Benidorm on the Costa Blanca in Spain.
Benidorm on Costa Blanca in Spain is situated in the region of Alicante. Back in the 1950´s Benidorm was still a small village of fishing families. The mayor back then got the idea to go to Madrid and ask the dictator Franco to stop the ban on bikinis. Surprisingly the general Franco lifted the ban and the rest is history. Benidorm is today one of the most successful tourist machines in the world.
Benidorm is easily accessed from all mayor European towns, most within a 3 hour flight. The amount of tourists spending their vacation in Benidorm has reached 4,5 million the last few years. During the summer months the largest group of visitors are young Europeans looking for beach life during the day and party all night.
The skyline of Benidorm is today its landmark with lots of skyscrapers to accommodate large amounts of visitors at one time. Even though the last majority of the visitors in Benidorm on the Costa Blanca in Spain never leave the town during their stay you just have to go a bit inland to see the real Spanish countryside.
Benidorm offer in these days hundreds of hotels and bars, restaurants, cafés and disco’s making it one of the hottest places to be during the summer for young party people.
The amount of different types of amusement in Benidorm has no limits. Everything that comes to your mind .. You will find it in Benidorm. Top class international shows or a gay bar .. or British fish and chips ….Benidorm´s got it. The beach life is unbeatable with all kinds of activities available.
During the months of July and August Spanish people from the big towns take their whole months vacation in Benidorm, but the street life still stays mainly British.
If you get tired of the beach you have Spain’s largest theme park Terra Mitica up the hill. Please observe that during the months of July and August the temperature often hits the 40º C.
It is said that Benidorm has the highest concentration of skyscrapers in the world outside Manhatten. There seem to be no stopping in the building activity in Benidorm. Skyscrapers keep popping up and real estate prices keep climbing with them.
Benidorm still maintains its old town which is worth visiting. The historical centre is located on both sides of the Canfali point, with a white stone balcony and a vantage point. The neoclassical church dedicated to St James the Apostle is also in the old town of Benidorm.
For many people Benidorm is the worst example of how the tourism can destroy a small town but it is also true that without the tourism industry in Benidorm many people would be without a job including many foreigners that have settled here. The restaurants, the bars, the hotels, the real estate offices, the car rental companies employ a lot of people from Benidorm and the surrounding areas that might be unemployed if it were not for the tourist. The tourists keep coming and coming to Benidorm and it seem to be increasing in popularity and that mean even more jobs and welfare for everybody.
In Benidorm on the Costa Blanca in Spain there is so much more than the beautiful beach to see and enjoy.
Terra Mitica – Spain´s largest theme park on the outskirts of Benidorm. The park features ancient Egypt,Greece,Rome,Iberia and the Islands and lost civilizations apart from thrill rides and great shows and street entertainment.
Aqualandia – A 5 minutes drive from downtown Benidorm is a big watermark with a wealth of different slides and pool areas all within a beautiful garden.
Mundomar- Close to Aqualandia features a marine life and animal park with all kinds of colorful creatures.
The Jetty in the port of the Poniente beach is the place to book trips to the Benidorm Island were through glass bottomed boats you can see the local marine life. Includes bream, sunfish, barracuda, octopus, moray eels, colorful corals and lobsters and crabs.
Guadalest Fortress is perfect for a daytrip inland. The view from this former Moorish fort ( built in 715 ) is breathtaking. Tons of souvenirs to buy!
Just 11 kilometers up the coast is another trip worth wile is to take the Lemon Express towards the north to the town of Gata. The trip runs through beautiful lemon and olive groves. The town of Gata is famous for it´s production of wicker hats, chairs and baskets.
Benidorm on the Costa Blanca in Spainis one of the hottest nightlife places of the Mediterranean. The party starts right after sunset and goes on till sunrise. Benidorm is packed with clubs, discos, cabarets and pubs. If party non stop is your thing this is the place for you!
The Benidorm Palace towards the northern part of the town is the place for top international cabaret shows with acts from all around the world. Besides top flamenco dance shows. Tickets including dinner drinks and top entertainment at reasonable prices. Many of the smaller clubs and pubs feature shows as well. Here you can enjoy the entertainment for the price of your drinks.
The Levante beach side is were the majority of the show bars in Benidorm are situated. All tastes are cared for. From ballroom dancing to sex shows.
KM Disco Garden is one of the largest and most popular nightclubs with 12 bars and a stunning laser shows and lighting.
Top of the Pops in Avenida Almeria is another hot spot for clubbers.
Gigolo's disco pub with no entrance fee is also a very popular place.
Tons of other places as well like Rockerfella´s Fun Club, Lennons in Calle Mallorca, Hippodrome nightclub and Bahamas Fun Club and many more.
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