Benidorm – a Family Friendly Favorite
Culture and History of Benidorm
Benidorm has been a popular tourist destination since the early 1900’s, but it was a fishing town on the Spanish mainland long before the sun worshippers descended. These days, visitors enjoying cheap holidays in Benidorm can enjoy the cultural side to the area, from the endless fiestas (there are nearly 60 celebrated throughout the year), to day trips to the natural wonder of the Algar Falls behind Altea, where you can enjoy a dip in the cool waters before heading to the bar or paying a visit to the railway museum.
The weather in Benidorm reaches the high 20 degrees centigrade in the summer, but with the spring months only slightly cooler the area is busy throughout the main tourist season with British holidaymakers escaping to the sun.
Entertainment in Benidorm
Many of the best things to do in Benidorm feature the sea, from scuba diving to wind surfing, and there are lots of water-based trips that incorporate the chance to see some of the cultural sites unique to the local area. One such adventure begins when you climb aboard the sub-aquatic catamaran headed for Benidorm Island; this catamaran has an underwater deck, and once at the island, visitors can watch the sea life pass beneath the boat before getting off to explore its famous ruins.
Holidays in Benidorm have plenty of late night activities on offer and the Benidorm Spotlight website is a great source of what’s on in the local area. Many of the bars are themed, from the traditional English working men’s club to Irish bars, and even sports themed grills complete with mechanical bulls and kid’s party hours (Champions Bar, Benidorm).
Transportation to Benidorm/in Benidorm
Cheap flights to Benidorm are available through all the main travel operators, and with budget airlines making frequent trips to Alicante airport, a holiday to this part of Spain isn’t a wallet buster. Flights only take around an hour and a half, so you’ll have hardly taken off before you’ll find yourself standing on Spanish soil. (For help searching for the best flights to Benidorm for you, please see the search form at the bottom of this page.)
Benidorm is around an hour from Alicante airport by road, but there is an excellent rail and coach network that safely transports holiday makers to their hotels in Benidorm on an hourly basis.
Accommodation in Benidorm
There are endless hotels in Benidorm to choose between, from the most luxurious of resorts to the cheapest family friendly locations, as well as a wide range of Benidorm apartments on offer to the travel savvy tourist, but whatever your budget you’ll always be able something to suit you.
The Marina Hotel Benidorm offers a great package for holiday makers and prides itself on an outstanding level of service. It sits in a central location just 250m from the beach, and not much more into the centre of town, which makes it ideal if you want to spend the evening sampling the local nightlife.
The Venus Hotel Benidorm is also ideally located, next to the sought after Levante Beach. This hotel, which is part of the Servisgroup brand, offers it guests plenty of useful services, from currency exchange and a children’s club, to a hairdressers and salon service, and it’s helpful staff are determined to make sure your stay is as pleasant as possible.
Holiday Facilities in Benidorm
For an adventurous family outing, why not climb aboard a jeep safari and head into the Benidorm outback? It’s a great way to see something more from the island while having a lot of fun on the way. You’ll pass through deep canyons, deserted villages and over the mountains, and if dads get that a surge of adrenalin, then they can always take a turn behind the wheel.
Large groups of girls or guys heading for Benidorm as a stag or hen location will find plenty of opportunities to let their hair down with organised party nights and pre-planned events. The guys can enjoy bull-riding games before setting out to their club of choice, while the girls might fancy a few pole dancing lessons, before heading off to try it out for real.
Couples looking to indulge in a little romantic relaxation can unwind in one of Benidorm’s luxury spas, which provide the perfect sanctuary from life’s everyday stresses. And with a range of his and hers treatments on offer, you may be reluctant to leave.