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Benidorm holidays – Offers superb beaches and unforgettable nightlife
Benidorm is simply unique. No other resort in Spain offers such an incredible choice of nightlife and entertainment. Benidorm caters brilliantly to all age groups with an inexhaustible choice of bars and restaurants along with a truly amazing mix of nightclubs, discos, ballrooms, comedy clubs and cabaret shows. All tremendous fun. The resort is easy to get around and prices are remarkably cheap.
The high-rise nightlife image tends to obscure the fact that Benidorm is a brilliant family resort with two of the finest sandy beaches on the entire Costa Blanca. Parents will appreciate easy access to top Spanish attractions like Aqualandia, Mundomar and Terra Mitica. Add an attractive Old Town, a sparkling harbour, rewarding excursions, fantastic boat trips and first-class golf and you have a very complete resort that really does offer something for everyone. There is an especially wide choice of accommodation in every price range. Benidorm truly deserves its legendary status and remains immensely popular with holidaymakers from the UK.
When to go to Benidorm
To experience Benidorm holidays at their liveliest it has to be July and August. For a quieter holiday scene and the same superb summer weather choose June or September. Many Benidorm fans would recommend spring. The weather is better for moving around and you will have acres of space on the beach. There is also a nicely relaxed holiday atmosphere as summer runs into autumn. Benidorm is one of the few genuine year-round resorts in Spain. Most hotels and many nightlife venues stay open through the winter, when the resort is incredibly popular with older holidaymakers.
The weather in Benidorm
Beach holiday weather does not get much better than this. The Costa Blanca delivers reliable sunshine day after day during a long beach holiday season running from early spring to mid autumn. July and August see daytime temperatures around 30º, dropping to a comfortable 20º in the evening. June and September are a degree or two cooler.
Spring and autumn enjoy gorgeous weather similar to a very good summer day in the UK! April and May see long hours of bright sunshine but without the intense heat of peak summer. Mild sunny winters account for the large number of permanent British residents.
Getting the best deal to Benidorm
Finding cheap holidays to Benidorm is rarely a problem as there is such a vast amount of hotels and apartments. An early search guarantees the best choice of accommodation in every price bracket. Benidorm is also hugely popular with the Spanish so do book early in July and August. In June and September you can expect lower prices and more availability.
Eating out is cheap but all inclusive deals can save money. For cheap holidays and glorious weather try spring and early autumn. There are amazing bargains throughout the winter season. Take a look at our present deals and keep up to date with our last minute holiday offers. Book now and only pay a small deposit.
Airport and transport need to know
Package holidays to Benidorm usually fly to Alicante airport (ALC), a major Spanish airport with a new terminal and plenty of shops and restaurants. Alicante is a major destination for charter and low-cost airlines. You should have little difficulty finding cheap flights from a local airport. Book early for the peak summer season. Flight time to Alicante is about 2 hours 30 minutes.
Transfer time from Alicante is about 50 minutes. Metered taxis cost about 70 (₤56). Getting to Alicante on public transport is straightforward, with direct buses from the airport to Benidorm departing hourly (every 2 hours in the evening) www.alsa.es. One way fare is about €9 (₤7). Private transfer companies are an economical option. If you decide to hire a car it is a straightforward 45 minute drive (on the right) on the coast motorway.
Within Benidorm there is an excellent local bus service. Getting to neighbouring resorts like Altea and Albir is easy and cheap on regional buses.
The best beaches in Benidorm
The Costa Blanca offers a mix of long sandy beaches and quiet coves. Beaches are safe for children and very well supervised. All resorts will have sunbeds for hire and well-maintained toilets and showers. You will always find plenty of shops and affordable restaurants close to hotels and the beachfront. It’s easy to find quieter coves with fewer people. Cheap local buses and the coastal railway are brilliant for exploring neighbouring resorts.
When we think of Benidorm we so often ignore the outstanding sandy beaches at the heart of its success. These are arguably the best beaches on the entire Costa Blanca. You will find beaches spotlessly clean every morning. Water quality is exceptional as is access for people with mobility problems. Soft sand and gently shelving water is ideal for children.
Playa Levante has legendary status - an impressive mile-long stretch of golden sand immensely popular with British visitors. A superb promenade has many of the features you would associate with a traditional British resort. Thousands of sun beds, good facilities for children and always lively. You will find more space and a more Spanish atmosphere at equally impressive Playa Poniente. This is the best paddling beach for children and is usually quieter than Levante. Poniente is a favourite spot to watch the sunset.
For a quiet beach, with far fewer, people head for one of the smaller coves. Malpas beach is a lovely spot near the Old Town. Good for boat trips too. Hop on a local bus to Cala Finestrat for relaxed swimming and peaceful sunbathing. You can even find undeveloped beaches in the area if you are prepared to walk. For surprising seclusion continue beyond Levante Beach to the coves of Almadraba and Ti Ximo.
For more details on Benidorm beaches go to www.directline-holidays.co.uk/blog/the-best-of-the-best-of-benidorm-beaches/