Levante beach carves out the bay

Photo Credit: Paul Lee-Maynard

  • Benidorm



    Discover the city's creative heart

    Photo Credit: Paul Lee-Maynard


For many years Benidorm has been associated with cheap all-inclusive package holidays and British tourists seeking fish & chips and lager by the litre by the Med. But this wouldn’t really tell the story about this town, which is actually one of the most gay-friendly resorts in Spain and possibly the whole of Europe. Plenty of small intimate bars and a friendly LGBT crowd are bound to make a holiday to Benidorm truly unforgettable. And if you do like a party, make sure you come in mid-September when Benidorm Pride gives summer a fabulous farewell.


Gaytway Guide to Benidrom

  • Intro

    Part of the Gaytway purpose is to connect LGBT+ travellers with people, places and experiences. Our specially curated guides introduce you to what's on offer in each destination; where to stay and rest tired weary travellers feet and rejuvinate in between exploring sights and wonders, as well as where you can eat, drink and while the days and night away.

    And because we too love travelling and exploring, and know you can never know everything about somewhere, we would love to hear from you about that great place to stay, the new and hip bar or club in town or ways to meet and connect with the local LGBT+ community. That's why we make it easy for you to send us your own personal recommendations!

  • Stay

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  • See and Do

    • Land of Theme Parks
    • In Benidorm and around there are many theme parks to enjoy. The closest to town is Terra Mitica, which is divided into five zones: Egypt, Greece, Rome, Iberia, and the Islands of the Mediterranean. If you fancy splashing in water you may want to head to Aqualandia, which is a large water-park.

    • Beach Life
    • Benidorm boasts two long stretch of golden sand, divided by the rocky head upon which the old town is set. Both beaches are absolutely manicured and safe due to the presence of many lifesavers. Although pretty wide, the beaches get super busy during the summer and there is an (unofficial) gay section at the western end of the Levante Beach, more or less in front of the Tourism Office. There’s a proper gay nudist beach a few Km south of Benidorm.

    • Admire the view from the city’s mirador
    • At the very top of the old town the Balcón del Mediterraneo is a stunning belvedere perched upon the sea allowing some amazing views over the two beaches and the whole town. For a romantic moment come at sunset or when the moon shines over the sea.

    • Explore the bar scene
    • Benidorm has many friendly gay bars, mostly located in the old town and literally steps from each other. During the summer period people stream out of the venues into the narrow streets. A great way to socialise and meet new people.

    • Benidorm Island
    • The island that lies in front of Benidorm is a natural reserve and can be visited by boat, which is a great way to escape the hustle & bustle of the city. The island is famous for its population of peacocks, hence its nickname ‘Peacock Island’.
  • Eat and Drink

    Bar 69

    A friendly bar in the heart of the Old town of Benidorm, with a outdoor seating - great for watching the passing 'traffic'!

    Barcode Benidorm

    Barcode is situated in the centre of the Old Town next door to the Mercury Night Club. It is a friendly Gay/Mixed Bar.

    Bears Bar Benidorm

    Sister venue to Bar Sitges, a place for Bears and their admirers with basement play area including sling and dark room.

    Brief Encounter

    Quite new to the Benidorm gay scene, is a popular place to start your evening.

    Casper's Bar

    Brian and Mark your hosts at Casper´s Café Lounge Bar since 2004 offer you a haven in the centre of Benidorm old town

    Cava Aragonesa

    Serving a wide selection of well priced tapas since 1980.

    Company Bar

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    Destiny Benidorm

    New fun bar in Benidorm with your host Ricardo AKA Miss Ricardi Breezer.

    DYMK - Does Your Mother Know

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    A stylish bar with occasional shows and entertainment.

    Eagle Bar Benidorm

    A popular cruise bar along Benidorm's main gay alley

    El Papagayo

    Yuri & Mario welcome you to Cafe Bar El Papagayo in the heart of the gay village in Benidorm.

    Kafee Klee

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    One of Benidorm´s longest running International Drag Show Bars. Established in 1994.


    One of the longest existing bars in the Benidorm gay village.

    Mind the Gap

    Intimate cocktail bar & restaurant in Benidorm's old town.

    People Bar

    A small but busy disco pub / bar in Benidorm's old town.

    Pizzeria Avanti

    Pizzeria Avanti has bringing the flavours of Bella Italia to Benidorm since 1998.

    Punto de Sal

    Punto de Sal is located at the start of Playa del Levante near the Old Town, and has a large terrace from where you can enjoy delicious food along…

    Rich Bitch

    A famous show-bar in Benidorm with famous impersonator Jordan Rivers.

    Sensations Benidorm

    A stylish bar in Benidorm old towm. Great music & videos and friendly atmosphere.

    Spirit Bar Benidorm

    Small bar in Benidorm's old town.
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Gaytway Map of Benidorm

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