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Cruise Ship in Benidorm
The MS Amadea will make history in Benidorm when she moors out in the bay on Monday 13th October. Operated under charter by the Germany-based Phoenix Reisen, MS Amadea will spend just 6 hours here but it is estimated that in that time more than 1000 of the 1500 mostly German passengers will come ashore to discover the delights our resort has to offer ...[click to read more]
Another Great Charity Bash at Showboat
The last Sunday of September saw the annual charity event held at the famous Levis Showboat in Benidorm, which once again raised a huge amount of money for the children of Emmaus. Previous events have concentrated on raising funds for the children’s home in Relleu, and owing to a monumental effort by local people those children now enjoy a much better quality of life. This latest event was in aid of raising funds for the other Emmaus installations in the area such as the one in La Nucia. Although the Valencian government pays basic running costs, there is never quite enough money and in these hard economic times the remaining homes and children face an uncertain future ...[click to read more]
What’s being done about Petty Crime in Benidorm?
Round Town puts your questions and concerns to the Head of Citizen’s Safety in the Town, José Marcet[click to read more]
For a town such as Benidorm where the population swells from 75,000 people to over 400,000 in peak season, serious incidents such as rape or murder are almost unheard of. Not so though the cases of petty theft and ...
Waste of Water
With the Province of Alicante suffering its worst drought since records began, news that since December 2011the feet wash installations of Mal Pas and Poniente beach (a total of 36) have been hooked up to the town’s drinking water supply has left a bad taste in the mouths of local residents ...[click to read more]
Bike Hire Chaos in Benidorm
Most cities and large towns in Spain have a bicycle hire service nowadays, where visitors can for a few Euros borrow a bike to ride and explore, often being able to return it to a different pickup point at no extra charge. Benidorm is no exception to this, with its hire scheme launched to great fanfare a few years ago.
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However, the Spanish press recently reported that the town hall has had to issue an ultimatum ...
It’s a Doggy Revolution!
Summer time for dog owners in Spain can be a bit of a nightmare, with people generally having a choice of leaving their pets with friends or stumping up for expensive kennels. Until now that is ...[click to read more]
Be Careful What You Wish For ... !
Summertime school holidays in Spain are some of the longest in Europe with lucky kids traditionally breaking up in mid June and going back in some cases a couple of weeks into September. Under pressure from parents who have to organise someone to look after their little darlings while they were working, rules were changed this year so that children were ...[click to read more]
This year in Spain has been exceptional. We’ve had so many concerts, fiestas and opportunities to see the best of the best. This year alone I have watched ‘the original’ UB40, Earth Wind and Fire, Kool & the Gang ... the list is endless. It certainly doesn’t stop there though. I met up with the co-ordinator and host, Sammy Kruz, of the next major event to take place, “Benidorm Pride” and it’s getting me so excited I can hardly wait! From the ...[click to read more]
Let Jet2.com Cure Your Homesickness
Paella on the playa, sangria under the stars, afternoon siestas after riotous fiestas - It’s easy to see why so many of us have swapped Blighty for a life in sunny Spain. BUT, in spite of the sun, sea and sangria there are few of us expats immune to a spot of homesickness now and again.[click to read more]
As well as ...
Charge Your Mobile Gratis on Benidorm Beaches!
Visitors to Benidorm´s Levante and Poniente beaches are now able to enjoy the use of a free charging service for both mobile phones and tablets, owing to an agreement between the Town Hall and a private company called cargatodo.es. The company has installed facilities ...[click to read more]
An Evening of Clairvoyance
Join Micky “Gypsy Boy” Vermooch for an Evening of Clairvoyance
Son of a true Romani family, Micky Vermooch is highly regarded and affectionately known as "Gypsy Boy". He has worked in spiritualist churches throughout the world since a young age and now aged 60 he is proud to declare, “I give proof that loved ones who have passed away are still very much around."[click to read more]
Recently Micky gave a private reading to the Reverend Diana Fearn of Staten Island, New York. She said late
Back to School
September marks the end of summer holidays and a return to school![click to read more]
In Spain the school year is divided into three terms with a long summer holiday break of almost three months. Up until this year kids have always returned to school on around the 9th of September, having broken up on the 20th June but all that has now changed! Hence why you will have just witnessed what can only be described as an early “mass exodus” of...
Sprucing Up the Euro Notes
Sharp eyed readers may have noticed during their visits over the past year that they actually have two different types of 5€ notes in their wallets or purses? There is an ongoing renovation process going on at the moment right throughout the Euro zone, whereby all of the old notes, starting with the ...[click to read more]
Return of the Package Holiday
Holidaymakers are turning their backs on independent travel and breathing new life into an old favourite. Oh yes, the package holiday is “back in vogue”.[click to read more]
The 70s were a heyday for package breaks as families jetted off to sunny destinations but the arrival of the internet put an increasing dent in the market as holidaymakers increasingly went online to book their breaks. Quite simply the package holiday was seen as a