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Things to do on a Wet Day in Benidorm

Things to do on a Wet Day in Benidorm

Things to do on a Wet Day in Benidorm

DAY TIME ENTERTAINMENT

With 1000´s of bars in and around Benidorm there is always something going on even if you just sit and people watch or why not try your hand at some Karaoke or housey housey, and of course some of the bars have daytime entertainment such as Heartbreak, Daytona, Western Saloon etc.  To find out who is on when and where use our On-Line Whats On Guide.

BENIDORM CASINO

What about trying your luck in the casino?  Quite a popular evening activity but it is also open during the day.  located in the nerve center of the city of Benidorm, on Avenida del Mediterráneo.

The biggest gambling activity is concentrated on the ground floor, with slot machines, American Roulette, Black Jack tables, Point and Bank, Poker and Texas Hold’Em. It also highlights its “Juegging (play) Zone” with sports betting terminals and large television screens.

A wide range of entertainment, in addition to its first floor a “Tournament Room”, a space shared with magnificent exhibitions to delight the many visitors who spend every day for it.

The setting is sophisticated the the facilities top-notch, smart clothes are required, No sports/beach clothes, flip flops, shorts above the knee or sleeveless t-shirts.  Also take your passport with you for ID (in order to prove legal age, it is strictly forbidden for minors to enter).  There is a €3.00 joining fee.

Opening hours – January, February, March, April, November and December
Sunday to Thursday: 10: 00h. At 3:00 a.m.
Friday, Saturday and festive eve: 10:00 a.m. At 4:00 a.m.

May, June, July, September and October
Monday to Sunday: 10: 00h. at 04: 00h
From 1 to August 31: 10: 00h. At 5:00 a.m

BINGO

Why not try your hand at one of the Spanish Bingo Halls, the most popular is Bingo Plaza, next to McDonalds in the old town, on the Plaza Hispanidad, known locally as The Triangle.   Like the casino you have to be over the age of 18 to enter and show photographic ID, so take your passport.

Bingo Plaza has a seating capacity for 600, spread across 100 tables. Each table has 6 chairs and set into the middle of the table is an led monitor so that you can follow the numbers as they are called, marker pens are provided.

Numbers are obviously called in Spanish so if you are not familiar with the language just watch the screen. If you get a complete line shout “linea” or “line” and hold up your hand. Someone will come to you and leave a marker on your table then the game continues until full house is called, prize money is given in cash at the end of the game.

Drinks and food can be ordered at the table and are very cheap.

Opening hours:

Winter: from 13:00h (1 p.m.) to 01:00h (1 a.m.) from sunday to thursday

from 13:00h (1 p.m.) to 02:00h (2 a.m.) friday, saturday and eves of public holidays

Summer: from 14:00h (2 p.m.) to 03:00h (3 a.m.) every day

Bingo Plaza also has its own car park with direct access to the gaming room.

Next to the bingo hall is a gambling arcade, which is also perfect for a rainy day.

Other Bingo Hall also in the old town are – Bingos Benidorm S.A Plaza del Doctor Fleming, s/n, (open 12.00 – 02.00, Bingo Puerto Av. de los Almendros, 3, 03501 (open 24 hours) and Bingo L’Aiguera

VISIT A SPA HOTEL

Many hotels have Spa facilities that are open to non residents for a small fee.  So enjoy a lovley relaxing Spa day, feel refreshed and hide from the rain at the same time.  You will find a list of Spa Hotels HERE

OZONE BOWLING CENTRE

There is a nice bowling alley located on AVENIDA MEDITERRÁNEO, Nº 22, EDIFICIO MIRAMAR PLAYA, (one block from Playa Levante). It also has recreation rooms and restaurants. The bowling is designed for all ages and abilities incorporating bumpers for younger and inexperienced players.

There are also various slot machines, pool and football tables available.

You can even get a special offer deals (prices are current but obviously may change)

  • 1 GAME OF BOWLING – €9.00
  • + SNACK
  • + CHOOSE YOUR SNACK (including potatoes) OR HOT DOG OR HAMBURGER SANDWICH
  • + 1 soft drink
  • + 1 BAG OF CRISPS
  • 2 ITEMS OF BOWLING – €11.00
  • + SNACK
  • + CHOOSE YOUR SNACK (including potatoes) OR HOT DOG OR HAMBURGER SANDWICH
  • + 1 soft drink
  • + 1 BAG OF CRISPS

normal costs are –  €4.10

  • From 10:00 to 15:00
  • 1 Game of Bowling
  • Rental shoes € 1.00
  • From 15:00 to 2:00 – €4.40
  • 1 Game of Bowling
  • Rental shoes € 1.00

Reductions for group bookings ask when paying.

RINCON DEL LOIX CINEMA

IF THE weather is a little unsettled and you are looking for something to do inside, then what about going to the cinema.  You can catch an English language film at the Cine Colci Rincon, on the Avd Zamora, which is located on the road facing the Round Town Travel shop and just behind the private IMED Levante hospital.

Every week the cinema shows an English original version film – with 2 viewing times each evening. They do vary but the first screening is usually either 6:00pm or 6:30pm – but check beforehand. Entrance prices are –

  • Normal entry: € 6.50 (7 € 3D movies)
  • Day of the spectator: € 5.00 (€ 5.50 3D films)
  • Over 65 or young card (Monday to Thursday, except holidays): € 5.00 (€ 5.50 3D movies

For up to date information of what films are showing and times click HERE

Note – VOS means film with its “original soundtrack”, e.g. it’ll be in English with Spanish subs…

LA MARINA SHOPPING CENTRE

The perfect place to escape the rain, La Marina mall, just a few minutes drive from the town center. La Marina in Finestrat is the largest shopping center in the Benidorm area of Spain, and is popular with both Spaniards and visitors. Known as ‘Centro Comercial La Marina’ in Spanish, La Marina shopping complex has more than 100 stores and restaurants, selling everything from clothing, shoes and jewelry to household products, childrens’ toys and mobile phones. If you’re staying in the Benidorm area of Spain and love to shop, a trip to La Marina is a necessity.

The shopping center also includes a cinema and bowling alley.   Click HERE for more details.

BENIDORM SPORTS CENTRES

Benidorm has two main sports centres with excellent sports facilities;

‘Polideportivo Municipal’ run by the local council in the neighbourhood of Foietes, which boasts an Olympic swimming pool and a leisure pool, an athletics track, tennis courts, a climbing wall, football pitches and numerous other sports facilities.

‘Palacio de Deportes L’Illa de Benidorm’ in the area known as ‘Salto del Agua’ in the north of the city. Here you can find, among other things, an Olympic swimming pool, as well as a pool for learners, tennis courts, squash courts and a gym.

TAPAS ALLEY – BENIDORM OLD TOWN

If you are fed up with pie & chips and fancy a taste of real Spain then head to Tapas Alley (which is mostly undercover) – so called because the entire street is made up of tapas bars, where you can sample some top quality Spanish Tapas.

TAPAS ALLEY BENIDORM Officially runs from Pl. de la Constitutio, and along Santo Domingo

If you are fed up with pie & chips and fancy a taste of real Spain then head to Tapas Alley – so called because the entire street is made up of tapas bars, where you can sample some top quality Spanish Tapas.

The Aurerra Group of eateries are the most established name on the street and have 7 different restaurants to cater for all tastes. There is a constant stream of visitors, both locals and tourists throughout the day, but it gets particularly busy in the evenings. TIP The messier the floor, the better the tapas.  Find out more HERE

BENIDORM INDOOR MARKET

If you enjoy buying inexpensive things in a friendly environment, pop into the Mercaloix Indoor Market.

There’s something for everyone here: clothes, shoes, accessories, electronics, toys, jewelry, personalized gifts, books, local farm produce, money exchange booths hairdressers, property rental agents and a few stands selling snacks and refreshments.

Mercaloix Indoor Market is located in the Rincon de Loix area of Benidorm.

and has 3 wheel chair friendly entrances, one is next to the Mas y Mas Supermarket and opposite KFC,  another one is next to the  Hotel Pelicanos, and another opposite the Hotel Nereo

The Indoor Market is open from:

8am till 6pm Mon – Friday

8am till 3pm Saturday

Closed Sundays

LOCK DOWN ESCAPE ROOM

Keep dry and do something different with two options –

The cold War – You are in year 1961. The USA and the USSR are in the middle of the space race trying to beat each other in getting the first man to the moon. CIA special agent Nick Drake was on a special mission trying to infiltrate the Soviets and get a copy of their secret space mission plans. However he went missing and NASA’s success is in jeopardy. BOOKABLE HERE

ZOMBIES – Zombies have taken over Benidorm! An amazing Escape Room where your group will be divided into two to save yourselves from the hordes of zombies that are ravaging Benidorm. You find yourself in an abandoned military base where you will have to use your wits, teamwork and skills in order to escape and not be eaten by Zombies. BOOKABLE HERE 

The Orphanage – In the small village there is a story about an abandoned orphanage located deep inside the forest. The legend says that the director offered the orphan’s souls to the Devil in exchange for his immortality.

One night the orphanage was suddenly empty.

To unveil the mystery, you will go in search of this mysterious place.

After many hours, deep inside the forest you find the orphanage and decide to go inside.  BOOK HERE 

Whats your favourite pastime on a rainy day in Benidorm? comment below-

 

 

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