As seen on ITV!
What isnt stated here is that to get from the old town to the rincon area you have to brave the stag/hen parties in between in the new town! I would personally recommend taking a baseball bat or pepper spray if you are walking it!
Let me see now. Spanish holiday. Benidorm….or Sitges? Benidorm…or Sitges?
Ooh, that’s a difficult one…..
Well the beers are certainly cheaper in Benidorm, and the hotels and there’s a better selection of restaurants, much better.
There are also plenty of bars open earlier with outdoor seating; something pretty rare in Sitges.
The beaches in Benidorm are better and well kept as well.
Again there are more flights to Barcelona which makes it more accessible; about 30 a day from the UK or thereabouts, and it does have a slightly more classy edge (though big problems with crime recently).
I’d say both places are level pegging but for different reasons and I certainly wouldn’t discount Benidorm for a good holiday at a reasonable price – it does what it says on the box.
Sitges has plenty of bars and restaurants for open-air lunching these days. The Ajuntament has reworked the Passeig (and San Sebastian on the other side of the church) into a largely pedestrianised area, so there’s much more room for outside tables and chairs than there was a couple of years ago. The restaurants and bars along the front have responded. It’s a massive improvement.
Not dissing Benidorm, but personally the high-rise resort thing is for people younger than me. Besides, I live on Carrer Bonaire so I’m probably a bit biased anyway ;-)
Benidorm is brilliant. It DOES have its own microclimate. It’s T-shirt weather in Benidorm at the moment but hat and coat weather up the road in Denia. I love the tribute bands.
Doesn’t Benidorm celebrate the sick sport of bullfighting.
ALL the gay bars are located in the center of the old town. Benidorm does not pretend to be a Sitges and to be honest the season here opens when Sitges closes in September. Benidorm as a gay holiday destination tends to be a late summer and winter resort and attracts mainly 40+ gay visitors. What it does very well is to offer a very cheap holiday low season with 20+ small (mostly) friendly bars close to each other. Not for everyone but there is a huge regular following who come here several times a year.