Breakaway Backpacker – Benidorm Has it All

Author: , November 2nd, 2015

Benidorm - Jaime Davila

I’ll be honest before arriving to Benidorm I was not sure what to expect. I honestly had never even heard of it before being invited to attend Benidorm Gay Pride as part of the #MyGayPride campaign. They mentioned it was a beach destination in Spain and since I love the beach and Spain I was sold. Leading up to arriving I would mention Benidorm to other Europeans and they would look at me strange and mention how it’s only a beach destination with cheap drinks and nothing more.

I was starting to get worried because even though I love that I always like to see and do more while I am also enjoying the beach. Lucky for me Benidorm is actually a destination that has it all. Benidorm is in the perfect location on the mediterranean sea that enjoys sun and warm weather all year round and because of that you can enjoy any of the following year round as well.

I’ll start with the obvious Benidorm has beaches. Benidorm actually has 5 amazing beaches hugging it’s coastline. The beaches are prestigious having won many awards in quality, safety and cleanness. For a city this size I was shocked at how transparent and calm the waters were. We had a few cloudy days, but when the sun was out the water was just so clear I couldn’t believe it. So if you are looking for amazing clear water beaches this is a destination for you!

By Jamie Davila – Full Story at Breakaway Backpacker

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Breakaway Backpacker – Experiencing Benidorm LGBT Pride!

Author: , October 19th, 2015

Jaime Davila - benidorm

When you think of gay destinations in Spain or in Europe I am sure both Madrid and Barcelona are the first to pop up in your head. Well I’d like to share with you what my Benidorm Pride experience was like. If you are like me I am sure you haven’t heard much about Benidorm aside from the fact that it’s a huge beach resort town where the drinks are cheap.

Those times are changing because it’s now a bit more sophisticated than just that. It actually has a lot to offer and one of them is an amazing LGBT scene. As part of the #MyGayPride campaign I was invited to Benidorm for it’s 5th LGBT Pride Parade. I arrived with no expectations and was blown away.

It’s a seven day affair leading up to the main event, the parade itself and after parties. Things really got going on Thursday night with the White Party hosted at the plaza of Mirador del Castillo in the Old Town with stunning views of Benidorm. The entire time I was there I just couldn’t believe the venue. Of all the parties I’ve been to this was hands down the best venue ever. The crowd was great with just about everyone dressed in white and amazing music to dance to all night long.

By Jaime Davila – Full Story at the Breakaway Backpacker | Comunidad Valenciana, Spain Gay Travel Resources | Other Gay Travel Events

Gay Events in Benidorm, Spain

Author: , January 21st, 2013

Benidorm, SpainWhat better way to escape the cold British winter than a trip to the Spanish sunny gay haven of Benidorm.

Benidorm remains one of the UK’s favourite holiday destinations welcoming more than 1.5 million UK visitors, growing year on year. With a friendly vibe in a stunning Mediterranean setting, the resort offers a unique, welcoming atmosphere for LGBT visitors looking for year-round sunshine and a great choice of entertainment.

There’s more to the resort than you might think on the gay scene and there’s a dedicated section for the LGBT community on the Visit Benidorm website.

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