After a week in Alicante we were not bored, but we want to try out the tram. William's interest is the tram itself, while I am curious to check out another town. We walk up the street to the tram stop near Mercado Central. After paying less than 8€ each for round trip tickets we proceed to the track for Benidorm in this modern subway station. The tram (light-rail) arrives a few minutes later. The tram runs underground for 10-15 minutes then we are buzzing along above ground looking at beaches, condo complexes and towns interspersed with arid green space. An hour later we arrive in Benidorm.
The newer part of the city has some incredible tall buildings. Perhaps Benidorm is Costa Blanca's Miami.
Four blocks later we arrive in the Old Town and wind our way through the streets to the seafront. We find a small park filled with tourists listening to a talented street musician. The small harbor provides a great view of the bay, the beach and the town.