The Manhattan of the Costa Blanca
Benidorm is located 50 km north-east of the city of Alicante, well served by their its International Airport. From being a small fishing village in the 1950s it has transformed into a prime destination for visitors from all over Europe offering dream beaches, vibrant nightlife, excellent shopping avenues and theme parks. Being such a popular holiday destination, it hosts nothing less than 340 skyscrapers, meaning the most per capita in Spain and the rest of the world, except New York. Surrounded by mountain backdrops, it offers a long strip of coastline with many sandy beaches where one can enjoy all year round, mild and sunny weather.
Exploring the City
Today, this charismatic seaside city offers endless possibilities of entertainment and outdoor activities. Take the beautiful palm lined waterfront promenade along its 2 urban beaches Playa de Levante and Playa de Poniente and pick your spot to pass the day. To practice your pitch & putt, don’t look too far as you have several 18-hole golf courses to choose from in the area. To catch some unique views, do visit the white viewing platform Balcon del Mediterraneo, offering a breathtaking scenario of different shades of blue. In the picturesque Old Town you will find a wide range of cute boutiques, charming cafés and tasty restaurants where to enjoy a traditional rice or seafood dish. In Benidorm a party is always around the corner, whether it be a local or international festival, or its vibrant nightlife that keep many of its visitors entertained from dusk till dawn. Benidorm is a metropolis that never sleeps!
Benidorm's 6 km long coastline is divided into the beaches Levante, Poniente and Cala Mal Pas, being excellent scenarios for scuba diving, water skiing, kayaking and more. To the north the terrain becomes more mountainous featuring nature reserve known as the Serra Gelada, offering the background scenery for villages such as the charming and bohemian L’Alfàs del Pi and Altea. Jávea balances perfectly the tradition with the modern, whilst Denia offers big extensions of sandy solitary beaches with crystal clear water. If you have some time left, go and visit the colorful town of Villajoyosa, home to Spain's most famous chocolate brand Valor, before moving on to Gandia for some vibrant nightlife. To the south lies the medieval city of Alcoy, known as "The City of Bridges". It is famous for its Moros y Cristianos festival, which has been declared a festivity of International Tourist Interest.
Benidorm is a metropolis that never sleeps!
- 38.51 km²
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