Quick Guide to Benidorm

Benidorm Bay
Benidorm Bay

Benidorm is a real favorite 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.

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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 at the airport, 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

There are plenty of activities in the surrounding area too - have a go at quad biking if you're after a thrilling day out. Benidorm is enormously popular with families - so expect to find plenty of activity parks nearby which will appeal to the whole family. You can meet dophins and seals at the Mundomar Park, or visit the land animals including cheetahs and elephants at the Terra Natura Park. Enjoy wild rollercoasters at Terra Mitica theme park, or keep cool with all the water rides at Aqualandia Water Park, set inside the city.

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!