Once a small fishing village, now Benidorm is the fourth most visited city in Spain after Barcelona, Madrid and San Bartolome de Tirajana on Gran Canaria. Often called the Spanish Manhattan, Benidorm is the city that has the greatest number of skyscrapers in Spain.
In 2017, more than 16.4 million tourists have booked their stay in Benidorm according to the Spanish National Institute of Statistics. Tourists are attracted to Benidorm by its sandy beaches, skyscrapers, active nightlife and a wide range of entertainment for every taste and pocket. Retired couples, families and young people rent and buy properties in Benidorm and its suburbs. There are quiet, calm residential areas, such as Poniente and Rincón de Loix or La Cala. Likewise, there are areas like Levante, where you can party all night long.
Benidorm is an international city. About 26% of the resident population are foreigners. About 12.2% are EU citizens, 4.8% are from Asia, 3.75% are from Latin America, 3.7% are Romanian, 3.3% are British and 3% are from Africa (most are from Morocco and Algeria).
Families with children buy property in Benidorm and the surrounding areas so they can be close to international schools such as the Colegio Internacional Lope de Vega, Costa Blanca International College and Elian’s British School in La Nucia.
Benidorm houses some of the top amusement parks for children on the coast such as: Aqualandia, Terra Natura (zoo), Aqua Natura (waterpark), Mundo Mar (sea animal park) and Terra Mitica (roller coasters).
Some of the best private coastal clinics are also found in Benidorm - Hospital IMED Levante and Hospital Clinica Benidorm.
For those who want to learn Spanish and get an official certificate (A1, A2, etc) Benidorm offers language courses in the Escuela Oficial de Idiomas.
The average cost of property in Benidorm today is 2,246 euro/m².