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Situated on the Costa Blanca and 45 km from Alicante airport is the resort of Benidorm. The town boasts two wide golden sandy beaches ( the Poniente and the Levante), sky-scraping hotels (affording spectacular views), almost 1000 bars and pubs, night clubs, four theme parks, golf course and watersports.
The weather in November and December is changeable and cool, in January and February cold-ish, but warms up during March and April and by May is usually hot until October.
Because Benidorm is a large resort, it is an excellent place to book a last minute holiday. Late deals are nearly always available (as with other Spanish destinations such as the Costa del Sol), but might be more difficult to find during the school summer holidays. Many hotels offer all inclusive deals – breakfast, lunch and dinner and local alcoholic and soft drinks. The meals are normally buffet style with a good range of hot and cold food to suit most palates.
A six kilometre promenade runs alongside two beaches, with shops and restaurants. The beaches here are cleaned every evening, ensuring a ‘blue flag’ certification. But, beware of jellyfish in sea, and apply vinegar if stung.
Even if you have booked an all inclusive holiday, apart from the Spanish tapas bars and restaurants serving seafood and local specialities, most of the clubs have entertainment – magicians, drag artists, comedians, impersonators, karaoke and discos. Many bars show films for children in the afternoon, others have clowns and magicians and karaoke to amuse the children whilst the adults relax with a drink, knowing that their children will suitably entertained.
On the outskirts of the holiday resort of Benidorm are four theme parks:
Mundomar is a well laid out zoo featuring parrot, sea lion, dolphin shows.
Next door is Aqualandia theme park which is Europe’s largest holiday water park – enough rides and water areas to keep the whole family busy for the day.
Terra Mitica is also suitable for adults and children with many themed areas, such as Ancient Egypt (with pyramids and a cruise down the ‘Nile’), Greece (with Synkope which is possibly the park’s scariest ride) and the Mediterrarean Islands (with the Rapids of Argos).
Terra Natura is a water theme park but essentially an animal park divided into the five continents with their indigenous animals and people.
For an excursion, visit the Algar Fall, near Altea – wonderful waterfalls, enjoy a refreshing dip in the rock pools.
The Canelobre Caves, 40 km from Benidorm are worth visiting. Brilliant lighting dramatises the rock formations, stalactites and stalagmites.
Fancy a ‘freebee’?. The ‘Green Tour’ is similar to a holiday ’blanket trip’ Usually good trips with a chance to see the local villages and almond, lemon and orange groves. Pick up a brochure from street corners.
The place to buy your holiday souvenirs is Benidorm market – held on Wednesday and Sunday mornings near the Hotel Pueblo it is perfect for holiday makers and locals alike. Look for leather goods, table cloths, shoes – but if there’s no price on the goods that you want, haggle. Well, haggle anyway even if there’s a price ticket on the item. You might get a bargain!
El Cisne flea market is held every Sunday – you might just find a priceless antique at a give-away price!
Whatever you want from a holiday, Benidorm is sure to have it. Use the search box on the left hand side to start searching for your holiday today or call the Travel Wizard on 0800 876 0990 where one of our specialist holiday consultants will be happy to help you whether you're planning for next year or looking for a last minute holiday.