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Benidorm – the Spanish New York

view of levante and poniente beach in benidorm
With over 11 million hotel stays per year, there is a lot happening in Benidorm

Benidorm is located on the shore of the Mediterranean sea in the province of Alicante. It is the city with the highest number of inhabitants and is the touristic capital of the province. Popularly known as New York of the Mediterranean because it comes second as the city with the most skyscrapers per square meter.  The city is known as one of the most important touristic destinies of the Mediterranean thanks to the beaches that stretch 5,5 km long and the vibrant nightlife with the population rising to a staggering 400.000 people in the summer season. Benidorm passed 11 million hotel stays in 2015, according to figures from the National Statistics Institute (INE). Only Madrid and Barcelona can show larger numbers than this in Spain.

Benidorm is easily accessible from the motorway AP-7 with several exits for different parts of the city, also the N-332 road crosses Benidorm with a number of exits.

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The lookout point in the old town separates the Poniente beach from the Levante beach, which you are now watching

Many international bus companies have a stop available in the centrally situated Avenida Europa, near the “El Centro” shopping centre. ALSA buses from Alicante (airport) and Valencia (airport) stop at the new bus station at the Levante entrance of the town. Llorente bus has a number of lines covering Benidorm and the surrounding towns and the FGV offers the tram-via connection from Alicante in the South and Denia, Calpe, Altea from the north

With Benidorm having grown so large in recent years with so many nationalities there is plenty to see and do. We will just highlight a few of these things for your interest, for more information we recommend that you start with the city’s official website or our “event calendar” to begin with.

the tapas street is right between levante and poniente beach in benidorm
The tapas bars offer a variety of exquisite tastes and flavours.

When going to Benidorm one of the places to visit if you are fond of food is the “Tapas Street”, the Calle Santa Domingo. This “tapas area” consists of one main street and a couple of parallel streets on each side where there are numerous small (and some larger) traditional tapas bars. We promise that there is something for everyone. This area is right between the Levante Beach and Poniente Beach.

This area is located in the old town which is great to visit even if you are not hungry. At the tip of the old town, there is a lookout point that divides the Levante and Poniente beach area.

With natural sand on both beaches, it is a pretty impressive sight. The Levante beach (north side) is mostly inhabited by foreign tourists, and Poniente beach is frequented by Spanish tourists and locals.

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One of the buzzing Tapas streets

Benidorm has a vibrant and very active nightlife, with more than 200 nightclubs and 1000 bars. The biggest part of them can be found in the Rincon de Loix, popularly known as the English quarter, the part of town situated behind the Levante beach and promenade.

Benidorm is also a perfect holiday destination for families with children. Besides the beaches and a host of child-friendly places around the city, Benidorm also boasts three major amusement parks and two water parks.

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There are a number of activity and water parks in the area, for enjoyment by both adults and children.

Local markets spread out over the town and over different days of the week give a glimpse of Mediterranean and Spanish daily life. Throughout the year Benidorm buzzes day and night and because of this atmosphere, there are many shows and performances taking place in and around Benidorm. Check our event calendar to find upcoming events.

 

 

 

 

Companies and services in Benidorm

IMED Torrevieja

Avenida Rosa Mazón Valero sn, Torrevieja
Imed Torrevieja emergency phone 24 hours a day. Great general practitioners. We work with all health insurance companies & speaks English

IMED Teulada

Policlínica IMED Teulada, 03725 Teulada
Imed Teulada emergency phone 24 hours a day. Great general practitioners. We work with all health insurance companies & speaks English

Cafe La LiVi

Avenida de l'Albir 48, Albir
Get to know our warm hospitality, great food, & service that makes our Cafe the place with No Bad Days. The simple choice for a nice lunch

IMED Levante Hospital

C/ Dr. Santiago Ramón y Cajal, 7, Benidorm
Imed Levante emergency phone 24 hours a day. Great general practitioners. We work with all health insurance companies & speaks English

Dental Clinic, Alfaz del Pi

Avenida País Valencià 6, Alfaz del Pi
Dental clinic in Alfaz del Pi with an English-speaking dentist from Germany. Our clinic uses top modern technology to perform precise work

Unic Villas real estate agency

Avinguda de Oscar Esplà 5, Alfaz del Pi
Buy property from us and take advantage of our expertise. With us you will find every estate-related service that you require when buying

Day Dreams Cafe & Bar

Calle San Pedro 41, Altea
Cafe with a delicious breakfast and lunch menu with a stunning view over the Mediterranean, and excellent service.

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