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Benidorm Holidays

Benidorm Holidays

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Destination highlights

  • Bursting with beaches
  • A holiday favourite for British tourists
  • Setting of the hit TV show
  • Great for both couples and families
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    Beaches | Hotels | Food & drink | Nightlife | Events | Things to do | Weather | Important information | Reviews |


    What are the best beaches in Benidorm?

    It’s all about beaches in Benidorm, whether you’re looking to escape from the hustle and bustle or embrace the heart of the action. Here are a few of our fave Benidorm beaches:

  • Playa de Levante – the most popular beach in Benidorm, stretching for over 2km and offering warm, shallow waters and an action-packed promenade.
  • Playa de Poniente – the longest beach in the resort (over 3km), ideal for beachfront strolls, crowd-pleasing activities and watersports
  • Cala de Mal Pas – a small, Blue Flag-awarded beach located at the cliff’s edge with calm waters – perfect for keeping an eye on the little ones
  • Cala Tio Ximo – a secluded, rocky cove with great views in Sierra Helada National Park – it’s a snorkeller’s paradise, ideal for those quieter beach days


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    What are the top hotels in Benidorm?

    Whether you’re escaping for some summer romance or you’re off on your annual family holiday, this Spanish resort has a hotel to suit everyone. Here are some of (what we think are) the best hotels in Benidorm:

  • Sol Pelicanos Ocas - one of Benidorm’s most popular beachfront hotels - you might recognise it from the well-known ITV series
  • Hotel Cuco - sweet and simple, this hotel offers a rooftop pool and is situated just a short walk from Benidorm’s iconic beachfront
  • Melia Benidorm - perfect for a family break, the kids club will keep the little ones occupied while you lounge by one of the lagoon-style pools
  • Sandos Benidorm Suites - a four-star city-based hotel located close to Levante Beach
  • Rosamar Hotel - a vibrant complex with an on-site waterpark and plenty of activities


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    Benidorm beach

    What’s the food like in Benidorm?

    From traditional tapas bars to cheerful cafés, Benidorm has plenty of options when it comes to dining. Whether you’re excited to dive into some Spanish flavours or you’re craving something a little closer to home, we’ve compiled some of the best Benidorm dishes that we think you’ll love:

  • Seafood (in all forms) - Benidorm is a coastal city, so it’s the perfect opportunity to sample a variety of fresh fish
  • Coca Farcida - a savoury pie filled with tomatoes and tuna - perfect for an on-the-go snack
  • Paella - you can’t go wrong with this Spanish rice dish, often topped with chicken, seafood or vegetables
  • Sweet potato cakes - pastry stuffed with sweet potato, sugar and cinnamon
  • San Blas bun - a sweet bun made with almonds and cinnamon
  • Looking for places to eat in Benidorm? Check out these top dining spots:

  • La Cava Aragonesa, Old Town - a buzzing bar serving a variety of tasty tapas dishes
  • Oliver’s Bar, Old Town - a traditional British pub with an outdoor terrace serving well-known British drinks on tap
  • Tapas Alley, Old Town - if you can’t decide where to eat, this restaurant-lined street is a must-visit hotspot for traditional tapas
  • Localolita Street Food, Playa de Poniente - an American street food restaurant close to the beach


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    Where is the best nightlife in Benidorm?

    Karaoke bars, cabaret nights, cosy pubs and banging clubs - Benidorm nightlife has it all. So where will it be? Check out our top Benidorm nightlife spots below:

  • KM Disco & Dance Club, Avenida de la Comunidad Valenciana - this lively venue is the go-to place for drinking, dancing and clubbing all night long
  • Penelope Disco Beach Club, Avenida de Alcoy - serving up live music, international DJs and a variety of acts, this beach club has it all
  • Disco Bahamas, Avenida de Mallorca - home to an outdoor terrace, three bars and international DJs playing the best beats, from House and Hip-Hop to Dance and R&B
  • Secret Fountain Roof Bar Garden, Avenida de Mallorca - a hidden gem offering tempting cocktails and live entertainment in a rooftop location
  • Voices Benidorm, Levante - a professional karaoke bar serving up great cocktails and great fun


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    What events can I go to in Benidorm?

    Benidorm really is an all-singing, all-dancing destination, so if you’re looking for some events to add to your calendar, you’ll be spoilt for choice. We’ve selected some of the best events in Benidorm that we think are well worth a visit:

  • Carnival in February - a colourful parade that begins on the Saturday before Ash Wednesday and ends on Shrove Tuesday, where the streets come alive with dancing, music and vibrant costumes
  • St Patrick’s Day in March - this might not be a traditional Spanish holiday, but the people of Benidorm fully embrace this celebration with street parties and club nights
  • Elvis Festival in April - Calling all Elvis fans, this event features a series of themed shows, Elvis tribute acts and showbands
  • Corpus Christi in June - a feast day that celebrates the region’s Christian heritage, with colourful parades, horses, fairgrounds and late-night celebrations
  • St Jaime Fiesta in July - this festival celebrates the Patron Saint of Benidorm - St Jaime - with evening festivities and fireworks
  • Low Festival in July/August - this three-day event is where music lovers unite to celebrate rock and indie beats with live stage performances
  • Benidorm Pride in September - celebrate all things LGBTQ+ as the city comes to life with explosive colour, parades, singing and dancing
  • Fiesta Week in November - this is where a week of Patron Saint festivities take place, with live music, dancing, sports, parades and a firework finale


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    What is there to do in Benidorm?

    Aqualandia Waterpark

    Race on the rapids, laze in the lagoon-style pool or face your fears on the 33-metre high Vertigo - at Spain’s biggest waterpark, you can do it all.

    Tapas Alley

    It’s not a Spanish holiday without tapas, is it? Luckily, you’ll find the best of the best contained in this easy-to-find walkway in the Old Town.

    La Cruz de Benidorm

    This cross-shaped clifftop is the best spot to soak up some panoramic views of the town and coastline. Make a hike of it or hop in a taxi and take a picnic - whatever your preference, X definitely marks the spot with this one.

    Benidorm Island

    Also known as Benidorm Rock, this nature reserve is just 3.5km from the mainland. Take a boat out to this striking formation and you might even meet some of the wild peacocks that call it home.



    Benidorm beach


    What's the weather like in Benidorm?

    A Benidorm getaway offers hot summers, warm seas and temperatures peaking at about 30°C in August. Even the winters here are bright and mild, making this coastal town a popular choice for holidays all year round.

    Month

    Average temp.

    Sea temp.

    Hours of sunshine per day

    Jan 12 °c 15 °c 6 h
    Feb 12 °c 15 °c 6 h
    Mar 14 °c 15 °c 7 h
    Apr 15 °c 16 °c 8 h
    May 18 °c 18 °c 9 h
    Jun 22 °c 21 °c 10 h
    Jul 24 °c 24 °c 12 h
    Aug 25 °c 25 °c 10 h
    Sep 24 °c 23 °c 9 h
    Oct 20 °c 21 °c 8 h
    Nov 15 °c 19 °c 7 h
    Dec 13 °c 16 °c 6 h

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    Important Information about travelling to Benidorm

    How long does it take to fly to Benidorm?

    The flight is just a short 2.5 hours from the UK.

    What’s the time difference between the UK and Benidorm?

    Benidorm is one hour ahead of the UK.

    What currency do they use in Benidorm?

    Benidorm is located in Spain so the local currency is the Euro.

    What language do they speak in Benidorm?

    The official language spoken in Benidorm is Spanish.

    Will Covid-19 affect my holiday to Benidorm?

    We are currently closely following the Covid-19 situation and how it affects travel. You can find out the most up to date information about travel to Spain on the FCO website.

    Do I need any vaccinations to visit Benidorm?

    Please check with your healthcare provider for all up to date vaccination advice before booking your holiday.

    Do I need a visa to travel to Benidorm?

    British Passport holders don’t need a visa to visit Benidorm. Holders of other passports are advised to check with their national embassy for any visa requirements.


    Customer reviews

    At On the Beach, we’ve sent many satisfied customers to Benidorm for a bit of sunshine. But don't just take our word for it, read some of their 5-star reviews below.

    Donna Ellison:


    Excellent from start to finish, wouldn't book with anyone else. Haven't had a single problem in the 5 years I've been booking x

    James Harkness:


    Again another enjoyable experience through On the Beach, never had a bad one in twelve years, long may it continue.

    Claire Cowden:


    I would totally recommend On The Beach. Everything was perfect and ran smoothly, I couldn’t have asked for any better. All details were provided in depth and easy to understand. I will definitely be booking again with On The Beach.

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    Benidorm Weather

    Benidorm offers hot summers with warm seas and temperatures peaking at about 30°C in August, coupled with mild, bright winters with temperatures of around 10°C in January. Boasting 325 sunny days per year, this coastal town is a popular choice for holidays all year around – be sure to pack the sun cream.
    Jan 13ºC
    Feb 15ºC
    Mar 16ºC
    Apr 18ºC
    May 21ºC
    Jun 24ºC
    Jul 27ºC
    Aug 27ºC
    Sep 25ºC
    Oct 20ºC
    Nov 16ºC
    Dec 13ºC

    Things To Do on Benidorm Holidays

    Tapas Alley
    Head down the cobbled walkways of Old Town to Tapas Alley – a whole street of restaurants that serve paella, tapas and pinchos. Delicious smells, mouth-watering sights and a true taste of Spain await you at this spot that is popular with both tourists and locals alike.

    La Cruz de Benidorm
    Crowning the Sierra Helada natural park, La Cruz de Benidorm is a stunning clifftop monument in the shape of a cross. Though it’s well worth the walk up for the spectacular views over the coast, if you aren’t feeling up to a hike then you can also hop into a taxi to be whizzed straight to the top.

    Aqualandia
    With over 20 water slides and attractions, Aqualandia is the biggest water park in the whole of Spain. Highlights include the 33-metre-high Vertigo, The Rapids and the multi-track Splash! slide, where you can race your friends or family to the bottom. Make a day of it and chill out at the lagoon pool or grab a bite to eat at the restaurants in between thrills.

    Benidorm Island
    The uninhabited Benidorm Island, also known as Benidorm Rock, is a striking feature of the surrounding seascape. This nature reserve is just 3.5km from the mainland, making it the perfect place to take a relaxing boat trip – you might even meet the cheeky wild peacocks that call it home.

    Culture

    Holidays to Benidorm don't have to be all about all-night partying though. From the Three Kings Festival in January to Yuletide nativity plays, it'll be remarkable if you don't come across a fiesta here! Come in October for the biggest one, the crazy 'Moors and Christians' Fiesta, with mock battles staged in front of a huge, makeshift castle.

    For an equally fun-filled experience, don't miss out on a visit to one of Benidorm's many markets such as the town centre's Outdoor Market on Wednesdays and Sundays.