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Taxi: 52 £GBP (30 min)
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Holidays in Benidorm center on the large sandy beaches and vibrant all-night nightlife. However, despite it being a popular tourist-trap, you will not miss out on some traditional Spanish flavor with charm of the cobbled old town and day trips to nearby Alicante.
It is not by chance Benidorm holidays make it one of Spain’s tourist behemoths. This is a town that likes to play up its best assets – fun packed social whirl by night and sunny, sandy beaches by day – but there is a less shallow side as well. Benidorm actually dates all the way back to the year 1325AD, so the twisting, cobbled old town and the Baroque-style domed church are completely authentic.
Benidorm’s three main beaches are this destination’s biggest draw card of them all. Levante is among the liveliest and is situated in the center of town, with a bustilng promenade and jet-skis all lined-up ready for rental on the sand. In the west, the beach of Poniente is more laid-back. And the trifecta beach Malpas, a small strip of sand not visible from the street because of rocks, is a secluded spot for sunbathers.
After sunset, Benidorm springs into life. The tapas joints in the old town fill the night air with the smell of searing chorizo, while the area of Levante is host to tribute bands and comedians. Throughout the resort the bars take various and are open into the wee small hours.
Benidorm features a hot and semi-arid climate with hot summers and very mild winters. The city gets a little more more than 300 millimeters (12 inches) in rain per year, which prevents a Mediterranean classification. It basks in more than 3000 sunshine hours a year and the annual temperature average sits at 18.9 degrees Celsius (66 Fahrenheit). Maximum temperatures in winter range from 17 to 21 degrees Celsius (63 to 70 Fahrenheit), while lows are from 7 to 11 degrees Celsius (47 to 52 Fahrenheit).
In summer the temperature variation is small and is the perfect time for the Benidorm holiday season with maximums ranging up to 32 degrees Celsius (90 Fahrenheit) with lows down to 20 degrees Celsius (68 Fahrenheit). For most of the summer the city’s night time minimum temperature remains above 20 degrees Celsius (68 Fahrenheit), a phenomenon Spanish meteorologists call "tropical night".
How to spend your Benidorm holidays
While away a day basking in the sunshine at Playa de Levante lounging on sunbeds, taking part in some water sports or meandering along the busy promenade to find somewhere to stop for lunch or a drink or two. Benidorm holidays offer many first-class attractions at short distance away, they include a water park, fascinating markets where you can pick up some souvenirs of your trip and theme parks. Be sure to save energy, because Benidorm’s nightlife is legendary. If you are holidaying with family, book a dinner show but if you are here for the clubbing scene, hit the town’s Square for the greatest choice of clubs and bars.
The beaches in Benidorm form three arcs of beautiful golden-colored sand, backed by craggy headlands and a bustling and colorful waterfront promenade. All three hold Blue Flag status because of their maintenance and water quality. The largest of the beaches is Playa de Levante, which is centrally located just off the promenade. It is close to all cafes and bars and features showers, loungers and umbrellas while being well set up families. However, if you are looking for a beach that is a little quieter, head to Playa Poniente – it can be found a short distance further along the coastline and is adored for its laid-back atmosphere and stunning sunsets.
Away from the sun and sand, Benidorm possesses an attractive old town ideal for eating and shopping. The Benidorm’s twice-weekly markets are the perfect place for buying jewelry and souvenirs. For a break away from the beaches, Benidorm’s great water park, called Aqualandia is another must-do, with a fantastic choice of rapids, swimming pools and water slides. Family groups can spend some quality time in Adventureland, featuring smaller slides and water playgrounds, or splash about in the wave-generating pool.
Benidorm is Spain’s Costa Blanca nightlife capital, with a lively range of venues and clubs that come to life after nightfall. The town features a great cabaret scene and there are plenty of shows suitable for families, there is also a great variety of nightclubs and pubs for a relaxing evening out. If hitting the clubs is what you’re into the Square in Benidorm forms the hub of the party scene. Check out our package holidays to Benidorm deals.
When to go
Benidorm’s weather rarely disappoints. You are assured of enjoying pleasant and warm temperatures in the months of summer; any time from May through October where average temperatures range from 18 degrees Celsius (64 Fahrenheit) to 25 degrees Celsius (77 Fahrenheit).
If sunny and hot conditions are your thing, the best time to visit Benidorm is in August – the resort’s hottest month. Temps in August can reach the 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit) mark making it the perfect temperature for a dip in the sea with water temperatures hovering around 25 degrees Celsius.
Benidorm winters are mild compared to the rest of Europe and the mountains that surround the resort town protect it from the elements, which is largely the reason for its great climate year-round. This means it is a great destination for a holiday at any time. Check out our last minute holidays to Benidorm.
How to get to Benidorm
Benidorm is situated in Spain’s Valencia Region in the Alicante province, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Alicante.
Benidorm enjoys excellent connections with all other parts of Spain and many other countries. By road, Benidorm is linked by the AP7 highway and the N332 national road which connect the Mediterranean coast north to south, meaning visitors travelling by car or bus can easily reach the resort.
Train connections are via Alicante and the nearest airport is Alicante International 60 kilometers (37 miles) away.
The ports of Alicante, Villajoyosa and Altea serve as access points by sea.
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Planning your holidays to Benidorm
Holidays in Benidorm remain as popular as ever, and the resort is still known as one of Spain’s top holiday hotspots, the tourism industry here developed in the 1960s and it has long been a favorite destination with northern Europeans since. The range of deals we offer includes cheap holidays to Benidorm.
There is a myth that Benidorm away from the beaches has little more on offer than hotels and British-style pubs but this is not the case. The British influence does loom large here and Benidorm can feel like a home-away-from-home, for English speakers but there is a key difference – the sun. However, that British influence does mean you will feel very comfortable, but look a little further and you will find traditional Spanish culture in abundance on Benidorm low cost holidays.
No matter your budget, it is easy to find Benidorm holidays packages that fit your needs. The wide range of accommodation means an environment of healthy competition and cheap holidays to Benidorm is easier to find than you think. There are plenty of offers on holiday packages available year round.
Benidorm is the top tourist destination in Spain for good reasons: the resort offers sun, sand, sea and, more importantly, entertainment for all ages at bargain prices. If you are looking for relaxing and fun break give Benidorm serious consideration.
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