Benidorm is a town that has experienced strong growth over recent years. This is because entertainment options have multiplied during the last few years. Furthermore, being on the Costa Blanca means it has very good beaches and coves.
It is the most densely populated town in the Marina Baja area where it is located. It is known as the New York of the Mediterranean, because, like the cosmopolitan city, it never sleeps. There is a wide range of night-time entertainment options, making it an ideal destination for young singles wanting to party. Moreover, it is the town with the most skyscapers in Spain and the town with the most skyscrapers per square metre anywhere in the world, except New York.
Because of all of this, it is one of the most touristic towns in Spain, and this does not surprise us, its style and good atmosphere are exquisite.
Benidorm or “the town that never sleeps” is a must-visit destination for both those wanting to enjoy nightlife as well as for those looking for warm waters and ideal daily temperatures.
However, you should be aware that the area is a little overcrowded so if you are looking for a quiet destination, then maybe Benissa would be a better idea. If it is nightlife you are looking for, this is the town for you.
You should also know that there is a strong presence of foreign tourists so you may get to meet people from other cultures and thus have your mind more opened.
Among Benidorm’s most attractive features are its beaches, and three of them actually have the distinction of the blue flag, which is the most important distinction awarded by the European Union. These beaches are Levante, Poniente and Mal Pas.
The largest is Poniente, which is more than three kilometres long. You can go for long walks along it. It is a quiet beach characterised by being more crowded with Spanish tourists. It is 75 metres wide, making it fairly spacious. The beach is perfectly maintained and offers a wide variety of services.
Levante beach is one of the most famous in Europe, it is two kilometres long and the sand is fine. Furthermore, it offers a lot of complementary services such as hammocks, swings childen’s toys etc. It has an average width of 55 metres with a maximum of 75, which is good.
Mal Pas cove separates Levante and Poniente, and is around 120 metres long. The sand is fine and golden. It has a blue flag and a width of around 20 metres. This is a more sheltered and quieter beach. Benidorm’s coves are, without doubt, beautiful.
Benidorm is a town that is always awake, you can always see cars in the streets and people coming and going. It is a leading town when it comes to nightlife opportunites. It has some discotheques as good as anything in Europe and around 160 pubs, where you can go to improve your mood.
The English area makes you think you are in London and a visit is highly recommended to soak up English culture. You must, without doubt, try English cider.
It is also highly recommended that you celebrate your stag or hen party there as the atmosphere could not be more ideal. As you can see, it is a town designed more for singles or young couples than families. At the end if the day, if you are looking for a party in Benidorm, you will find one.
If it is a more traditional type of festival you are looking for, you could celebrate Holy Week (which has been celebrated in Benidorm since before 1967) and which has a great tradition in the town. It is a very good attraction for tourists.
With respect to the patronal festivals, these are in honour of the Virgin of Suffrage and St. James the Apostle, and are celebrated in the second week of November, concluding on the following Wednesday. These celebrations are framed within the legend of March 1740. This legend affirms the survival of the image of the Virgin after the boat it was in, caught fire.
By the way, it is worth noting that Benidorm is not a small town and so you may have to use public transport, which is fairly good.