Benidorm in Spain is particularly popular with Flemish, British and Dutch tourists, to such an extent that there are whole sections of the city where Spanish or Valencian is rarely heard. In addition, there is an abundance of pubs, each of which advertise an "authentic British menu". Benidorm's long row of skyscrapers also resembles the Belgian coast. Because of this fact, together with the many Flemish tourists and shops, Benidorm is often called the "11th Belgian province".
The city is divided into two halves, called Poniente and Levante, each fronted by a beach of the same name. Between the two beaches lies a rocky promontory. The old city occupies this promontory and the area immediately inland, while most of the hotels occupy the more recently developed sections behind the two beaches.
A few miles from shore is an uninhabited island which provides a dramatic centerpiece to the seascape. A daily boat trip to the Benidorm Island (Isla de Benidorm), is a great change from a day at the beach. It may be visited by boats leaving from the Benidorm harbour. Benidorm is certainly a great place to spend the winter months in.
If you fancy staying in the heart of the Old Town then consider the Hotel Iris. This small one star hotel has the perfect location just a few minutes stroll down the hill to Levante Beach. Don't let the fact that its just 1 star put you off because you still have ensuite rooms, a small friendly bar and when prices for a room can be had from just £20 this really is a hotel to consider.
The tv series Benidorm is filmed at the Hotel Sol Pelicanos and Hotel Ocas which are sister hotels. With five swimming pools, three whirlpool baths and plenty of evening entertainment its a great resort to have a well earned holiday. You can also spot where tv scenes were filmed.
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Benidorm boasts several family-oriented theme parks, including Terra Mítica and Terra Natura which are located just inland from the city at the foot of the mountain, and Aqualandia and Mundomar which are located on the outskirts of the city on the Llevant side.
Mundo Mar is one of the best attractions in Benidorm where visitors can see dolphins, seals, exotic birds, sea-lions and much more.
Benidorm benefits from year round night-life based around the central concentration of bars and clubs. The large number of free cabaret acts that start around 2100 hours and continue into the early hours set Benidorm apart from other similar resorts
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