The busy beach resort of Benidorm on the Costa Blanca is right for families for several reasons. on top of the beautiful, safe, sandy beaches, there are many theme parks, a tourist bus to get you round the main attractions, a slow train ride along the coast as well as boat trips.
The resort grew up in the sixties when it became the primary package tourist resort. these days Benidorm continues to be an incredible place for a family vacation to suit all budgets from self-catering to fantabulous five-star spa hotels. If your idea of the right vacation is lots of beach-time, nice weather, first-rate family attractions and wild nightlife then Benidorm has to be top of your list. The resort on the Costa Blanca has an almost-iconic skyline of vacation flats towers in two shallow crescents next to large sandy beaches.
Benidorm Old Town
If you’re trying to find something especially Spanish during your vacation to Benidorm, you’ll wish to go to the old town, it’s a great distinction to the skyscrapers and busy bars of the urban area. Here you'll still feel a touch of traditional Spain in Benidorm’s active old town with narrow streets and charming little squares full of shops, bars, restaurants and hotels. The old town is a excellent place to wander round the shops or relish a meal outside while people watching.
The old Quarter of Benidorm is located at the foreland that separates the two Benidorm beaches and converges at the Balcón del Mediterráneo, whitewashed and embellished with blue tiles, a decorative motif recurrent on the trim that graces stretches of the waterfront of Benidorm.
This small old Quarter corresponds to the original fishing village and is presided over by the blue-tiled vaulted roof of the eighteenth century San Jaime Parish Church. in the space round the old heart of Benidorm are the most shopping streets where holidaymakers could discover and obtain fashion treasures, handicrafts and souvenirs.
Best Things to do In Benidorm old town
Head to Benidorm old town for a touch traditional Spain. Here you’ll notice slender alleyways and cobbled streets, painted homes and traditional Tapas bars. You’ll notice retailers with immense whole Serrano hams, nice coffee shops and also the oldest bar in Benidorm.
From the Balcon del Mediterraneo walk down the steps to the little balcony on AN outcrop of rocks, you’ll be able to see the Benidorm Island, and both Levante Beach and Poniente Beach as well as a birds-eye view of the marina and a far off view of the Cruz de Benidorm.
Visit The Church of San Jaime and Santa Ana
This ancient church is at the highest of Benidorm old town. It’s easy to see with painted walls and blue-tiled domes. within you’ll find stained glass, paintings and an ornate ceiling. The church is devoted to the patron saint of Benidorm. The church celebrates the main holidays of Benidorm in November.