Being in Culebron, we are about 100km, or just over an hour with the newish toll motorway, from Benidorm. So we thought we'd go and get a breath of sea air.
It's not difficult to spot Brits with strong regional accents and inappropriate clothing in search of cheap, "proper" food in Benidorm. But it's also full of Dutch and Germans and Russians and lots and lots of promenading Spaniards out to enjoy the famously good climate, the food and the splendid beaches
I read somewhere that a one time Mayor of Benidorm had a vision of the place as a tourist Mecca and he set about creating a town that would appeal to the mass tourist market. It certainly worked. In fact it's an exciting sort of place. We were glad we popped in.