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Secret Symbols the burglars use

Secret Symbols the burglars use The secret symbols indicate whether a home offers rich pickings, has already been burgled or, more disturbingly, is occupied by a vulnerable female. These are the most commonly found symbols to help residents stay one step ahead. “Knowledge is power. “We do not want to alarm people, only inform them.” As…
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Tiki Beach Closure

Tiki Beach Closure Updates – 17th January – The Saga Continues. The Tiki Group, owners of Tiki Beach have reopened the judicial battle to avoid the closure of this controversial seafront bar, which was ordered to close by the Supreme Court last September, now the owners have filed an appeal with the Provincial Court of Alicante against…
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Exchange Rates in Benidorm

Exchange Rates in Benidorm Thursday 17th January 2019 This is the average rate around town – Always use a reputable exchange bureau, see below. A slight RISE again today, back up to 1.11€. PREVIOUS 7 DAYS Wednesday 16th January – 1.105 Tuesday 15th January – 1.10 Monday 14th January – 1.10 Sunday 13th January – 1.085…
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Hotels with British TV Channels

Hotels with British TV Channels This information is provided by Benidorm Seriously Facebook Group members. Click on the links to view our members reviews of each hotel. Don Pancho RH Victoria Flash Riviera Princesa Rio Park Calypso Crystal Park Venus Nereo Riudor Rosamar Rialto Flamingo Beach Resort Sandos Benidorm Suites Pueblo The RH Royal Gran…
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Information and events for British citizens in Spain

  You will find Official information British people moving to and living in Spain need to know here.   The following information has been provided by Gov.uk The British Embassy and Consulates regularly hold events across Spain to update British citizens on the UK’s departure from the European Union. These events are part of an…
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Where to go for a English Breakfast in Benidorm

Where to go for a English Breakfast in Benidorm These places are listed in no particular order and have been recommended by Benidorm Seriously Facebook Group Members. Bar Mallorca– New Town Scottish, English and Irish Breakfasts available, prices include tea or coffee. Beer Garden Benidorm – New Town The Beer Garden full English only 4.90€…
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Benidorm News Stories and up and coming Events

Benidorm News Stories and up and coming Events Here you will find links to up to new up to the minute stories so pop back often for up to the minute news. Headlines: 15th January  – Work to start again on the Unfinished Cultural Centre in Benidorm. The Valencian government has sent workers into the…
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Missing Persons Post

Missing Persons Post Information on how to File a Missing Persons Report 22nd December Missing Person – Saskia Do any of the local people in Alfaz or Albir know a lady know as Saskia, full name Francisca Josephina Magdalena She suffers from dementia but is physically still capable of walking quite some distances. She has…
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Hotel Reviews

HOTEL REVIEWS 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 Operators LINK to…
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Accommodation Recommended for Families

Accommodation Recommended for Families The hotels listed below have all been recommended for families by Benidorm Seriously Facebook Members – To read our members reviews of each hotel, click on the hotel name, this will take you to their individual listing and the reviews (If you are on a mobile device click on the STAR…
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Indian Restaurants – Members Recommendations

Indian Restaurants – Members Recommendations One of our most asked questions on the Benidorm Seriously group is “Where can I go for an Indian meal” the places below are listed in no particular order but are all recommended by group members.  Click on the links to read our members reviews or add your own, not…
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UK Passport entry requirements to Spain

UK Passport entry requirements to Spain Updated 19th December 2018 information provided by the Uk.Gov website so is correct at time of publishing. 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 for travellers…
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Police clamp down on the sale of Pornographic products

Police clamp down on the sale of Pornographic products Please note this news report contains some strong language. Police coup to the sale of pornography in five shops in Benidorm. The local police seized about 500 items such as  t-shirts with obscene messages, penis-shaped candy or plastic breasts that were sold in supermarkets and Asian…
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Three people arrested for Drug Trafficking in Benidorm

Three people arrested for Drug Trafficking in Benidorm Three people arrested, cocaine, hashish and marijuana seized as a result of operations against drug trafficking. Source – www.diarioinformacion.com, story translated from Spanish so some information may be lost in translation.  Read the original story HERE The National Police have dismantled an organisation dedicated to the trafficking of narcotic substances in Benidorm…
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Weekly Meeting Venues

Weekly Meeting Venues This is your opportunity to meet some of the admin team and your fellow members for a chat and a drink, this is not a formal meeting but very relaxed and everyone is welcome.   Meetings are held every FRIDAY at different venues from 20.30 – 21.30. If you do arrive and the…
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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. There will be…
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LOST OR STOLEN PASSPORT – WHAT TO DO

LOST OR STOLEN PASSPORT – WHAT TO DO Updated January 2019 If you are a British national and your UK passport has been lost, stolen or expired while you are abroad you can use an emergency travel document also known as ‘an emergency passport’ to leave the country you are in and return back to…
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No Tourist Tax for Benidorm

No Tourist Tax for Benidorm Good news for Benidorm tourists – Many resorts in Spain are considering introducing a tourist tax to raise additional money. This initiative comes from the government as it is a good way of bringing more money to the country. However, there is a destination that will be saved from this rate:  Benidorm. where there will not be a additional…
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Disruption to Roads in Benidorm

Disruption to Roads in Benidorm – due to roadworks Benidorm, a city upside down due to major roadworks. Benidorm will carry out numerous projects in the coming months that will affect many of the towns roads with plenty of traffic detours in place. Source – www.diarioinformacion.com – Please note this information has been translated from a…
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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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Apartment Reviews

APARTMENT REVIEWS  All reviews are by Benidorm Seriously Members. Click on the links to read the individual apartments reviews, please feel free to add your own reviews for any apartment. If the apartment you wish to leave a review for is not listed please comment below and we will put a listing on for you.…
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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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Crime and Financial problems for Playmon Park Apartments Block F

Crime and Financial problems for Playmon Park Apartments Block F Debts of 800,000 euros and a lengthy legal process that will leave the residents of the building in an economic loophole with no way out, residents also ask for more measures to tackle crime and squatters. Original source www.diarioinformacion.com  – This story has been translated from Spanish…
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Watch Out For Pine Caterpillars!

PROCESSIONARY PINE CATERPILLARS These Caterpillars (Thaumetopoea Pityocampa) may look cute and furry, but they are very DANGEROUS to children and especially dogs.  DO NOT TOUCH THEM. These are one of the most dangerous natural enemies to dogs and can be found all over Spain. Some have even made their way to parts of the UK:…
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