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Fiestas – SAN JUAN FIESTA JUNE 23RD

Fiestas – SAN JUAN FIESTA JUNE 23RD The San Juan Fiesta is held every year to celebrate the shortest night and the longest day of the year and marks the beginning of summer. This is an old Pagan ritual based on fire and water. It originated in the neighboring city of Alicante and dates back to…
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Boat Trips from Benidorm

Boat Trips from Benidorm ALL boat trips depends on favorable weather conditions. BOAT TRIP TO BENIDORM (PEACOCK) ISLAND  Some call it Peacock Island, others Benidorm Rock and the locals refer to it as simply L’illa (the island). But whatever you call it the fact remains its one of the most easily recognized symbols of Benidorm…
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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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Nudist beaches in the area

Nudist beaches in the area Altea, has 3 nudist beaches Playa de la Solsida, Playa Mascarat Norte and Cala de la Barra Grande. Playa de la Solside La Solside beach is 1.400 m. in length with  an average width of 8 m. This is a quiet  isolated beach. with no beach boardwalks or amenities and…
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All about – GUADALEST

All about – GUADALEST Guadalest, Spain – The Eagle’s Nest carved into the Mountain Located on the CV-70, 25 km from Altea, is the village of Guadalest. Occupying one of the most stunning positions in Spain, this small village is precariously perched on the pinnacle of a granite mountain, giving fabulous views across the valley carved…
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Dino Park and Cactus Gardens – Algar

Dino Park and Cactus Gardens – Algar This is a wonderful place to take your children, young and old, set in beautiful surroundings.  A great day out for all the family, most of the dinosaurs move and make sounds which children love, very well laid out but is hard work on the gravel paths if…
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Algar Falls – Fonts de Algar

Algar Falls – Fonts de Algar Algar Waterfalls is only 20 km from Benidorm and 3 km from the center of Callosa d’en Sarrià.  This would also make a great day out twinned with a visit to DinoPark which is situated just a bit further up the road. The village of Algar is a complete contrast…
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All About – Valencia

All About – Valencia Valencia is the third largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona, with one million inhabitants. Situated in the centre of the Spanish Mediterranean coast it is the centre of the corridor uniting North Africa to South East Europe. A city rich with cultural monuments and museums which  have made it a continual attraction…
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Gardens to visit – Jardín de l’Albarda

Gardens to visit – Jardín de l’Albarda The Garden of l’Albarda, located in the town of Pedreguer, are one of the best kept secrets in the Marina Alta, situated close to the town of  Dénia The garden of L’Albarda is a wonderful Mediterranean gardens. Created in 1990, it demonstrates the great richness of the flora…
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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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Things to do for Families in Benidorm

Things to do for Families in Benidorm One of the most frequently asked questions on the FaceBook group – “Is Benidorm suitable for children?”  YES without a doubt, there is lots for families to see and do. Most of the hotels will have some form of children´s entertainment and some even have kids clubs so…
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Local Train Service, Alicante to Denia

Local Train Service, Alicante to Denia One of the reasons that people like to come to Benidorm is that there is always so much to do. Having said that, if you feel the need to “stretch your wings” a little, and explore more of the coastal strip of the Costa Blanca, nothing could be easier…
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All about – ALICANTE

All about Alicante The name of the city comes from the Arabic name Laqant  or Al-Laqant, which in turn reflects the Latin Lucentum.  The area around Alicante has been inhabited for over 7000 years. Alicante Spanish: [aliˈkante]), or Alacant (Valencian: [alaˈkant]),  is a city and port and is the capital of the Alicante Province situated in the south of the Valencian Community. It is also a very historic Mediterranean port.…
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All About CALPE

CALPE- The Largest rock in the Mediterranean Calpe is a twenty-minute drive further along from Benidorm on the N-332. Even those who haven’t visited Calpe, will know doubt recognise the enormous rock that juts out over the sea. Calpe has a wonderful mixture of old Valencian culture and modern tourist facilities. It is a great base…
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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 & 12.0 Bodega Xalo – Jalon, not a guided tour but a great place to get some good value wines and of…
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Terra Mitica, Theme and Adventure Park

Terra Mitica, Theme and Adventure Park Book HERE , open from 13th April to 3rd November, full details of opening hours at the bottom of this page, days in white are closed days in the Season. The park is divided into 5 themed zones: Egypt, Greece, Rome, Iberia, and the Islands (of the Mediterranean). This is…
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All About Jalon and the Jalon Valley

Jalon is the capital of the Jalon Valley, also known as the Vall de Pop (Pop Valley), situated beside the River Gorgos, in a plain, surrounded by the Sierra de Bernia and the Sierra del Forner mountains.
Jalon boasts some of the most magnificent scenery in Spain, with its landscape of olive and pine trees, intermingled…
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All About ALTEA

GETTING TO ALTEA FROM BENIDORM CATCH THE NO. 10 BUS. anywhere along the mediterraneo COST 1.50€PP Altea is without doubt one of the most charming towns on the Costa Blanca North. It’s old town is packed full of character and the impressive church with its blue and white tiled dome roof has to be one of the most…
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Tabernas – Mini Hollywood in Almeria

Tabernas – Mini Hollywood in Almeria Tabernas Desert This is the only desert in Europe and is situated in the  Costa de Almería. The sun shines for over 3,000 hours a year and has virtually no rain (less than 240 mm annual rainfall). Temperatures range from -5 to 48 °C! The whole area is a nature reserve (protected area) spanning…
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La Marina Shopping Centre

La Marina Shopping Centre Looking for a great place to shop in Benidorm? Then look no further than the La Marina mall, just a few minutes drive from the town center. La Marina in Finestrat is the largest shopping centre in the Benidorm area of Spain, and is popular with both Spaniards and visitors. Known…
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All About VILLAJOYOSA

All About VILLAJOYOSA Villajoyosa as it is known in Spanish or La Vila Joiosa as it is called by the local people in Valencian literally means the ‘joyful village’. It is famous as a centre for the production of chocolate, which could be the reason for its name! The town has three chocolate factories, all…
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Golf Courses near Benidorm

Golf Courses near Benidorm Las Rejas Open Club Benidorm The Las Rejas Golf Club is a 9-hole par 3 golf course, located on Poniente Beach in Benidorm and integrated into the urban area, on Calle Presidente Adolfo Suárez, 5. Behind Vicente Pérez Devesa avenue,  just over 1,000 meters from the beach. It is the ideal…
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All About – Denia

All About – Denia Denia is situated 51km North of Benidorm, about a 45 minute drive it is set on the northern edge of the Alicante region and backed by the impressive mountains of the the Montgo Natural Park. The Iberians, Romans, Muslims and Christians have all left their mark on the seaside resort of Denia…
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All About – Torrevieja

All About – Torrevieja Torrevieja is situated on the Costa Blanca, approximately 45 minutes south of Alicante airport, about an hour and a half drive from Benidorm (113km) The name Torrevieja comes from the small tower that used to look down over the harbour. It isn’t a resort in the package holiday sense, there are…
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