Theme parks and waterslides, Blue Flag beaches and buzzing nightlife districts all coalesce on the great kingpin of the Costa Blanca. There are loads of reasons why all sorts of travellers continue to return to this vibrant corner of coastal Spain year on year, not least of all the enticing quality of the local villas in Benidorm and its surroundings.
Types of villas in Benidorm
The eclectic mix of people that Benidorm draws to the Costa Blanca is matched by an eclectic mix of villas. Here's just a taster of 3 of the most popular sorts of stays you can find in the resort.
Luxury villas in Benidorm with a pool
If the duo of beaches, from Levante to Poniente, still doesn't offer enough in the way of inviting water, you might find something to like in Benidorm's pool-ready villas. These tend to be the most luxurious of the lot, perched on the surrounding hills with palm-peppered gardens and sweeping views. There's also a range of more affordable rentals in villa complexes that come with shared swimming pools and gyms.
Family villas in Benidorm
With its karaoke bars and shimmering beaches, its water sports and Spanish cuisine, Benidorm usually has enough to keep the whole family entertained. You can even bag villas with multiple bedrooms and enough space for 15 or more, perhaps within striking distance of Aqualandia's gushing slides and the loop-de-looping roller coasters of Terra Mitica theme park.
Get a beachfront villa in Benidorm
Some of the homes in Benidorm could see you reclining on a deck chair beneath the iconic blue umbrellas of Playa de Poniente just moments after leaving your door. In fact, beachfront access is one of the prized features of the villas in Benidorm that hug the coast, which can often command higher prices for their location.
Where to look for villas in Benidorm
Covering 2 iconic beachfronts and spreading into the dusty Spanish hills that rise behind, Benidorm has plenty of places where you can search for that villa stay.
The beating strip of Playa de Levante
Nowhere in Benidorm bristles with energy and life like Playa de Levante. A pristine length of gold-hued sand that meets a sky-blue Mediterranean, it's fringed by more cocktail bars, karaoke places and tapas restaurants than you can shake a wine glass at. Villas can be in short supply along the front, which is mainly given over to modern flat rentals, though a few pepper the ridges of the Serra Gelada on the beach's eastern end, gazing out across the Benidorm skyline and the sea.
Escape to Finestrat
Leave behind the body-packed beaches and drive up into the rugged Valencian mountains to discover Finestrat town. In the shadow of the Puig Campana Mountain, it's ringed by forests of pine and olive trees. Its villas might only be a stone's throw from Benidorm's sands, but they offer a taste of more rural Spain, not to mention large pools and big patio spaces.
Relax in La Cala
For a sea-view apartment or a quiet couple's villa just metres from Poniente Playa, the area of La Cala is perfect. It's a little over a mile from the buzzing heart of the Old Town, fringed with a palm-shaded promenade and infused with a few local Spanish tapas bars. Many of the rentals are self-contained condos with shared pools and grounds.
Scoring a cheap deal on villas in Benidorm
There are ways you can cut down the cost of a villa in Benidorm and leave more euros in the budget for those theme park visits and boat rides across the Med.
A late-season jaunt to Benidorm
If you're not tied to the school holidaying dates, then hopping across from the UK to Benidorm in September can be great for the travel budget and the tan. Temperatures can still peak at around 28 degrees throughout the month, there's not much rain and the cost of villas can plummet.
Booking early is key for high season
Villas don't stay un-booked for long in this loveable corner of the Spanish coast. In fact, the best deals and the most luxurious homes will often be snapped up long before the summer sun even starts to shine above Playa de Levante. That means you'll want to settle on your home as far in advance of jetting off to the Costa Blanca as you can.
Skip the main areas
While there's plenty of life to get stuck into along the promenades behind Playa de Levnate and Poniente, you certainly won't have to be staying metres away from those to make the most of it. Lots of villas in Benidorm stud the sierras to the north and west, providing a little extra seclusion and the chance of lower rates to boot.