Benidorm – Costa Blanca


Transfer time – 45 minutes

Best For – Families, couples, young and lively and older generation looking for a great all round destination

Benidorm is the Costa Blanca’s most premier resort, with sunshine all year round and some of the best hotels in Europe, its no wonder that Benidorm is Spain’s most popular resort. British holiday makers have been travelling to Benidorm, enjoying the vibrant and varied night-life, 2 wonderful beaches and stunning palm tree promenades. Benidorm leaves visitors of all ages spoilt for choice, its truly wonderful.

The days in Benidorm are often spent lazing around the hotel pool or on one of the stunning blue flag awarded beaches that this fabulous resort has to offer. With over 5 kilometres of golden sand which gently shelves into crystal blue waters, makes this a perfect location for little ones to play and great for swimming too. The beach has lots of sun loungers and parasols for hire, and the promenade with plenty bars and cafés is just behind the beach, perfect for a break from the midday sunshine. There is an excellent choice of water sports on offer ranging from pedallos, jet skis, paragliding, banana rides, ringos and a marvellous diving centre offering tuition for adults and children. The resort has many activities on offer too during the day, golfers love the 2 stunning courses nearby and there’s plenty daytime excursions too.

The evenings in Benidorm are so varied, the selection of bars, cocktails bars , nightclubs and discos are huge, and most are family friendly too, and many offer a range of evening entertainment too, from traditional floor shows of flamenco dancing through to singer and groups, and karaoke, quizzes and bingo to name but a few. The choice of places to eat is massive, there’s everything from your fast food outlets, pizzerias, all the way through to stunning 5 star restaurants, and Benidorm has many international menus on offer, including Mexican, Chinese, Italian, Indian and French, there is just so many places to try, you need never eat in the same place twice. The shops in Benidorm all open until late, a perfect time to wander the boutiques , shops and souvenir stalls for a bargain, when the suns gone down and the temperatures have dropped a little.

Benidorm has so many wonderful things to experience whilst on your holiday. A firm favourite with folks of all ages is Mundomar, with dolphin shows, sea lions and parrot shows. There’s also Terra Natura, a wildlife park where you can get up close and personal with some wonderful wild animals. Benidorm has a choice of championship gold courses, where beginners are welcome too and they even offer lessons too. Aqualandia and Terra Mitica are two fantastic water parks/theme parks attracting young and young at heart, with masses of chutes, slides and water fun attractions, thrilling rides and hair raising fun on offer, make for an amazing day out. There are so many other things to do and see, many historical sights and wonderful countryside too, the Costa Blanca has it all.

Joanna Baker

About Joanna Baker

23 years and counting which included 2 years YTS with Team Travel, 3 years in Crete as a rep for LTS/Sunworld. 11 years in Lincoln/TUI (6 years self-employed), 8 years with Low Cost Sunshine

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