Benidorm: a vibrant holiday resort

by admin on February 4, 2013

Benidorm

Beautifully situated on the coast of Costa Blanca, the holiday town of Benidorm is part of southern Spain and is set just 40 km from the second largest city in Valencia region – Alicante. Thanks to its incredible nature and many days of sunshine, the plethora of its sights and attraction options, as well as its busy nightlife, Benidorm is the natural choice of millions of holidaymakers that visit it every year. The resort has an average annual temperature of 18°C and its warmest month of the year is August. Actually, the resort is full of tourists throughout the year, but it is more busy in the period April – October.

The town of Benidorm is the main resort in Costa Blanca and can handle easily with more than half a million tourists during the peak of the season. Travelers find many accommodation options here – from hostels, to lavish hotels and self-serviced holiday apartments. The resort features four long miles of sandy beaches, clear and warm sea waters and a great variety of cafes, restaurants and bars. The two most famous beaches of all are Playa Levante and Poniente, where holiday makers can have it all – great options for swimming and relaxing, plus an incredible option of dining and entertainment spots. In general Playa Levante is more busy and noisy, while Poniente beach is more quiet and peaceful. These two main beaches are separated by the Old Quarter of Benidorm – the well-preserved original fishing village with its San Jaime Parish Church, numerous souvenir shops and outdoor cafes.

The city of Benidorm however has a modern face as well, featuring a new quarter with many skyscrapers, bathed in lights at night. It is strange, but the skyscrapers and the old town stay together side by side in a rather pleasant and charming way. In the heart of the city is to be found the fabulous and large L’Aiguera Park that gives holidaymakers the option to enjoy a beach promenade of five kilometers. Another good option for those who love nature is the Benidorm Isle, which is placed outside the Benidorm Bay center. It could be reached by boat that could be taken from the Benidorm harbor. Benidorm resort is a great place for practicing various water sports like diving, water skiing and parasailing. Families with kids adore the Aqualandia Water Park, where they have a day full of joy and excitement. Other entertainment options when travelling with kids would be the Mundomar Centre where could be seen many sea animals.

Those travelers who like the nightlife will find Benidorm resort quite appealing. It has a great variety of bars and night clubs, karaoke clubs, etc. Most of the people who enjoy themselves at night there come from Britain, but not only. Among the most exciting and busy nightclubs are Broadway Cabaret, Beachcomber,Sticky Vicky, Chaplins Disco Dancing Nightclub, Sinatras Disco, Sol Pelicanos, Bahamas Disco Pub, Zodiac Show Time Bar, and many more. People love to come here as they enjoy great music and cocktails and can dance until the early morning hours.

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Sightseeing, dining out and clubbing in Benidorm

Benidorm is among the most popular seaside resorts in Spain. Positioned on the coast of Costa Blanca, it has everything that a leisure holiday-maker and the tourist would search for. The resort features two incredible beaches. Playa Levante is the busier beach with plenty of options for dining and entertainment spots, while Playa Poniente is more quiet and relaxing place. The area is characterized with many and long days of sunshine, mild climate and warm water, as well as with find sand. Besides the many options of water sports including water skiing, diving, swimming and parasailing, the resort of Benidorm offers many places of interest, monuments and cultural sites that the traveler will find appealing.

The most visited of all sightseeing places in Benidorm is the Old Quarter, set in an area that actually separates its two beaches. Narrow streets, plenty of souvenir shops, open-air cafes, small boutiques – all this is available there, plus an interesting church dating back from 18th century – San Jaime Parish. Besides the Old Town, travelers like to visit the Castle Viewpoint known as BalcondelMediterraneo, and also the Benidorm Town Hall. Tourists who love nature and those who travel with kids should definitely visit the Maritime Cultural Center where they can see a variety of sea animals, as well as the large L’Aiguera Park where they can have a walk along a 5 km beach promenade. Great fun and entertainment is available at the Aqualandia Water Park, as well as at the islet of Benidorm, which could be reached by a boat from the harbor of Benidorm. Highly recommended is another boat trip from Costa Blanca to Gata de Goros. Those who have more time could further explore the El Algar waterfalls, the mountain range of Aitana, the village of Castell de Guadalest. The nearby towns of Alicante, Villajoyosa, Calpe and Torrevieja are also worth the trip.

Dining out and clubbing in Benidorm is part of the resort’s culture and charm. The food here is delicious and irresistible, as the place offers all kinds of cuisines including the traditional Spanish meals including fresh seafood, but also specialties from Britain and Germany, Italy and France, Mexico and Turkey and so much more. Besides the restaurants, there are many fast food places and pizza shops, so the choice is endless. A great day to explore the city and get a feeling of its atmosphere is to tour the bars and try tapas – plates of small bites of different taste that go perfect with wine or beer. The nightlife in the resort is quite vibrant and intense too and the options for entertainment could not be counted. There are more than 150 night clubs and bars, divided into three main clubbing zones – the Old Town of Benidorm, the The Levante Beach and Avenue de Mallorca. Tourists say Benidorm resort offers one of the best clubbing scenes on earth with so many shows and ballets, orchestras and DJ’s sets. The heart of it is known as the English Square where are concentrated the night clubs Champions, Chaplins Disco Dancing Nightclub, Sinatras Disco, Bahamas Disco Pub, Zodiac Show Time Bar, Beachcomber, Broadway Cabaret, Pretty Woman Lapdance Bar, Heartbreak Bar, Neptunes Bar and many more.


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