Benidorm on the Costa Blanca is like no other resort in Spain. This unique resort has something for visitors of all ages with nearly four miles of glorious beaches and a never ending choice of accommodation, restaurants, bars, entertainment, clubs and nightlife. And not forgetting this happy-go-lucky resort is very affordable with a wide choice of accommodation to suit every price range. There are always plenty of last minute holidays at good rates available throughout the internet.
Although Benidorm has an image of high rise buildings and non-stop nightlife, it is an excellent family resort with two of the best beaches on the Costa Blanca. These two main beaches, Levante and Poniente have Blue Flag status and are cleaned every night by a team of cleaners. Lifeguards are stationed on the beaches from 10am-8pm during the summer and from 10am-5pm during the winter. These soft sandy beaches are spotlessly clean, with gently shelving clear waters which makes them perfect for children.
Another good point about the beaches is that they are easily accessible for people with mobility and disability problems. The famous Playa Levante is a mile long stretch of golden sand with a beautiful promenade which is very popular with visitors from the UK. This lively beach has hundreds of sun beds and excellent facilities for children. Hotels, restaurants, cafes, bars and shops line the promenade. Playa Poniente is a much quieter beach with a typically Spanish atmosphere. This is the best beach for younger children and tends to be much less crowded than the Playa Levante beach. Playa Poniente is great for a romantic walk and watching the sunset. If you are looking for quieter more secluded beaches you will need to head off to one of the smaller coves. Malpas beach, near Benidorm Old Town, is one such beach where you can also take a boat trip and view the beach and surroundings from the sea. For even more seclusion you will need to continue past Levante Beach to the beautiful coves of Almadraba and Ti Ximo. Just a short bus ride away from Benidorm is Cala Finestrat which is great for peaceful sunbathing and swimming. There are many undeveloped beaches in the area but you must be prepared for a walk to find them!
There is so much for everyone here in Benidorm, including family days out at Terra Mitica, Aqualandia and Mundomar, the interesting Old Town, the harbour, first-class golf, relaxing boat trips and numerous excursions.
Benidorm is liveliest in July and August, with June and September being much quieter. Although Benidorm is a year-round resort, many people regard the spring as the best time to visit for families as the weather has cooled slightly and there is much more space on the beach. Winters are popular with older holidaymakers with most hotels and many of the entertainment venues remaining open throughout the year.
The Costa Blanca offers some of the best beach holiday weather around. The long summer season runs from early spring through to mid autumn. Temperatures in July and August average around 30ºC and drop to around 20ºC in the evenings with June and September still seeing sunshine filled days with the temperature just a couple of degrees cooler. Water temperatures during the summer average around 24ºC. April and May still enjoy plenty of sunshine but without the intense heat of the summer and winters are still mild and sunny.
Eating out in Benidorm is inexpensive but booking one of the all inclusive late deals can save you money!