Balcon Del Mediterraneo, or Castle Viewpoint, in Benidorm is a lookout and popular landmark in the coastal city. Here’s a guide to visiting.
How To Get To Balcon Del Mediterraneo
Balcon del Mediterraneo, or the Castle Viewpoint, is located in the centre of Benidorm Old Town.
Nestled between the popular Levante and Poniente beaches, it offers stunning views across the Mediterranean Sea and looks out to the beautiful Benidorm Island.
The easiest way to reach Balcon del Mediterraneo, as with anything in Benidorm Old Town, is on foot.
It’s just a short walk along either promenade and very easy to find.
The quickest way to get around Benidorm however, is on E-Bikes.
We always choose to rent bikes from Tao Bike, which start at around £30 per day, and explore ourselves.
For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.
Balcon Del Mediterraneo Entrance Fee
Balcon Del Mediterraneo Opening Times
Balcon Del Mediterraneo is open 24/7.
It’s a free public roaming area located in the Old Town of Benidorm.
Best Time To Visit Balcon Del Mediterraneo + Tips
The best time to visit Balcon Del Mediterraneo is at sunrise, as with most touristy destinations.
This is purely because it’s less crowded and much more peaceful.
During the day it can get quite busy as it’s one of the most popular tourist attractions in Benidorm.
Also, from a photographers perspective, the lighting during the day is super harsh on this part of the coastline.
So if you’re looking for some subtle colours, then you’re going to want to use the low lighting as the sun rises.
Sunset can be beautiful too. However it’s a very popular spot, so is usually full of visitors coming to enjoy the views after their day exploring Benidorm.
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Benidorm Castle Viewpoint History
Mirador del Castillo was built in around 1320 and was renovated in around 1650 by Antonelli.
The fortress that once stood here between the 14th and 17th centuries had a main purpose to defend the town from pirate attacks.
The Castle done its job for a while, although it did not last long. It was assaulted by the “pirates” of Africa in 1388 and the neighbours took refuge in the neighbouring town of Polop, leaving the heart of Benidorm abandoned.
Nowadays you will not find a castle in sight. However what you will find are some of the most beautiful landscape of the surrounding city and views out to the ocean for as far as the eye can see.
Needless to say this is why the castle viewpoint has always been one of the top things to do in Benidorm.
Benidorm may have a reputation amongst Brits for its nightlife and party atmosphere, but if you dig a little deeper you’ll find more than meets the eye.
The historic centre of the town will lead you down narrow cobblestoned streets that will take you to treasures such as San Jaime church and the beautiful Alameda avenue.
What To Expect At Balcon Del Mediterraneo
Built on the grounds of the old Benidorm Castle, Balcon Del Mediterraneo translates in English to the Mediterranean Balcony.
So you can imagine this Benidorm viewpoint is one not to be missed.
In the present day, the beauty of this unique spot is that it divides two very different sides of Benidorm.
Looking at the castle viewpoint from a birds eye view, it stands in the middle of the two popular Benidorm beaches.
Levante Beach is on the one side, where you’ll find the boisterous atmosphere, the souvenir shops and the hasty nightlife.
Poniente Beach on the other side is slightly more chilled out. You may even be able to see Tossal De La Cala in the distance.
Balcon Del Mediterraneo is located amongst the Old Town, our favourite part of Benidorm, and it sticks out of the coastline in all it’s white and blue glory.
Locals and tourists sometimes describe the balcony as a mini Santorini.
The views from the top of the viewpoint are easily accessible. There are then stairs from the main viewing square down to a lower hexagonal viewpoint, which may be a challenge for those less able.
If you do have the energy to head down though you can see the cliffs and the landscape a lot better from below.
Surrounded by cute restaurants serving snacks and drinks, its a total must visit destination when in Benidorm.
On most days you’ll also find a good selection of local craft stalls set up near the entrance.
So if you’re a souvenir collector like us this may be your chance to grab a bargain!
Overall this old Castle viewpoint is a nice romantic place to see the city from. At one time we visited in the evening and there were even musicians serenading the tourists.
Pretty during the day, as well as highly recommended it at night, it’s a great place to just wander around and soak in the fresh Mediterranean sea breeze.
Where To Stay In Benidorm
Luxury: Hotel Boutique Villa Venecia
Situated next to Levante Beach in Benidorm Old Town, Villa Venecia Hotel Boutique has a terrace with a hot tub and spectacular sea views.
Rooms feature a flat-screen TV, hydromassage bath and free Wi-Fi. Each elegant room at Villa Venecia Benidorm offers panoramic views of the sea and town.
Rooms include designer furniture, a Nespresso coffee machine and a choice of pillows and mattresses.
The Villa Venecia’s Llum del Mar restaurant serves creative Mediterranean cuisine from local produce and fine wines from around the country.
The hotel also has a stylish bar with terrace.
Mid-Budget: Sol Costablanca
The adults-only Sol Costablanca Hotel is right on Levante Beach, in central Benidorm.
It offers an outdoor pool and air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV and a private balcony, some with Mediterranean views.
The modern rooms are carpeted and come with a private bathroom with a hairdryer. There is a minibar, work desk and free WiFi. A safe is available for an extra charge.
The hotel has a buffet-style restaurant featuring show cooking. Guests can enjoy a drink in the lounge bar, which has a TV and offers live evening entertainment.
There are also bars and discos within a 5-minute walk.
Budget: Apartment Mirador Benidorm
Situated in Benidorm, 550 yards from Levante Beach and 650 yards from Cala Tio Ximo, Apartment Mirador offers a garden and air conditioning.
The apartment has 2 bedrooms, a TV, an equipped kitchen with a microwave and a fridge, a washing machine, and 1 bathroom with a bath.
This apartment is 4.3 miles from Mal Pas Beach and 6.2 miles from Terra Natura.
For more places to stay in Benidorm, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.
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