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.

Family-friendly beaches

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.

Lively nightlife

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.

Places To Stay In Benidorm► View all

Hotel Flamingo Oasis

T Rating: 4
  • Thomson-run Kids' Club April to October
  • Lagoon-style pool
  • 15-minute walk to beach
  • First-rate entertainment
  • Wi-Fi zones at a charge*

Prices from £293 per person

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Hotel Levante Club

T Rating: 4
  • Adults-only
  • Near the beach
  • Big buffet restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi zones

Prices from £253 per person

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Hotel Princesa

T Rating: 3 plus
  • Near the beach
  • Choice of pools
  • Buffet restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi zones

TripAdvisor rating: 4.0

Prices from £279 per person

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