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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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Exchange Rates in Benidorm

Exchange Rates in Benidorm Wednesday 15th August 2018….£1=1.10€ Today´s exchange rate in Benidorm – NO change again today, holding STEADY at  1.10.  This is the average rate around town ie INDOOR MARKET,  EUROCHANGE SHOPS. GOLDRUSH BENIDORM.  Today is a National Holiday here in Spain, so some exchange places will be closed and the indoor market is only open…
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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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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. You will find links to all…
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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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Airport Scams – Avoid these top 10

Stay safe while travelling and Avoid these Top 10 Airport  Scams. Information Issued and provided by the Airport Authority in Majorca intended for all travellers to Spain or abroad The article and data below is not designed to scare anyone just to make people are aware and avoid these scams. 1. The airport security scam…
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Hotels recommended for SOLO travellers

Hotels recommended for SOLO travellers The hotels listed below have been recommended by Benidorm Seriously Group Members as being suitable for solo travellers. 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…
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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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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 This information is for travellers using a full ‘British Citizen’ passport. The authorities in the country or territory you’re travelling to are responsible for setting and enforcing the rules for entry. If you’re unclear about any aspect of the entry requirements, or you need further reassurance, you’ll need to…
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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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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 RYAN AIR From 6th September 2017: – The check-in bag fee was cut from €/£35 to €/£25 for all bags – The check-in bag allowance increased from 15kg to 20kg for all bags New cabin…
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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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Alicante Airport Information

Alicante Airport Information Alicante Airport Departures powered by Airportia SHOPS AT ALICANTE AIRPORT Alicante Duty Free – Floor 2. Departures. Passenger-only zone High season, 4:00 to 0:00; low season, 4:00 to 22:00 h. Arrivals Duty Free – Floor 0. Arrivals. Passenger-only zone High season, 7:00 to 0:00; low season, 7:00 to 22:45 h. Desigual – Floor 2. Departures.…
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How to – Overcome your fear of flying.

How to – Overcome your fear of flying. Research shows around 25 per cent of people have a fear of flying, while for 10 per cent that fear is a phobia. According to 2016 figures, air travel is safer than it has ever been. Fear of flying can range from mild anxiety to downright debilitating,…
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Air Passenger Rights

Air Passenger Rights What to do if an airline cancels your flight at home or abroad. Flight rights – what you need to know If your flight is covered by EU law, your airline must let you choose between two options: 1. Receive a refund You can get your money back for all parts of…
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Airport Transfers, Flights Accommodation and more

FLIGHTS, TRANSFERS, ACCOMMODATION and MORE Here you will find a selection of links to websites and online booking forms to help make booking your flights, transfers and accommodation that much easier. Holiday Package Companies Blue Sea Holidays Booking.com First Choice Holidays Hotels.com Hotels Combined.com Jet2 KIWI.com Last Minute.com Mercury Holidays On The Beach Tui Members…
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Pet Friendly apartments and hotels in Benidorm

Pet Friendly apartments and hotels in Benidorm Always double check that pets are still allowed in case rules have changed Colon Hotel – Old Town Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable. Please note that only pets that do not exceed 7 kg are allowed. Only 1 pet per room is allowed. Pierre &…
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Flying with your pets

Flying with your pets Aer Lingus Pets must be booked to travel with Aer Lingus Cargo. Animals presented for transport at passenger check-in won’t be accepted under any circumstances. Air France Pets must be transported by freight if the animal and its container weigh more than 75kg, or if it is traveling to a country…
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Spanish Hotel Star Ratings Explained

Spanish Hotel Star Ratings Explained Planning a trip to Spain? There’s plenty to see and do in this colourful country. But before you go, you may of course want to know what to expect from the standard of accommodation in Spain. Whether you want to discover buzzing cities or you are seeking rustic Spain up…
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Hotels offering All Inclusive Packages

Hotels offering All Inclusive Packages 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. You will find…
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Traveling by plane with a mobility scooter or wheelchair

Traveling by plane with a mobility scooter or wheelchair Useful tips when traveling by plane with your mobility scooter or wheelchair. The first thing you should know is that the airline is required to check- in free of charge your wheelchair or electric mobility scooter. The assistance service at the airport is also free of…
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Disabled Friendly Hotels and Apartments in Benidorm

Disabled Friendly Hotels and Apartments  Click the hotel name to take you to our members reviews. Hotel Melia Benidorm –  Good wheelchair access. Rooms also have disability access showers with shower seats, grab rails where you need them, plus disabled toilets and disabled toilet raisers. They also have adaptations for hearing-impaired and visually-impaired guests, commode…
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