Known for its huge skyscrapers rising up on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, Benidorm has been and still is one of the major tourist attractions on the Alicante coast, both internationally and nationally.
At the same time, it is also a prime area for settling and living all year round. That is why we would like to show you some of the city’s strong points in this respect and the best areas for living in Benidorm.
Living in Benidorm has many advantages and its location is ideal in terms of climate. If you enjoy the good weather it is definitely an option to take into account, with an average temperature throughout the year of around 23 degrees, mild winters and a sea breeze in summer that cools down the heat that prevails at that time of year.
Its beaches are also an excellent remedy for this time of year, with nothing better than a dip in the sea to cool off, especially if you can have it right next to your home, even better.
Poniente Beach: Benidorm’s most peaceful area
If you are looking for peace and quiet, this is definitely the place for you. This area of Benidorm was built as an alternative to the hustle and bustle that characterises Levante Beach, the busiest beach in the city.
Its beaches are much wider and the tourism is less overwhelming than in the upper part of the city. Away from foreign visitors and busier with nationals, it is an ideal setting for strolling along the promenade.
This makes it one of the best areas to live in Benidorm, and it has some dreamy residential areas with huge terraces overlooking the sea.
A good example of this is Benidorm Beach, a residential complex with more than 196 properties of 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms, a building with huge windows that allow you to enjoy the sea views at its fullest.
It also has facilities designed for all types of residents, from the youngest to the retired: The development has a swimming pool for adults and children, spa, jacuzzis, paddle tennis courts… Definitely an ideal place to improve your quality of life!
Levante Beach: A year-round attraction
One of the most iconic beaches in the country takes its name from this area of the Costa Blanca. This is the most touristic beach in Benidorm, so if you enjoy the hustle and bustle and the buzz of this town in Alicante, this is certainly the place for you.
In this area you will find the urban centre of the town, offering accessibility and a wide range of services. The streets are lined with shops, pubs, restaurants, nightclubs and much more. In this part of town, there is what is known as the English area, where thousands of British people holiday all year round.
Old Town: The centre of Benidorm
To the west of Levante Beach is the oldest part of the city. It is notable for its cobblestone pedestrian areas, making it difficult to reach by car. It is not an area with large residential complexes, as it still retains much of the buildings of the fishing village that once was this beautiful coastal town.
To its credit, however, its many historic buildings make it one of the most culturally rich areas of the city, and one with a unique charm. This is why many consider it one of the best areas to live in Benidorm.
Sierra Helada area: A viewpoint overlooking the Mediterranean Sea
This area is known for being a protected natural space, with the label of natural park of the Valencian Community. It is formed by an impressive relief, which is located between the towns of Benidorm and Alfaz del Pi.
In the surroundings of this green area there are several residential areas which, due to their elevated position, give them preferential views of the extensive Mediterranean Sea, but they are further away from the main beaches of the city. It also has fewer services in its vicinity such as restaurants, shops or medical services.
This is a good option if you want to settle in a quiet area but, in fact, you will also miss out on a lot of Benidorm’s vibe.
As a final note we must say that Benidorm is a city made for everyone, there is no better or worse area, it simply depends on your preferences. This wide variety is what makes this city one of the most comprehensive in the country to live in, in addition to its fantastic climate, as we mentioned before.
Another important aspect worth highlighting is its commitment to culture, not only with its Benidorm International Music Festival, but also with many other events related to the world of culture throughout the year that add value to the city.
At Sonneil we are leaders in the sale of homes on the coast of Spain, and we like to listen to our clients in order to offer them the property that best suits their tastes and needs. We also accompany our clients throughout the process, from the purchase, through the paperwork and after-sales service.
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