Cities in Spain: Benidorm
Benidorm is the main resort of Costa Blanca, combining excellent beach holiday opportunities, nightlife and water entertainment.
Embankment – the main artery of Benidorm, it is here that restaurants, bars and snack bars are concentrated, most of which are open around the clock.
Thanks to the mountains that surrounds Benidorm, the city is known for special microclimate. The average temperature in summer + 26 ° C, in winter to + 15 ° C.
Playa de Levante beach stretches from the Old Town to the East – and takes a two-kilometer, well-equipped area of the coast. Beach sandy, with very small grains and palm trees along the coast. Entrance to the water – gently. Playa de Levante – the most loaded beach in Benidorm. Along the coast, there are springboard, water slides and playgrounds for children. For 9 years, since 2003, Playa de Levante receives an international quality mark every year "Blue flag" (exception – 2009). The beach width is 40 meters. Main entrance – with La Plaza Del Castillo Square.
Playa de Poniente – the largest sandy beach in Benidorm, with very small sands; Its length is 3,200 m, width – 80 meters. The beach is located west of the Old Town. For the quality of services, the beach is not inferior to Playa de Levante, however, Playa de Poniente is a calmer and relaxed place focused on family holidays with children. The beach annually gets an international quality mark "Blue flag" (exception – 2008).
The small beach of Cala del Mal Pas is located in the bay – and you can get on it through the port or on a special stairs. The length of the beach is 120 m, width – 25 m. Blue Flag awarded the Beach since 2009.
A tiny six-meter beach of Cala Del Tio Ximo is located in the Rincón de Loix area and especially popular with nudists.
Two kilometers from Benidorm is the same island of La Isla de Benidorm. There are no well-equipped beaches on the island, but you can sunbathe on the rocks and swim in the bay. For the convenience of tourists on the cliffs, comfortable handrails for descent to water are equipped. When immersed, it is necessary to take into account the larger depth. In addition, on the island, snorkeling lovers can engage in snorkeling and diving, but this requires a special permission. You can get to Benidorm Island on a boat that leaves the pier located at the very beginning of Playa de Poniente Beach, as well as from the city pier. Boats run from 10:00 to 18:00 every half hour; Travel time – 20 minutes.
Hotels of Benidorm, including aparthotels, are usually in skyscrapers, so the city is called Spanish Manhattan. Hotels are focused on placing married couples with children; Most of the nanny services are available, there are playgrounds and children’s pools. The highest cost of hotel rooms and apartments in Benidorm is observed in hotels located along the coast of Playa De Poniente. Rincón de Loix is located predominantly new four-star hotels.
Along the coast of Benidorm is a huge amount of entertainment; In particular, water slides, as well as zones allotted with karting, squash and beach volleyball. In good weather you can enjoy the flights on the ultralight plane.
In Benidorm, there is a terra Mitica amusement park (translated – the Land of Myths), which is very popular. Amusement Park beat vintage myths and legends. Terra Mitica is divided into zones (in particular, Egypt, Greece, Rome and, of course, Spain), with thematic entertainment and restaurants. Children will be interested to visit the TERRA NATURA Zoo, which is also divided into sectors – Europe, Asia, America and Africa; There is a separate pavilion with amphibians. Aqualandia Water Park in Benidorm is a water center with plenty of water slides and entertainment for children and adults.
How to get
From Madrid and Barcelona, the largest cities in Spain, you can get to Benidorm by plane or bus. The nearest airport is located in Alicante. Iberia, Spanair and Vueling airlines flight to Alicante to Barcelona and Madrid. Between Alicante and Benidorm runs a river tram; Time on the way is about an hour. From Alicante the tram sent from the first line, from Luceros station.
On the comfortable Alsa buses to get to Benidorm from many cities of the country. In particular, from Madrid (time on the way – on average 6 hours), Barcelona (time on the road – on average 7 hours), Valencia (time on the way – on average 3 hours) and Alicante (travel time – less than an hour) buses In Benidorm, go several times a day.