Benidorm- The Perfect Destination for your Dream Spain Holidays!
Of all the cities along the Costa Blanca, Benidorm stands above the rest. The former fishing town offers holidaymakers everything they need for the quintessential holiday in Spain and then some. Between its beautiful promenade filled with excellent tapas restaurants, 4 miles of scenic coastline and countless sightseeing opportunities and activities, there’s no need to go anywhere else.
Benidorm lays claim to three impressive beaches all within walking distance from major resorts, hotels and holiday apartments. Playa de Levante is the largest and most popular of the three beaches and features a wide sandy strip adjacent to Benidorm’s promenade that is ideal for sunbathing and enjoying cocktails with friends. Closer to Old Town, Playa de Poniente is another popular spot that’s also a short walk away from bars and restaurants. Platja del Mal Pas is the smallest of the three beaches and is made up of an azure cove located between Levante and Poniente.
Inland from the beaches, tourists will find Benidorm’s Old Town. The historic district is full of cultural highlights such as Placa del Castell and Iglesia de San Jaime y Santa Ana. To sample great Spanish cuisine, head to Calle Santo Domingo, also known as “Tapas Alley”. The famous street is packed with amazing tapas restaurants featuring the region’s finest fresh seafood.
While Benidorm’s beaches are some of the best in the country, what makes the city such a popular destination for Spain holidays is its wealth of other attractions. There’s a great nightlife scene here and warm summer temperatures allow for comfortable outdoor dining and drinking right along the water. Benidorm is also famous for its cabaret and dinner shows, particularly at the Benidorm Palace. Voted Europe’s top cabaret theatre, the venue puts on spectacular shows featuring singing, dancing and acrobatics, all with an amazing production quality. Guests have the option of dining at the palace and can even take their children along. Tickets are often sold-out for the shows so it would be best to book early.
As stunning as Benidorm’s coastal scenery is, its interior countryside and mountains are also not to be missed. Luckily for tourists, the city is full of tour expedition companies that offer day and half day trips to the countryside complete with hiking, mountain biking and off-roading opportunities. Jeep expeditions are a popular way for travellers to experience the rugged beauty of the region. Excursions often include breathtaking views of the landscape, trips to small town like Guadalest as well as the scenic Algar Falls.
Consistently voted as the best holiday destination in Costa Blanca, it’s no wonder that Benidorm attracts 4 million visitors each year. The region enjoys warm temperatures throughout the year, with high temperatures of at least 19°C from April to November and is a great place to take advantage of packaged Spain holidays and deals.