The popular seaside resort of Benidorm is situated on the eastern coast of Spain. It may be hard to believe but until the 1960s Benidorm was a sleepy fishing village made up of characteristic white washed Spanish houses surrounded by olive groves, dotted along the sweeping bay. It wasn’t until the 1950s when the fishing industry went into decline that the area began to be marketed as a tourist destination. Today, the Benidorm coastline with its golden sandy beaches is lined with modern high-rise hotels, whilst the streets are packed with shops, restaurants and bars, making for a lively nightlife that is particularly popular amongst tourists. Popular with visitors from the UK, Ireland and countries in Northern Europe, Benidorm is a popular destination choice for those looking to book a package holiday. A wide range of activities are available across the city, in particular, watersports, theme parks and other sporting activities, making the holiday resort a great choice for families and groups.
When booking accommodation in Benidorm you are likely to look at the many skyscraper hotels the city is famous for. With many boasting beautiful sea-views, some of the best on offer as chosen by tourists, include Hotel Don Pancho with its stylish rooms, large pool and great facilities, Riviera Beachotel, situated close to the beach with private balconies and the Hotel RH Corona del Mar with breathtaking views and live entertainment every night. One of the best luxury hotels in Benidorm is the Villa Venecia Hotel Boutique. Featuring luxury suites with sea-views, a state-of-the-art spa and a traditional Mediterranean restaurant, this boutique hotel also boasts a perfect location between the two main beaches in Benidorm and a short walk from the town centre. Self-catering apartments are also a popular choice in Benidorm, including the Don Jorge Apartments that are spacious and feature poolside balconies that make them perfect for families.
Despite Benidorm’s reputation for serving mostly fast food, popular amongst many tourists, you will be pleasantly surprised to discover that there are a host of restaurants across the city serving traditional Spanish cuisine, using only the freshest local ingredients. If you can’t wait to tuck into a tasty Paella during your holiday in Benidorm, head to La Faúla where fresh seafood is a popular choice on the menu. A restaurant popular with the locals is Restaurante Casa Toni, where cocas are their specialty. These toasted breads come with a wide range of topping choices to suit all taste buds. If, however, you would prefer to keep it simple, you can’t go wrong with Refuel Café Bar, serving your standard fry up breakfast and everything that goes with chips, this venue also boasts a great location, on the sea front.
Whether you prefer to lounge on the beach or explore the town, there is something to keep everyone occupied in Benidorm. With a host of great shops, you are guaranteed to pick up some great souvenirs to remind you of your holiday in Benidorm. You could also enjoy browsing the multiple markets that take place on a weekly basis throughout the city to try some local delicacies and maybe pick up a bargain. For those who can’t sit still on holiday, there are plenty of activities to choose from, including golf, beach volleyball, paragliding, paintballing and much more! The buzzing nightlife is one of the main reasons many tourists choose to book a holiday in Benidorm and with a host of shows, live music, bars & clubs, casinos and more you will want to party the whole night long.
It’s mild Mediterranean climate, makes Benidorm a popular holiday destination throughout the year. The summer months’ span from May – October with August being the hottest month with highs of 30 degrees making it ideal if you love your sun. However, be prepared for the crowds during the high summer when the city is at its busiest. For the quietest time of the year in Benidorm, book a stay between November – March, when you will enjoy fewer tourists and mild weather, reaching lows of just 12 degrees.