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Benidorm Weather Forecast

Benidorm Weather Forecast Weather report for Wednesday 15th August 2018 – top temperature of 28ºc (in the shade)   Hello from Benidorm. Welcome to SUMMER in Spain Quite a cloudy start to the day.  The temperature here at 10 am was 26ºc, the rest of the day will be a mixture of sunshine and clouds but we…
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Exchange Rates in Benidorm

Exchange Rates in Benidorm Wednesday 15th August 2018….£1=1.10€ Today´s exchange rate in Benidorm – NO change again today, holding STEADY at  1.10.  This is the average rate around town ie INDOOR MARKET,  EUROCHANGE SHOPS. GOLDRUSH BENIDORM.  Today is a National Holiday here in Spain, so some exchange places will be closed and the indoor market is only open…
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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 general chat and a drink. Meetings are held every FRIDAY at different venues from 20.30 – 21.30. If you do arrive and the bar is busy make sure you come and say hello to one…
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Sporting events in Benidorm

Any information posted here can be subject to last minute changes. Click on the Venue for more for MAP and information. THE ACADEMY SPORTS BAR, OLD TOWN Sport, all shown at The Academy Sports Bar on our 5 Screens + A Projector. Lots of drink offers available. Disabled facilities, children welcome. SINATRAS PREMIUM All major…
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Mr & Mrs Suits

Mr & Mrs Suits Phil & Jackie Stanley know as Mr and Mrs Suits are no strangers to Benidorm regulars and locals. although for some their flamboyant dress sense may appear strange.  Their style of dress and choice of bright colours have certainly caught the eye, not just in Benidorm but throughout the UK as…
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New Valencian Law for Holiday Home Rentals

The Autonomous Region of Valencia has approved a new Tourism Law, “Ley 15/2018”, published on the 8th of June, coming into force on the 8th of July 2018. Article courtesy of The Citizens Advice Bureau Spain ( link below) Important changes with regards to the registration of holiday rental properties  like ´viviendas de uso turistico´…
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What to do if you are arrested in Spain

Hopefully no one comes to Benidorm to break the law but sometimes things  can take an unexpected turn. Whether the problem has been of your own making or some other incident or accident.  This page is to help you know what to do in the event of being arrested here in Spain.  This is just general…
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Consumer rights here in Spain

Spanish Consumer rights – Guarantees and returns Can I Return Anything To A Store? Basically no. If you think you might change your mind about what you’re going to purchase, check the store’s policy first. Stores are not legally required to accept returned goods just because you’ve changed your mind or decided you don’t like…
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The Best Sunday Lunch in Benidorm

These places are listed in no particular order and have been recommended by Benidorm Seriously Facebook Group Members. Bar Mallorca Trotters International Trading Bar – Sunday lunch, Beef, Chicken or pork with fresh veg, boiled potatoes, roasters, yorkshire pudding and bisto gravy €5.95.. Jolees – Home roast beef or lamb which would you prefer ?? There’s roast…
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Tabacco/Cigarette Prices

Tabacco/Cigarette Prices Please note:- These prices are for products purchased in the Spanish government controlled “Tabac” shops, .  For opening hours click HERE To see what the DUTY FREE allowance is from Spain to the UK click HERE The most popular Cigarette Prices for 200 – prices updated 21/04/18 Lambert and Butler – 48.50 L&B…
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Hotels Recommend for Families

Hotels Recommend 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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Meet the Team

Meet the Team Welcome to the new Benidorm Seriously Web Site WHAT IS BENIDORM SERIOUSLY –  Benidorm Seriously is an information site managed by people that have lived here for many years, insuring that the information provided is as up to date, factual and as accurate as possible. We welcome your input in to the site…
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Campsites in Benidorm

Campsites in Benidorm El Raco Camping Raco Benidorm offers indoor and outdoor swimming pools, an à la carte restaurant and a 24-hour reception. Each bright, air-conditioned bungalow has flat-screen satellite TV and a furnished terrace. Camping Raco is situated in Benidorm’s Rincón de Loix district, where you will find numerous shops and bars. Levante Beach…
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Help Videos – Getting the best out of the Website.

Help Videos – Getting the best out of the Website An introduction to Benidorm Seriously How to log in and leave reviews on the Benidorm Seriously web site

The Cross (la Cruz)

The views from the cross are spectacular both day and night, it is well worth a visit just to see the stunning scenery across Benidorm and the surrounding area.  It is situated at the top of the Sierra Gelada Natura reserve. There are various routes of getting to it from the town, you can also…
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Tobacco Shops in Benidorm

For up to date prices click HERE For DUTY FREE Allowances click HERE  Eurotabaco Av. del Mediterráneo, 58, 03503 Benidorm, Alicante Opening hours: from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am till 8:00pm. Sunday closed. Av. Juan Fuster Zaragoza 1 – Benidorm Opening hours: from monday to friday from 9:00 am till 8:00 pm. Saturday from…
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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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Apartments recommended for FAMILIES

Apartments recommended for FAMILIES The Apartments listed below have all been recommended for families by Benidorm Seriously Facebook Members (in NO particular order) – To read our members reviews of each apartment, click on the highlighted name, this will take you to their individual listing and the reviews (If you are on a mobile device…
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Different board basis definitions

Different board basis definitions which board basis is right for you. Self Catering (SC) Want to eat breakfast at midday? Do the kids eat dinner at 5pm but you prefer to wait until they are in bed? Self catering offers you the flexibility to come and go as you please and to set your own holiday timetable.…
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Pet Friendly apartments and hotels in Benidorm

Pet Friendly apartments and hotels in Benidorm Always double check that pets are still allowed in case rules have changed Colon Hotel – Old Town Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable. Please note that only pets that do not exceed 7 kg are allowed. Only 1 pet per room is allowed. Pierre &…
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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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Scattering ashes in Spain

Scattering ashes in Spain Not a pleasant subject to cover but one we get asked a lot about. Scattering of Ashes. Ashes cannot be scattered just anywhere in Spain nor in the Sea, near the coast/beach they have to be taken out on a boat a certain distance from the shore, there are certain rules…
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Venues suitable for Children

The places listed below have been recommended by Benidorm Seriously Facebook group members. Some venues in Benidorm will have a cut off time for children, this is due to the contents of the shows, some have a strict NO children policy and others will make the decision on the night depending upon the clientele in…
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Spanish Hotel Star Ratings Explained

Spanish Hotel Star Ratings Explained Planning a trip to Spain? There’s plenty to see and do in this colourful country. But before you go, you may of course want to know what to expect from the standard of accommodation in Spain. Whether you want to discover buzzing cities or you are seeking rustic Spain up…
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