Holidays in Benidorm: where to sleep and how to get there

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Benidorm is one seaside resort on the Costa Blanca, in the province of Alicante, part of the Valencian Community in Spain. In addition to many Spaniards reside in the locality many retired British and Europeans who come here to enjoy the wonderful climate, present practically all year round.

Benidorm was built thanks to the foresight of the mayor of the city, who in 1960 had the vision of making one beautiful tourist resort. Today Benidorm is also famous for tall hotels and condominiums used for holidays, some of which are more than 25 floors high.



Wide tree-lined avenues give a feeling of infinite space, in which there are more than 1.000 places to eat and drink and look at the city in full swing. The streets offer a vibrant atmosphere day and night, with something to offer visitors of all ages.

What to do in Benidorm

Le main activities they are located along 4 km of sandy beaches, which attract people from all over Spain in the summer months and from all over Europe 365 days a year. Benidorm is an ideal destination, both with the sun in summer and in winter, thanks to the mild climate where daytime temperatures rarely drop below 18 ° C.

Benidorm has two spectacular ones beaches with the Blue Flag, that of the Levant and that of the quieter Ponente, which is preferred by locals and families. The Poniente Beach, just inaugurated, it is a beach area with all services, including easier access for wheelchairs. In total there are 4 km of sandy beaches in Benidorm.


Attractions

Terra Mitica: amusement park


Sea World: aquarium, marine park and wildlife park of exotic animals

aqualandia: water park

Terra Natura: theme park and zoo

Benidorm Palace: dinners with musical performances

Lockdown Escape Room: escape game

What to see in Benidorm

Like any seaside resort everything is geared towards fun and pleasure, there is therefore not much to see for those seeking culture. The surrounding towns and villages, which are less than 20 minutes by car or 30 minutes by bus, are definitely recommended for anyone looking for the real Spain.

In the old town of Benidorm they are still preserved some symbols of the past, when the city was a small village, like the old town church, where the most interesting part of the city is located.

Costa Blanca

Benidorm is one of the most popular seaside resorts on the Costa Blanca along the east coast of Spain. The Costa Blanca it extends for over 200 kilometers near the city of Alicante, so there are plenty of other places to see besides Benidorm itself.

This area has long been a favorite with Brits and Germans, but in recent years it has also become popular with mid-range tourists from other corners of Europe, including Russia. Obviously with a long coastline, there are a wide range of options, including many high-end tourist areas, but in general accommodation and hotels are still quite cheap.



Accomodation to Benidorm

Since 2006 Benidorm has also seen a huge increase in the quality of accommodation and now not only attracts package holiday tourists, but also tourists who require 5 star hotels and spas. There are more than 41.000 beds in the various hotels and lodges, and modern tourist apartments.

Due to the crowds of young people present between July and August, many apartments require a refundable deposit for certain times of the year.

Check availability and find the best rates to stay in Benidorm

Best budget hotels in Benidorm

In order not to have the usual problems with apartments, it is recommended to stay in a hotel. The hotel delivers many more comforts compared to an apartment or holiday home, e many more services available, such as room cleaning, swimming pool, gym, ... and for those who aspire to a top holiday, also full board or All Inclusive.


Hotel Primavera

Hotel Marbella

Hotel Condestable

Hotel Perla

Hotel Voramar (also with full board)

Hotel El Palmeral (also with full board)

Best All Inclusive hotels in Benidorm

In this section we want to recommend the best hotels that offer treatment All Inclusive o full board. Considering the costs of the bars for breakfast, and those of the restaurants for lunch and dinner, the rates they offer are very attractive.

Magic Cristal Park 

Hotel Rambla 


Helios Benidorm 

Port Fiesta Park 

Palm Beach Hotel 

Benidorm Celebrations Pool Party Resort – Adults Only - for adults only and recommended for young people who love parties and pool parties

The best accommodations in Benidorm

If you are looking for an accommodation where it is possible to cook, better prefer a residence or a bungalow in a campsite. Like hotels, they offer many more services and comforts than an apartment or holiday home, but still allow you to save on restaurants, having a room kitchenette it's a lunch area.

Luxmar Apartments

Camping Arena Blanca

Don Jorge Apartments

How to get to Benidorm

To reach Benidorm from Spain the most comfortable and fastest way is by plane. The nearest airport to Benidorm is theAlicante airport. It is served daily by over 30 low cost and scheduled airlines from most major European cities.

SEspecially during the summer, there are direct flights to Alicante airport.

 

There are several ways to get to Benidorm from Alicante airport shuttle bus who make the route at a cost of € 10 or less. The duration of the transfer is approximately 30-40 minutes.

Levante beach in Benidorm, Spain - Photo from Istock
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