Situated along the Valencian coastline of Spain in the Alicante Province on the eastern edge of the country bordering the Mediterranean Sea, Benidorm is a complex mixture of skyscrapers, resorts, beaches, and all-inclusive fun. It is one of the premier holiday resorts in Spain, and has been nicknamed the Manhattan of Spain as a result of the skyline of skyscrapers rising up behind the beaches. Beyond the city itself are the Costa Blanca Mountains, putting Benidorm smack-dab in the middle of some of Spain's most picturesque backgrounds.
While these days the city sees more than 5 million visitors every year, back in the 1960s it was just a little village along the coast, sheltering local fishermen. Over the years it has transformed until it exists as it does today, as a package resort offering a wide array of modern amenities and accommodations to please the conscientious traveler. The primary reason so many people come here is because of the beaches and the surrounding countryside, offering a glimpse of some of Spain's most spectacular landscapes. The surrounding province is full of rolling hills and old Spanish towns, and the beaches are perfect for simply lazing around all day, enjoying the world-famous Spanish cuisine, wine, and hospitality.
There are over 1,000 restaurants and eateries in Benidorm, which means you will be hard-pressed to find yourself going hungry, and with over 800 bars throughout the city the fun very literally never stops. The majority of visitors here are from the UK, and it also has one of the highest immigration populations of any Spanish town, which means that English is spoken freely. Keep in mind that if you come here during the peak summer months of July and August the crowds will be fairly large, but visiting a month or two on the outside will see significantly fewer people, albeit cooler temperatures.