First, Benidorm is one of the most famous places at the Costa Blanca.
It is really the Sunny coast tourist capital and destination for many West European holiday seekers.
The city has a typical Mediterranean climate.
In fact, this means warm hot summers. With temperature who can be really hot . With maximum from 29 to 35 degrees.
SO, the minimum temperature ( night) in summer are mostly between 19 and 23 degrees.
Even the winters are mild .
So even in the winter, you can make a walk in t-shirt on the promenade who is overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
Indeed, the temperatures at noon range from 17 to 21 degrees.
The best is that the city enjoys of more than 3 000 hours of sun a year.
While the average annual temperature is 19 degrees.
Naturally, there is an incredible choice of restaurants and bars. From fine dining to tapas.
Indeed, a wide range to please all nationalities who are coming to the most popular city of Benidorm.
How to get there
Now, most people are coming from Alicante airport El Altet.
This airport is an hour drive.
The highway AP 7
Or the old way ; N 332
More over renting a car ?
The renting of a car in Spain on our website : car rentals.
Mostly booked with your travel agency.
What to see in Benidorm
First the historic old quarter is worth a visit. There are still some Moorish influences and accents .
It is in the middle of the beautiful promenade along the Mediterranean Sea.
In fact, the old quarter is famous for his three plazas.
From one of them you have a really astonished view on the two beaches. But also on the skyline of Benidorm.
In the old town there is also a weekly market.
Nightlife in Benidorm
First of all, people come to this city for the nightlife.
As there is a hug selection of every sort of bars, disco bars, entertainment, cabaret shows and nightclubs.
For example “Benidorm Palace” is very popular for his great shows and dinners.
There are three golf courses in Benidorm. For the lovers: a 18 hole to a 9 hole pitch.
But good to known , the whole Costa Blanca is a golf player paradise.
There are many 18 golf courses.
The best is that there are nearly all around 100 kilometers drive around Benidorm. Some say that they are ranked amongst the top of Europe.
Water and animal parks in Benidorm
The best, there are several w ater parks and theme attraction parks in Benidorm.
There are even two who are selected as the best of Europe.
Those who like to splash in the water, we recommended sure a visit to Aqua Natura or Aqualandia.
Those who prefer more nature and wildlife and dolphins.
Then you can chose between Terra Natura and Mundomar.
Next for those who like attractions mixed with ancient history of Egypt and Rome the go to Terra Mitica.
Read more about this very nice park on our webpage Terra Mitica.
Then when the water of the Mediterranean Sea is not enough there is also a fantastic water park Aqualandia next to Mundo Mar nature park.
Are you interested ? Read more about it on our page Aqualandia.
Beaches of Benidorm
The best is that there are two beautiful beaches.
The first is the beach of “Poniente” ( where the sun goes under), the other is the beach of ” Levante” ( where the sun goes up ).
The Poniente is popular by Spanish tourist. The sandy beach of Levante is most popular by the Belgian and the English tourists.
The beaches have a beautiful walking and strolling boulevards. Also a small but nice harbor and Marina.
All of the beaches have a Blue Flag. The Blue Flag means the maximum quality standard for the water and the beaches.
Every Wednesday and Sunday large open air market .
Do you like markets ? See our page Markets at the Costa Blanca
Indeed with everything you want to buy. To sum up : fruit, vegetables, clothes, shoes, toys, souvenirs, jewelry….
Tip for trips
For the shoppers but just out-of-town : a nice shopping center is the “ La Marina Shopping center .
In fact, you find this center between Benidorm and Villajoyosa.
Presently , it has four floors.
The underground floor is the free parking. Then two large floors full of shopping possibilities .
For example: Jysk, El corte Ingles, Sport Zone, Zara, Massimo Dutti, Mango, Benetton, C&A, H&M…
But also the nice shops of “Tous” and “Desigual”.
So it is an ideal place , when the sun goes down.
Or when the sun is to warm between the hours of the siesta.
Another nice trip is Alicante city . Read more about on our page Alicante.
Or a trip into the mountains , to the lovely town of Guadalest and the beautiful waterfalls of Algar. You can see more on our page Guadalest
In brief the city has something for any one .
To sum up : Beaches, shops, promenades, bars, restaurants, a splendid climate.
Furthermore : Award winning family attractions
Then, the nightlife : you hate it or you love it .
As a result , Benidorm is surely the Costa Blanca most popular place.