From the swinging sixties right through to the current day Benidorm has developed, grown and matured in to an almost unrecognisable entity. Owing to the skill of the town planners and the determination of the town's mayor in the 1960s Benidorm is internationally recognised as one of THE major holiday destinations, not only on the Spanish peninsular, but in Europe as a whole.
Since the town development first began back in the 1960s people travelled from all over Spain (including the Balearic and Canary Islands) to live and work in Benidorm in order to provide the necessary services for the new influx of tourists visiting the region. Literally thousands of people came from far and wide, bringing with them their own customs and traditions. And, naturally as a result of such diversity, Benidorm now celebrates 56 different fiestas every year.
Each town and village in Spain celebrates its own fiestas. These are usually planned for twelve months, culminating in a celebration "en masse" including great costumes, parades and spectacular firework displays. Each one is in some way a representation of a town's unique history and way of life. Here are some of the fiestas that are held in Benidorm throughout the year to perhaps take in to consideration when you are next booking your holiday to Spain.