Holidays to Benidorm play to the pack. And with its Blue Flag beaches and lively party scene, the place is as popular as ever.
Buzzing Costa Blanca
Benidorm is the biggest personality on the Costas, taking four million visitors comfortably in its stride. In the old town, you’ll find traces of traditional Spain, but it’s the bold, brash sky-rise attitude that pulls in the crowds.
Benidorm works hard for its Blue Flag status – the two main beaches, Levante and Poniente, are cleaned every night. Levante is the busy one, with a bar-lined promenade, and swinging bridges and slides out at sea. Further west, Poniente takes things a tad quieter, but you’re still never far from an ice-cream.
Once the sun goes down, things gather pace on All Inclusive holidays to Benidorm. Comedy acts, clowns, tribute bands and drag queens populate the entertainment bills. Meanwhile, serious partygoers head for the ‘Top Road Clubs’, as they’re known, to watch big-name DJs until the wee hours.
Neighbours worth visiting
Tear yourself away from Benidorm’s bright lights, and you can spend a day exploring its stylish coastal compadre, Alicante. A 40-minute mountainside drive gets you there, and you can check out tranquil parks and airy museums once you arrive.