Benidorm is regarded as one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe and each year thousands of tourists descend on the city in search of a long hot summer full of great food, drink, and entertainment. The city has come a long way from the quiet fishing village of the 1950s and is now a holiday destination fit for all ages and walks of life. Here’s our view on Benidorm.
First and foremost, the weather is one of the big attractions. Situated North of Alicante on the East coast of Spain’s Costa Blanca Benidorm it offers a great climate which can be enjoyed year-round in both summer and winter. Even during the colder season, there are days when just a t-shirt will do.
Benidorm is visited by people from all over Spain with British tourists the second most popular, while Belgium, Dutch Irish and French also enjoy a trip there. There is plenty of accommodation and the city offers a wide range of hotels including three, four and five-star hotels, as well as modern and contemporary apartments.
Travel in Benidorm is very good, and you’ll have no problems getting where you need to go using public transport. If you hire a car the city is serviced by an excellent motorway system AP-7. Buses can be accessed from the bus station off the AV De Europa. The Bus service in Benidorm is very good and runs promptly. Taxis are frequent and reasonably priced, and the Airport Bus can be caught on the Ave De Europa also.
The beaches are what attract many tourists each year. With towering apartment blocks, just a short walk away from the main beaches of Levante and Poniente they are easily accessible. There is plenty of space and you never feel overcrowded. If you plan to head further down the coast there are some quieter beaches and coves where you can relax.
There is a great choice of local shops and department stores in Benidorm. The Levante and Rincon De Loix areas have many boutiques and designer shops, selling the latest fashions and designer clothes. Supermarkets are well stocked with a great range of local fruit and vegetables as well as meat and fish. The Old Town has many unique shops, selling anything from leather goods to watches.
Once the sun sets Benidorm doesn’t go to sleep, in fact, quite the opposite. There are many fantastic bars, clubs and pubs that line the streets in both the Old and New Town that it can be hard to know what to do next. From cabaret and karaoke bars to casinos and clubs there is something to keep you occupied every night of your stay.
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