Manhattan of the Mediterranean Unique gastronomical experiences
Benidorm, 30 minutes from Alicante, is known as "The Manhattan of the Mediterranean" due to the number of skyscrapers, many of them exceeding 100 meters in height. Despite being one of the best-known tourist destinations internationally, it is also considered an example of sustainability: as there are so many skyscrapers, it allows the existence of more green areas and the reduction of private transport, as the distances are shorter.
Benidorm has been considered a traditional sun and beach destination, with its kilometers-long Levante and Poniente beaches, but in recent years it has much more to offer:
- Culture: a traditional Mediterranean historical nucleus, where the castle viewpoint or “Mediterranean balcony” stands out; the Parque de L'Aigüera, a true green lung; or the church of San Jaime, from the 18th century.
- Gastronomy: restaurants on the beach or a historic center full of incredible places to taste tapas or rice dishes. Also, a municipal market with an increasingly gourmet offer.
- Active and nature tourism: possibility of organizing bicycle tours; or hiking trails through the Sierra Helada or to the Mirador de la Cruz; without forgetting routes by jeep, catamaran, or days in golf courses.
- Meetings: from facilities such as the Benidorm Palace, with a capacity of 1,660 seats; to hotels like the Meliá Villaitana, with 455 bedrooms and 17 meeting rooms with a maximum capacity of 1,200 people, or the Hotel Asia Gardens with up to 315 bedroom and 14 meeting rooms, some of them 1,000 square meters; or the Gran Hotel Bali, one of the tallest in Europe, with 776 bedrooms and a capacity for meetings of up to 1,000 people. Also noteworthy is the Terra Mítica theme park which, associated with the Grand Luxor Hotel, offers indoor spaces with a capacity for up to 600 people in a banquet (hotel convention center) or outdoor spaces for up to 900 people in a banquet (Egypt and Iberia Village in the theme park).