Benidorm

Benidorm

The Spanish New York

With over 1000 places to eat, and skyscraper architecture, Benidorm may be perceived as a premium Summer destination, but, in fact, it is rather affordable, and preferred for budget traveling. You may find yourself planning your Benidorm travel guide around the city’s numerous bazaars that sell cheap leather, shoes and artisan products, including jewelery, pottery and paintings. For good family fun, there are enough opportunities, from the family water park Aqualandia to boat trips to the Isla de Benidorm wildlife sanctuary and Calpe and the Las Vegas-style cabaret Benidorm Palace. Don’t miss Altea, 12 km from Benidorm, a stunning original old town.

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Top Highlights in Benidorm

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Boat ride to Calpe
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Costa Blanca from the sea
Callosa d’En Sarrià
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4.0
Historic village, not far from Benidorm
Castell de Guadalest
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4.0
Moorish settlement and fortress
El Xato
Restaurant
4.0
Over 100 years of tradition
Fuentes de Algar
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4.0
Natural beauty spot high in the mountains behind Altea
Mirador del Castillo
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4.0
Splendid vistas
Mundomar
Attraction
4.0
Swim with dolphins
Old Town from the sea
Attraction
4.0
The charming heart of the city
Sub-aquatic catamaran
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4.0
Enjoy the sea life near Benidorm Island
 Talk of The Town
Nightclub
4.0
Family-friendly night club
Terra Mitica
Entertainment
5.0
Four Mediterranean civilizations
Terra Natura
Attraction
4.0
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Neighborhoods in Benidorm

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Centro

Street-café culture
Centro
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The Centro is the go-to neighborhood for late-night entertainment, lively cafés and tapas, reasonably priced restaurants, cinema and everything else you imagine fun. A shopper’s paradise, the Centro provides everything from bargains to luxury fashion. Not far from the beach, the center of the city is, however, more affordable in terms of accommodation - the most expensive are the beach-front hotels in Parte Vieja and Levante.

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Levante

Beach fun for all ages
Levante
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Levante is popular for its beach, the Levante Playa, which is so close to the old city and the Centro, that it can be accessed on foot. Levante is one of the more popular tourist destinations in the summer, attracting large crowds on the beach, but also on the beautiful Avenida Mare de Déu del Sofratge promenade. The neighborhood is lively all year round. There are no age restrictions, and the fun never stops: water sports, jet skiing, scuba diving, all night parties… you name it.

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Parte Vieja

The old city - a tourist hub
Parte Vieja
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Parte Vieja, the old quarter of Benidorm, boasts some of the most interesting attractions in the city, and splendid views from Placa del Castell. It’s a quirky neighborhood, popular mainly with tourists, who enjoy the tapas hangouts on Calle de Santo Domingo, late night adult entertainment on Carrer del Pal, or strolling and shopping on Passeig de la Carretera. There are many architectural gems here as well, especially churches, and up north, l'Aiguera Park is to die for.

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Poniente

Ideal destination for family holidays
Poniente
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Benidorm’s other famous beach, Poniente, gives its name to this lively district, which, despite its proximity to the old town, is less crowded than Levante, and a bit more authentic. A local favorite, Poniente has, nevertheless, a good share of touristic attractions, including Terra Mitica - a huge theme park with a variety of rides, ideal for family entertainment. And don’t miss the scenic Mirador del Castillo, where once stood the Benidorm Castle, now a scenic observation deck.

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