Published on May 21st, 2013 | by Ozlem Avcioglu

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Destino, Ibiza/Benidorm Spain

Destino is standing atop the cliffs of Cap Martinet, on its own corner of the island, its location offers a gorgeous panoramic view of the Mediterranean, Dalt Vila and Formentera.  There are one hundred and seventy rooms. Different accommodations for different individuals, including luxury suites for the most selective VIP. The rooms have been integrated with open spaces, trees and vegetation to bring out the site’s natural beauty and so the indoors and outdoors feel like one.

The jewel of the property is the swimming pool, a modern oasis surrounded by palm trees, sunbeds and day beds with a king-size Jacuzzi to enjoy the sunset. Our two hundred-seat restaurant will feature a fusion of Japanese, Mediterranean and Central American flavors made from fresh local ingredients. And because Pacha cares about how you care for your body, there will be original juice blends and hot yoga on the premises.

On the other hand if your budget is a bit more limited similar beaches can be found in Benidorm.
Benidorm is one of Spain’s finest beach resorts, and it has a collection of different beaches to choose from. From long golden stretches of sand with beach games and lifeguard patrols, to small, hidden coves where it all hangs out, you can find the right beach for you in Benidorm.

Located on the Costa Blanca coast, this famous beach resort has seen a huge rise in popularity thanks to its combination of great value hotels and stunning coastline. If you’re looking for some fun in the sun, check out the best beaches in Benidorm below.

Levante Beach

The busiest beach

Levante Beach is the most popular sandy strip in Benidorm. It’s walking distance from town and has lots of facilities along its 3-km length. Deck chairs are plentiful, restaurants line the promenade, and the coastline eases gently into the sea making it a great place for a swim. The beach has several lifeguard stations and fun things to do, like jet skiing and paragliding.

If you’re coming to Benidorm on a family vacation, Levante is probably where you’ll spend most of your time. The beach is cleaned every night, so it constantly shines. You’ll find a collection of bars at either end of Levante Beach, which are popular spots for a few sundowners.

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Poniente Beach

The most beautiful beach

Poniente Beach is popular with older visitors and locals. It’s still close to town, but it feels a lot calmer and more tranquil. You’ll find plenty of beach bars and food stalls for lunch, and shaded areas covered by swaying palms. The beach is cleaned every night, and there’s a children’s playground just off the sand.

The golden curl to Poniente Beach is really attractive in the early morning, before the majority of people turn up to stake their claim for the day. It’s connected to Levante by the beachside promenade, so you can easily check them both out to decide which one you like best.

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Playa del Mal Pas

The locals’ beach

Measuring 120 meters, Playa del Mal Pas is a small, sheltered cove that’s perfect for couples who want to relax and enjoy the simple pleasures of sun, sea, and sand. This soft sand beach is quite hard to find, separated from Benidorm’s more famous Poniente Beach by a marina. Mirador del Castell ocean viewpoint is on the far side of the beach, which you can use as a landmark. The waves and oncoming winds are gentle here and you can relax in peace

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Playa del Albir

The most relaxing beach

Playa del Albir, located close to the Serra Gelada nature reserve, is amazing clean. The water is noticeably clear, and trash is almost non-existent. You can still find sun loungers and drinks vendors, but this is a definite change of pace for Benidorm. If you want some action, you can rent kayaks and paddle around the headland. Watch out for sharp rocks and coral when swimming close to there.

Playa del Albir is quite far from Benidorm town, which explains why it is so quiet. You have to drive around the large headland to the east, until you get to the town of Cap Blanc. It takes around 15 minutes, making it perfect place to live when in retirement, to buy a property in Benidorm see here

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Cala Almadraba

The best beach for snorkeling

Almadraba Beach is really getting back to basics. Surrounded by mountains yet basking in sunshine throughout the day, come here if you want raw nature. The pebble beach is visited mostly by locals and snorkelers. The stony shore is home to plenty of fish and crustaceans. Though not officially a nudist beach, don’t be surprised if some people are relaxing with their swimsuits folded away.

To find Cala Almadraba, you need to follow the coastal road east from Playa Levante. You’ll find a carpark on one of the bends. Park up here and scramble down the hillside to enjoy the natural beauty of Benidorm.


About the Author

Ozlem Avcioglu

Each city has its own light, identity and color ️Traveler photographer writer owner of Haaz design. Based in Istanbul and NY, live around the world.



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