Perched on the snow-white Balcón del Mediterráneo, visitors are treated to a breathtaking panoramic view of the entire Benidorm bay. This iconic balcony stands on the historic remnants of a castle that served as a strategic viewpoint from the 14th to the 16th century. Although the castle has given way to elegant white stone balustrades and tiles, the enchanting view remains, offering a unique perspective through glass floors that reveal glimpses of the castle's remains. The square, adorned with cannons, serves as a poignant reminder of the English bombardment during a time when the castle was under French control.
|Pïcture by Harry Fabel
One side of the balcony opens up to the lively Playa de Levante, while the other side overlooks the more traditional Playa de Poniente and the charming Mal Pas beach. In the distance, the silhouette of the island of Benidorm emerges gracefully from the sea, while behind, the picturesque historic center of the city unfolds. Whichever direction you choose, the Balcón del Mediterráneo stands as an unparalleled vantage point in the region.
As you stroll along the balcony, you'll encounter stalls offering artisanal souvenirs, and artists engaging the passing public with lively caricatures and music. As the evening descends, the area comes to life with enchanting illumination, providing a captivating backdrop for witnessing the sunset over Alicante and Poniente beach.
|Picture by Harry Fabel
Accessible to the public, the Balcón del Mediterráneo is perched atop the Cerro Canfali rock. To escape the crowds, consider visiting early in the morning or during the serene hours of the evening. It's important to note that the balcony lacks a ramp, making it a bit challenging for those with mobility issues. Nonetheless, the effort is rewarded with an unforgettable experience, making the Balcón del Mediterráneo a must-visit gem in Benidorm.