Holidaymakers looking to get away to a hot climate at an affordable price need look no further than the Benidorm area in Spain. Located in the southern eastern Spanish province of Alicante, this is a fascinating area with plenty of interesting things to do and see. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, apartments, villas, B&Bs and campsites.
The Benidorm area has some lovely golden sandy beaches which are ideal for sunbathing and taking a swim in the warm Mediterranean Sea. Holidaymakers can try a variety of watersports here such as wind surfing, scuba diving, water skiing, jet skiing and paragliding. A water park in the area called Aqualandia has many other fun activities for the whole family.
Some people may not appreciate that Benidorm is a very scenic area with many natural attractions for holidaymakers to hike or cycle to. There are many excellent 18-hole golf courses in the Costa Blanca within just a short distance from Benidorm including Real de Faula. Other sporting activities available in the area include tennis and fishing.
There are numerous restaurants, bars and cafes in the area offering traditional Spanish fare as well as pizzas, burgers and other fast food. Several shops can be found in the area selling arts, crafts and locally made confectionary as well as stores selling other souvenir items. Self catering holidaymakers can visit the local markets or supermarkets, where they can purchase food and drink.
The Benidorm area has many fun and interesting places to visit including theme parks such as Terra Mitica, which takes visitors back in time to legendary civilizations that lived in the Mediterranean Sea. Terra Natura is an animal park, where there are many wild creatures and attractions. Visitors can also see marine wildlife and exotic birds at Mundomar. Holidaymakers can enjoy fantastic views of the cliffs and coastline of the Costa Blanca by taking one of the many boat trips offered here. Benidorm Island is just two kilometres out to sea and is a conservation haven for various birds. A day trip to the beautiful Algar Waterfalls high in the mountains is also recommended, while 24 kilometres north of Alicante are the wonderful Canelobre Caves.
The warmest time of the year to visit the Benidorm area is generally July and August when the average high is approximately 27 degrees centigrade. The summer is very dry with any showers very quickly passing. Even the winter months are quite mild with temperatures averaging a high of 13 degrees centigrade in January and December.
Alicante Airport (ALC) is nine kilometres west of Alicante and approximately 45 minutes drive from Benidorm. It has flights to and from other Spanish cities as well as international airports such as Amsterdam (AMS), Berlin-Tegel (TXL), Brussels-South Charleroi (CRL), Dublin (DUB), Geneva (GVA), London-Gatwick (LGW), Moscow-Domodedovo (DME), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Stockholm Arlanda (ARN) amongst others. There are several car hire firms located here including Auriga, Avis, Centauro, Europcar and Goldcar Rental.