This resort is so well-known as a rather brash Spanish holiday resort city on the COSTA BLANCA. It has a fabulous sunshine record, even during the winter months - and it has beautiful sandy beaches and spectacular backdrop mountain scenery 'behind' the resort itself. The busy gay nightlife scene is to be found in the tightly packed little streets of the Old Town, where, close-by, we have a wide choice of hotels and apartments - mostly close to the Poniente Beach - which we prefer to the brash naffness of the Levante beach especially towards the (ugh!) Rincon de Loix area where the straight, cheap, British package-holidaymakers are put! Much cheaper accommodation is, admittedly, by the Levante beach - and groups sharing a two- or three-bedroomed apartment can get a very good deal if you can live with the location and a short taxi-ride, so we offer you that, too! (If you book late, it may be all that there is left, anyway because BENIDORM is very busy and popular!).
Our favourite gay and gay-friendly hotels and apartments are located right in the heart of the gay district of the Old Town, or very close-by but normally it is necessary to plan well ahead to stand a chance of us having availability, due to their popularity. There is also a well-appointed gay complex out-of-town but, again normally, you need to book a long way in advance for this.
For a nice contrast, we can offer you private self-catering apartment accommodation in the up-market little gay-friendly coastal town of ALTEA -which is just a few miles out of BENIDORM (just 10-minutes in your hired car or taxi, but with a good train and bus service) ...with gay-nudist beaches close-by and an excellent choice of restaurants in its very pretty Old Town area, with roof-terrace dining for spectacular views of the backdrop mountains and the sea. This option would suit a couple, or two couples sharing, who would like to combine a less frenetic holiday, staying in an up-market Spanish town, enjoying fine local food and wines - with the flexibility to travel along the beautifully scenic coast towards Denia and Calpe (not forgetting those gay beaches!) - with as much, or as little, of the gay nightlife of Benidorm Old Town as you may want. Now, who said a holiday based around BENIDORM is tacky? Longer stays are also possible in ALTEA, but forget the Christmas period because that is already fully booked.