Benidorm Guide ~ From people who live here!
is easy in such a small area. To find your way around please feel free to download a street
map of Benidorm which is the councils official Benidorm map in a PDF file to print and bring
with you. This will open in a new window and is well worth downloading as it contains all
Hotel addresses too. So much more than you could imagine - see the video above and
enjoy this incredible region of Spain before you arrive. Also keep up to date in the
Benidorm Blog for local travel news articles from the resort.
With over 100 Alicante flights a day arriving at El Altet airport less than 60kms away getting
here is quick from most European cities. There are good roads into Benidorm from
Alicante airport and the AP7 motorway with three exits into Benidorm. Travel time from the
airport to the center of the town is only 35 minutes by hire car or 45 minutes by express
bus or airport transfer coach
From Alicante there is also a rail connection which has improve with the 2008 extension to
tram lines as far as Benidorm and Denia. Bus and coach routes connect Benidorm to all
regions of Spain and most European destinations with daily services.
In 2009 there were 74,663 registered residents in Benidorm of whom approx 33% are
foreigners such as English, Dutch, German and Norwegian inhabitants. The population
has grown 10 fold since the early 1950´s when official figures showed less than 5,800
residents and only 18 hotels and 8 guest houses. Although Benidorm witnessed mass
tourism for the first time in 1960 it has been a holiday destination for over 100 years.
Despite what many people believe, it is not mostly British visitors who come to the town.
The main source of income comes from Spanish tourists (60%) who flock to the town in
July and August when you would be hard pressed to find many British visitors.
In the winter months the Weather brings Spanish visitor who outnumber the foreigners as
thousands of pensioners make Benidorm their autumn / winter destination. The north of
Spain becomes very cold and wet in Winter but the Benidorm Weather is mild with plenty of
sunshine. It is also during this time that you see more British and European visitors who
come for cheap package holidays in the mild climate and winter sunshine from September
right through until June. Many visitors make the town their home for many months when
hotel tariffs offer great value bed and breakfast and half board in quality hotels which tend
to be much cheaper than other resorts in Spain.
The resort is divided into four distinct areas the most popular is the Levante where the sun
rises and is the lively holiday resort, the quaint old town and the all newly refurbished
Poniente where the sun sets plus the quieter family favourite beach resort of La Cala
Finestrat offering a more sedate beach holiday, yet only a bus ride into the center of
Benidorm for a big night out. The old town is the original small village which dates back
over 400 years and still retains a real Spanish flavour. No visit to Benidorm is complete
without taking a day out to explore this part of town.
|Benidorm, Spain more fun and more Sun!
First holiday to Benidorm? Read on and see the fabulous
Benidorm video and Costa Blanca Guide
|Benidorm Guide ~ The Costa Blanca in Spain Much More Than You Ever Imagined!
|To find out more about the Benidorm in the past read the Benidorm history section where
you will find accurate information rather than the quaint old idea that Benidorm was a small
fishing village usually found in tour operators brochures.
We hope you enjoy Benidorm and if this is your first visit we hope we have offered you
some insight into our lovely Spanish resort. Benidorm really is so much more than you
ever imagined and is presently enjoying massive investment from quality hotel groups
including three stunning five star hotels opened over the last four years. If you are looking
for a relaxing quality holiday take a look at the Villaitana Wellness Hotel Resort. Also check
out the Summer 2011 hotel early booking offers in Benidorm. We hope you enjoy
Benidorm and will visit us soon. If it is your first look at Benidorm may we suggest that you
look at the number one attraction - The fantastic Beaches of Benidorm.
Benidorm is quite compact thanks to the foresight of the towns mayor in the 1960´s the
skyline grew upwards instead of outwards. Therefore almost every part of the resort is
easily accessible and offers sea views for most visitors. Tree lined wide avenues give a
feeling of space where you will discover over 1,000 places to eat and drink and watch the
town in full swing. The vibrant streets and visitors from all over Europe make Benidorm one
of the greatest shows on earth. With over 41,000 Hotel beds, modern tourist apartments
and private Holiday Villas for a relaxing break, Benidorm truly has something for everyone
from budget weekend self catering beach holidays to fantastic 5 Star luxury Hotels.
Benidorm is located less
45 kilometers north of
Alicante in the Marina
Baixa region of Alicante
province, which is in the
stunning land Valencia.
With an area of just 38
square kilometers and a
12 kilometer coastline
the town is compact
enough to enjoy the
perfect holiday without
the need to cover great
distances. Making the
best of your holiday time
The Costa Blanca - So much more than you ever imagined!
In the Heart of the historic " Land of Valencia "