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Let Us Help You Discover Benidorm “Benidorm Has It All” The Ideal holiday For Everyone

When The Moors invaded in 718AD, they thought that the Costa Blanca was a paradise. A fragment of the next world that had fortuitously fallen into this one - They weren't wrong!.
BENIDORM - It has year round sunshine warming golden beaches, azure blue skies, calm Mediterranean sea, palm trees, oranges, lemons, purple bougainvilleas climbing up dazzling white houses and huge wind sculptured mountains. It is easy to see why the Costa Blanca and BENIDORM in particular is so popular. This little bit of paradise by the sea has everything a holidaymaker could desire. What is your idea of the perfect holiday? Are you searching for a high summer beach holiday with guaranteed fun in the sun and a chance to get a perfect tan or an escape from the snow and ice of northern Europe in the winter?. Maybe you are a thrill seeker who loves theme parks and extreme sports like paragliding or jet skiing. Perhaps a quiet drink watching the sun go down over the Mediterranean, or a night spent dancing under the stars or watching a star filled cabaret is more your style. Or are you the type that likes to explore hidden coves and mountain villages and experience authentic Spanish life?. Maybe you like strolling in the sunshine, doing a spot of shopping, stopping for a coffee in a cafe overlooking the sea and just soaking up the atmosphere?  


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Benidorm is a city of three parts and two seasons, sheltered from the North by a mountain range providing a microclimate with golden sandy beaches washed by the clear blue Mediterranean sea .  It is easily reached from airports in the UK and the proximity to Alicante airport, along with very cheap flights make it an 'easy' foreign experience.
To the East lies the 'New' town with high rise hotels and apartment buildings, a very lively nightlife with discos, comedy clubs, cabaret shows, karoeke. At this end is  the Levante beach, lined with cafes and themed bars, very much designed for the English tourists. English food and drink is cheap and available everywhere.  The streets are wide  and full of shops.
Everyone who has seen the TV show 'Benidorm'  will have a notion of what the 'New' town is like. Great for fun lovers and families, with hotels often being 'all inclusive' thereby containing holiday spending. Yes, there are a few overweight Brits with beer bellies and some of them need to hire mobility scooters for the disabled in order to get around. It could probably be compared to Brighton, Margate or  Blackpool a few years ago! It is affordable fun with guaranteed sun for that precious summer break. Holidaymakers can let their hair down, indulge and party! There are theme parks; some with thrilling rides,  water slides, dolphin shows and animals. There is the opportunity to experience an adventure - parasailing, jetski, jeep safaris and even paintball to name a few. Long held dreams can be realised; riding a classic motorcycle or spending the day on a yacht. Stag and hen groups are actively encouraged and their fancy dress costumes can be quite entertaining. Some travel companies offer a 24hr emergency call out for the odd occasion when someone forgets which hotel they are staying in!
Midway between the two main beaches  is the Peninsular which makes up the 'Old' town or the Spanish quarter, with it's quaint narrow streets, beautiful church and a square 'Plaza del Castell' with amazing views.   The harbour where fishing boats are moored and pleasure boats leave for the island or along the coast is in this part of Benidorm  as is a small beach mostly used by the locals. The 'Old' town is famous for it's tapas bars and also a very lively Gay scene, with rainbow flags a plenty! Just a little inland, on the edge of  the Spanish Old town is a finger of green - a classically designed walk- through park with open ampitheatres for concerts, picnic benches and playgrounds. At the very end of this park is the round bullring - which despite much opposition still stages bullfights.
In the 'Old' town the Spanish maintain their traditional way of life with many religious processions, fiestas, fireworks, tapas parties for all the family and a siesta! It is not unusual to see children playing in the park at midnight! Shops stay open until late and promenading along the seafront in the cool of the evening is a favourite pastime.
To the West lies the Poniente beach, noticeably quieter and lined with little cafes and apartment blocks with a few hotels. Near to the harbour there is a very pleasant park with palm trees, fountain, doves  and a children's playground. This is the area frequented by the Spanish more, especially the older generation. The far end of Poniente is called La Cala.  Here beaches are rarely crowded and there are some upmarket villas.
Markets thrive in Benidorm and are very popular. Fresh fruit and vegetables can be bought for peanuts in the weekly Spanish quarter market, for example five kilos of oranges for 5euros! Whereas other markets cater for those searching for cheap designer fashion and handbags. There is a flea market on Sundays just a short bus ride away for collectors and treasure hunters.
In the winter months the temperature is a pleasant 15-20 degrees, usually sunny and although the sea is not warm enough to bathe in,  Benidorm's other attractions are still available. A walk along the empty beach,  wearing a short sleeved top and no shoes  in January and knowing it is cold at home is a pleasure in itself. Just think of the fuel bills that they are saving!  The Spanish government actually send their poorer pensioners from inland on free holidays in the winter. It keeps them healthy, is a reward for years of work and fills up the hotels, thereby preserving local employment.
Many wealthier northern Europeans regularly spend months here in the winter, usually in self catering apartments. They hire cars or  bikes, take coffee and brandy in a seaside cafe, promenade, shop, sit in a park, see a show or have a meal in the evening. Public transport is cheap and reliable and many beautiful places can be reached easily. Some take official coach day tours , whilst others explore using the modern tram that runs from Alicante to Denia. There are awesome mountain ranges to see, quaint villages, castles from the days of the Berber pirates, modern towns and cities and a beautiful varied coastline, that seems a 'world away' from busy Benidorm.  A journey of an hour to the end of the tram line to Alicante or Denia costs less than 10euros return!

To sum up, Benidorm can be anything you want - a hundred different holidays to suit everyone, young or old, rich or poor. There is no other place like it, and scores of Brits return year after year, whilst others take the plunge to leave dear Old Blighty for ever and make it their home.

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Terra Mitica - MundoMar - Aqualandia.
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