The Best Gay Bars, Hotels and Beaches in Benidorm
The LGBT scene in Benidorm is open and welcoming. If you are looking at going to Benidorm soon then below, we give you a rundown on the best accommodation, nightlife, events and more.
Hotels & Apartments
You will be spoilt for choice with the number of hotels and apartments in Benidorm. The Villa Venecia Hotel Boutique, Level at Meliá Villaitana and Hotel Queens are just a few of those on offer. Villa Venecia Hotel Boutique is a luxury hotel in the centre of Benidorm, which Level at Meliá Villaitana is an adults-only hotel with views of Grand Bahía Bay and has a few restaurants, bars, and cafés.
If you are looking for an apartment for your stay then there are many rentals that can be found on Airbnb which is one of the most popular booking sites, but you will be able to find something that suits your requirements and budget.
Bars & Nightlife
There is no question that Benidorm is renowned for its vibrant nightlife which for the LGBT community presents a great choice of bars and clubs. Most of these clubs are in Benidorm’s Old Town with bars and terraces busy all evening. Bars including Spirit, Bar Code, Lovers, Eagle Bar and Bear’s Bar are some of the more popular choices. H2O is the gay sauna in Benidorm for those who enjoy a spa, steam room, private cabins, or darkroom.
Of course, you can’t come to Benidorm without visiting the beaches and there are a few great locations. Poniente is a relaxing beach to the south and Levante is the more touristy party beach in the north. Both are separated by the Mirador de Castillo which is a beautiful lookout point where the former castle used to be. If you are looking for that all over suntan then head over to Ti Ximo cove at the far end of Levante beach.
There is always something going on in Benidorm and for the LGBT crowd, Benidorm’s Gay Pride is one of the hottest events of the year. The week-long pride that takes place in September is packed with great events. The highlight of this event is the parade taking place on Saturday that runs right along Levante beach. It ends at the main outdoor stage where there is a huge party atmosphere including free entertainment from talented DJs and other artists.
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