Holidays in Benidorm - combining great weather, a long beach and non-stop entertainment - have been tempting British holidaymakers back for years. Located at the heart of Spain's Costa Blanca, Benidorm has warm, dry summers and mild winters, making it a wonderful destination virtually any time of year. Benidorm is famous for its skyscraper hotels, wild nightlife and British pubs, but there is another side to the resort. The charming Old Town boasts traditional tapas bars and a twice-weekly craft market, while the surrounding Altea hills offer brilliant hiking and breathtaking views. There are child-friendly hotels in Benidorm and theme parks for families, whilst revellers flock here for the bars and clubs of lively Levante. Out of season, Benidorm quietens down a little, attracting couples and single travellers seeking a relaxing winter break. Holidays in Benidorm are about fun and relaxation in the sun – and there's a side to the resort to suit everyone. Why not hop on a flight to Benidorm and enjoy the Benidorm experience for yourself!
There are so many things to do on a holiday in Benidorm, it's difficult to know where to start. The resort's long, sandy beach is home to an array of water sports - including paragliding, jet skiing, windsurfing and plenty of boat trips. Many hotels have onsite sports courts and the Costa Blanca offers a choice of 15 golf courses. In summer, Aqualandia water park boasts a dizzying choice of flumes and slides, whilst Terra Mitica has white knuckle rides galore. In November, the popular Fiesta brings fireworks, parades and markets to the resort. Don't miss the dolphins, turtles, penguins and tropical fish at Mundomar Marine Park. Out of the resort, the surrounding countryside is great for hiking, climbing and horse riding, while the beautiful city of Valencia is well worth a day trip.
Benidorm's lively nightlife is one of its main attractions. From the colourful cabaret of Benidorm Palace to the late-night clubs of The Square, this resort comes to life after dark. In the New Town you'll find a heady mix of karaoke and cocktail bars, British-style pubs and discos. Many family hotels offer inhouse entertainment that's suitable for the kids, whilst a quieter night is virtually guaranteed in the Old Town.
There's a wide choice of international restaurants in Benidorm; think Italian, Indian and Chinese. Don't miss tapas and paella in the Old Town, best washed down with a jug of sangria. Benidorm's reputation as a UK home-from-home doesn't come from nowhere: you'll find plenty of cafes, pubs and restaurants serving fry-ups, fish and chips and Sunday roasts. For great value for money, book an all inclusive hotel, where drinks, snacks and buffet meals are usually included in the cost of your holiday.
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