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Spanish royalty set to visit Benidorm and Valencia next week

The King and Queen of Spain will attend a business meeting in the municipality of Alicante, and in the afternoon, they will lead an awards ceremony in Valencia. The couple will visit the towns of Benidorm and Valencia next Friday, July 3, as part of the trip that they have started this week for all the autonomous communities, as confirmed […]

Benidorm, Spain: Two people arrested for stealing cars at golf courses
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Benidorm, Spain: Two people arrested for stealing cars at golf courses

Two men arrested for stealing cars at 40 golf courses in the region, reports have emerged. The thieves pounced when golfers were enjoying their round between the 19th and 26th of May this year. As the country broke free from tight restrictions and a horrific virus pandemic to enjoy some leisure, the pair made their […]

Resident's of Benidorm, Spain to be given face masks next week
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Resident’s of Benidorm, Spain to be given face masks next week

The entire population of Benidorm on Spain’s Costa Blanca will be given face masks from Monday 8th June, Mayor says. As part of Covid-19 prevention measures, the Spanish Government has made it obligatory for those aged six and above to wear masks in “any closed space for public use or that is open to the […]

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Spain – President of Benidorm’s and Valencia’s hotels predicts ‘cheaper’ summer

The President of The Benidorm, Costa Blanca and Valencia Region Hotel Association (HOSBEC) has announced that resorts could see “half a summer with lower prices.” Referring to a meeting between 11 states of the EU yesterday, which aimed to carve out solutions for air travel between the nations, President of HOSBEC Tony Mayor remains adamant […]

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Benidorm, Spain’s Costa Blanca’s Holiday Hotspot takes first cautious steps out of lockdown

Benidorm, Spain’s Costa Blanca’s Holiday Hotspot, is taking it’s first careful steps out of lockdown this week. Many cafes and bars with terraces and mid to large size shops are open in the town. In a stroll around Benidorm’s Old Town this morning it was great to see a gradual restart to normal life. Social […]

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Benidorm City Council Disinfection Program underway

The Benidorm City Council is coordinating with the neighborhood associations to begin disinfection of public spaces in all areas of the city. The aim is to be  “more efficient and reach all areas where these tasks are required,” according to the mayor, Toni Pérez. Mr Peréz said  “Currently, through the Municipal Cleaning Service, we are […]

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Benidorm Beaches will not have dividing screens when they reopen for holidays

With Benidorm’s Summer season approaching rapidly, Benidorm’s Mayor Toni Perez has stated that. “dividing screens as suggested by other provinces will not be installed on Benidorm Beaches”. A plan is being drawn up for the possibility of reopening beaches in the normally busy resort to both maintain sensible distancing. In addition controlled  foot flow of […]

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Benidorm Holidays a step closer to reality? European countries showing lower covid#19 rates today

Many European countries are contemplating easing coronavirus restrictions after continued lower announcements in new cases and fatalities. Benidorm Holidays a step closer to reality? Spain, France and Italy have all announced their lowest daily fatality figures for week. Spain has had a total of 25,264 fatalities to date. The significant drop to 356 from 838 […]

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BENIDORM #we’ll be back even stronger

(kiko mar) *BENIDORM* #volveremosconmasfuerza Geplaatst door Francisco Javier Mas Couselo op Zondag 26 april 2020 This brilliant video spreading on Facebook gives a fantastic overview of Benidorm both before and during the lockdown. Francisco Javier Mas Couselo posted this on his Facebook page and has had thousands of views so far. Thanks for sharing Javier! […]

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Spain’s Benidorm Travel Agency association AVIBE calls for ERTES (furlough) payments to be extended for 12 months

AVIBE the association for Travel Agencies in Benidorm and The Costa Blanca. Calls for furlough payments and social security payment reductions to be extended for 12 months. Spain’s Benidorm Travel Agency agents in Benidorm and Costa Blanca Spain. Like in many other areas around the world have been hit hard by travel restrictions and the […]

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Spain’s Benidorm on the Costa Blanca table tax and other taxes, payment period extended

Benidorm City Council has implemented extensions on tax payments to help people through the “State of Alarm” Benidorm News: Many tax payment periods have been extended. Some til end of May, some til end of June so far. This affects many businesses and self employed people in the Benidorm. Mayor Toni Pérez declared that this […]

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Benidorm: Dire announcement from Benidorm Bars, Restaurant and Cafés Association

Benidorm Today: Javier del Castillo, President of ABRECA (Association of Benidorm Bars, Restaurants and Cafes) made a dire prediction today. He estimates that between 20% and 25% of the 1,400 registered businesses in Benidorm may not reopen after the “State of Alarm” ends. With loss of income and accruing debts during this period many will […]

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Benidorm General Services Coordinator for Benidorm Senior Residences confirms all is well

Benidorm General Services Coordinator for Senior Residences Ignacio Javier Madaleno Montalvo said that there are no known cases of coronavirus infections to senior staff. Benidorm News:By carefully following regulations and safety measures they have been able to re assure elderly residents by all testing negative. He also said that although this is good news, that […]

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Benidorm Financial Support scheme overwhelmed with huge response

Benidorm Town Hall: Massive Queues With nearly a 1000 applications in 2 days for the financial support scheme in Benidorm, huge queues are forming at the Town Hall. This is even though the application can be made online. This is partially down to the fact that many applicants are elderly or English. The site is […]

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Benidorm: Monetary support for hardest hit Benidorm Residents from Town Hall

Benidorm Town Hall is providing monetary support for it’s hardest hit residents. There are conditions to be met, if in doubt ask a fluent Spanish speaker for help. You will need to have been a registerd resident in Benidorm for at least one year. You will need to meet certain conditions financially. 200€ per month […]

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Benidorm and other areas receiving free face masks

Benidorm News: Last week in the Marina Baixa area, 36,000 masks were distributed free to help stop the spread of coronavirus. Benidorm The Town Hall has already distributed some of the 20,000 that arrived from the Government. Local Police are handing out the masks on public transport and to Taxi Drivers.Toni Pérez, Mayor of Benidorm, […]

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Benidorm on the Costa Blanca Spain, losing Millions of Euros a week

Based on last years tourism figures for Benidorm (2,158,000) an estimated €3,724,627 of tourism income is being lost every week. If you conservatively estimate €50 a day on food and drink, (Pretty low for Benidorm!). €30 per night on accommodation and €10 a day on souvenirs and shopping. That’s €90 a day per person. Not […]

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Spain’s Benidorm takes advantage of the fact that the streets are empty to resume public road works.

The City Council is carrying out work on some of the roads most used by residents and tourists to have them ready when the state of alarm ends Benidorm Road Workers have changed their work routines, schedules, and are required to wear masks to prevent coronavirus infections during the workday. Large roadwork schemes such as […]

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Benidorm: A hint of normality returns? Construction workers and some factory workers allowed back to work today

With construction workers and some factory workers allowed back to work today, Benidorm’s streets seem a little livelier Whilst out doing my short dog walk this morning, it is evident that construction workers are back with a vengeance and a slight sense of normality is returning. Construction sites both large and small are active again. […]

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Total Lockdown in Benidorm

Police close off all access to Benidorm for Easter Break The council of Benidorm and Police services have closed all major roads in and out of Benidorm. Expecting possible large numbers of people trying to access Benidorm for the Easter weekend, despite strict lockdown procedures. Only essential deliveries for example food, and emergency services are […]

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Costa Dance Centre ‘shines’ at Sunday parade ahead of Benidorm Palace showcase

IT’S been a busy few months for the students of Marcia’s Dance Centre and Stage school. For the first time in their 40 year history they performed in the Moors and Christians Sunday parade, entertaining the crowd with their Pirate routine. With barely time to catch their breath the students were back in the studio […]