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Benidorm Weather Forecast

Benidorm Weather Forecast. Weather report for Saturday 24th August.  On this page you will find all the information you need about the weather here in Benidorm, a daily weather report, 7 day forecast, average monthly temperatures and links to other weather related pages. For today´s EXCHANGE RATE Hello from Benidorm. Welcome to Summer in Spain. Today´s…
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Spanish School Holiday dates from September 2019 – 2020 – Alicante Region

Spanish School Holiday dates from September 2019 – 2020 – Alicante Region The holidays are gradually coming to an end and we already see on the horizon the beginning of the 2019/2020 school year in the province of Alicante.  on September 9th classes will begin in Infant, Primary, ESO, Baccalaureate, Basic Professional Training and Basic FP second…
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Dangerous Creepy Crawlies in Spain

Dangerous Insects & reptiles in Spain  The page has been kindly sponsored by the Blues Brothers Experience Benidorm Bees, Hornets and Wasps etc The sting from any of these insects can be very painful. Try to withdraw the sting immediately but do not use tweezers because squeezing or pressing the sting can inject more poison into the…
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Market Days in the Benidorm Area

Market Days in the Benidorm Area This page has been kindly sponsored by Don Panco Hotel group including Villamar and Villasol Campsites   This is only a guide, as days and locations can change. There are markets along the Costa Blanca every day and these usually operate from about 8.30am until about 2pm. You will…
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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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The most Popular Tapas Dishes

The most Popular Tapas Dishes What are tapas? Tapas are a variety of small savoury Spanish dishes, often served as a snack with drinks, or with other tapas as a meal. To “tapear”, going from bar to bar for drinks and tapas, is an essential part of the social culture of Spain, and is something…
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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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Mosquito Facts and the Best Repellents

Mosquito Facts and the Best Repellents Here are a few interesting mozzie facts – Most mosquitoes, buzz in the key of C. They buzz round your head as they are attracted to the carbon dioxide you breath out. Only females bite. The noise comes from their wing beats and it their way of attracting the…
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Fiesta – Virgin del Carman and San Jaime

HOLIDAYS IN HONOR TO THE VIRGIN DEL CARMEN 16th – 21st July AND SAN JAIME 25th July Head down to one of the Port areas in Benidorm, Altea or Villajoyosa where you will see beautiful floral processions through the  streets, ending at the Port when the local fishermen will go out to sea on a…
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Beware the Bloodsucking Fly

Beware the Bloodsucking Fly Due to the recent hot weather the Black Fly (Mosca chupasangre) also known as the Bloodsucker Fly has become more prevalent throughout Spain, with the area of the River Ebro particularly affected at the moment but historical records have been broken in the number of cases registered in the country and…
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Benidorm Fiesta Dates for 2019

BENIDORM FIESTA 2019 DATES FOR YOUR DIARY BENIDORM FIESTA DATES FOR 2019 (All dates are approximate, please double check with your travel agent before booking your holiday). Benidorm has about 55 Fiestas every year so far too many to list, here are the main ones. Fiesta Dates for 2020 can be found HERE January 6th –…
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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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Stay Safe in the Sun

HOT WEATHER  YOUR GUIDE TO STAYING HEALTHY AND HAPPY IN THE HEAT Heat is the number one weather-related killer.  When the body heats too quickly to cool itself safely, or when you lose too much fluid or salt thorough dehydration or sweating, your body temperature rises and heat related illnesses may develop. Don´t let these…
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Jellyfish and the Portugese Man of War

6th June – Warning in place for the area. The situation regarding Portuguese man of war sightings, according to the comments received, there have not been as many seen as last year, in fact only 2 cases reported currently in the Valencian community away from Benidorm. However, as we are  at the end of spring,…
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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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CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS EVE IN BENIDORM

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS EVE IN BENIDORM December 1 – Benidorm town hall is the scene for the traditional lighting of Christmas lights including the Christmas tree lighting ceremony at 18.30. There will be kids stuff, music and fireworks during the evening. Main lighting displays start to be switched on from the week after. Childrens can enjoy…
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The Spanish Health Care System

The Spanish Healthcare System You need to make sure you are correctly registered for healthcare as a resident in Spain. You can read the NHS’s guidance on who is able to access healthcare in Spain and how to register. If you are resident in Spain, you should not be using a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) from…
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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 23/05/19 Lambert and Butler –…
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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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Benidorm Fiesta Dates 2020

BENIDORM FIESTA DATES – 2020  BENIDORM FIESTA DATES FOR 2020 (All dates are subject to change) Benidorm has about 55 Fiestas every year so far too many to list, many of the smaller local fiestas will not be publicised until after the event but here are the main fiestas to look out for. During EVERY…
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English Speaking Lawyers in our Region

English Speaking Lawyers – Alicante, Comunidad Valenciana, Murcia and Albacete Page still under construction The following list is supplied by the British Consulate – Alicante and www.gov.uk   The British Consulate in Alicante represents the UK government in Alicante and Murcia regions of Spain. Published 6th June 2019 The following list of lawyers has been prepared…
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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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Be careful what you write on Social Media in Spain

Be careful what you write on Social Media in Spain BE AWARE Spain has very strict Slander and deformation of character laws (article 205 and 208 of the Spanish Criminal code), so before posting about a venue/person, think carefully or you could end up with a very large fine. 11th April 2019 – A British…
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