Benidorm Holidays – A Guide to Benidorm and Its Many Attractions
Benidorm holidays are the perfect holidays for a wide range of people families, singles, couples, retired people, everyone in fact because Benidorm in Spain is a fantastic holiday destination with countless attractions on offer and the perfect climate, whatever the season.
The mountains in Benidorm (often refereed to as Benedorm), the Sierra Helada range, protect the town from cold, northerly winds and other harsh weather, and are responsible for Benidorm’s superb micro-climate. If you ask where is Benidorm, here a map to get you situated.
Benidorm can be enjoyed all year round thanks to its constant warm temperatures, relatively low rainfall (compared to countries like the UK!), low humidity and 325 days of sun per year. Benidorm, Spain has an average annual temperature of 19.3ºC and even winter temperatures only drop to lows of around 11ºC.
Benidorms weather makes it perfect for people suffering from conditions like asthma, arthritis and rheumatism, all of which are exacerbated by cold, damp weather, and also those who are just looking to get away from the miserable Northern European winters.
Planning Your Benidorm Holiday
When you’re planning Benidorm holidays, you need to know how to get there, what attractions there are, how to find a cheap benidorm holiday package, where to go in Benidorm Spain and what facilities the town has. You’ll be amazed when you find out how much there is to see and do in this town, and there are even more things to do and see in the surrounding Costa Blanca resorts! Make sure your holiday is long enough!
Getting to Benidorm
The nearest airport to Benidorm is Alicante International Airport (ALC), which is only an hour’s drive away on the main E15. Alicante Airport is a large, international airport used by many different airlines, including the main budget airlines, and flights from most European destinations only take a couple of hours.
There are many companies offering car hire at Alicante Airport and there are further car hire companies in Benidorm. Taxis and buses are also available.
Here are just some attractions in Benidorm and some of the things to do and places to see in and around:
- Benidorm beaches
Benidorm is famous for the quality and beauty of its fine, sandy beaches, which stretch for 6km. Many of them hold the prestigious Blue Flag award, for cleanliness and facilities, and are all close to the town. The wonderful beaches are certainly the starting point for any cheap holidays in Benidorm. Benidorm’s fantastic beaches include the 2km long Levante Beach, with its lively promenade and safe bathing; the quieter Poniente Beach, just perfect for families; and Malpas beach, a smaller beach found at the foot of the harbour and Benidorm Castle cliffs.
- Benidorm City Nightlife
Benidorm nightlife is well-known for being lively and vibrant. Whatever your taste in entertainment, you can find it in Benidorm
Cabaret and show bars, Rock bars, clubs and discos, magic acts, comics, live bands, Irish Pubs and traditional Spanish bars.
- Eating out
Try genuine Spanish tapas in Spanish bars, sample regional dishes and wonderful fresh seafood menus on the seafront, enjoy international cuisine, such as Chinese and Indian. Whatever tickles your taste-buds! Benidorm has a vast array of restaurants to choose from.
Benidorm is a large town and is therefore a shopper’s paradise. Designer clothes shops, chains such as Zara and Mango, bags and shoe shops, jewelery shops, bazaars, souvenir and gift shops, Art shops, markets, specialist shops like Swarovski Crystal, Barcelona Football World and Bodegas (wine shops), all can be found in Benidorm Town.
- Theme and Water Parks in Benidorm
Aqualandia Water Park, Mundomar Marine and Exotic Animal Park, Terra Mitica with its five themed zones (Egypt, Greece, Rome, Iberia and the Islands) and Terra Natura zoological park, are all found near Benidorm. Treat your family to a great day out.
Benidorm is within easy reach of Calpe’s Penon de Ifach Natural Park, the Montgo Natural Park at Denia, the fountains of Algar and the scenic Sierra Helada mountain range.
Benidorm offers a wide range of water-sports including scuba diving, jet skiing, paragliding, sailing, wind surfing and water skiing. To enjoy the full range of activities, book your holiday in the summer.
If you’re a golfer, the Costa Blanca area of Spain is the ideal holiday destination for you. Benidorm alone has four courses within easy reach
The Don Cayo Golf Club at Altea, Bonalba Golf Course at Mutxamel near Alicante, Alicante Golf Club at Playa San Juan and Alenda Golf Club at Alicante. There are also many more golf courses scattered around the Costa Blanca, all within about 2 hours of Benidorm.
Marco Polo Expeditions are a company based in Benidorm who offer activities such as paint-balling, hiking, snorkeling, quad biking, mountain biking, safaris, sailing, kick biking and much more.
Spain is famous for its afternoon siesta and for its wonderful celebrations and fiestas. Benidorm’s main fiesta week is in the middle of November to celebrate its patron saints, Jaime Apostol and LaVirgen del Sufrage. Streets are decorated with flowers and celebrations include sports, fishing competitions, music, dancing, processions of floats decorated with flowers, parades of people in costume, concerts, outdoor theatrical productions and fireworks.
- Old Town
With its blue domed church, traditional whitewashed houses, labyrinth of cobbled streets and pretty harbour, Benidorm’s Old Town is a great place for a stroll to soak in the ambiance which is a far cry from the bustling modern part of the town.
Have a great time in Benidorm!
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