Summer and Seasonal Tourism Jobs in Benidorm, Spain

10 Summer Jobs in Benidorm

Guest Post

Relocating to Benidorm? Or maybe you’re just looking to make a little extra money during your summer holiday? Whatever your reasons, the temperature is climbing and so is the competition. Grab some of these summer jobs in Benidorm before they’re all gone.

Restaurants are always looking for good help, and with the right attitude and a little initiative, you can find a hosting or waitress job almost anywhere in Binidorm. Check the Levante area for the most restaurants per square mile, or Benidorm’s Old Town for local favorites and lots of culture.

This is a great job for young people or those without a lot of traditional work experience. Local bars and clubs will pay you to promote their business – usually in the forms of signs and/or socializing – and you can usually score free drinks and admission, too.

Hotel Worker
Become the face of hospitality for the duration of the summer. If you’re confident with a phrasebook, check out Hotel Villa Del Mar, Servigroup Castilla, or the Maeva Residence; otherwise stick with familiar names like Best Western and Hotel Royal.

The official languages of Benidorm are Valencian and Spanish. It’s a major edge to your resume if you can speak either of them, but oftentimes English is enough is secure a casual translating job for local businesses and vendors.

Manual labor
Those festivals and fairs don’t set up themselves! If you have strong arms, offer them to local events and construction workers. The Las Hogueras de San Juan (The Bonfires of St. John) takes place in June, the St. James Festival in July. The Romeria del Corpus is a great opportunity if you have any experience with horses.

Domestic Helper
It may not be your ideal summer job, but it will pay for all those holiday expenses. Best of all, there are no language barriers or social hierarchies to complicate things – just grab a broom and get to work.

Cell centres
Have a good phone voice? Call centre and telemarketing jobs are ubiquitous among developed countries, and Benidorm is no exception. Radio is especially booming right now – sell ad space over the airwaves and take home commission as well as salary!

Customer Service
Entice customers at a Ticket Sales Kiosk. Take orders at Benidorm’s new Frozen Yogurt store. Operate rides at Terra Mítica, Benidorm’s biggest theme park.

Teaching English
This is more of a year-long commitment, but with a little searching you can find summer schools or even private students in need of English tutoring. It’s a booming business across Europe and Asia, so you should have no trouble finding this kind of work. Contact your local TEFL school for more info.

Tour guide
You’ll need a working knowledge of Benidorm and its attractions, but this is definitely the best summer job to have in Benidorm. It’s fun, it pays well, you’ll meet tons of new people, and best of all, it’s entirely seasonal – work while you’re there and then go home without any regrets.

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17 comments to 10 Summer Jobs in Benidorm

  • eva  says:

    Hello, I’m interested to know more about get job as tour guide abroad maybe. I am able to speak 3 languages, Spanish, English and Japanese. I’m looking forward to your answer. Thanks

    • The Working Traveller  says:

      Hi Eva,

      English will be essential in Benidorm and, who knows, Spanish may even be useful too :)

  • Gabriela  says:

    Hello ,

    I am a 31 years old female , lot of experience in wotking with people , 4 spoken laguages,driver license, computer skills and looking for a job.Please let me know if there is anything available at this time.
    kind regards,
    gabriela tavman

    • The Working Traveller  says:

      Hi Gabriela,

      I’m afraid we’re not an employment service but we do invite employers to send vacant jobs to us that we then put up in our sister site, the Jobs Abroad Bulletin:

      I don’t recall anything coming in from Benidorm but perhaps there is something else there that will be helpful to you.

  • Anthony  says:

    Hi, my name is Anthony, I am 20 years old and am training to be a dancer.
    I am looking for some casual work over summer in Benidorm and the Domestic sounds ideal.
    Could you let me know more?

    • The Working Traveller  says:

      Hi Anthony,

      Most of the ideas suggested in this guest post are the sort of jobs you won’t find advertised anywhere but locally, if at all.

      I’d suggest getting a cheap package deal and use your holiday to hunt for work. Of course there is no guarantees but if you knock on enough doors and are willing to take any job you should find something.

      Work Your Way Around the World (see Recommended Reading in the right hand column) has tonnes of advice on this and I can’t recommend it enough.

  • venezuela  says:

    Heya i’m for the first time here. I found this board and I find It truly useful & it helped me out a lot. I hope to give something back and help others like you helped me.

  • kumar gurung  says:

    hi my name is kumar i m looking job especically hotel and restaurent i hav 10 years kitchen experience plz if u need cnt me this mail thnx

  • robin  says:

    hello robin here … i am based close to benidorm and looking for travel and tourism work and entertainments …am a clever bloke …. my nickname is rockinrobin i sing smile and am a great person .. you probably think i am an not good … i will come and visit you and you will then realise i am good for travel … tourists .. speaking english … spanish .. french .
    give me a mail and i will visit you .
    ok robin.

    • Shane  says:

      Hi Robin, we invite employers to send vacant jobs to our sister site, the Jobs Abroad Bulletin:

      I don’t recall anything coming in from Benidorm but perhaps there is something else there that will be helpful to you.

      I’m not sure if it is a good idea to make your phone number public so have removed it from your comment.

  • robin  says:

    did you get my info.

  • robin  says:

    hello i am searching for work in benidorm … i know you mailed me .. are there any companys needing staff.
    ok robin

  • virginia birtwistle  says:

    hi my name is virginia [ginny] i have worked in the pub and food industry for over 25 years. kids all flown the nest and now its my turn.would love to work in benidorm go there 3 to 4 times a year can you help.

    • Shane  says:

      Hi Ginny, most food and drink jobs will be advertised locally so visiting the area yourself is the best way to land work. Maybe arrange one of your trips there for a month or before the season starts, when bars are beginning to reopen, and just ask around and plug into the expat network. Also check out the online edition of the local papers, expat websites and blogs focused on Benidorm. There might also be a Facebook group where vacancies are advertised.

  • Lisa Perkins  says:

    Hi I’m looking for work during the summer, I am English and i speak a little Spanish. I have experience in the catering industry as a kitchen assistant also waitressing.
    I am looking for any kind of work, that includes accommodation if possible.
    I live in Gandia at the moment with my father but I’m having no luck finding work.
    I also have experience working with children as I have just finished working at Oliva Surf Hotel teaching English to children aged between 7-11, but the Hotel doesn’t run this school during the summer hence why I’m out of work and looking for employment.
    Thank you for your time and I hope to hear from you soon.

  • Louise etches  says:

    Hi my name is louise from nottingham been 2 benidorm twice and loved it i wud a waitresing job or to work wiv children has these are the things i hav experience in please can u send me more information thanks for reqding this

    • sophie  says:

      Hi I’ve just seen ur comment, did you manage to find work in Benidorm? And if so how did you manage to go about it? Thanks sophie

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