Something for everyone is a phrase that I consistently hear from people who have visited Benidorm. Benidorm has been soaring high in tourism since the 60’s so there’s clearly something special about it that makes it so popular. There are many Benidorm fanatics out there who continue to return every year, as well as many choosing to stay there permanently, so what is it about the Spanish costal town that is loved so much? I’ve taken a look at the different types of holidaymakers that Benidorm caters for (which is pretty much everyone!).
Family Holidays to Benidorm
Families can rest assured when visiting the blue flag, south facing, shallow beaches of Levante and Poniente, as they provide a very clean and safe place to play/sleep/rest during the sunny days. There is a range of water sports available, including the classic pedalo boats. For days away from the beach there is a huge range of leisure and water parks (5 in total!) to keep everyone of all ages entertained. Some of the popular ones include the water park Aqua Natura, the marine animal park Mundomar, and the theme park Terra Mitica – a Mediterranean themed park fully equipped with roller coasters. Also worth a visit on Saturdays is the Benidorm circus, which is aimed at entertaining both children and adults. There are plenty of hotels that cater for families, many fully equipped with kid’s clubs and entertainment. One of our most popular family hotels has to be the Melia Benidorm Hotel, which has great kid’s facilities
Benidorm for the young
For the young looking for some fun there is plenty of lively entertainment around. The main nightlife can be found in ‘the square’ which has a range of bars. For late nights, there is the Avenida Communitat Valencia strip where you’ll find a selection of nightclubs. Festival lovers will enjoy the Low Festival taking place on 28-30 July which features many popular bands; this year’s line-up already consists of Franz Ferdinand, Pixies and The Hives. Aside from the nightlife, the beaches certainly have a great buzz to them and have plenty of water sports such as jet or cable skiing, one of the best scuba diving areas around Benidorm island and even segway hire. The adult only Riviera Beachotel is an ideal hotel for young people as it’s close to all the main nightlife and beaches.
Couples holidays to Benidorm
Though it may not have been your first thought when thinking of a couple’s holiday, there are plenty of romantic places in Benidorm. For a more intimate setting, Mal Pas , Ti Ximo or the Almadrava Cove beaches provide an escape from lively Levante, small but not very crowded. For evenings, the Old town has traditional winding Spanish streets, with plenty of cute little restaurants for a peaceful (and very tasty) meal, the Basque area in particular is perfect for authentic tapas and paella. Those looking to soak up some scenery other than the impressive skyscrapers can enjoy the Natural Park of Sierra Helada, providing stunning (and romantic) walks. Slightly out of the way of the hustle and bustle, the Deloix Aqua Center Hotel offers a comfortable and tranquil place to stay whilst still being within walking distance to everything, perfect.
Holidays for seniors in Benidorm
Benidorm has plenty to offer the older generation as well, not just in the summer but all year round. It has a fantastic community of older travellers, who often stay for long periods of time. Most of Benidorm is very accessible, particularly the beaches. The Old Town is a great place to enjoy a peaceful evening with authentic Spanish food, as well as a nice evening meal with the whole promenade lit up. Keen golfers will enjoy the huge range of courses close by and there are also plenty of boat trips for days out. The Poniente promenade has an unusual, modern design which when lit up at night makes for peaceful night time strolls. In terms of evening entertainment there is the infamous Benidorm Palace, putting on shows every evening which include a meal and some spectacular dancing. The Flash Hotel Benidorm is a very accessible hotel which has a peaceful atmosphere whilst being close to the beaches, well suited for older holiday makers.
Of course, it’s not just these types of holiday makers that Benidorm caters for, but then I could go on for some time! So, whether you’re young, old, single or taken I have no doubt that you’ll find something in Benidorm to your liking. Search for your next holiday to Benidorm on the Travel Republic site, with 435 hotels and apartments in the area I’m more than convinced you can find the right hotel for you!
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