Costa Blanca's favourite destination has low-cost things to do at every turn
In around two and a half hours flight time from the UK, the sandy shores of bustling Benidorm await.
Proof that you don’t have to spend a fortune to have a fantastic time, holidays to Benidorm connect you with internationally-renowned nightlife, fantastic waterparks and a beautiful coastline, all for pocket-friendly prices.
Things to do around Benidorm
From exploring the scenery of the Serra Gelada National Park to partying the night away on the seafront, there’s plenty in this town to keep you occupied.
Budget-savvy travellers can maximise on free trips to Levante and Poniente beaches, as well as booking expeditions around the famous Candelabra Caves for less than the cost of a cocktail.
Haggle for bargains at the local markets if you wish, or focus on finding the best drink deals in Benidorm’s bars and clubs instead. We’ve put together a dedicated travel guide to help you find out more about the area before you go, as well as offering up our favourite places to eat and drink while you’re there.
How to get a great Benidorm holiday deal
Holidays to Benidorm are at their most affordable in the eight weeks before departure. Dedicated bargain-hunters will find prices reduced by up to 70% during this last minute slot, and there are just as likely to be All Inclusive holidays as there are Self Catering or Bed and Breakfast deals.
This means not only do you get a satisfying discount, you can also get meals, drinks and activities thrown into the mix as well.
If you’re still deciding where to go for your next holiday, take a look at our guides to cheap holidays in other parts of Costa Blanca too. Benidorm is by far the most lively spot, but you can also get bargain deals in nearby Moraira or Denia.
Just 20 minutes from Benidorm for day trips, Moraira has an old town, two Blue Flag beaches and its own fun park. Or a little further along the coast is the larger port city of Denia, whose castle overlooks the pretty marina and it has Macizo del Montgo Natural Park on hand.
If you’ve decided that Benidorm is the place for you, check out some of our favourite Benidorm hotels below.
Luckily, this regally named hotel won't break the bank. Instead, what you'll find is a vast pool surrounded by cosy tower blocks of comfy rooms, and all just a few minutes' walk from the top bars. The beach is 10 minutes' walk downhill, letting you take in the sights as you go. Sports fans will adore the beautiful game played on beautiful big TVs throughout the complex, while happy hour makes trips to the bar a no-brainer. If you're instead looking for a trip into the old town district, there are bus connections right from the hotel.
This hotel specialises in sleek Mediterranean decor, most beautifully beheld in its magnificent foyer or among the cabana style furniture of the bar. Yet what makes it such great value is that the price of your stay also gives you free access to the nearby Aqualandia waterpark. There's also a courtesy bus to Levante Beach, so all you need to worry about is sunning yourself by the pool or steaming off the stress in the sauna.
Modern style where there's a splash of colour to everything makes for a hotel whose character stands apart even in the crowded Benidorm market. The price is right too, especially for a hotel tucked between the nightlife and the beach, with a vast pool and free WiFi to boot. That same pool is the host to slushie drinks and pizzas in the high summer at the adjacent snack bar. Levante Beach is 15 minutes' walk away, and among the traditional Mediterranean meals and happy hour friendly cocktail bar, look out for the British pub and its pleasing pints.
Flash Hotel only recently opened its doors, as its clean slick furniture makes clear. You can be among the first to see what affordable luxuries are the order of the day at this adults-only hotel, by lounging by the pool before heading to the gym or tackling the mini-golf. At five minutes' walk from Levante Beach, you're also close to the shore, and with almost 200 rooms, there's plenty of space for you to make yourself at home.