Before you plan your next vacation in Europe, consider a vacation in Benidorm, Spain. This beautiful town is located in the Costa Blanca, north of Alicante, with its large international airport, and just south of Altea. A short drive from Benidorm will take you to many of the attractions of the cities of the Costa Blanca such as Calpe, Javea and Denia. The large city of Alicante is nearby and offers many attractions and conveniences. But Benidorm itself has lots to offer the vacationer. There are many vacation apartments in the town’s high rise buildings, and they are a stone’s throw from the beaches. With the Costa Blanca’s wonderful climate, this adds up to a perfect vacation.
In addition to the wonderful beach life, Benidorm offers vacation visitors fabulous nightlife. There are at least thirty discos or dance clubs, and hundreds of restaurants, all within steps of the beaches. Spend a day in the sun, then eat a fabulous meal, then dance till the wee hours, then start all over again the next day. What a perfect vacation!
But for those who want to see some interesting architecture while they are are on vacation, Benidorm has a lot to offer them as well. There are many cultural attractions in Benidorm. The old city, or Casco Antiguo, has beautiful historic buildings all along the old avenues of San Lorenzo, San Vicente and Santa Fez.
Another great attraction in the Benidorm region is the golfing. The entire Alicante region around Benidorm has lots of golf courses for the visitor to enjoy. Some of the most popular are the Bonalba Golf Bulb, Mutxamel, the Alicante Golf Club, San Jan beach and the Bosque Golf and Country Club, Chiva. This is just a sampling of the wonderful golf activity available, since there are dozens of golf clubs in the region.
Benidorm also offers theme parks for those on family vacations. The three largest are the Terra Mitica, Mundomar and Aqualandia.
But despite all of these attractions, beach going remains the main attraction of Benidorm. The beaches are beautiful and the climate is warm especially in the summer. Nearby mountains form a barrier from the harsh winds from the north, giving Benidorm perfect beach days, summer or winter. The main beaches in Benidorm are Playa de Poninete and Playa de Levante. The sandy beaches stretch out for miles and miles under the glorious Spanish sun. Each of the beaches has its own personality, but if you like a little quieter atmosphere, Playa de Levante is the more serene.