Benidorm Tourism

Those who have seen Benidorm in the 1960s would be amazed by the rapid transformation this city has gone through in the last couple of decades. It is hard to recognize that Benidorm was once a small fishing village. Today, it is the city of magnificent skyscrapers, lively bars and pubs, gourmet restaurants along with beautiful parks, art galleries, and museums. Its white sandy beaches have played an important role in making it a popular holiday destination in Spain.

The city is basically divided into two parts - old town and new town. You can explore both the parts with ease as transportation options are available within the city. The old town is also known as one of the biggest gay villages in European cities. Whereas you will instantly recognize new town if you have watched the TV series - Benidorm.

As the temperature hardly rises above 20-degree Celsius, it is easily understandable why Benidorm is loved by tourists. Lovely weather and warm people, both welcome visitors from all over the world with open arms. It has become an easy getaway for the citizens of UK, Ireland, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. The city is perfect for all types of travellers. With its notorious cabaret acts and tapas bars, it attracts many youngsters throughout the year. Nightlife in Benidorm is a lively affair. And with its serene beaches, theme parks, and museums, it is a favourite choice amongst families as well.

Essential travel information and Benidorm tips for your visit

  • Time Zone : CET (UTC+1) and Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
  • Currency : Euro
  • Electricity : The standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz
  • Internet : Most of the public places have free WiFi connectivity. Cellular internet is easily available and has a strong connectivity.
  • Language : Spanish, Valencian, English
  • Security : Most parts of Benidorm are safe for solo as well as female travellers. But, do not wander into unknown alleys as cases of pick-pocketing and mugging have been reported over the years.
  • Emergency Contact Numbers : Police, Ambulance, Fire - 112 or 085 and 24 hours Medical Care - 900 161 161
  • Tipping : It is mandatory to pay tips in Spain. You can pay 10% of the total bill.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Benidorm

  • Save 7% Day Trip to Algar Waterfalls and Guadalest from Benidorm
    Day Trip to Algar Waterfalls and Guadalest from BenidormNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 1 Days

    Discover on this guided day trip two of the most visited villages in Spain. The first stop of the day will be the mountaintop...

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  • Save 7% Day Trip to Valencia from Benidorm or Albir
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    Duration: 1 Days

    Get coached at your chosen start point. Experience Spains third largest city which is located just a 2-hour coach ride from B...

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  • Save 7% Day Trip to Guadalest from Benidorm or Albir
    Day Trip to Guadalest from Benidorm or Albir2 Reviews

    Duration: 5 Hrs

    No visit to the Costa Blanca is complete without a trip to its jewel in the crown, Guadalest. This fortified village perched ...

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  • Save 7% Benidorm Bike Tour
    Benidorm Bike Tour7 Reviews

    Duration: 7 Hrs

    Even if you haven't ridden a bike for decades, the thrill of gliding downhill for over 30 kilometers is an experience to ensu...

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  • Know the pollution level of Benidorm before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 21.43 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 29.17 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 34.38 (Low)
  • How safe is Benidorm for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Benidorm.

    • Burglary and Theft 26.56 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 27.34 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 20.97 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 56.67 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 21.09 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 39.17 (Low)
    • Attacks 20.31 (Low)
    • Drug offense 41.94 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 90.63 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 64.06 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 22.66 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 15.32 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 37.1 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Benidorm is 176.65 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 69.79 (High)
    • Climate Index 95.25 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 41.31 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 26 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 53.99 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 84.58 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.81 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 77.32 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Benidorm

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.16 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.84 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 29.81 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 73.54 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 75.44 USD

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