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Under the sun in Benidorm

14th August 2012 • Posted in Where2 Magazine

There are many reasons to enjoy a break in Benidorm - fun, culture, leisure, quality and lots of entertainment! Plus with sun all year round, it’s the perfect destination, offering something for all the family – plus, it's only a forty-five minute drive away from Alicante airport.


Spain is renowned for its beaches and Benidorm’s beaches make it one of the top tourist attractions in the Costa Blanca. It has four miles of golden sandy beaches as well as many secluded coves where you can enjoy a refreshing swim or try your hand at any of the numerous watersports on offer. Scuba diving, water skiing, sailing, windsurfing – Benidorm is a watersports’ Mecca!

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Levante and Poniente beaches are considered among the best in the world in terms of cleanliness and facilities. Both are set against the backdrop of a long seafront promenade lined with pavement cafes, restaurants and bars. Levante is a wide sandy blue flag bay more than 2km long, bustling with activities. Poniente Beach boasts a further 3km of clear waters and fine sand lined with palm trees, perfect for families.


Benidorm is perhaps most famous for its legendary nightlife which centres around an area called ‘The Square’ and ranges from flamboyant show bars, and themed bars to late night dance clubs. Away from ‘The Square’ is Benidorm’s Old Town, and is equally worth a visit. A world away from the British bars and bargain beer, the quaint maze of cobbled streets offers a real taste of the Region of Valencia where tapas bars serve delicious snacks and local wines late into the evening.


Benidorm attracts over six million tourists each year, so it’s hardly surprising there is an excellent range of food on offer. Local dishes worth tasting are ‘cazuela de pescado al estilo pobre’ a lovely fish casserole, or ‘arroz de boquerones con espinacas’ rice with anchovies and spinach. All this can be washed down with a glass of local wine which is very reasonably priced.


Benidorm acts as a great base if you fancy seeing some of the surrounding area. To the north is the seaside town of Altea and the popular resort of Albir. There's also the town of Calpe, famous for its Peñón de Ifach (‘Rock of Ifach’) –an eye-catching natural attraction. South of Benidorm, discover towns such as Villajoyosa, the capital of the Marina Baja region. Enjoy!

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