A very enjoyable day out can be had on a visit to Benidorm. Drive north on the A7 autoroute until you see signs to Levante Beach. Turn off here and join the N332 going south and keep on this road.
If the weather is inclement, it is a good idea to start your visit by driving to La Marina shopping centre which is signposted on the right hand side of the N332.
The shopping complex is covered in and there are many shops there, including Zara, Punta Roma, Casa and many others. Also there are some very good tapas bars and cafes.
From here you can visit La Cala, a delightful bay, full of delightful Spanish bars and cafes and a safe and sandy beach. To reach this leave the shopping centre and follow the signs to Benidorm until you reach the crossroads and cross straight over here to reach La Cala bay.
The old town of Benidorm is a fascinating area of narrow streets, full of shops, tapas bars and cafes.
Along the beaches of Benidorm are covered libraries where you can read magazines and newspapers in all languages.
Also there is a tourist tram which goes along Benidorm from one end to the other.