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Holiday Information for Benidorm, Spain

Benidorm, Spain, is a coastal town known as the “Manhattan of Spain.” The dramatic skyline showcases towering hotels and apartments amidst a backdrop of the Puig Campana mountain. The town's economy is strictly based on tourism, so those enjoying a Spanish holiday have no problem finding accommodations in this charming seaside town.

Popular Accommodations in Benidorm

Gran Hotel Bali held the esteemed honour of being Spain's tallest building at 186 metres until 2007. This four-star hotel houses more than 750 guest rooms and 12 luxury suites with amenities such as satellite television, 24-hour room service and child-minding services. Garage parking, a full-service spa, a hotel medical office and a hair salon round out the unexpected services. Rates start at €91 per August 2011 prices. Visit grupobali.com/hotels-benidorm/hotel-granhotelbali-in-benidorm for more information.

Villa Valencia is a luxury resort hotel overlooking the Mediterranean. Room choices include spacious guest rooms, junior suites, the immense presidential suite and the Jacuzzi Yacht Club with views of the sea. Private bathrooms include hydro-massage showers. Per August 2011, rates start at €133. Visit hotelvillavenecia.com to learn more about the hotel amenities and current prices.

These two properties are a small range of the hotels found in Benidorm. Spend your holiday in a hotel or save money at a bed and breakfast or holiday villas. Head to holidaylettings.co.uk to start a search for holiday villas and apartments.

Things to Do in Benidorm

Benidorm offers tourists the perfect chance to unwind and soak up some sun on one of three beaches. Playa de Lavante, Playa de Poniente and Playa del Mas Pas all have blue flags designating them as beaches with excellent water quality and environmental management. Playa de Lavante is near the city centre and has a good mix of sand and rocks. Playa de Poniente is long, sandy stretch with no rocks. Finally, Playa del Mas Pas borders the port. It's a small beach that is sheltered by the castle cliffs.

Families enjoy three theme parks: Aqualandia, Mundomar and Terra Metica. Aqualandia is a water park suitable for all ages. Attractions in the water park include towering slides, swimming pools and splash pools for toddlers. Find prices and information at aqualandia.net.

The zoo at MundoMar provides children and adults with the chance to be up close to animals and sea creatures. Animals range from penguins to monkeys or sea lions or dolphins. Learn more at aqualandia.net.

Terra Metica is an amusement park with stomach-dropping roller coasters, water rides and replicas of historic sites complete with audio to capture the era. The theme park includes five areas: Egypt, Greece, Iberia, Las Islas and Rome. Rides and attractions within each area capture the scenery and feel of those cultures. Find prices and exhibit descriptions at terramiticapark.com.

Whether you're taking a weekend holiday or going for a week or longer, Benidorm delights all ages. Heading to Benidorm, Spain and enjoy the charm of this Mediterranean coastal town.

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