Benidorm Guide
All you need to know plus Holidays and Hotels

Welcome to the Benidorm guide, so much more then you ever imagined! Here you will find all you need to know about the most popular all year beach resort in Spain, let us help you decide where to stay and what to do in the big vibrant holiday resort that never sleeps.

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Your guide to Benidorm


Benidorm is the most popular and biggest Costa Blanca holiday resort. Wrapped in 5kms of sandy beaches stretching from the Levante all the way to La Cala and with a vibrant and very late nightlife, plus over 800 places to eat, drink and stay, Benidorm is always so much more than you ever imagined. The perfect destination for solo holidays, adult, family and group holidays in Spain.

Benidorm has three beaches offering between them nearly 5kms of sand, sea and promenade. The main Levante Playa where all the action is, the quieter Poniente Playa (we think it is the best beach by far) and the little sheltered cove where you can enjoy the sun all year, known as Playa Mal Pas by the harbour. All the beaches in Benidorm offer safe swimming with lifeguards, 1000´s of sunbeds and parasols to hire and water sports all summer long. For those who prefer a smaller style beach resort La Cala hits the spot, located just over the headland at the far end of the Poniente.

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From dusk until dawn, Benidorm does it better and usually cheap than any other resort.
As the sun goes down beyond the Poniente, Benidorm gets lively. The zone everyone calls “The Square” in the Rincon de Loix slips up several gears as day turns to night and the neon lights tempt you into over 150 central cafes, pubs, clubs and big cabaret venues.

The English Square where the famous Café Benidorm is located is the hub of the entertainment zone. The most vibrant nightlife is found from Morgan´s Tavern to the Marina. The area is crisscrossed with enough venues to keep even the most demanding holiday tourist happy. You will be kept howling with laughter, toe tapping, line dancing or enjoying a tipple or three after a late night feast at the dozens of café bars squeezed tightly between the cabaret venues.

Every night big names entertain you from some cracking tribute acts. Mother Monster, LADY GAGA pops up most nights, as do WESTLIFE and TAKE THAT who will have you going wild in the wee small hours. If you prefer the gentleman of rock go see MEATLOAF and ROD STEWART at various venues from early until late. For the best DRAG SHOWS in town make a beeline for Wayne LEVIG G or Colin COCO CHANEL. The most popular free entry cabaret venues to look out for are Cafe Benidorm, Rocker Fellas, Jokers, The Palladium, Zodiac and The Talk of the Coast.

Alicante airport transfers and Benidorm transfers
The Square Benidorm - Cafe Benidorm show bar

Every conceivable dining option is available in Benidorm from cheap eats in the Rincon de Loix to the very best restaurants in the old town. Whatever you fancy Benidorm offers it all, British breakfasts from 4€, Chinese and Indian food form 10€, Pizzerias, fast food and of course fabulous Spanish restaurants serving fresh local fish, seafood, paella and incredible selections of affordable tapas. With over 500 venues in Benidorm you are never more than a few steps away from something delicious to eat and a cheeky glass of wine.

Head up to the old town main pedestrian street for big brand shoes, posh bags and designer gear like Moschino, Guess and Versace. If you are more bargain loving in the sun, then take a stroll around the Mercaloix Indoor Market in the Rincon de Loix or the massive twice weekly open air market every Wednesday and Sunday morning opposite the Pueblo Hotel. If you are self-catering all the big name supermarkets are in town and the municipal market located in the old town is the best place to stock up on local fresh fruit and veg.

When you need a big day out you are in for a treat as Benidorm offers six top notch theme parks. Within walking distance of the Levante head to Mundomar wildlife park, open all year and Aqualandia water park open from May until September.

If it is adrenalin you seek Terra Mitica and Iberia Park are the places to be in summer, open from end of May until November 3rd, take a bus or taxi. The other top theme park is Terra Natura wildlife park open all year (weekend only in winter) and Aqua Natura water park open from end of March until November 3rd, buses and taxis will get you their.

For the best night out in Benidorm and the biggest venue on the coast Benidorm Palace is the place to go. Enjoy a seasonal musical extravaganza with a huge cast of dancers, showstoppers, singers and specially acts with fine dining included in the dinner & show package.

See our handpicked top 4 best selling places to stay in Benidorm!
Benidorm Levante Guide
Levante Guide
Where all the action, 2kms of beach for vibrant holidays, beach bars & show bars.
Benidorm Poniente Guide
Poniente Guide
Hot spot for beach lovers & quiet holidays. Fine sand, safe swimming & plenty of room.
La Cala de Finestrat Guide
La Cala Finestrat Guide
A perfect beach holiday for those who prefer to relax by the waters edge.
Benidorm November Fiestas and Fancy Dress Day Dates
Benidorm November fiestas
Five days of fun plus 35,000 people attend the Thursday fancy dress day!
Benidorm Old Town Guide
Benidorm Old Town Guide
The old town for authentic Tapas bars & fine dining plus cosy bars to people watch.
Benidorm Playa Mal Pas Guide
Playa Mal Pas Guide
The sheltered Mal Pas cove for all year sunbathing & chilling by the harbour.
Benidorm guide to solo holidays and single traveller hotel guide.
Solo Holidays in Benidorm
Benidorm a perfect destination for solo holidays & single travellers to Spain.
Gay Benidorm Guide to LGBT+ bars, pubs, hotels and beaches.
Benidorm LGBT+ Guide
Benidorm has a vibrant gay village with 30+ bars plus an annual Pride in September.

Let us guide you to the perfect Benidorm hotel - book one of these HOT choice hotels today!

Barcelo Benidorm Beach an adults recommended beachfront hotel in Benidorm
Barcelo Benidorm Beach

> Adults recommended
> Rooftop pool & bar
> New hotel in 2023
> Smart guest areas
> Package holiday deals
> Great sea view rooms

Riviera Beachotel Rincon de Loix holidays in Benidorm
Riviera Beachotel

> Nightlife on the doorstep
> 3 bars & buffet restaurant
> Adults only 16+
> Top location for pubs
> Popular with British guests
> Jet2holidays award winner

Gold Arcos is a brand new hotel in Benidorm in a late and lively area near the
Gold Arcos

> English square 200m
> Rooftop infinity pool
> Rooftop cocktail bar
> New hotel in 2022
> Vibrant busy area
> Great for couples

H10 Porto Poniente luxury beach hotel
H10 Porto Poniente

> Right on the beach
> Infinity rooftop pool
> Perfect couples hotel
> New hotel in 2020
> Package holiday offers
> B&B and half board deals

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