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The Costa Blanca: In the past and present.
Let’s take an example and see how a small fishing village has grown to become one of the most famous holiday resorts in Europe.
Benidorm on the Costa Blanca. Benidorm is the largest tourist resort on the Costa Blanca in Spain. Tourists from the UK, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Ireland and Russia know to find on the seaside resort all year round.
The climate on the Costa Blanca provides that many families in the winter. In high season it is popular with parents with children. Also young and feasting holiday makers from Spain would like to come here for a short holiday. Out of season, there are many groups of Englishmen who celebrate their bachelorette party here.
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Benidorm has a long history.
50 years ago it was a standard fishing town. Today it is the largest tourist destination of Spain. It is also called the Manhattan on the Costa Blanca. When you drive in the direction of Benidorm from Alicante you will see from a distance the skyscrapers popping up in the distance.
The history of the Costa Blanca goes back to 3000 years befor Christ.
There are Roman remains found in the region.
From this time when the Moors invaded Spain is the population ever grown. The King of Aragon has expelled the Moors from the region in 1245. The city got the rights from 1325 when the door opened for more population growth and activity. The centuries after the region was frequently attacked by pirates from the Mediterranean Sea. From the 17th century there were claims made with the construction of irrigation systems and mainly fishing tuna came on stream. Starting from the 1950s fishing is distressed. Tourism is the largest income source from the 20th century.

Events Benidorm and surroundings
There are many events.
These are great places to learn more about the local customs of this part of Spain. The events are often accompanied with great music, Fireworks, food and of course a lot of wine! Below you will find the best known events:
Carnival (in February)
Fallas (in March)
Holy week (in april)
Hogueras de San Juan (in June)
Fiestas de la Virgen del Carmen (in August)
Moros y Cristianos (in October)
Christmas and new years (in december)

Holidays in Benidorm.
One can enjoy a beach vacation. But also every day going out, great food, drinking in the different types of restaurants and tapas bars.
Numerous events are organized during a holiday. The local festivals and events give a pretty view of the local Spanish customs. The local population has no trouble getting tourists to make it do. Next to the busy festivities there are opportunities to explore the area to shop around or nature to go.

Holiday Rentals Benidorm
Here you can rent a holiday home through an organization, web site or privately. A selection below:
Holiday homes Happyhome.nl’s holiday homes of Vacanceselect.nl The animal rescue site.com holiday homes holiday rentals by Vakantiekoorts.nl

Weather Benidorm
The city is located on the Costa Blanca and has a Mediterranean climate.
The weather is not too hot and not too cold. This is due to the microclimate
through the surrounding mountains, which in this part of the Costa Blanca is applicable.
It is next to mountain ranges of 1500 metres, these ensure the special microclimate. In winter there is no cold air from the Interior and in summer there is always a refreshing breeze from the sea.
Benidorm Weather Forecast
Weeronline.nl – weather in Benidorm

In and Around Benidorm
Benidorm has many attractions.
Visit one of the beautiful cities in the area:
Alicante – city with large port, beautiful squares and beautiful boulevard Valencia – City with history, churches, Cathedral, shops and restaurants
Small pictures que villages in the vicinity:
Altea – Authentic painters village with white houses
Villajoyosa – Colored staff
Guadalest – Castle village with beautiful castle on a hill
Area theme parks:
Terramitica – theme park based on classical antiquity
Aqualandia – swimming park with many water slides
Terra Natura – a zoo with land area of 320,000 square meters and 1,500 animals of 200 different species. The park is divided in 4 zones; Pangea, America, Asia and Europe.
Mundomar – an animal park with an emphasis on the marine animals.
Going Out:
The English-style pubs and discos in the English district. The food stalls on the promenade of Playa Levante
The tapas restaurants and shops in the old town

Benidorm has some beaches.
Levante Beach – this beach is the most popular with tourists, here’s from the morning until late in the evening what to do. From here you can walk to the old town or the English district.
Poniente Beach – the Poniente beach is less crowded and less visited by tourists, but better known in the Spanish population.
Playa Mal Pas – this small beach is hidden between the Harbour and the rock between the Levante and Poniente beach. This beach is often quieter and there is less wind.

Highlights Benidorm
The theme parks Aqualandia, Mundomar, Terra Natura and Terra Mitica theme The old Spanish Centre with its many tapas bars.
The beaches and the strolling on the boulevard
The event Fiestas Patronales with the rousing Fireworks

Places near Benidorm
Altea, Albir, Alicante, Calpe, Benissa, Javea, Gandia, Torrevieja, Elche,
El Campello, Villajoyosa, Guadalest, Valencia, Denia,
Benidorm Links
Benidorm Spain Benidorm.startpagina.nl

Benidorm from the beginning.


Benidorm about 1960

Formerly unknown to tourism. It was a small and meager fishing village with on both sides a great beach.

Benidorm ( village ! )

They sometimes call Benidorm the New York of Spain. (Photo end years 2000)

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