The Bright Lights of Benidorm
The exuberant Spanish resort of Benidorm enjoys glorious year round sunshine and is considered by many to be Costa Blanca's entertainment capital. The modern metropolis of the glamorous New Town contrasts greatly with the narrow streets and authentic restaurants of Old Benidorm, yet provides visitors with an alluring array of activities. Beautiful, sandy beaches are the backdrop to the dynamic architecture of the Spanish town, offering visitors a wonderful retreat from the demanding duress of daily life.
Under the Sea
Just off the shore of the Costa Blanca lies an imposing rock locally know as Peacock Island due to the kaleidoscopic birds that reside there. Visitors can enjoy the scenic and short boat journey to the island, gazing at the stunning Benidorm skyline and rolling hills, before approaching their destination. Wander around the beautiful island amongst richly decorated peacocks before submerging into the ocean depths on the Aquascope; the waters surrounding Peacock Island are a marine reserve and house glittering shoals of fish and other intriguing sea life. From the glass panels of the partly submerged Aquascope, guests can enjoy glorious views of the flora and fauna of the ocean.
White Doves of Peace
Return to the sandy shores of Poniente Beach to enjoy the gentle tranquillity imposed by the softly lapping waves; Poniente Beach is the more idyllic neighbour of Levante Beach, which due to it's central location is visited by many more tourists. A plethora of excellent eateries line the dynamically designed promenade so sample grilled sardines and authentic tapas in any one that catches your eyes. Wander westwards from the beach you'll stumble upon the beautiful Parc del Eche's, where gently swaying palms shade hundreds of happy white doves. It's an unforgettable vision of beauty.
The Ancient and Artistic Old Town
Escape the bustle of the modern resort with a subdued stroll around the colourful and colonial Old Town. The luscious labyrinth of cobbled streets, white washed houses and quaint cafés is guaranteed to enchant every visitor. The sublime sanctuary of the San Jaime Church is a stunning artistic feature of the town and overlooked a mosaic tiled courtyard with atmospheric eateries and cafés. In the historical centre of Benidorm, a white stone balcony offers visitors panoramic views of the ocean and rugged coast line; ascent the terracotta stairs to treat your senses to beautiful sights and sounds. Complete your fabulous fiesta with the unique flavours of Spain's signature dishes of tapas; Tapas Alley houses a number of authentic eateries that serve delectable treats such as sizzling chorizo, crispy croquettes, roasted vegetables and tender meatballs in spicy tomato sauce. Compliment your Spanish selection with a fruity jug of Sangria for an astoundingly atmospheric end to the day. Once the sun sinks into the ocean, Benidorm's waterfront bursts into life with its dazzling lights and pulsating music; enjoy the electric atmosphere and exotic cocktails of Tiki Bar before visiting the KM Disco to dance the night away.