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Sports / Rugby Tour to Benidorm

Sophie Webber, BA

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Sports / Rugby Tour to Benidorm

Benidorm is the Spanish City with a big personality.

Located on the Costa Blanca coast, in the province of Alicante, it is the most happening Mediterranean destination. Benidorm guarantees long hot days, beautifully clear sea and miles of white sand; making it the perfect beach resort for Rugby Tour. Located between the sea and rocky mountains, the lively Benidorm is the Spanish beach resort which never sleeps.

The promise of beautiful sunshine and lively late night antics make it a popular destination for Europeans every year. If you look past the towering skyscrapers and hotels, you will discover an abundance of bars, clubs, Spanish culture, exciting daytime excursions and thrilling water sports.

A sports tour to Benidorm is not all about the ideal tanning climate and booze. The Spanish seaside resort also reflects those traditional Spanish cobbled streets and traditions too Benidorm still presents a traditional Spanish aura, making it an all-round place travel.

You will never be in danger of a boring moment…

Where to drink in Benidorm

Benidorm’s lively nightlife is no secret.

The hot days and balmy nights are both full of opportunity. As one of the most happening and vibrant nightlife in the Mediterranean, a night-out in the Spanish town will be packed full of fun antics and unforgettable nights.

Benidorm offers the chance to party all night and tan all day. The nightlife only quietens during the month of December and January, meaning you can get your boozy fix for most of the year.

On the hunt for the best night out in, its bests to head for the strip called the ‘Avenida Communitat Valencia’. Only a short and cheap taxi ride away, its home to the best super-clubs and quality live acts.

The best 5 clubs and bars in Benidorm

The Benidorm Palace: This is one that is needs to be experienced when visiting the Spanish beach resort. The palace puts on a cabaret show where extravagant costumes, lively dance moves and a fun night are all guaranteed. The show also includes dinner which is a bonus. For more details on prices and times, give their website a visit!

KM Dance Club: 3 large dancefloors, 12 bars, a swimming pool and regular foam parties – a Brits heaven on tour. KM is one of the most popular clubs in Benidorm to head, proving that it is well worth spending your night letting go in.

Penelopes: Located by the Levante beach, your toes are just a short distance from touching the silky white sand as you dance the night away in Penelope’s. The terrace even looks out across the sea, something that is unique to this vibrant club.

Ku Lounge: Placed right on the beachfront, Ku Lounge has a luxury vibe.

Hippodrome Nightclub: This club plays dance music until 7.a.m. in the morning; perfect time to get in and have breakfast!

With such a diverse range of entertainment after the sunsets, there really is something for everyone. Entry to most of the clubs is between 15 and 30 euros. This usually includes a free drink, and sometimes even a free t-shirt also gets chucked in! There is much to do in the balmy evenings, and you’ll never be short of choice.
Sunset on Poniente Beach, before the real fun begins at night


Where are the best beaches in Benidorm

It is undeniable that the Spanish resort boasts some gorgeous beaches. Benidorm promises white sand and crystal clear waters if you choose it as the destination for your Rugby tour or sports tour. There is a beach suitable for everyone, depending whether you want to be amidst the action, or have a slightly quieter day.

Levante Beach: Levante beach is one of the best known beaches in the whole of Europe. Its huge curl of golden sand and South facing location makes it the perfect place to soak up the sun. You can then cool off in the crystal blue sea. Delightful. Also available are sun lounger and a promenade buzzing with restaurants, so you really don’t have to move too far.

Playa del Mal Pas: This is a quieter cove that separates the two main beaches. Benidorm’s lively and energetic aura may mean chill time is needed. Sometimes we just need to face plant our towel and relax to the max. Chilling out on this beach will cure any hangover.

Poniente Beach: The longest beach in Benidorm, perfect for a leisurely stroll down in the morning and evening. There is also a wide variety of bars, clubs and restaurants all to be enjoyed. This beach is often less crowded than Levante, so a good choice if you want a less-hectic beach.

If you haven’t just rolled in from an all-nighter, you may fancy trying out an exercise class that they hold on the beaches in the morning! Most mornings classes will be held on many of the beaches, so is ideal for early risers.

The lengthy 5 miles of beautifully natural beaches are one of Benidorm’s treasures.

Map of beaches in and near Benidorm

The best excursions in Benidorm

So, you’ve experienced the resorts famous and extravagant nightlife, caught a mean tan (or sunburn for the more pasty beings) - it’s time to explore what Benidorm has to offer in the day.

With the radiant sunshine, close proximity to the sea and surrounding mountains, there is not a shortage of excursions. There are a wide variety on offer in Benidorm, but here are 5 activities that may particularly tickle your fancy and tempt you out of bed.

The 5 best excursions in Benidorm

Terra MiticaThe Terra Mitica theme park is one of the largest in Europe. It has 5 themed zones and an array of thrilling rides to get your pulse racing. You can either buy tickets online, in most hotels, or at the theme park on the day.

AqualandiaNo matter how old you are, splashing around and sliding down massive slides will never get old. Aqualandia is located in the Costa Blanca, and is right next to the marine animal park Mundomer.

Motorboat trips to Benidorm Island: The Island remains uninhabited, but has a bar and a restaurant ready to feed hungry visitors. There are departures all year around, depending only on weather conditions. You can depart from Levante beach from 10. a.m.

Off Road tours: By Jeep, quad, bike or feet? There are many off-road tour providers ready to take you to see the other side of Benidorm. You have the opportunity to explore the charming mountains which surround Benidorm. These activities range from a couple of hours, to all day.

Watersports: Jet skiing, banana boat, parasailing or the flyfish? These are all thrilling water activities that will not be forgotten. Operating from Levante beach and Poniente beach, Carlos Water Sports take groups out for a fun adventure on the water regularly and safely. With the beautiful Mediterranean sea located on Benidorm’s doorstep, there is no excuse not to try one of these pulse raising activities.

A Guide to Benidorm Old Town

Benidorm is not all British style pubs and tall skyscraper hotels. Benidorm’s Old Town is where you will discover the resorts traditional Spanish vibe. Its roughly cobbled streets, pretty squares and narrow streets ensure that behind Benidorm’s skyscrapers, there are cultural aspects standing strong.

Explore these small streets and you’ll find traditional Spanish tapas, ham, cheeses, deliciously oven baked bread and fish stalls. The thing that sets Benidorm apart from other beach resorts or Spanish cities, is its diversity. You can be sitting in an English bar one minute, and then absorbing the culture Benidorm has to offer the next.

A map of Benidorm Old Town: including bars, restaurants and landmarks.


With over 30 flights to Alicante Airport from most cities, it is easy to travel to Benidorm from Britain. There is an array of low cost airlines which ensure that the prices are kept low, making Benidorm even more accessible for travellers.

Benidorm is one of the only beach resorts open for most of the year, and it never tires.

If you want a lively sports tour in the heat of the sun, then Benidorm is the place for you. It is the lively Spanish beach resort where everybody is guaranteed the best time, sun-kissed skin and a holiday packed full of fun antics.

Watch this guided tour of Benidorm Old Town
Average price for taxis, beer and food in Benidorm.
Average temperatures etc for Benidorm (source:http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/).

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