|Brand new pedalos arriving|
The City Council awarded a 2 year contract, extendable for a further 2 years to the company "David Vicente Sellers" for the pedalo rentals. Up until 2007 there were pedalos along the beach but they disappeared after the previous company said that there was little demand for them. After 5 Summers without Pepe Marcet, Councillor for Beaches said that they had had many comments about the lack of facilities on the beach. "Many people told us that the beach was dead and that it needed more choice, especially for children, hence the re-introduction of the licences. The City Council will receive 51,000 euros for 4 rentals points on the Levante and 3 on the Poniente beaches, which is why they cost so much to rent - 18 euros per hour for a basic pedalo and 24 euros for one with a slide.
|Floating pontoon on Levante|
A further licence has been granted for the rental of jet skies.... but this has not yet started as the final location has yet to be decided and jet skies still have to be delivered - there was no indication of what the price would be either, which is decided by the contractor and not the Council.
In comparison to beaches in other municipalities the complaints seem reasonable. For example, in La Cala the pedalos are only 10 euros for a basic one and 15 euros for one with a slide - so maybe pop down to the quieter sandy cove in La Cala if you plan on hiring a pedalo and save some money!
New attraction on Levante beach
Albir beach - an alternative to Benidorm