Benidorm in July

Benidorm in July, what to expect from your holiday.   Benidorm is an all year round holiday destination and offers something for everyone, no matter what type of holiday you are looking for, but each month is slightly different with regards to weather and tourism - find out all about July here.

The one word to describe Benidorm in July is HOT....... If you are a sun and beach lover then this is the perfect month for you.  Keep in mind that July is one of the busiest times of the year in Benidorm, so it's advisable to book accommodation and activities in advance. Also, be prepared for higher prices and larger crowds during this peak tourist season. 

What clientele visits Benidorm in July?  Believe it or not the number of British tourists tends to start to decline during the month of July, this is mainly due to some preferring the slightly cooler months and as it is classed as high season prices can be high.  Spanish children break up at the end of June and this means that Spanish domestic tourists flock to Benidorm during the summer, especially those from nearby cities and regions, to escape the heat of the interior of the country.

Benidorm during July is also very popular with many other Northern European countries and there will be many French, Portuguese, Dutch, German and Belgian etc enjoying holidays here. Benidorm's popularity extends to visitors from other European countries and beyond, including tourists from North America, Asia, and the Middle East.

The diversity of nationalities in Benidorm contributes to its vibrant and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Keep in mind that English is widely spoken in Benidorm due to the high number of British tourists, but you can usually find information and services available in multiple languages to accommodate the diverse clientele.

Families: Many families with children visit Benidorm during July because of the family-friendly amenities, including theme parks, water parks, and safe beaches.  Find lots of information here on things to do for the family.

Young Adults: Benidorm's lively nightlife scene, with numerous bars, clubs, and entertainment options, is a significant draw for young adults and partygoers.

Groups: You may also find groups of friends or colleagues visiting Benidorm for group holidays, especially to enjoy the nightlife and beach activities.

Couples: Couples, both young and old, also visit Benidorm in July for its romantic beachfront settings, vibrant dining scene, and entertainment options.

Retirees and Seniors: Benidorm has a substantial number of retirees and senior travellers, especially during the shoulder seasons and winter months. However, some seniors also visit during July, taking advantage of the pleasant weather and entertainment.

As the new town area gets quieter, with slightly less British tourists, so the Old Town of Benidorm gets busier and busier, with Spanish families enjoying top quality restaurants and tapas bars, until late into the night.

Things to do in Benidorm during July

Obviously one of the main draws this time of year are the beaches.  Benidorm is renowned for its beautiful beaches, such as Levante and Poniente. Expect crowded shores during July, as it's a popular time for tourists. Water sports like jet-skiing, parasailing, and paddleboarding are widely available.

It is important to remember that the main beaches of Levante and Poniente will be VERY busy this time of year.

Entertainment during July

Entertainment is all year round and even with some venues closed towards the end July due to fewer "British" Tourists and entertainers taking their own holidays, there will still be 100s of shows available each and every night.  Use the Benidorm Seriously What's On Guide to see who is performing when and where.

Many hotels have their own evening shows most of which will be taking place outside.

Family-Friendly Activities: Benidorm is a family-friendly destination. There are several theme parks in the area, including Terra Mítica and Aqualandia, which provide a fun day out for both kids and adults.

Shopping: Benidorm has a variety of shops, including traditional markets and modern malls. You can find souvenirs, clothing, and local products to take home.

Cuisine: Enjoy Spanish cuisine in the numerous restaurants, cafes, and tapas bars. Seafood is a specialty, and you can savour dishes like paella and fresh seafood platters.

Cultural Exploration: While Benidorm is known for its tourist amenities, you can also explore some cultural sites, such as the historic Old Town with its narrow streets, church, and viewpoints offering panoramic views of the city.

Water Activities: Besides beach lounging, you can go snorkeling, scuba diving, or take boat tours to explore the coastline and nearby islands.

Relaxation: If you prefer a more laid-back holiday, Benidorm has plenty of spots for relaxation. Many hotels have pools and spa facilities where you can unwind.

Keep in mind that July is one of the busiest times of the year in Benidorm, so it's advisable to book accommodations and activities in advance. Also, be prepared for higher prices and larger crowds during this peak tourist season.

EVENTS and FIESTAS DURING JULY IN BENIDORM - Please note that dates may change slightly each year.  Find more information about local fiestas here.

There are NO red days in July, a red day is a public holiday, like a bank holiday in the UK.

6th & 7th – San Fermin Fiesta, you may see men in the traditional white and red dress celebrating with local delicacies and drinks on Levante Beach.

13th - 16th – Fiestas of the Virgen Carmen. Head down to one of the Port areas in Benidorm, Altea or Villajoyosa where you will see beautiful floral processions through the town streets, ending at the Port when the local fishermen will go out to sea on a number of small fishing boats. From there the flowers are thrown into the water in remembrance of all who have lost their lives in the past and the present day to the Sea.

Among the main events, on Saturday, at 20:00 will take place the offering, in the Paseo de Colón.

On Sunday morning, at 10:00 mass is celebrated in San Jaime and in the afternoon, from 19:00, the traditional marine procession will take place, which will depart from the port and tour the bay of Benidorm.

July 25th – St Jaime Fiesta (St James Day) – St James is the town´s patron saint, and all the usual religious parades can be seen in the old town.  It is also the National Day of Recognition for the Spanish Military and if there are any navel frigates in the area many of the marines will come ashore to celebrate.  Expect quite a lot of cannon fire.

July 26th - Feast of Santa Anna.  This is considered in some countries of Christian tradition as Grandparents' Day.

A mass in the parish church of Sant Jaume y Santa Anna is generally held at 20.00, afterwards there will be tasting of soft drinks, horchata and slushies.

Late July/early August - Low Festival - A 3 day event when Benidorm becomes a rock and indie hotspot.

Average Monthly weather for July - Keep an eye on our daily weather forecast.

July in Benidorm is the 2nd hottest and typically the driest month of the year.

Daytime temperature - 29.3°C.

Nightly temperature - 19.1°C.

Average temperature - 24.2°C.

Daily sunshine - 11.3 hrs.

Average rainfall - 10 mm.

Rainy days - 3 days.

Sea temperature - 24.7°C.

Humidity - 66%.

Windspeed - 11.2kph.

Please Note all these temperatures are taken in the SHADE as all Spanish and indeed Benidorm weather forecast readings are. The data used in these monthly averages covers a period of over 100 years right up until last year.

Benidorm Seriously Facebook Group - Members' Personal Experiences of their July Holidays.

Gaynor Hunter - We went in July this year (2023) and returning next July. The weather was very fab and very hot. The strip was very busy. We don’t do strip very often, but do like to see some shows. We always stay in the Rincon de Loix are and it suits us as it is a bit quieter but there are pubs around you if you fancy that.

Maxine Bayliss - We Travelled to Benidorm for the first time in July and it was my daughters first trip abroad, we thoroughly enjoyed it and didn't want to leave, we loved the night life.  We will be returning next July for a longer stay. 

Margaret Rogers - The weather was to hot, but we have already booked for next July.

Lenny Young - We were in Benidorm this July for 10 days. We were out every day ...sometimes on the bus to Altea, Albir & Finestrat beautiful places to visit.  At night time we hit the strip to watch the live shows every night & get a few drinks in. Never came back to the hotel till the early hours of the morning.  It was very, very hot on our stay in Benidorm this time .... We will return next year definitely...

Susie Pullan - We stayed in July and it was fab. We love the old town area. The weather was very hot, except for one morning when we had torrential rain. It was busy everywhere and it was great fun as always. We love the old town at night and love going to the bars there. Atmosphere was superb.

Des Gardner - July 11th, I was in Benidorm, There was only one place I wanted to go to celebrate my 80th birthday and that was Benidorm. I had a great time and people were so kind, the weather was very hot, thank you Benidorm.

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