Benidorm: THE Buzz on the Costa Blanca

I’d never heard about Benidorm until I actually went there; and now I am absolutely in love with it.  Being the main tourist destination along Costa Blanca, it is completely different from other popular resort towns along the Mediterranean Sea coast of Spain. It has it all: traces of traditional Spain, combined with bar-lined promenades along beautiful and clean beaches, and a lively nightlife. 

beautiful girl chilling on Gran Hotel Bali roof terrace

With its wide variety of skyscrapers, this town has the most high-rise buildings per capita in the world. The tallest hotel in Europe is also located in Benidorm, Gran Hotel Bali is 210 meters tall and its roof terrace is a ‘must visit’ place.

breathtaking view of Benidorm

Approaching Benidorm from a distance, its impressive skyline looks breathtaking; and it really stands out against the landscape.

sexy girl near swimming pool in Benidorm

Most of the hotels and holiday apartments in the town are located within easy reach of the beach. However, there are many luxury villas scattered around the town, on the hills, offering stunning views of the coastline.

beautiful girl relaxing in Benidorm luxury resort

sexy girl is sunbathing at Villa Diamond

The luxurious Villa Diamond was our home in Benidorm and it made our stay superb.

sexy girl swimming in Benidorm crystal clear water

beautiful girl walking down the long sandy beach

There are endless recreation possibilities in Benidorm for every taste: swimming in the crystal clear waters, sunbathing on the 4-mile long sandy beach…

girl walking along the Benidorm promenade

…walking along the promenade…

beautiful girl sitting in front of cliff in Spain

girl with captain hat sailing in Benidorm

underwater world of Benidorm

… going on boat trips and doing water sports…

beautiful girl exploring Benidorm historical Old Town

… visiting one of the three family-oriented theme parks, exploring the historical Old Town…

beautiful Benidorm at night

… and of course, experiencing the vibrant nightlife of Benidorm. In order to experience authentic Spanish culture, Basque Street in the old town must be visited. It is a tapas alley where the selection of different snacks and wines can drive you crazy. It became our favourite place to begin a night out.

sexy girl in Benidorm Palace going to see the Moulin Rouge-style show

We were advised by some local people to visit the ‘Benidorm Palace’ to see the ‘Moulin Rouge-style’ show. And so we did… and we were absolutely amazed! A fabulous spectacle of color; with brilliant dancers, glamorous costumes and spellbinding acts. It was truly the royal appeal of Benidorm and we wanted to see the show again and again. 

amazing view at El Castell de Guadalest near Benidorm

One of the interesting places to visit near Benidorm is El Castell de Guadalest. 

girl smiles looking at beautiful Spain mountains

It is a cozy little village tucked away high in the mountains overlooking a spectacular landscape of a river valley, craggy mountains and an emerald blue water lake.

smiling girl explores Alicante

A 40-minute drive through the picturesque mountains took us to classy Alicante. The main sights to see here are the Santa Barbara castle (located on a mountain top) in the city center and the port of Alicante right next to it.

beautiful girl walking down the main promenade in Alicante

I, personally, found it really charming to stroll along the Explanada de España, the ‘heart and soul’ of Alicante. It is the main promenade, where you can discover the essence of the city and enjoy delicious seafood in one of the many restaurants. 

going further away from Benidorm - visiting Valencia

We also made a day trip to Valencia. It is located much further away from Benidorm but is absolutely worth visiting.

gorgeous architecture of Valencia

This city has an intriguing blend of old and new: gorgeous historical architecture in the city center and modern parks and sites around it. My favorite place by far on this trip was the city of Arts and Sciences Area.

beautiful girl walks between futuristic buildings of Valencia

Even if you don’t visit all the museums in this place you can enjoy a walk between astonishing futuristic buildings, crystal-clear pools and attractive green spaces. If a time machine exists, it is right here. It feels like you have travelled into the future.

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When I was a child I had a dream of visiting Australia in order to see Sydney’s Opera House and the red sands of the desert, to pet kangaroos and dive into the powerful waves of the ocean. When I turned 20, I went on my first long trip – a trip to Viña del Mar in Chile.

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