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Tag: Costa Blanca

How to – Make a complaint regarding the police.

How to make a complaint regarding the police. Letters of complaint regarding the conduct of the National Police can be addressed to the Head of Police (Comisario Jefe Provincial) of the National Police Provincial Headquarters (Comisaría Provincial) under whose jurisdiction the police station falls. The address for the Alicante Province National Police Headquarters under which…
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Dog friendly beaches in the area

Dog friendly beaches in the area Alicante : Agua  Marina From 15 June till 15 September the Agua Amarga beach will have a dog friendly beaches. The beach will be  an area full of amenities for dogs. This is really the best beach of all. This dog friendly beach includes hammocks with umbrellas, so the…
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Hotels offering All Inclusive Packages

Hotels offering All Inclusive Packages All reviews are by Benidorm Seriously Members. Click on the links to read the individual hotel reviews, please feel free to add your own reviews on the correct listing. For a list of hotels with specific features please see the links at the bottom of the page. LINK to Main Tour…
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Adult ONLY Hotels

Adult ONLY Hotels THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF ADULT ONLY HOTELS :- Click on the links to read our members reviews AGIR HOTEL RH ROYAL SANDOS MONACO BEACH AND SPA RIVIERA AGUA AZUAL HOTEL LEVANTE CLUB AND SPA MEDPLAYA RIUDOR FLASH FLAMINGO BEACH RESORT QUEENS HOTEL SOL COSTA BLANCA DON PANCHO (From May 2018)…
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The best beaches in the area

Obviously Benidorms Levante, Mal Pas and Poniente beaches are fabulous and all 3 of these have once again been awarded the Blue flag, but the Alicante Provence has some other wonderful beaches that are well worth a visit. Other very local beaches to have been awarded the Blue Flag are Raco de LÁlbir, La Cala…
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All About – MORAIRA

Moraira is small coastal town situated in the beautiful mountainous north-eastern tip of the Costa Blanca. The resort is conveniently placed between the airports of Alicante and Valencia (about 90km from each).  About 45 mins drive from Benidorm (42km) The surrounding region has a quiet and relaxing atmosphere, with beautiful and unspoilt scenery and many…
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All About – JAVEA

Javea is a small, historic town, with no high rise buildings. The clean, warm, blue Mediterranean Sea laps the beautiful beaches and coves that Javea has to offer. With a variety of landscape, ranging from sandy beaches to rugged mountains, Javea combines beauty and modern facilities with the charm of an ancient fishing village. The…
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All About Elche

Elche is also known as the City of Palms as it is located within the largest Palm forest in Europe. This city has two international UNESCO awards; one for its palm groves and the other for its religious play, the Misteri d’Elx which the people of the city have performed annually in August since Medieval…
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All about Benissa

Benissa is the oldest and prettiest of the inland towns of the area. In the late 1980s and 1990s the local authorities started to rescue the historical part of the town from gradual decay. They did a magnificent job restoring the town’s splendid 17th and 18th century town houses, so taking a stroll around Benissa’s…
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All About Alcoy/Alcoi

Alcoy is a large Spanish town located inland from the coastal resorts on the Northern Costa Blanca and is also known as and referred to as Alcoi. This attractive city is situated at the foot of Serra Mariola and the Font Roja natural park. Alcoy means “city of bridges” because of the many bridges built in…
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Help International Benidorm

Help International Benidorm Help in times of need. Help International Benidorm is a registered charitable organisation, with no political or religious affiliations, run by volunteers to provide help to residents and visitors in emergencies and times of need: Services offered We assist patients in hospital and pay regular visits to the housebound We assist in…
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All About the Village of POLOP

The village of Polop is located inland in the Costa Blanca North in an area known as the Marina Baja (Baxia). The local economy is based mainly on agriculture, almond, citrus fruits and olive trees are among the major crops  so much of the surrounding countryside is covered in polythene to act as giant greenhouses.…
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FREE Valor Chocolate Factory Tour – VillaJoyosa

Villajoyosa The FREE Chocolate Factory Tour Villayoyosa, located just a few kilometres South of Benidorm is home to the Valour Chocolate Factory, the oldest and most prestigious in Spain. Valor Chocolate have been master chocolatiers since 1881.  The factory is housed in a charming, typical 19th century finca (country estate) and for 5 generations has…
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El Cisne Rastro

EL CISNE RASTRO THURSDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY One of the best Rastros in the Benidorm area is the El Cisne market. Only 15 minutes outside Benidorm and near the towns of Alfaz del Pi, Albir and Altea, the El Cisne market is a wonderful place to spend a few hours, not just for the cheap…
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Benidorm Circus

BENIDORM CIRCUS      There are no animals in Benidorm Circus but there are lots of remarkable artistes ready to give you thrilling performances on your visit. The facilities have all the services of hall, bar, air conditioning, toilets and other attentions so that nothing is missing in your fun and our care. To the eternal…
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Getting Married in Spain

Getting Married in Spain Have you ever thought about getting married in Spain ?  Its easier than you think with the right help and direction.  Here in Spain there is a lot of paperwork involved for anything and a wedding in no exception…..it has a lot of different rules and regulations for many things but…
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Spanish Restaurant Etiquette

Do I sit? Or should I stand? Shall I wave? Or could I shout? And am I supposed to leave a tip? Here are the questions you never thought you needed to ask before going out to eat in Spain. DO I WAIT TO BE SEATED OR CHOOSE MY OWN TABLE? To err on the…
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The Fake Petition Scam

The Fake Petition Scam DO NOT GET CAUGHT OUT – JUST SAY NO AND IGNORE THEM  Thieves and scammers make a living preying on the kind hearts and naivete of tourists.  Familiarize yourself with this scams and save your money. The Deaf Mute Scam and the Fake Petition Scam typically involves women or young girls as the scammers.…
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SPANISH POLICE – WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR

SPANISH POLICE – WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR It can be a little confusing to most newcomers to Spain, that there are three separate Police Forces that operate, with varying responsibilities, all of whom are armed. The Guardia Civil – Wear green uniforms and were generally feared during Franco’s era due to…
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Known Pickpockets

Known Pickpockets KEEP YOURSELF AND YOUR BELONGS SAFE. These two in the picture below are part of a much larger gang who prey on tourists in town, we are not quite sure if the one pretending to be pregnant is male or female, but it does look more like a man in disguise, he/she does have a very distinctive tattoo on…
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