Foodies can also get in on the action, as Benidorm has a number of dining options, ranging from high-quality Michelin star awarded eateries to exciting street vendors. The town’s gastronomy has evolved over generations, taking inspiration from Spain, Italy and Greece to perfect local recipes and create authentic and elegant dishes.
Staples in Benidorm include fresh fish and seafood straight from the Mediterranean Sea, fruit and vegetables from the local fields, and almonds and olive oil from the mountains. Examples of popular dishes made from these flavourful ingredients include hearty stews made with fish or meat, pulses and vegetables; rice dishes like traditional paella; and bollos de San Blas which are pastries with a sweet potato filling.
If you’re spoilt for choice, why not partake in a quintessential Spanish custom and sample all the mouthwatering foods Benidorm has to offer by going out for tapas? Or attend one of the numerous foodie events hosted throughout the year, such as The Gastronomy Week, which showcases the very best dishes from the region?
As with every popular tourist destination, you’ll also be able to find speciality restaurants serving up a formidable array of international cuisine, including a number of English-style gastro pubs for anyone feeling a little homesick.
Whatever you choose to eat, be sure to pair your dish or dishes of choice with one of the complete and varied wines the province of Alicante is known for.
Nightlife In Benidorm
From sophisticated lounges and bars to home from home pubs and kids entertainment, Benidorm has it all! There are four major leisure areas, each offering a completely different experience. Whatever you choose to do, you’ll be sure to have a night to remember.
Whether you want to watch the hotel entertainment, enjoy a few glasses of wine with a meal, sip sangria in the Square as the sun goes down or watch it set over the entire bay while drinking cocktails at a high rise bar, you can always complete the night by visiting one of the many cabaret acts and bars on offer. If you’re brave enough, after dancing the night away to world-class DJs and/or enjoying a show, you can even try your hand at karaoke.