Benidorm – Spain's mass tourism model at its finest #Spain #travel





Today we look at Benidorm – Spain’s mass tourism city par excellence, and see what makes this city such a great place for some but a nightmare for others.

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  1. Almost half of the visitors to Benidorm are British and are located in the guiri zone. Many of them are recognized at the end of the night because go in groups with unsteady gait or alone in druken pride and it looks like a scene from The Walking Dead. The other almost half of tourists are Spanish and we have our peculiarities too!

  2. Many uk people who have never been to benidorm tend to look down their noses at it. But many who go return time and time again. As you say something for everyone. There are also some beautiful walks around the area. Also very lgbt friendly. I hope to be back there asap. Great vid.

  3. Every building looks absolutely terribly, its like scenes from a much poorer country. Whats up with the real estate and architecture ideologies over there?

  4. Whilst you're in Benidorm you can go to the local Iceland supermarket there (Av. Dr. Severo Ochoa, 24) and pick up your prawn cocktail crisps!!

    Benidorm is a bit of a special place for my family, as it's where my (english) mother met my (spanish) father in the 70's, when he was working as a waiter in the Rosamar hotel, and she was the typical "rich brit" that was on holiday, which all holidaymakers were considered rich back then.

  5. Love Benidorm for what it is. The bars, the craic, the climate. Robbed in Barcelona. which must be Spain's crime capital. The Madrid you show looks like Croydon in the UK, but hotter. Alicante and Malaga are also very nice – not just names on the departures board.

  6. Love Benidorm for what it is. The bars, the craic, the climate. Robbed in Barcelona. which must be Spain's crime capital. The Madrid you show looks like Croydon in the UK, but hotter. Alicante and Malaga are also very nice – not just names on the departures board.

  7. Stuart, you appear to have overlooked 2 of the most IMPORTANT aspects of BENIDORM. 1. It is surrounded by 2 semi-circles of mountains, the first takes all the bad weather and the 2nd kills anything left, hence THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION reckons it is an extremely HEALHY place to live. 2. About 60 years ago the Mayor of Benidorm VILLAGE decided to put it on the TOURIST MAP, He decided that, and I admit is it a Spanish thing, "every visitor should HAVE A VIEW" – this might explain the HIGH RISE BUILDINGS.

  8. reminds me a bit of Rio de Janeiro with high rises and wide long beaches but not as lush and beautiful. Been there and I have to say not my cup of tea at all I prefer a more spanish vibe. It has to be mentioned that areas around benidorm altea, calpe, denia I can go on and on are really fantastic and all close to alicante airport so over all the area of costa blanca is great! South of alicante around torrevieja less hotels and more second home owners majority spanish in many areas but many foreign tourists also of course a good mix over all.

  9. your honest about reporting crime and that is a good thing other channels like yours make people believe everything is free and easy, while I understand that Spains crime rate is low it still has crime and not saying so in my opinion is a disservice

  10. Can't be that bad if the Spanish love Benidorm as much as the Brits etc fill it every year, I personally like Beni, and yes I have traveled around the world.
    PEA MEN AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE THEIR THIEVES AND YOU WILL NEVER WIN.
    WALK PAST,Do Not stop.

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