Benidorm

Benidorm is one of the most important tourist resorts on Alicante’s Costa Blanca. Its fine sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and outstanding year-round climate have made it justly famous, and it also has a full range of first-rate infrastructures and services.

A whole range of possibilities: from strolling along the seafront promenade or swimming in the sea, to enjoying a range of water sports or taking a boat trip to the island of Benidorm.

Not to mention the various local festivities, and its mouth-watering cuisine featuring rice and fish as its star ingredients.

But there is no doubt that Benidorm’s greatest attraction is its marvellous beaches.

Its five kilometres of coastline are home to endless sandy beaches and secluded coves where holidaymakers can enjoy a refreshing swim, or try their hand at any one of the numerous water sports on offer: scuba diving, water skiing, windsurfing, sailing, etc.

Situated to the north of the port, the Levante beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the city. Its location in the town itself, as well as being handy for a whole range of services, also makes for easy access to these over two kilometres of fine golden sand.

This emblematic beach is set against a busy seafront promenade which is dotted with pavement cafés and restaurants, and is also the site of a lively nightlife.

The Poniente beach stretches for some three kilometres to the south of the town. Like the Levante beach, it is also set against the backdrop of a long seafront promenade and offers a full range of services, as well as being accessible and convenient.

Between these two famous beaches in Benidorm lies the Mal Pas, a tranquil cove with fine sand, near the historic part of town and the port.

Ti Ximo and La Almadrava are at the southernmost end of Benidorm, where the coastline becomes rockier and more difficult to access.

At some distance from the centre of town, these secluded natural coves offered the chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of the town, and enjoy scuba diving or snorkeling on the magnificent rocky seabed.

The historic centre of Benidorm stands on a promontory located between the two main beaches, the Levante and Poniente.

This was the original site of the city, a primitive fishing village overlooked by the church of San Jaime.

Built in the 18th century, its blue domes rise above a network of narrow streets and picturesque corners.

The Cerro Canfali rock gives onto the viewing point known as the Balcón del Mediterráneo (“balcony over the Mediterranean”), which offers outstanding views over the sea.

Both sides of the historic part of town lie the broad avenues and streets lined with shops and businesses which are part of modern Benidorm.

Everything in this city is geared to the enjoyment of holidaymakers, and it offers a wide range of services, including numerous hotel establishments, restaurants and outdoor cafes and bars.

Loopy Reviews

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