Our opinion about Benidorm
A favourite with sunseekers, Benidorm has a reputation for being a holiday hotspot and it’s easy to see why. Benidorm has all the comforts of home, combined with the sun, sea, sand and fun that it's become famous for. Choose from three gorgeous Blue Flag beaches; Levante, Poniente and Malpas where water skiing and sunbathing is the usual. A top notch round of restaurants suits all budgets and ages, while clubbers can head to some of the best nightspots in Europe to dance the night away. Book cheap holidays to Benidorm today with Purple Travel. Call us for details on family, group and couples holidays in Benidorm this year.
Things to do
Get out and about and see Guadalest, a village that's 30 minutes drive from Benidorm and is perched on top of a cliff - it might not be for you if you have vertigo. It was once a military outpost but now houses museums and lace shops. Animal lovers really wouldn't want to miss Terra Natura, a wildlife park that lets you get really close to the animals, separated only by almost invisible glass barriers.
For those who love the thrill of waterparks then a visit to the Aqualandia waterpark in Benidorm is a must. There's white-knuckle chutes with kamikaze drops - try the Big Bang, Europe's highest waterslide. If you're not a fan of the big slides then float down the lazy river, bob up and down in the wave pool or splash around in the pools. For thrills on dry land head to Terra Mitica, also located in Benidorm. It's Spain's answer to Thorpe Park with exhilirating rides such as the Flight of the Phoenix which freefalls from 54m in the air.
At the height of summer, temperatures around Benidorm can reach about 30°C but normally average in the top 20s and remain dry while spring and autumn are still warm and equally good times to visit.
Elvis in Benidorm Festival
The King is not dead, in fact, he turns up in Benidorm every year in April or May, without fail. Four of Benidorm's bars transform into themed venues and host some of Europe's top Elvis impersonators, providing over 14 hours of live music each day.
Hogueras de San Juan
This week-long event culminates on 24th June with figures made from papier-mache burning on a bonfire. After the burning and fireworks, the party really starts and the eating, drinking and dancing goes on through the night.
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