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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. LINK to Main Tour…
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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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Taking Baby away on Holiday

Taking Baby away on Holiday Baby Milk Some UK brands of formula milk are available in Spain, but they may only be available in farmacias, and they may have a different name. Call the helpline number on your box of formula before you leave. Aptamil  = Milupa Aptamil Cow and gate = Almiron Heinz =…
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Travelling with children with a different surname

Travelling with children with a different surname If your children don’t share your surname, and you’re travelling without their father (or vice versa) – or, indeed, if you’ve sent them on holiday with grandparents or other relatives with a different last name – there’s every chance you may be asked to prove their identity.  being…
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How To – Cope with Airport Delays

How To – Cope with Airport Delays Nothing throws a wrench into your travel plans quite like an airport delay. And there’s no shortage of reasons why your flight might be late: unpredictable weather, technical glitches, airport security problems, congested airways etc etc. Whether flying saucers or snowstorms are keeping you grounded, it’s important to…
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Hand Luggage Restrictions

Hand luggage restrictions at UK airports There are restrictions on what items you can take in your hand luggage and hold luggage when boarding a plane in the UK. There are different rules if you’re taking goods to sell or temporarily abroad for business reasons, for example sales samples, professional equipment or musical instruments for…
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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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