If you're considering a trip to Benidorm, you're certainly not alone - the Spanish city is beloved by tourists from nearby Britain and Ireland as well as the farther-off Belgium and Germany. There are plenty of reasons why the coastal town enjoys such popularity. Towering high-rises, soft golden sands, and thrilling sights and sounds await you at our Benidorm vacation rentals!
Tucked away on Spain's Costa Blanca, the city of Benidorm is just between the nearby towns of Calpe to the north and Alicante to the south. The location on Spain's southeastern coast gives Benidorm a lovely Mediterranean climate and made it ideal for the town's main industry, fishing. Now, Benidorm is one of Spain's premier resort destinations - ideal for those looking to take it easy in the bright sunshine and fresh ocean air!
Lined with gently swaying palm trees, Benidorm's two beaches are incredible places to relax all year round thanks to the amazing Valencian climate. The eastern Platja de Llevant is the smaller of the two beaches, but the soft, golden sands still provide plenty of room for everyone looking to stretch out and relax.
If you head east along the coast, you'll eventually find Punta de Pinet and the amazing ocean views that come with it. Just a little farther eastward, you'll reach the wet and wild fun of Mundomar Benidorm, a water park with live dolphin shows that are sure to thrill the kids.
The westward beach, Playa de Poniente, is the larger of the two, stretching from the city's waterfront district all the way to the nearby town of Cala. When you're not splashing with the kids or sunning on the golden shores, you can enjoy an ice cream cone or savory tapas from a nearby restaurant. The Avenida Armada Española that lines the beach is packed with shops, restaurants, bars, and cafés, meaning you never have to worry about what to do for lunch!
Benidorm holds the distinction of having the most high-rises per capita of any city in the world. Many of these towering skyscrapers are clustered between the two beaches, providing a stunning contrast when you're ready to head back into town. The district has more conventional architecture, too - the Plaza Santa Ana features ornate columns and old-fashioned cannons along with amazing views, with the traditional styles of the Parròquia de Sant Jaume in Santa Anna just a few moments away.
After admiring the towers lining the beaches, take some time to stroll the streets northward. Shops, restaurants, and plenty of character lie between you and the Plaza de Toros de Benidorm at the center of the city. Get ready for the trip of a lifetime when you stay in our Benidorm vacation rentals!
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