For years now, Benidorm has been renowned for its status as the ‘Blackpool of Spain’ attracting lager louts, ‘those’ British tourists and not much more than sun, sea and sand – these things might be for you, but there is far more to Benidorm than just this narrow view.
Though you might think that basing yourself in a central position in Benidorm might mean noise and crowds, in reality it’s actually a good idea. Staying somewhere like the Atenea Hotel Benidorm is a good choice because it’s close enough to the centre of town and the beach that if you want to visit the shops or the sand, you can get to them within a few minutes’ walk.
Other Side Of Benidorm Spain
Or if you’d prefer to get out and see what’s around Benidorm, it’s really easy to catch a bus or a taxi from the town centre.
If you’d prefer to stay within the confines of the town, Benidorm Old Town is an excellent way to see a little bit of traditional Spain without being too far away from your home comforts.
Benidorm is now awash with high rise buildings and the flashing lights of bars and clubs, but the Old Town still holds the charm of Benidorm in years gone by with its winding cobbled streets and authentic Spanish restaurants.
Eventravelling to Benidorm Spain at a different time of year can make a big difference to the type of holiday you’ll have.
June, July and August are the months of the high season, meaning that the resort will be filled with kids and stags; try visiting in April, May, September or October when the weather will still be warm, but it will be a lot quieter.
Benidorm itself is a good central location for exploring the Costa Blanca if you’re planning to escape the town for a day or two. If you’re not quite ready to go all out with the Spanish culture, but want something fun to do, there are several different theme parks all within easy reach including the typical Terra Mitica, the zoo at Terra Natura and the waterparks Aqua Natura, Aqualandia and Mundomar.
Head a bit further away and off the beaten track to Las Fuentes del Algar, the Algar waterfalls in English, only 15km away. You can take a dip in the waters that are something different from the pool and sea, or just relax in the shade of the trees by the water in a bit of peace and quiet.
If you’re feeling really adventurous, don’t miss out on a ferry trip from Denia. This stunning harbour town is a little way further north than Benidorm, and there are daily trips to Ibiza and Mallorca. Ibiza can even be done in a day, if you can bear to leave the island that quickly!
There is plenty to in and around Benidorm Spain without hitting the beach and bars every day and night, so make sure to try out some of these different ideas to enjoy your time there more fully.
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