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Whats on Guide

Benidorms only Comprehensive Whats on Guide This information is provided by the venues and the acts, and can be subject to last minute changes.While we make every attempt to insure the accuracy of the guide, there may be occasions when we have not been informed. Please consult the boards on display at the venue prior…
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Booking Your Holiday

Booking Your Holiday One of the most frequently asked questions on the group is “Where can I book my holiday”, or “I am looking for an apartment, what can you recommend” As we all know there are hundreds of hotels and apartments here in Benidorm in all different areas of the town, use this page…
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Money Travel Guide

Money Travel Guide The majority of us can only afford, or have the time to go away once a year, this makes it even more important to gt the best price available when you’re changing your money into a foreign currency. Getting the best deal means yo often spend less on charges and commission and…
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WHAT YOUR E.H.I.C CARD COVERS YOU FOR IN SPAIN

WHAT YOUR E.H.I.C CARD COVERS YOU FOR IN SPAIN 10th October – Update for use of the EHIC card and S1 form (Healthcare in Spain after Brexit) The UK and Spain have each taken steps to ensure that people living in each country can continue to access healthcare as they do now until at least…
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The top 10 ways holidaymakers make their money go further

The top 10 ways holidaymakers make their money go further Weigh down hand luggage, rather than suitcase, to avoid extra baggage charge: A fifth (21%) put heavy items in their hand luggage or buggy to avoid excess baggage charges. Wear extra clothes to avoid excess baggage charge: 15% wear extra clothes such as jumpers and coats on…
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Thomas Cook Ceases Trading

Thomas Cook Ceases Trading – What to do if you are on holiday or have a holiday pending Please note the following wording is from Thomas Cook: “After 178 years of pioneering travel, the backbone of the U.K. holiday industry, and a provider many jobs,Thomas Cook has confirmed that all the companies in its group…
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Getting a Tattoo on Holiday

Getting a Tattoo on Holiday One of our most asked questions on the Benidorm Seriously Facebook group, is where to get a tattoo done whilst here in Benidorm, so here are some tips and safety guidelines. The healing process takes about 4-6 weeks. Get your tattoo done towards the end of your holiday to give…
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Illegal Property Rentals – More Inspections in the future.

Illegal Property Rentals – More Inspections in the future. Turisme Comunitat Valenciana will hire a specialized external company to increase inspections on the offer of illegal accommodation in the Valencian Community. The director general of Tourism (Herick Campos) has revealed that his department has already begun the efforts to outsource this work, which will focus its search on…
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False Holiday Compensation Claims

False Holiday Compensation Claims During the summer of 2016 complaints from British tourists for alleged food poisoning in Benidorm grew alarmingly. The amount of money lost by the hotel sector during two years was calculated at over 50 million euros as the number of claims skyrocketed to 500% However, in 2018 the first sentences including…
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UK Passport entry requirements to Spain

UK Passport entry requirements to Spain Updated August 30th 2019 information provided by the Uk.Gov website so is correct at time of publishing. Entry requirements The information on this page covers the most common types of travel and reflects the UK government’s understanding of the rules currently in place. Unless otherwise stated, this information is…
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New technology could mean the end for liquid restrictions at UK airports

Air passengers will no longer have to take liquids and laptops out of their carry-on bags under new rules coming into force for UK airports to upgrade their security scanners. Similar to CT scanners used in hospitals, the new technology will provide a detailed picture of a bag’s contents and allow images to be visually…
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Diary of a Grumpy Man- by Ben Phoenix Simpson

Ben Phoenix Simpson – Diary of a grumpy man These days we all..no matter how independent..like to fit in..being a man of my late 40s holidaying alone in Benidorm.. I try to copy the trends… we all want to be cool (or if your under 20 the saying is now ‘sick’.. unsure how being cool…
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All About – My Pretty Payma Apartments

All About – My Pretty Payma Apartments Uniquely designed holiday apartments situated in the heart of Benidorm, yet only 150 m from Levante Beach My Pretty Payma are committed to providing beautifully designed and furnished holiday apartments in the heart of Benidorm’s British Area. Their vision is to go beyond the impersonal idea of ‘simple…
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Top 20 things to do on the Costa Blanca

Top 20 things to do on the Costa Blanca Suggested by Benidorm Seriously FB Group Members.  In no particular order. A DAY TRIP TO ALICANTE Alicante is a port city on Spain’s southeastern Costa Blanca, and the capital of the Alicante province. Its old town, Barrio de la Santa Cruz, has narrow streets, colored houses…
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Nudist beaches in the area

Nudist beaches in the area Altea, has 3 nudist beaches Playa de la Solsida, Playa Mascarat Norte and Cala de la Barra Grande. Playa de la Solside La Solside beach is 1.400 m. in length with  an average width of 8 m. This is a quiet  isolated beach. with no beach boardwalks or amenities and…
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TAPAS ALLEY – BENIDORM OLD TOWN

TAPAS ALLEY, BENIDORM OLD TOWN TAPAS ALLEY BENIDORM Officially runs from Pl. de la Constitutio, and along Santo Domingo, If getting a taxi, or you need to ask for directions ask for the Royal Queens Hotel which is situated right opposite the entrance to Tapas Alley. If you are fed up with pie & chips and fancy…
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Bargain Holidays

Bargain Holidays Worries of the Pound Falling drastically creates a bargain window for Benidorm Holiday makers. Visitors to the Costa Blanca town of Benidorm have been given a bargain window in an error by one of Benidorm’s Major Hotel Chains.  In anticipation of the falling value of the pound after Brexit, Hotel owners have realised…
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Protecting Your Valuables on the Beach

Protecting Your Valuables on the Beach 1.  Leave all valuables such as jewelry and expensive cameras in your hotel safe. 2.  Only take one credit card, your photo copied I.D and the amount of cash you will need for the day. 3.  Try not to leave your belongings unattended on in plain sight on the…
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Disabled Friendly Hotels and Apartments in Benidorm

Disabled Friendly Hotels and Apartments  Click the hotel name to take you to our members reviews. LINK to Tour Operators LINK to Travel Consultants and Local Agents Agir Hotel – Close to Levante Beach The hotel and surrounding area are accessible. Disabled rooms are slightly smaller but have a large accessible bathroom with a wheel-in shower with…
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Funny Holiday Complaints

Funny Holiday Complaints The below are genuine holiday complaints made by holiday makers from around the world- “We went to Turkey and there was far too many Turkish people for our liking,” said one, while another complained: “The water in the Gulf of Mexico was too salty. No one told me that there was going…
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Benidorm verses The Amalfi Coast, Italy

BENIDORM VERSES THE AMALFI COAST, ITALY We are always saying that a Holiday in Benidorm has something for everyone, no matter what you are looking for, be it a quite restful holiday or a 24/7 party, but how do other places measure up? Derek and I had what we expected to be a dream holiday…
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Water Parks in Benidorm

Water Parks in Benidorm AQUALANDIA BENIDORM –  Open from 25th of May to 29th of September 2019 TICKETS FOR AQUALANDIA 2019 AVAILABLE  HERE Aqualandia in Benidorm, the first water park built in Spain, opened in 1985. Since then it has been not only one of the largest water parks in the world, but also ranks among those…
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Benidorm Beach – Disabled Facilities

Benidorm Beach – Disabled Facilities ACCESSIBLE BEACH POINT An accessible beach point is an area where the disabled can gain access to the beaches and the sea via adequate  infrastructures such as accessible public transport, reserved parking spaces and other elements such as access ramps, shaded areas and changing rooms. A specialised team is onsite…
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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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