More on Benidorm
Although the area has been inhabited as early as 3,000 BC, Benidorm remained a small village as recently as the 1960s. And then it began to develop as a tourist resort. Over the next few decades it began to put up holiday apartments and skyscrapers that have since changed the city’s skyline. As a result, the city is often called the Manhattan of Spain. Indeed no other city along the Costa Blanca has such a skyline. In fact (according to the Urban Age project), Benidorm has more high-rise buildings per capita than anywhere else in the world.
Most of the tourists to Benidorm come from the
United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, the majority on package holidays. The tallest hotel in Benidorm, the Gran Hotel Bali, is also the tallest hotel in Europe since 2002. It was also the tallest skyscraper in Spain until it was surpassed by the Cuatro Torres Business Area tower of Madrid in 2008.
The nearest airport is the Alicante Airport. From there, you can take a shuttle service to Benidorm for €10.
Places of Interest in Benidorm
- Platja del Mal Pas
- Playa de Levante
- Playa de Poniente