Benidorm is Europe’s most popular beach resort, attracting millions of tourists from all over the world. It is a year round resort, suitable for all ages and social groups.Despite its reputation for being populated mostly by foreign visitors, in fact 70% of visitors are indeed from its home country, Spain and it is so popular, that it alone, contributes over 10% to the whole Spanish economy.The 2 main beaches are called Playa Levante and Playa Poniente. Both are south facing enjoying sunshine and a warm climate for 330 days a year.You can rent sun loungers and parasols. Both are classed “Blue Flag” beaches, the highest beach award, guaranteeing the sea water is clean and safe. The local authority keeps the sand immaculate, combing and cleaning it early each day, before most tourists have risen from their sleep.Benidorm is famous for its skyscraper hotels and tourist apartment complexes. Accommodation ranges from simple hostels and apartments to 5 star luxury hotels, one being Europes tallest hotel, The Grand Bali, just off the Playa Poniente.
Lovers of nightlife, especially the 18 to 30 group flock to Benidorm in the summer months, drinking and dancing till dawn,to the beats and mixes created by some of Europes top DJs such as Judge Jules. During the daytime sleeping it off by the hotel swimming pool or beach.In the winter, Benidorm becomes a retreat for many retired people fleeing the harsher winters of Northern Europe.Benidorm is famous for its nightlife and entertainment.There are 1000s of bars and clubs catering for young and old. Cabaret and tribute acts appear in many of the showbars. Often entrance is free as long as a drink is bought. One of Europes top cabaret shows is at the “Benidorm Palace.” Tickets are available at outlets around Benidorm or at the box office.There are many other tourist excursions and activities available in and around Benidorm. For families there is the Terra Mitica Theme Park,one of Europes largest, with lots of thrilling rides, shows and attractions for all ages. Terra Natura, is an interactive wildlife park, fascinating for all the family. Contained within Terra Natura is Aqua Natura, a fantastic and thrilling water park. Another exciting water park, Aqualandia has fun slides, thrilling slides and pools suitable for all the family. Next door to Aqualandia is Mundomar,a marine and wildlife park, complete with dolphin show,sea lions exotic birds and a childrens play park. Some day tours include visits to Algar Falls,The Canelobre caves, the mountain fortress at Guadalest and the Lemon Express, a train ride through the mountains There is also an abundance of boat trips available from Benidorm harbour, as well as thrilling watersports and more leisurely pedalos on the beaches. Eating out is a real pleasure, whether it is the taste from home, around the world or authentic local Spanish cuisine, you are well catered for.
When choosing your hotel, hostal or tourist apartment it is essential to get the best rate possible as prices for the same room can vary quite considerably between suppliers. RoomRateCompare.com searches for the best prices for 222 Benidorm hotels. It also has a Benidorm Guide with comprehensive tourist information, cheap flight search and current weather conditions and forecast so you can plan your trip.