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Spectacular parade

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The sensational Moors parade took place in Altea last night (Saturday 24th September) – with an array of stunning costumes and even more remarkable face painting. The festival is celebrated every year in towns all over Spain, but particularly in this region of the Costa Blanca and celebrates the battles between the Moors (muslims) and Christians from the 8th to the 15th Century. Benidorm will be holding their parade on Saturday, October 1st. 

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Benidorm Pride 2022

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After a two-year hiatus, the highlight of Benidorm Pride week – the vibrant colourful parade, so missed by many, took place this afternoon (Saturday). Hundreds participated, going to great lengths dressing up in a multitude of colourful jaw dropping outfits. Feathers and sequins were in abundance plus plenty of very high heels...

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€1.50 pint still exists in Benidorm

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Beer prices are still a fraction of what they are in the UK and you can easily find a pint here for just €1.50! That is one of the main draws to Benidorm and with the recent shocking UK newspaper headlines stating that the price of a pint could soar by 15 per cent by 2023, in London this could mean it would be £9! Truly scandalous and that will certainly entice even more to come over here!

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A riot of colour!

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Following a 2-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the traditional Holi colour festival took place at Terra Natura in Benidorm yesterday. Prior to the event, crowds gathered to celebrate Pepita the elephants 50th birthday, with a music and dance display before presenting the star of the day with a basket of fruit and vegetables which she shared with her best friend Kaiso.

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Fireworks return

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The traditional Castell de l´Olla midnight firework display took place in Altea last night (Saturday, August 13) following a two-year absence due to the pandemic. The event is the biggest firework display in the entire country, attracting tens of thousands to the area and a great and much needed boost to the local economy. 

 

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Charity calendar launch

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No one does charity and good causes like Benidorm and on Wednesday, the new Busy Bees Benidorm charity calendar was launched by Wayne and Des Bellamy-Wright, founders of the charity, which they set up in 2016 alongside Tad and Paige from the Yorkshire Pride group. The launch took place at the Happy Days bar in the Rincon this afternoon, with the Channel 5 "Bargain Loving Brits in the Sun" film crew in tow, recording for the new series!

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Entry requirements for Spain

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Over the last few days, there has been much scaremongering in the UK press that Brits visiting Spain “must prove that they can spend at least €100 per day for the duration of their stay as well as a return flight and proof of accommodation”. Do not be put off booking by reading these alarming sensational headlines - 99% of those arriving at Alicante airport for their holiday to Benidorm will sail through passport control and be on their way on the AP7 motorway into the resort to enjoy all it has to offer. 

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Scooter clampdown

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Local Police in Benidorm in conjunction with the town hall, have embarked on a clampdown over the rental and use of mobility scooters and electric scooters in the town... long overdue according to many! Benidorm was one of the first places in Spain to regulate the hire of mobility scooters following complaints from road users and pedestrians. 

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Congratulations from Benidorm

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Benidorm town hall commemorated Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee by lighting up the 20 meter tall ´Tecnohito´ tower, located at the end of the avenida Meditarraneo with a congratulatory message. It was a wonderful gesture and much appreciated by both British residents and visitors, who were here on holiday over the weekend. 

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Medieval times in Benidorm

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The annual Medieval Market is up and running in Benidorm, located in Parc d´Elx (Dove Park) at the start of Poniente beach and on until this evening – Sunday May 8. There are lots of stalls along the promenade plus randon processions and demonstrations throughout the day. If you are hungry, there´s a delicious bbq with sausages, ribs, spit roast pig and a ginormous paella! 

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Music legends comings to Benidorm

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This Autumn, the mother of all fundraisers ´Aid The Costas´ will be taking place in Benidorm spread across 2 days – Sunday 2 October and Monday 3 October. This event has been organised by 2 incredible ladies - Casey Shaddock a veteran charity event organiser and Christine Climent, owner of Benidorm Place, the venue for this extravaganza. Performing will be 60´s legends Herman´s Hermits, The Fortunes, Paul Da Vinci and Leo Sayer!

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Benidorm Fan Convention

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Are you a fan of the Benidorm series? You are not alone. The popular British sitcom ran for 10 series – first aired in March 2007 and the last on May 2nd, 2018 before being axed by ITV. It attracted millions of viewers and won a number of National Television Awards over the years in the comedy category. Now the news is out that the organiser of the popular 3 day Elvis Fest Peter Phillips has collaborated with Derren to bring you “BeniCon” – a 3 day fan convention starting the day after the November British fancy dress day – Friday 18 to Sunday 20 November 2022.

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Is the Solana opening back up?

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There was certainly an air of excitement this afternoon around the poolside bar of the Sol Pelicanos… aka the Solana hotel from the popular hit series Benidorm when holiday makers recognised a certain gentleman!

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Three Kings in Benidorm

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Benidorm was one of many towns and cities across Spain that held a Three Kings parade yesterday evening (Wednesday 5) – with Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar the stars of the event. Setting off a little after 6pm from Parque de Elche (Dove Park) in the old town, numerous floats were interspersed with animated dance routines and bands.

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    April Gray 25.09.2022 13:52
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    Precioso vestuario y sinfonía

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