Quick Guide to Benidorm

Benidorm Bay
Benidorm Bay

A holiday in Benidorm is a real favourite with Brits - so much that there's even a sitcom based on British holidaymakers here. The striking highrises set Benidorm apart from the other popular resorts of Spain's Costa Blanca. This is an urban retreat, with lots of lively nightlife, cabaret shows and restaurants. However the beaches remain the main focal point to the city. There are three, all excellent blue flag standard; Playa de Levante, Playa de Poniente and Platja del Mal Pas.

Fab holidays for:

Partying on the beach, Sunseekers, Bargain holiday

Airport:

Alicante Airport

Did you know?

In the 1950s mayor Pedro Zaragoza wanted to transform Benidorm into a busy tourist town. Once he authorised women to wear bikinis on the beach, people began flocking to the area and is still a popular destination today.

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Top 5 Amusement Parks in Benidorm

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While Benidorm is a paradise for sunbathers, take a break from the sandy shores for an exhilarating trip to its many amusement parks.

Mundomar
Translated as the World of the Sea, hang with dolphins, sea lions, and exotic birds. The list of animals to see is endless - seals, lemurs, turtles, squirrel monkeys, you name it, they've got 'em! With shows and the opportunity to feed some of them, it's a great day out.
Terri Mitica
Terri Mitica is divided into three themed sections, inspired by Greece, Rome and Egypt. Get your heart pumping as you zig and zag on impossibly fast roller coasters and make sure to keep an eye out for the imaginative street shows.
Aqualandia
Get wet 'n wild at the crazy water slides in Aqualandia. Chutes, steep drops, and wave pools ensure this park will be a hit with adults and children alike.
Terra Natura Park
A zoo like you've never seen it, Terra Natura has designed the habitats to seem like there are no barriers between you and the animals. Divided into fours sections - Pangea, America, Europe, and Asia - you'll have your hands full seeing all the animals.
Aqua Natura
Within Terra Natura is Aqua Natura - the perfect wet and wild treat to cool off in the summer sun. While it's closed until May 2015, not only are there plenty of high-speed slides to experience, you can go to animal shows where you can learn about, and observe, plenty of cute creatures.

How to get to Benidorm

The easiest way into Benidorm is to fly into Alicante Airport, which is the nearest international airport, and has flights from a wide variety of airports across the UK including London, Manchester, Belfast, Newcastle and Glasgow.

It's easy to hop on a bus to get to your hotel but you could also think about hiring a car in Benidorm, especially if you're planning on travelling around.

What to do in Benidorm

For many holidaymakers to Benidorm the resort's appeal lies in the fact that you can get a holiday in the sun without having to miss any of your home comforts. When you're on holiday here, chances are you'll be focused on the beach during the day and enjoying the nightlife come sundown. Playa Levante is the lively end of the resort - the sea here is a playground for pedloes and adventurous holidaymakers whooping on the banana boat rides. Poniente beach is quieter space to paddle and relax on the sand.

benidorm Golf Course
Golf Course

When to go to Benidorm

It's hardest to get a great deal on your holidays during the summer months, especially if you're looking to go all inclusive. The prices and temperatures rise for June, July and August. Our advice is to book as early as you can and check out our Real Deals newsletter for special offers, or to hold your nerve and pick up a last-minute bargain.

If you prefer slightly cooler temperatures you could try September, or go early in the season in April or May. You could even visit in the winter and explore the area - there are some amazing holiday offers to be had in the off season, but don't expect to sunbathe that much!