A popular holiday resort in southeast Spain, Benidorm has grown steadily from the 1950s and now caters for a range of holidaymakers all year round. The area is well known for its hotels, beaches and the azure Mediterranean Sea and there are plenty of bars and different options for nightlife. While northern Europe starts to cool down by the end of August, Benidorm enjoys great weather for much longer, so it’s a very popular tourist destination towards the end of the Summer.
Many of the locals speak English, being used to doing business with visitors and tourists. You can never go wrong with Benidorm holidays because the weather is great, the vacation resorts are world-class and the people are friendly. The local permanent Spanish population live in the central areas, with some newer developments on the outskirts.
Character and views
The old town area between the impressive Poniente and Levante beaches has a distinctly international feel with its numerous restaurants, bars, pubs and gift shops. At the top of the old town, there is a viewing point. This area offers seating, cafeterias and photograph opportunities with some steps to a platform where you can enjoy the impressive wide-angle seascape and eco-tourism wonders from a special viewing point. It is also known as ‘Balcón del Mediterráneo (mirador)’.
Long beaches and clear blue sea
The sandy beaches boast ´Blue Flag´ status. In winter, you can usually find a sheltered corner or terrace that is warm enough to allow you to enjoy some midday sunshine even if you might not find it warm enough to take a dip.
From the port, there are ferry services up and down the coastline to Altea, Villajoyosa and other destinations – including short boat trips to the Isle of Benidorm, which has a restaurant and nature walk.
Things to do in the local area
Terra Mitica is on nearby family theme park, with exciting rides and shows for all ages. Benidorm has a modern tram/train service from Denia and Altea to the centre of Alicante city, the journey taking just over an hour with and excellent coastal views.
This Mediterranean jewel offers sun, clear blue sea – and golden sand. There are simply so many things to do in this vacation haven. In the end, Benidorm is the place to be if you want a vacation that is just one for the books.