Check out this great video of people showing how happy they are in the beautiful Benidorm! We think this version is as good as the original!

Ireland’s patron saint is celebrated on St. Patrick’s Day the 17 March every year all over the world but none quite as good as in Benidorm. Every year on the 17th of March Benidorm turns into a see of green fancy dress outfits. Check out the fantastic Pablo Bloom’s video of St Patrick’s Day in Benidorm last year.

Pablo Bloom presents – BENIDORMICATION, comedy videos about life in the sunny & crazy town of Benidorm, Spain.

We are set for a sunny Saint Patrick´s Day in Benidorm 2019 with temperatures set to reach 24 degrees which is above normal for March.

Regardless the reason for heading to Benidorm and the Costa Blanca for your holiday this year, one thing is for certain when you step foot in this fantastic region – there is literally so much to see and do that you will be left having to plan a second or even third trip back in order to see it all. The city of Benidorm itself is full of fantastic sights and attractions and leave visitors in awe at just what they can do while they’re here, not all associated with drinking and partying either! Check out the top picks for some of the day trips that can be arranged from Benidorm to maximise your time in the Costa Blanca.

Costa Blanca Guided Walk

What better way to see the Costa Blanca outside of the city than through a guided walk through some of its highlights of scenery. Mostly undiscovered and tourist free, your local guide will take you up to some of the best viewpoints that remain one of the areas best kept secrets. Public transport out here leaves a lot to be desired and many of the paths aren’t obvious so to get here and see what you will, you almost absolutely have to join a group. Luckily with a low price around 40 euros per person with guide, transport and lunch and water provided there’s no better way to catch some of the staggering sights of the Costa Blanca. All ages and abilities welcome, length is flexible depending on what you want to see and your ability. Pick up is generally morning from your hotel.

Guadalest and Altea

One of the most favourite of day trips from Benidorm, Guadalest and Altea is simply the best way to introduce yourself to the beautiful villages and rocky hillsides of the Costa Blanca’s quaint cultural side. You will visit the 11th century fortification of Guadalest, set atop a high cliff from which the views are incredible as you wander through the town’s varied and rich history before returning to Benidorm visa Altea, a small fishing village on the coast. This is perfect for a group of up to six people with private driver and guide for around 350 euros per car – which works out to about 60 euros per person, a perfect way to spend a day. Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Benidorm or check out some of the much cheaper coach excursions that cost about 10 euros each and have many different pick up and drop of places throughout the local areas.

Costa Blanca Best Beaches

Check out the historic city of Javea with your own local, private guide and explore the history of the area as well as the paradise to be found at Cala Ambolo amongst other regions in the area. The region has a varied history as well as a well established raisin trade which you will also have a look at during this tour, learning how the people of centuries past have made their livings. You will be invited to wander the backstreets of the village as well as check out the local stunning beauty of points like Saint Anthony Cape, Cala Ambolo and more, all beautiful with crystal clear waters and fantastic, often quiet beaches. The tour is a private one which picks you up from your hotel in Benidorm and drops you back there after you have explored the best, hidden beaches and history of the Costa Blanca villages you visit.

Elche Private Walking Tour

Elche is a city a ways away from Benidorm, south west of Alicante. This tour is run by a local guide in this stunning and welcoming World Heritage City. Come try the local cuisine and learn about the history of the city from a real local who makes this region their home. This private tour is ideal for groups  of people travelling together and looking for something exciting, educational and enjoyable to do outside of Benidorm. Transport to Elche varies from different operators but many hotels offer very competitive prices with local pick up points.

Calpe and Denia Villages

These villages near to Benidorm make the ideal place to get out of the city for awhile and explore the quaint, cultural side of the Costa Blanca. With both, you will explore hidden alleys, coves, beaches and more with your local and private guide. Hotel pick up and drop off in Benidorm is included in the price, but entry to some of the attractions you will visit is not. Denia castle is one such attraction you will visit and learn about its long history in helping to control the Mediterranean coast as well as its role in protecting the region from would be scavengers and plunderers in the ages of pirates. This four hour tour is a great option for families looking to do something educational but enjoyable away from the city of Benidorm and its length of roughly four hours makes it great for kids and adults who want to do something in the morning but have lots of time to hit the beach in the afternoon.

 

There you have the top five day trips people take from Benidorm when they come down to the Costa Blanca for a getaway. Check out some of the surrounding areas and be delighted at what you find. You never know what you might stumble across on one of your day trips out, as they are often the best way to find undiscovered gems.

When you touch down in Benidorm for your fantastic holiday abroad in the sun, sea and sand, you might be thinking about long, luscious days on the sand and frolicking in the water. Benidorm is home to some beautiful beaches, many of which are home to bars, restaurants and sun beds to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Here we do a quick round up of the top five beaches in the area that are favourites amongst visitors of all ages.

 

Playa Levante

Benidorm, playa de Levante

This popular beach is only a stones throw from many of the hotels and resorts that are favourites in Benidorm for travellers of all ages, making this the go to beach for many visitors to the region. It’s a safe, clean beach that is taken care of daily by cleaners, so you can expect a pristine environment in which to enjoy the sun and sand. The bars nearby usually have special drink and meal deals as well as happy hours, and the beach and area is disabled access friendly, making it perfect for everyone. This is the place to head to check out the sunrises in the mornings during your stay and is one of the best beaches in Benidorm.

 

Poniente Beach

Playa de Poniente, Benidorm

A favourite amongst the Spanish holidaying in Benidorm, this beach features exercise classes with equipment as well as a lovely promenade across the street which features a number of great bars and restaurants. This is a quieter beach than others in Benidorm, particularly Levante which tends to be the British holidaymakers favourite spot to perch for the sun and sand, making this a great choice for a quieter day in the sun. Right near Elche Park, making it a great location for general relaxing and spending a few hours out of your day.

 

Playa Del Albir

Altea Playa Del Albir

This is a great “all in one” beach. With its lovely sandy strip and showers and public toilets, it’s perfect for holidaymakers, especially those with families and children. Make sure to check out the craft market bazaar in the evenings throughout the summer for some truly unique finds and souvenirs and take something home for a friend. The beach is well equipped in terms of places to find a drink or some food, so overall this is one of the best beaches in the area, and quieter than Levante, too. Albir is services by the number 10 bus in Benidorm and a train service also from Benidorm old town although its a little walk from the train station to the beach in Albir but plenty of shops and bar along the way.

 

Cala de Mal Pas

Cala de Mal Pas, Benidorm

This is a great little beach with some sheltering thanks to its surrounding cliffs, so it’s great on windy days or in the winter to keep a bit warmer than other more open beaches. This beach is serviced by a staircase from the Balcon del Mediterraneo, making this a great final stop on a wander through the old town of Benidorm if you’re looking to end your excursions with a stop at the beach for a few hours. There are likewise a number of shops and cafes as well as restaurants and bars scattered nearby and in the old town, so this makes this a popular spot for travellers of all ages.

 

Altea Beach

Altea Beach

A bit further out of Altea town, there are several walk able and stunning beaches from the old town of Altea. Each year there is a fantastic fireworks party held here that attracts literally thousands of people to the beach, so plan in advance if spending time in Benidorm around this time as it may be difficult to secure accommodation. Altea is serviced by a bus ( the number 10 bus goes from Benidorm to Albir and Altea for €1.50 ) and a train from Benidorm old town for those who would rather not walk, and it has an excellent offering of cafes, bars, restaurants as well as shops just off the beach, so it’s overall a perfect beach for people who want a bit of everything and to get away from the main parts of Benidorm for an afternoon.

 

There you have a couple of great suggestions on some of the top beaches in and around Benidorm for your next visit. With a number of great spots to pick from and each having their own special stuff on offer it’s no wonder many people return year after year to the area to revel in the sun, sea and sand.

KM Beach Dance Club, Benidorm

KM Beach Dance Club has many names and it is also known as KM Beach Dance Pub and KM Playa. Whatever name you want to use this fresh seaside bar keeps you occupied for the whole night with its disco vibe. There is a lot of space for dancing but also for mingling in tables with locals and travellers alike. KM Playa plays mostly local Spanish music, so you may not recognize most of the song played. Music is played by official DJ’s of Playa and hired dancers make sure you don’t have to be the first one on the dance floor.

This bar is very popular amongst locals and that’s why the packed weekends make the atmosphere high but don’t fit for those wanting a more peaceful evening with their friends. Because of the broad opening times, KM Playa is perfect for enjoying a few drinks before continuing your trip to other bars in Benidorm.

Address: Avinguda Alcoi 9, Esq C/Bilbao, 03501 Benidorm

Jumping Jacks Fun Pub, Benidorm

Jumping Jacks is all about fun and games. Even the bar itself is colourful and hidden under the neon colour sign. Before sunset,you can enjoy your drinks outside on their terrace with your friends and after dark, you can take part to interesting events they held around the year. There is for example live music and talent competitions. And if you don’t want to be part of the fun, you can always enjoy performances by other pub guests.

You can find many similar bars from the area of Calle Gerona but Jumping Jacks Fun Pub is one of the best and most popular ones. In addition to music and competitions, they also serve as a sports bar with huge TV screen playing the recent matches. Because they open early in the morning and close late at night, you can enjoy drinks from breakfast to the party hours. This pub fits for people of all ages, but it is more relaxed and cozy than a real party place.

Address: Calle Gerona 17, 03503 Benidorm

Intimate English Bar, Benidorm

This bar in Benidorm’s old town gives you just what the name suggests: intimacy and English atmosphere. This small bar has a perfect location, friendly staff and a lot of regular visitors. The owner of Intimate Bar, Robert, is almost legend amongst locals and travellers alike who came back just to chat with him and to hear the newest Benidorm gossips.Karaoke singers can show off their singing skills without having to worry about judging eyes and make your experience even better Intimate Bar has a wide variety of different songs to sing but also drinks to try out. Intimate Bar is a must visit place for drinking if you are homesick and want to be welcomed to the Spanish culture. You will leave the bar with many new friends from all around the world.

Address: Calle la Palma, 4, 03501 Benidorm

If you’re getting away for a holiday with your favourite people, family or just you and your significant other but you want to make it a special holiday, perhaps a once a year type deal then you might be looking for a luxury hotel or resort to spend your evenings in. So for whatever reason for your trip to Benidorm, read ahead to check out an overview of some of the top four and five star hotels and resorts in the area that make perfect places to stay for everyone.

Hotel Melia Benidorm

Exquisitely styled and decorated and set amid its own land with several buildings comprising this beautiful four star resort, Melia is the perfect place for families, couples and groups of friends looking to kick back and relax in the lap of luxury. With delicious breakfasts, ample rooms and the YHI Spa on site, visitors can be assured that their stay at Melia will be simply one of the best.

Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa

This positively immaculate hotel and spa set on land a bit away from the main portion of Benidorm in the Finestrat area. This hotel and spa will impress even the most discerning of travellers. Hosting its very own microclimate – home to numerous tropical plants and pools that maintain a constant temperature of 29 degrees centigrade and even in winter will remain a constant balmy 22C. Considered by the World Health Organisation to be one of the healthiest climates in the world, this microclimate is the perfect getaway for those looking to truly get away from it all.

The Hotel offers Asian themed pools and Thai treatments in their luxurious spa. With an array of rooms available from deluxe to the Presidential Suite the hotel is undoubtedly the place to come for any travellers who are looking to enjoy the absolute ultimate in luxury and style. Relax by evening on the terraces overlooking Benidorm, and dine in the classy Asian restaurant on site. For those loving a bit out the great outdoors, not only are there swimming pools on site but the hotel boasts its own golf course as well as Asian inspired botanical gardens.

Villa Venecia Boutique

With a beautiful view over the sea and down the beach to the rest of Benidorm, the Villa Venecia is located down near the seafront and is immaculately decorated and outfitted with beautiful fixtures throughout the rooms. Situated right on a rocky outcrop, many of the rooms have the appearance of being almost suspended over the sea, with views that head right down into the water. The lush terrace is ideal for an evening drink to watch the waves sparkle in the twilight and the on site spa hosts a number of delicious treatments to ensure all your stress is swept away during your stay at the Villa Venecia. The on site restaurant provides hight quality executive meals and the sumptuous rooms are beautifully decorated and appointed, making this the perfect location for busy holidaymakers looking to take advantage of the luxury available in Benidorm and the close proximity to all the city has on offer.

Hotel Les Dunes Comodoro

Featuring a terrace and coffee shop right on the Playa Levante, this delightfully appointed hotel is right in the thick of the action in Benidorm. The prices can’t be beat at this hotel which gives visitors a taste of luxury without the luxury price tag – the Captain’s Junior Suite features its own private balcony and is around fifty euros per night which is an absolute bargain. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available in the on site restaurant, which offers sit down meals as well as extensive buffets. With on site sport facilities as well, you can ensure you keep in tip top shape after all the delicious food and cocktails you will enjoy during your relaxing either on the terrace or at some of the nearby beach bars.

 

So whether you’re coming to Benidorm for a special event such as a hen or stag party, to celebrate a birthday or just for a family getaway you don’t need to skimp on style and comfort. With these suggestions on truly luxurious hotels and resorts, you will find the perfect place for you and your friends or family. On top of the great amenities and services at these resorts, Benidorm features numerous bars, restaurants and nightclubs alongside a zoo, aquarium and options for getting out and around on segway tours or paragliding. So as you can see, Benidorm is perfect for everyone – especially those who want the highlights of the city combined with luxurious living.