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Exchange Rates in Benidorm

Exchange Rates in Benidorm Tuesday 11th December 2018 This is the average rate around town – Always use a reputable exchange bureau, see below. Another DROP today, back DOWN to 1.085€. PREVIOUS 7 DAYS Monday 10th December – 1.095 Sunday 9th December – 1.10 Saturday 8th December – 1.10 Friday 7th December – 1.10 Thursday 6th…
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Brexit – News and Updates

Brexit – News and Updates Brexit will affect every single one of us. News stories and updates will be posted here. BREXIT ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW Britains time in the EU is running out 10th December – Anger as Theresa May refuses to set new date for Commons vote on her Brexit deal, ahead…
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Alicante Airport Information

Alicante Airport Information Originally named El Altet, is —as of 2017— the fifth-busiest airport in Spain based on passenger numbers, and the main airport serving the Valencian Community and the Region of Murcia. Alicante Airport Departures powered by Airportia SHOPS AT ALICANTE AIRPORT Alicante Duty Free – Floor 2. Departures. Passenger-only zone High season, 4:00 to…
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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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Thomas Cook issue profit warning – second in two months

Article provided and written by BBC News Thomas Cook has warned that its annual profits are set to be about £30m lower than expected, its second profit warning in two months. Earnings at its tour operator unit were £88m lower in the year to September, as people delayed booking holidays because of the prolonged heatwave…
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Transport to and from Alicante Airport, Transfer, Bus,Taxi or car?

Transport to and from Alicante Airport, Transfer, Bus,Taxi or car? You have booked your holiday to Benidorm and are now wondering how to get here from your chosen airport…. there are quite a few options which we will go into detail about below. Alicante Airport is Spain’s 5th busiest so it can seem a bit…
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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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UK Passport entry requirements to Spain

UK Passport entry requirements to Spain Updated November 2018 information provided by the Uk.Gov website so is correct at time of publishing. The information on this page covers the most common types of travel and reflects the UK government’s understanding of the rules currently in place. Unless otherwise stated, this information is for travellers using…
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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 and a lively nightlife scene. From here, an elevator…
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Tips for getting cheap flights

Tips for getting cheap flights DO search for tickets one at a time – Even if you’re flying with a group. Airlines often sell multiple fare classes at different prices, with a couple seats in each class. If there’s only one seat left in the lowest fare class and you search for four seats, most automated…
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Flight Release Dates

Flight Release Dates Airline ticket release dates Tips for getting cheap flights HERE Alicante airport flight tracker HERE Hand luggage restrictions HERE Hand luggage size and weight HERE Duty Free allowances from Spain to UK HERE Fear of flying – Tips HERE AIRLINE TICKETS GO ON SALE HOW TO GET RELEASE & SALES ALERTS Air…
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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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Low-cost airline Primera Air ceases operations

Stansted tells Primera Air passengers not to go to the airport and adds it plans to seize an aircraft because of unpaid bills. Nordic low-cost airline Primera Air has ceased all operations and is expected to go into administration. Stansted said travellers due to fly with the airline should not travel to the airport, from…
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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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Duty Free Allowance from Spain to UK

Duty Free Allowance from Spain to UK Arrivals from EU countries – Correct details as of June 2017 from the official UK Government  You don’t pay duty or tax on goods you bring in from the European Union (EU) as long as you: transport them yourself will use them yourself or give them away as…
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Taxi´s in Benidorm

Taxi´s in Benidorm Everyone has a tale about being ripped off by a taxi driver when they visit a foreign country, however when you live permanently abroad you may be targeted too. Read on to see how to avoid pitfalls and what your consumer rights are. It goes without saying that you should only use…
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Crime in Benidorm

Crime in Benidorm Crime happens here in Benidorm the same as it does everywhere in the world, but it can have even more of an impact when people are on holiday, make sure you are fully insured to help lessen any financial losses. You will find all the information you need on any aspect of…
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Hand Luggage Size and Weight

Hand Luggage Size and Weight CABIN BAG SIZES GUIDE Note these may change, always check with the airlines terms and conditions RYANAIR From the 1st November 2018.  Please note:  “Passengers who’ve already booked flights to check in a 10 kg bag for free. To benefit, you’ll need to be flying from Thursday 1 November on…
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Medical assistance in Benidorm – Where to go, what to go

Medical Assistance in Benidorm – Where to go, what to go… Unfortunately even on holiday medical issues can arise, know what to do and where to go. The most important thing you will need is your EHIC card, this is completely FREE so no excuses not to have one, double check that yours is in…
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The Road Trip – Discovering Spain

The Road Trip – Discovering Spain It has often been said that Benidorm has everything.  Having travelled to many parts of Europe including Italy, Sardinia, Greece, The Balearic Islands, and also the Canary Islands and places further afield such as India, Eilat, Kenya, Gambia etc, we in admin would share that opinion.  However as part…
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Hotel Reviews

HOTEL REVIEWS All reviews are by Benidorm Seriously Members. Click on the links to read the individual hotel reviews, please feel free to add your own reviews on the correct listing. For a list of hotels with specific features please see the links at the bottom of the page. LINK to Main Tour Operators LINK to…
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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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Unaccompanied Children – Flying rules and guidelines

Unaccompanied Children – Flying rules and guidelines In the airline industry, an adult is any passenger aged 16 and older. Any passenger under the age of 16 planning to fly alone must be clear about the rules as they change depending on the individual airline, so please double check before booking.  The details below are…
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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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