Playa de Poniente
There are very few high rise hotels and apartment blocks on and to the back of Poniente Beach. This area caters to a wide cross section of visitors and is much more residential.
Poniente Beach from the Old Town
Poniente features an uncrowded beach, clear blue sea and a selection of restaurants and more exclusive bars. Spanish, German, Dutch and other nationalities outnumber British tourists 10 to 1 which some believe is a good thing!
Benidorm is a big place, stretching over 5 miles. Viewers of the TV series ‘Benidorm’ wont recognise Poniente at all. It has some of the most exclusive restaurants and bars. The villas resting on the beach can sell for over $4million.
The key advantage of staying in the Poniente area – mostly in apartments and houses – is that the night life of the Old Town and Levante is in easy reach either by a 20 minute walk or short bus or taxi ride. This means when you want peace and quiet either in the night or day you can be sure to get it.