- Holiday Guide
Seafood and Sandy Beaches
Known as the Costa Blanca's holiday capital, with sunny days by the beach and lively entertaining nights on the town, Benidorm package holidays remain as popular as ever. It was the magnificent pair of enormous sandy beaches of Levante and Poniente that first helped cement package holidays to Benidorm as a favourite back in the 1970s. And today it's that excellent four miles of sand, along with the warm welcome for Britons that still attracts millions of visitors to this lively and modern part of the 'White Coast'...
Despite all the undeniably modern attractions of Benidorm those seeking a touch of authentic Spain can also find it in the quaint old town. Here delightful tapas bars and restaurants sit alongside traditional shops and designer boutiques. Away from the coast the mountainous Pyrenees presents a spectacular scenic backdrop and an insight into traditional Spanish culture.
The resort offers an array of accommodation types, from budget self catering apartments to luxury all inclusive hotels and everything in between, whatever you are looking for, you are sure to find the right holiday for you.
Its great year round climate ensures its popularity during the winter months with an abundance of UK tourists taking advantage of cheap long stay holidays. Many hotels offer excellent rates for stays of 28 nights or more so if you can spare the time away from home its well worth checking out what offers are available.
With only a 2 hour flight from the UK, Benidorm is a great choice for a short break and is a popular hen and stag party destination. Well known for its extensive nightlife, the choice of pubs, clubs and cabaret shows is tremendous. One of the most well known of these is Benidorm's Palace nightclub, this theatre style club offers fantastic cabaret acts from Flamenco shows to trapeze artists. Watch out for the numerous happy hours on offer at many of the pubs and club.
Family holidays are also well catered for with a host of family friendly attractions within easy reach of Benidorm. Terrra Mitica Theme Park on the outskirts of Benidorm offers a selection of thrilling rides and roller coasters catering for children of all ages. The animal parks of Mundomar and Terra Natura feature a range of shows and entertainment for the whole family. Both beaches in Benidorm hold Blue Flag status and are rock free. Playa Levante stands in front of a selection of family friendly bars and restaurants, Playa Poniente tends to be less crowded even in high season.
Journey time from the airport 60 (Approximately)
Benidorm Fact file
Flying time from UK: 2 - 2.5 hours Currency: Euros Average Temperature: During the winter 15Cº and during the summer 25Cº (77Fº). Sunny Days a Year: +300 days
Top tip: Make sure you take a trip to the old town of Benidorm. The town has a traditional Spanish feel with narrow streets and typical Spanish cafes offering plates of tapas and mouth watering paella. It's a leisurely half an hour stroll to the old town or just a short bus ride.