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BenidormSpain

Discover the beaches and all the leisure activities the star city of the Costa Blanca has to offer, as one of the main beach destinations in Spain.

Benidorm still holds a good place among the tourist destinations in Spain in spite of the bad reputation of its urban landscape, peppered with skyscrapers. An exceptional climate, clean and well-equipped beaches, options for kids, nightlife and hotels surpassed only by the great capitals all explain why millions of people book their holiday to Benidorm every year.

If what you want is to roll out your towel and sunbathe, go to the long Poniente beach with its family-friendly environment that is slightly less crowded than the popular Levante beach, which stands out not only for its comprehensive facilities, but also for its many leisure and dining options. To avoid the peak season in July and August, it might be a good idea to search for cheap holidays to Benidorm mid-season, taking advantage of its excellent climate.

Families are sure to have fun riding the attractions at the Terra Mítica theme park, enjoying the dolphin performances at the Mundomar sea life centre, or zooming down the water slides at the Aqualandia water park. After a day of fun, there’s nothing better than a walk through the old town up to the Balcony of the Mediterranean, a viewpoint where you can contemplate a magnificent sunset before dining in one of the many restaurants that you’ll find in the city.

If you want to party, you’ll be blown away by the amount of pubs and discos on offer in Benidorm, full of Spaniards and foreigners alike, dancing until dawn. During the day, go for a walk through the Serra Gelada Nature Park and take in the impressive views from its cliffs.

Benidorm is located a little over one sixty miles from Valencia and some thirty-five miles from Alicante airport, with direct bus routes. You can get there by train from Alicante or Valencia, or by bus from the main cities in mainland Spain.

If you’d like to treat yourself to a few days of relaxation and fun, look for package holidays to Benidorm and get ready to experience the Mediterranean in its purest state.

Spain is one of the best locations in the world for a beach holiday. If you like beach holidays in Benidorm then you're sure to love our cheap beach holidays to Lanzarote or our Marbella beach holidays. Book with Expedia and find out why for yourself.

Where to stay in Benidorm

Benidorm Centro, Benidorm, Spain

Benidorm Centro

4.5/5Wonderful!(131 area reviews)

The stunning beaches and fantastic nightlife are a few things travellers love about Benidorm Centro. Check out Levante Beach or Malpas Beach while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Benidorm Tram Station to get around town.

Benidorm Centro

Top hotels in Benidorm

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Helios Benidorm
Hotel Helios Benidorm
3 out of 5
The price is £54 per night

Situated by the sea, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Casino Mediterraneo Benidorm, Benidorm Palace and Malpas Beach. Aqualandia and Poniente Beach ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (304 reviews)

"Good and clean, brilliant location................"…"

Reviewed on 20 Jul 2020

Hotel Helios Benidorm
Sol Pelícanos Ocas
Sol Pelícanos Ocas
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £75 per night

This family-friendly Benidorm hotel is located by the sea, within a 15-minute walk of Casino Mediterraneo Benidorm and Benidorm Palace. Aqualandia and Mundomar ...

4.2/5Very Good! (710 reviews)

"The location and disable facility,food and roomswere excellent"…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020

Sol Pelícanos Ocas
The Level at Melia Villaitana
The Level at Melia Villaitana
5 out of 5

Situated near the beach, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Villaitana Golf Course, Aqua Natura, and Terra Natura. Terra Mitica and Levante Beach are ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (55 reviews)

"When I checked in it takes around 20 minuets the stuff was not expert, the room service when I ordered they bring me only the plate 😀 there is no spone and fork and and all the facilities , the water was disconnected 2 times, overall the price doesn’t worth it."…"

Reviewed on 15 Jul 2018

The Level at Melia Villaitana

Popular places to visit in Benidorm

Benidorm Palace
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Benidorm Palace

4.5/5(67 reviews)

With its extravagant stage acts and upscale dining experience, this palace provides the glitz and glamor of Las Vegas and the exotic flair of Bollywood.

Aqualandia
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Aqualandia

4.5/5(19 reviews)

Plummet down 13 stories on a very tall slide and bring your kids to the wave pool in one of the oldest water parks in Spain.

Terra Natura
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Terra Natura

4.5/5(22 reviews)

Kids will love the donkey rides and the interactions with animals at this diverse zoo that removes the boundaries between people and animals.

Magic Natura
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Magic Natura

4/5(40 reviews)

Go snorkeling with sea lions and attend a school for mermaids in this waterpark and zoo resort that includes Balinese lodges.

Mundomar
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Mundomar

5/5(21 reviews)

Why not visit the native and exotic animals at Mundomar and see why this is a popular attraction in Rincon de Loix? Wander the area's beautiful beaches or simply enjoy one of its lively bars.

Aqua Natura
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Aqua Natura

Geysers, waterfalls and a lighthouse are part of this fun water complex. Rush down the Black Hole, the Aqua Snake and other rides.

Top things to do in Benidorm

Day Trip to Guadalest & Algar Waterfalls from Benidorm
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Day Trip to Guadalest & Algar Waterfalls from Benidorm

£20
Per adult
Aqualandia Benidorm One Day Ticket
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Aqualandia Benidorm One Day Ticket

£31
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Aqua Natura Benidorm
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Aqua Natura Benidorm

£25
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Mundomar Benidorm Entrance Ticket
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Mundomar Benidorm Entrance Ticket

£23
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Terra Natura Zoo
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Terra Natura Zoo

£25
Per adult
74% of travellers recommend
Benidorm Bike Tour
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Benidorm Bike Tour

£37
Per adult

Reviews of Benidorm

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
268
5 - Excellent 47.94275491949911%
4 - Good
226
4 - Good 40.429338103756706%
3 - Okay
55
3 - Okay 9.838998211091234%
2 - Disappointing
4
2 - Disappointing 0.7155635062611807%
1 - Terrible
6
1 - Terrible 1.073345259391771%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

17 Mar 2020

It would be difficult to answer this question considering the circumstances of our trip although it was not something Benidorm could control

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

14 Mar 2020

The old town is beautiful.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

11 Mar 2020

Spotlessly clean.No rubbish anywhere.Beautiful beach.Very reasonable to eat and drink.Great bus service to lovely beaches and villages in the hills..Benidorm is a great base to travel around.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

9 Mar 2020

If you are slightly older I would avoid Friday and Saturdays if possible its very rowdy.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

6 Mar 2020

Felt safe at all times-I was just above old town Excellent for walking .

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

11 Feb 2020

I love Benidorm and have been several times.

Cities near Benidorm

El Albir which includes a coastal town, general coastal views and a beach

L'Alfas del Pi

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