Why you should visit Benidorm Pride this year

The gay friendly resort of Benidorm on Spain’s sandy Mediterranean coast will be hosting Benidorm Pride – the biggest community led gay event of the year – welcoming the local and international LGBT community to experience stylish and fun celebrations for FREE.

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It all kicks off on Monday September 7th and comes to an end on Sunday September 13th, giving you a full week of fabulous entertainment and the chance to party with hundreds of like-minded people in a safe and welcoming environment.

Benidorm has previously had to deal with an unfair image of being a trashy booze capital for troublemakers but thankfully holiday-goers are starting to realise that Benidorm is in fact a high-end holiday resort with top-notch entertainment. With an increasing number of luxurious hotels and very modern amenities, there is an alternative side to Benidorm – not to mention the superb location overlooking the glistening waters of the med. Beauts!

The resort also boasts an impressive gay-friendly history from the opening of the very first gay bar in the 1970’s. Since then, the resort and the gay scene have both developed on an impressive scale leading to the creation of what we consider to be one of the best resorts in Spain.

Benidorm Pride celebrations include T Dances on the beach, open-air parties, club and bar parties and international DJ’s and local artists performing on the main stage, as well as the huge and colourful Pride Parade, which marks the beginning of the end of the celebrations. It’s the biggest community led gay event of the year and best of all it’s a FREE event, so you can do what you like when you like at your own pace. There are plenty of things to see, do and try and there will be many new faces, so order your favourite drink and you never know who you might meet!

Where to stay?

If you’re wondering where the best place to stay is, we recommend booking accommodation near the Old Town, so you can be close to the best celebrations. You’ll also be only metres away from the gay village where you can find the best gay bars and party throughout the day and into the evening. The atmosphere here is electric and it seems as though the party never stops, so you’re sure to have an unforgettable time whether you’re with friends or just by yourself.

The Avenida Apartments make a great cheap choice, located only 50 metres away from the beach and just 250 metres from the gay village. They offer 1 or 2 bedroom apartments with all the amenities you need to stay comfortable and relaxed.

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Alternatively, why not go for Sol Costa Blanca, a luxurious adult’s only 4* hotel in prime position located only 450 metres from the gay village and a few metres from the beach.

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What else is there to do?

As well as enjoying Benidorm Pride, make sure you explore Benidorm and discover for yourself why this entertaining resort is becoming more and more popular. Stroll around the many streets, check out the inviting shops and relax on the soft golden sand that stretches along the coast. Make sure you keep hydrated by drinking lots of bottled water and use suncream to reduce the chances of sunburn because the September sun can be seriously sizzling.

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Not only will you find many lively party areas where the atmosphere is always buzzing but you will also have many quieter areas to take advantage of when all you want to do is chill and unwind.

How can I book?

Experience the fantastic Benidorm Pride this year by booking a holiday with us. You can browse available packages online or feel free to call one of our helpful holiday advisors direct who are always happy to help you with your holiday booking. Have the two hotels mentioned above to hand when you call and we’ll be happy to check availability for you. Our number is 01274 422 341.