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Benidorm is a city to visit in Spain

Benidorm is a city to visit

Benidorm is a city that remains in the top rankings of preferred holiday destinations. A position that was gained from its efforts in making an attractive tourist offer for all ages and for people from all parts of the world.

If you have not yet discovered it for yourself and are wondering why so many people fall in love with this town every year, here’s our 10 reasons why, to convince you that you too should take a holiday in Benidorm:

• Extension: 38'51 km
• Population: 71,034 inhabitants (INE, 2009)

 

The climate

 Undoubtedly, the most important reason: the microclimate in Benidorm which breaks with the seasons and the town can offer a mild and pleasant temperature even in winter. This is why any time of the year is a good time to visit Benidorm. The weather is brilliant all year round, and it’s perfect for soaking up the rays and working on your much-loved tan. The week we stayed, temperatures reached 40°C and we couldn’t help but take refuge in the shade every so often with a nice cold can of cola, or failing that, taking a dip in the pool


• Temperature: 19'3ºC (annual average)

The climate in Benidorm
Smart city Benidorm

Smart city Benidorm

Benidorm, a tourist destination by excellence, is now also smart. On December 28, 2018, it became the first Intelligent Tourism Destination (DTI) in the world, in accordance with the UNE 178501 standard for Intelligent Tourist Destination Management System.
It is important to be clear about the difference between Smart City and Smart Tourist Destination. While the DTI, think both the citizen and the tourist; Smart City considers how to reorganize public services to implement technology. Achieving this certification is not easy. In addition to the will, financial support is necessary. Red.es financially supported the project with almost 4 million euros; other organizations such as EDUSI supported the initiative with approximately 10 million euros.

 

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Relaxing in Benidorm

Relaxing by the pool. The hotel we stayed in had one of the nicest pools I’ve ever been in with fountains, jacuzzi areas and a swim up bar – perfect.


• Hotel rooms: 39,572 (2009)


Relaxing in Benidorm
The beaches of Benidorm for unlimited sun

The beaches for unlimited sun

The two main beaches in Benidorm that sun worshippers flock to are Levante beach and Poniente beach. Although stretching for over four miles, during the peak summer months these two beaches can get extremely crowded. A great alternative that many people are yet to discover is Finestrat Beach, also known as La Cala. Located in Costa Blanca just three kilometres away from busy Benidorm, this golden sandy beach is fairly quiet, with plenty of shallow waters, ideal for children and less confident swimmers. There are also some delightful bars and restaurants set along the promenade. The town stretches along its 2 main beaches, Poniente and Levante, which are separated by the small beach ‘Mal Pas’. Also, at the foot of the Serra Gelada mountain, there are some secluded small scenic treasures, such as the virgin coves of the TioXimo and Almadrava. The fine sand, the temperature of the water, its promenades and the different activities that are available (Cable Sky, volleyball, football …) make the beaches of Benidorm the main attraction of the city. Benidorm’s beautiful golden beaches were ideal for taking a gentle stroll, and with plenty of sun loungers and watersports available, there was plenty to do should you wish! We decided to instead chill out in a couple of the numerous bars and restaurants lined up along the beach, and simply sat with a nice cold drink and some grub, just peacefully watching the world go by.

Walks along the coast of Benidorm

There are many mountains around Benidorm and these are popular with hikers, but for the less strenuous walkers there are also many costal walks to choose from. A great route is west to Villajoyosa, meaning ‘Joyful Town’, with its small harbour and golden sandy beach. Follow signs for Sender de la Costa for a leisurely stroll along wide paths or Colada de la Costa for a touch more rugged terrain.  These two routes merge as you enter Villajoyosa, which is approximately 5 miles from Benidorm and generally takes around an hour to walk. This quaint old fishing village has a bustling market along with good cheap restaurants and historic buildings including a delightful gothic church and a 16th century watch tower.
Take a hiking trail through the Natural Park of Serra Gelada.
Walks along the coast of Benidorm Spain
Exciting nightlife of Benidorm

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Exciting nightlife of Benidorm

The countless terraces, pubs and bars that are located on the beach or in the center of the town have a great atmosphere at any time of the day. But, undoubtedly, its night time when the fun is more than assured. Benidorm offers fun filled nights and parties for all ages, preferences and nationalities.Write one or two paragraphs describing your product, services or a specific feature. To be successful your content needs to be useful to your readers.

 

Popular shoping in Benidorm

Benidorm is popular for shopping and has everything for the browser to the serious buyer. With hundreds of shops dotted around it is easy to pay three or four times over the odds for certain gifts, so it is best to know where to go. Markets are great for some cheap holiday gifts with 3 dotted around the resort. Foietes market, runs every Wednesday morning next to the Foietes Sports Centre, in the north of Benidorm close to the railway station. The “El Pueblo” market is located next to Servigroup Pueblo Hotel and it is held every Wednesday and Sunday morning throughout the year. For a more typical antiques/flea market that also offers some live jazz music, the “El Cisne” Flea Market takes place every Sunday and offers a variety of goods. If you are looking for leather there are dozens of quality leather shops with belts being a popular purchase for tourists, one of the best leather stores is El Castillo located in the old town with prices starting from as little as 3€. All over Benidorm there are numerous little souvenirs shops selling handbags, dresses, photo albums, ornaments, purses, books, gadgets… pretty much anything! I absolutely adore shops like this, and love stocking up on pretty dresses ready to take away for my next holiday. There was also a wonderful indoor market next to our hotel. It’s safe to say I spent an awful lot of money, but with no regrets whatsoever. I came home with plenty of goodies and gifts, and a pretty photo album to store my memories. Speaking of which, reason number ten
Popular shoping in Benidorm
Gastronomy in Benidorm

Gastronomy in Benidorm

When in Spain you should try some traditional tapas, but with over 500 restaurants to choose from there are going to be some which are hit and miss. If you are looking to try some of the best authentic Spanish tapas then check out Lo Bueno Abunda, which is located on Avenue de la Marina Baixa, close to the iconic Gran Hotel Bali, which you won’t miss as it is the tallest building in Spain. This restaurant is popular with both British ex pats and local Spaniards, offering low prices and wonderful food.

Take a break from the Beninorm and see a bit more of what a holiday to Benidorm in the popular Costa Blanca has to offer.
Benidorm caters for all budgets and tastes, eating out in Benidorm you can find tapas and pinchos, seafood and roasts, Italian and Chinese, homemade British food and not to forget the famous Paella.

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Amusement parks in Benidorm

Amusement parks in Benidorm

Spend a day full of action, feel the adrenaline run through your veins, in Benidorm it’s possible thanks to its amusement parks. For the summer seasons, Aqualandia and Aqua Natura are the water parks that receive the most visitors. Or the perfect day for thrill seekers and families, at theTerra Mitica theme park you can fly.
Spend a day at Aqualandia and Mundomar, two of the most popular Benidorm theme parks

Mundomar marine animal park

If you ever do visit Benidorm, this is most definitely an attraction you shouldn’t miss. As well as walking around and encountering penguins, meerkats, sea lions and more, visitors are given the opportunity to not only feed the animals, but enter certain enclosures for a souvenir photo to take home. And if this wasn’t enough, they hold amazing shows throughout the day where you can see the talented dolphins and sea lions put on a humorous performance for the full family.
Mundomar marine animal park
Activities in Benidorm

Activities in Benidorm

Take a boat trip to Benidorm Island; this is a protected area of the Serra Gelada Natural Park.  It is a great spot for diving or just to see Benidorm from the sea.

Try the Benidorm cable ski, wakeboarding, water skiing or kite surfing for all ages in the heart of Playa de Levante.

Take in the Benidorm skyline from the spectacular panoramic terrace of the Hotel Bali, a unique experience but not suitable for those who have vertigo!

Go diving at Cala del Tio Ximo, a natural area away from busy beaches. A real divers paradise.

Benidorm circus.

Semana santa en benidorm.

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Benidorm Palace

Catch a show at Benidorm Palace, one of the most common party venues in the area.
For a magnificent spectacle of dancers, musicians, magic and so much more, Benidorm Palace is the place to be. It’s a jam-packed night and you can even wine and dine whilst you watch the amazing show. The magician was super hot, which was an added bonus, and we were lucky enough to get sat right by the stage. During the interval, a jazz band plays popular music and the public are free to take to the dance floor. It was the cutest thing seeing loved up couples having a boogie, and of course, I soon jumped up and joined in with everyone else!
Benidorm Palace
Waterfalls of Algar

Waterfalls of Algar

Visit this convergence of plunging pools and dazzling spray for an alternative to the packed waterparks in central Benidorm. Around a 15 kilometre drive out of the resort near Alicante, an altogether more tranquil experience beckons. Swim the ice cool waters under the beating Spanish sun, take a picnic or barbeque and visit the nearby cactus gardens.

 

The caves of Canelobre

 

Explore this natural wonder concealed in the nearby Cabezón de Oro mountain ridge. From its 70-metre-high vaulted ceiling drip stalactites and rock formations twisted and etched by time into the beautiful candelabra shapes its name suggests. Its acoustics often attract concerts, and if you can time your visit to coincide with a performance you’re guaranteed an epic evening’s entertainment.

The caves of Canelobre
Serrounding villages of Benidorm

Serrounding villages of Benidorm

A few kilometers from Benidorm you can visit charming villages such as La Vila Joiosa, Guadalest, Caple or Altea.
Just ten minutes north of Benidorm, a quaint historic retreat beckons. With its stratified, whitewashed houses clambering up the hillside bisected by winding cobbled pathways, Altea is a place you should see. With a marina, beachfront promenade and its labyrinthine Old Town, it’s packed with pretty diversions and worth a visit just for its beautiful, blue-roofed Russian orthodox church.

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