Parking in Benidorm: A Guide to Parking Solutions and Alternatives

Navigating parking in Benidorm can be a bit challenging, with factors like the area and time of year influencing the availability of spaces. While the search for a free parking spot with a white dashed line can be vexing, there are viable alternatives to make your experience smoother.

During the fall, winter, and even spring, finding parking in Benidorm is generally manageable, except for select weekends or long weekends. However, the scenario changes in the summer when securing a spot becomes more demanding. To ease congestion, it's advisable to explore public transportation, cycling, or utilizing parking facilities, particularly in the city center.

Residents in Benidorm need to be vigilant as areas marked by a solid white line are typically designated for residents. Vertical signs reading "Zone 'A' for residents" indicate exclusive parking for vehicles with municipality-issued stickers.

For those willing to invest in secure parking, there are affordable private options, such as the Avenida de la Aigüera 7 car park, with rates starting at approximately 9.50 euros per day. Among the recommended options is the Ruzafa car park, praised for its competitive pricing.

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Here is a curated list of the best car parks in Benidorm based on the area you plan to visit:

Parking L'Aiguera | Center: Avda. L'Aiguera s/n. Plaza de SS.MM

Parking Colci | Old Town: C/ Apolo XI, 20

Derramador Parking Garage | Levante – Rincón de Loix: Calle Derramador, 14

Mercado Parking | Old Town: Mercado, s/n, Benidorm

Parking Ruzafa | Casco Antiguo | Old Town: C/ Ruzafa 10

Parking Tomás Ortuño | Center: Tomás Ortuño, 81

Parking Alfonso Puchades – Benidorm Clinic: Alfonso Puchades 6

For those looking to avoid parking challenges altogether, utilizing free public parking, often available in park-and-ride facilities, is a convenient option. From these locations, you can seamlessly transition to public transport, electric scooters, bicycles, or even explore on foot due to the manageable distances within Benidorm. They are all free to use and offer a free shuttle service to the city center. The shuttle buses run every 10-15 minutes and the journey time is less than 10 minutes. Here are the addresses of the park and ride car parks:

Parking El Tridente: Av. del Mediterraneo, 44

Parking Avenida Beniardá: Av. de Beniardá, 14

Parking Calle Cuba: Calle Cuba, 3

Parking Calle Italia: Calle Italia, 2

Parking Salt de l'Aigua: Ctra. de Benidorm a Finestrat, Km 3

Parking Mercado: Calle del Mercado, s/n,

Parking Ruzafa: Av. de Ruzafa, 10

Parking Avenida Armada Española: Av. de la Armada Española, s/n

Parking Almirante Bernat de Sarrià: Av. Almirante Bernat de Sarrià, s/n

Concerned about the infamous blue zone? Fear not, as Benidorm features year-round blue zone parking, with an added summer edition. To simplify the process, the "Flowbird" app allows users to pay for blue zone parking without the need to physically return to their vehicle. This innovation ensures a hassle-free experience, enabling visitors to savor the beaches of Benidorm without interruptions.