Updated: Apr 29
Benidorm is a beautiful town-resort in the province of Alicante in eastern Spain, on the Mediterranean coast.
Once a tiny fishing village till the 1960s., today Benidorm is a very popular Spanish beach resort, one of the main tourist destinations on the Mediterranean, along the Costa Blanca region.
It is known for its untypical for Spain skyline dominated by many skyscrapers lined next to each other along the beach. Quite often people compare it to the American beach resorts like Miami.
The resort tends to get very crowded in the summer. It provides a very lively atmosphere, intense nightlife with numerous restaurants and clubs.
Benidorm offers two very large golden sand beaches with crystal clear sea water - Levante and Poniente beaches. In between you will find the wonderful Old town with many shops and restaurants. In the night this is the area where most people gather for a meal or drink.
Don't miss to visit El Balcon del Mediterraneo, a popular viewpoint that separates Levante and Poniente beaches. You can enjoy breathtaking views of the sea and beaches and take beautiful photos. El Balcon del Mediterraneo used to be a medieval castle and fortress in the XIV-XVI century built to defend against pirates raids. Nowadays only some remains of the walls can be seen.
For more entertainment and fun activities there are several options for a great family day out. You can visit the water park Aqualandia, the zoo park Terra Natura or the animal park Mundomar where you will see different species of mammals, birds and reptiles.
You can also take a long hike up or get a taxi to the famous Cross of Benidorm, located on a hill above Benidorm. Your effort will be rewarded with magnificent panoramic views of the sea and the town.