Saturday, 27 June 2020

Benidorm.....



Benidorm holidays
Pull up a sun lounger and do what Benidorm does best – take life as it comes. With incredible value around the likes of English Square, the bright lights of Benidorm Palace and some of the most sun-soaked beaches in Spain (hello, lovely Levante), it’s not surprising that people of all ages just can’t stop coming back to Benidorm.

Beaches big and small
The resort clocks up 6km of luxuriously golden, sandy beaches, with the two largest being lush Levante and the slightly quieter Poniente. If you want something a bit more secluded, there’s a small stretch at the foot of the Old Town, or La Cala at the end of Poniente.

Fun for everyone
From beach playgrounds to thrilling theme parks and waterparks, Benidorm is great for keeping kids – and adults – amused all day, every day. And if it’s nightlife you’re after, there’s a smattering of neon-lit clubs, Brit-pubs, discos and cabarets never failing to thrill in Benidorm Square.

A town of two halves
The bold nature of this resort is pretty familiar, but Benidorm started as a village – it’s got a quaint Old Town to prove it. Take a wander and you’ll find cobbled streets, the blue-domed Church of San Jaime and tucked-away shops and tapas bars that paint a local picture.






More things to do in Benidorm. 

Aigüera Park
Benidorm, Costa Blanca

Aigüera Park is a hidden pocket of calm that connects Benidorm’s bustling tourist zone to the old town. Seek it out for a leisurely stroll along the tiled pathway or rest a while on one of the benches and enjoy this green and tranquil oasis. At the Bullring end, there’s a little museum so do pop in for a look.



Algar Botanical Garden
Benidorm, Costa Blanca
As soon as you arrive, you’ll get a taste of what's to come – hundreds of cacti and the fantastic DinoPark for good measure. This splendid private garden houses about 500 species of cacti and other plants, which are grouped into exhibition areas. It’s also a haven of prehistoric treasures, where you can learn about epic dinosaurs that roamed the earth. 




Algar Waterfalls
Benidorm, Costa Blanca
Just outside Benidorm, you’ll find the spectacular Algar waterfalls. Steps take you along the falls and, en route, there are rock pools, if you fancy dipping your toes in. Pop into one of the restaurants – handily, many of them have pools you can use.





Terra Mitica
Benidorm, Costa Blanca
Terra Mitica gives you hair-raising rides against a backdrop of ancient Egypt, Rome and Greece. After you’ve experienced the exhilaration of Clash of the Triton or Magnus Colossus, explore Kineto’s Temple or kickback in a whirlpool on the River Nile. Kids get their own mini-rides and plenty of fun shows to watch.




Terra Natura
Benidorm, Costa Blanca

This beautiful wildlife park is divided into four themed areas – Pangea, America, Europe and Asia. There are some exotic animals to see including lions, tigers and elephants.





English Square
Benidorm, Costa Blanca
Benidorm has a buzzing nightlife and the English Square is the beating heart of the resort. Here, the drinks are always flowing, and you can dance the night away to club classics and cheesy disco tunes. 




Benidorm Island
Benidorm, Costa Blanca
Just off the coast, Benidorm Island is a popular place for a day trip. A submarine takes you on an underwater jaunt around the island, then back ashore you can walk to the top for a great view of the mountains. There’s a small rocky area if you want to swim and sunbathe, and a cafe for drinks and eats.






Places to eat....

Amigos Bistro by Nas & Dino
Run by brothers Nas and Dino, the Amigos Bistro on Poniente Beach, is a bit of a local institution. You’ll get a super-friendly welcome, and then you can sit back and enjoy the spectacular views while eating the freshest food around. Try the tasty tapas, fabulous fish and sizzling steaks.


Paneil's
Paneil's serves tasty grub and wine in the heart of Benidorm’s gay village. Along with a friendly welcome, you can expect tender steaks cooked to perfection, accompanied by chunky homemade chips and seasonal vegetables. Finish off your meal with sticky toffee pudding or lemon meringue pie. Eat outside on balmy evenings.


Tapas Alley in the Old Town
Running the length of Calle Santo Domingo, Tapas Alley does exactly what it says on the tin – it’s a street dedicated to tapas bars. You can have a little of what you fancy, with bite-sized dishes of squid, garlic prawns, meatballs and more. For a truly authentic experience, sit at the bar with the locals.



Places to stay....

Hotel Agua Azul
Benidorm - Costa Blanca

Levante Club Hotel & Spa
Benidorm - Costa Blanca

Marina Benidorm
Benidorm - Costa Blanca

Hotel Ambassador Playa I
Benidorm - Costa Blanca

Hotel Sol Pelicanos Ocas
Benidorm - Costa Blanca

Flamingo Beach Resort
Benidorm - Costa Blanca

H10 Porto Poniente
Benidorm - Costa Blanca



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