Weather Averages for Benidorm in July
Averages for Benidorm in July
July is a very popular time to visit Benidorm, Spain when the average temperature is 26°C. During this time of year, highs of up to 29°C are common, cooling down to lows of 16°C after dark. Heat this strong can become dangerous, so make sure you take plenty of suntan lotion with you. The resort enjoys the lowest average rainfall of the year in July, with just four rainy days, alongside the most daily sunshine hours at 13. At this time of year, the sea temperature is a pleasant 24°C, ideal for spending a day at the beach or by the pool during your holiday.
Dates for the diary
The world-renowned bull runs take place in Pamplona in July. Although you won’t see any bulls in the resort, Benidorm does celebrate this festival in its own style, with many locals dressed in traditional costumes, parties held on the beach and many food and drink festivals taking place around the 6th and the 7th.
On July 16th, Benidorm celebrates the fiestas of Virgin del Carmen at the harbour. During this event, lavish floral processions are held throughout the streets near the port whilst local fishermen sail their decorated ships out to sea. Visitors are encouraged to throw colourful flowers into the water in memory of those who have lost their lives at sea.
Things to do
The warm July weather makes it a great month to spend the day at Terra Mitica – one of the most popular attractions in Benidorm. A great day out for families and couples, this park is sectioned into four worlds where you’ll find themed attractions and rides. There is a plethora of adrenaline-pumping rides for daredevils, as well as a great choice of attractions for the little ones to enjoy. Terra Mitica also offers a number of gift shops, restaurants, cafes and shows suitable for the whole family.
If you feel like doing a bit of exploring, take a boat trip to Peacock Island. On this excursion you’ll leave the Benidorm harbour on a glass-bottomed boat before enjoying a 30 minute trip to the island. During the journey you’ll have a fantastic opportunity to see the types of fish and other marine creatures which live in the waters surrounding Benidorm. Once there, you’ll be able to explore Peacock Island and appreciate the views, so don’t forget to take your camera.
Hit the beach
Poniente beach is the ideal place for couples and families to spend the day under the sun. Close to a great range of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, this bay offers a wealth of facilities for everyone to enjoy. Here you’ll find sun beds, parasols, toilets, showers, exercise classes, life guards, children’s play areas and water sports available for the public to enjoy. The ground under the sea is completely rock-free, making it a great place to enjoy a dip.
If you want something a bit quieter, head to Malpas beach. Just a short distance away from the centre of Benidorm, Malpas beach is a small sandy bay with a relaxed vibe where people go to enjoy some peace and quiet whilst soaking up the sun. Although you won’t find any water sports here, there is a volleyball court, as well as sun loungers and shades.
Where to eat & drink
Paneil's is one of the best places to go in Benidorm for modern European dining. Found in the centre of Old Town, this restaurant offers a large menu packed with tempting dishes such as grilled goat cheese salad and fillet of pork Rossini. The three-course set menu is very popular and changes regularly, according to what’s in season.
Carnivores won’t want to miss the chance to enjoy a meal at Mi Casa Tapas and Grill, where you’ll find a great selection of grilled lamb, chicken, beef and pork dishes, alongside a choice of traditional Spanish accompaniments. This popular eatery also offers an extensive tapas menu and a seasonal set menu, ensuring there is something for all appetites, tastes and budgets.
Hippodrome is one of the best nightclubs in Benidorm, where you’ll find people of all ages dancing until the early hours. Visitors can opt between chilling out on the comfortable furniture on the outdoor terrace or hitting the dance floor inside, where you’ll find a bar offering a top selection of beers, spirits, wines and cocktails.
Rock music lovers in search of some quality entertainment should visit Daytona Rock Bar. Situated in front of Levante beach, this bar offers a great selection of nightly entertainment, including singers and musicians who pay tribute to the biggest and best ‘50s rock’n’roll artists.
Where to stay
When it comes to all-inclusive accommodation, it doesn’t get much better than the options available at Hotel Mediterraneo Benidorm. Here all-inclusive guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as snacks and drinks throughout the day. The list of facilities is extensive and includes bars, restaurants, WiFi access, kids’ club, swimming pools, Jacuzzi, gym and mini market.
Couples in search of a romantic holiday should take a look at Riviera Beach Hotel. This four-star adults-only complex offers a wealth of amenities, including swimming pools, gym, parking and restaurant. Guests can choose from a selection of double rooms and suites, all of which are spacious and fully equipped.
Hotel Mayna is a centrally-located hotel, popular with those who want to be close to many shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and other attractions. Comprising of 80 rooms, this complex offers a great choice of facilities, such as WiFi access, café, restaurant and parking. Guests can also choose between bed and breakfast, half board and full board options.
Just 25 metres away from the coast, Hotel RH Sol is ideal for those who want to spend a lot of time at the beach during their holiday in Benidorm. Here guests can choose from a selection of single and double rooms, all of which come with balcony. Onsite amenities are numerous and include buffet restaurant, car park, bar-lounge and car hire.
Servigroup Torre Dorada is a three-star hotel, located just a short walk away from Poniente beach. Offering fantastic sea and mountain views, this hotel features a great choice of rooms, all of which come complete with WiFi access, air conditioning and flat screen TVs. Guests can enjoy a number of onsite amenities, such as buffet restaurant, swimming pools, children’s club, parking and entertainment programme.