Poseidon Playa Hotel

The Poseidon Playa Hotel comes with a fun pool scene that includes a roomy terrace with views out to sea. The pool has a separate section for kids and is edged by sunbeds and thatched umbrellas, so you can make a base for the day. Nearby, there’s a snack bar that serves drinks and nibbles.

For meals, a buffet spread’s dished up in the restaurant, which also has a show-cooking station. After dinner, live music and dance acts take to the stage most evenings. If you’re still not ready for bed, you can sip drinks in the pool-style bar until midnight.

Overview of Benidorm

If you love a classic seaside holiday where you spend most of your days lounging on the beach, then a holiday to Costa Blanca is perfect. You could return to Costa Blanca every year and still not have chance to sample every beach on the 200-kilometre-long coastline.

Benidorm is the jewel in Costa Blanca’s crown. As well as being home to more than six kilometres of golden sand, Benidorm also has some of the loudest clubs in Europe.

Benidorm’s a resort of two halves. When you leave the Poseidon Playa Hotel, you have to decide between the old town and the new town. The old town’s traditionally Spanish, but in the new town, you’ll have all your home comforts.

Things to do in Benidorm

The Poseidon Playa Hotel’s just across the road from Poniente Beach. It’s packed to the rafters with loungers and water sports, so you can soak up the sun or whizz across the water.

When you want to reach Benidorm’s old town, it’s only a 20-minute walk along the seafront. It’s home to cobbled streets, the blue-domed Church of San Jaime and tucked-away shops. After dark, Benidorm really comes into its own. Tapas is available everywhere in the old town, while in the new town you can expect late-night bars and tribute acts.

With so much to see and enjoy, it’s no wonder that people return to Benidorm again and again.

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.