If you’re after a memorable Spanish getaway with a difference, a Benidorm holiday could be right up your street.
Based near the Spanish town of Alicante in the popular Costa Blanca region, Benidorm is a thriving seaside resort reminiscent of the Blue Paradise Dominican Republic villas, that’s particularly popular with British holidaymakers. Described as many things – among them, a mini Las Vegas by the sea – Benidorm has bags of character and an enviable sunshine record that sees long, hot summers and mild winters.
Believe it or not, not so long ago Benidorm was just a small coastal village. Then in the 1960s as tourism started to take off and package holidays abroad grew in popularity, this attractive corner of Spain saw a surge in visitors that prompted widespread development of the village. It grew at a fast clip – with the introduction of high-rise hotels, apartment complexes, restaurants and nightlife venues. Today, it’s a sprawling holiday resort with a vibrant town centre that delivers endless activities and attractions for all ages.
Entertainment is the name of the game on a Benidorm holiday. By day, the beach serves up plenty of sunshine fun thanks to its plush golden sands and shallow waters, family-orientated activities and family hotels. By night, this bustling place really hots up with all manners of different nightlife options ranging from cheesy fun and 70s discos to karaoke joints and bizarre late-night acts. You name it, Benidorm’s probably got it.
One of the great things about a Benidorm holiday is its accessibility, and the affordable price of holidays. Many tour operators arrange holidays here to suit all tastes and budgets – for instance, you can book with Thomas Cook online and enjoy a luxury four or five-star hotel with all the trimmings, or go down the budget route and choose a low-cost apartment, or snap up a late deal for a fantastic money-saving experience.
Like we said, it’s all here in Benidorm. So take a deep breath, slap on some sun-cream and come and experience the resort that never sleeps for yourself!