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The best nightclub in the region is Benidorm Palace, Carretera Dr. Severo Ochoa 13, Rincón de Loix (tel. 96-585-16-60; www.benidorm-palace.com). The cover (including one drink) is a steep 23€ to 53€, but the place features the latest music, a large dance floor, and the biggest stage in Europe (40m/130 ft. wide). The stage fills with 50 international artists, often entertaining an audience of 1,500. Shows have ranged from "Hurrah for Hollywood" to Russian dancers. Always count on glamorous dancing women as part of the show. There are expansive bars and ample seating. The club is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10pm to 2am; shows start at 10pm. Drinks cost 3€.

Casino Mediterráneo, N-332 Km 141.5 (tel. 90-233-21-41; www.casinomediterraneo.es), offers gambling in a modern building surrounded by the rolling hills of the Costa Blanca. Most visitors come to try their hand at roulette (French and American), blackjack, and boules. An on-site restaurant serves a la carte Spanish meals ranging from 30€ to 50€ per person every evening from 9pm to 2am. The casino is open daily 8pm to 5am. It's about 4km (2 1/2 miles) from Benidorm, beside the highway to Alicante. Casino admission is 2€ and requires a passport.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.