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Benidorm Weather Forecast

Benidorm Weather Forecast Weather report for Thursday 18th April  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.  Hello from Benidorm. Welcome to Spring in Spain. Today´s top temperature will…
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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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How to – Check for Traffic Fines in Spain

HOW TO CHECK FOR TRAFFIC FINES http://www.buscamultas.com/default.aspx/ Many people may still not be aware that since 2014 the DGT/Trafico across Spain don’t have to send out written notifications of traffic fines for speeding etc by post any longer (although I believe that some offices still do). The onus is now on the owner to check…
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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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A New Life – Short stories by our Members

A New Life – Short stories by our Members More stories in this section of our website –  A NEW LIFE STORIES FROM BENIDORM SERIOUSLY GROUP MEMBERS  Harry Van Vynck – 5th April 2019 One year ago today  I come home from work in London after sitting in traffic best part of day and said…
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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. January 6th – 3 Kings Day. Totally unmissable is the grand…
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Residencia – All your questions answered

Residencia All your questions answered For details on how to apply and fill in the forms etc 3rd April IMPORTANT UPDATES Residency and visas You must register as a Spanish resident if you want to stay in Spain for more than 3 months. You will get a green A4 certificate or credit card-sized piece of paper from…
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Spanish Wine Guide

Spanish Wine Guide LOCAL BODEGAS Bodega Enrique Mendoza – Alfaz del Pi, Guided tours available lasting approximately 1hr 30 mins, booking required Opening hours Tuesday to Thursday 10.00, 12,00 and 16.00, Saturday 10.00 & 12.00 Bodega Xalo – Jalon, not a guided tour but a great place to get some good value wines and of course…
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Market Days in the Benidorm Area

Market Days in the Benidorm Area 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 find all sorts of things  on sale such as clothes, shoes, towels and blankets, ceramic pots and…
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Urban Birding in Benidorm – By James Common

James Common has very kindly agreed for us to share his blog here on our website.  If you would like to follow James then you can do so HERE.   Thanks James. URBAN BIRDING IN BENIDORM November 14th 2015 So contrary to expectations, I managed to survive a week in Benidorm! Such places, jam packed with people,…
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Fiestas in MARCH

FIESTAS IN MARCH CARNIVAL Dates for this event are dictated by when Easter falls, the Parades always take place on the Saturday before Ash Wednesday, so this years carnival dates are 2nd to 5th March. The main day on which the carnival celebrations are concentrated, is Saturday 2nd: CHILDRENS CARNIVAL Concentration at 10:00 in the C…
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How to Apply for Residencia

How to Apply for  Residencia If you are planning on living in Spain for 3 months or more then you must apply for your residencia. Please NOTE – New rules and regulations are constantly being introduced.  Nevertheless, at the time of writing this information is correct (2019) Obviously new rules will apply depending upon what…
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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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EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS

EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS The European Emergency Number 112 is not the only emergency number here in Spain. As well as 112, the following emergency numbers are available 062 – Guardia Civil 091 – National Police – Reporting robberies etc. 061 – Health emergencies 080 – Fire Service 092 – Local Police 090 – Report traffic…
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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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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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Children in Bars – The Law

TAKING YOUR CHILDREN INTO THE BARS – The Laws We are always being asked about children in bars here in Benidorm are they allowed? This is what the Spanish Law says……. Spanish law defines anyone under 18 to be a minor. Any unaccompanied minors that come to the attention of the Spanish authorities (for whatever…
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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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How to apply for your NIE Number

HOW TO GET YOUR N.I.E NUMBER INFORMATION CORRECT AS OF December 2018 – Please note that these instructions may vary if you are in a different area of Spain. You now need to make an appointment on line, and you can now print and fill in the forms online using form 790, some people are…
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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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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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New rules and guidelines for Property Rentals

New rules and guidelines for Property Rentals The Government extends the rental contracts and limits the bonds but does not limit the prices. Article Written & Published By: elpais.com  Translated from Spanish to English so some detail may be lost in Translation. information also proved by www.elconfidencial.com The Government green light this Friday (14th December 2018) in the…
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Voting in Spain – Changes due to Brexit

Voting in Spain British citizens living abroad who meet certain eligibility criteria can vote in some UK elections. To do so, you’ll first need to register as an overseas voter. UK nationals cannot vote in general or regional elections in Spain. In order to vote in local elections in Spain, you must be registered on the municipal register where you…
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Official information British people moving to and living in Spain need to know

Official information British people moving to and living in Spain need to know There will be no change to the rights and status of UK nationals living in Spain while the UK remains in the EU. While the government continues to negotiate EU Exit, you should: Information provided by the UKGov.com make sure you’re correctly registered as resident in Spain. INFORMATION ON…
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