Benidorm is located on the eastern coast of Spain along the picturesque Costa Blanco. It’s the liveliest holiday resort famous for its wonderful beaches, swanky seafront hotels, bubbly nightlife, endless restaurants and bars and exciting shopping opportunities.
It has all the ingredients to attract hordes of tourists, especially those who are devout pleasure seekers. Since most of us have hedonistic tendencies, Benidorm gets flooded with tourists throughout the year because the weather here is always so good.
Benidorm is a resort that never sleeps. Tourists live a hectic life here, engaging themselves in daytime carnival-like beach activities and staying awake all night participating in nightlife revelries. Many of them go back home with bleary eyes! Some of them don’t even go back and stay on here buying apartments in high-rise blocks.
Benidorm is not only about contemporary partying, it also has a history to boast about. Go to the Casco Antigo section of the city and see the remnants of a 15th century fortress that was built for detecting pirate boats approaching stealthily towards the shore for plundering the settlement. Nothing much remains of the fortress except a balcony from where you get breathtaking views of the sun disappearing slowly into the Mediterranean Sea.
Benidorm’s skyscraper-ridden skyline hasn’t been able to blur the city’s reputation as a wonderful beach town. Benidorm’s two spectacular beaches stretch for three miles and are known as Levante and Poniente meaning sunrise and sunset. Both are ideal for various types of water-sports ranging from swimming to parasailing. Enjoy some of these activities under Benidorm’s benign sun.
Benidorm’s old town is centrally placed between the two beaches. Levante is also the name of a lovely promenade that runs along the beach. It’s lined with huge high-rise hotels, bars, restaurants and nightclubs. The old town’s narrow streets are cramped with wonderful little bars and mostly family-run small restaurants serving excellent food.
Avenida de Mallorca is a cluster of discos and cabaret venues with names like Lennons and Champions, and Chaplins and Sinatras. These are amazing places for enjoying a night out. Drinks are reasonably priced.
The best tapas bar in the city is La Cava Aragonesa on Plaza de la Constitucion, famous for their roast suckling pig and roast lamp and have some 200 varieties of Spanish wine. Most tapas bars are located cheek by jowl, making it ideal for tapas bar crawl!
Benidorm abounds with hotels and apartments of various types offering over 35,000 guest beds. Finding an accommodation of your choice shouldn’t normally be a problem. But remember the city gets flooded with tourists during the summer. Please book your room early through your travel agency or via the Internet. Palm Beach Hotel, Servigroup Orange, The Agir are some of the popular hotels with good location.
Nearest airport is at Alicante, half-an-hour’s drive from Benidorm, which is connected by direct flights from most European capitals.