Benidorm beach


Benidorm, is located in the Spanish region of Alicante on the Costa Blanca. Some 5 million visitors each year are testament to the resorts amazing organization and facilities here. With more restaurants, clubs, shops, pubs and bars than you could fit in a lifetime the facts are plain to see; Benidorm really does offer something for everyone.
So it’s hard to believe that in 1953 it was a tiny fishing village unheard of in the UK. That's when local mayor Senor Pedro Zaragoza decided to get on his Vespa scooter and drive 8 hours to Madrid to see the dictator General Franco. His mission: to persuade Franco to lift the ban on bikinis. Luckily, Franco agreed and the mayor went home to start building one of the most successful tourist resorts the world has ever seen. Benidorm, long a British favorite, is Spain’s largest resort. From a distance, its high-rise skyline shimmers like a mirage, an oasis where everything is geared to entertainment.
Of course, this thriving resort would never have developed the way it did if it weren’t for its beautiful setting with two wonderful sandy bays separated by a rocky promontory that offers great views in each direction to Poniente and Levante beaches. A towering offshore fountain adds to the ‘big resort’ spectacle. Once in Benidorm, you should visit that mysterious rock looming offshore, popularly known as Peacock Island because of the birds there. The 10-minute boat ride from the port gives you splendid views of Benidorm’s skyline. The waters around the island are a marine reserve, and you can journey beneath the waves in the Aquascope for a mesmerizing look at the colourful underwater life. Afterwards, visit the bar or the peacock aviary or hike the island trails. Boats return to Benidorm roughly every hour.
Benidorm offers two main choices of beaches: On the eastside is Playa de Levante (Sunrise Beach) which can get very crowded in high season and is backed by a broad promenade, bars, cafes and other eateries. Make for this side if you like it lively, where countless disco pubs and cabaret bars are clustered and if you’re from the north or the south you’ll soon feel at home with the relaxed northern club circuit humor. Look no further for a holiday if you like a good sing along or are brave enough for karaoke!
The Square, behind hotel Marina, is where you’ll find buzzing disco pubs aimed at a younger, more international set.
Benidorm skylineThe longer Playa de Poniente (Sunset Beach) is a touch quieter, has no rocks and has the added bonus of great sunsets. Mal Pas is a smaller beach beneath the port and the castle cliffs.
To enjoy the amazing panorama of the coastline, in summer you can take a boat ride from Benidorm to Calpe. There’s time to wander around the port beneath the majestic Peñon de Ifach before your return journey.
If you enjoy water sports, you’ve come to the right place. During high season the Cable Ski operates at the Rincón de Loix. And there are many opportunities to hire boats, jet-ski's, or have a diving course.
Benidorm offers plenty of choice for mini golf fans as well. The Old Lead Soldiers Museum – complete with 2,000 figures - is also worth a look.
When it comes to the Old Town take your pick from countless small pubs in the C/Sant Vicent and other narrow streets nearby.
Sand sculpture on the beachTo see Benidorm at its biggest and brashest, head for Benidorm Palace where a glittering 3 hour, Las Vegas-style show awaits your delectation. Spanish dancers and flamenco, jugglers and magicians are just some of what’s in store, along with a live dance band/orchestra to fill in the gaps between acts. Show admission includes the first drink and you may also have dinner there if you wish.
The Costa Blanca Casino is one of the largest casinos in Spain, and you’ll find it on the road between Benidorm and Villajoyosa. There’s also a restaurant and bar. Dress is smart casual. There’s an admission charge, and you’ll need your passport. Open 8pm-3am.
The Medieval Tournament on the outskirts of Benidorm, Rincon de Loix, offers feasting and merrymaking medieval-style for all ages. The Knights joust and duel before the king and queen on horseback. Sing along with court jesters, or descend into the Pit of Terror. There’s a disco following the entertainment.

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