Benidorm is well known for its colourful social scene and its lively bars, restaurants and other nightspots. The area that backs onto Levante beach is the place to go for the clubs and bars that don’t open their doors until midnight and stay open until the early hours, and there are some fabulous eateries and family friendly bars in the old town too. The great thing about Benidorm’s nightlife is its variety and whether you are a group of friends wanting to live it up in the nightclubs or a family with young children, there is something for all here. The warmth and hospitality of the local people welcome everyone and have made Benidorm the popular holiday destination is it today.
Here is our top five of the best bars in Benidorm.
Moai Café Bar
This hidden gem is ideal for a well-earned break after a shopping trip in the old town. Boasting fabulous views of the sea the restaurant serves light snacks, salads and good fast, but freshly prepared food. You can sit outside on the lovely teak furniture and watch the world pass you by. Umbrellas are also provided to keep you out of the sunshine if you wish.
This funky themed bar is decorated with lively fun features and has a big yellow car, sliced in half as the backdrop for their little stage. The light hearted atmosphere here attracts many families and there is even an Internet café, perfect for teenagers, a pool table and big screens for watching the sport. The guitarist that plays at Heartbreak might even play a request of two if you ask nicely!
Bay Beach Bar
For cool beers and dazzling cocktails, this is the place to go. Located on the Levante promenade, this funky beach bar, with its Hawaiian themed décor offers a great selection of snacks and fast food served throughout the day. Being right on the beachfront, there are fabulous views too.
Daytona Rock Bar
If classic rock is what floats your boat, then head down to the Daytona. Right on the waterfront, this bar plays Pink Floyd, the Who and other classic rock artists all day long. With special offers on their pints of beer and great people watching in the guise of biker babes dancing on podiums and guys showing off their sparkling motorbikes, Daytona is a colourful and energetic place to hang out.
This family orientated bar is a prime karaoke spot, located in the cabaret area of Benidorm. Also showing entertaining comedy clips, the bar is stylishly decorated and caters for many occasions throughout the year, including Halloween and Christmas. For those that love to stay out having fun until the early hours, this is the ideal choice.
How to Get There: Benidorm
The resort of Benidorm is an easy 40-minute drive from the well-served airport of Alicante. Flights from Paris, Hamburg, Belfast, London, Manchester, Barcelona, Rome and many more European airports come into Alicante throughout the year, and if you want to be extra organised you can pre-book your transfer to the resort with Shuttle Direct. Shuttle Direct offer a reliable, flexible service that aims to get you efficiently from door to door, whether on a private or shared transfer.
Where to Stay
Servigroup Pueblo Benidorm – A great budget option in Benidorm, the Servigroup Pueblo Benidorm is only 300m from the popular beach of Levante. It has beautiful gardens surrounding an outdoor pool and the sun terraces are overlooked by the rooms with balconies. There is even an indoor swimming pool. Private bathrooms, satellite TVs, safes and air conditioning during the summer are all available in every room.
A restaurant, lounge bar and poolside bar compliment the on-site games room and the summer entertainment shows.
Hotel Madeira Centro – Hotel Madeira Centro offers a good mid priced accommodation option with its outdoor pool and rooftop terrace that boasts stunning views over the Costa Blanca. Free Wi-Fi and LCD satellite TV are included in every room as well as a balcony. There is a hot tub, sauna and Turkish bath, perfect for a little relaxation after a day exploring the resort. Rooms are decorated in a Spanish style with tiled floors, air conditioning and modern en suite bathrooms. Live music in the piano bar tops off the excellent facilities at this hotel, which is situated right on the edge of the Old Town and a stone’s throw from Levante Beach.
Hotel Cimbel – For a real treat stay in Hotel Cimbel, right on Levante beach and only 600m from the quaint Old Town. Most rooms in this 4 star establishment have a balcony with fabulous views of the sea, TV, minibar and marble bathrooms with hairdryers and complimentary toiletries. There is an outdoor swimming pool and a hot tub too. The hotel’s eclectic restaurant serves up delicious cuisine and there is a relaxed poolside café offering authentic tapas and all day snacks and drinks. Close to the Las Rejas Golf Course and the Terra Natura Zoo, this hotel is in a prime location.