Welcome to the new Benidorm Seriously Web Site



WHAT IS BENIDORM SERIOUSLY -  Benidorm Seriously is an information site managed by people that have lived here for many years, insuring that the information provided is as up to date, factual and as accurate as possible.


We welcome your input in to the site  so please let us know  what you would like to see here.


Tracy Ann Essex

Born in Essex having worked as an Estate Agent, Secretary, Land Lady and Events Organiser, moved to Spain in 2008 where I lived and worked in Torrevieja running my own business amongst lots of other things.


Moved to Benidorm in 2011 where I have worked as Door Staff (don´t laugh),Telesales and in various bars and restaurants,  I am now a photographer working with the The Blues Brothers Experience by night and other freelance projects by day (that is when I am not on Facebook!!!!!).   Some of my photography can be viewed at Photography by Tracy Ann Essex 


I have experience in all aspects of living and working in Spain, even divorce lol.

Lisa McGuiness

Born in Preston and worked as a Secretary for 10 years before moving to Benidorm in 2002 to be a Magician's Assistant (well ok, Roadie and gofer!) for Burnette.... (We worked in Salou and did a season in Ibiza in 2003). Back to Benidorm and worked in just about every Cabaret Bar there with Burnette until his premature passing from Lung Cancer in 2005. Worked for Sharkys Chip Shop as waitress by day and karaoke host by night in Lepins... Met Martin in 2006, worked on karaoke together in Last Stop... (married had a son blah blah! lol).... We moved to Ibiza in 2012 and there I did a Rock Show at Popeyes, The Anfora Hotel and Mar Y Huerta in Es Cana. Fed up with Ibiza, we moved back to Benidorm in June 2015.  


Therefore I've have 13 years of experience living in Spain, including hospitals, children, dole, NIE, padron, residencia, ferries to Ibiza, marrying (in Gibraltar!), funerals, (births, marriages and deaths!) Lmao

Derek Blevins

Born in Portadown, Co Armagh (a long time ago) I have been living and working in Benidorm since January 2010.


An entertainer from Northern Ireland and now working as Jake Blues, part of the very successful Blues Brothers Experience show here in Benidorm and throughout the Costa Blanca.


While assisting with some of the day to day admin my main role is more of a technical nature, with the website, forum and music page.


"My role in admin is to write the sarcastic comments which keep the girls busy at night lol"


Hazel Edgar

Hazel,.age 64 , I have been coming to Benidorm for about 16 years now love the place, so over the years I've gathered a lot of info about it..

I used to go to Tenerife all the time till Globspan added a new Alicante service from my home Town...Aberdeen . I never wanted

to go before just thought it was high rise city ....how wrong was I. I.fell in love with the place and started going 3 times a year,  I now go for months at a time.

I've been married 43 years .got 2 Sons & 1 Grandaughter, .shes

14 now .shes one of the reasons that we don't go to Benidorm for

a really long time.  We are now thinking about a 6 month long let maybe November to April,

We are both retired now . had various part time jobs .mostly cleaning .hubby was a self employed Plasterer & Tile fixer... We are mortgage free now & thinking seriously about letting out our house to,stay long term in Benidorm,,.in the not to distance future.


Leanna Blevins

Yes the surname is the same.... I am Derek´s favourite daughter (he´ll say he doesn´t have a favourite though).  I am from Portadown (Co Armagh),  I am the newbie and the baby of the team at 26 years old.


I am a fully qualified beauty therapist but taking some time out to be a full time mother to my two young boys, Taylor and Kayden.


I previously lived in Benidorm and worked in a beauty salon, then decided to open and run my own salon before returning home to raise my children.

Rita Kennedy
Born in the West of Ireland, Sligo (W.B. Yeats Country) left school at the tender age of 15 to work, I’ve had several jobs too many to mention.  I´ve worked in the family pub business through the winter and ice-cream van in the summer  (yes, you read correctly, I drove an ice-cream  van lol)


We’ve always wanted to live abroad especially Spain originally thought about Lanzarote as visited there many times but one visit in January 2016 to Benidorm and we were hooked.  My husband and myself now live in La Cala Finestrat.


So here I am part of the Admin Team of Benidorm Seriously probably the best information site in the world and that’s not just me, 43,000 (and growing) other people think so too.


Mark Green

Mark Green 27, born and raised in East London until the age of 16 when I made the move to live life in the sun, after travelling between Alicante and Malaga working in various different advertising sales roles I finally settled in Albir working for a well known English newspaper.


My aim for Benidorm Seriously is to bring positive attention and more customers to all the hard working businesses in and around the area, what the guys have created here is phenomenal and can only get bigger and better, we all know Benidorm is a close community and together we can make Benidorm great again.