Benidorm is a seaside resort on the eastern coast of Spain, part of the Valencia region’s famed Costa Blanca. Until the 1960s, Benidorm was a small fishing village; today it is known for its hotel industry, beaches and skyscrapers. It is popular with tourists from the UK, Ireland, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. Benidorm's initial growth in popularity can be attributed to the package holiday explosion, and continues year round, due to the night-life based around the central concentration of bars and clubs. According to the 2014 census, Benidorm has a permanent population of 69,010 inhabitants, making it the fifth most populous town in the Alicante province. It has the most high-rise buildings per capita in the world.