Daily Wanderlust: Benidorm, Spain

Written by on March 31, 2012 in Destinations - 1 Comment

Benidorm, Spain is one of those places that seems to have simply sprung up between the crop-covered hills and coast of the Mediterranean.

With high-rise hotels jutting up from the flat shoreline, this town is about as non-Spanish as you can get while still being in Spain.

Sure, it still has the beautiful squares and old buildings, but around them are fish and chip shops and lobster-red tourists.

Regardless, I still really liked the town. Especially at night, when separated a bit from the tourist enclave, there was real Spanish flavor complete with late-night dinners, well-lit squares and charming areas like this, outside of an old church.

About the Author

Diana Edelman is a travel writer and expat currently working on getting a student visa for Spain. She just finished 2 1/2 years as an expat in Chiang Mai, Thailand where she worked for Save Elephant Foundation and Elephant Nature Park, an organization dedicated to rescuing elephants and raising awareness about responsible elephant tourism. A former career breaker and long term solo traveler,  today, Diana is a responsible elephant tourism expert and is the co-founder of #RTTC, the Responsible Travel & Tourism Collective, which includes a weekly chat on Twitter focusing on responsible tourism. She has appeared as an elephant tourism expert in numbers documentaries and was recently featured in an episode of House Hunters International. Her writing has appeared in About.com, Thought Catalog, The Huffington Post, Matador Network, Travel + Escape, Luna Luna, Vegas Seven, World Nomads, Viator, CheapOair, OneTravel and more.

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