Benidorm is a city in the province of Alicante and is located in the province of Marina Baja, on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, only 49 kilometres from Alicante and 140 km from Valencia.
IMPORTANT MEDITERRANEAN TOURIST DESTINATION
Benidorm has become in recent years one of the most important and well-known tourist destinations in the Mediterranean thanks to its golden sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, as well as its lively nightlife.
MAIN TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
- Torre Punta del Cavall. Declared of Cultural Interest and located in Sierra Helada Natural Park
- Tossal de la Cala.(III - I centuries B.C.). A late Iberian settlement which formed part of the commercial activity of the area of Benidorm used as a trading post and port since ancient times
- The Mirador de la Punta del Canfali. This huge rock divides two beaches and on top sits a fortress that was used to defend the coast against Algerian and Berber pirate raids in the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries
- Church of San Jaime and Santa Ana. Located in the upper part of the old town, on top of Canfali hill. It was built between 1740 and 1780 after the discovery of the Virgin of Suffrage, patroness of Benidorm
- Isla de Benidorm (Isla de los Periodistas). Closing the bay is a triangular island called L'Illa and Isla de los Periodistas, which is a popular day trip for visitors
- Isla Mitjana
BENIDORM LOCAL FIESTAS
The mixture of cultures makes Benidorm’s local festivities typical of many Spanish regions. Highlights include San José, Las Fallas, Moros y Cristianos, San Juan and the Patron Saint festivities in honour of the Virgin del Sufragio (Benidorm’s patron saint).