Benidorm has been a hit with Irish holidaymakers for a long time, and when you visit you'll see why. Perhaps the most popular resort on the fabulous Costa Blanca, it somehow manages to combine thrilling nightlife, wonderful beaches, gorgeous weather and even a dash of traditional Spanish style. It's long been a hit for hen and stag parties, but Benidorm is big and flexible enough to accommodate everyone, ranging from young couples to families with kids. There are plenty of last minute deals and cheap packages available for Benidorm holidays, so talk to SunSearch Holidays today and look forward to walking on sunshine!
Things to do in Benidorm
You don't take holidays in Benidorm without spending time on the beach. Actually, you get a choice of beaches here: the most popular is Levante, right in the town centre. This is a busy, buzzing place where you can try your hand at everything from jet-skiing to windsurfing, as well as sampling local snacks and drinks at the bars and cafés that line the promenade. There's also Poniente, which has a considerably more relaxed, laid-back feel that makes it a good choice for family fun, or for those who simply want to kick back and enjoy the quieter side of Benidorm. If that sounds like you, make sure you also walk into the quaint old town, which boasts cobbled streets and independent shops.
Those choosing holidays to Benidorm from Ireland tend to enjoy nightlife, and this resort has that! There's live music everywhere you look – you can even provide some of your own at the karaoke bars! – as well as some of the Costa Blanca's most popular nightclubs. The best shows are around Levante, where you'll find everything from stand-up comedy to excellent cabaret shows. If you feel peckish, there are plenty of bars and restaurants, though don't expect much in the way of highbrow cuisine. For something a little more traditional, look to the old town, where delicious chorizo sausage is a staple at the many tapas bars.
There's plenty for active kids – and adults! – to enjoy during holidays in Benidorm. Some of the highlights include Aqualandia, a waterpark with plenty of slides and rapid rides. Right beside it is Mundomar, a marine animal park which features sea creatures ranging from dolphins to penguins. Oh, and the rather less local meerkats. The two attractions share free car parking. Don't miss Terra Mitika, either: this fantastic theme park features a host of roller coasters and other rides based on Mediterranean zones ranging from Egypt to Greece. There are hotels here offering all-inclusive rates – two Benidorm holidays in one!
As you'd expect, holidays to Benidorm from Ireland can be based in a wide variety of accommodation. Apartments and budget hotels offer frequent holiday deals, but self catering properties are also available. There's less luxury hotel space, as that market is partly catered for by nearby Alicante, a mere 40-minute drive away. You can easily combine your holidays in Benidorm with a trip to this upmarket town. Alicante is full of interesting museums, classy public art and excellent boutiques and cafés. It's not as cheap as Benidorm itself, but if you read reviews carefully you can still find bargains. Talking of bargains: book with SunSearch Holidays and discover how affordable Benidorm can be!