You may be surprised to know that until the 1960s, Benidorm was a tiny and quaint fishing village, but now spans more than 38.51 km² and has grown into the leading tourist destination in the Mediterranean. This classic Spanish holiday destination is popular with families, couples, solo travellers and groups alike and it’s easy to see why.
The town is known far and wide for its buzzing nightlife and long stretches of golden sand, partly due to the hit TV series of its namesake, but there’s much more to Benidorm holidays than meets the eye. In fact, Benidorm’s Old Town, which is locally called El Castell, is said to be reminiscent of old Spain, and the Baroque domed church is as authentic as they come.
Better still, according to the World Health Organisation, Benidorm boasts one of the healthiest climates in Europe, with clean seas, warm weather and unpolluted air, so not only is a holiday here great fun, it’s also good for you!
Benidorm is a coastal town in the Spanish province of Alicante, situated on the Mediterranean coast in southeast Spain. It is located approximately 45 km northeast of the city of Alicante, ensuring easy access from a number of British airports and short transfer times on arrival.
Time Difference: GMT +1
Flight Time: 2.5-3.5 hours
Cost of a Beer: Around €2.75
3 Course Meal: Around €12