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High-rise Benidorm is one of the most important holiday resorts in Spain. Each year up to five million tourists – from the UK and Europe – seek flights to Benidorm. In the 1950s it pioneered mass tourism, deciding to build up into the blue sky and leave lots of space for parks and pools and outdoor spaces rather than sprawling outwards. This way, visitors have short strolls to the beach and beautiful sea views.
It’s a very popular mix of Spain and England with a hot sun beating down, two wonderful beaches, “W” in shape, and sparkling waters. The Old Town sits on the promontory between the sweeping beaches.
There is an abundance of pubs and clubs and restaurants serving anything from tapas to all-day breakfasts.
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The high season runs from May to October, and Benidorm is most crowded and at its hottest in July and August. Visitors throng the area, overcrowding the town, and making accommodations hard to find.
National Day is October 12 when the Spanish are also on holiday.
Winter is also a popular time to visit with tourists coming from all over Europe, even Russia.
Even though winter is a popular time, prices are lower than in summer and it is easier to find a rental for an extended period of time. However, many of the bars, restaurants and attractions are closed over this period.