Benidorm lives in the imagination of British tourists as a place where every aspect of a great getaway can be found within a very short distance and at prices that suit even the most stretched of family budgets. With this in mind local authorities have made every effort to make sure that visitors to Benidorm are accommodated in surroundings that measure up to the beautiful vistas along the Costa Blanca, in Spain’s Mediterranean coast. The city’s distinct highrises are flanked by magnificent mountains and bordered by amazingly blue and inviting waters.
Benidorm holidays have long been regarded as perhaps the best value along the southern coast of mainland Spain and European tourists have been flocking to the town for generations. The nightlife is part of the attraction for groups of revellers but there is a good balance between making sure Benidorm is as exciting for youngsters in the afternoons as it is fun for adults in the evenings. As well as which you’ll find some great restaurants and bars, and all manner of opportunities to try your hand at one form of water sports or another. Don’t worry though if you leave your sea-legs at home because the local facilities are as well placed to look after novices as they are experts.
There’s no shortage of things to do in Benidorm, and some of the most popular include visiting the nearby theme parks that include Mundomar Park, Aqualandia Water Park, Terra Mitica and Terra Natura. The city’s two top beaches are the Playa de Levante, popularly known as the ‘Sunrise Beach’, and the Playa de Poniente, also called ‘Sunset Beach’. Be sure to visit Peacock Island for a spectacular view of the Benidorm skyline and other popular locations include the Old Lead Soldiers Museum, Mal Pas beach and La Cala beach. In February Carnival is the most popular festival celebrated throughout the city, with processions, fireworks, dances and music.
Wherever you have in mind for your next trip to Spain or one of the other much loved holiday hotspots around the Mediterranean, you can save yourself considerable sums on quality package deals by checking out the best offers online. Thomas Cook holidays are always likely to be among the most reliable and best value on offer at any time of year and on trips across Europe and beyond.[photo @ Flickr netjcmv]
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