Cheap Benidorm Holidays - Manchester to Alicante
Benidorm, Europe's largest holiday resort attracting 5 million visitors each year, is a very lively resort with countless number of restaurants, bars and shops, plus not forgetting the impressive Playa Levante beach which stretches for two miles along the coast, lined with trendy bars and restaurants.
It's a common myth that Benidorm is full of British pubs attracting thousands of rowdy Brits, but in fact it attracts visitors from all over Europe and is an extremely family orientated resort with something for everyone. Benidorm is a fabulous holiday destination for children and adults alike with a selection of theme parks which are ideal for children of all ages such as the Aqualand and Terra Mitica; one of Europe's most exciting theme parks and one of Benidorm's main tourist attractions.
Hotels in Benidorm can range from the economically priced to the luxurious, depending on budgets there will be a hotel to suit all. There are hotels on the outskirts of the town for visitors who are merely looking for a quiet and non-stressful holiday, with the thriving downtown nightlife being available, but not so close as to disturb.
Restaurants offer a wide variety of choice, ranging from English, French, Chinese and German cuisine. Many bars will offer home style food to English tourists looking for a familiar taste. For those seeking a more local experience, head over to the Old Town which will offer the finest of the local cuisine, as well as fantastic Spanish wines.
Information & Facts
Benidorm has an ideal Mediterranean climate for holidaymakers with little rain and temperatures rising above 30ºC during summer months. Daytime temperatures average in the mid 20’s in the spring and autumn, while the winter months generally remain quite warm with 20ºC not uncommon. Water temperatures range from 18ºC in May to 26ºC in August making Benidorm holidays ideal for watersports.
Alicante airport is the closest to Benidorm and is around 60 minutes drive away down the motorway. With our weekly flights to Alicante from Manchester taking just 2 hours and 45 minutes it's an easy journey. There is an extensive bus network linking the resort to others areas, plenty of taxis are also available and local car rental companies offer a good way to get around, but in high season reservations need to be made in advance.
Spanish is the official language, but English is widely understood.
The official currency is the Euro (EUR).
For the food and drink essentials, you’ll find local supermarkets providing all the basics for self-catering tourists, or alternatively you could head to one of the larger supermarkets such as Mercadona.
Benidorm has a vast array of shops selling everything from electronics to designer clothes and perfumes with a large shopping centre also on the outskirt of the resort.
When it comes to nightlife, it's hard to beat Benidorm, with hundreds of bars available, from British and Irish bars to Spanish style cafeteria bars, so whatever your choice, it can certainly be found here. The ‘new town’ is certainly where most of the 18-30 crowd should head, but if you fancy something less hectic and more traditional, head up towards the old town, this is also where there is a thriving LGBT area.
Benidorm has several attractions which are ideal for children and adults alike from the water park Aqualand to Terra Mitica; one of Europe's most exciting theme parks and one of Benidorm's main tourist attractions. For an evening of entertainment, Benidorm Palace is a great choice.
Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 in summer)
Benidorm is approximately a 60 minute transfer from Alicante airport