Flights to Benidorm
The world famous coastal resort town of Benidorm is located on Spain’s south eastern coast on the beautiful Costa Blanca. Expanded from just a small village in the 1960s, Benidorm is one of Spain’s most popular coastal destinations and continues to attract tourists from around the world.
Flights to Benidorm will be arriving about 60 kilometres away, at the Alicante Airport (airport code: ALC), and there are regular buses that go to and from the airport to the town. For one-stop flights to Benidorm from South Africa, you can fly with Iberia or Air France. They connect in Madrid or Paris, respectively. Virgin Atlantic also stops in Madrid, but also makes a connection in London. If you fly with Lufthansa, you’ll go a completely different way; their flight to Benidorm connects in Frankfurt and then in Berlin.
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The Tourist Attractions of Benidorm:
Benidorm isn’t for everyone! If you’re looking for the old world, traditional villages that Spain still has plenty of, then a visit to Benidorm will sorely disappoint you. This is a large town with multiple high-rise hotels and apartments, great beaches, tons of restaurants, places to enjoy entertainment, bars and clubs, shopping and much more. So if you like a lively holiday with lots to do then Benidorm will suit you down to the ground!
The main reason why Benidorm has grown so much since the 1960s is its beaches. There are three major beaches here and they’ve all had a ‘Blue Flag’ rating since 1987. This means they’re clean and attractive beaches, safe for swimming, and many other activities, so it’s no surprise that some tourists like to visit Benidorm year after year.
You can enjoy the miles of sandy beaches where you can relax in the sun, and make use of the many facilities that line the beaches. There are promenades with places to eat, drink and shop, so you’ll never get bored here!
When you’d like a day away from the beach Benidorm has a theme park you can enjoy with the whole family, called Terra Mitica. There are 25 rides in total here, so plenty to keep you occupied for a whole day, including roller coasters, a log, flume, rapids water rides and more.
Mundomar and Aqualandia
In addition to Terra Mitica Benidorm also offers two water-based theme parks, Mundomar and Aqualandia, which are right next door to each other. Mundomar is more of an aquarium themed attraction where you can see numerous species including dolphins, penguins and sea lions, while Aqualandia is a water park. Water babies will love the swimming pools, slides, river rapids and more that are on offer here.
Benidorm itself isn’t the place to come in Spain to experience culture, but you don’t have far to go to do so. Just a short drive out of Benidorm and you’ll come across those traditional villages that Benidorm once was. There are still a few quaint areas in Benidorm too, if you know where to look; the old town has more of a traditional feel to it and offers a major contrast to the high rise buildings that Benidorm has become so famous for.
When Should You Visit?:
Benidorm is most popular during the peak of summer, in July and August, when it can get very busy. The average high in the summer is a warm 26C. Benidorm remains warm and mild all year though, so if you want to visit when it’s quieter, the average high in the winter is still 15C. Benidorm receives a great amount of sunshine year-round too.