BeniCon

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The first ever "BeniCon" took place last weekend (November 18-20) a 3-day convention dedicated to fans of the ITV series ´Benidorm´ which saw more than 1,000 attend. Although the sitcom stopped airing back in 2018, it still has a huge fanbase, which was evident over the course of the weekend, with many fans flocking over from the UK to be part of the experience.

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Brit Fancy Dress Day!

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The famed British fancy dress day took place today, Thursday 17 transforming parts of the Rincon de Loix area of Benidorm into a giant street carnival. The sun was blazing and revellers started to appear on Calle Gerona before midday, which had been closed off to traffic to allow the anticipated crowds of an estimated 30,000 to roam safely. The costumes were simply amazing...

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Fiesta firework finale

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The spectacular end of fiesta firework display took place on Wednesday evening - as always lit from the Poniente beach. Crowds gathered up at the Mirador lookout point well before the scheduled 21:00 start for a birdseye view - and were not left disappointed! As they say, if there´s one thing that they do exceptionally well here then it´s their firework displays...

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Armistice Day marked in Benidorm

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The Royal British Legion Benidorm & District 3489 branch held a short but moving act at The Poppy Tree along the Poniente promenade this morning to mark Armistice Day.

The morning was plagued by torrential rain and loud rumbles of thunder, but thankfully all stopped just long enough to take place.

 

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Fiesta prep

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 There is still over a week to go, but Benidorm is already gearing up for British fancy dress day – due to take place here on Thursday, November 17. Many bars - predominantly along calle Gerona, the epic centre of celebrations, have already hung up the bunting in preparation for the arrival of tens of thousands of Brits in all manner of fancy dress.

 

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Beach art

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Take a walk along the Poniente promenade in Benidorm, the wavy, multi-coloured one which won an award for its innovative design and you will come across yet another stylish art installation. This isn´t the first time that the town has bought art to the streets, and it certainly gets walkers, out on their daily exercise stopping to admire and photograph the striking pieces. They are certainly a talking point, with many stopping to look – if not work out, what the pieces symbolise. 

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Steamy October

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It is hard to believe it is mid-October with the incredible weather we are currently experiencing here in Benidorm. Those lucky enough to be here on holiday are having a fabulous time, with temperatures in the late 20´s and same forecast for the entire week ahead too. The beach has been packed today and as day turns to night, the resort transforms into a neon metropolis. 

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Fantastic Benidorm fundraiser

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The annual Save My Life charity fundraiser took place at Benidorm Palace yesterday and was a triumph before the doors even opened, with queues forming outside well before noon. As always, the event was organised by Dona Sandland, a volunteer at the Benidorm dog shelter and was only possible thanks to the continued support of Christine Climent, owner of the palace who offers the venue free of charge.

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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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    Donna Grant 21.11.2022 21:29
    Looks brill x
     
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    Jean Hannam Vickerag 21.11.2022 20:44
    Loved the Benidorm series and love Benidorm
     
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    Andrew McVie 21.11.2022 20:42
    Fantastic event from start to finish

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