Location of Benidorm
After the Berber plundering and the Spanish Civil war, the Town hall proposed
in 1956 to urbanize the city with the purpose of creating a city for
the tourism and leisure industry. Benidorm is nowadays a modern and
complete city and has become the tourism and leisure capital, not only
of the Costa Blanca or of Spain, but all of Europe.
Landscape and surroundings of Benidorm
big skyscrapers show in an emblematic way its endeavor of overcoming
and prospering. It is the city with more skyscrapers per inhabitant of
the world, including one that is the highest hotel in Spain, the Bali
III; and currently under construction the highest residential building
of Europe, the Untempo reaching a height of 200 m.
reality Benidorm is more than just skyscrapers. It hides beauty in
every corner of the city and has a great number of visitors interested
in the cultural and rich history such as the " Torre Punta del Cavall "
placed in the Nature reserve of the Sierra Helada, the " Tossal de la
Cala " point of commercial exchange and landing-place from ancient
times, and the " Church of San Jaime and Holy Ana " on the summit of the
Canfalí hill, in the ancient part of the city, built after the
discovery of the mistress of Benidorm: the Virgin of the Suffrage.
Things to do in Benidorm
theme parks: Terra Mítica, Aqualandia and Mundomar, and its natural
landscapes will satisfy the early-morning family fun. Its varied and
rich gastronomy including the rice dishes will give energy to continue
during the night, enjoying the cabaret shows of the Benidorm Palace, to
the pubs and discotheques on and near the beaches, which cater to all
kinds of tastes to all nationalities
Weather in Benidorm
to its geographical location and its four mountains: Puig Campana,
Sierra Helada, Sierra Cortina and Tossal de la Cala, which surround and
protect it from the elements, the city lives all year round having the
best European temperatures, the balmy Mediterranean climate that helps
all to enjoy its main attraction: the beaches of Levante, Poniente and
Mal Pas, groomed and pampered throughout the year; keeping them clean to
retain their blue flags which have been awarded year after year by the
European Union since 1987.
Beaches in Benidorm
beach of The Levante concentrates the most number of bathers along his
two kilometers of beachfront, from the Old town up to the Sierra Helada
and the Ricón de Loix. On the other hand, the beach of The Poniente
stretching from the Old town up to Finestrat's neighboring cove. Both
offer the possibility of enjoying aquatic sports, such as the jet skis,
hang gliding, waterskiing, windsurfing, scuba diving and sailing cruises
the historical centre situated at the top Canfali, we can find
Benidorm's emblematic image with its balustrade white stone and its
viewing-point. El Mirador de la Punta de Canfali served as a defense
before the Algerian and Berber invasions of the 14th,15th and 16th
centuries and nowadays offers the more leisurely activity, to walk on
the "Balcony of the Mediterranean".