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All about Prickly Heat

All about Prickly Heat PRICKLY HEAT also known as miliaria rubra, is an itchy rash of small, raised red spots that causes a stinging or prickling sensation on the skin. Prickly heat can develop anywhere on the body, but it usually appears on your face, neck, back, chest or thighs a few days after exposure to hot temperatures. The rash is made…
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Benidorm Beach Vendors

Benidorm Beach Vendors As the sun comes out and the beaches starts to get busy, the beach vendors start to become more noticeable and we have already had some posts on the Benidorm Seriously Facebook Group. These people will walk along the beach trying to sell you bottles of water, mixed cocktails, sangria and slices…
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New Jellyfish App Available

New Jellyfish App Available The Medusapp is used to report the presence of jellyfish and provide information about each species in the area, it has already recorded 1,300 sightings. Links to the App can be found here and are in Enlglish as well https://medusapp.net/ Medusapp logo Just a few weeks ago 2 of Benidorms beaches…
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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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Extreme heat alert in the province from noon tomorrow

Extreme heat alert in the province from noon tomorrow (Sunday) – Heat Wave number two for this year. Keep up to date with the daily weather HERE A wave of dry Saharan air will raise the maximum temperatures in the Southern Costal Strip to 38ºc from Mid-day Sunday 7th July.  Temperatures are expected to reach…
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How To – Keep cool during the Spanish Summer Months

Keep cool during the Spanish Summer Months Keeping cool when temperatures reach record highs isn’t just about comfort. Dangerously high temperatures can result in heat-related illnesses ranging from heat cramps to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. The following tips can help you keep cool all summer long. Stay out of the sun while it’s at its hottest. This commonsense approach isn’t always easy…
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Summer Heat – Keeping your dogs happy and healthy in the heat

Summer Heat – Keeping your dogs happy and healthy in the heat Summer Heat – Follow the 5 second rule when walking your dogs The Guardia Civil warn about the danger to dogs paws when walking in hot weather. Dogs’ paw pads can burn on hot pavements. As a general rule, if it’s too hot for your hand…
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Here Comes Summer, with the first heat wave of the season

Here Comes Summer, with the first heat wave of the season According to AEMET (State Meteorological Agency, Agencia Estatal de Meteorología) Spain is due to have its first heatwave of the summer, temperatures are set to rise as from Wednesday. The heatwave is being caused by a combination of hot air coming in from Africa, stable atmospheric conditions…
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Swimming prohibited for a limited time at Benidorm´s beaches

Swimming prohibited for a limited time at Benidorm´s beaches Swimming was prohibited at Levante and Poniente beaches for one hour today and Mal Pas beach for just over two hours.  This was due to seven people suffering mild stings from the Portuguese caravel also know as the Portuguese Man of War or a Blue Bottle.…
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Stay Safe in Benidorm

HOW TO STAY SAFE IN BENIDORM We often hear horror stories of people who have been robbed, conned or violated in some manner while on Holiday in Benidorm.  There are even those who set out to promote these stories in the claim they are trying to help.  In reality they are frightening people and misleading…
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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 TO APPLY FOR OR RENEW YOUR EHIC CARD ONLY EVER USE THE OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT WEBSITE. THIS IS A FREE CARD BUT SOME COMPANIES WILL TRY TO CHARGE YOU FOR THIS SERVICE, DO NOT USE THEM THE SPANISH HEALTH CARE SERVICE WHEN ON HOLIDAY NEW RULES AND REGULATIONS…
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Benidorm Bouncers

Benidorm Bouncers Over the last few years the Door Security here in Benidorm have had a lot of bad press, both here in Spain and in the UK tabloids (which never seem to have anything good to say about Benidorm anyway) and recently several videos have gone viral causing a very public outcry for more…
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Beach Safety and Spanish Warning Flags

Beach Safety and Spanish Warning Flags PLEASE HEED THESE WARNING FLAGS WHILST ON THE BEACH – The average amount of drowning related deaths per year in the Alicante region is 47.   DO NOT become a statistic. Flags are used on Spanish beaches as a way to state sea weather conditions. Most Spanish beaches of…
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HOW TO AVOID HAVING YOUR DRINK SPIKED

HOW TO AVOID HAVING YOUR DRINK SPIKED Every year across the world, hundreds of people are thought to be victims of drink spiking, where alcohol or drugs are added to someone’s drink without them knowing. In some cases, so-called ‘date rape drugs’ may be used to spike a drink before a sexual assault. Is drink spiking illegal? Drink spiking may be done…
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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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Airport Scams – Avoid these top 10

Stay safe while travelling and Avoid these Top 10 Airport  Scams. Information Issued and provided by the Airport Authority in Majorca intended for all travellers to Spain or abroad The article and data below is not designed to scare anyone just to make people are aware and avoid these scams. 1. The airport security scam…
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AlertCops, citizen Safety apps for Mobile phones

AlertCops, citizen Safety apps for Mobile phones What is AlertCops AlertCops is a citizen security alert system of the State Law Enforcement Authorities (FFCCSE in Spanish) The goal is to create a universal access to every public citizen security service, so any person, regardless their language, origin or auditory or vocal disability, can send to…
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How to – Prevent swollen limbs

HOW TO PREVENT SWOLLEN FEET AND LEGS IN HOT WEATHER 12 TOP TIPS  When our bodies encounter warm or hot weather, it is a natural reaction for the blood vessels to widen. This widening of the blood vessels leads to swelling, which is a mechanism our bodies use to help us cool down. This swelling, however natural,…
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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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