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Benidorm Guide

Big, bold, brash and brightly coloured, a weekend in Benidorm is absolutely crazy and if you and the girls like to party, you’ll bloomin’ well love it. There’s never a moment to spare in Benidorm where residents and partygoers alike seem never to even sleep. Here’s our guide to getting the most from your trip to the sunny Spanish coastline.

Getting In


The only way of getting to Benidorm with ease is via aeroplane. You can get flights for really great prices from all over the UK because it’s such a popular holiday destination and you’ll be flying in to Alicante. You’ll be able to find public transport or shuttle services everywhere, meaning that you can get to Benidorm for around €10 – value is certainly king in Benidorm!

Bonkers Benidorm

Benidorm is known for being a little off the wall – but that’s why we love it. Here are a couple of funny facts about this former sleepy fishing village which turned into one of the biggest party destinations on the Med.

Bikini bodies

In the 1950s, the beach in Benidorm was one of the first places in Spain where women were allowed to wear bikinis in public, hence its popularity. Mostly with men, we’re guessing.


Only London and Milan have skyscrapers taller than Benidorm in Europe. The Gran Hotel Bali is the tallest of all!

Flying start

Over 9 million people fly into the resort every year – and now you and the girls too!

Sun and Sand

It’s thought that Benidorm has one of the healthiest climates on earth with warm temperatures, clean seas and fresh, unpolluted air. See, a trip to Benidorm is good for you, despite what your mum might say. 

Top of the Shops

There’s some great shopping to be done in Benidorm. Prices are low and although the levels of tacky sunglasses and inflatable dolphins are high, you really can pick up some great bargains.


Spanish leather is well known for being absolutely gorgeous and really, really affordable so Benidorm is a great place to pick up some pretty shoes or a handbag made form real leather.

Markets and Bazaars

You can hardly turn a corner in Benidorm without running into a pretty market or bazaar and although they sell some pretty weird stuff, it’s fun to have a walk around and a rummage through.


It’s not unusual to see some fairly decorated ladies (and gents) in Benidorm and as long as you don’t have hugely refined tastes when it comes to bejewelling yourself, you can pick up dome cracking silver and gold bargains!

Because the best things in life are free...

There’s loads of obvious thing to do for free in Benidorm like soaking up the sun on the beach, splashing about in the sea, taking your lunch outdoors or exploring the old town. However, we’ve come up with some totally gratis activities that you might not have considered for yourself.

1960s architecture

Whether you love the high-rise skyline of Benidorm or hate it, there’s no doubt that concrete has taken over the town. Look up above you however and you might just see some pretty funky and colourful buildings which were put up when the resort first became popular in the 1960s and 70s. Pretty psychedelic!

Castillo de Santa Barbara

If you feel like your trip to Benidorm has been somewhat lacking in the culture department, why not take a good look at the local castle which overlooks the town? It’s pretty, honest.   

Museo de Chocolate

What could be better than this? Enjoy tasters as well as a unique insight as to the way in which traditional Spanish chocolatiers make their products. Lovely way to spend an afternoon.

Placa de Castell

If you fancy a quiet moment to enjoy the gorgeous Spanish sunshine, definitely check out Placa de Castell. This pretty, white viewing platform is an absolutely stunning view over the water and one of the prettiest places in the whole of Benidorm.   

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