Best places to visit in and around Benidorm
Benidorm is a sunny coastal town in the Spanish province of Alicante and is considered by many to be the best loved holiday resort in the whole of Spain. Prior to the explosion in popularity of package holidays in the 1960s Benidorm was just a pretty little coastal village, however in the last 50 or so years it has experienced a huge amount of development to make it into the excellent holiday destination that it is today.
Due to the mountains that surround the town Benidorm has a special micro-climate. This means that the weather is warm all year round, with an average temperature of 26°C in summer and 15°C in winter. Unlike many similar resorts on the Spanish coast, development in Benidorm has been very carefully planned to ensure that the city does not feel cramped or over-crowded. Every building in the city would have its own `leisure area` and all development in the city still adheres to this rule. In fact visitors can climb to the top of the Sierra Helada to see for themselves how well spaced out and green Benidorm is.
However it is not just the gloriously sunny weather and spacious green city that attracts people to Benidorm, as there is much to see and do in this fabulous coastal resort. The beach is of course where most people like to share their time and Benidorm has two golden stretches of beach on which you can while away the hours. If you are feeling a little adventurous there is also a variety of watersports available on the beaches, including parasailing, kitesurfing, pedalos and banana boat rides. Those who really love splashing about might also like to visit the nearby Aqualandia Water Park, which is just five minutes away from Benidorm town centre and has several excellent water slides, swimming pools and rapids. Families visiting Benidorm might also like to enjoy a visit to Terra Mitica, Spain`s biggest theme park. Terra Mitica lies just on the outskirts of Benidorm and really brings to life the lost ancient civilisations that once lived and ruled in this area of the Mediterran
You could take a glass-bottom boat trip from the port to Benidorm Island, or a half day excursion by boat to the nearby resort of Calpe. Alternatively you could explore further inland and visit the beautiful mountain fortress of Guadalest. There are regular coach tours from Benidorm town centre to this stunning Moorish stronghold, which was build well over one thousand years ago in 715 BC. If this gives you a taste for local history then you might enjoy a daytrip to the nearby town of Atlea, which has delightful cobbled streets and some of the most delight restaurants on the Costa del Sol.
The nearest airport to Benidorm is Alicante and there are regular flights landing there from a huge number of airports across the UK. Alicante airport is located approximately 45 minutes from Benidorm and most visitors take either a take or a bus to the city. There are literally hundreds of different accommodation opportunities available for visitors to Benidorm and because of the city`s desire to maintain a green and spacious environment almost any of the Benidorm hotels would make for ideal holiday accommodation.