Benidorm, once a small fishing village, has grown to become a hugely popular destination for tourists from all over the world. The town is situated north of the White Coast set within the backdrop of the spectacular mountain ranges of Sierra Halada, Aitana and Tossal de la Cala.
Benidorm boasts miles of clean, safe inviting sandy beaches ideal for lounging in the sun and is justly proud of its reputation for having the cleanest beaches in Europe that deserve the coveted E.U. Blue Ribbon award.
For the more active, many kinds of water sports can be indulged in if a break from that comfortable sun lounger appeal
Dotted along the waterfront are numerous bars and restaurants where every kind of taste is catered for, whether it is a jug of refreshing, ice cold fruity sangria, indulging in Spain’s’ famous tapas or good old fish ‘n chips.
Sightseeing in Benidorm
At first sight Benidorm looks like a typical modern city with tall apartment blocks and impressive hotels seeming to cover the horizon but this is misleading.
The town has grown from an ancient fishing village not so many years ago to the renowned resort it has now become but has still retained its links with the past.
Time spent sightseeing and browsing around the shops in and around the old town of Benidorm and a tour around the Castle de Conde de Alfaz will put you in touch with its rich historical past..
Both adults and kids will enjoy the theme parks.
Terra Mitica Park, with its thrilling rides and journeys back to ancient civilisations, is the largest of its kind in Europe.
Mundomar, an aquatic park featuring sea mammals and their habitats
Aqualandia where children enjoy just about every conceivable water fun ride and activity.
Sports lovers are not forgotten, with excellent golf courses nearby and numerous tennis courts available to hire. Horse riding in the mountains offers the opportunity to explore the countryside.
At night the town really comes to life. Top of the list is the Benidorm Palace with a spectacular show to rival anywhere outside Las Vegas, the Casino del Mediterraneo for Texas hold ’em poker, roulette, blackjack and a great value help yourself buffet.
Restaurants and bars, many featuring entertainers, to suit every conceivable taste and persuasion abound and are swinging into the small hours.
No wonder this fabulous town is such a popular all year round tourist destination. There need never be a dull moment in and around Benidorm.