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The 10 best Benidorm nightlife venues

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The 10 best Benidorm nightlife venues. Image: Benidorm Palace

GETTING away to the sun offers plenty of perks, from great food to stunning new sights and time on the beach.  But Benidorm, one of Spain´s hottest spots, offers all the country´s usual benefits alongside some of the best nightlife.

But with so much in offer in Benidorm, from great clubs and bars to the coolest entertainment venues, where do you go for the best nightlife?

Here, the Euro Weekly News has put together this essential guide to the town´s 10 hottest nightlife venues, allowing you to pack as much as you can into your visit and get on with enjoying the party.

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Where is the main nightlife in Benidorm?

But first, where is the main nightlife in Benidorm located?

This large town has several different areas, each with their own attractions, but there are some particular hot spots that are well worth a visit.

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Benidorm old town

The old town in Benidorm offers a variety of small bars for pre-clubbing drinks and music.  The centre of the old town is called Callejon de los Gatos, and offers some of the town´s most famous bars, including the Marrs, the Bar Callejon and Kakao.

English Square

Located next to Avenida de Mallorca, English Square is the place to go to for all things British.

Hosting a wide variety of pubs, bars and entertainment, English Square is famous for venues Red Dog and the Hippodrome.

Levante Beach

For late night clubbing, Levante Beach is one of the hottest destinations in Benidorm, offering some of the best bars and clubs, including the Bay Beach.

10 of the best Benidorm nightlife venues

Now you know how to get around Benidorm, what are the best must-visit bars, clubs and entertainment venues when you´re in town?

1. Benidorm Palace

Perhaps Benidorm´s most famous venue, this prestigious dinner and cabaret club offers the best entertainment in Benidorm.

Hosting some of the most respected artists in the world, from Julio Iglesias to Rudolf Nureyev, Benidorm Palace is the place to go for live music and also offers a cabaret show with dinner included.

These magical evenings, filled with comedy, theatre and some stunning staging are well worth a visit if you are visiting Benidorm and offer great entertainment for all ages.

Benidorm Palace has also produced some of the best shows in Europe and is an emblematic and award-winning venue.

Open: Saturday from 8pm to 12am

Address: Av. Dr. Severo Ochoa, 13, 03503

Booking: 96 585 16 60 or online here 

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2. The Explorers Club

If you are in the mood for adventure, The Explorers Club is the place for you.

A tribute to the spirit of travel and adventure throughout history, this venue recreates different different scenery, including the Spanish Royal Geographic Society and its discoveries, allowing its guests to travel the seven seas in a ship´s cabin.

It also offers live music and a sports bar.

Open: Monday to Sunday from 9am to 12am

Address: Calle Gerona 394 103 503

Image: The Explorers Club

3. Olivers Bar

One of the most popular bars in Benidorm, Olivers Bar is located in the heart of Benidorms old town.

A traditionally British-style bar, Olivers offers a great selection of drinks, including homemade sangria.

Open: Monday to Sunday from 11am to 12am

Address: Plaza Constitucion, 03501

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4. Tower Lounge Benidorm

Check out some of the great acts on at Tower Lounge each week, including Rock n Roll acts, comedians and Tribute shows.

With food served all evening, this bar is open until late.

Open: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 8pm to 2am, Thursday to Sunday from 12pm to 2am

Address: Local 7, Calle Gerona, 03503

Image: Tower Lounge Benidorm

5. Silver Dollar Pub

For great prices, great atmosphere and friendly bar staff, try the Silver Dollar Pub, one of Benidorm´s best bars.

Open: Monday to Sunday from 9.30am to 3am

Address: Gerona Street 49, 03503

Image: Silver Dollar Club

6. Hagars Bar

Offering top quality drinks at reasonable prices, Hagars Bar is a favourite in Benidorm.

Open: Tuesday to Sunday from 8.30pm to 2am

Address: Calle San Roc 33, 03501

Image: Hagars Bar

7. Cheeky Monkey

A lounge bar offering music from the 60s, 70s and 80s, as well as Motown and Soul, Cheeky Monkey is a great spot for music fans.

Open: Monday to Sunday from 12pm to 2am

Address: Avenida Murcia 4, 03503

Image: Cheeky Monkey

8. Little Coopers

In the heart of Benidorm´s old town, Little Coopers is known for being a friendly bar for a drink.

Open: Monday to Saturday from 12pm to 12.30am, Sunday from 12pm to 11.30pm

Address: Ctra. Bon Retiro, 4, 03501

Image: Little Coopers

9. Hippodrome

One of the best clubs in Benidorm, Hippodrome attracts huge numbers of guests, giving it a great vibe for an evening out.

Open: Monday to Sunday from 8pm to 8am

Address: Av Mallorca, 03503

Image: Hippodrome

10. Buddies Bar

Offering live entertainment, Buddies Bar is a great venue for all ages.

Open: Monday to Sunday from 10am to 3am

Address: C. Ibiza, 03503

Image: Buddies Bar

When to visit Benidorm

Now you known where to visit in Benidorm, when do you go to get the best nightlife?

This buzzing town has an impressive nightlife throughout the year, however during July and August when most people are on holiday is when the nightlife is at its busiest.


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Moving to Manilva: The ultimate guide

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WITH the stunning landscapes, seascapes and whitewashed villages Andalucia is famous for, as well as easy access to world-class restaurants, shops and schools, Manilva is a favourite for British and other nationalities moving to Spain.

Nestled on the Costa del Sol, Manilva is also just 29 miles from Marbella and 11 miles from glittering Sotogrande, giving it something of a luxurious vibe for those moving to Malaga province.

But if you are thinking of moving to Manilva, where do you go for all that essential information on the types of property on offer, the best schools and the coolest restaurants?

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To make moving to Manilva a bit easier, the Euro Weekly News has put together this handy guide to everything you need to know before heading over.

Where is Manilva?

Manilva is located on the Costa del Sol in the west of Malaga province and close to Cadiz province.  The nearest large international airport, Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport (AGP), is 65 miles from the area.

The municipality of Manilva includes the popular coastal areas of San Luis de Sabinillas and La Duquesa, as well as an inland town, Manilva.

Properties in Manilva

As one of the Costa del Sol´s most popular areas, Manilva has a thriving property market, offering everything from luxury villas to sea view apartments.

Costing from around €60,000 for a two-bedroom apartment to €3 million for a large villa, Manilva has a huge selection of property types, making it a great spot for moving to for different budgets as well as for couples, retirees, young professionals and families.

One of Manilva´s latest and most luxurious developments, Small Oasis, has recently launched its latest selection of properties, offering 144 apartments with stunning views.

Priced from €199,900 these apartments offer easy access to Manilva´s hottest areas as well as amazing communal areas, including a cinema, gym and pool.

Contact: For more information, click here 

5 of the best things to do in Manilva

Getting involved in local life is one of the best things about moving somewhere new, and Manilva has plenty on offer.

1. Castillo de La Duquesa

The beautiful castle of the Duquesa was built by Charles III in 1767 and is well worth a visit.

2. Manilva beaches

Manilva has some of the best beaches of the Costa del Sol, great for a day in the sun.

Among the best are La Chullera, Las Arenas beach, and La Duquesa beach.

3. Golf

Sports fan will love one of the Costa del Sol´s best golf courses, La Duquesa Golf Club.

Located in San Luis de Sabanillas, the club is the perfect spot to playing a game in the sun.

4. La Duquesa marina

The marina, is one of Manilva´s most popular spots.

With space for up to 328 boats, the marina is a great place to charter a boat for day, either for fishing or marine life watching.

5. Santa Ana church

Built in the 1700s, this beautiful church is located inland in Manilva old town close to the area´s many cafes and restaurants.

5 of the best Restaurants in Manilva

1. Sabor Toscano

Serving up some of the best Italian food in Manilva, Sabor Toscano is known for its classic dishes, including seafood and pasta.

Open: Tuesday to Sunday 5pm to 11.45pm

Address: Calle Rambla del Mediterraneo, 5 Puerto de La Duquesa, 29692,

Booking: 660 55 07 97

Price: €€

2. El Estribo

This Argentinian restaurant is famous for its steaks and other meat dishes.

Open: Monday to Saturday 1pm to 4pm and 7pm to 11pm, Sunday 1pm to 6pm

Address: Calle Real las Flores 1 Urbanization Hacienda Guadalupe, 29692 San Luis de Sabinillas

Booking: 952 89 37 88

Price: €€

3. Delfines

With stunning views, this seafood restaurant offers up salted fish and baked fish.

Open: Thursday to Tuesday 1pm to 4pm and 7pm to 11pm

Address: Calle Alboran 2, 29692

Booking: 952 89 02 31

Price: €€

4. Kinnaree Thai

Khinnare Thai Restaurant offers wonderful views in front of Puerto La Duquesa and is popular for its fresh ingredients and homemade sauces.

Open: Monday to Sunday 12.30pm to 4pm and 6pm to 12am

Address: Bloque el Delfin 16 Duquesa Business Centre, 29692 Puerto de la Duquesa, Manilva

Booking: 952 89 28 11

Price: €€

5. Cubanga

This international restaurant offers everything from steak to pasta and serves up some of Manilva´s best dishes.

Open: Monday to Sunday 10am to 12pm

Address: Playa Levante 3527, 29691 Manilva-Puerto Duquesa

Booking: 607 56 27 12

Price: €€

Schools in Manilva

When moving to a new area, making sure there are some great schools is essential, and Manilva has some impressive local schools.

The area has four local schools, the San Luis de Sabinillas Public School, the Ravira Nursery School, Maicandil School, and Pablo Picasso public school, as well as access to some of the Costa del Sol´s best international schools.

One of the most prestigious in Spain, Sotogrande International School accepts children aged 3 to 18 and teaches the International Baccalaureate, one of the world´s most respected qualifications.

Important contacts

Moving somewhere new is great but it’s important to know the contact information for the emergency services.

That´s why we have included information on important contacts when moving to Manilva.

Emergency services, including health, fire and police: 112

Reporting a theft: 902 102 112


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