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Sitting on the gorgeous east coast of Spain, in the Costa Blanca, Benidorm offers endless excitement and indulgence to those holidaying amid the sparkling waters and soft sands of Poniente and Levante Beach. 

What kind of holiday does Benidorm offer?

Benidorm offers blue seas, sizzling Mediterranean weather and pulsating nightlife. 

If you've looked into Majorca and were tempted by its beaches, Benidorm's five kilometres of sandy beaches may be enough to tempt visitors to this corner of the Costa Blanca.

Benidorm is located close to various other highlights of this region of Spain, including the colourful resort of Alicante. You can hop on a bus for a day trip to nearby Valencia, get active with some horse riding or visit the dolphins at Mundomar.

Get a taste for the local cuisine at Benidorm’s wealth of restaurants that offer delicious paella, local beer and fresh fish.

Benidorm is great for:

  • All inclusive holidays - Benidorm is great for a family all inclusive holiday, as resorts and hotels are abound in the area which hosts water parks Terra Mitica, and Aqualandia 
  • Weekend breaks - A weekend break to Benidorm is a popular choice, largely down to the guarantee of sun and its convenient location. Altea, a nearby town, offers a glimpse into traditional Spain and its history and is ideal for a weekend trip.
  • Cheap holidays - If you’re looking for a destination that will keep both kids and adults entertained, Benidorm is a great option for a cheap package holiday. Buzzing nightlife and stunning hikes for the older travellers; water parks and kids clubs abound will keep the little ones busy.

Most popular hotels in Benidorm

Gran Hotel Bali
Gran Hotel Bali
Gran Hotel Bali

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Dynastic Hotel
Dynastic Hotel
Dynastic Hotel

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from £185 pp
Sol Pelicanos Ocas
Sol Pelicanos Ocas
Sol Pelicanos Ocas

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from £197 pp
Palm Beach Hotel
Palm Beach Hotel
Palm Beach Hotel

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from £148 pp
Don Jorge Apartments
Don Jorge Apartments
Don Jorge Apartments

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from £144 pp
Sandos Benidorm Suites
Sandos Benidorm Suites
Sandos Benidorm Suites

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from £303 pp
El Faro
El Faro
El Faro

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Flamingo Beach Resort Adult-Only (ex. Marconfort Essence)
Flamingo Beach Resort Adult-Only (ex. Marconfort Essence)

Benidorm, Costa Blanca

from £204 pp

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Top attractions

Top attractions

Sunny skies and sparkling blue seas await visitors to Benidorm, a popular Spanish beach resort in the beautiful Costa Blanca. The Old Town is well worth a wander, with its "Walking Street" packed with clothing boutiques, outdoor cafes, restaurants, and bars. View the old church and indulge in some people watching in this charming part of town. Most things to do in Benidorm revolve around its beaches, and you'll find over four kilometres of clean sand and warm water to explore.

Two of the most popular Blue Flag beaches include the bustling Levante and tranquil Poniente, which has recently been upgraded with a new Promenade. Both Levante and Poniente are enormous so, even during the busiest season, there'll be a spot to lay down your towel.

Another benefit of staying in Benidorm is it's close to other attractions on the Costa Blanca, including the bustling Alicante. Cheaper than Lanzarote or Tenerife, and something different than Majorca or the Algarve, the Costa Blanca is a top cheap holidays destination.

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Eating out

Eating out

With so many travellers and expats from northern Europe spending time in Benidorm, you'll find a high prevalence of English cafés, bars and pubs in Benidorm and up and down the Costa Blanca. Those seeking a more typical Spanish cuisine will find no shortage of quaint tapas bars in the Old Town, along with French, Algerian, and Dutch cuisine.

There is a sizeable Chinese community in Benidorm as well, ensuring that Chinese food is also a popular choice, even in Spain! The area around the main strip is also packed with high quality restaurants, where you can sample the local jamon and a selection of regional wines from the Jalon Valley.

There are plenty more eateries in Alicante, and Javea just up the coast is well known for its seafood and fantastic restaurants.

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Families

Families

There's no shortage of things to do in Benidorm for children to enjoy. Walk on the wild side with a trip to Mundomar, a marine and wildlife park featuring dolphins, sea lions, playful lemurs, and exotic birds. Terra Natura is another wildlife park, split into five areas of adventure including a petting zoo and a poisonous animal area.

One of these areas is a massive water park called Aqua Natura with a Greek Islands theme, featuring zigzag water slides and a wave pool. Aqualandia is another popular water park in Benidorm that's ideal for whiling away a hot afternoon.

Those feeling bold can brave the thrilling roller coasters at Terra Mitica, which boasts over 30 rides to get the heart racing. If your children have a sweet tooth, try taking a day trip to the charming coastal village of Villajoyosa. Known for its chocolate industry, you can take a tour of the chocolate museum and walk away with some tasty souvenirs.

Obviously, Benidorm's large beaches Levante and Poniente are perfect for kids because of their shallow seas and fine sand.

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Action & Adventure

Action & Adventure

With clean beaches and a pleasant climate throughout the year, water sports are some of the most popular things to do during Benidorm holidays. Take the Benidorm Island and Underwater Boat Tour off the coast of the Costa Blanca, which takes daily trips around the island with an underwater viewing lounge. Sailing, yachting, and jet skiing are all ways to pass the time, or you can take a ride in a rickety banana boat from Playa Levante. Pay a visit to Karting de Finestrat, a Go-Karting track featuring karts with a top speed of 130kph, or venture into the countryside of the picturesque Costa Blanca around Benidorm on a 4x4 Jeep Safari.

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Beaches

Beaches

Many holidaymakers embark on holidays to Benidorm to experience the sought after beach lifestyle, and here you’ll find it in abundance. This vibrant area of Spain enjoys almost year-round sunshine, supplying you with plenty of sand and sea during your stay, whether you're here for some summer heat or winter sun.

Benidorm boasts two glorious Blue Flag beaches – Playa de Levante and Playa de Poniente, with each offering something different. Levante is where the heart of the action is, with a myriad of water sports and a diverse crowd of holidaymakers enjoying the beach. Poniente is quieter, offering up a great spot to relax and unwind.

If you’d rather explore these stunningly clear waters on your Benidorm holidays, take a trip to the old fishing town of Moraira. Here, you’ll be welcomed with the opportunity to dive beneath the sea and catch a glimpse of the marine life.

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Nightlife

Nightlife

Although the beaches of Levante and Poniente, and their water sports, are popular Benidorm attractions in the daytime, many visitors travel here solely for its legendary nightlife. You'll never run out of options with over 800 bars to choose from, and competition is fierce to lure in visitors. Theme bars, British pubs, and Spanish cafeteria bars abound and you'll find no shortage of sports bars to sit back and enjoy a game of football.

Many of these are concentrated around the Playa Levante area as well as the main drag in the Old Town. If you're looking for a lively evening that's suitable for all ages, try visiting the famous Benidorm Palace. You can enjoy an evening of cabaret performances with dinner included.

Visiting show bars is also a popular pastime in Benidorm, including Champions and Buddies or The Cavern in the Ricon Loix area. These feature drink specials along with live music, celebrity impersonations, and karaoke.

 

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Couples

Couples

If you can drag yourself away from the beach, you’ll find many more attractions to embrace, both in and around Benidorm. One of the best ways to explore Benidorm’s highlights is by donning your sturdiest pair of shoes for a stroll of its spectacular landscape. Discover the mountain ranges of Puig Campana or stroll around the traditional villages of Finestrast and Albir. A picturesque area easily accessible by foot, you’d be wise to take your camera to capture a fleeting moment of your Benidorm holidays. 

If you’d rather spend your holidays doing something more relaxing, take yourself away to a spot of serenity by the sea. The picturesque resort of Calpe is only a 20-minute drive from Benidorm and offers a gloriously sandy beach to relax in on hot afternoons, while the calm water provides a great place to cool down.

Of course, holidays in Benidorm are incomplete without partaking in its exuberant nightlife. Whether you fancy lingering over drinks in a nearby beach bar or meandering your way through the resort’s buzzing nightclubs, you’ll find plenty of places to keep you entertained until sunrise. If you fancy a night out on the town with a different setting, head to nearby Denia. One of the best areas for fiestas, you’re sure to find a celebration in this enchanting old town.

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People also ask

People also ask

What Costa is Benidorm in?

You can find Benidorm in Costa Blanca, on the eastern coast of Spain.

How much is a taxi from Alicante to Benidorm?

The taxi ride from Alicante to Benidorm usually takes around 40 minutes and will set you back €70-€80 on average. Did you know you could also opt for a bus journey from Alicante airport? This would be €9.45 and takes around 50 minutes.

What is the average temperature in Benidorm in July?

Go on a Benidorm holiday in July and expect average temperature of 26°C. July is some of the most popular time of the year to visit Benidorm as you can count on super low (if any!) rainfall and 13 sunshine hours a day - just make sure you pack plenty of sunscreen with you…

Where should I stay for nightlife in Benidorm?

Stay close to Benidorm Old Town to hit its amazing night scene! The main nightlife areas also include the “strip” of Levante Beach Boulevard and “The Square” around Avenida Majorca. We offer plenty of hotels scattered all over Benidorm making it super easy to make the most of the nightlife.

What is the main beach in Benidorm?

The biggest, white-sand beach in Benidorm is Playa de Pointe - it’s a Blue Flag beach popular with the locals too. Playa de Levante is one of the best beaches on the Costa Blanca, but we love Cala Mal Pas beach as it’s right below the historical centre making it easy to mix sightseeing and swimming!

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