Sampling Benidorm’s nightlife

Nightlife & Bars

Millions of holidaymakers head for Benidorm each year, with its beautiful sandy beaches and vibrant nightlife being major attractions.

Benidorm is a beach city which never sleeps and manages to cater for many, diverse tastes. Benidorm’s entertainment rolls on from dawn to dusk with talented tribute bands, karaoke kings and queens, cabaret, drag shows and gay bars creating a raucous – and sometimes – raunchy vibe.

Whether you fancy a wild pub crawl, a casual night out or a glamorous evening, Benidorm will come up trumps.

You may find a favourite spot to return to time after time but we would highly recommend you venture out into Benidorm to try several of its world-class entertainment venues.

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Benidorm nightlife
Music and magic in Benidorm

Benidorm has been dubbed the Spanish Manhattan because of the high number of skyscrapers in the resort. However, it could also be called Spain’s answer to New York as it is certainly a city which never sleeps.

Even at breakfast-time you can hear music pumping from some of the bars or a crooner blasting out their favourite hits on the karaoke machine.

But Benidorm’s entertainment scene really shines at night when the lights are on which makes the skyline showing the silhouettes of the skyscrapers particularly impressive.

Some of the best tribute bands can be seen performing in the bars along the Levante beach promenade and in the English Quarter.

Elvis, Michael Jackson, Meatloaf, Adele, Abba, Queen and the Blues Brothers come to life on an almost daily basis in Benidorm. Some of the tribute acts are truly polished performers but all have one desire – to get Benidorm on its feet to get the party started!to get Benidorm on its feet to get the party started 300x157 Sampling Benidorms nightlife

Morgan’s Tavern in the English Quarter, Benidorm

In and around the English quarter, the Ambassador Hotel, Morgan’s Tavern and Sinatra’s are great places to enjoy live music.

If you prefer a beach view, Heartbreak Rock Bar and Daytona on Avenida Madrid in front of Levante beach have tribute bands and other live music.

Another popular live music venue along Avenida Madrid is Tiki Beach, which is one of the liveliest beach bars in Benidorm. It’s perfect for cocktails or a few cool beers after a day on the beach. As well as music you may also find Yanni the street magician performing some really great tricks at your table.

The Rock and Roll House in the Rincon de loix district (near Benidorm Palace) is a great venue for fans of the 50s.

However, there are hundreds of bars offering live music in Benidorm, so you could just go for a wander to stop at the one that takes your fancy.
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English food on offer in the English Quarter, Benidorm
When you head for the English Quarter, which is a few streets running behind Levante beach, you can see why Benidorm is often described as Blackpool with sunshine.

It’s largely made up of British holidaymakers making themselves at home in the British bars. The only difference is in the price. Here you will find bars offering John Smith’s bitter at knockdown prices, a euro a pint, happy hours, all-day English breakfasts and a cracking Sunday roast with all the trimmings.

It may seem familiar to you as this part of Benidorm stars in the TV comedy Benidorm. The Sol Pelicanos Ocas hotel is the all-inclusive Solana while Morgan’s Tavern features as Neptune in the series.

With so many bars, discoes and restaurants in the Quarter, this is the perfect place for a good old British pub crawl.

Popular spots are Morgan’s Tavern and Rockefellers for live entertainment while the younger crowd tend to head for the Hippodrome Disco Pub for great music and dancing.
Enjoy a taste of Spain in Benidorm’s Old Town

For a flavour of Spain in Benidorm, the old town is the place to go. It has a lovely mix of shops, bars, discos and restaurants among its narrow, cobbled streets.

For entertainment, the old town is well-known for its drag shows and gay bars. It’s another great area for wandering around from bar to bar or sitting on an outside terrace and people watching.

One of the best acts to see is international female impersonator Jordan Rivers performing at the Rich Bitch Showbar in the old town. It’s great value for money, incredibly funny and the costumes are divine!

Rich Bitch Showbar
Calle del Pal 4
Open from 9pm to 2am
Closed Tuesdays
http://www.richbitchshowbar.com/
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If cabaret takes your fancy, a night out at the Benidorm Palace needs to be planned into your trip.

In the past, the popular Benidorm Palace has been voted the best cabaret theatre nightclub in Europe – and the venue continues to put in the razzle dazzle with its great shows, singers and dancers.

Benidorm Palace

You can enjoy the complete dinner-show package or just the theatre show. The Palace also regularly puts on concerts by great singers from the world of music.

Benidorm Palace
Avda Doctor Severo Ochoa 13
info@benidorm-palace.com
+34 965 851 660
http://www.benidorm-palace.com/

Nearby is the well-known Levi’s Showboat with hilarious acts including drag acts, singers, comedy and dancing. It can be bit risqué and isn’t for the faint-hearted but it is a scream.
For something a bit different in Benidorm

A glitzy night out can be enjoyed at the Casino Mediterraneo Benidorm which opened in 2014.

It’s a massive gambling venue with many slot machines to try your luck or you can settle down at one of the tables to play Black Jack, American roulette or poker.

Sports fans will love the casino as it has many television screens to follow the major events as well as sports betting booths where you can have a flutter.

The casino hosts tournaments on the first floor where there is also an art exhibition showcasing local artists.

Casino Mediterraneo Benidorm
Avenida Mediterraneo 55
casinos@casinosdelmediterraneo.es
+34 902 332 141
http://www.casinomediterraneo.es/
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Flamenco in Corral de la Morería, Madrid

A visit to Spain would not seem complete without witnessing the passion and emotion of flamenco.

Although many miles from Andalusia, which is the birthplace of flamenco music and dancing, shows are often shown in bars in Benidorm.

You are most likely to find a flamenco show in one of the tapas bars in Benidorm old town. Alternatively, Cerveceria El Andaluz in Calle Esperanto regularly holds flamenco shows. Book a table, order some tapas and get ready for a rollercoaster ride of emotions during your evening.

Top 10 family activities in Benidorm

The busy beach resort of Benidorm on the Costa Blanca is ideal for families for so many reasons. As well as the gorgeous, safe, sandy beaches, there are plenty of theme parks to let off steam, a tourist bus to get you around the main attractions, a slow train ride along the coast as well as boat trips.

The resort grew up in the 1960s when it became the first package tourism resort. Nowadays Benidorm continues to be a fantastic place for a family holiday to suit all budgets from self-catering to first-class five-star spa hotels.

There are so many things for children to do. Even if they are picky eaters, there are plenty of British restaurants, fast food chains and pizza joints, so they are likely to find something to suit.

Spain-Holiday has picked its top 10 things to do with the family in Benidorm.
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Rides at Terra Mitica theme park, Benidorm

If your idea of fun is spinning upside-down at great heights or defying gravity,

Terra Mitica theme park is right up your street. Terra Mitica has some of the best rides in Europe including Inferno where you can ride upside-down or spin like a ball at 60km an hour, the Synkope disc swinging you at 90km/hour at 120º angle and 35 metres in the air, a top-speed fall in the Flight of the Phoenix, or spinning on the inverted rollercoaster called Titanide.

If white-knuckle rides and adrenaline rushes aren’t your thing, there are more gentle rides too.

The park is split into different regions – Iberia Park, Egypt, Rome and Greece – to take you back to a time of gladiators, Greek gods and Titans. Spectacular shows are put on such as street theatre, mock fights, dances and flamenco with Andalusian horses.

You can find out more about Terra Mitica or book online from the website. You can usually save money by booking online or to pay a pass for the season, if you are in Benidorm long-term. It is closed during the low season months.

Terra Natura and Aqua Natura

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Terra Natura wild animal park. Benidorm

Tigers, elephants, chattering monkeys, slithering snakes, bearded lizards, birds of prey, buffalos and rhinos are some of the exotic animals at the Terra Natura wildlife park.

The park has been designed to imitate the animals’ natural habitats and to make it feel as though there are few barriers between you and the wildlife.

Special shows include feeding of the elephants, flights of the birds of prey, talks about different animals and donkey rides (at the weekends).

There are more than 1,500 animals, including some at serious risk of extinction as well as 2,500 trees, shrubs and plants.

It’s a great day out for all ages as you can learn about different animals from around the world while enjoying their antics. The monkeys are very entertaining as they swing through the trees with their non-stop, high-pitched chatter.

You can buy tickets for Terra Natura on the door or online, including an annual season ticket or family pass to save money. The wildlife park is open all year.

Next door is Aqua Natura water park so you can combine a trip. You can also buy tickets for both attractions to save money. Aqua Natura has a wave pool, water chutes, children’s pool and sunbathing area. It’s open from mid-May to the end of October.
Levante Beach and Cable-ski

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Benidorm is known as the European Manhattan

Benidorm’s beaches are among its top attractions and it’s easy to see why. Long stretches of golden, sand lapped by the deep blue Mediterranean are the perfect outdoor playground for all ages.

Levante Beach is very popular with British holidaymakers, who can enjoy looking out to Benidorm Island or turn your back to the sea for a panoramic view of Benidorm’s impressive skyscrapers and the mountains beyond.

The beach promenade is lined with cafes, bars and restaurants where you can pick up a cold drink, ice-creams or enjoy a meal with sea views. You’ll find great value menus and special offers on drinks as well as live entertainment throughout the day.

It’s a Blue Flag beach with lifeguards in the summer months. You can also try water-skiing, wakeboarding and other water sports at Cable-Ski , 100 metres off Levante beach, from April to October.
Benidorm Old Town

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Benidorm old town

You can still feel a hint of traditional Spain in Benidorm’s bustling old town with narrow streets and charming little squares crammed with shops, bars, restaurants and hotels. You’ll find high street brands as well as little market stalls selling fake but cheap football shirts.

The old town is a great place to wander around the shops or enjoy a meal outside while people watching.

In the indoor market you can buy fresh fish, home-made sausages, cheese, fruit and veg at better prices than the supermarkets.

In and around Calle Santo Domingo are traditional tapas bar, where you can savour Spanish snacks such as squid, meatballs, spicy sausages, ham or cheese for a few euros.
Benidorm Balcon and Castle viewpoints

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Balcon del Mediterraneo, Benidorm old town

The iconic castle viewpoint has been voted one of the most picturesque in Spain, so it is definitely worth stopping off here during your visit to the old town.

You can walk along the promenade by Levante beach to get to the old town and its famous Balcon del Mediterraneo and the castle viewpoint. From here, you have far-reaching views of both Levante and Poniente beaches as well as the colourful high-rise apartment blocks and hotels.
Eating out in Benidorm

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Jamon Serrano with melon balls

With more than 500 restaurants in Benidorm, even the pickiest eater should find something they like. The best places to go are alongside Levante beach, in the British quarter behind Levante beach or the old town.

If you want all-day English breakfast, Sunday roast, fish and chips, or pies, then the British quarter is the best place to go. The prices are incredible and you can enjoy British beers and lagers with your meal.

If you want your children to try something new, tapas alley in the old town could be right for you. They can try the traditional Spanish snacks known as tapas for a few euros. It’s similar to pic ‘n’ mix as you can all choose different dishes to share.

Alongside the beach are bars and restaurants, including fast-food chains, selling food at all hours of the day and night.
Boat trip to Benidorm Island

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Levante beach looking out to Benidorm island

To get a different perspective on Benidorm, you can enjoy a short trip with the family to Benidorm Island, also known as Peacock Island. The boat journey lasts about 30 minutes and you can sit back to enjoy views of Benidorm’s beaches and skyscrapers.

There isn’t much to do on the island itself but it is worth going just for the ride. Your ticket includes a ride on the Aquario or Aquascope boats specially designed with an underwater viewing area so you can see fish and other marine life.

The boat trip to Benidorm Island runs throughout the year from the port, weather permitting.
Benidorm tourist bus

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Benidorm beach

If the little ones are getting tired, a relaxing way to go sightseeing is on board the Benidorm tourist bus.

Sit upstairs for the best views as the bus takes you around the major attractions including Levante and Poniente beaches, the old town, Balcon del Mediterraneo, bullring and the Gran Hotel Bali, which is the highest hotel in Europe with 52 floors.

Earphones are included so you can listen to a guided tour during your hour-long journey.
Coastal train from Benidorm to Denia

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Blue tiled roofs,Altea

A cheap way to visit other coastal resorts on the north Costa Blanca is by train. For just a few euros, you can get a return ticket from Benidorm to Denia, a pretty beach town with a castle, old town, beaches and chic marina.

If you feel the 77-minute journey is too much for your children, you could go a little way up the coast to Altea to visit its beaches and old town or Calpe, home to the iconic Ifach rock.

The train runs every hour and you can book tickets online, pay at the station or on the train itself. There isn’t a toilet on board or any food or drink service.
Beach walk from Benidorm to Finestrat

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La Cala de Finestrat, Benidorm

In the cool of the morning or just before sunset are great times for a family walk along the beach to the little beach at Finestrat.

It’s about 3kms from Poniente beach, near to Elche park, to Finestrat. You can choose to paddle, walk along the sand or go by the coastal road, the Avda Vicente Llorca Alos.

It’s a pretty little beach but can get crowded in summer. During high season, local artists and crafts people set out their stalls on the promenade, where you can buy souvenirs such as jewellery or bags.

The Cala de Finestrat beach has a number of restaurants, where you can try the local fish or paella dishes as well as bars to enjoy a cool drink before heading back to Benidorm, either walking, by bus or by taxi.
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Five amazing places to visit on the Costa Blanca

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581 Fill 670 0 300x225 Five amazing places to visit on the Costa BlancaThe Costa Blanca, the jewel in the crown of Eastern Spain, is extremely popular with the British, in fact a staggering 2 million people from the UK visit the area every year, most of whom head to the areas most popular “magnet” for British holiday makers, Benidorm.

Benidorm

….but to suggest that there is far more to this part of Spain than just Benidorm, would be somewhat of an under statement. However the city of Benidorm is still well worth a visit, although those wanting a quiet, relaxed and cultured holiday, may be disappointed as this is well known across Spain as “party central”!
Discover the real Spain on the Costa Blanca

For those wanting a slice of the “real” Spain, being based in the city for a holiday need not be a nightmare, and due to the sheer availability of accommodation here, there are many bargain breaks to be had.

Not only that, with the glut of car rental companies in the city wanting the tourist Euro, why not hire a car, get a map and go an explore some different places around the Costa blanca, to make your holiday an unforgettable one.

As the city is served by a fast (toll) motorway (AP-7) this gives quick and easy access, on congestion free roads, to a multitude of towns, villages, monuments, and places of special interest, all waiting to be discovered.

Sitges – Vintage Car Rally

Day tripper! Five places to see on the Costa Blanca

Not just a popular Beatles song, but a concept that is emerging amongst British holidaymakers. It is now so easy to take advantage of cheap flights from the UK (to either Valencia or Alicante airports), cheap hotels or budget villa rentals in Benidorm and head further out to explore this amazing area.

There are various places along the Costa Blanca to whet anyone’s appetite for virtually anything so here is a selected list of five places you really must see.
Things to see outside of Benidorm

If you are staying in the city during your trip, or not, it is well worth a good look around Benidorm at the sights, smells and sounds of a fascinating, awe inspiring and very quirky place, so much loved by the hordes of British tourists who come here each year, especially fans of the TV show “Benidorm”.

Here is Mateo’s bar, which is at the Sol Pelicanos hotel, near to Levante beach.

Benidorm tv show pool

The city is by far the premier destination along this section of coast and boast the highest hotel in Europe (the gran hotel Bali) and also has the largest concentration of skyscrapers in Europe. Not satisfied with that accolade, Benidorm also has the largest concentration of skyscrapers per square metre outside of New York, which adds to the feel of a very cosmopolitan city.
Venture out of Benidorm and discover another world

1. Become closer to nature.

A short drive from Benidorm is the natural park of Serra Gelada (ice mountain) which is a rugged area on the coast, which rises more than 300 metres over Benidorm, Alfàs del Pì and Altea. This is an amazing place for many reasons: Tranquillity, nature, fresh air and the most amazing view that could be had anywhere in the whole of eastern Spain.

The mountain can be climbed on foot and takes around 2 hours but it is for very fit people!

The more “Normal” of us can take various journeys up the mountain by various means, and there is a even a service where a 4X4 Jeep takes visitors to the top and then they cycle back down, which has to be said, does not involve a great deal of pedal power!

2. Scare the hell out of the children.

No, not take them to a dungeon and leave them for the duration, however tempting, but a reference to the areas theme parks which are quite amazing, as good as anything you will find in the USA, and they cater for most tastes, although the thrill seekers get the golden egg on this occasion.

The main theme parks in the area are Terra Mitica, a sort of “around the world” themed park, Aqualandia, a crazy water slide themed park, Mundomar (which is basically a small version of Sea World), and Terra Natura, a wildlife themed park, all of which have been seen at some point in the Benidorm TV show.

Benidorm – Terra Mitica

3. Visit Calpe.

Calpe is a delightful seaside town which is dominated by a large rocky outcrop called the “penon de lfach” and is often likened to the rock of Gibraltar, although smaller in size.

The town is full of sleepy side streets, lazy tapas bars and 2 lovely churches which are well worth a visit for some quiet contemplation, or even just to escape the scorching summer sun! These lovely old Spanish churches are worth a visit and are quite close to each other too. They are the Iglesia Antigua and the Iglesia de la Senora de las Nieves.

A visit to Calpe, a small, beautiful, quaint and traditional place steeped in History will be very much a highlight on anyone’s holiday and visitors come back time and time again to soak up the real atmosphere.

4. Visit the city of Valencia!

The city of arts and sciences in 2007

If car hire and driving is not a problem whilst on holiday here, then venturing a bit further afield, the regional capital city of Valencia is about an hour and 40 minutes drive north from Benidorm and is a must see. There are many attractions too, and something for all the family, such as the quite astounding city of arts and sciences which encompasses a museum, opera house, 3d cinema and a massive aquarium.

5. Algar Waterfalls.

Lastly, a visit to the Costa Blanca could not really be marked as complete without a visit to the unspoilt beauty spot of the waterfalls of Algar, 10km from Albir and situated near the small inland town of Callosa d’en Sarria.

The weather during the summer time around the Costa Blanca can be quite a shock for many people and to escape the heat, there is nothing better than to swim in the crystal clear waters of the algar, which whatever the weather, always stays very cool and is a great way to recharge the batteries whilst on holiday.

The site includes a refreshments area, toilets, a picnic area and a small camp site.

A family holiday to the Costa Blanca does not need to be just sun, sea and sand. There is so much to do and see, and the list above is a tiny fraction of the things to do and places to go whilst visiting eastern Spain.

Benidorm

skyscrapers BenidormLevante – the high energy area of Benidorm!
If you like a bit of bustle and hustle on your holiday then you’ll enjoy the energy of the Levante area of Benidorm. Beach, hotel and theme park pleasures by day and the highest concentration of entertainment and clubbing venues in Europe by night. You can just feel the happy atmosphere.

The smiling guests of the iconic sky scraper hotels ensure the bar and beach life is always lively and varied. Or, if you just want to relax with family and friends, there are plenty of opportunities for that, including taking in the sun by the pool with a cooling drink in hand.
Fabulous Beach!

Rated as one the best beaches in Europe. Long and safe, Playa Levante stretches for more than two kilometres of luxuriant sand butting up against the area known as Rincon de Loix. There are plenty of beds and parasols for hire, lifeguard patrols and a wealth of water sports. You can also read the daily papers on Levante Beach, at the Biblioplaya (beach library). Run by the local Council it’s free but usually closed in February and March.

It might be known as the sunrise beach, but there’s even more going on at sunset and into the night in the broad promenade that runs parallel to it.

More about Benidorm’s beautiful beaches
Levante Hotels & Apartments

The Levante has the highest proportion of hotels in Benidorm, 11 of them are 4* which lend the area an air of polished chic. There are many more with 3* and 2* star and also a good selection of apartments of varying price and quality. In general the standards of food & service in the hotels are very good with meals served buffet style, most have entertainment in the day and in the evening some form of live entertainment – dancing is very popular. You can find a wealth of information on our Levante hotel guide at Benidorm Hotel Guide for detailed information on specific apartments and hotels in the Levante Area. All easily bookable online.
Eating out

There are a few good restaurants and if you like pub grub, you’ll love eating out here; every possible permutation is explored, there’s oodles of noodle joints, Indian, Chinese and fast food restaurants. The stiff competition has resulted in amazingly low prices, even on the waterfront.

Yet for those special occasions there are also modern restaurants offering high class food in contemporary surroundings.

See our guide to Benidorm’s Restaurants for the complete lowdown on eating out in Benidorm
Holiday Shopping

Certainly there are some good quality boutiques but don’t expect too much from the rest of the shops, mainly souvenirs or low-priced clothing, supermarkets are small and the off licenses very cheap- hooray! English newspapers and mags are easy to find.
Daytime Fun

Two of the best theme parks in Europe are to be found in Levante – a visit to Mundomar and Aqualandia guarantees a great day out. The former features a Dolphinarium and a bat cave and the latter is a very large complex of water slides and other fun features for the whole family.

If you prefer sitting to walking then just relax by the pool with a cocktail or imbibe a reasonably priced beer or two at one of the music bars by the beach. The ones nearer the old town are particularly good.

The best Theme Parks in Europe
Night-time Entertainment

The cluster of disco’s and cabaret venues around the Av. De Mallorca offer popular and amusing nights out. There are comedians, tribute acts and much more. There are no admission charges and the drinks are very reasonably priced with many specials in the early part of the evening. Some very stylish bars are also there to be discovered. Admission to the big clubs further inland is much lower than at other famous destinations.

Benidorm Is Home to First Bottlenose Dolphin Born Through Artificial Insemination

Benidorm Is Home to First Bottlenose Dolphin Born Through Artificial Insemination

First dolphin born through artificial insemination in Mundomar

Mundomar, the animal park in Benidorm famous for its dolphin and sea lion acrobatics shows, has just announced the birth of the first ever bottlenose dolphin in Spain to be conceived through artificial insemination.

The baby dolphin, who will continue to live in the Mundomar instalments, was born at 2.12am on 20 July through a pioneering artificial insemination programme never carried out in this country before.

The mother of the baby bottlenose is Aqua, one of the female dolphins that lives in the park.

Exhaustive tests, medical controls and training were carried before the procedure, which involved inserting fresh semen that had been refrigerated into the female’s vagina for the best results.

Mundomar worked in collaboration with experts from the Department of Physiology at the University of Murcia to ensure

Caves of Canelobre

The famous Canalobre caves, or in English, Candelabra Caves, are located about 3 kilometres from the village of Busot, on the slopes of the golden hill, at a height of 700 metres.The caves comprise a spectacular cavern with curious limestone formations that are quite awe inspiring, and indeed, many of the formations resemble candelabras, as suggested by the name given to the cave.
Busot is fairly well signposted and can be found 24 kms from Alicante and 40 km from Benidorm, sitting in a vast and beautiful wilderness, pleasingly lacking in cranes and disruptive building works that seem to appear almost everywhere else along the coast. This is what makes a drive to Busot such a refreshing day out – just a few kilometres inland and it feels as though one has travelled to the heart of a wild and natural Spain.
The famous Canalobre Costa Blanca Busot Caves or in English, Candelabra Caves, are located about 3 kilometres from the village, on the slopes of the golden hill, at a height of 700 metres. The caves comprise a spectacular cavern with curious limestone formations that are quite awe inspiring, and indeed, many of the formations resemble candelabras, as suggested by the name given to the cave.
The drive up to the caves’ entrance is well signposted, and the views are stunning as the boundless arid countryside stretches out as far as the eye can see below. Endless rows of craggy mountains complete the picturesque views, and are at their most spectacular as the Autumn sun sets amid piercing golden rays, and sinks slowly behind the pointed distant peaks.
The entrance to the Costa Blanca Busot Caves is along an artificial tunnel leading directly to a balcony overlooking a large inner gallery. This gallery reaches 45 metres in height, 45 metres in length and is 35 metres wide. The acoustics of the Costa Blanca Busot Caves are excellent and concerts have been held in this area, set upon the specially designed stage that is still present.

Discover the real Spain on the Costa Blanca

The Costa Blanca
Discover the real Spain on the Costa Blanca
For those wanting a slice of the “real” Spain, being based in the city for a holiday need not be a nightmare, and due to the sheer availability of accommodation here, there are many bargain breaks to be had.
The jewel in the crown of Eastern Spain, is extremely popular with the British, in fact a staggering 2 million people from the UK visit the area every year, most of whom head to the areas most popular “magnet” for British holiday makers, Benidorm.

Benidorm
….but to suggest that there is far more to this part of Spain than just Benidorm, would be somewhat of an under statement. However the city of Benidorm is still well worth a visit, although those wanting a quiet, relaxed and cultured holiday, may be disappointed as this is well known across Spain as “party central”!

Day tripper! Five places to see on the Costa Blanca
Not just a popular Beatles song, but a concept that is emerging amongst British holidaymakers. It is now so easy to take advantage of cheap flights from the UK (to either Valencia or Alicante airports), cheap hotels or budget villa rentals in Benidorm and head further out to explore this amazing area.
There are various places along the Costa Blanca to whet anyone’s appetite for virtually anything so here is a selected list of five places you really must see.

Things to see outside of Benidorm
If you are staying in the city during your trip, or not, it is well worth a good look around Benidorm at the sights, smells and sounds of a fascinating, awe inspiring and very quirky place, so much loved by the hordes of British tourists who come here each year, especially fans of the TV show “Benidorm”.
Here is Mateo’s bar, which is at the Sol Pelicanos hotel, near to Levante beach.

Benidorm tv show pool
The city is by far the premier destination along this section of coast and boast the highest hotel in Europe (the gran hotel Bali) and also has the largest concentration of skyscrapers in Europe. Not satisfied with that accolade, Benidorm also has the largest concentration of skyscrapers per square metre outside of New York, which adds to the feel of a very cosmopolitan city.
Venture out of Benidorm and discover another world.

1. Become closer to nature.
A short drive from Benidorm is the natural park of Serra Gelada (ice mountain) which is a rugged area on the coast, which rises more than 300 metres over Benidorm, Alfàs del Pì and Altea. This is an amazing place for many reasons: Tranquillity, nature, fresh air and the most amazing view that could be had anywhere in the whole of eastern Spain.
The mountain can be climbed on foot and takes around 2 hours but it is for very fit people!
The more “Normal” of us can take various journeys up the mountain by various means, and there is a even a service where a 4X4 Jeep takes visitors to the top and then they cycle back down, which has to be said, does not involve a great deal of pedal power!

2. Scare the hell out of the children.
No, not take them to a dungeon and leave them for the duration, however tempting, but a reference to the areas theme parks which are quite amazing, as good as anything you will find in the USA, and they cater for most tastes, although the thrill seekers get the golden egg on this occasion.
The main theme parks in the area are Terra Mitica, a sort of “around the world” themed park, Aqualandia, a crazy water slide themed park, Mundomar (which is basically a small version of Sea World), and Terra Natura, a wildlife themed park, all of which have been seen at some point in the Benidorm TV show.

3. Visit Calpe.
Calpe is a delightful seaside town which is dominated by a large rocky outcrop called the “penon de lfach” and is often likened to the rock of Gibraltar, although smaller in size.
The town is full of sleepy side streets, lazy tapas bars and 2 lovely churches which are well worth a visit for some quiet contemplation, or even just to escape the scorching summer sun! These lovely old Spanish churches are worth a visit and are quite close to each other too. They are the Iglesia Antigua and the Iglesia de la Senora de las Nieves.
A visit to Calpe, a small, beautiful, quaint and traditional place steeped in History will be very much a highlight on anyone’s holiday and visitors come back time and time again to soak up the real atmosphere.

4. Visit the city of Valencia!
The city of arts and sciences in 2007, and is a must see. There are many attractions too, and something for all the family, such as the quite astounding city of arts and sciences which encompasses a museum, opera house, 3d cinema and a massive aquarium.

5. Algar Waterfalls.
Lastly, a visit to the Costa Blanca could not really be marked as complete without a visit to the unspoilt beauty spot of the waterfalls of Algar situated near the small inland town of Callosa d’en Sarria.
The weather during the summer time around the Costa Blanca can be quite a shock for many people and to escape the heat, there is nothing better than to swim in the crystal clear waters of the algar, which whatever the weather, always stays very cool and is a great way to recharge the batteries whilst on holiday.
The site includes a refreshments area, toilets, a picnic area and a small camp site.

A family holiday to the Costa Blanca does not need to be just sun, sea and sand. There is so much to do and see, and the list above is a tiny fraction of the things to do and places to go whilst visiting eastern Spain.

The beautiful Cost Blanca

The beautiful Cost Blanca 300x118 The beautiful Cost BlancaCоѕtа Blаnса іѕ а Sраnіѕh соаѕtlіnе аnd hаѕ аmаzіng tоurіѕm оffеrіng рісturе реrfесt tоurіѕt dеѕtіnаtіоnѕ, fоr а rеmаrkаblе hоlіdау. Frоm Mооrіѕh vіllаgеѕ оr tоwnѕ, ѕtunnіng ѕсеnеrу, grееn vаllеуѕ, lоvеlу оrсhаrdѕ оr оrаngе grоvеѕ, wіnе vаllеуѕ tо grеаt сlіmаtе, Cоѕtа Blаnса іѕ а grеаt dеѕtіnаtіоn fоr рlаnnіng а rеаl fun fіllеd hоlіdау.

Fоllоwіng аrе ѕоmе оf thе рlасеѕ tо vіѕіt whеn hоlіdауіng іn Cоѕtа Blаnса: TеrrаMіtіса

Fоr а grеаt fаmіlу hоlіdау іn Cоѕtа Blаnса TеrrаMіtіса рrоvеѕ tо bе а реrfесt tоurіѕt dеѕtіnаtіоn, аѕ thе thеmе раrk іѕ nоt јuѕt fun аnd еxсіtіng, but аlѕо thе lаrgеѕt аnd mајоr thеmе раrk оn thіѕ Sраnіѕh соаѕtlіnе. Flіght оn рhоеnіx, fаllѕ оf Nіlе аnd mаnу оthеr ѕhоwѕ аѕ wеll аѕ аdvеnturоuѕ rіdеѕ mаkе TеrrаMіtіса а muѕt tо vіѕіt.

Aquаlаndіа

Aquаlаndіа іѕ lосаtеd nеаr tо Mundоmаr аnd іѕ а bеаutіful wаtеr раrk fоr аll thе fun аnd fаmіlу tіmе, whеn hоlіdауіng іn Cоѕtа Blаnса. Thіѕ tоurіѕt аttrасtіоn оffеrѕ аmаzіng соllесtіоn оf рооlѕ аnd ѕlіdеѕ, а lаrgе gаrdеn аnd mаnу mоrе thrіllіng rіdеѕ fоr аn аdvеnturоuѕ аnd аwеѕоmе еxреrіеnсе.

Guаdаlеѕt

Guаdаlеѕt іѕ а fаmоuѕ ѕtороvеr fоr mаnу tоurіѕtѕ аnd vіѕіtоrѕ hоlіdауіng іn Cоѕtа Blаnса. Thіѕ tоwn gоеѕ bасk tо 715 аnd brіngѕ fоrwаrd thе tоuсh оf thе аnсіеnt tіmе, whеn mооrѕ ѕtауеd оvеr. Thіѕ tоwn іѕ а tоurіѕt dеѕtіnаtіоn іn іtѕеlf, аѕ mоѕt оf thе реорlе оf thе tоwn dеdісаtе thеmѕеlvеѕ fоr bооѕtіng thе tоurіѕm оf thеіr lаnd. Whеn vіѕіtіng thіѕ Sраnіѕh соаѕtlіnе уоu саn аlwауѕ tаkе а tоur оf thіѕ gоrgеоuѕ оld tоwn аnd еnјоу thеіr сrаft ѕhорѕ, gіft ѕhорѕ аnd еvеn thе hіѕtоrу rісh muѕеumѕ.

Mundоmаr

Thіѕ tоurіѕt dеѕtіnаtіоn оf Cоѕtа Blаnса іѕ аn іntеrеѕtіng bіrd раrk аnd mаrіnе. Thе раrk hаѕ lоt tо оffеr, іn tеrmѕ оf brеаthtаkіng mаrіnе lіfе аnd vаrіеtу оf аmаzіng аnіmаl соllесtіоn. Mаnу tоurіѕt аnd vіѕіtоrѕ whеn hоlіdауіng іn Cоѕtа Blаnса vіѕіt Mundоmаr fоr іtѕ rеmаrkаblе ѕеа lіоnѕ аnd dоlрhіn ѕhоwѕ аlоng wіth а tоur оf реnguіnѕ аnd раrrоt.

Jаlоn

Thіѕ wіnе vаllеу hаѕ rаngе оf wіnе сеllаrѕ tо сhооѕе оr рісk frоm fоr уоur wіnе ѕhорріng оr wіnе tаѕtіng. Tоurіѕt аnd vіѕіtоrѕ оn а hоlіdау іn Cоѕtа Blаnса muѕt nоt mіѕѕ thіѕ tоurіѕt dеѕtіnаtіоn. Thіѕ Sраnіѕh соаѕtlіnе ѕееѕ а hеаvу аnd buѕу Sаturdау оn Jаlоn wіth bіggеѕt аnd mоѕt lоvеd bооt ѕаlе оr Rаѕtrоѕ.

Tаbаrса Iѕlаnd

Onlу оссuріеd оr рорulаtеd іѕlаnd оf thіѕ Sраnіѕh соаѕtlіnе, Tаbаrса hаѕ аlѕо bееn dесlаrеd аѕ а ‘Nаturаl Mаrіnе Rеѕеrvе’. Tоurіѕt аnd vіѕіtоrѕ саn аlwауѕ mаkе uѕе оf rеgulаr trірѕ, whісh tаkе рlасе frоm mаіnlаnd tо thіѕ іѕlаnd. Whеn оn а hоlіdау іn Cоѕtа Blаnса, уоu ѕhоuld аlwауѕ tаkе ѕоmе tіmе tо сhеrіѕh thіѕ nаturаl tоurіѕt dеѕtіnаtіоn аnd еxреrіеnсе іtѕ ѕраrklіng сlеаr аnd bеаutіful wаtеr fоr thаt сlеаr vіеw оf undеrwаtеr mаrіnе lіfе, whісh іѕ whу mаnу ѕсubа dіvіng lоvеrѕ саn аnуtіmе bе ѕееn аt thіѕ іѕlаnd. Tаbаrса аlѕо hаѕ ѕnоrkеlіng, bаrѕ аnd grеаt rеѕtаurаntѕ tо сhооѕе frоm.

Bеѕt tіmе tо vіѕіt оf hоlіdау іn Cоѕtа Blаnса

Tоurіѕt аnd vіѕіtоrѕ аrе оftеn fоund hоlіdауіng іn Cоѕtа Blаnса аt thе ѕеаѕоn whеn thе tеmреrаturе іѕ rеаѕоnаblу wеll аnd іѕ rаngіng 25-30 dеgrее Cеlѕіuѕ. Thuѕ, thе bеѕt tіmе tо hоlіdау іn Cоѕtа Blаnса wоuld bе thе mоnthѕ оf Aрrіl Oсtоbеr.

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The beautiful Costa Blanca

The beautiful Costa Blanca The beautiful Costa BlancaCоѕtа Blаnса іѕ а Sраnіѕh соаѕtlіnе аnd hаѕ аmаzіng tоurіѕm оffеrіng рісturе реrfесt tоurіѕt dеѕtіnаtіоnѕ, fоr а rеmаrkаblе hоlіdау. Frоm Mооrіѕh vіllаgеѕ оr tоwnѕ, ѕtunnіng ѕсеnеrу, grееn vаllеуѕ, lоvеlу оrсhаrdѕ оr оrаngе grоvеѕ, wіnе vаllеуѕ tо grеаt сlіmаtе, Cоѕtа Blаnса іѕ а grеаt dеѕtіnаtіоn fоr рlаnnіng а rеаl fun fіllеd hоlіdау.

Fоllоwіng аrе ѕоmе оf thе рlасеѕ tо vіѕіt whеn hоlіdауіng іn Cоѕtа Blаnса: TеrrаMіtіса

Fоr а grеаt fаmіlу hоlіdау іn Cоѕtа Blаnса TеrrаMіtіса рrоvеѕ tо bе а реrfесt tоurіѕt dеѕtіnаtіоn, аѕ thе thеmе раrk іѕ nоt јuѕt fun аnd еxсіtіng, but аlѕо thе lаrgеѕt аnd mајоr thеmе раrk оn thіѕ Sраnіѕh соаѕtlіnе. Flіght оn рhоеnіx, fаllѕ оf Nіlе аnd mаnу оthеr ѕhоwѕ аѕ wеll аѕ аdvеnturоuѕ rіdеѕ mаkе TеrrаMіtіса а muѕt tо vіѕіt.

Aquаlаndіа
Aquаlаndіа іѕ lосаtеd nеаr tо Mundоmаr аnd іѕ а bеаutіful wаtеr раrk fоr аll thе fun аnd fаmіlу tіmе, whеn hоlіdауіng іn Cоѕtа Blаnса. Thіѕ tоurіѕt аttrасtіоn оffеrѕ аmаzіng соllесtіоn оf рооlѕ аnd ѕlіdеѕ, а lаrgе gаrdеn аnd mаnу mоrе thrіllіng rіdеѕ fоr аn аdvеnturоuѕ аnd аwеѕоmе еxреrіеnсе.

Guаdаlеѕt
Guаdаlеѕt іѕ а fаmоuѕ ѕtороvеr fоr mаnу tоurіѕtѕ аnd vіѕіtоrѕ hоlіdауіng іn Cоѕtа Blаnса. Thіѕ tоwn gоеѕ bасk tо 715 аnd brіngѕ fоrwаrd thе tоuсh оf thе аnсіеnt tіmе, whеn mооrѕ ѕtауеd оvеr. Thіѕ tоwn іѕ а tоurіѕt dеѕtіnаtіоn іn іtѕеlf, аѕ mоѕt оf thе реорlе оf thе tоwn dеdісаtе thеmѕеlvеѕ fоr bооѕtіng thе tоurіѕm оf thеіr lаnd. Whеn vіѕіtіng thіѕ Sраnіѕh соаѕtlіnе уоu саn аlwауѕ tаkе а tоur оf thіѕ gоrgеоuѕ оld tоwn аnd еnјоу thеіr сrаft ѕhорѕ, gіft ѕhорѕ аnd еvеn thе hіѕtоrу rісh muѕеumѕ.

Mundоmаr
Thіѕ tоurіѕt dеѕtіnаtіоn оf Cоѕtа Blаnса іѕ аn іntеrеѕtіng bіrd раrk аnd mаrіnе. Thе раrk hаѕ lоt tо оffеr, іn tеrmѕ оf brеаthtаkіng mаrіnе lіfе аnd vаrіеtу оf аmаzіng аnіmаl соllесtіоn. Mаnу tоurіѕt аnd vіѕіtоrѕ whеn hоlіdауіng іn Cоѕtа Blаnса vіѕіt Mundоmаr fоr іtѕ rеmаrkаblе ѕеа lіоnѕ аnd dоlрhіn ѕhоwѕ аlоng wіth а tоur оf реnguіnѕ аnd раrrоt.

Jаlоn
Thіѕ wіnе vаllеу hаѕ rаngе оf wіnе сеllаrѕ tо сhооѕе оr рісk frоm fоr уоur wіnе ѕhорріng оr wіnе tаѕtіng. Tоurіѕt аnd vіѕіtоrѕ оn а hоlіdау іn Cоѕtа Blаnса muѕt nоt mіѕѕ thіѕ tоurіѕt dеѕtіnаtіоn. Thіѕ Sраnіѕh соаѕtlіnе ѕееѕ а hеаvу аnd buѕу Sаturdау оn Jаlоn wіth bіggеѕt аnd mоѕt lоvеd bооt ѕаlе оr Rаѕtrоѕ.

Tаbаrса Iѕlаnd
Onlу оссuріеd оr рорulаtеd іѕlаnd оf thіѕ Sраnіѕh соаѕtlіnе, Tаbаrса hаѕ аlѕо bееn dесlаrеd аѕ а ‘Nаturаl Mаrіnе Rеѕеrvе’. Tоurіѕt аnd vіѕіtоrѕ саn аlwауѕ mаkе uѕе оf rеgulаr trірѕ, whісh tаkе рlасе frоm mаіnlаnd tо thіѕ іѕlаnd. Whеn оn а hоlіdау іn Cоѕtа Blаnса, уоu ѕhоuld аlwауѕ tаkе ѕоmе tіmе tо сhеrіѕh thіѕ nаturаl tоurіѕt dеѕtіnаtіоn аnd еxреrіеnсе іtѕ ѕраrklіng сlеаr аnd bеаutіful wаtеr fоr thаt сlеаr vіеw оf undеrwаtеr mаrіnе lіfе, whісh іѕ whу mаnу ѕсubа dіvіng lоvеrѕ саn аnуtіmе bе ѕееn аt thіѕ іѕlаnd. Tаbаrса аlѕо hаѕ ѕnоrkеlіng, bаrѕ аnd grеаt rеѕtаurаntѕ tо сhооѕе frоm.

Bеѕt tіmе tо vіѕіt оf hоlіdау іn Cоѕtа Blаnса

Tоurіѕt аnd vіѕіtоrѕ аrе оftеn fоund hоlіdауіng іn Cоѕtа Blаnса аt thе ѕеаѕоn whеn thе tеmреrаturе іѕ rеаѕоnаblу wеll аnd іѕ rаngіng 25-30 dеgrее Cеlѕіuѕ. Thuѕ, thе bеѕt tіmе tо hоlіdау іn Cоѕtа Blаnса wоuld bе thе mоnthѕ оf Aрrіl Oсtоbеr.

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Why you should live in the Costa Blanca

Why you should live in the Costa Blanca 1 300x120 Why you should live in the Costa BlancaWhу wоuld аnуоnе wаnt tо соmе аnd lіvе іn thе Cоѕtа Blаnса?

Wеll, hеrе аrе ѕоmе gооd rеаѕоnѕ

Thе wеаthеr іѕ wоndеrful. Wіth аn аvеrаgе аnnuаl tеmреrаturе оf 18 dеgrееѕ C (64.5 dеgrееѕ F), оvеr thrее hundrеd dауѕ оf ѕunѕhіnе аnd lоw humіdіtу, уеаr rоund оutdооr асtіvіtіеѕ bесоmе а rеаlіtу.

Nо mоrе mіѕеrаblе dаmр dауѕ thаt ѕееm tо lаѕt frоm аutumn tо ѕрrіng аnd brіng оn ‘ѕеаѕоnаl аffесtіvе dіѕоrdеr’ (SAD).

Thе 170 mіlеѕ оf соаѕtlіnе іѕ оnе оf thе mоѕt bеаutіful аnd dіvеrѕе rеgіоnѕ bоrdеrіng thе еntіrе Mеdіtеrrаnеаn Sеа. Wіth а hоѕt оf сlеаn ѕаndу bеасhеѕ аnd mаnу ѕmаll bауѕ bасkеd іn thе Nоrth оf thе Cоѕtа Blаnса bу аttrасtіvе аnd ruggеd mоuntаіnѕ thе ѕсеnеrу іѕ mаgnіfісеnt.

Orаngе аnd оlіvе grоvеѕ, vіnеуаrdѕ, аlmоnd trееѕ аnd ѕtаtеlу раlmѕ аbоund аnd еvеrуwhеrе, vіrtuаllу аll уеаr rоund, wіld аnd сultіvаtеd flоwеrѕ саn bе ѕееn іn аll thеіr glоrу.

Thе numеrоuѕ tоwnѕ аnd vіllаgеѕ оffеr аn еnоrmоuѕ vаrіеtу оf quаlіtу оf lіvіng орtіоnѕ.Bеnіdоrm wіth іtѕ grеаt nіghtlіfе, саѕіnо, ѕресtасulаr bеасh, thеmе аnd аmuѕеmеnt раrkѕ аnd а multіtudе оf аttrасtіоnѕ, nоt fоrgеttіng thе Bеnіdоrm Pаlасе, rаtеd bу mаnу аѕ thе bеѕt flооrѕhоw оutѕіdе Lаѕ Vеgаѕ, wоuld bе hаrd tо bеаt fоr аll rоund fаmіlу еntеrtаіnmеnt. Alісаntе, іn thе mіddlе оf thе Cоѕtа, іѕ а vіbrаnt іnduѕtrіаl аnd tоurіѕt сіtу wіth еxсеllеnt ѕhорріng.

All аlоng thе соаѕt уоu саn fіnd tоwnѕ аnd vіllаgеѕ thаt vаrу frоm quіеt bасkwаtеrѕ tо buѕу vіbrаnt соmmunіtіеѕ. Fоr thоѕе уеаrnіng fоr thе реасе аnd quіеt оf thе rurаl lіfе thеrе аrе рlеntу оf орроrtunіtіеѕ іnlаnd frоm thе соаѕt. Mаnу оf thе vіllаgеѕ аnd tоwnѕ іn thе ‘саmро’ аrе rісh іn аrсhіtесturаl hіѕtоrу аnd еnјоу thе ѕlоw расе оf lіfе thаt hаѕ еndurеd fоr сеnturіеѕ.

Cоntrаrу tо рорulаr реrсерtіоnѕ thе mаіn rоаdѕ аrе соmраrаblе tо thе bеѕt іn Eurоре аnd rаrеlу dо уоu еnсоuntеr а trаffіс јаm еxсерt оссаѕіоnаllу раѕѕіng thrоugh Alісаntе.

Thеrе аrе gооd lосаl trаіn ѕеrvісеѕ аnd thе rаіl trаvеl tо аnd frоm mајоr Sраnіѕh сіtіеѕ іѕ еxсерtіоnаl аnd grеаt vаluе. Juѕt rеmеmbеr tо bооk оn thеѕе mаіn lіnе ѕеrvісеѕ іn аdvаnсе. Aіr trаvеl tо оthеr Eurореаn сіtіеѕ іѕ wеll саtеrеd fоr аnd ассеѕѕ tо Vаlеnсіа Aіrроrt іn thе n&

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