Weather Averages for Benidorm in April
Averages for Benidorm in April
The temperature jumps up once again in April in Benidorm, Spain, when the average temperature is around 16°C, created by highs of up to 19°C at the warmest part of the day, cooling down to lows of 9°C after sunset. At this time of year the resort experiences a sea temperature of 16°C and ten hours of sunshine each day, making it a great time to spend an afternoon at the beach. With an average of ten rainy days throughout the month, chances are you’ll experience a shower or two during your holiday.
Dates for the diary
Holy week is celebrated in April throughout Benidorm, when the resort holds many religious events. For two weeks Benidorm comes alive with spiritual services, processions and re-enactments enjoyed by residents and tourists alike. Visit the local tourist information office or town hall to pick up an official Easter programme to find out when and where everything will take place.
Things to do
If you’d like to go on an excursion during your holiday, make sure you visit Marco Polo Expediciones. This popular tour shop features a number of ground, water and air excursions, with something for the whole family to enjoy. One of the most popular trips is the Jeep safari held three times each week during April. This excursion takes you on a drive through the Costa Blanca countryside, where you’ll stop for lunch, before carrying on to the Algar waterfalls for a swim. If you bring your driving license you’ll be able to drive your own 4x4 Jeep or if you’d prefer, you can choose to be a passenger.
For a feel of what Benidorm was like before tourism took over, head to the Old Town part of the resort, where you’ll find loads of narrow streets and plazas to explore. Some of Benidorm’s best Spanish cafes, bars and restaurants are found in this area, as well as a great choice of artisan souvenir shops where you can pick up some gifts for friends and family back home.
Hit the beach
Make the most of the sunny weather by spending a day or two at the beach. Levante beach is the most popular in Benidorm and stretches on for miles. Here you’ll find soft, golden sand which slopes into the water, creating the ideal conditions for swimming and snorkelling. There is a plethora of activities for visitors to enjoy, such as sun beds, shades, life guards, showers, toilets, children’s play area and many water sports.
Further on from Levante you’ll find Poniente beach, a slightly more relaxed and chilled out version of the former. The list of amenities here is extensive and includes sun beds, parasols, showers, toilets, life guards, regular exercise classes and water sports. Ideal for families with children, the beach also offers five kids’ play areas where they can spend the day under the supervision of trained child minders.
Where to eat & drink
When it comes to local food, it doesn’t get much better than the selection offered at La Rana. Found in the Old Town, this eatery offers an extensive a la carte menu full of traditional Spanish delicacies such as entrecote steak and grilled rabbit. There is also a fantastic tapas menu available with popular dishes including Iberian ham and chicken crepes.
If you’re craving freshly battered fish and chips, pop into Ray’s I Chippy. Visitors can choose from several different white fish, pies and sausages, all of which are cooked freshly onsite. There is also a great selection of side dishes available to accompany your main, including curry sauce, mushy peas and chunky chips.
The Rock and Roll House is one of the best places to go in Benidorm for evening entertainment. Here you’ll find several different acts performing every evening, including Buddy Holly, Shakin’ Stevens and Elvis impersonators. If you turn up late you’ll struggle to get a seat, so get there as early as you can to ensure you can see the stage.
Kafe Klee is another great bar to visit for live entertainment. This popular venue is located in the Old Town part of the resort and features a fantastic drag show every night. Not for the faint-hearted, these drag shows incorporate audience participation, so if you don’t want to get picked on, don’t sit close to the stage. You’ll find a top selection of drinks available behind the bar, including beers, ciders, wines, spirits and soft drinks.
Where to stay
Couples and families searching for self-catering accommodation during their holiday in Benidorm should take a look at Trebol Apartments. Ideally located close to the beach, bars, cafes, restaurants and nightclubs, this complex offers many amenities for guests to enjoy, including swimming pools, games room, laundrette and private parking.
Sandos Monaco Beach Hotel & Spa is ideal for couples in search of a romantic retreat. This all-inclusive adults-only hotel offers deluxe rooms, select units and suites to choose from, all of which are spacious and fully equipped. Onsite facilities are numerous and include spa, beauty parlour, swimming pools, gym, restaurants and bars.
La Riconada Real Apartments are ideal for families and couples who want to be close to the beach during their holiday in Benidorm. Situated along Levante beach, this complex features two-bedroom apartments which can sleep between four and six guests. The list of facilities is extensive and includes tennis courts, children’s playground, swimming pools and café.
Also located next to the beach, Maria Cristina Beach features a great selection of rooms, all of which come with fantastic sea views. There is a handful of amenities for guests to enjoy here, including swimming pools and tropical gardens, with many cafes, shops, bars and restaurants within walking distance.
Families and couples searching for budget accommodation in Benidorm should consider staying at Gemelos II. This complex offers a selection of one- and two-bedroom apartments, each of which comes with bathroom, balcony and fully-equipped kitchen. Guests can enjoy a number of onsite facilities, such as WiFi access, swimming pools, parking and tennis courts.