There are countless reasons why this is Spain's busiest tourist resort. You'll discover some of them during your break in the sun...
The resort and the local area have many things to see and do, particularly if you are travelling as a family with children. There is the Terra Mitica theme park, one of the largest in Europe, as well as the Aqualandia water park and the Mundo Mar sea-life centre, which are all just outside the resort centre and are well worth a visit. The resort is home to a large number of shops which are perfect for picking up those holiday souvenirs, as well as many restaurants, bars, casinos and nightclubs, meaning that this really is the type of resort that caters for everyone.
Despite everything else that Benidorm has to offer, there is no doubt that the biggest attraction for most people are the Blue Flag sandy beaches such as Levante and Poniente, which are perfect for families and offer water sports and other activities that children will love.
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The large number of hotels in Benidorm means that there is a real variety of accommodation, ranging from five-star luxury spa hotels through to very basic hostels.
Whatever your choice of accommodation it will provide you with the perfect base to visit some of the many attractions this resort and the surrounding area have to offer, including historic sites of interest, stunning inland landscapes and waterfalls as well as theme parks and water parks.
Your hotel's proximity to the beach is bound to be a priority and there are many within a short distance of the beach. However, it is always worth checking when you book just how close to the beach you actually are.
Some of the hotel accommodation is situated on the promenade with views of the famous Calpe rock and most is either three- or four-star rated, whether it is self-catering accommodation or a traditional hotel. The resort also offers many hotels with all-inclusive deals and most hotels have their own facilities, such as swimming pools, regardless of their proximity to the beach.
The sheer size of this resort means that you will find all the large Spanish hotel groups. H10, Nunez, Riu Hoteles, Hesperia, Sirenis, Barcelo, Viva, Tyrp, Melia, NH Hoteles, Sol, AC Hoteles and Abba Hoteles all have Benidorm hotels. In addition, there are also many hotels that operate exclusively for package tour operators.
Your visit may coincide with one of Benidorm's fiesta weeks, when traditional Spanish festivals are held to coincide with religious dates. During these times hotels may be full so it is a good idea to plan and book ahead.
Find out what to see and do apart from lounging under the Spanish sun...
There's much fun to be had in Benidorm, whatever the age and interests of your travelling party.
Top five attractions
One of Europe's biggest and most popular theme parks sits on the edge of Benidorm. You'll need an entire day to see the shows, ride the rides and enjoy everything this fantasy land has to offer. The park opens between March and November.
This is a waterpark in Benidorm and it's a huge dollop of family fun that features pools, slides, flumes and plenty of other water-based fun. You can visit between May and September.
Benidorm's animal park is well known for its dolphin and bird shows. Be sure to check the daily timetable to discover when feeding sessions and the best shows are on.
This is Benidorm's popular zoo and there are hundreds of animals to spot.
It's a 30-minute drive inland to this hauntingly beautiful and fascinating town, where buildings crown mountains that soar above a turquoise lake.
There's always something happening in lively Benidorm...
Aside from the nightly party atmosphere in the bars, pubs and clubs of Benidorm, the Spanish relish their annual fiestas and you can be a part of the fun if you time your visit around these events.
Fallas de San Jose (Feast of St Joseph); March:Though the celebrations can be bigger elsewhere in Spain, this fiesta is still celebrated with some gusto in Benidorm. It's a religious holiday that also celebrates fathers; paper figures are burned to the tune of traditional music, dance and costume while fireworks light the night sky.
Bonfires of St John; June: Welcome summer with the locals as bonfires burn on the beach and at locations around the resort. Everyone takes a cleansing midnight dip as the party reaches its crescendo.
Benidorm Festival Week; November: The summer crowds have dispersed but Benidorm's party spirit is in full swing for this jubilant fiesta. There is much singing and dancing and many displays of traditional culture. It's all topped off by a spectacular display of fireworks on the final night.