Summer is coming up and you probably fancy finding a place to spend a couple of weeks in a friendly place full of sun, sand and happiness. We have found the one you’re gonna like for sure!
Once a small fishing village like hundreds of others scattered along the Spanish sea shore, Benidorm, nestled in the famous Spanish Costa Blanca, has become Spain’s top tourism destination. A mix of unique attractions the city has to offer is very impressive, so if you prefer beach front holiday escapes, you’ll never regret choosing this destination. To make you more familiar with this incredible place we have a list of the top outstanding “things to do”, “things to see”, and, of course, “why to go there” prepared for you!
Benidorm has a unique seaside location that allows its beautiful beaches to be sun-kissed all day long. The city boasts some 6 km long beaches that will definitely suit anyone’s taste as they are among the best in Europe. Whether you prefer busy and full of joy sand areas with a line of crowded bars and restaurants aside or peaceful and pristine seafront hideaways sandwiched in the rocks, this Spanish sea pearl provides all you may expect.
Levante Beach (The sunrise beach)Located in the east part of Benidorm’s coast neighbouring the most modern city’s area, Levante beach is the perfect place for those who seek fun, social vibe and energy! The beach is backed by a promenade with lively bars, cafes, and restaurants.
Benidorm has extremely diversified neighborhoods and that is the main reason why it’s one of the most popular resorts in Europe. The street layout is so perfect that it doesn’t matter how far from the sea your hotel or an apartment is, as a sea view is always guaranteed. Some parts of the city close to Levante beach are full of tourists and entertainment and the other areas are completely deprived of a big city rhythm and provide a good environment for a noise free holiday and relax. The city’s Old Town stands out of the general Benidorm’s image as Europe’s beach resort. This is a place to discover the real Spain and you should pay a couple of visits to the bustling Old Town to stroll up and down its narrow streets, dropping in bars for some tapas and wine and feel like a Spaniard even for a short time.
Benidorm offers plenty of accommodation for every wallet size – residential areas for warm climate lovers, mid-range all-inclusive and family friendly resorts or luxurious 5 star hotels.
Benidorm skyscrapersBenidorm is a "Little Manhattan" in Costa Blanca. The city's landscape consists of numerous extremely tall buildings that make Benidorm first in the world's "skyscrapers per capita" ranking
On the one hand Spanish cuisine is so popular that it doesn’t require any special promotion, on the other hand there is a lack of words to describe it with. Tasting traditional Spanish dishes and wines is just a fantastic experience! And Benidorm is a right place to do this. With a great number of high-class restaurants and being surrounded with the famous Alicante wine regions, Benidorm is a perfect destination if you want to combine a beach holiday with a gastronomy tour.
Benidorm for gourmands"A must" in Spanish gastronomy is traditional paella
Apart from partying, swimming, sunbathing or enjoying the delicious food there are many more things to do in Benidorm. The city is located in a picturesque area at the foot of beautiful mountains with scenic views to Benidorm and small towns scattered nearby. It would be a big mistake not to explore the city and its surroundings by bike, Segway or take a boat tour to Benidorm Island for diving and snorkeling.
Outdoor activitiesBenidorm offers numerous sports and active holiday options! One of the most exciting outdoor activities is a Segway ride
If you travel with kids they will be just overwhelmed by impressions in Benidorm. Theme parks, aquatic parks, zoos – your children will have no time to get bored!
Best place in Spain for family vacationGenerally Benidorm is a child friendly city. Start your journey to the children's world in amazing MundoMar park.
How to get there
There are plenty of flights offered by low-cost airlines from many cities of Europe to Alicante airport.
For example Irish carrier Ryanair has regular connection between Alicante and the UK, Ireland, Belgium, France, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Poland, Lithuania, Germany, Italy, and Spain. Wizzair offers affordable flights to Alicante from Poland, Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria. Norwegian also flies to Costa Blanca from many Scandinavian cities.
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