Benidorm (Spain)

Benidorm is a small city in Eastern Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. The city is mainly famous for its long fine sandy beaches, numerous skyscrapers and a large number of hotels. The city's nightlife is wild and the local micro-climate is exceptionally mild, with average temperatures of 15 C in winter and 26 C in summer. The whole town is a purpose-built beach resort from the 1960s and it has more than 1 000 restaurants and bars. In addition to the beaches and the nightlife there is hardly anything else to see in Benidorm and the shopping opportunities are reasonably limited, with the exception of the leather shoes, which are produced in the region.

Population: 72,991
Beach : Yes
Mountain : No
Popular destination: No
Official language: Spanish
Skill level of the English language : Moderate
Emergency numbers: 112 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Electric plugs: C, F
Voltage: 230 V
Tipping in a restaurant: It is common to tip 10% in the big cities if the service has been good. There is no tipping for less than good service.
Time in destination: Jan 25, 2021, 7:27:58 AM

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Monthly Weather Conditions

If you love hot and sunny weather, the best time of year to visit Benidorm would be during August, which is the hottest month in the resort. The average temperature throughout August is a lovely 25?C and has been known to reach around the 30?C mark.

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 52.7 62.2 43.2 4
February 54.3 64.0 44.6 3
March 56.7 66.6 46.8 4
April 59.9 69.6 50.2 4
May 65.1 74.5 55.9 4
June 72.0 81.0 62.8 2
July 76.8 86.2 67.5 1
August 77.9 87.1 68.7 1
September 73.6 83.1 64.0 3
October 66.4 75.9 56.7 4
November 59.4 68.7 50.0 4
December 54.5 63.7 45.1 4

More information: Benidorm forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Benidorm is an average price destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $61.62, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $188.08, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Basic hotel: $71.36
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $13.07
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $21.76
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $3.04
  • Meal, McDonalds: $9.12
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $13.37

More information: Benidorm price level


Benidorm has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 74.4 (better than United states average 47.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 93.8 (better than United states average 69.6)
  • Walking alone at night: 81.2 (better than United states average 41.7)

More information: Benidorm safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
  • Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
  • Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
  • Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.

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