Benidorm is a holiday resort on the Spanish Costa Blanca. From a small fishing village 50 years ago it has become one of the foremost beach resorts in Spain, characterised by high rise hotels and apartment blocks. The Gran Hotel Bali is the tallest hotel in Europe.Benidorm is geared to the holidaymaker and provides a range of accommodation from luxury, through mid-range to budget hotels and B&Bs. Rooms in the Solana, Ambassador, Marina and Dynastic hotels are popular. For those who prefer to self-cater there is a selection of apartments, holiday rentals and villas. Most of the accommodation is in and around the city centre within easy reach of the 3 main beaches. When the sun goes down the nightlife starts with bars, clubs and discos for all tastes. Water-based sports are of course popular but in the pleasant climate golf is also a favourite pastime with several golf courses around the city. Deals and offers are always available especially for booking out of the high season when the weather is still balmy.