If you explore a little further on, you can find beaches and coves that are often missed by other visitors on cheap holidays to Benidorm. At the end of the harbour road on the Poniente side of the old town is peaceful Malpas beach. Because it’s sheltered from the wind, this is a little sun trap, which is great for winter sunbathing. At the other end of town, reached by road that goes beyond Levante beach, there is a set of secluded coves that form a protected area.
Bring on the night
Many of Benidorm’s visitors live for the night time antics – partying until daylight and snoozing most of the day. There are so many varied bars and clubs here, but, you don’t need to stay up all night to have a good time.
Evenings can be started at an Irish bar with a Guinness, Spanish tapas restaurant with some sangria or a chilling out with a cocktail at a beach bar. The pace ramps up a little at the rock bars, karaoke clubs and cabaret shows across Benidorm.
Then, if you’re feeling the groove, get out those dancing shoes and head to one of the discos for funky tunes or big clubs like El Divino or Space for banging dance tracks. There are pool parties, foam parties and more raunchy shows, all to the soundtrack of the likes of Roger Sanchez, Todd Terry or Judge Jules.
Cheap holidays in Benidorm save you money for a whole line-up of waterparks and theme parks, luring you in with big slides and fast rides. Aqualandia waterpark – which has some of the world’s highest slides – and Mundomar Animal Park are conveniently located within walking distance on the eastern edge of Benidorm.
For big thrill rides, Terra Mitica theme park is the place to go. It also has shows, street acrobatics and family rides, or for a wholly family day out pirate-themed Iberia Park might be more up your street. There is also a further wildlife park – Terra Natura – and AquaNatura Waterpark in this area on the northern edge of town, which is easily accessed by regular direct buses. You might find it hard to know which parks to visit, but because many are owned by the same companies, you can visit more than one and receive reduced rates.
A selection of shops
You can have a shopping extravaganza in Benidorm browsing the designer boutiques, shopping centres, department stores and markets selling gifts and local produce. Some of the more popular shops line the Avenida Martinez Alejos in the old town district, or there’s the three-floor La Marina shopping centre that’s packed with Spanish and European brands.
There are plenty of unique buys to be found if you explore. For example, there’s a square off the Passeig de la Carreterra packed with leather goods, while between the promenade and the Avenida del Mediterraneo is a mini shopping centre, a bit like a market. If you’re one for a bargain, visit one of Benidorm’s three markets held either on a Wednesday or Sunday morning. Among them you’ll come across clothes, gifts, local fruit and vegetables, crafts and traditional Spanish products.
Exploring the area
With a cheap holiday to Benidorm, there is so much to do that you might not want to leave the town for your entire visit, but if you crave a calming walk or want to be at one with nature, there’s plenty nearby.
The Serra Gelada natural park provides stunning scenery and has a beautiful coastal walk from Albir lighthouse along a coastal ridge. If you want to get out of the sun, take a trip to the Cuevas del Canelobre – the Candelabra Caves – in Busot. These are said to be the largest and deepest caves in Spain, they are named after a phenomenal candelabra shaped hanging rock formation.
It’s easy to spend All Inclusive holidays to Benidorm lounging by the pool, trying out cocktails and sampling local cuisine, but it’s well worth stepping out of your resort and taking in the scenery as well.
Frequently asked questions about holidays to Benidorm
Question: When is the best time to visit Benidorm?
Answer: You’ll find the hottest temperatures, sunniest sky and no rain during the month of August. The average temperature throughout Benidorm is around 25 degrees and can even top out at around 30 too, leaving you with plenty of opportunities to soak up the sun.
Question: How much does it cost for a holiday to Benidorm?
Answer: Look for package holidays to Benidorm and you could end up saving more money. Browse all inclusive holidays to Benidorm or even family holidays and you can combine everything together to save yourself some cash. Browse a variety of dates, nights and hotels to find the best deal for you and always be on the lookout for discounts, offers and codes that can bring your price down.
Question: What are the beaches like in Benidorm?
Answer: Levante Beach is one of the best beaches in Benidorm. It is a short walking distance from the town and is around 3km long, packed full of deck chairs, restaurants and pubs. Whatever you’re looking for, be it a day out to the beach with the family or a night on the promenade with your friends, this beach has it all. Take a dip in the sea too and find out for yourself why this beach is the most popular in Benidorm.
Question: Is Benidorm expensive for drinks?
Answer: You’ll find that most bars charge different rates for a drink but overall they are cheap in comparison to other cities and towns. Be sure to find the perfect bar or club by shopping around and walking up and down the promenade of your closest beach. You’re guaranteed to find a pub or bar that will offer drinks you like for a price that is suited to your budget.
Question: Is Benidorm hot all year round?
Answer: Benidorm is certainly dry all year round and does feature hot summers but the temperatures can dip during the winter months. It’s never cold in Benidorm but you can expect a lot cooler of a climate in comparison to the summer months. If you’re going in winter expect cooler, cloudy days with a bit of wind compared to warm, mostly clear summer days.