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  • Gordon Hendricks “Aloha from Hawaii” in Benidorm.

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    This event has now been cancelled.

  • Walk like a Man & Stan Boardman live at the Benidorm Palace

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    They are back!!  The Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons tribute show "Walk like a Man" returns to the Benidorm Palace on Sunday 23rd of October.  Also appearing will be Stan Boardman the Merseyside Comedian from the hit ITV show The Comedians.

    Classic music and Classic British Comedy all in one night.

    Tickets are on sale HEREpriced at 25€ with an optional meal available.

     

     

  • Status Quo in concert 21st August 2016

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    Legendary Rock band Status Quo play live in concert in the Alicante Bull Ring on the 21st of August.

  • Sara Baras live at the Benidorm Palace

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    Renowned Flamenco dancer Sara Baras presents her new show "Voces" this August in the Benidorm Palace.

  • Benidorm “Colour Run”

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    Sunday the 6th of September  is the date to mark on your calendar for those of you wishing to participate in this fun event.

  • Benidorm Tourist offices win Quality Award.

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    The Benidorm Tourist Offices are the first tourist information offices in the Valencian Community to win the Q for quality award.

  • Benidorm Gay Pride 2014.

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    Benidorm Pride 2014 will be held over the weekend commencing on Friday 12th of September until Sunday 14th of September.

  • Help for Heroes Charity Fundraiser in Benidorm Palace

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    The Palace Variety Show 2014 is a fundraising event in aid of Help for Heroes.

    The event will take place on Sunday 28th of September 2014 at 8 p.m in the Benidorm Palace with entrance from 7 p.m.

    Performing artists include:

  • Benidorm Circus Closes for winter 2014

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    Benidorm Circus will close for the Winter season on the 25th of October 2014.

  • Mundomar Benidorm. “Sleep Over” with Dolphins 2014.

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    The Benidorm animal park Mundomar has organised a “Sleep Over” with their famous family of dolphins.  This is the first time that a European Theme Park has organised such an event.

  • Benidorm Boat Trips Ticket Sales and information

    There are three boat trips operating from Benidorm all departing from the port by the Parque de Elche in the old town.  A Mini Cruise to Calpe, a day trip to the Island of Tabarca and a trip to Benidorm Island with underwater views.

  • Terra Mitica Theme Park Benidorm - Nocturnal Shows

    Nights at Terra Mitica Theme Park Benidorm 2013.

    Evenings at Terra Mitica have become one of the high lights of the summer in Benidorm.  During the peak season, the Benidorm Theme park remains open until after midnight.

  • Terra Mitica Theme Park Benidorm - Nocturnal Shows

    Nights at Terra Mitca Theme Park Benidorm 2013.

    Evenings at Terra Mitica have become one of the high lights of the summer in Benidorm.  During the peak season, the Benidorm Theme park remains open until after midnight .terra mitica at night

    Famous rides such as the Magnus Colossus , the largest wooden roller coaster in Europe, Syncope, Infierno, Waterfalls of the Nile, Triton’s Fury or Titanide are just some of the rides that park visitors can enjoy every day from 10:30 a.m as well as the Terra Mítica shows such as Imperium ; a circus based show with artists from the Circo del Sol

    When the sun sets, the magic begins, the park is beautifully lit and becomes the perfect setting to enjoy the balmy  evenings.

    Queenwater is the finale to the evening, a nocturnal show which starts at 22:45 every evening (summer 2013).  A geyser 30 metres high shoots from the centre of the Egyptian lake announcing the beginning of the show, 38,000 watts of sound, a gigantic screen measuring 20meters x 15 metres onto which are projected images, as well as a majestic firework display.terra mitica queenwater

    Tickets are on sale from our web site as well as the combined tickets for various parks.  Consult for prices, discounts and offers.

     

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  • Benidorm Palace - “Los Vivancos, the Musical Phenomena of This Decade" 1st Sept 2013

    Los Vivancoshave dazzled audiences in all of the 35 countries in which they have performed. The group, comprised of  7 brothers, all of whom have trained and performed with some of the foremost national and international dance companies,  formed in 2007.

  • Benidorm Palace - “Los Vivancos, the Musical Phenomena of This Decade" 1st Sept 2013

     

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    Los Vivancos have dazzled audiences in all of the 35 countries in which they have performed. 

  • Richard Clayderman live at the Benidorm Palace Sunday 15th September 2013

    The world’s most successful pianist of all time, Richard Clayderman will perform some of the songs from his stunning new album “Romantique” live at the Benidorm Palace on Sunday 15th of September 2013.

  • Richard Clayderman live at the Benidorm Palace Sunday 15th September 2013

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    The world’s most successful pianist of all time, Richard Claydermanwill perform some of the songs from his stunning new album “Romantique” live at the Benidorm Palace on Sunday 15th of September 2013.

  • Terra Mitica Benidorm receives an award for excellence from Trip Advisor

    The prestigious travel web site Trip Advisor has, for the second year running awarded the Benidorm Theme Park Terra Mitica an award for excellence.

  • Terra Mitica Benidorm receives an award for excellence from Trip Advisor

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    The prestigious travel web site Trip Advisor has, for the second year running awarded the Benidorm Theme Park Terra Mitica an award for excellence.

  • Flyboard in Benidorm, Altea & Denia

    The Flyboard comes to Benidorm this summer 2013!

    Try out the latest craze, the Flyboard, the ultimate in Flying Water Sports and Extreme Sports. 

  • Boat trip from Campello to Tabarca

    Excursion to the Island of Tabarca from Campello.

  • Boat trip from Campello to Tabarca

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    Excursion to the Island of Tabarca from Campello.

  • Calpe Boat Trips

    Boat trip with underwater views in Calpe.

  • Calpe Boat Trips

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    Boat trip with underwater views in Calpe.

  • Boat trip Benidorm to Tabarca Summer 2013

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    The boat trip from Benidorm to the Island of Tabarca will run on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday during the month of August.

  • Boat trip Benidorm to Tabarca Summer 2013

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    The boat trip from Benidorm to the Island of Tabarca will run on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday during the month of August.

  • The Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art perform in Benidorm

     

     

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    The Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art is world famous.

  • The Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art perform in Benidorm

     

     

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    The Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art is world famous.

  • Small fawn hand fed by keepers at Terra Natura Benidorm

    Nala  is one of the Barasingha deer from Terra Natura, the animal and nature park in Benidorm.  She has just given birth to her first offspring but has not taken well to motherhood and has rejected the young fawn.

    Staff at the Benidorm theme park became aware that something was wrong when they noticed her indifference to the young fawn´s needs as well as noting that she had not eaten the placenta which is normal for this species,  The mother doe normally eats the placenta to remove the scent of blood, so the young fawn will remain as invisible to predators as possible. The placenta is most likely a source of quality nourishment at well to help the doe who now has to produce rich deer milk.criabarasingha2small

    Once staff were aware that there was a  problem, the fawn was taken to a separate area to be treated and fed away from the herd until she was old enough to be reintroduced to the herd.

    The fawn, who has been named Elena after the Moto2 rider, Elena Rosell, is being bottle feed formula milk as well as receiving antibiotics and food supplements to build up her strength.

    The first few days were not easy, Elena only weighed 6,5 kilos at birth which is small.  Added to this she developed a fever because the urachus (the urinary bladder which develops into a fetus) had not been reabsorbed after birth as is the norm.

    Staff surgically removed the urachus and she is now doing well and has put on weight.  When she is strong enough she will be released back into the herd. 

    Terra Natura currently has 11 barasingha deer in the park, seven males and four females. 

    The species is named after the Hindi words barah & sig which mean twelve and horn respectively.  These animals are also known as swamp deer as they spend much of their time in the water in wetlands, where they are protected from attacks from predators.

    They have an acute sense of smell which allows them to detect the presence of predators and danger at a great distance.

  • Small fawn hand fed by keepers at Terra Natura Benidorm

    Nala  is one of the Barasingha deer from Terra Natura, the animal and nature park in Benidorm.  She has just given birth to her first offspring but has not taken well to motherhood and has rejected the young fawn.

    Staff at the Benidorm theme park became aware that something was wrong when they noticed her indifference to the young fawn´s needs as well as noting that she had not eaten the placenta which is normal for this species,  The mother doe normally eats the placenta to remove the scent of blood, so the young fawn will remain as invisible to predators as possible. The placenta is most likely a source of quality nourishment at well to help the doe who now has to produce rich deer milk.criabarasingha2small

    Once staff were aware that there was a  problem, the fawn was taken to a separate area to be treated and fed away from the herd until she was old enough to be reintroduced to the herd.

    The fawn, who has been named Elena after the Moto2 rider, Elena Rosell, is being bottle feed formula milk as well as receiving antibiotics and food supplements to build up her strength.

    The first few days were not easy, Elena only weighed 6,5 kilos at birth which is small.  Added to this she developed a fever because the urachus (the urinary bladder which develops into a fetus) had not been reabsorbed after birth as is the norm.

    Staff surgically removed the urachus and she is now doing well and has put on weight.  When she is strong enough she will be released back into the herd. 

    Terra Natura currently has 11 barasingha deer in the park, seven males and four females. 

    The species is named after the Hindi words barah & sig which mean twelve and horn respectively.  These animals are also known as swamp deer as they spend much of their time in the water in wetlands, where they are protected from attacks from predators.

    They have an acute sense of smell which allows them to detect the presence of predators and danger at a great distance.

  • Benidorm Cultural Program September & October 2012.

    Benidorm Cultural Programme of events for September & October 2012.
    Cultural activities in Benidorm during September & October .

    See what's on for the next couple of months:  book fair , conferences, cultural events, heritage, films, World Alzheimers Day, music, concerts & exhibitions.

  • Benidorm Cultural Program September & October 2012.

    Benidorm Cultural Programme of events for September & October 2012.
    Cultural activities in Benidorm during September & October .

    See what's on for the next couple of months:  book fair , conferences, cultural events, heritage, films, World Alzheimers Day, music, concerts & exhibitions.

  • Boat trips to Tabarca - high season 2012 ends

     

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    As from today the 25th of August the boat trips to Tabarca will reduce the number of departures.

    The boat trip from Benidorm to Tabarca will now operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

    The boat trips from Campello to Tabarca & Villajoyosa to Tabarca will also reduce their departure days to twice a week, Tuesdays and Fridays

  • Boat trips to Tabarca - high season 2012 ends

     

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    As from today the 25th of August the boat trips to Tabarca will reduce the number of departures.

    The boat trip from Benidorm to Tabarca will now operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

    The boat trips from Campello to Tabarca & Villajoyosa to Tabarca will also reduce their departure days to twice a week, Tuesdays and Fridays

  • Joe Longthorne Concert in Benidorm Palace

     

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     Joseph Patrick Longthorne MBE is an English singer of Romani ethnicity, who has performed in several Royal Variety Performances.

  • Joe Longthorne Concert in Benidorm Palace

     

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     Joseph Patrick Longthorne MBE is an English singer of Romani ethnicity, who has performed in several Royal Variety Performances.

  • Terra Natura -Special home for disabled Toucan

     

    The Benidorm theme park Terra Natura has just designed a special home to house a disabled Toucan.

    Tuqui an eleven year old female Toucan was diagnosed with a strange condition shortly after her arrival at the park.  This rare skin lesion on her wings makes it difficult for feathers to grow therefore limiting her ability to fly. 

    During the first few months in the  Benidorm Park, Tuqui lived in the aviary with the other birds where they are able to fly around freely but she was unable to fly.  She could only jump from branch to branch, bravely defending herself from the attacks she received from the other birds, who recognized her disability and weakness.  She was also at risk of being injured if she fell from a great height.   tuquismall

    Realizing that there was a problem Tuqui was seen by the park Vet, and she was diagnosed with a congenital deformity of her wings and an incurable skin condition that prevents feathers from growing to enable her to fly.

    It is not possible for her to over come this disability so the vet and keepers devised  a clever strategy to improve Tuqui`s quality of life.

    Tuqui was moved to a smaller area where she would feel safe and gradually regain her confidence again.  The area was enlarged at intervals as her confidence increased and an important bond grew between the Toucan and her keeper, very important for the bird to overcome the difficulties caused by its disability. 

    The keeper has worked with Tuqui now for over a year patiently gaining the birds trust, adapting everything to her needs, such as placing branches at ground level and helping her to develop other skills to over come the physical barriers.   Tuqui is now able to cross distances of 20 cm jumping from branch to branch.
     
    Tuqui  lives in a specially adapted area with other parrots and animals with problems.  Branches artfully arranged to form a ladder, allow Tuqui to move nimbly around the facility and enjoy a lifestyle as close to life in the wild.

    In this facility are a pair a couple of sociable golden-headed lion tamarins and two noisy aratingas, one of which is missing a leg.   Thanks to the dedication and treatment from the park staff these animals and birds are able to survive despite their disabilities.

    Tuqui’s special relationship with her keeper is evident. She likes to be stroked and climbs all over her keeper showing her affection with confidence and gratitude.  

    Toucans are easily recognizable for their colorful plumage and for their beak.  They are very sociable birds that spend the majority of their lives in the trees feeding on fruit, insects and spiders.  They are in danger of extinction due to the destruction of their natural habitat, the tropical forests.

  • Terra Natura -Special home for disabled Toucan

     

    The Benidorm theme park Terra Natura has just designed a special home to house a disabled Toucan.

    Tuqui an eleven year old female Toucan was diagnosed with a strange condition shortly after her arrival at the park.  This rare skin lesion on her wings makes it difficult for feathers to grow therefore limiting her ability to fly. 

    During the first few months in the  Benidorm Park, Tuqui lived in the aviary with the other birds where they are able to fly around freely but she was unable to fly.  She could only jump from branch to branch, bravely defending herself from the attacks she received from the other birds, who recognized her disability and weakness.  She was also at risk of being injured if she fell from a great height.   tuquismall

    Realizing that there was a problem Tuqui was seen by the park Vet, and she was diagnosed with a congenital deformity of her wings and an incurable skin condition that prevents feathers from growing to enable her to fly.

    It is not possible for her to over come this disability so the vet and keepers devised  a clever strategy to improve Tuqui`s quality of life.

    Tuqui was moved to a smaller area where she would feel safe and gradually regain her confidence again.  The area was enlarged at intervals as her confidence increased and an important bond grew between the Toucan and her keeper, very important for the bird to overcome the difficulties caused by its disability. 

    The keeper has worked with Tuqui now for over a year patiently gaining the birds trust, adapting everything to her needs, such as placing branches at ground level and helping her to develop other skills to over come the physical barriers.   Tuqui is now able to cross distances of 20 cm jumping from branch to branch.
     
    Tuqui  lives in a specially adapted area with other parrots and animals with problems.  Branches artfully arranged to form a ladder, allow Tuqui to move nimbly around the facility and enjoy a lifestyle as close to life in the wild.

    In this facility are a pair a couple of sociable golden-headed lion tamarins and two noisy aratingas, one of which is missing a leg.   Thanks to the dedication and treatment from the park staff these animals and birds are able to survive despite their disabilities.

    Tuqui’s special relationship with her keeper is evident. She likes to be stroked and climbs all over her keeper showing her affection with confidence and gratitude.  

    Toucans are easily recognizable for their colorful plumage and for their beak.  They are very sociable birds that spend the majority of their lives in the trees feeding on fruit, insects and spiders.  They are in danger of extinction due to the destruction of their natural habitat, the tropical forests.

  • Boat trip to Tabarca Island

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     As from the 13th of August the boat trip to Tabarca, the only inhabited island on the Costa Blanca,  will increase its service due to demand.

  • Boat trip to Tabarca Island

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     As from the 13th of August the boat trip to Tabarca, the only inhabited island on the Costa Blanca,  will increase its service due to demand.

  • Benidorm Gay Pride 2012

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    Benidorm celebrated it first Gay Prideevent last year 2011 which proved to be a great success.    The gay pride movement takes a stance against discrimination and violence towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT) and stands for pride not shame and social stigma, while promoting equal rights and the right to be recognised.

  • Benidorm Gay Pride 2012

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    Benidorm celebrated it first Gay Prideevent last year 2011 which proved to be a great success.    The gay pride movement takes a stance against discrimination and violence towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT) and stands for pride not shame and social stigma, while promoting equal rights and the right to be recognised.

  • Penguin Chick born in Mundomar Benidorm

     

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     Mundomarwelcomes a new arrival to its installations in Benidorm with the birth of a penguin chick.  This species of Penguin, the Spheniscus Humboldti originates from Central Peru and Chile and is considered to be in danger of extintion.

  • Penguin Chick born in Mundomar Benidorm

     

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     Mundomarwelcomes a new arrival to its installations in Benidorm with the birth of a penguin chick.  This species of Penguin, the Spheniscus Humboldti originates from Central Peru and Chile and is considered to be in danger of extintion.

  • The Dúo Dinámico celebrate at the Benidorm Palace

    Manolo de la Calva and Ramón Arcusa, components of the Dúo Dinámico, relived and celebrated their youth and their past with the public in the Benidorm Palace.

    The Spanish duo made history during the 1970´s starring in several films as well as composing songs for other renowned artists such as Julio Iglesias.

    An emotional audience connected with the pair from the very beginning and became an indispensable part of the show.duodinamico

    Performing live vocally and introducing each of their hits, the evening turned into a very special occasion.

    “Resistire”  had the audience out of their seats  and taking full advantage of the atmosphere the hits kept on coming with ’15 años’, ‘Amor de verano’ and ‘Esos ojitos negros’.

    Between each rendition Ramon & Manolo told anecdotes from their career as well as explaining the close ties they have with the city of Benidorm.

    The pair participated on numerous occasions in the Benidorm Song Festival winning the coveted Golden Mermaid twice.   What better way to celebrate a 50 year musical career than to return to the city to which they feel indebted and that saw them triumph artistically.

    Their cinema graphic achievements were also celebrated during the show, especially “Búsqueme a esa chica” in which they starred with Marisol.  Images of the film were projected behind the musicians providing the superb live music which included keyboard, saxophone and percussion.

    Their talent as composers was also evident during the night with titles such as ‘Oh Carol’, ‘Mª Carmen’, Mary Lou’ &‘Lolita’.

    The concert closed with another of their famous hits, Quisiera ser’  for which they received a standing ovation from the delighted crowd.

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  • The Dúo Dinámico celebrate at the Benidorm Palace

    Manolo de la Calva and Ramón Arcusa, components of the Dúo Dinámico, relived and celebrated their youth and their past with the public in the Benidorm Palace.

    The Spanish duo made history during the 1970´s starring in several films as well as composing songs for other renowned artists such as Julio Iglesias.

    An emotional audience connected with the pair from the very beginning and became an indispensable part of the show.duodinamico

    Performing live vocally and introducing each of their hits, the evening turned into a very special occasion.

    “Resistire”  had the audience out of their seats  and taking full advantage of the atmosphere the hits kept on coming with ’15 años’, ‘Amor de verano’ and ‘Esos ojitos negros’.

    Between each rendition Ramon & Manolo told anecdotes from their career as well as explaining the close ties they have with the city of Benidorm.

    The pair participated on numerous occasions in the Benidorm Song Festival winning the coveted Golden Mermaid twice.   What better way to celebrate a 50 year musical career than to return to the city to which they feel indebted and that saw them triumph artistically.

    Their cinema graphic achievements were also celebrated during the show, especially “Búsqueme a esa chica” in which they starred with Marisol.  Images of the film were projected behind the musicians providing the superb live music which included keyboard, saxophone and percussion.

    Their talent as composers was also evident during the night with titles such as ‘Oh Carol’, ‘Mª Carmen’, Mary Lou’ &‘Lolita’.

    The concert closed with another of their famous hits, Quisiera ser’  for which they received a standing ovation from the delighted crowd.

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  • An intimate evening with David Bisbal

    A little after 10:45 p.m and accompanied by the chords of a Spanish guitar, the talented Spanish vocalist David Bisbal took to the stage at the Benidorm Palace.  The audience erupted into applause when they caught sight of the artist dressed in a simple black suit as he appeared from the wings and sat in a chair illuminated with soft lighting.

    David Bisbal performed two live concerts at the Benidorm Palace with his new acoustic show on the 14th and 15th of August.

    Born in Almeria and proud of his origins his beloved Almeria was present throughout his performance.bisbal

    David’s proximity and naturalness were evident during the evening while he took the audience on a journey through the years with some of the best known songs from the 70´s up to the present day.  Special emphasis was placed on the famous Spanish composers who had influenced him throughout his career:  Armando Manzanero, Joan Manuel Serrat and Alejandro Sanz were represented with songs such as “Adoro”, “Lucia” or “Ella”.

    The audience was captivated from the very beginning and gave the singer flowers, banners and other gifts during his performance.

    The Benidorm Palace was full to capacity and the warmth of the audience evident.  David delighted fans by performing some of the hits which have made him famous both nationally and internationally.  “Quien me iba a decir, Al-Andalus,  Digale Usted or Esclavo a sus besos were echoed by fans who sung along with him.

    David finished his repertoire, bade farewell to the audience then returned to a standing ovation to perform two more popular favourites.  “Mi Princesa & “Silencio”, arranged and mixed with different rhythms and chords completing a very special show.

    At approximately 01:00 am the show came to a close, the audience happy and content left the Palace with proof that David’s talent, stage presence and personality guarantee a successful event.

    Click on the Picasa icon at the end of the page to see photos of his performance.

  • An intimate evening with David Bisbal

    A little after 10:45 p.m and accompanied by the chords of a Spanish guitar, the talented Spanish vocalist David Bisbal took to the stage at the Benidorm Palace.  The audience erupted into applause when they caught sight of the artist dressed in a simple black suit as he appeared from the wings and sat in a chair illuminated with soft lighting.

    David Bisbal performed two live concerts at the Benidorm Palace with his new acoustic show on the 14th and 15th of August.

    Born in Almeria and proud of his origins his beloved Almeria was present throughout his performance.bisbal

    David’s proximity and naturalness were evident during the evening while he took the audience on a journey through the years with some of the best known songs from the 70´s up to the present day.  Special emphasis was placed on the famous Spanish composers who had influenced him throughout his career:  Armando Manzanero, Joan Manuel Serrat and Alejandro Sanz were represented with songs such as “Adoro”, “Lucia” or “Ella”.

    The audience was captivated from the very beginning and gave the singer flowers, banners and other gifts during his performance.

    The Benidorm Palace was full to capacity and the warmth of the audience evident.  David delighted fans by performing some of the hits which have made him famous both nationally and internationally.  “Quien me iba a decir, Al-Andalus,  Digale Usted or Esclavo a sus besos were echoed by fans who sung along with him.

    David finished his repertoire, bade farewell to the audience then returned to a standing ovation to perform two more popular favourites.  “Mi Princesa & “Silencio”, arranged and mixed with different rhythms and chords completing a very special show.

    At approximately 01:00 am the show came to a close, the audience happy and content left the Palace with proof that David’s talent, stage presence and personality guarantee a successful event.

    Click on the Picasa icon at the end of the page to see photos of his performance.

  • Electrobeach Festival 2011

    If you are planning to come to the Electrobeach Festival in Benidorm on the 24th, 25th , 26th and 27th of August, the following timetable will be of interest to you.electrobeacheventsbig

    The timetable published is taken from the Official Web page of the Electrobeach Festival   www.electrobeachfestival.com.

    Click on the image to enlarge

    Enter the Web page and select English from the Language box.

  • Electrobeach Festival 2011

    If you are planning to come to the Electrobeach Festival in Benidorm on the 24th, 25th , 26th and 27th of August, the following timetable will be of interest to you.electrobeacheventsbig

    The timetable published is taken from the Official Web page of the Electrobeach Festival   www.electrobeachfestival.com.

    Click on the image to enlarge

    Enter the Web page and select English from the Language box.

  • Saharawi children visit Aqua Natura in Benidorm

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    Twenty five Saharawi children visited the Aqua Natura water park in Benidorm with the Spanish families who are looking after them during their stay.  Together they enjoyed a fun filled day at the park on the various slides and pools.

    The visit was organised by the "Amigos del pueblo saharaui Marina Baixa" Association and is part of a project in co-operation with the Democratic Saharawi Republic.

  • Saharawi children visit Aqua Natura in Benidorm

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    Twenty five Saharawi children visited the Aqua Natura water park in Benidorm with the Spanish families who are looking after them during their stay.  Together they enjoyed a fun filled day at the park on the various slides and pools.

    The visit was organised by the "Amigos del pueblo saharaui Marina Baixa" Association and is part of a project in co-operation with the Democratic Saharawi Republic.

  • Photographic competition in Terra Mitica Benidorm

     "My Photo" in  Terra Mitica Benidorm

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    Visitors to Terra Mitica can participate in the “My Photo” competition taking place in the Theme Park  until the end of August.  It is easy to enter just send us an original photo of yourselves enjoying a day at the theme park.  It could be a photo of your contorted face after dropping 100 kilometres per hour on the Colossus, of you relaxing in the Nile Lagoon or a photo of the thrill you experienced watching the acrobats in the show Dreams.

    Just upload your photos to www.mifotoenterramitica.com and vote.   

    The photo with the most votes wins.

     

     

  • Photographic competition in Terra Mitica Benidorm

     "My Photo" in  Terra Mitica Benidorm

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    Visitors to Terra Mitica can participate in the “My Photo” competition taking place in the Theme Park  until the end of August.  It is easy to enter just send us an original photo of yourselves enjoying a day at the theme park.  It could be a photo of your contorted face after dropping 100 kilometres per hour on the Colossus, of you relaxing in the Nile Lagoon or a photo of the thrill you experienced watching the acrobats in the show Dreams.

    Just upload your photos to www.mifotoenterramitica.com and vote.   

    The photo with the most votes wins.

     

     

  • Get closer to the animals in Terra Natura Benidorm

    Terra Natura Benidorm opens a new footpath to bring you closer to the elephants and buffalo in the park.  

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    The aim of this new path in Terra Natura Benidorm, is to permit the public to have a better view of the animals and closer contact with them.  The path crosses the 15,000 square meters of the elephant enclosure and the 5,000 square meter enclosure containing the water buffalo and camels.

    The installation is complemented with a lookout tower from where you have a unique perspective of the Benidorm Nature Park and the animals without altering or modifying their natural behaviour with the presence of human beings.

    You can also appreciate the vast expanse of the elephant enclosure which is regarded as the largest pachyderm facility in Europe.

    The construction of this path permits the visitor to walk a few meters away from the spectacular male Asian elephant and the rest of the herd and admire the buffalo and camels that roam the prairie.nuevocaminotn2

    The mighty male elephant Luka and two female elephants are frequently moved to different areas of the enclosure so the entire herd can enjoy his company.


    These individuals share their habitat with a group of “Blackbuck” antelope as both species interact well and share the same natural ecosystem in the wild.

    Beniexcursions.

     

     

  • Get closer to the animals in Terra Natura Benidorm

    Terra Natura Benidorm opens a new footpath to bring you closer to the elephants and buffalo in the park.  

    newpathterranatura
    The aim of this new path in Terra Natura Benidorm, is to permit the public to have a better view of the animals and closer contact with them.  The path crosses the 15,000 square meters of the elephant enclosure and the 5,000 square meter enclosure containing the water buffalo and camels.

    The installation is complemented with a lookout tower from where you have a unique perspective of the Benidorm Nature Park and the animals without altering or modifying their natural behaviour with the presence of human beings.

    You can also appreciate the vast expanse of the elephant enclosure which is regarded as the largest pachyderm facility in Europe.

    The construction of this path permits the visitor to walk a few meters away from the spectacular male Asian elephant and the rest of the herd and admire the buffalo and camels that roam the prairie.nuevocaminotn2

    The mighty male elephant Luka and two female elephants are frequently moved to different areas of the enclosure so the entire herd can enjoy his company.


    These individuals share their habitat with a group of “Blackbuck” antelope as both species interact well and share the same natural ecosystem in the wild.

    Beniexcursions.

     

     

  • Night Safaris in Terra Natura Benidorm

    Terra Natura Benidorm offers a Night Safari during the month of August.

    The animal and nature park Terra Natura Benidorm opens its doors at night to offer Night Safaris.elephantenoche

    The guided tours start at 9:30 p.m. and finish at approximately 10:30 p.m. and will operate from Thursday to Sunday during the month of August.

    Clients are greeted at the park entrance by their guide and start the tour at the “Temple of Life” where they will discover some of the unusual secrets of the animals’ lives  and see first hand the diversity of birds living in the forest.  During this safari you will also visit the different predators that reside in the theme park.

    The safari ends at the elephant and buffalo enclosure located in the Central American area of the park.  You can try some of the best Mexican food and margaritas in the “Chile Grande” Restaurant while the younger visitors can play traditional Mexican games such as “La Piñata” or have their faces painted.

    This is a unique opportunity to see the animals at night and to observe their behaviour and it has proved popular over the years.  The Safari costs 9€ for adults, children and Senior Citizens and it is not necessary to make a reservation in advance.

    Exbenidorm.

  • Night Safaris in Terra Natura Benidorm

    Terra Natura Benidorm offers a Night Safari during the month of August.

    The animal and nature park Terra Natura Benidorm opens its doors at night to offer Night Safaris.elephantenoche

    The guided tours start at 9:30 p.m. and finish at approximately 10:30 p.m. and will operate from Thursday to Sunday during the month of August.

    Clients are greeted at the park entrance by their guide and start the tour at the “Temple of Life” where they will discover some of the unusual secrets of the animals’ lives  and see first hand the diversity of birds living in the forest.  During this safari you will also visit the different predators that reside in the theme park.

    The safari ends at the elephant and buffalo enclosure located in the Central American area of the park.  You can try some of the best Mexican food and margaritas in the “Chile Grande” Restaurant while the younger visitors can play traditional Mexican games such as “La Piñata” or have their faces painted.

    This is a unique opportunity to see the animals at night and to observe their behaviour and it has proved popular over the years.  The Safari costs 9€ for adults, children and Senior Citizens and it is not necessary to make a reservation in advance.

    Exbenidorm.

  • Boat trip from Campello to Tabarca

    Excursiones Maritimas Benidorm would like to inform you that the boat trip from Campello to Tabarca will operate during the month of August until the middle of September.
    The Sea World will make one trip daily except on Mondays at 11:00 with the departure from Tabarca at 17:30 hours.   The duration of the trip is approximately 45 minutes each way.

    Prices 20€ for Adults and 13€ for Children under 10 years of age.

    For further information call 00 34 96 585 0052.

  • Night Safari in Terra Natura Benidorm

    Once again Terra Natura offers you the opportunity to enjoy a special guided tour or Terra Natura at night , a genuine NIGHT SAFARI.night safarismall

    One price for all ages, adults, children and Senior Citizens  of  9€.

    Clients are accompanied by a guide through the park areas of America and  Asia and learn facts about the animals along the route.

    The guided tour finishes in the America section of the park where you may dine, or simply enjoy a drink in the "Chile Grande" restaurant (NOT included in the price).

    The Night Safari operates every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights during the month of August.

    NO NEED TO RESERVE IN ADVANCE simply wait at the entrance of the park at 21:30 (please be punctual) where you will be met by your guide.

    PARKING IS FREE, so come along and enjoy this special night time experience.

    Click on the image to enlarge.

  • Night Safari in Terra Natura Benidorm

    Once again Terra Natura offers you the opportunity to enjoy a special guided tour or Terra Natura at night , a genuine NIGHT SAFARI.night safarismall

    One price for all ages, adults, children and Senior Citizens  of  9€.

    Clients are accompanied by a guide through the park areas of America and  Asia and learn facts about the animals along the route.

    The guided tour finishes in the America section of the park where you may dine, or simply enjoy a drink in the "Chile Grande" restaurant (NOT included in the price).

    The Night Safari operates every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights during the month of August.

    NO NEED TO RESERVE IN ADVANCE simply wait at the entrance of the park at 21:30 (please be punctual) where you will be met by your guide.

    PARKING IS FREE, so come along and enjoy this special night time experience.

    Click on the image to enlarge.

  • Classical Spanish guitar stars to perform in Benidorm

    Vicent Ballester y Miguel Perez,  two famous and passionate artists of the classical Spanish guitar will offer a series of concerts in Benidorm. conciertos1

    The concerts will take place the 26th, 27th, 28th & 29th of August.  Pieces from the composers F Sor, M Giuliani, F Tarrega &  M de Falla, will be represented by these maestros of the Spanish classical guitar.

    Concerts to be held in the  Scandinavian Church on the Ave Madrid 26,  Benidorm at 20:30.

    Ticket sales telephone:- 621 61 71 55.  Price 12€.

    For more information consult :   www.guitarduo.org

  • Classical Spanish guitar stars to perform in Benidorm

    Vicent Ballester y Miguel Perez,  two famous and passionate artists of the classical Spanish guitar will offer a series of concerts in Benidorm. conciertos1

    The concerts will take place the 26th, 27th, 28th & 29th of August.  Pieces from the composers F Sor, M Giuliani, F Tarrega &  M de Falla, will be represented by these maestros of the Spanish classical guitar.

    Concerts to be held in the  Scandinavian Church on the Ave Madrid 26,  Benidorm at 20:30.

    Ticket sales telephone:- 621 61 71 55.  Price 12€.

    For more information consult :   www.guitarduo.org

  • Various DJs to perform in Benidorm

    Festival Electro Beach.djs

    The  26, 27 & 28th of Augustvarious DJs will perform in the bars on the Levante Beach.  From 19:00 to 20:00 hours  Chill-out session at the Castle.

    The  27th of August, Party in the sports centre L'Ìlla de Benidorm , with your entrance ticket you can gain entrance to the discoteques that are participating in the event.

    Prices from  30€  to 40€.

    More information  www.electrobeachfestival.com

  • Various DJs to perform in Benidorm

    Festival Electro Beach.djs

    The  26, 27 & 28th of Augustvarious DJs will perform in the bars on the Levante Beach.  From 19:00 to 20:00 hours  Chill-out session at the Castle.

    The  27th of August, Party in the sports centre L'Ìlla de Benidorm , with your entrance ticket you can gain entrance to the discoteques that are participating in the event.

    Prices from  30€  to 40€.

    More information  www.electrobeachfestival.com

  • Miguel Bose live in concert

    Miguel Bosé Cardio Tour bose2

    3rd of September 2010

    The event will be held in the Bull Ring in Benidorm at 22:30.

    Ticket prices 30€ advance bookings/ 35€ at the ticket office plus distributions costs.

    Tickets on sale from:-

    Servicam, Halcon Viajes, Carrefour, Bull ring ticket office,

    Kiosk in the Plaza Triangular,  Alson Espectaculos.

  • Miguel Bose live in concert

    Miguel Bosé Cardio Tour bose2

    3rd of September 2010

    The event will be held in the Bull Ring in Benidorm at 22:30.

    Ticket prices 30€ advance bookings/ 35€ at the ticket office plus distributions costs.

    Tickets on sale from:-

    Servicam, Halcon Viajes, Carrefour, Bull ring ticket office,

    Kiosk in the Plaza Triangular,  Alson Espectaculos.

  • A new epoca for Tierra Mitica Benidorm

    Georges Santa-Maria, arrived in the area in the mid 1980s.An entrepreneur, aiming to boost tourism in the area, his businesses have flourished and he now faces another challenge.   His latest venture is the theme parkTerra Mitica,which has rented for the next 10 years.  Georges is optimistic about this new venture and is not daunted by the task.  He has complete trust in those around him and believes that with courage and the strength of his team it will enable him to move forward and prosper.

     It has been 25 years since you opened the most important water park in Europe.  What are your views of that period?

    It has been very positive.  Since we opened Aqualandia, we have managed to achieve our estimated client numbers year on year, so we can’t complain.  Competition plays an important part differentiating one product from another and we have maintained our status in the area.

    Will you be making any changes or adding anything to the park?entrevista a george santa maria 4

    There are no planned changes.  What we do every year is make small improvements.  Last year, for example we added the Jacuzzi, which we have enlarged due to its popularity.  Next year we plan to improve the quality for our clients.

    Has the difficult financial situation in Europe affected your businesses?

    I could say that the financial crisis has not existed for Aqualandia and Mundomar.  Other businesses have been greatly affected.   We have benefited from the crisis in a manner of speaking; people still need to get away for a holiday, but somewhere not to far from home and without spending large amounts of money.  Benidorm has benefited from this too.  People have been unable to holiday outside Spain and have decided to take a short break here.

    Are you saying that this precarious situation has turned into an opportunity?

    Other countries have experienced the same phenomena.  In France, Disney or Futureoscope have both registered an increase in their number of visitors.  It is estimated that people spend about 3% on their breaks but the number of visitors has increased.  As I mentioned before people will still take a holiday even if they don’t go far afield.

    When did you become interested in taking over the running of Terra Mitica?

    Negotiations began about a year ago in June 2009.  We heard that there was a possibility that the Theme Park might be put up for sale, we contacted the owners and the negotiations started from there.

    Terra Mitica has not made a profit since it opened 10 years ago.   Are you confident you can change this?

    Yes although I admit it is easier to start a project from scratch than to take over one already established.

    What is your policy?

    I have a lot of confidence in my staff and those closest to me and I often consult them when I am in doubt.  I consider them to be more qualified than myself in certain aspects and I have learnt an awful lot from them.  I never stop learning from them.  Life is a great school.

     What are your intentions and your goals.

    Since I decided to take over Terra Miticamy goal is to turn the park around and refloat it.  In the long and short term that means growth.  That in turn would mean an increase in the staff and illustrate the idea that I have for the park.

     You are very optimistic, when do you hope to see the benefits

    From the studies we have carried out, we hope to see some positive results in approximately one year.

     

    Letiticia Murillo.

     

  • A new epoca for Tierra Mitica Benidorm

    Georges Santa-Maria, arrived in the area in the mid 1980s.An entrepreneur, aiming to boost tourism in the area, his businesses have flourished and he now faces another challenge.   His latest venture is the theme parkTerra Mitica,which has rented for the next 10 years.  Georges is optimistic about this new venture and is not daunted by the task.  He has complete trust in those around him and believes that with courage and the strength of his team it will enable him to move forward and prosper.

     It has been 25 years since you opened the most important water park in Europe.  What are your views of that period?

    It has been very positive.  Since we opened Aqualandia, we have managed to achieve our estimated client numbers year on year, so we can’t complain.  Competition plays an important part differentiating one product from another and we have maintained our status in the area.

    Will you be making any changes or adding anything to the park?entrevista a george santa maria 4

    There are no planned changes.  What we do every year is make small improvements.  Last year, for example we added the Jacuzzi, which we have enlarged due to its popularity.  Next year we plan to improve the quality for our clients.

    Has the difficult financial situation in Europe affected your businesses?

    I could say that the financial crisis has not existed for Aqualandia and Mundomar.  Other businesses have been greatly affected.   We have benefited from the crisis in a manner of speaking; people still need to get away for a holiday, but somewhere not to far from home and without spending large amounts of money.  Benidorm has benefited from this too.  People have been unable to holiday outside Spain and have decided to take a short break here.

    Are you saying that this precarious situation has turned into an opportunity?

    Other countries have experienced the same phenomena.  In France, Disney or Futureoscope have both registered an increase in their number of visitors.  It is estimated that people spend about 3% on their breaks but the number of visitors has increased.  As I mentioned before people will still take a holiday even if they don’t go far afield.

    When did you become interested in taking over the running of Terra Mitica?

    Negotiations began about a year ago in June 2009.  We heard that there was a possibility that the Theme Park might be put up for sale, we contacted the owners and the negotiations started from there.

    Terra Mitica has not made a profit since it opened 10 years ago.   Are you confident you can change this?

    Yes although I admit it is easier to start a project from scratch than to take over one already established.

    What is your policy?

    I have a lot of confidence in my staff and those closest to me and I often consult them when I am in doubt.  I consider them to be more qualified than myself in certain aspects and I have learnt an awful lot from them.  I never stop learning from them.  Life is a great school.

     What are your intentions and your goals.

    Since I decided to take over Terra Miticamy goal is to turn the park around and refloat it.  In the long and short term that means growth.  That in turn would mean an increase in the staff and illustrate the idea that I have for the park.

     You are very optimistic, when do you hope to see the benefits

    From the studies we have carried out, we hope to see some positive results in approximately one year.

     

    Letiticia Murillo.

     

  • An interview with Lucio Calzaverini owner of Viajes Alameda

    Lucio Calzaverini, owner of Viajes Alameda S.A, has witnessed Benidorm´s evolution over the years.  After more than 40 years in Benidorm, he knows that very few European cities can compete with the capital of the Costa Blancaand he is well aware of how the city has adapted over the years to its changing circumstances.

    In the 1980´s Benidorm received millions of French tourists, then in the 90´s it was the turn of the Italians to holiday in the city.  The Dutch have been part of Benidorm´s profile for many years but then all of that changed.  Today it is the British tourist that is the most important for the local industry so hotels and the different sectors of the local economy have had to adapt to this trend.luciocalzaverinireduced

     For this business man, with great knowledge of the tourist industry and many years experience,Benidorm is great value for money in relation to the quality on offer, although he admits that when there is no demand, everything appears to be more expensive.

     What in your opinion is the situation now during this crisis?

     This crisis has coincided with a period of change in tourism.  Tourism is not the same now as it was ten years ago.  Internet is the primary reason for this change, it has revolutionised the tourist sector.  As all new technologies, it is a great tool, if you know how to use it correctly.  Of course, the Tour Operators are still bringing clients to the area but in smaller numbers.

    What are the strategies that are being implemented to boost tourism in this area?

    The most important is the creation of new markets, especially from Eastern Europe.  Countries like Bulgaria, Poland and Hungary are all potential areas to market.  Even though they have many problems their standard of living has improved greatly.

     What is the economic situation in Benidorm at the moment?

    Benidorm is probably one of the tourist areas that has suffered the least during this financial crisis.  When we look at the situation, there is still a lot of movement and a lot of clients.  Let’s not confuse productivity with the market; what is important is not the volume but the yield capacity.

    Do you believe it is in decline?

    Not in my opinion, no.  I have always believed that Benidorm is a very popular city that visitors never tire of, it has something special.

    With your vast experience, what do you think Benidorm needs to complete its offer to the tourist?

     It is obvious that improvements can be made in every area of life.  In all tourist areas there are problems of security, cleanliness and many other factors. Apart from that the city is perfectly adapted, it has everything.  The hotel industry the main drive of the local economy offers good standards and is very healthy.

    Do you think that the Beach holiday, is becoming obsolete?

    No.  If people are coming to Benidorm for a cultural holiday or to see historic buildings they are mistaken.  This is a city centred on entertainment, where visitors can enjoy themselves.  We have many restaurants, hotels and other areas for the visitor to enjoy.  One of the best examples is the large number of young people that see Benidorm as an entertainment paradise.

     What could be improved?

    In my opinion I would not make any changes to what there is at the moment.  Benidorm is an area well known to those who visit.  Clients know exactly what the area has to offer and come here to enjoy themselves.

     

    Leticia Murillo.

     

     

  • An interview with Lucio Calzaverini owner of Viajes Alameda

    Lucio Calzaverini, owner of Viajes Alameda S.A, has witnessed Benidorm´s evolution over the years.  After more than 40 years in Benidorm, he knows that very few European cities can compete with the capital of the Costa Blancaand he is well aware of how the city has adapted over the years to its changing circumstances.

    In the 1980´s Benidorm received millions of French tourists, then in the 90´s it was the turn of the Italians to holiday in the city.  The Dutch have been part of Benidorm´s profile for many years but then all of that changed.  Today it is the British tourist that is the most important for the local industry so hotels and the different sectors of the local economy have had to adapt to this trend.luciocalzaverinireduced

     For this business man, with great knowledge of the tourist industry and many years experience,Benidorm is great value for money in relation to the quality on offer, although he admits that when there is no demand, everything appears to be more expensive.

     What in your opinion is the situation now during this crisis?

     This crisis has coincided with a period of change in tourism.  Tourism is not the same now as it was ten years ago.  Internet is the primary reason for this change, it has revolutionised the tourist sector.  As all new technologies, it is a great tool, if you know how to use it correctly.  Of course, the Tour Operators are still bringing clients to the area but in smaller numbers.

    What are the strategies that are being implemented to boost tourism in this area?

    The most important is the creation of new markets, especially from Eastern Europe.  Countries like Bulgaria, Poland and Hungary are all potential areas to market.  Even though they have many problems their standard of living has improved greatly.

     What is the economic situation in Benidorm at the moment?

    Benidorm is probably one of the tourist areas that has suffered the least during this financial crisis.  When we look at the situation, there is still a lot of movement and a lot of clients.  Let’s not confuse productivity with the market; what is important is not the volume but the yield capacity.

    Do you believe it is in decline?

    Not in my opinion, no.  I have always believed that Benidorm is a very popular city that visitors never tire of, it has something special.

    With your vast experience, what do you think Benidorm needs to complete its offer to the tourist?

     It is obvious that improvements can be made in every area of life.  In all tourist areas there are problems of security, cleanliness and many other factors. Apart from that the city is perfectly adapted, it has everything.  The hotel industry the main drive of the local economy offers good standards and is very healthy.

    Do you think that the Beach holiday, is becoming obsolete?

    No.  If people are coming to Benidorm for a cultural holiday or to see historic buildings they are mistaken.  This is a city centred on entertainment, where visitors can enjoy themselves.  We have many restaurants, hotels and other areas for the visitor to enjoy.  One of the best examples is the large number of young people that see Benidorm as an entertainment paradise.

     What could be improved?

    In my opinion I would not make any changes to what there is at the moment.  Benidorm is an area well known to those who visit.  Clients know exactly what the area has to offer and come here to enjoy themselves.

     

    Leticia Murillo.

     

     

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