Also known as Beniyork or Little Manhattan, Benidorm is one of the most visited touristic cities in Spain, with  its characteristic skyline including the tallest hotel and the highest residential building in Europe.

Benidorm has many attractions on offer, catering  for all age groups. A fun holiday is guaranteed! We will tell you why you MUST visit Benidorm at least once in a lifetime:

1.       Beach and sunshine

Benidorm has 3 award-winning beaches stretching over5 kilometresof coastline to enjoy a  walk, and we can boast of having over 300 days of glorious sunshine per year.

2.       The ‘Fiestas’



Its most relevant celebrations are in March (‘Fallas’) and November (the main local fiestas  followed by the British Fancy Dress Party). You will be amazed by the fireworks, customs, parades, music and activities available for everyone. Furthermore, if you come in June you may see Saint John’s Bonfires, Alicante’s principal festival, officially declared as of International Tourist Interest.

 3.       Amusement parks

There are many parks, including the water parks of Aqualandia, Aqua Natura, and Mundomar, the Terra Mitica amusement and theme park, and the Terra Natura zoo set in natural surroundings.


Terra Mitica

4.       Nightlife

Techno, Pop, 80’s, Salsa, Merengue, Rock…which one’s your style? Different nightlife areas with over 150 pubs ensuring the visitor has a rich variety of entertainment including free good value shows, comedians, dancers, strippers, singers…Dance till dawn, enjoy reasonably priced drinks, and have a memorable evening!

5.      The food

The new project ‘Gastronomic Benidorm’ and the international offer of restaurants provide a great selection of typical and international food, with some establishments being open 24 hours. Do not miss Paella, the specialty of the area!


6.       Practice sports

Sailing, hiking, cable-skiing, scuba diving, horse riding, running (marathons), climbing, beach volley, fishing, swimming, cycling, golf, and Go- karting …choose yours!

7.      Shopping

Benidorm offers numerous indoor and outdoor Markets and shops with plenty of bargains to be had! International and local brands. Plus a fabulous shopping centre called La Marina, located in the outskirts, which may be reached with bus number 2.


8. Music Festivals

Low Cost Festival, Electrobeach festival, Elvis in Benidorm Festival…Oh, yes, there are a few.




Apart from the Mediterranean balcony, the Benidorm Island, the Sierra Helada Park…the holidaymaker  can explore  the neighbour towns  and villages of Calpe, Altea, Alicante, Guadalest …you will feel that you are in a completely different part of Spain!


After working so hard all year round, you deserve a holiday. Treat yourself to a massage, or maybe visit one of the many spa’s that the area has to offer!

Once you have been to Benidorm you will understand why almost 90% of its visitors return. Feel its magic, come and join us on the Costa Blanca-BENIDORM!!!!

Take the chance and stay in one of the Medplaya Hotels: Rio Park**, Riudor*** (adults only) or Regente***.


  • John

    Fantastic reasons! I’ll add them to my website

    What about gay night life? ( I’m told) or its affordability. Or for all age-groups.

    • medplaya

      Hello John!

      Well, it is true we did not specify (and maybe we should have) about all the alternatives of nightlife we have here and the gay nightlife would obviously be included, so you have a point there. Benidorm has a great offer for everyone, all age groups as well, and it is also true that its affordability is an important asset to the city. Many thanks for your contributions! I am sure we are still missing advantages, as Benidorm is a very special city.

  • Escapist

    It’s a lovely place no-one should leave out if they want to experience the beautiful Costa Blanca.
    I adored the skyline of Benidorm and the fact that it’s not that expensive!

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