Benidorm has long been a favourite destination for families who are looking to take advantage of cheap package holiday deals, friendly locals, temperate weather and short travelling times. Offering beautiful beaches, fun family entertainment, luxury resorts and lots of all inclusive bargains; Benidorm is the perfect destination for your family’s holiday. Benidorm offers 4km of Blue Flag beaches – showing that their coastline is safe and clean for all families to enjoy.
Benidorm is one of the most easily accessed resorts from the UK, with many airports offering regular and direct flights and most hotels and apartment complexes providing transfers to and from their accommodation. The resort itself was purpose built and therefore has many modern facilities for children and families alike; including more than 1000 restaurants and cafes, fun parks and swimming pools, a zoo and sea-life park and several cabarets. With such extensive and diverse entertainment options, families will never be at a loss for things to do whilst staying in Benidorm.
Benidorm is renowned for its leather goods and shoes, and is one of the best places in Europe to buy high-quality footwear. Local artisan’s markets are also a good place to shop for traditional handicrafts and locally produced goods such as wine and Jamon. Of course many tourists also take advantages of Spain’s cheap prices and large discounts for alcohol and tobacco products, and there are many specialist tobacconists and alcohol retailers around the Benidorm region who offer a wide selection of products at cheap prices.
Restaurants and Dining
The Benidorm area offers more than 1000 eateries, and there is truly something for every family – whether your preference is for traditional Spanish cooking, Chinese food, Algerian or Moroccan cuisine, British pub lunches, fine dining or fast food. The Old Town area boasts some of the best and most authentic tapas restaurants in the region, whilst the Levante area caters for British tourists with traditional breakfasts, roast dinners and fish and chips. If you would like to sample local delicacies then ask to try the region’s famous Jamon, or one of the many award-winning local wines.
For those who are looking to have a ‘boozy’ evening, there is a lot of competition between bars, and many offer happy hours, two for one on cocktails, discounted beers and cheap deals on shots. Whilst many bars cater to the younger and family markets, with many offering karaoke and Sky TV, there are also many traditionally Spanish wine and beer bars which offer a more authentic feel. The nightlife in Benidorm is very diverse and there is something for every visitor; whether you’d like to sing along to karaoke, witness a display of local flamenco dancing, sample traditional wines and beers or visit a club.
Places to stay in Benidorm are very varied, and they range from basic one-star family apartments right up to five-star luxury hotels and spas. Younger groups and families tend to enjoy the accommodation offered in Levante, which is lively and close to spectacular nightlife; whilst older guests may prefer to stay in the quieter and more relaxed Old Town district. As there is so much choice available, shopping around, getting early or late booking discounts and being flexible on the date and area you would like to travel is often a good way to get the best deal for your money. It’s also worthwhile to check the facilities provided by your hotel or apartment complex, as some will provide babysitting services, a spa, maid service, access to swimming pools, room service or have an excellent restaurant on-site.
What to Do Locally
The area surrounding Benidorm has many great attractions for families to enjoy; with theme parks, aquariums, shopping, walks and cabarets all nearby. 4kwatro is a local park with children’s adventure playground, which is easily reached from the centre of Benidorm. For Las Vegas style cabaret and themed nights, Benidorm Palace is a must, and is suitable for entertaining both children and adults with their spectacular floor shows. Terra Mitica is an enormous theme park, located near to Benidorm, which offers a number of rollercoasters and rides to suit all of the family. Mundomar is a very large and interesting wildlife and sea life park, which will delight and educate children at the same time. Additionally there are free nature walks surrounding the Benidorm area, and local towns such as Altea are representative of local culture and history.