Levante has helped forge the Benidorm story in the minds of Beni Lovers. It is only one chapter in the Benidorm book but has significantly brought tens of millions of Brits to Benidorm over the decades.

In the summer months, Levante swaggers under the unrelenting heat of a fierce sun. Pavements and beach smothered by visitors, all happy, buzzing with the joy of being on holiday. This is the place to stay in Benidorm if goal number one is to party.

Here in Benidorm’s Levante area, you will find the majority of hotels, the best bars and restaurants, most of them skewed towards a British sensibility, and entertainment shows unique to Benidorm. And yes, for all fans of the Benidorm TV series, the real Hotel Solana and Neptune’s Bar are part of the Levante script.

Levante Beach, Benidorm.

The main streets of Levante run parallel to the beach. First, you have Avenida de Madrid, adjacent to the promenade — always jumping, a fabulous spot to hit the bar with your mates and gaze out towards the Mediterranean Sea and Peacock Island.

Next up Avenida de Mediterráneo, a classic Spanish boulevard where you can sip and shop. Café Paris, halfway down the avenue, never fails to offer welcome respite and a little refinement.

Then we have the three amigos, Calle Gerona, Calle Lepanto and Calle Ibiza, fusing together to form Benidorm’s party zone. Running horizontally from the Rincón de Loix area to Avenida de Europa, it is here where you have the famous bars and clubs, on The Strip and in The British Square.

Benidorm, Levante Beach at Night.