Holidays to Benidorm play to the Brit pack. And with its Blue Flag beaches and lively nightlife, the place is as popular as ever.
The buzz on the Costa Blanca
Benidorm is the biggest personality on the Costas, taking 4 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. And the place has some of the best beaches in the Med.
Benidorm works hard for its Blue Flag status – the 2 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.
After dark, Benidorm comes alive with comedians, clowns, tribute bands and drag queens. Meanwhile, serious clubbers head for the ‘Top Road Clubs’, as they’re known, to see big-name DJs like David Morales and Judge Jules.
Close to Alicante
Alicante used to be called Lucentum, meaning ‘City of Light’, and a trip here certainly brightens up your day. A 40-minute mountainside drive takes you to this stylish sea port, where you can weave your way through tranquil parks and airy museums.