Benidorm holidays have long been a staple in the British calendar. Attracting millions of visitors each and every year, the beaches, attractions and nightlife make the Costa Blanca resort one of the best destinations for families, couples and groups. A sweeping coastline with modern facilities and vibrant entertainment, it has a diverse appeal that brings mass tourism from people of all ages. Once a tranquil, fishing village, the climate and amenities of the Spanish south coast mean that it is now a year-round tourist resort. But, there are still remnants of the past and amongst the long strips of sand and fun-filled nights sits a cobbled old town with an authentic Baroque church. A multicultural resort, most people spend the day on the Blue Flag beaches, splashing around and enjoying water sports. For the adventurous there is the Terra Mitica amusement park and the water park of Aqualandia but the biggest buzz comes from the sky-rise promenades and the trio of beaches. As the sun goes down and the lights go on, party time begins. From tapas to tribute bands the nightlife is lively to say the least and comes with big-name DJs and dedicated nightclubs. Levante is the most popular part of Benidorm so head to Poniente for smaller crowds and, if you fancy a daytrip, then Alicante is a beautiful location at the end of a 40-minute mountainside drive. Elsewhere, Calpe is also a picturesque resort and Denia is good for a different evening setting. Holidays to Benidorm are most popular during the summer months of June through September when the average high temperatures are in the late 20s. Surrounded by mountains, there is a microclimate of sorts at play and even in the winter months you will get highs of 15ºC to 20 degrees. May and October are probably the best times to go for cheap holidays abroad to Benidorm
Being such a popular destination for European tourists, Benidorm holidays come with a vast array of attractions. Couples and families alike will enjoy the numerous options available with a holiday here in 2020/2021.
The long stretches of award-winning beaches, combined with the promise of sunshine and warm temperatures, are what attracts most holidaymakers to Benidorm and they are a great place to unwind. Whilst here you can leave the glistening sands to try some water sports with jet-skiing, windsurfing and pedalos commonplace here. If you don’t want to spend every day at the beach then the Aqualandia Water Park in Javea is fun for all the family with rides and slides while the Terra Natura Park is a kids paradise, where they can spot animals and partake in zip-lining.
When the evening comes there are so many options for you to enjoy. From clowns to drag queens, tribute bands to comedians, cabaret to Irish pubs the resort comes alive with an interesting mix. The most popular areas are the Top Road and The Square. It is complete exuberance and you get to choose whether you want to sip a drink at a beach bar or find a nightclub on the main strip and dance until dawn.
While it is known for mass tourism, holidays to Benidorm do also come with a traditional feel to them. Enjoy authentic Spanish culture as you meander through the cobbled streets and visit the domed church in the centre. The old town is perfect for finding gift shops and boutiques while Passeig de la Carretera and Gambo Street are both great for shopping. If you want to explore the region then the sleepy fishing town of Moraira and picturesque Calpe are both great options.
A feast of family fun awaits at this fabulous theme park where you’ll experience a thrilling global journey through the attraction’s 5 zones of Iberia, Rome, Ocionia, Greece and The Islands. A myriad of exhilarating rides will keep the energy levels high and there’s also plenty of other entertainment at Terra Mitica including acrobats, parades and circus performers.
All the family can enjoy an entertainment extravaganza at this glitzy cabaret venue. A unique variety show will wow the audience with a range of entertainers including acrobats, magicians, aerial dancers, balancing acts and musicians.
There’s also the option to book a table for a delicious meal on your night out.
A splashing time is guaranteed in this sensational water park where you’ll discover more than 20 incredible slides and rides. The Big Bang, the Black Hole, Cyclone and Verti-go help create a thrilling wet and wild adventure. Laguna and a charming splash park are more mellow options for younger kids.
Serra Gelada Natural Park
Stroll hand in hand with the love of your life at this beautiful mountain and marine conservation area with magical views across Altea bay. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and explore the cliff tops, fossil dunes and seagrass meadows.
Take to the sea with your partner at Levante Beach for a range of thrilling water sports. There’s a huge range of activities to choose from including windsurfing, flyboarding, water-skiing, jet-skiing, kayaking, parasailing and cable skiing.
This is a superb show bar where couples can really get in the party spirit. A fun time is assured until the early hours with professional comedians, dancing girls and drag acts. There’s also a karaoke if you fancy taking to the stage and grabbing the microphone.
You can set off from Benidorm for a lively day out on a bus excursion. There are dozens of choices available and one popular option is a trip to discover the culture and beauty of the Marina Baixa area. The trip includes a visit to the picturesque village of Guadalest, the former fishing village of Villajoyosa and Safari Aitana where you’ll enjoy close-up encounters with elephants, giraffes and other animals.
Banana Boat Ride
Climb aboard a banana boat for a splashing adventure in the sea at Levante Beach. It will be thrills and spills all the way as a speed boat whisks you at a rapid pace through the water on your yellow ocean-faring craft.
Enjoy a full day on a thrilling 4x4 jeep safari across the green and rugged Costa Blanca landscape. A driver will pick you up at your hotel to set off in your all-terrain jeep which can accommodate a group of eight. You’ll feel the wind on your face as you drive through forgotten villages, wild riverbeds, mountains, valleys and canyons.
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