BenidormAn archetype of tourism and leisure at every level, Benidorm was planned and designed with its visitors' enjoyment in mind. Friendly locals and a wonderful Mediterranean climate ensure magnificent holidays all year round.
The CityBenidorm is located on the Costa Blanca on the shores of the Mediterranean. With its exceptional micro-climate visitors can enjoy sunshine and pristine beaches all year round. Even in the cooler months, the water temperature remains constant and suitable for swimming. The wide variety of facilities available, safe shallow waters, fine golden sand and scrupulous cleaning, make them some of the best local beaches on this coastline. The viewing point of Benidorm, which overlooks the town's bay, has earned its name, 'the Mediterranean Balcony', where nature enchants with wonderful panoramic views: the island, three of the five beaches, the horizon and borders of the town. The reflection of the sun on the sea stirs feelings of warmth and well-being, which will relax and motivate you to continue to discover what Benidorm has to offer. The resort’s excellent value for money and the variety of accommodation, entertainment, shopping, sport and dining, is ideal for all age groups. Its facilities are specially designed to meet the needs of our visitors. High-quality hotels are constantly being improved and updated and are complemented by ten campsites and numerous holiday apartments. Benidorm offers a wealth of leisure services with all kinds of shops (fashion, footwear, accessories, gifts, crafts); night and day entertainment; sports; local and international gastronomy; five major theme parks, and fun for all ages. Benidorm is a compact town, easy to get around and with everything close at hand. There are large public areas for recreation and a leisurely stroll: Levante beach promenade, Poniente beach promenade, Elche Park, Aigüera Park, Serra Helada Nature Park and its beaches. Due to its privileged position and great variety of landscapes with contrasts of coast and mountain, there are places of spectacular beauty to visit within just a few kilometres of Benidorm.
Beach LifeBenidorm boasts 5 gently-sloping beaches with crystal clear waters, and pleasant temperatures for swimming in any season. Each year they receive awards for quality, safety, cleanliness and amenities. The two main beaches have a privileged south-facing position providing long hours of sunshine every day.
SportsExcellent weather conditions in Benidorm encourage sport and outdoor activities throughout the year. There are municipal facilities with tennis, football, paddle tennis or athletics accessible to visitors. In addition there is also a wide choice of sport and leisure options in hotel complexes or other private tourism facilities such as fitness centres, spa & wellness, tennis and paddle clubs, bowling and golf courses.
Do & See
Fine golden sand, transparent waters and beaches that are clean and cared for throughout the year are a trademark of the Benidorm seafront. At its north end, two small coves of sand and rock are very suitable for diving and for those who like to swim alone, Tio Ximo cove and Almadrava Cove. Whether you are looking for an action packed, multi activity holiday or simply just want to try out something new to make your stay that little bit different and special, then look no further thanBenidorm, with so much to offer. Various events are held in Benidorm during the year, sun, beach, music all with one purpose in mind, to ensure you get more out of your stay. Do something different, don´t miss out. You still have not seen everything when it comes to theme parks and entertainment. The offer is so varied in just one single town, that you will not be able to decide on which one, but that's not a problem because you can visit them all! To spend a day enjoying all the fun that a water park has to offer, then Aqualandia or Aqua Natura Benidorm is your choice.
The richness and variety of the cuisine in Benidorm has developed thanks to the success and influence of their ancestors and other cultures, all of which have left their mark on the local gastronomy. As a result, the influence of international cuisine, culinary traditions inherited from the Arabs, the legacy of merchant mariners, as well as the typical cuisine of local fishermen and traditional dishes from inland areas, results in an extraordinary range of flavours, aromas, textures, and colours to suit all palates. Tapas in Benidorm: Spain is renowned for its tapas. Benidorm offers a variety of tapas bars and pubs. There is a popular route that starts in Constitution Square continuing along Santo Domingo Street, Martinez Oriola Street and the surrounding streets. It is, however, possible to discover tapas bar around almost every corner in Benidorm. Restaurants: The choice of restaurants to be found in Benidorm reflects universal tastes. Enjoy local dishes of legume stews, fish and meats, Alicantinian cuisine based on seafood with rice cooked in pots known as "calderos", also Italian, Indian, Chinese, Thai, Argentinian, Moroccan, Mexican, British, Central European and French. There are many fast food, grills and excellent restaurants of creative cuisine to experience.
In Benidorm, there is a wide selection of continental-style sidewalk cafés--perfect when you need a break to cool down with a cold drink or just relax with a cup of strong coffee or tea. In the Old Town and along the Levante Beach, you will find plenty of cafés and ice cream parlours where to enjoy something to eat and drink while watching the world go by.
Bars & Nightlife
Benidorm is a city in constant motion, continually transforming and reinventing itself to offer more quality and wellbeing to its visitors. One of Spain’s leading holiday destination offers a vast array and choice of nightlife, shopping, and entertainment. Its modern nightclubs and 160 disco-pubs are a reflection of the vibrant nightlife to be enjoyed in town, with venues to suit all tastes, be it on the Levante beach promenade, old town, the rincon de loix area, or the national N322 road on the outskirts direction towards Altea, where the main discotheques are located for a night of nonstop enjoyment. The popularly known ‘English Zone’, which includes the streets Gerona, Ibiza, Mallorca, and London, submerges visitors into another world. There are dozens of places where cider and beer flow and where you can listen to the sounds of the latest hits, live music, and people of all nationalities enjoying themselves well into the early hours.
Benidorm, with its great variety of shops, can meet the needs of all: jewellery, fashion boutiques, footwear, sports shops, perfumeries, toy shops, porcelain, souvenirs and leather goods can be found throughout the town. As well as individual local shops, there are also popular high-street fashion chains and international designer stores too. In fact, the whole Benidorm is like a one huge bazaar making shopping to a true pleasure. With over 1,600 shops of all kinds covering a total of 114,000m2 of sales area in Benidorm, you will definitely not leave the city empty handed. On the outskirts of town in the commercial area of Finestrat there are shopping centres such as La Marina Shopping Centre, a huge mall with plenty of shopping and leisure. Hypermarkets like Carrefour and Lidl is also located close by the La Marina Centre and they have a wide variety of food and drink on offer including different items. There are plenty of popular street markets and flea markets held each week in Benidorm and the towns around where visitors can browse around and find some really good bargains.