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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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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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PoliFani Expats

PoliFani insurance broker has been in business since 1979 and is very well known and used within the Spanish community, but is still relatively new to the British one. We are known for our excellent customer service and the quality of the services we provide. As an insurance broker, we have access to over 24…
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Benidorm´s Tallest Buildings

Benidorm´s Tallest Buildings Did you know? Benidorm has the most high-rise buildings per capita in the world? Benidorm is the second city in the world with more skyscrapers per square metre? beaten only by New York! Benidorm is the 2nd Spanish city with constructions of more than 150 meter? Madrid is the first and we even…
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November Fiesta Schedule

NOVEMBER FIESTA SCHEDULE – Fiestas Patronales Benidorm Benidorm honours its two patron saints, the Virgen del Sufragio and San Jaime apostle, with the annual “Fiestas Patronales” local fiestas. The streets are transformed for the entire event with floral decorations, lively musicians, open-air theatre, firework displays and religious parades. Benidorm Fiestas 2018 start Friday 9th November and…
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Red days in December

Red days in December What is a red day? This is a national holiday, similar to a Bank Holiday back in the UK, so some supermarkets will be closed or open for much shorter hours, banks, offices and schools will be CLOSED. 6th December – Constitution Day (Día de la Constitución) This public holiday is always…
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The future excavation and musealisation of the Castell de Benidorm

The future excavation and musealisation of the Castell de Benidorm, one step closer Source – www.diarioinformacion.com, translated from a Spanish news article so some information may be lost in translation. The excavation and musealisation (putting or keeping something in a museum) of the Castell de Benidorm is one step closer to being a reality. The Department of Historical Heritage…
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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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Tabacco/Cigarette Prices

Tabacco/Cigarette Prices Please note:- These prices are for products purchased in the Spanish government controlled “Tabac” shops, . For a list of Tabacs 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 29/06/18 Lambert and Butler –…
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Google Search of Benidorm Seriously

Now you can use the power of google to search the entire Benidorm Seriously web site to find exactly what you want  

VIP Lounge Introduction

Welcome to the the brand new VIP Lounge from Benidorm Seriously. Brief Introduction The VIP lounge is intended for Serious members with a genuine interest in helping other members improve their experience of Benidorm.  We have created the lounge to simulate Facebook to make it easier to understand.  However we have removed the restrictions of…
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Benidorm´s British Businesses Association – BBBA

Benidorm´s British Businesses Association – BBBA Welcome all to Benidorm´s first ever British Business Association promoting Safety, Support, Help and Family Values amongst not only our visitors but within our community . B.B.B.A is a Business Owners Association formed by British Residents in Benidorm and the Surrounding areas. THE AIMS OF THE ASSOCIATION ARE- To…
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Public Holidays in October

Public Holiday in October October 9th – Day of the Valencian Community This is not a national holiday but one for the whole Valencian Region, of which Benidorm is part of, it is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed. Most stores are closed, although some bakers and food stores…
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D-Day and Normandy Landing Re-enactment. 28th, 29th and 30th September.

D-Day and Normandy Landing Re-enactment on Poniente Beach. 28th, 29th and 30th September. One of the most important military campaigns in history is to be re-enacted.  Run by the Spanish historical society Bilex, you will see soldiers carrying heavy machine guns, artillery cannons with men and woman performing living tributes to the veterans of WWII…
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Mr & Mrs Suits

Mr & Mrs Suits Phil & Jackie Stanley known 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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Venues suitable for Children

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…
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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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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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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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