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Benidorm is a city in the Spanish province of Alicante, on the Costa Blanca. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Spain due to it’s warm weather, beautiful beaches and party atmosphere. Benidorm’s skyline is unique in terms of Spain, as the coastline is filled with towering skyscrapers, making for a wonderful view at night.
As a popular resort with tourists for a variety of reasons, there is plenty in the area to keep kids entertained, while groups of adults travelling to Benidorm have countless bars, pubs and clubs to choose from. An activity both adults and groups will love is a visit to Aqualandia, a thrilling waterpark with plenty of slides and attractions to entertain the entire group!
Even though Benidorm is primarily known as a party holiday destination, there is plenty to keep kids entertained. With a range of theme parks, water sport activities and even a zoo to ensure the kids have the time of their lives!
Flights from Dublin to Alicante operate seven days a week during summer, leaving you with all the flexibility you need! The flight time is 2 hours and 50 minutes. A private transfer from Alicante airport to Benidorm takes around 40 minutes.
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The nightlife in Benidorm is unquestionably some of the best nightlife that Spain has to offer. Cocktail bars, Irish pubs, and huge nightclubs line the streets of Benidorm, staying open until the early hours of the morning, giving holidaymakers the opportunity to dance all night long!
There are a wide variety of restaurants serving fresh tasty cuisine. For authentic Spanish food be sure to visit Tapas alley, a street in Benidorm filled with the finest tapas restaurants that the city has to offer.
A visit to Benidorm with the family would not be complete without a visit to Terra Natura zoo, where you can find elephants, rhinos, hippos, and plenty of other exotic animals.
Playa de Poniente is the biggest beach in Benidorm and is considered one of the best beaches in Costa Blanca. Any day of the week during the summer you are guaranteed to find a lively atmosphere on Playa de Poniente.
For some high street retail shopping, be sure to visit La Marina Centro Comerical, the largest shopping centre in Costa Blanca. If you’re interested in more unique goods, be sure to visit Benidorm’s old town market, which is held every Wednesday morning.
Every November Benidorm hosts its Benidorm Fiestas festival. This is the biggest event of the year in which you will find parties, firework shows, and musical performances all around the city!
Benidorm experiences a Mediterranean climate, which means it is warm year-round. However, if you want to visit Benidorm at its peak, be sure to visit the city between May and September. During this time tourists’ flock to Benidorm and you will find busy bars and lively streets full of British and Irish tourists having a great time!
Euro is the currency used in Spain.
Benidorm is 1 hour ahead of Ireland (GMT+1).
The most popular way of getting around the city is by foot.