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24th November - Mercadona store at the bus station plans to close in January.

Mercadona announce that due to the deplorable state in which the commercial area of the Benidorm bus station is the store will be closing in January, stating that the area "does not meet the standards to provide a quality service to our customers".  The supermarket has been here since 2007 .

The closure of this store will not mean layoffs, since all the staff "will be relocated in the other three establishments that Mercadona have in Benidorm or in other nearby stores in the region." 

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23rd Sinatras bar Closes

23rd November - Benidorm creates a new car park to alleviate the lack of parking spaces.

The new car park, which has already begun construction will accommodate up to 2,000 vehicles. This is situated at one of the main entrances to the city a few meters from the exit of the old AP-7, at the entrance of the salt de l'Aigua educational complex and near the bus station or the courts.

22nd November 

Two different small boats carrying immigrants landed on the shores of Alicante province yesterday, one at Alicante with 11 people on board, the second at Benidorm in the Rincon area with 10 people on board. The police knew of their imminent arrival, as both boats had been spotted by aircraft while 30 miles off our coast. As usual the people were taken to the reception centre at Alicante, and PCR checked before being examined and the process started for their return to their country of origin. Most of those that arrive at our beaches in this area are of Algerian origin.

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People who have not yet been vaccinated against the coronavirus or have any doses of the vaccine pending will be able to attend.

L'Hort Museum of Columbus (old town) open from Tuesday November 9th until November 15th . Open every day (including weekends) from 11.00 to 17.00

Benidorm Foreign Tourist Attention Service, (Rincon de Loix) from Tuesday, November 16th - from 11.00 to 17.00. This vaccination point will remain open on demand, depending upon the response.

3rd November - Benidorm authorizes the construction of a skyscraper on the last free site on the first line of Levante.

The project plans to build a 30-storey tower on the site of the old Las Terrazas building, demolished in 2011 or The developers want to have the property finished before the summer of 2023.  The new building will also be named Las Terrazas.

The plot where this new skyscraper will be built is currently used as a public car park.

28th October - Goodbye (or almost) to Benidorm's 'Galaxy Hung' exhibition

13 sculptures will travel to a new location, but the swans will extend their stay at the Paseo de Poniente

The disassembly of the structures on Avenida Mediterranean, Hispanic Square and Calle Gambo has already begun.

27th October - Covid cases rise in Benidorm - But are the figures correct

27th September - A 53-year-old man died on Sunday after falling from a height of 30 meters while climbing (rappelling/abseiling) with a partner on Puig Campana mountain.

The fatal accident occurred shortly after 13:00 in a place known as cresta dels Castellets, on the west face of Puig Campana, in the municipality of Finestrat.

The rescue group included of firefighters, judicial police, a helicopter and the Mountain Rescue Specialist Group.


26th September - Earthquake in Sella

21st September - Moors and Christians Fiesta, CANCELLED

Benidorm town hall and organisers of the Moors and Christians fiesta, have decided to CANCEL this years event due to the current restrictions and situation regarding Covid. The current rules would not permit the normal functioning of the events to take place.

20th September - Park and Ride comes to Benidorm 

From Wednesday 22nd September, if you use the car parks on Beniardá Avenue (near the tram station) or Benidorm Bus Station you will be able to register your car registration details at a parking meter, which will give you a FREE bus ticket to travel to the centre of town, the Rincón de Loix or La Cala Benidorm (Not La cala Finestrat).

17th September - The young woman who fell into the sea after climbing on the balustrade and losing her balance whilst taking a selfie at Benidorm Castle has sadly died

The 26-year-old suffered an accident as she fell from the gazebo on Tuesday, hitting herself on the rocks and falling into the sea, she was rescued and emergency services managed to regain signs of life.

She was transferred to Alicante General Hospital where she remained in a critical condition, but sadly after three days of treatment, due to the serious nature of her injuries has passed away.

15th September - A 26-year-old woman suffered a serious injuries while taking a selfie at the Benidorm Castle viewpoint (Castillo)

The event took place around 18.20 last night as the woman of Ukrainian nationality fell, hitting herself on the rocks and falling into the sea.

Four lifeguards launched themselves into the sea, and with great difficulty managed to get her into the life boat.

Her heart had stopped, but the lifeguards carried out CPR on their way to the port where an ambulance was waiting, they managed to recover her vital signs, before she was rushed to Alicante hospital for specialist treatment. As yet there are no further details on her condition.

13th September - The 'Hung Galaxy' exhibition by Taiwanese artist Hung-Yi's has been extended and will now remain in Benidorm until 18th October.

The 'Galaxy Hung' exhibition came to Benidorm on April 16th and was scheduled to be in town until July 12th, it was then extended to mid September but now there is another month to enjoy these wonderful sculptures.

Of the 14 sculptures, "four can be foundin the Plaza de la Hispanidad, two in Calle Gambo, six on Avenida del Mediterráneo and one in the Square of His Majesties the Kings of Spain, in front of the Town Hall" and one at Avenida de la Armada Espanola, Poniente Beach area.

28th Aug - Fire on Camping Villamar

Saturday night, around 02:25 a fire was reported at Camping Villamar, located on Albir Road. Provincial Firefighters and local police attended the scene which affected two caravans and several other plots, fire fighters had to act quickly in order to prevent the fire from spreading to the other nearby caravans.

25th August  - A 43 year old man of Spanish Nationality has been arrested and sent to prison for 9 robberies/thefts from local restaurants.

He was charged with four burglaries and five less serious theft offences.

The first complaint was filed on July 18th by the owner of a well-known restaurant in Benidorm. The victim reported the theft of 1,500 euros from the restaurant's cash register.
This same theft system was later used in a short period of time in several other restaurants in Benidorm and the National Police received complaints for four robberies with force in commercial and restaurant premises located on the Levante beach.

According to the police he he obtained more than 6,300 euros during his thieving spree.

18th August - On Wednesday 18th a 28-year-old Taxi driver was assaulted in Benidorm at the Elche Park taxi stop.
The assault occurred when he refused to have 5 tourists in his taxi which only legally could carry 4 passengers.
The taxi driver is recovering from the injuries caused, which were in need of urgent hospital care.

18th August - Two children under the age of 2 injured in falls

2nd August - Fire in the Sierra Gelada between Debugger and Central Gutierrez Mellado.  Firefighters from Benidorm Park and Forest Firefighters with sea planes are working.

Photo from 11.08 (aprox)


10th July - British man found guilty of Attempted murder in Benidorm

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23rd June  InTempo tower. The largest skyscraper in the tourist city and one of the tallest residential buildings in Europe has hung the flag of Spain at more than 200 meters high to celebrate the end of construction, work that has been delayed for more than 14 years.

All that is left to do is some cleaning and finishing of small details in some of the 256 homes distributed over 45 floors and it will be practically finished.

Benidorm City Council should grant the occupation license throughout the month of July, so that the first apartments can begin to be delivered from August. 40% of the properties have already been sold and are priced from 250,000 euros to more than one million.

Find out about Benidorm´s other tallest buildings HERE -  https://www.benidormseriously.com/benidorms-tallest-buildings

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20th June - Paedophile Arrested in Benidorm

14th June - More earthquakes in the area

14th June - Benidorm Local News - British Man found guilty of a Stabbing in Albir

10th June - Benidorm Islands Illegal Bar - Updates


22nd May  - Selomar Hotel Updates

17th May - Do Not Feed the Pigeons, Benidorm´s latest campaign

14th May Benidorm political party "Ciudadanos" will be making formal proposals at the next town hall meeting asking that the current 10km speed limit on the Avenida Mediterraneo be lifted to 20km/hr.  They will also propose that on Avenida de la Armada Española (Poniente), where there is no single carriageway platform, a limit of 20 Km / h be endorsed.

Ciudadanos will also request "to extend from 30 to 50 km / h the speed limit on Avd Europa and Juan Pablo II, which are 2 or three lanes in each direction, as allowed by law." "We understand that the safety of pedestrians must prevail, but we are convinced that the DGT also watches over them with these regulations that we think are very adequate and sufficient,"

They claim that the low limits are making Benidorm "hostile" to visitors , and business alike, making people choose to go elsewhere.

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21st April - This year the city council of Benidorm will replace the lighting along the Levante Beach promenade.  The existing lights have been in place for 30 years and will be replaced with more energy efficient lights.

Total cost is 4.5 million euros, of which 2,050,000 euros will be paid during this current financial year.

Levante beach, Benidorm

Other infrastructures are also planned to receive some of the funds from last year's savings, including the youth hostel and interpretation centre of the Parque de la Séquia Mare; the creation of the El Moralet Green Circuit; or the rehabilitation and generation of new spaces around the Plaza de Toros to house the central library, an association hotel and a large young center. All these projects have an implementation period of several years and are included in the Sustainable and Integrative Urban Development Strategy (EDUSI).


18th March  EU announce proposed Green Certificate for EU bloc travel

18th March - 14 arrested for house burglaries

25th February -Three arrested for robbing two supermarkets in Benidorm with manhole covers

22nd February - Another sad loss for locals and tourists alike as Benidorm´s Mini Golf is to become a new residential area

18th February - Green light  for new camping area at Terra Mitica

2nd February - Updates Benidorm´s famous Square to be renovated - A million euros to reform the heart of Benidorm's *guiri area*

28th January - Benidorm´s new shopping Centre - Updates

27th January -  Holidays in Benidorm, Request for tourists with Prior reservations to holiday in Benidorm 

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19th January - Plans for Benidorm´s Bullring announced - Benidorm to turn the bullring into a library and civic center. This area stopped hosting events due to structural problems two years ago

The City Council is putting out to ender the drafting of the project, included in the EDUSI, (European development funds for sustainable growth) which will be ready in three years.  

Services planned are: a central library with multiple spaces, including study rooms and an auditorium; youth and youth information center with a large exhibition hall, hotel room for associations, multipurpose, rehearsal and training, and kitchen room; and a multicultural and multifunctional center with offices and warehouses for associations. It also includes the creation of a stage in the stands of the bullring and the installation of a fixed stage and sound and lighting equipment. The project has a global budget of 8,695,691 euros and will be ready throughout 2023

Red more HERE. Further updates will follow.

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