time: 8pm with services extended to 10pm in July and August.
Languages: Audioguides in Japanese, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Catalan and Mandarin.

Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca - Volvo Ocean Race
Excursions in Benidorm - Costa Blanca: The exhibition program will include one permanent and one temporary exhibition created with the maximum expression of conceptual excellence and capable of attracting a wide and varied audience. The main themes around which the Museum Volvo Ocean Race is centered are the race itself, sailing and the values this sport inspires.
Visitors will be taken on a tour covering these themes in various sections: the history of the Volvo Ocean Race, great sailors and epic achievements that have marked the history of the race; the technological evolution of the boats and life on board. Furthermore, visitors will discover a section dedicated to the oceans and the seas, to finally end their tour with the chance to enter the race’s nerve center: the control room, where a team of professionals monitors the race 24 hours a day.
Start/opening time : summer time, Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 9pm. Sunday from 11am to 3pm. Winter hours, Tuesday to Thursday from 10am to 2 hours. Friday and Saturday from 10am to 6pm hours. Sunday from 10am to 2pm hours.
Languages: Spanish, English, French and German.

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