Hotel Sol Pelicanos/Ocas

The pool life is a lot of fun, the location is spot on and there’s loads for all the family to enjoy. The twin Hotel Sol Pelicanos/Ocas are so good they’ve been on the telly, in the show Benidorm. You have access to both properties, which means as well as a great big pool, there’s a kids pool and club and plenty of bars and restaurants, with live shows and music once the sun’s gone down. The hotels are right in the centre of town, so the bars are on-tap and lovely Levante Beach is just a five-minute stroll away.

Overview of Benidorm

Mention classic holidays to Costa Blanca, and Benidorm is definitely going to come up. The three sandy beaches are all pretty epic, the nightlife is legendary and the cobbled streets give it an added air of history. The sweeping coast, with its mountain backdrop, is stunning, and the promenade that runs alongside is packed with possibilities. There are loads of world-class places to stay along the beach front, too. The twin Sol Pelícanos Ocas are no exception, smack bang in the middle of the action.

Things to do in Benidorm

With super-long Poniente, popular Levante and quiet Malpas all fantastic, beach-hopping is a big thing here. If you want to shop, the old town market is ideal, and Tapas Alley has loads of lovely eateries. By night, the town centre has it all, with top clubs and bars that open very, very late. The Benidorm Palace has some excellent live evening entertainment as well. If you’re fan of The King, the annual Elvis in Benidorm Festival, held between April and May, sees top impersonators doing their thing all over the town. All in all, if you choose to stay at the SHotel Sol Pelicanos/Ocas you not only get a pair of fab, famous hotels, you also get direct access to all the entertainment that makes Benidorm what it is – a sun-drenched fun-fest that never ceases to amaze.

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.