Benidorm Holidays

Benidorm Holidays

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Beaches and sunshine are the most important elements of a hot holiday, and Benidorm has both in spades. Located on Spain’s Costa Blanca, this thriving resort town is so popular with UK holiday makers that it even graced TV screens for over 10 years as the setting of a hit show about Brits abroad. The nightlife, hotels and theme parks here are iconic, appealing to families, couples and groups of friends alike. From fun-filled kids clubs to home-from-home pubs, there’s something for everyone in Benidorm.

Beaches
It’s all about the beaches in Benidorm, and Playa de Levante and Playa de Poniente are the headline acts. Stretching for a combined 5km of golden sand, these Blue Flag beaches fringe the town’s coastline and meet on either side of the Bal de Mar lookout point. You’ll also find the marina and a small, sheltered cove called Cala de Mal Pas here. For a quieter sunbathing spot, head to the soft sands of Cala de Finestrat, or seek out the rockier Cala Tio Ximo – it’s a snorkeller’s paradise.

Food & Drink
When it comes to wining and dining in Benidorm, you’ll find everything from traditional tapas bars to cheerful cafés serving English breakfasts. For some sumptuous Spanish fare we recommend La Cava Aragonesa, an Old Town restaurant and delicatessen that serves authentic Mediterranean meats, cheeses and more. If you prefer to feel right at home when you’re on holiday, seek out Oliver’s Bar, a friendly pub close to Tapas Alley – they have a selection of local beers and British favourites on tap.

Culture
Benidorm’s events calendar is crammed full of festivals and fiestas. The resort’s annual carnival is a great excuse for a party just before Lent. A children’s carnival in the morning kicks off the fun, and in the evening the sky is lit up with fireworks. Alternatively, visit in July when Low Festival takes centre stage, and you’ll discover a music festival that focuses on giving a great experience at an affordable ticket price – previous headliners have even included The Libertines, Kasabian and Suede.

Nightlife
Karaoke, cabaret, pubs and clubs – Benidorm has it all. Coming to life at night, the party capital of the Costa Blanca welcomes revellers and party people of all kinds. Sip sangria at a bar on the Square, get the beers in at Jimmy’s Red Lion pub or head to the famous Strip to party until the Spanish sun comes up - the nightlife choices are endless.

Important Information
Flight Time: 2.5hrs
Time Difference: +1hr
Currency: Euro
Official Language: Spanish

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

Visa
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.

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Benidorm Weather

With 325 sunny days per year on average, it’s clear why Benidorm is a beach break favourite. A Beni beach holiday offers hot summers, warm seas and temperatures peaking at about 30°C in August. Even the winters here are bright and mild, with temperatures of around 10°C in January - this coastal town is a popular choice for holidays all year round.
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

Aqualandia Waterpark
With over 20 water slides and attractions, Aqualandia is the biggest waterpark 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 swimming pool or grab a bite to eat at the restaurants in between thrills.

Tapas Alley
Head down the cobbled walkways of Old Town to Tapas Alley, a whole street of restaurants that serve paella, tapas, pinchos and more. Follow your nose to find mouth-watering morsels and a true taste of Spain. Popular with both locals and tourists alike, you really can’t go wrong for a relaxed lunch or a sophisticated evening meal.

La Cruz de Benidorm
Looking for the best views? La Cruz de Benidorm is a stunning clifftop monument in the shape of a cross, and X definitely marks the spot when it comes to panoramic views of the town and coastline. Take a picnic and walk up through the Sierra Helada natural park. Alternatively, if you aren’t feeling up to a hike, you can always hop into a taxi and whizz straight to the top.

Benidorm Island
Benidorm Island, also known as Benidorm Rock, is a striking feature of the Costa Blanca seascape. This uninhabited 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.