It’s no secret that Benidorm has long been a popular holiday destination. But with its golden sands, enviable Mediterranean climate and friendly locals, it’s not hard to see why.
Designed with entertainment in mind, it’s a place where boredom simply doesn’t exist. Why? Because Benidorm is a city of constant excitement and reinvention, where energetic nightlife is just as important as a lazy day on the beach. But don't worry - at the end of a busy day you can put your feet up at a self-catering holiday rental. You'll find plenty of seaside apartments and spacious villas in Benidorm.
With clear waters and warm golden sands, Benidorm boasts some of the best beaches in the world. At 7pm every night, the sand is even meticulously turned over and cleaned to perfection.
Lively Levante beach is home to some of Benidorm’s most famous sights and sounds. Backed by a beautiful promenade, kids will be kept busy by the numerous activities, while adventurous types can hit the waves and try an assortment of watersports.
At the north end of the coast, Tio Ximo and Almadrava coves are ideal for those who want to go diving or swimming at a leisurely pace. Bask in the sun and enjoy the soft waves - this beach was made for relaxing. Head south of Levante and you’ll stumble upon the awe-inspiring Poniente beach, where the sun shines all day, all year-round.
Benidorm’s forte lies in its entertainment offering. From cabaret to comedy, bustling nightclubs to upmarket cocktail bars, no two nights are ever the same. It’s a 24-hour resort, where fun and frolics can be found at every turn.
There’s also a wide range of restaurants offering fare from across the globe. Sure, you can spot an English breakfast should you want one, but foodies will rejoice at authentic Spanish cuisine at Tapas Alley and the pretty street of Santo Domingo. Wash down all of the best seafood, meat and vegetable dishes with a refreshing glass of wine or a beer.
Don’t forget the nearby theme, water and animal parks, too - perfect for keeping the kids happy for hours on end. Golf fanatics are also spoilt for choice: Benidorm has three golf courses, ranging from a championship 18-hole to a 9-hole pitch and putt.
For a more authentic experience, visit Benidorm’s Old Town. Its cobbled streets and tapas bars, most of which are Spanish-run, are a firm favourite with Spanish families visiting for the weekend and feel a lifetime away from the English quarter.
The three plazas of Santa Ana, Castelar and Castell offer breathtaking views of both beaches and the resort’s impressive skyline. They don’t call it the Spanish Manhattan for nothing!