Tossal De La Cala viewpoint in Benidorm is one of the best places to catch sunrise over the town. Here’s all the info for visiting.
How To Get To Tossal De La Cala Viewpoint
Tossal De La Cala is located at the end of Poniente Beach, in front of the Gran Hotel Bali.
The viewpoint is located on a hill 100 metres above sea level and is roughly a 40 minute walk from the middle of Poniente.
The walk is of course all uphill, and there is a steep hill at the very end. So be prepared for a bit of a workout!
If your fitness levels aren’t great, or you would like to reach Tossal De La Cala for sunrise, then we recommend taking a taxi.
The quickest and easiest way to get around Benidorm 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.
Tossal De La Cala Entrance Fee
Tossal De La Cala Opening Times
Monday – Friday: 8am – 8:30pm.
Saturday & Sunday: 9am – 6pm.
Best Time To Visit Tossal De La Cala + Tips
As with any tourist attraction, the best time to visit the viewpoint is first thing in the morning if you want a peaceful trip. The earlier the better to avoid crowds!
Personally, we would recommend getting up for sunrise.
You get to see a completely different side of Benidorm as the town awakens and the beaches are empty.
However, if you’re not bothered about it being busy (which it does get in the peak months) then you’re good to go at any time.
If you decide to walk, take the steps on your left as you leave the promenade and you’ll take a shortcut to the road above.
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The History Of Tossal De La Cala
Tossal De La Cala was once home to a Roman fort or ‘castellum’.
Built in approximately 77 BC, it would have been occupied by the armies of Quintus Sertorius. A prominent Roman politician and soldier during the Sertorian wars.
Tossal de la Cala was part of a chain of coastal military enclaves located in the two regions of the Marina, all of them located on cliffs and coves with difficult access.
This played a fundamental role in controlling the movement of friendly or enemy ships in naval hostilities warfare.
Nowadays, the exposed foundations of this Roman settlement are open for the public to view.
There is not a lot to see in terms of the Roman ruins, but there are information boards full of its history.
There are also guided tours available on Saturdays and Sundays that can be arranged through emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
To complement the tour of the Tossal De La Cala and make it more accessible, the City Council also offers an audio guide, with the content of the panels located at the different points of the fort.
What To Expect At Tossal De La Cala Viewpoint
Upon arrival at the summit of Tossal De La Cala you will be greeted by one of the best viewpoints in Benidorm.
Reaching out from the foot of where you stand, you will be able to see all the way across to the far end of Poniente Beach and beyond.
You may even be able to see Balcon Del Mediterraneo in the distance.
The walk to reach Tossal De La Cala can be a challenge if you decide to trek from town. Especially the final kilometre of uphill road.
The Roman ruins at the top have been laid out with coloured gravel and enhanced walls so that you can see the parts that remain.
There is also a lovely chapel with a statue of the Vergen del Mar, which is very pretty and usually decorated with flowers.
We rose early one morning to visit Tossal De La Cala at sunrise, and as you can see by the photos it was definitely one of the best things to do in Benidorm.
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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