If you like a cosmopolitan feel with your pristine beaches, Benidorm will not disappoint. Known as the Manhattan of Spain, Benidorm boasts the most high-rise structures per capita in the world. Most of these buildings are hotels or holiday apartment complexes, so you will not be hard-pressed to find a place to stay during your holiday to Benidorm, whatever your budget or tastes may be. There are tens of thousands of rooms available for rent and over a thousand places to wine and dine during your holiday.
Beyond the buildings are the beaches, and they are world-class. This Valencian coastal town draws in vacationers all over Europe with its four-kilometer stretch of Blue Flag beaches at Levante, Poniente and Mal Pas. The climate is mild and perfect throughout the year with temperatures seldom dipping below 18C. It is an ideal spot for family holidaymakers with water parks and wildlife parks along with its beaches. It is also has a thriving nightlife with plenty of bars and clubs and late-night cabaret shows.
For a more cultural and authentic Spanish experience, small Valencian towns are a simple bus ride away. With a hired car, you can explore many of these idyllic villages tucked away in the mountains and explore the markets offering artisanal handicrafts and wines.
|Thank you (very much)||(Muchas) Gracias|
|Can I have a beer please?||Quiero una cerveza por favor?|
|Cheers!||Saúde! (or) Tchim Tchim!|
|How much is it?||¿Cuántos / cuánto?|
|Where is the toilet?||Donde esta el baño?|
Cost of living – Typical Prices
|A Bottle of Beer||£1.82|
|An Average Meal for Two (inc bottle of wine)||£23.72|
|A 1.5L Bottle of Mineral Water||£0.75|
|A Packet of Cigarettes||£2.81|
Alicante Airport services daily flights from over 30 budget airlines all across Europe. Many of the incoming flights are from the UK as they offer the best value seat prices thanks to high competition. Benidorm is also connected to the rest of Europe through fast trams to Alicante, which then connects to high speed trains to the rest of Spain, France and beyond. A coach and bus station was established in 2008, and it has international routes to many European countries. If you prefer to drive in with your own vehicle, Benidorm is connected through the national motorway network with the rest of Spain. However, parking may be tricky as street-side spaces are difficult to find, though a few hotels have parking areas for their guests.
Holidays to Benidorm are available through Jet2 Holidays among other operators.