Benidorm Tourist Information
Benidorm is one of Spains most popular tourist resorts. It lies on the Eastern (Mediterranean) Coast of Spain between Valencia and Alicante, in the province of Valencia, in a region known as the Costa Blanca.
Benidorm is only a two hour flight from most major European Capitals (London, Berlin, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Zurich). The nearest Airport is Alicante (El Altet) International Airport, linked by a motorway 60 km away. There are regular flights all year round.
Benidorm offers an incredible selection of entertainment and excitement for people of all ages. Four of the biggest Theme Parks in Europe, a Casino, a top-flight international variety show, many cabaret bars and discos, hotels with excellent live acts and some great water sports opportunities. Peaceful parks or exhilarating walks along the promenade and afternoon tea dancing. You really can find something for everyone.
The two major beaches, the Poniente and the Levante are beautiful, long stretches of soft, golden sand, and due to their Southerly orientation are kept naturally clean, consistently receiving the prestigious European Blue Flag awards for quality of services and water.
The weather is remarkably mild, with an average sea temperature in the Summer of 24ºC and air temperature of 26ºC. The Winter is cooler but still renowned for its mild and sunny climate. The Summer months are generally popular with younger tourists, Spring and Autumn with everyone and, whilst the Winter is more popular with older tourists, an increasing numbers of others are seeking short breaks here.
Benidorms beaches are justifiably famous and the resorts continuing success owes much to those fabulous golden crescents. Stretching for a luxuriant six kilometres from Levante Beach in the east to Poniente Beach in the west, consistently high quality blue flag bathing, lifeguard patrols, a wealth of water sports and an impressive approach to cleanliness mean these beaches are among the best in Europe.
Benidorm is split into four areas: The Old Town, Levante, Poniente, and Rincon de Loix.
The Old Town is an evocative maze of cobbled streets and inviting establishments to drink and shop in. Benidorm’s Old Quarter is situated on the promontory that separates the 2 main beaches. This originally was the old fishing village that developed into the tourist mecca that Benidorm has become. The old town has many quaint narrow lanes and alleyways, some unsuitable for tourist coaches. With its blue-domed church and white houses, it manages to retain its character amongst the forest of tower blocks to the east and west. The church of San Jaime looks down on all those seeking company or solace.
If you like a bit of bustle and hustle on your holiday then you’ll enjoy the energy of the Levante area of Benidorm. Beach, hotel and theme park pleasures by day and the highest concentration of entertainment and clubbing venues in Europe by night. Rated as one the best beaches in Europe. Long and safe, Playa Levante stretches for more than two kilometres of luxuriant sand butting up against the area known as Rincon de Loix.
The Rincon de Loix is the newer part of Benidorm which joins seamlessly to the Levant area. Favoured by many of the British it is a mixture of new 4* hotels and high class apartments to older more basic types of accommodation.
Walking West from Benidorm’s old Town, Poniente Beach begins to unfurl. Along the sweep of golden sand, a brand new promenade has appeared backed by a slow-moving one way traffic system. Cafes, bars and shops which have lain idle for years have re-opened and the whole area, taking in apartments and hotels spreading back from the promenade, has been re-vitalised.