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There’s a reason why Benidorm is often put up on all the travel posters that hang in the holiday booking and planning shops. This very popular vacation destination has everything that a quick city-escape or lengthy summer holiday needs: lots of sun, lots of beach, and lots of interesting nightlife.
Visitors to Benidorm will be stunned at how long and glittery the white beaches of this holiday mecca are, and travelers of all shapes and sizes will love taking advantage of the beautiful old town areas, which are a beautiful blend of Spanish and Mediterranean culture that will delight all those who experience it.
Old Town District
If you want to explore the more historical side of Benidorm, we recommend staying right in the midst of things in the old town district. Boasting some of the best shopping areas with countless boutiques, art galleries, and more, visitors will be delighted by the many restaurants and bars that offer outdoor seating to make people-watching an almost professional activity. Try to stay in a smaller boutique hotel or a vacation rental so that you’ll be in the middle of the action.
For a more laid back and relaxed vibe when compared to the old town, try out the downtown district. Close to the beaches and with tons of bars and restaurants that stay open until the early hours of the morning, there is never a lack of things to do or see here. Visitors are encouraged to try out one of the trendy new boutique hotels in this area, or to get a modern sea-view villa or holiday rental to maximize your experience here.
Known for it’s almost two miles of beautiful white sand stretched in front of it, this is the beach neighborhood for those travelers who love the sun. Head to one of the beachfront hotels or resorts to make sure you’re never more than a couple of steps away from the sand, or pick a smaller more quiet rental behind the promenade which is still in easy reach of the beach and all of the offerings of the busy promenade.
Rincon de Loix
If you’re traveling with children, check out Rincon de Loix, which on the east side of Levante beach but still easily accessible. With many smaller beaches that are a little bit less crowded, visitors with little ones will be delighted to see that this district hosts many things suitable for smaller travelers including fun fairs, mini golf, and many hotels with large pools and play areas for children, making it ideal for parents who want a chance to relax while also giving the children a chance to run their energy out! We recommend one of the beachfront hotels here for reasonable prices and stellar service and location.
Benidorm is known for its beaches, mainly Levante and Poniente beaches, but there are many activities to keep everyone entertained outside of the sand, which, even the most dedicated beach-goer will find monotonous after enough time. Here are some of our recommendations for other things to do and see during your stay in Benidorm.
If you like animals, check out Mundomar and Terra Natura for a day out at the zoos and aquariums. Boasting quite an impressive variety of animals, including dolphins, crocodiles, and even lemurs.
If you’re looking for the best view in the city, take an afternoon stroll up the Placa de Castell, which sits on the headland between the two main parts of Benidorm. Explore this area if you’re wanting to see a spectacular view of Benidorm from above. Bring a picnic and enjoy the sun at the top while listening to music, as this is a popular area for local musicians to busk. Bring plenty of water with you though, if you’re walking up the stairs it can get very tiring and hot.
Benidorm is surrounded by many mountains which protect it from a more unstable weather pattern, so as a result holiday goers year round can prepare for extremely mild and pleasant weather. The peak times for those who want to visit the beaches is from May to October, but try to avoid July and August as they are peak times for tourists and the beaches can get rather crowded.
No matter what time of year you go, Benidorm is usually sunny but a light breeze can trick you into thinking it’s cooler than it actually is; always wear sunscreen even if you think you don’t need it to avoid getting burned!