Benidorm is popular for good reason
The great thing about visiting Benidorm is that you are mixing with like-minded people who enjoy afternoon dances, quizzes, bingo, sing-alongs and all the other participatory events.
Benidorm suits those with an active, positive outlook on life, who can't afford to spend large amounts of money on holidays.
Food and drink prices at many of the hundreds of cafes and bars are also very competitive here.
Benidorm, with its dozens of skyscraper hotels, is big enough to cater for all age groups. Different areas of the town suit different tastes.
It is very popular with teenagers, out for a good time, and with families with young children, in search of a good-value budget holiday in the sun.
The two large beaches are superb. They are cleaned daily and are regarded as amongst the best and safest in Europe.
The British love the one and a half mile long Levante Beach area of Benidorm. This is where the British hotels, bars and entertainment can be found. A lovely long, wide, traffic-free promenade stretches the whole length of the beach.
At the other end of the resort is the even bigger, two mile long, Poniente Beach, frequented largely by holidaymakers from inland Spain. It is quieter and less crowded than Levante.
In between is the little promontory where the interesting narrow streets of the old town and harbour can be found.
We were once royally entertained in a little hotel in Benidorm by the late, great Lonnie Donegan, and it cost us nothing! Even the lager and chicken and chips were good value!!
The following year, we saw a great performance by the affable comedian, Tom O'Connor, in the same hotel!
Spanish resort can offer such brilliant entertainment?