Words and Music
'Words and Music' are (in my opinion) the best music cabaret act in Benidorm. I think they're exclusive to 'Stardust' and the show starts at about 10pm nearly every night. They sing, dance, one of them plays the violin and the sax, and they have abit of a laugh at the same time. A mixture of songs -all except one of them in english- nearly all you can sing along to. Excellent singers and musicians, highly recommended.
Stardust can be quite expensive but it's packed every night, not just for Words and Music, but for all the cabaret acts, they have comedians, tribute acts, music and even a disco later (i think)-thats if you can afford to stay there!! The shows tend to run abit behind the times advertised outside, but if you want a seat you should get in early to be sure. None as far as i know but you tend to find most people in there are fairly well turned out.
New York by the Med
"City by the Sea"
Benidorm was one of the first Mediterranean mass tourist resorts, and I think, is more of a city with a lot of tourists than a resort. The 'New York' bit refers to the number of skyscrapers, but even the 'small' buildings are generally tall. By the end of the week I was viewing anything less than seven storeys as a bit stunted.
People saw that you either love or hate Benidorm - well, I'll break ranks and say I was fairly ambivalent about it. It has a lot to appeal, including lovely beaches, but I found it a bit relentless - and this was the off season. Still it was cheap, convenient, a useful base to explore a bit, and it it gave me, late November, a week of lovely weathere.
"Vilajoyosa - South of Benidorm"
Colourful houses in the old town, and a big beach, about five miles South of Benidorm.
"Altea, North of Benidorm"
A harbour, a promenade, and quaint streets atop the town, about five miles North of Benidorm.