Summer’s over and the temperature has dropped a few degrees, but Benidorm’s privileged climate means that you can also enjoy a fantastic holiday at this time of the year. The resort still boasts a whole host of activities, spectacular restaurants and a vibrant nightlife that make it Always Summer in this destination.
In addition to sun, sea and sand, with three hundred days of sunshine a year and an average annual temperature of nineteen degrees, Benidorm has so much to offer to domestic and international visitors in search of a post-summer holiday.
If you’re a foodie, you’re well and truly in luck in Benidorm, as the tremendous cuisine showcases the richness and variety of local produce and the influence of various civilisations, making it quite a culinary experience. Typical dishes include rice with anchovies and spinach, coca farcida (tuna and pea pasty) and pebrot (mahi-mahi with peppers). When it comes to desserts, sweet potato cakes and bollo de San Blas (almond and sugar biscuits) are delicacies that will wow even the most discerning palates.
To savour all these dishes, the best option is to head out for tapas at the numerous bars and restaurants in the town centre, always washed down by a good wine or a cold beer.
Benidorm is also a dream destination for lovers of active tourism, as it’s home to an array of activities that cater for all tastes: hiking through natural landscapes such as the Sierra Helada, with various trails showcasing the fascinating wildlife and coastline in the area; diving to explore the spectacular seabed, with itineraries including Punta Garbí, La Llosa and Los Arcos; and cycling through the stunning scenery, to name just a few options.
There are also facilities with everything you need to enjoy golf, tennis, paddle tennis, squash, athletics, basketball, Valencian pelota, volleyball, handball, fronton, petanque, football, horse riding and climbing.
And after an intense day of active tourism, what better than soaking up some of Benidorm’s nightlife? The town is constantly transforming and reinventing itself. Its trendy clubs and bars are a vibrant reflection of the huge variety of nightlife and entertainment on offer. The hotspots for a sensational night out are concentrated on the Levante Beach strip, the Old Town and the Rincón de Loix area.
Another must-visit is the so-called English Square, where throngs of international visitors flock to dance the night away at dozens of bars and clubs featuring live music and the latest hits.
The myriad of alternatives includes a dinner show at the Benidorm Palace, where the best dancers and international artists perform each night; the Mediterranean Casino, a benchmark in the gambling and entertainment sector; the Robin Hood Medieval Challenge, a brand new experience for an unforgettable night with the family; and the Micro Fiesta, an all-night-long bus service to transport revellers around town and prevent drink driving.
What’s more, Benidorm’s more cultural side boasts museums and sights such as L’Hort de Colón, a nineteenth-century building converted into a library and museum.
In short, Benidorm has so many things to do, ensuring that you’ll never get bored during your stay. Fancy a trip to a resort where it’s Always Summer?