Benidorm

Benidorm

  • About Benidorm

    Its two large clean beaches set against a lively backdrop of clubs, bars, shops and restaurants ensure Benidorm is one of the main attractions of the Costa Blanca. Tens of thousands of visitors flock here every year to soak up the sun and combine beach holiday antics during the day and let your hair down activities at night. The Costa Blanca's biggest and liveliest resort town is a thriving mecca with an unrivalled nightlife and lively daytime beach culture. But as well as bars, rows of shops and beachlife the town also contains some historic reminders, including the ruins of a 14th Century castle, and a wealth of visitor attractions. The resort attracts a wide age range of mainly British visitors.

  • When To Go

    Average year round temperatures are a pleasant 17.5 Centigrade making sure Benidorm is a popular destination in both summer and winter. In August temperatures regularly hover around 27 Centigrade when the young club crowd descend. Although June to August is peak season even in January temperatures are pleasant dropping to only around 11 Centigrade. Spring is the idea time for many and the best time for walkers and those who wish to enjoy the spectacular scenery.

  • Shopping

    Tourist gift shops and supermarkets are the main shops. There is also an open-air market every Wednesday and a car boot sale on Sundays near the Railway Station. The nearby town of Altea also offers a good market while nearby Alicante 25 offers more upmarket shopping attractions.

  • Restaurants and Pubs

    A whole range of fast food restaurants are available plus a range of international restaurants, including Chinese, Indian and Italian. British pub food is readily available at lots typically named British pubs. Spanish restaurants are found around the old harbour including some good tapas and seafood specialists.

  • Nightlife

    Benidorm is home to hundreds of bars and clubs of all descriptions. The Playa de Levante boardwalk is the hot spot for trendy cafes and bars. Benidorm has some of the most concentrated nightlife in the Med along this two mile stretch. Live music, karaoke and traditional disco bars compete with trendy superclubs like Pacha and Space.

  • Things To Do

    Beaches and Water Activities

    Benidorm's two massive and surprisingly nice beaches are among the cleanest and most popular in Europe.. They shelve gently into the sea ensuring they are ideal for small children and families. The beaches are called Levante and Poniente - sunrise and sunset - on account of the spectacular sunrise and sunset you will see each day. They are kept meticulously clean and are not just popular with sunbathers but a range of watersport enthusiasts. Jet skiing, boat rides, parasailing and scuba diving are all possibilities here. Marinas are scattered around the coast from Denia to Torrevieja and there are plenty of sailing schools. You can also try cable skiing at Levante Beach in Benidorm.

    Mountain Sports

    Mountains and lush landscape surround Benidorm making it an ideal base for walkers and mountain bikers. The Sierra Aitana has limestone cliffs especially suitable for climbers and abseilers.

    Day Trips

    Alicante, just south of Benidorm, is the Costa Blanca's main city with plenty of historical sights and good shopping opportunities. Other places nearby include Guadalest, with its ancient mountain fortress, and the medieval town of Altea eight miles north of Benidorm.

    Golf

    There are eleven courses along the Costa Blanca, mainly north around Denia and south around Torrevieja. Famous courses include Villamartín and the mountainous Las Ramblas. El Bosque is the home of the Spanish Open.

    Terra Mitica

    Terra Mitica sited on the outskirts of Benidorm. This is Spain's largest theme park. Rides, shows, restaurants and shops ensure this is a great day for all the family. Terra Mitica big attraction is the Tizona roller coaster which has brave passengers suspended beneath the track.

  • Other Attractions

    Other attractions near Benidorm include Aqualandia water park which is splashing good fun while Denia Vergel Safari Park allows you to get up close and personal with roaming lions and tigers. The dolphins are the main attractions at Mundomar Aquatic Park but you will also see penguins, seals, turtles and other sea animals.