Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Benidorm has constant party vibe in the air

There are many things to do in the Costa Blanca region of Benindorm, Spain, making it Britain's top holiday hotspot in a new poll.

According to the recent poll by the holiday group Thomson's, Benidorm scored a maximum five stars in customer feedback based on the atmosphere, the cost of food and drink, things to do, restaurants and nightlife and an overall rating. The results were compiled from thousands of customer reviews by travel company Thomson. Benidorm bagged top spot followed by Puerto San Miguel on Ibiza's north coast and the Turkish resort of Marmaris in third place.

A Thomson's spokesperson has stated that the town is becoming "more and more popular with Brits every year". There are already a high number of Britons living in Benidorm, with nearly one-fifth of the population in Benidorm being British or Irish. Benidorm's burgeoning popularity could be good news for people with property in Spain, especially in the Costa Blanca area. Town’s local officials welcomed the accolade as it is based on reviews by tourists who save up for months to go away every summer.

Benidorm is located about 45 kilometers from Alicante's international airport. The city is electrifying to visit in the summer, with a constant party vibe in the air. The beaches are covered with both British and Irish tourists in great numbers during the summer. The Playa de Poniente is a very popular tourist beach. Benidorm is the most popular resort in the Mediterranean with more than five million visitors every year.

Josefa Perez, the councilor in charge of the area's beaches, said that the new beach ordinance was drafted to ban access to beaches after midnight while tourists using the sea as a toilet may find themselves slapped with a 150 euro (£126) fine to "prevent the misuse of the beach and ensure that such a resource can continued to be enjoyed by everyone".