Benidorm, Spain

Benidorm has long been a favourite for families searching for that fun filled holiday that will keep the kids entertained while they unwind, as well as couples and adults wanting to make the most of the clubs at night and the beaches in the day. Featuring an abundance of waterparks and a selection of fun excursions, Benidorm is the ideal all-inclusive holiday for many British holidaymakers.

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Benidorm holiday guide

The Weather

The weather in Benidorm is comfortably warm throughout the year, with average highs reaching between 26°C and 30°C June and September. While this is ideal for those who like it hot, if you struggle with the heat it’s worth considering travelling outside of the peak-season.

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*Please note that the following temperatures were correct at the time of writing.


Current Prices

Check out the following deals from Loveholidays:

Most popular hotels in Benidorm

Gran Hotel Bali
Gran Hotel Bali
Gran Hotel Bali

Benidorm, Costa Blanca

from £212 pp
Don Jorge Apartments
Don Jorge Apartments
Don Jorge Apartments

Benidorm, Costa Blanca

from £156 pp
Gala Placidia Hotel
Gala Placidia Hotel
Gala Placidia Hotel

Benidorm, Costa Blanca

from £192 pp
Dynastic Hotel
Dynastic Hotel
Dynastic Hotel

Benidorm, Costa Blanca

from £214 pp
Luxmar
Luxmar
Luxmar

Benidorm, Costa Blanca

from £105 pp
Terralta Aparthotel
Terralta Aparthotel
Terralta Aparthotel

Benidorm, Costa Blanca

from £160 pp
Cabana
Cabana
Cabana

Benidorm, Costa Blanca

from £204 pp
Rosamar Hotel
Rosamar Hotel
Rosamar Hotel

Benidorm, Costa Blanca

from £226 pp

 


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Estimated Transfer Time

By Coach: 60 minutes

Being such a busy resort, Benidorm is used to large number of visitors with coach transfers. If you have the opportunity to be transferred by car or you choose to pay out for a taxi you might be able to get to your hotel in around 40 minutes, however, whichever way you get from Alicante–Elche Airport (ALC) to you hotel, we recommend allowing for at least an hour and a half.

 

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*According to 1500 most recent reviews, Oct 2016

Food

Benidorm is exceptionally popular with British tourists, and as a result of this, the majority of the all-inclusive hotels cater to the British pallet, offering many of the favourite dishes found at home. Most hotels also offer international dishes as part of their buffet and you’re sure to find a few local dishes, as well as popular dishes from around the world.

 

While there is a bustling nightlife in Benidorm, there is a heavy focus on catering to families, meaning that many all-inclusive hotels also offer a separate children’s buffet.

 

Show cooking is also very popular throughout hotel restaurants in Benidorm, so if you enjoy seeing the work that goes into making your meal, you could be in luck. Many hotel restaurants also offer seasonal menus, particularly around Christmas and New Year.

Entertainment

No trip to Benidorm would be complete without two important ingredients, and one of those vital components is a great swimming pool. You’d have to search pretty hard to find an all-inclusive hotel that doesn’t feature at least one outdoor pool, with many hotels featuring many, including water parks for children, indoor heated pools and whirlpools.

 

Most all-inclusive hotels in the area provide traditional games such as darts, pool, archery and even rifle shooting.

 

Benidorm is notorious for its lively nightlife, but if you’ve booked all-inclusive you might find that you don’t have to leave the comfort of your hotel, as many offer an evening entertainment programme where you’ll find live music, magic shows and tributes to West End musicals.

 

Families with young children are looked after, and most all-inclusive holidays in Benidorm include a hotel run Kids Club which is usually tailored to children of all ages and can feature a mini-disco for youngsters who like to dance.

Beaches

Another essential ingredient for a successful holiday in Benidorm is the beach. There are few places in the world where you could book a hotel at random and be safe in the knowledge that you won’t be too far from the beach, but Benidorm is one of them.

 

Located adjacent to Levante Playa and Playa de Poniente, two large stretches of sandy coastline, all-inclusive hotels in Benidorm are rarely located more than a 10-15 minute walk away from the beach, with some sat right next to it.

 

While some are a bit further away, check with your tour operator, as they may provide a courtesy bus so that you can maximise your time on the beach, allowing for plenty of time before you need to return to your hotel.

Who Goes There?

British tourists have been known to fill resorts in Benidorm, so don’t be surprised to run into a few Brits from back home. You’re also most likely to encounter tourists from European countries, with the most common nationalities being Ireland, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Taxi

Taxis aren’t necessarily the best way to explore Benidorm. Taxi drivers in the region are believed to have to pay a large sum for their licence, and the fare that they charge reflects this. If you feel that a taxi will save you a lot of stress, especially if you have young children, we recommend discussing the potential cost of your fare before starting your journey to avoid an unpleasant surprise when you arrive at your destination.

 

Alternatively, there are public transport options available throughout Benidorm, including reliable bus routes, most of which operate until midnight. Talk to your holiday representative to find out what options are close to your resort.

Excursions

While the beach and the nightlife are big draws for all-inclusive holidaymakers in Benidorm, many tour operators offer excursions to nearby attractions, and your hotel should be able to provide you with a packed lunch on request. Some of the excursions offered by all-inclusive tour operators include the following:

      

    Great for families and big kids

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    Terra Mitica – Considered to one of Europe’s most exciting theme parks and one of the biggest attractions in Benidorm, Terra Mitica features rollercoasters and rides for children and adults of all ages.

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    Mundomar – Home to over 80 different species of animal, Mundomar has a big focus on marine life and houses dolphins, sea lions, penguins and much more for the whole family to enjoy.

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    Aqua Natura – The Aqua Natura is a popular waterpark that features zero gravity rides, along with water slides and wave pools for young children and big kids.

      

    Great for adults and teenagers

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    Benidorm Island – Also known as The Rock, this isolated island can be found around 3.5 km off the coast of Benidorm and features a large population of peacocks and other wildlife.

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    Benidorm old town – If you want to indulge yourself in traditional Spanish scenery, then Benidorm old town may be just right for you. Here you’ll find cobbled streets and quaint shops, cafés and restaurants, particularly Tapas bars.

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    Benidorm Palace – With shows from the likes of flamenco dancers, showgirls, magicians, jugglers and big bands, Benidorm Palace offers a wealth of entertainment. Tour operator excursion packages can include dinner or just the show.

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    Downhill Bikes – Cycling excursions that allow you to take in the countryside around Benidorm while gravity does the hard work for you. Fun for all the family in the great outdoors!

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    Hogueras de San Juan – A weeklong celebration that usually concludes on the 24th June, includes fireworks, a bonfire, food, drinking and dancing. Dancing shoes at the ready…

       

    *Details correct as of November 2016, however, errors can occur, deals can expire and facilities can change. Please treat this information as a rough guideline. If you notice an obvious error or a better price, let us know and we’ll update this page.

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