Welcome to Benidorm
The seaside resort of Benidorm in Spain is found in Alicante province in Valencia. Many retired Britons live here. Every year this Costa Blanca resort welcomes more than five million tourists. Back in the 1960's, it was nothing more than a small coastal village. Today, it is full of hotels, skyscrapers, sun, sand, and surf!
When you spend time in Benidorm, it's easy to find something to do 24 hours a day. In fact, there are countless bars, restaurants, and clubs that will keep you very busy once the sun goes down. Luckily, there are tons of Benidorm City hotels nearby, so you will never be far from the action!
Benidorm is well known for the tall holiday apartments and hotels. Some of them have more than 25 floors. Accommodation has improved drastically in the last few years and attracts not only the package holiday tourist, but also the more discerning visitor looking for five-star spa and hotel complexes.
Top Benidorm Attractions
Peacock Island features family activities that include viewing wildlife aboard a small submarine, and walking trails that explore the fauna, flora, wildlife and history of this park.
If you want to enjoy the water - without actually getting in it head to Mundomar, a huge aquarium near the middle of town. Mundomar features tons of wildlife, exotic and marine animals, tropical gardens, caves and rustic buildings. Animals include tropical birds, monkeys, seals, sea lions and flamingos. Visitors of all ages will enjoy a dolphin show.
Once the sun rises, there is no better place to be than "sunrise beach", as the locals call it. The highlight of Benidorm's east side, Levante Beach is one of the most popular beaches in town because of its stunning morning views. And, in addition to the sparkling sand, there are slides, rafts, and swinging bridges in the water – so that you can have your choice of fun or relaxation. There are also fast food outlets, cafes, restaurants and shops lining this beach. Artists can be seen building elaborate and detailed sand sculptures.
If you're looking for water without the sand, head to Aqualandia. About a mile outside of the city centre, Aqualandia is a saltwater water park that features children's water playing areas, waterslides, swimming pools, picnic areas and souvenir shops.
You can also enjoy Benidorm from beneath the water! At the Nisos Benidorm Diving Center, expert instructors will teach you how to scuba dive so that you can see the underwater world of this city.
Benidorm accommodation comprises more than 240 apartment complexes and hotels that range from one to five stars. Accommodation competition in Benidorm is massive, with the result that the prices are low especially when not in season. This includes cheap hotels as well. Groups and families might prefer lively Levante, while the more mature visitor and couples will probably prefer the quieter old town. Peace and quiet can also be found at the Poniente or La Cala Finestrat
Getting around by car
Barcelona to Benidorm: 4 h 38 min (498 km) via AP-7
Alicante Airport to Benidorm: 40 min (58 km) via A-70 and AP-7
Valencia to Benidorm: 1 h 28 min (138 km) via AP-7
Madrid to Benidorm: 4 h 16 min (460 km) via A-3 and A-31
Accommodation, driving and car rental
At Cheaperthanhotels and Cheaperthancars we have a wide range of car rental discounts at convenient locations and accommodation to meet all budgets and taste. We really do believe that the less you spend, the more you will have to do when you get there.
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