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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 holidaymakers 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.

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Best beaches in Benidorm

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. This little sandy stretch is perched just before the cliff's edge with pretty palm trees, calm waters and oh-so-soft sands, making it perfect for keeping an eye on the little ones. For a quieter sunbathing spot, head to the sweeping sands of Cala de Finestrat, or seek out the rockier Cala Tio Ximo – it’s a snorkeller’s paradise. Escaping the hustle and bustle of the busier beaches offers a chance to uncover Benidorm’s natural beauty, so grab your snorkel and dive headfirst into the wondrous ocean waters, you certainly won’t regret it.

Benidorm beach

Best hotels in Benidorm

Well known from the hit ITV series, the Sol Pelicanos Ocas has to be one of Benidorm’s most popular places to stay, and with a swim-up pool bar, by-the-beach location and three large lagoon pools… it’s hardly a surprise. This charming hotel is a huge hit with families too, with an on-site kids club and entertainment for all ages from morning until night. The Gran Hotel Bali is also a hugely popular choice for holiday goers seeking a spot of Spanish sunshine. Located just a small stroll from the famous Poniente Beach, this hotel is great for those seeking a spot by all the action and the facilities are top-notch too, with a kids pool, on-site disco and a sky-high viewpoint overlooking the coast. If you're whisking off your loved one for a romantic treat, then the Melia Benidorm might just be the one for you. Nestled within gorgeous tropical gardens, this four-star gem boasts beautiful lagoon pools, a fantastic buffet-style restaurant and stylish rooms to rest your head, so it’s a winner all round.

Benidorm hotel

All Inclusive holidays to Benidorm

Whether you’re planning a family beach break, a fun couples’ getaway or a wild mates’ escape – an All Inclusive stay in Benidorm will tick all of your boxes! Think big breakfasts to start the day off right, chilled out lunchtimes by the pool, pre-night out dinners and, of course, fruity cocktails and refreshing drinks throughout the day into the night. Aside from the brilliant beaches, unbeatable nightlife and charming old town, going All Inclusive means you can also make the most of the kids clubs, on-site discos and evening entertainment for those days and nights that you don’t want to lift a finger.

Benidorm AI

2022 holidays to Benidorm

We’re all in need of some fun under the sun this year, whether that means a wild party holiday, relaxing beach break or an All Inclusive family getaway. Benidorm’s beaches, bars and brilliant choice of hotels makes it a popular pick for all holidaymakers, but you can also book with confidence through us, as all of our flight-inclusive package deals are ATOL protected! Not only can you bag a bargain Benidorm break through us, but with our flexible payments and low deposits you can spread the cost of your much needed beach holiday until 30 days before you fly.

Family holidays to Benidorm

A family getaway to Spain is always a great idea, so why not go to the place where there’s sun and fun all rolled into one! One of the most popular resorts for us Brits, Benidorm isn’t just perfect for best mate breaks, but is also a fantastic family holiday destination. Amazing hotel entertainment, the lovely Levante beach and a wonderful choice of waterparks await for the whole family to have a memorable getaway to sunny Spain.

Benidorm family beach

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Luxury holidays in Benidorm

Looking to upgrade your Benidorm break? There are plenty of paradise places to stay dotted along the shores of this resort. From five-star hotels where you have everything you need at your fingertips to upscale boutiques with lavish touches, there are ways to infuse your Benidorm holiday with luxury whatever type of getaway you fancy. Keep an eye out for hotels with a spa, in-room Jacuzzis or even a private pool! Adults Only escapes might be a good way to go if you’re looking to relax but the high life isn’t just for grown-ups – there are plenty of family-friendly resorts with top class facilities too.

Benidorm luxury

Nightlife in Benidorm

Karaoke bars, cabaret nights, cosy pubs and banging clubs – Benidorm nightlife has it all. This destination comes to life at sun down, and really earns its nickname of the party capital of the Costa Blanca. Revellers of all kinds are welcome here. Looking for a sophisticated tipple? You’ll find everything from upscale wine bars to cocktail making classes with high-end alcohol in Old Town. Prefer a down-to-earth sesh? You’ll find great prices and great atmosphere in the pubs and clubs along the famous Strip. Whether your signature drink is a sangria, a beer or a refreshing soft drink, you’ll be raising a glass or two to brilliant Benidorm nights for years to come.

Things to eat in Benidorm

When it comes to wining and dining in Benidorm, you’ll find everything from traditional tapas bars to cheerful cafés serving full English breakfasts with all the trimmings. 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. Speaking of Tapas Alley, this is a great place to stumble upon a gem where they serve small sharing plates with a smile.

Culture in Benidorm

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.

Benidorm Culture

Things to do in Benidorm

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.

Benidorm landscape

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What's the weather like in Benidorm?

With year-round sizzling temperatures, it's no surprise that Benidorm is such a beach break favourite. 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.

What Covid restrictions are currently in place in Benidorm?

For more information on entry requirements and restrictions, visit our specific airport measures page, where we keep you updated with everything you need to know.

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.