|Crowds last year enjoying the night|
This year it falls on a Saturday and so likely to be especially busy - particularly as the children have all just finished school for the Summer... yes already and as you can imagine the poor parents have to keep them entertained for 11 long weeks!
|Revellers waiting for the stroke of midnight at shoreline|
Then just after midnight you light a bonfire - referred to as "Hogueras" and depending on which tale you listen to you jump over the bonfire three times to be cleansed and purified and have your problems burned away.... looking at the bonfire on Albir beach last year, if you tried jumping over that you´d burn more than your problems as it must have been about 10 metres high!
People start descending on the beach mid afternoon and bring with them tables, chairs, picnics, drinks - plenty ... in fact just about everything bar the kitchen sink. Its an amazing atmosphere with music being blared out and singing and dancing taking place. You will definitely find it a problem trying to park your car if you leave it too late.
|Last years bonfire on Albir beach|
Although slightly disappointing it will not detract from the partying atmosphere Im sure.
|Tables, chairs - all mod cons in fact|
Beach parties will take place everywhere along the coast so whether you are in Benidorm, Calpe or Altea just head for the shoreline and join in with the locals.
Festival of San Juan
Benidorm beach by-laws