Guadalest - a worthwhile visit when in Benidorm

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One of the most picturesque must see places to visit when holidaying in Benidorm has to be Guadalest. Located ap 600 metres above sea level in the mountains it is the most visited village in the whole of Spain - and once there you can understand why.

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Costa Blanca Ryder Cup challenge at Villaitana Golf in Benidorm

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The fifth Costa Blanca Ryder Cup took place today on the spectacular Villaitana Golf course in Benidorm – with Great Britain competing against Spain to retain the winner's cup. It was an early start for the players, who met at 7:30am for breakfast, kindly paid for by the two team captains – Dave Morris for team GB and the organizer of the tournament and Toni Serrano for the Spanish team. They then took up positions on the Poniente course for an 8:30am shotgun start – made up of 2 GB players and 2 Spanish players at each hole. The two teams were made up of 18 players in each – and within those 36 there was only one lady, Vigdis Haugan, who was playing for team GB.

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Crissy Rock - Benidorm´s comedy queen

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I met up and had a coffee at the Hotel Presidente with the lovely Crissy Rock yesterday afternoon, her home when she is here in Benidorm. Unfortunately, she is jetting back on a Jet2 flight to Liverpool today, using her entire 22kg luggage allowance she showed me, having had a fruitful shopping spree that morning. But she´ll be back here in November, in time for the Benidorm fiestas and looking forward to the British Fancy Dress day she told me – but hasn´t quite decided on her outfit for this year yet.

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How well do you know Benidorm? - part 2

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Here is the second part of our "How well do you know Benidorm" photo competition, with another 11 Benidorm pictures to identify. Make a note of exactly where you will find all 22 – and Benidorm isn´t enough, then email us your answers to:
All entries should be in by 31st August – which gives you plenty of time incase you are coming here on your holiday in the next few weeks. There will be a fantastic prize for the winner - a karting experience for 2 ....good luck!

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Algar waterfalls - a great daytrip from Benidorm

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A fantastic place to visit if you are staying in Benidorm are the Algar waterfalls, which can be found on the outskirts of the village of Callosa d'En Sarria, aprox 15km outside of Benidorm. It is a real natural beautyspot and attracts thousands of visitors over the Summer months - both holiday makers and residents. In Series 3 - episode 2 of the ITV hit show Benidorm, the Garvey clan went on a "free trip" which had the Algar Waterfalls as the destinations.

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How well do you know Benidorm?

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Benidorm - a bit like marmite, you either love it or hate it. However the majority of Brits who actually come on holiday to Benidorm get the bug and continue to come back year after year. There is so much to see and do around the resort that it´s hardly surprising. Alicante airport is served by a wide choice of airlines and with an average flight time of 2.5 hours from the UK, understandable why it is a firm favourite with so many. Benidorm´s success is based on two main attractions – long stretches of golden sandy beaches and a microclimate that guarantees almost year round sunshine.

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Ryanair Benidorm bound party flight

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The chorus of ladies singing Viva España in the departure lounge bar gave me a fairly good indication that the group were heading to Spain - and I was not wrong as they boarded my Ryanair flight from East Midlands to El Altet Alicante! Indeed, Nicola and her entourage of 15 ladies were heading to Benidorm for 3 nights of partying - as their specially printed t-shirts confirmed to everyone. It was Nicola´s 40th and the girls were certainly going to make the most of it - starting at the airport. As the plane taxied down the runway they broke into "We're leaving on a jet plane" and cheers as the wheels left the tarmac!

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Night walk from Guadalest to Altea

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THE 7th annual moonlight walk from Guadalest, a picturesque village up in the mountains to Altea is taking place on Saturday 19th July. The event has been jointly organized by Marco Polo Expediciones – on the Avd Europa in Benidorm and the Nordic Walking Club of the Valencian Community, and has become something of a ritual for many that take part.

Benidorm news - it is still a family friendly resort

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For a change it was not Benidorm getting a slating in the British press this week – instead the shame fell to Magaluf, on the Spanish holiday resort of Majorca. A shocking video went viral on the social media network of a young British girl, who was on an organized bar crawl, performing a sex act on a line of men to win a free drink! The Mayor and local politicians were outraged at the damage it has done to the image of the resort and are mounting a PR campaign to attempt to restore the image and persuade holidaymakers to return.

The Olly Murs tribute show in Benidorm

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Benidorm is renowned for its selection and variation of entertainment on offer – with particular focus on the fantastic tribute acts. The resort offers something for everyone – but a firm favourite, especially with the girls is the Olly Murs show. Only going since March 2013, the talent behind the sensational voice, which ensures a packed room, is Troy Fallaize – although the fact that he is rather gorgeous to look at may also have something to do with it!

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ITV´s Good Morning Britain team broadcast live from Benidorm

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ITV´s Good Morning Britain breakfast program came to Benidorm to broadcast live from the Sol Pelicanos hotel – known to most as the Solana Resort from the hit ITV comedy series! The live broadcast was anchored by popular presenter Ranvir Singh who was accompanied by the dishy Dr Hilary Jones and Fashion Correspondant Mark Heyes.

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    liz 26.07.2014 07:20
    Great Article...Wow what a busy Talented Lady.
     
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    Love the water falls, great day out, 3e will be returning while staying in Benidorm next month.
     
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