Agua Azul

The Agua Azul has a sophisticated colour scheme, with white decor, mustard-yellow chairs and the odd statement wall. The hotel also only accepts bookings for over-16s, so there’s a suitably relaxed atmosphere, too. Outside, white loungers fringe a kidney bean-shaped pool. There are also cocoon-like daybeds to sprawl out on. If you need to refuel, there’s a snack bar.

The buffet restaurant often features British classics, so you’re never far away from your favourite meal. After dark, singers, dancers and illusionists take to the stage. In between, you can look forward to bingo and music quizzes, too!

Overview of Benidorm

Benidorm is noted for its all-action entertainment and 24-hour fun. Whether you want to ride a jet ski across the water or party long into the night, you’ll never be short of something to do.

Benidorm perfectly mixes Spanish culture with English charm. While the new town is traditionally British with Irish bars and Sunday roasts, the old town is full of Spanish bars. If you’re looking for a holiday to Costa Blanca where you’re never far from your home comforts, Benidorm has it all.

Things to do in Benidorm

A stay at the Agua Azul gives you easy access to Benidorm’s cobbled old town. You’re only five minutes’ walk from the legendary Tapas Alley, or you can detour to Levante Beach.

Down on Benidorm’s front, there’s six kilometres of sand across the two main bays. Levante Beach is the main hub and there’s a water sport to suit every mood. If you want something quieter, head across the bay and lay your towel on Malpas Beach.

Most visitors to Benidorm come for the nightlife. Expect to start your evening with a Guinness in an Irish bar or a glass of sangria in a tapas joint. After, the pace ramps up at rock bars, karaoke clubs and cabaret shows. With a stay in Benidorm, you’ll feel at home, only warmer! It’s a great place if you love your home comforts.

Resort Summary

The six kilometres of sand formed by Benidorm’s two main bays are a big part of its appeal. Closest to the town centre, and near to many All Inclusive Costa Blanca hotels and restaurants, is Levante beach, also known as Sunrise Beach.

If you just want a paddle then you’ll find the shores pleasingly shallow, while further out in the water is a playground for all ages. There are swinging bridges, diving boards and rafts, with any number of watersports beyond, from banana boats to jet skiing. There is even a cable-skiing station in the sea at this end of town – it’s a bit like water-skiing, but without the boat.

The other bay is Poniente Beach. It’s a big beach, with a long, pedestrianised promenade and a playground for children. You’ll find it slightly calmer than Levante, but there are still plenty of restaurants looking out to sea here. It’s worth taking the trip up to the viewing point in between the two bays, dubbed the ‘Balcon del Mediterraneo’ the balcony of the Mediterranean, for the astounding views.

There’s also the opportunity to wander through the old town, where you’ll find amazing views over the bays and an impressive range of shops and markets to explore. If you fancy going further afield, head out into Costa Blanca to explore the Mediterranean Sea, mountains and natural parks of this beautiful area.