Welcome to Benidorm Insider, your brand new go to website packed with detailed information, maps, addresses and handy hints on just about everything this vibrant city has to offer. A lot of planning, in-depth research and great teamwork has gone into creating what we hope is the most informative and user friendly Benidorm website on the internet today.
We have endeavoured to cover as many popular categories as possible so visitors to the city no longer need to scroll through countless internet information or holiday guide books in order to find what they're looking for during a Benidorm holiday. So go on, add Benidorm Insider to your phone favourites today.
Benidorm's Success Story
Located on Spain's sunny Costa Blanca, the success story of Benidorm is quite remarkable and can be likened to the story of the famous Benidorm Palace which, after turning on the lights for its opening night on 12th July 1977, they have never been switched off since. Originally a small fishing village, it wasn't until the early 1960's before the package holiday boom hit Benidorm, and this once small fishing village has never looked back since. The city is now recognised as having the largest number of high rise buildings in the world per capita.
Aside from its superb golden sand beaches and legendary nightlife, Benidorm is famous for its great value package holiday deals, and to cater for the millions of visitors the city boasts a mind boggling choice of accommodation. During our research for Benidorm Insider we have covered every accommodation choice, with up to date information and locations for everything from camping in a tent, to living the high life in an all inclusive five star resort.
Beaches & Mountains
Whoever it was that decided this small fishing village was going to be the spot for one of Spain's most popular holiday resorts, certainly chose their location well. With a stunning coastline of golden sand beaches backed by lush forest and soaring green mountain ranges, Benidorm is a sun seeker and adventurer's paradise. The city's two main beaches form long curving bays of fine, gently sloping sand that play host to thousands of holidaymakers each day. Backed by picturesque promenades and the city's fantastic entertainment venues, Benidorm's beaches offer excellent services, thrilling water sports and year round sunshine.
Entertainment & Attractions
Visitors to the city are thoroughly spoilt for choice when it comes to entertainment and attractions, and if they can tear themselves away from the beach a world of adventure awaits. Talk about claims to fame; Aqualandia Water Park is home to Europe's highest standing water slide, and nearby Terra Mitica Theme Park boasts Spain's highest standing flying swings. A short drive inland takes you to Guadalest, Spain's most visited mountain village and 50 minutes drive south in the city of Elche, visitors can explore Europe's largest palm groves.
When the sun sets over the glistening Mediterranean, the city's entertainment venues, bars, restaurants and nightclubs buzz with a vibrant social scene, made famous by the hoards of stag & hen parties enjoying raucous pub crawls and crazy drinking games. The Old Town sits on the headland separating the two beaches and its narrow streets and lanes are lined with shops, cafes, ice cream parlours, bars and restaurants. There are museums and art galleries to explore, and for a true taste of Spain, ‘Tapas Alley' features every delicious tapa imaginable.
Activities & Water Sports
Benidorm is truly a mecca for thrill seekers, and with so many activities and water sports on offer you can be sure the team at Benidorm Insider had a great time researching them. Located below the Old Town is the harbour and marina area where the majority of the city's water sports can be found or booked, including some of the latest crazes such as the Flyboard, Jet Boat and Flying Fish. There is also a number of adventure tour operators where visitors can find an excellent range of activities like hot air ballooning, jet ski tours, snorkelling safaris, river bed bike rides, Benidorm beer bike, segway tours and much more.
Within an hour's drive from the city visitors can enjoy a selection of 18 hole golf courses, explore ancient villages, castles and monuments, head off on a variety of boat trips or try their hand at adventure sports such as rock climbing, abseiling, canyoning and coasteering. There are wonderful lakes, icy mountain rivers, national parks abound in spectacular flora & fauna and of course, miles and miles of unspoiled coastline.
Benidorm receives millions of visitors each year, some are Spanish residents from the inland towns and cities heading for the beaches, but the majority are foreigners mainly from northern Europe, Britain and Ireland. Alicante International Airport lies about 40 minutes drive to the south of the city and services airlines from all over the world including a number of budget European airlines. There are good road links via the AP-7 motorway and N-332 coastal road, and a regular bus service from Alicante Airport to Benidorm and beyond.
Getting around Benidorm on foot is easy enough with many of its hotels and holiday apartments central to the beaches, shops and lively entertainment venues. The local city buses are efficient and regular and there are a number of sightseeing bus routes that are ideal for first time visitors, with audio guides in several languages. The airport is home to a selection of international car hire companies, and if visitors prefer to use the services of an independent car hire company, Benidorm Insider always recommend the reputable Coys Rent-A-Car.
Visitors to the city can expect an excellent range of services and with the majority of its holidaymakers being British, quite a number of staff working in the tourism and catering industries have a good understanding of English. Benidorm is home to a number of embassies, first class hospitals and clinics, doctors and dentists, banks, bureau de change, vehicle hire companies, shopping complexes, supermarkets and shops. Located at the old town end of Levante there is also a large, modern Tourist Information Bureau.
Regardless of age, whether travelling alone, with family or in a group, the lure of Benidorm keeps holidaymakers coming back year after year and the team at Benidorm Insider do hope our website will help make your summer holiday just that little bit more magical.