BENIDORM

Benidorm is one of the world’s largest and most vibrant holiday destinations.

Situated on the Costa Blanca, approximately 40km north of Alicante, with its year round enviable temperate climate, it has long been the favourite Spanish resort for international and national tourists alike. Without a doubt, the beautiful beaches and famous never ending nightlife have turned this sleepy fishing village into one of the top destinations on the Mediterranean. There really is something for everyone.

Over 5 kilometres of glorious, golden, clean, fine sand make up the two main beaches in Benidorm, both of which have been awarded the Blue Flag by the European Foundation for Environmental Education. They are separated by the Port and the small sheltered beach of the Mal Pas Cove, close to the quaint historical quarters.

The Levante beach is approximately 2 kilometres long, and is located to the north of the port. Thanks to its urban location, the beach has extremely easy access, directly from the bustling promenade, which itself lines the beach with an array of bars and restaurants, with sunny terraces overlooking the Mediterranean.

The Poniente beach stretches for 3 kilometres to the south of the port. It also has easy and convenient access from the spectacular 20 million euro, recently renovated promenade, from which you can take in the magnificent scenery.

The historical “old town” is home to a labyrinth of small winding cobbled streets and alleyways, which lead up to the emblematic blue domed church of San Jaime, which dates back to the 18th century. With narrow white washed terraced town houses, it has somehow managed to keep its authenticity and is the perfect location for those who like tradition. Take this excellent opportunity to wander down “Tapas Alley” and savour a taste of the real Spain.

In contrast the “new town,” is known as “Mini Manhattan” or the New York of the Mediterranean. This has come about because like the cosmopolitan city itself, Benidorm has the most skyscrapers per square metre in the world, other than New York, and offers an unbeatable range of night-time entertainment and diversion in a town that never sleeps.

There are so many things to do and see in Benidorm and the surrounding areas, it could leave you wondering how to fit it all in! You can either enjoy a relaxing beach holiday, ambling round the twice weekly local outdoor markets, or for the more adventurous and adrenalin seeking types, there are heavyweight theme and water parks with the latest white knuckle rides, and giant water slides called such things as Inferno, Synkope, Titánide, Verti-Go, Black Hole, and Big Bang to name but a few!! For the sporty types there is an endless offer of water sports, great walks and hikes, and jeep safaris in the surrounding mountain areas.

Feel free to pop in and visit the RESORT CARE local Benidorm office (all staff are English speaking) ask for all info on day/night excursions to be sure you make the most of your time on this beautiful coast!

Once the sun goes down, it’s time to party, and nowhere parties like Benidorm. It is an array of colour, noise, and music, with a friendly buzzing atmosphere. Restaurants, bars, pubs, clubs and discotheques on every corner, offering everything from karaoke, to live music, tribute bands and comedians. The choice is endless!

If you want a really special night, you should treat yourselves to The Benidorm Palace. This superb venue offers a spectacular show, with options to include dinner and make a real ocassion of it. Over 50 artists including dancers, musicians, magicians, and a variety of special acts fill the stage (one of THE largest in Europe) for this extravaganza that has all the all the glitz and glamour of a Las Vegas show.

With all this going on, Benidorm, remains a number one favourite for all walks of life. Families and friends, youngsters and the more-mature, “first-timers” and still an abundance of faithful repeaters, along with the Hens & Stags on“whacky-weekenders” and even honeymooners’ continue to flock to this ever popular TOP mediterranean resort.

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