Benidorm Excess - a step too far?

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Benidorm is renowned for being a party capital 24/7 and what attracts many here – especially Stag and Hen groups. I, along with many, welcome holiday makers to indulge and have fun – but there is a limit to what is acceptable.

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Altea celebrates Moors & Christians

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The much anticipated Moors and Christians parade is taking place in Altea this weekend – the highlight of the annual fiesta calendar. It began yesterday with with a street party for all the penyas, with fireworks and bands playing into the early hours of this morning. After the carnival in Rio this must definately come a close second for elaborate and eye catching outfits!

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Triple fundraiser in Benidorm this Sunday

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If you are at a loose end this Sunday then don´t despair as Benidorm will see a triple fundraising effort held at 3 different venues: El Cisne, Levi´s Showboat and Benidorm Palace – all in the name of charity! Lets hope that the predicted rain stays away for the weekend at least to ensure a great turnout.

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Clampdown on illegal private rentals on Costa Blanca

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Hoteliers are putting pressure on unions to join the fight against "illegal" private rentals – which they claim are threatening jobs within the tourism sector. APTUR – The Association of Tourist Apartments on the Costa Blanca are also joining in the campaign for a clampdown.

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Benidorm goes Gaga for MotherMonster!

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The hugely popular and successful MotherMonster tribute to Lady Gaga is still taking Benidorm by storm, nearly 4 years on. The fast paced show - the first and original, is a celebration of her music featuring Leah Kankowski as Lady Gaga and accompanied by male dancers Rafael Faust and Christian Perez... quite a trio!

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Never too old for Benidorm!

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You´re never too old to go on holiday – as has been proved by Madge and Charlie Pallett from Shepway in Kent this week. The couple hit the UK national headlines last week, as at the ages of 91 and 93 respectively, they had never taken a holiday abroad throughout their 71 years of marriage! Well that changed as they, together with daughters Yvonne Elliott, Doreen England and granddaughter Leigh Plumbly headed to the top holiday destination for Brits – BENIDORM!

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Benidorm goes psychic

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Benidorm is a hub of activity every evening – it´s generally when the resort springs to life. There is certainly no shortage of entertainers to watch – but there is always room for something different. Here for 1 week only is a unique gentleman who to a degree is a performer, but not in the conventional sense and I met up with him yesterday. His name is Micky "Gypsy Boy" Vermooch and he is a medium and psychic – the gypsy being reference to his heritage, as his parents were Romany gypsies! Most people fall into one of two camps here - believe there is something there or that it is utter tosh - the later generally being the men!

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Colourful Benidorm Pride parade

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What many consider the highlight of Benidorm Pride week – the Parade, took place on Saturday afternoon. Participants and spectators started to gather at the Rincon end of the Levante beach from around 3pm, for the anticipated 4pm start... which as with all things Spanish, was late! But not many seemed to notice as they walked around admiring the array of multi coloured outfits.

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Ambassador Hotel in Benidorm - a favourite with Brits

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There is a huge choice of hotels in Benidorm and often it's a hard task trying to decide which is the best one for you. Most attract a mixture of nationalities but for one, or rather two in particular – The Ambassador Playa I & II, 95% of the clients are Brits! So what attracts so many there? The good central location on Calle Gerona must be one of the main temptations – virtually opposite Morgans Tavern in the heart of the nightlife so no need for taxi´s. But there has to be more to it surely...

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Jellyfish back in Benidorm!

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The continued warm weather in Benidorm has been a bonus for those coming on holiday. Sea temperatures have been hitting 29 degrees, the highest recorded in the last 10 years - so more like getting into a bath rather than a refreshing dip to cool down! But the unusually warm sea temperatures have bought with them a number of unwelcome visitors – jellyfish, or medusas in Spanish!

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Europe´s tallest hotel - Gran Bali in Benidorm

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Did you know that the tallest hotel in Europe is located here in Benidorm? The Gran Hotel Bali is in La Cala, at the far end of Benidorm and stands tall at 186 metres – it is certainly prominent on the Benidorm skyline. Walk along the length of the Poniente beach and it then turns into La Cala beach – many think that it is all Poniente, then towards the end you will see the imposing Bali hotel. It is a fair walk and if you want to be partying in the heart of the Rincon then probably not the best choice – but if you are after a relaxing and laid back break, then this should certainly be on your list of possible contenders.

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    deborah barnatt 30.09.2014 10:44
    i have to agree. i have been going to benidorm since i was 5 yrs old and it has got a bit tacky at ...
     
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    Val Long 29.09.2014 14:16
    :o awful. You are so right it's the uncouth Brits who are getting up to this stuff but you know what ...
     
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    As a seasoned Benidorm holiday maker i was disgusted with the resort this year, even our regular ...
     
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