Benidorm Spain

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BENIDORM FACTFILE

LOCATION:- Benidorm is located on the Northern Costa Blanca, Spain and can be accessed via the AP-7 motorway, the CV 70 or the N332 coast road between Villajoyosa and Calpe. It is easily reached from Alicante (El Altet) airport, which welcomes flights from lots of UK airports.

OVERVIEW:- The biggest tourist destination on the Mediterranean coastline with over 4 million visitors every year, Benidorm is truly an all year round resort. With its many tourist attractions and facilities it is hugely popular with families especially during the summer months. Benidorm's vibrant and exciting nightlife attracts young couples and singles (predominantly during the summer months) and its mild winter climate and huge selection of top quality hotels attracts the older generation from all over Northern Europe during the quieter winter months. Benidorm is also a popular destination for the Christmas holiday period with many hotels offering some fantastic entertainment.

CLIMATE:- Benidorm boasts a fabulous climate, with a mean annual temperature of approximately 20° C and over 300 days of sunshine every year. Temperatures rarely fall below 5° Centigrade in the winter months and can reach a scorching 40° C during the summer PHEW!

BENIDORM HISTORY:- Originally settled by the Moors, Benidorm was just a small fishing village up until the 1950's when it became a popular tourist destination. Rapid growth during the 1960's fuelled the tourist invasion and Benidorm was quick to provide the ideal environment for the holidaymaker. The early history of Benidorm abounds in stories of Arab invaders, pirate attacks and Christian re-conquests (for the full history of Benidorm read the article at the bottom of the page).

PLACES TO VISIT:- There is a huge choice of places to visit in and around Benidorm, here are just a few of them. Parque de L'Aigúera - Famous for its palm lined promenades, beautiful fountains and 2 fine ampitheatres, extensively used for concerts and outdoor events. La Isla de Benidorm - Small and uninhabited Benidorm Island is a great location for swimming and snorkeling. Reached by a short boat trip (try to take the glass bottomed boat for a more interesting experience). Castillo Mirador - Site of the former castle of Benidorm, now a charming square with fine views of the surrounding coastline and beaches. Iglesia de San Jaime - Built in 1740, the blue tiled domes of St James church are one of the best known landmarks in Benidorm. Aqualandia Water Park - Located within easy reach of Benidorm town centre, Aqualandia is a great place to visit for both kids and adults alike, a fantastic selection of watery activities for all ages with slides,waterfalls and pools. There are also lots of other facilities including shops, bars, restaurants and picnic areas ( Aqualandia Map ). Terra Mitica - A theme park to end all theme parks with some of the scariest rides in Europe, Terra Mitica is sure to get the pulse racing. Again within easy reach of Benidorm town centre Terra Mitica is based around the ancient civilisations of the Mediterranaean region (Greek, Roman and Egyptian).

If you get time, pop down the coast to Villajoyosa, where you can visit a chocolate factory or visit the harbour with its pretty coloured houses.

Mundomar Marine Animal Park - Also within easy reach of Benidorm town centre, Mundomar is especially famous for its dolphinarium, it has lots of other attractions though, and it is extremely popular with the kids ( Mundomar Map ).

Other attractions include the Terra Natura Safari Park, with over 200 species of animals, from porcupines to pythons, and eagles to elephants, the Castell de Guadalest, ancient mountain top fortification in the village of Guadalest, and the Penon de Ifach rock and nature reserve at nearby Calpe.

CABARETS AND SHOWS:- Here are just some of the most popular locations to catch a show, cabaret or just great entertainment in Benidorm.

Benidorm Palace - Magnificent nightclub where you can eat in style and be entertained by some of the best cabaret acts in Europe. Benidorm Palace Map.

Ritch Bitch Showbar - Popular showbar located in Benidorm old town famous for its adult comedy shows.

Valentines - Located on the Eastside and featuring tribute bands, comedy acts and late night adult shows.

Molino - Located on Avenida Beniarda 2, Molino is well known for its "Comedy Musical" style shows from its own resident company.

Carriages - Located in the Levante area of Benidorm on Calle Gerona, Carriages is well known for its tribute bands.

The Talk of the Coast - Also on the Eastside of Benidorm in the Levante area The Talk of the Coast presents some more off-beat and quirky cabaret acts - if you want something a little different the The Talk of the Coast could be the place for you.

The Town - Popular Cabaret and Disco bar also located in the busy Levante area of Benidorm.

Zodiac - Comedy is the order of the day at the ever popular Zodiac, again located in the Levante area of Benidorm.

Stardust - Another predominantly comedy style club, the Stardust is huge with 3 bars and lots of entertainment on offer.

Steptoe's II - Cabaret bar on Avenida de America, Benidorm. This is just a taste of the Benidorm nightlife available.

BENIDORM BEACHES:- The two main beaches of Benidorm are Playa de Levante (Sunrise Beach) and Playa de Poinente (Sunset Beach), both are very busy all year round (but particularly so during the summer months), but they are both kept exceptionally clean and tidy. Other beaches include La Cala and Mal Pas.

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Benidorm airport driving distances: Alicante airport to Benidorm is a driving distance of 64 kilometres (40 miles), Murcia (San Javier) airport to Benidorm is a driving distance of 143 kilometres (89 miles), and Valencia airport to Benidorm is a driving distance of 147 kilometres (91 miles).

Benidorm is on the Northern Costa Blanca, Spain between Alicante and Valencia and can be accessed via the N332, AP-7 motorway and the CV70.

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Nearby Places: Denia - Moraira - Calpe - Altea - Albir - Javea - Guadalest - Villajoyosa - El Campello - Callosa d'en Sarria - Finestrat - Alfaz del Pi - La Nucia - Polop

Attractions: Terra Mitica - Aqualandia - Mundomar - Terra Natura - Penon de Ifach - Caves of Canelobre - Fuentes de Algar - Santa Barbara Castle Alicante

Golf Courses: Real Faula Golf - Ifach Golf Club - Spain Golf

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