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  • Valentine's Day Celebrations at the Benidorm Palace

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  • Benidorm Boat Trips 2016

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    Excursiones Maritimas Benidorm open again for the season after their short break for Christmas.

  • Benidorm Carnival 2016

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    It’s carnival time again! A time for celebration, from darkness to light, from winter to spring The streets of Benidorm fill with the colourful costumes of children and adults alike as they celebrate this annual event.

  • Benidorm Palace Valentine's Day Dinner and Show

    Saint Valentines Day 2016

    Although we have 365 days a year to show our loved ones how much we care, Valentine's Day is the day recognised world wide to show your affection or declare your love.

  • Benidorm Palace Presents "Legends of the 60's"

    Benidorm Palace presents "The Legends of the 60's" .  A special evening dedicated to music from the 60s and 70s with live performances from Vanity Fare, Dave Berry and The Foundations. Sunday 8th Match 2015 at 8:30 p.m.

    Tickets cost 25€ and are on sale now from the Benidorm Palace Box Office.  To make your reservation telephone + 00 34 96 585 16 60.

    Optional meal of fish or chicken with chips for an additional 8€.

  • Aqua Natura Water Park Benidorm 2015 season

    The Aqua Natura water park in Benidorm opens for the 2015 season on the 1st of May until the end of October.

  • Benidorm Circus opens for 2015

    Benidorm Circus re opens on the 28th of February for the 2015 season with a new show "Bravissimo". 

  • Calpe Boat Trips Ticket sales

    If you are planning your holiday to Calpe then don´t forget to include a boat trip.  There are two boat trips on offer in Calpe, the Vision Submarine trip and the coastal cruise to Benidorm.

  • UB40 Concert Benidorm Palace 27th April 2014

     

     

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    Ali Campbell, Astro (Terence Wilson) & Mickey Virtue,  three of the  founding members of the famous British reggae band, UB40 have reunited to take you back to the original sound of the hit Birmingham band.

  • Terra Natura Benidorm. Fertility test for lion. Tickets here.

     

    Terra Natura Zoo in Benidormhas tried a new fertility technique on Bala one of its resident Asian Lions.

  • Benidorm Palace Valentine’s Day Celebrations 2014. Tickets on sale here.

     

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    Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Benidorm Palace on Saturday 15th of February.   Enjoy a celebratory meal along with the current show “Nostalgia” and live music from “New Bambu”.

  • Benidorm Circus prepares new show for 2014. Ticket sales here

     

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    Click on the image to enlarge and the links to view photos .

    The Benidorm Circus will close on the 5th of January to prepare for the its new show.  

  • St Valentine's Day Celebrations in Benidorm Palace 2013

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    Celebrate St Valentine's Day in Benidorm Palace.  Choose from two menus or just enjoy the show.  This year there will also be a guest appearance from Paco Arrojo, one of the contestants from La Voz, the Spanish equivalent of The Voice.

  • St Valentine's Day Celebrations in Benidorm Palace 2013

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    Celebrate St Valentine's Day in Benidorm Palace.  Choose from two menus or just enjoy the show.  This year there will also be a guest appearance from Paco Arrojo, one of the contestants from La Voz, the Spanish equivalent of The Voice.

  • 2012 Half Marathon Torrevieja

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    The XXIX edition of the Torrevieja half marathon takes place on Sunday 26th of Febraury 2012 at 10:00.  The starting point is from the Avenida de la Libertad (Paseo Maritimo) and the race will finish at the same site.

    With a distance of 21 kilometres and 97 meters, the circuit is approved by the Royal Spanish Athletic Federation and the event is organized by the Town Hall in Torrevieja.

    For more information and how to enter contact:

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  • 2012 Half Marathon Torrevieja

    maratontorrevieja

    The XXIX edition of the Torrevieja half marathon takes place on Sunday 26th of Febraury 2012 at 10:00.  The starting point is from the Avenida de la Libertad (Paseo Maritimo) and the race will finish at the same site.

    With a distance of 21 kilometres and 97 meters, the circuit is approved by the Royal Spanish Athletic Federation and the event is organized by the Town Hall in Torrevieja.

    For more information and how to enter contact:

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  • David Bisbal returns to the Benidorm Palace

    bisbalDavid Bisbal returns to Benidorm Palace with his Acoustic Tour


    This successful Tour has filled the best theatres and auditoriums around the world.

    Monday 30th of April 2012 David Bisbal will perform in the famous Benidorm Palace.


    Tickets will go on sale on the 1st of March and can be purchased from the Benidorm Palace Box Office which opens Monday to Saturday from 10:00 until 20:00.

  • David Bisbal returns to the Benidorm Palace

    bisbalDavid Bisbal returns to Benidorm Palace with his Acoustic Tour


    This successful Tour has filled the best theatres and auditoriums around the world.

    Monday 30th of April 2012 David Bisbal will perform in the famous Benidorm Palace.


    Tickets will go on sale on the 1st of March and can be purchased from the Benidorm Palace Box Office which opens Monday to Saturday from 10:00 until 20:00.

  • The Morancos in Benidorm Palace

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    Los Morancos return to the Benidorm Palace with their new show Risoterapia (laughter therapy) on the 19th of February 2012.

    In this new show  Jorge & Cesar are two doctors, one who works for the National Health and for whom things are not going well.  The other (Cesar) has a private clinic and for whom things are going very well .

    The comic duo criticizes the cuts which are taking place in the Health system and that are affecting society daily.

    The new show stars their most famous characters, along with new gags, parodies & sketches based on all the relevant themes of the times and crisis we are living in.
  • The Morancos in Benidorm Palace

    los morancos17Los Morancos in Benidorm Palace

    Los Morancos return to the Benidorm Palace with their new show Risoterapia (laughter therapy) on the 19th of February 2012.

    In this new show  Jorge & Cesar are two doctors, one who works for the National Health and for whom things are not going well.  The other (Cesar) has a private clinic and for whom things are going very well .

    The comic duo criticizes the cuts which are taking place in the Health system and that are affecting society daily.

    The new show stars their most famous characters, along with new gags, parodies & sketches based on all the relevant themes of the times and crisis we are living in.
  • Who are the Sale Sharks?

    European Rugby Amlin Challenge Cup 2012.

    Enjoy a unique opportunity to watch some of the best Rugby that Europe has to offer in the Amlin Challenge Cup.

    Saturday 14th of January 2012 at 16:00 hours in the Municipal Rugby Stadium in La Vila Joiosa, Costa Blanca, Spain

    This Saturday, 14th January should be a historic and unforgettable day at the Rugby Stadium in Villajoyosa, with the arrival of the Sale Sharks.  The British Club from Manchester are due to play a European Cup match against Rugby Club La Vila with an approximate 1000 English Fans  due to travel from the UK, as well as expats from Calpe, Torrevieja, Benidorm and Alicante among others.sale sharks - la vila

    The encounter is creating a great deal of excitement amongst fans and supporters in the province of Alicante and in other areas of Spain. But who are the Sale Sharks?

    This club was founded in 1861, and is the oldest team in their qualifying group in the Amlin Challenge Cup. The Sharks come from the city of Sale, just outside Manchester, and their home ground is in Edgeley Park, a ground they share with Stockport County F.C.

    One of Europe's historical clubs it has won this Challenge Cup twice (2002 and 2005) and also won the prestigious English Premiership in 2006 against the Leicester Tigers.

    The Sharks have a team of stars, with many international players from around the world including Cueto, Hendre and Sheridan who play as England internationals, Peel & Powell from Wales and Vernon and Dickinson from Scotland among others.

    In the last rugby clubin New Zealand there were seven teams that had players from the Sharks.

    Other key players who have worn the English team shirt are : Jason Robinson, Fran Cotton, Steve Smith, Steve Hanley, Bryan Redpath, Luke McAlister, Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe and Sebastien Chabal.sharks

    Currently ranked fifth in the English Premiership and classified in second place in the group qualification of the European Cup where they will play against the Alicante team...

    The team headed by  Niel de Vos and coach Philippe Saint-André will visit the  Rugby Stadium in Villajoyosa for the first time, in a competition which has seen the Villajoyosa team grow with their European debut.   Despite the many differences between the other great teams in this tournament, La Vila are walking tall, proud of their club and their town in countries such as England and France where Rugby is a major sport.

    They hope to prove in this last home match of the Amlin Challenge Cup that they can provide fans with competitive and passionate rugby.

    Click here for further information

    Click on the images to enlarge.

  • Who are the Sale Sharks?

    European Rugby Amlin Challenge Cup 2012.

    Enjoy a unique opportunity to watch some of the best Rugby that Europe has to offer in the Amlin Challenge Cup.

    Saturday 14th of January 2012 at 16:00 hours in the Municipal Rugby Stadium in La Vila Joiosa, Costa Blanca, Spain

    This Saturday, 14th January should be a historic and unforgettable day at the Rugby Stadium in Villajoyosa, with the arrival of the Sale Sharks.  The British Club from Manchester are due to play a European Cup match against Rugby Club La Vila with an approximate 1000 English Fans  due to travel from the UK, as well as expats from Calpe, Torrevieja, Benidorm and Alicante among others.sale sharks - la vila

    The encounter is creating a great deal of excitement amongst fans and supporters in the province of Alicante and in other areas of Spain. But who are the Sale Sharks?

    This club was founded in 1861, and is the oldest team in their qualifying group in the Amlin Challenge Cup. The Sharks come from the city of Sale, just outside Manchester, and their home ground is in Edgeley Park, a ground they share with Stockport County F.C.

    One of Europe's historical clubs it has won this Challenge Cup twice (2002 and 2005) and also won the prestigious English Premiership in 2006 against the Leicester Tigers.

    The Sharks have a team of stars, with many international players from around the world including Cueto, Hendre and Sheridan who play as England internationals, Peel & Powell from Wales and Vernon and Dickinson from Scotland among others.

    In the last rugby clubin New Zealand there were seven teams that had players from the Sharks.

    Other key players who have worn the English team shirt are : Jason Robinson, Fran Cotton, Steve Smith, Steve Hanley, Bryan Redpath, Luke McAlister, Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe and Sebastien Chabal.sharks

    Currently ranked fifth in the English Premiership and classified in second place in the group qualification of the European Cup where they will play against the Alicante team...

    The team headed by  Niel de Vos and coach Philippe Saint-André will visit the  Rugby Stadium in Villajoyosa for the first time, in a competition which has seen the Villajoyosa team grow with their European debut.   Despite the many differences between the other great teams in this tournament, La Vila are walking tall, proud of their club and their town in countries such as England and France where Rugby is a major sport.

    They hope to prove in this last home match of the Amlin Challenge Cup that they can provide fans with competitive and passionate rugby.

    Click here for further information

    Click on the images to enlarge.

  • Terra Natura Benidorm install a camera system to monitor the imminent birth of a baby rhino

    Experts have installed two infrared cameras in the Rhino's stable to monitor the animal before the imminent birth which they believe will take place between 15th of January - 20th February 2012. 

    Professionals from the animal and nature park Terra Natura in Benidorm have installed a surveillance system to monitor Shiwa the Indian rhinoceros, before the imminent birth of her calf.

    Experts predict that the birth will takes place sometime between January 15th and February 20th. If all goes well this will be the first Indian Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) born in Spain.partorhino

    To be able to detect the start of Shiwa's labor and record the subsequent birth, two cameras have been installed in the shelter which will operate day and night.

    The surveillance system is remote controlled and will allow the Terra Natura staff to monitor Shiwa's pregnancy in the final weeks. The floor of her shelter has been covered with wood shavings in preparation for the delivery. The rhino is monitored throughout the night and during these nocturnal visits staff use torches to prepare the rhino for their use during the delivery. These night time visits will increase over the final weeks until she is being checked two or three times per night.

    In preparation for the delivery, vets are encouraging Shiwa to lie down so she can scratch and examine her shelter. This way she will become familiar with it and with the presence of the vets and remain calm when they approach and monitor her during labor.

    Female Rhinos tend to become nervous, lose their appetite and sometimes become aggressive on delivery day. From the onset of these signs, usually 12 to 16 hours elapse until the actual birthrhinocamera

    Once the vets observe these signs they will allow Shiwa to roam around the meadow to aid the natural development of her labor.

    Rhino deliveries can last from 20 minutes to two hours. They are usually quick and uncomplicated due to the shape of the calf. Once born it takes the calf about 30 minutes to stand up although it can sometimes take up to an hour to actually achieve it.

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  • Terra Natura Benidorm install a camera system to monitor the imminent birth of a baby rhino

    Experts have installed two infrared cameras in the Rhino's stable to monitor the animal before the imminent birth which they believe will take place between 15th of January - 20th February 2012. 

    Professionals from the animal and nature park Terra Natura in Benidorm have installed a surveillance system to monitor Shiwa the Indian rhinoceros, before the imminent birth of her calf.

    Experts predict that the birth will takes place sometime between January 15th and February 20th. If all goes well this will be the first Indian Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) born in Spain.partorhino

    To be able to detect the start of Shiwa's labor and record the subsequent birth, two cameras have been installed in the shelter which will operate day and night.

    The surveillance system is remote controlled and will allow the Terra Natura staff to monitor Shiwa's pregnancy in the final weeks. The floor of her shelter has been covered with wood shavings in preparation for the delivery. The rhino is monitored throughout the night and during these nocturnal visits staff use torches to prepare the rhino for their use during the delivery. These night time visits will increase over the final weeks until she is being checked two or three times per night.

    In preparation for the delivery, vets are encouraging Shiwa to lie down so she can scratch and examine her shelter. This way she will become familiar with it and with the presence of the vets and remain calm when they approach and monitor her during labor.

    Female Rhinos tend to become nervous, lose their appetite and sometimes become aggressive on delivery day. From the onset of these signs, usually 12 to 16 hours elapse until the actual birthrhinocamera

    Once the vets observe these signs they will allow Shiwa to roam around the meadow to aid the natural development of her labor.

    Rhino deliveries can last from 20 minutes to two hours. They are usually quick and uncomplicated due to the shape of the calf. Once born it takes the calf about 30 minutes to stand up although it can sometimes take up to an hour to actually achieve it.

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  • Running Race in Campello January 2012

    Events in Alicante

    The race will take place on Sunday 15th January at 10:00, starting from the Plaza Juan Pablo II in Campello.  Competitors will complete two rounds of the circuit covering a distance of 5.600 meters.carrerareyesthumb

    The event is organised by Grupo Brotons with collaboration from the Town Hall, Local Police and Civil Protection.

    PRIZES

    - Trophy and gift for the first three absolute winners.
    - Trophy and gift for the first three in each categories.
    - Trophy and gift for the first 5 local winners masculine and feminine
    - Trophy for the eldest winner male and female.

    For further information contact Grupo Brotons, by phone on +0034  965.95.32.16/7, from 8:00 to 15:00 hours Monday to Friday o via e- mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  You can also find all the information, categories and how to enter on the following web page: www.grupobrotons.com
  • Running Race in Campello January 2012

    Events in Alicante

    The race will take place on Sunday 15th January at 10:00, starting from the Plaza Juan Pablo II in Campello.  Competitors will complete two rounds of the circuit covering a distance of 5.600 meters.carrerareyesthumb

    The event is organised by Grupo Brotons with collaboration from the Town Hall, Local Police and Civil Protection.

    PRIZES

    - Trophy and gift for the first three absolute winners.
    - Trophy and gift for the first three in each categories.
    - Trophy and gift for the first 5 local winners masculine and feminine
    - Trophy for the eldest winner male and female.

    For further information contact Grupo Brotons, by phone on +0034  965.95.32.16/7, from 8:00 to 15:00 hours Monday to Friday o via e- mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  You can also find all the information, categories and how to enter on the following web page: www.grupobrotons.com
  • Campello annual Swim 2012

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    The 1st annualswimfromtheCarrerlamarBeachinCampellowill takeplaceonSundayJanuary 15th 2012 at 12:00covering adistanceof 1.500 meterstothefinishing postinfrontoftheClot DelIllot.

    The event is organized by GrupoBrotons in collaboration with the Town Hall and the Nautical Club in Campello.

    There are 8 categories for male and female participants:-

    Junior 15 - 16 years of age.

    Senior 17 - 29 years.

    Master "A" 31 - 39

    Master "B" 40 - 49

    Master "C" 50 - 59

    Master "D" over 60’s

    Local - all ages for local participants.

    Adapted - all age groups.

    Prizes:

    - Trophy & gift for both male and female winners.
    - Trophy and gift for the first three classified in each group.
    - Trophy for the first five local participants masculine and feminine.
    - Trophy for the eldest male and female participant.

    Forfurtherinformation, rulesandhowto enrol www.grupobrotons.com

  • Campello annual Swim 2012

    Eventsin Alicante

    The 1st annualswimfromtheCarrerlamarBeachinCampellowill takeplaceonSundayJanuary 15th 2012 at 12:00covering adistanceof 1.500 meterstothefinishing postinfrontoftheClot DelIllot.

    The event is organized by GrupoBrotons in collaboration with the Town Hall and the Nautical Club in Campello.

    There are 8 categories for male and female participants:-

    Junior 15 - 16 years of age.

    Senior 17 - 29 years.

    Master "A" 31 - 39

    Master "B" 40 - 49

    Master "C" 50 - 59

    Master "D" over 60’s

    Local - all ages for local participants.

    Adapted - all age groups.

    Prizes:

    - Trophy & gift for both male and female winners.
    - Trophy and gift for the first three classified in each group.
    - Trophy for the first five local participants masculine and feminine.
    - Trophy for the eldest male and female participant.

    Forfurtherinformation, rulesandhowto enrol www.grupobrotons.com

  • European Cup Rugby 2012

    Enjoy a unique opportunity to watch some of the best Rugby that Europe has to offer in the Amlin Challenge Cup.

    Saturday 14th of January 2012 at 16:00 hours in the Municipal Rugby Stadium in La Vila Joiosa, Costa Blanca, Spainrugby1

    Rugby Club La Vila take on Sale Sharks one of the oldest teams in English Rugby  . 

    Entrance tickets from 15€ and Hospitality 50€.

    Tickets are on sale from:

    The Yorkshire Pride I Bar in Benidorm telephone +00 34 649 788 887.

    Colin Cook in Calpe - telephone +00 34 666 222 752

    Garry Holland in Elche +00 34 692 767 242

    Rugby Club La Vila in Villajoyosa +0034 636 747 644 or at the door on match day.

    Free Transport from Benidorm to Villajoyosawill be available and will depart from the Yorkshire Pride bar, located in the Calle Gerona on the corner of the Hotel Marina at 13:00 and will return from the stadium at 19:00 hours.

    Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy live our local Rugby team in the Amlin Challenge cup.

    Click on the image to enlarge.

     

     

     

     

  • European Cup Rugby 2012

    Enjoy a unique opportunity to watch some of the best Rugby that Europe has to offer in the Amlin Challenge Cup.

    Saturday 14th of January 2012 at 16:00 hours in the Municipal Rugby Stadium in La Vila Joiosa, Costa Blanca, Spainrugby1

    Rugby Club La Vila take on Sale Sharks one of the oldest teams in English Rugby  . 

    Entrance tickets from 15€ and Hospitality 50€.

    Tickets are on sale from:

    The Yorkshire Pride I Bar in Benidorm telephone +00 34 649 788 887.

    Colin Cook in Calpe - telephone +00 34 666 222 752

    Garry Holland in Elche +00 34 692 767 242

    Rugby Club La Vila in Villajoyosa +0034 636 747 644 or at the door on match day.

    Free Transport from Benidorm to Villajoyosawill be available and will depart from the Yorkshire Pride bar, located in the Calle Gerona on the corner of the Hotel Marina at 13:00 and will return from the stadium at 19:00 hours.

    Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy live our local Rugby team in the Amlin Challenge cup.

    Click on the image to enlarge.

     

     

     

     

  • Benidorm February 2012 Cultural Programme.

    Films

    25th February at 19,00 h in the Salón de Actos of the Town Hall.
    En un mundo libre…(It's a free world)
    Ken Loach (U.K. 2007)
    Winner of the best screenplay in the Venice International Film Festival.

    11th February at 18,30 h in the Salón de Actos of the Town Hall.
    La princesa Mononoke
    Hayao Miyazaki (Japan, 1997).


    Conferences

    3rd February at 19,30 h in the Salón de Actos of the Town Hall.
    La incorporación del Benidorm Medieval al Regne de Valencia. (The incorporation of Medieval Benidorm into the Kingdom of Valencia)
    Dr. Rafael Alemany. Catedrático de Licenciatura Catalana Medieval de la Universidad d´Alacant y miembro de la Academia Valenciana de la Lengua.  Dr Rafael Alemany.  Professor  from the University of Alicante and a member of the Valencian Academy of Language

    10th February at 19,30 hin theSalón de Actos of the Town Hall.
    Benidorm from 1666 to 1956
    Francisco Amillo.

    17th February at 19,30 h. Salón de Actos Ayuntamiento
    The Almadrava and Coastal Defence.
    Francesc Llorca Ibi.

    Art

    30 January until 10 February. Espai d´Art Mercat
    Exhibition
    I Digital Photografica Competition
    Monday to Friday 9:00 - a 14:00h.

    30 January until 23rd February. Espai d´Art Ayuntamiento
    Exposición
    Benidorm, 50 años of Urban Culture: 1961.



    Reading Club

    6th & 20th February at 18,30 h. in the Sala de Investigadores of the Town Hall.
    Reading Club
    Cinema & Literature
    Literary History  (XVIII & XIX Centuries).

    Exhibitions in local schools.

    January to May Local Schools in Benidorm
    Numbers and Letters in School..
    Exibition in the local Benidorm schools.

    Music

    XXIV International Music Competition  Benidorm 2012
    19th February at 21,30 h. in the Salón de Actos of the Town Hall.
    Inauguration Concert
    Performance by the winner of the  XIII Competition 2011
    Elina Rubio (violin).

    20th February at  21,30 h. in the Salón de Actosof the Town Hall.
    Concert
    Teachers Competition
    Claude Delangle (saxofone)
    Lluis Claret(Cello)

    21st February at 21,30 h in theSalón de Actos of the Town Hall.
    Concert
    Teachers Concert.
    Igor Malinovsky (violin)
    Radovan Vlatkovic (trumpet)

    22nd February at 21,30 h. in the Salón de Actos of the Town Hall.
    Concert
    Concert by pupils studying music.

    23rd February at 21,30 h. in the Salón de Actos of the Town Hall.
    Competition
    Finals of the Trumpet Competition.

    24th February at  20,00 h. in the Salón de Actos of the Town Hall.
    Closing Concert.
    Prize giving for the winners of the  XIV Music Compeition in Benidorm.

    24th February from 10:00 until 13:30 and from 16:00 until  20:00. Espai d´Art Ayuntamiento
    Music Fair
    II Firamúsica
    Musical Instruments, sheet music etc.

    6th & 20th February at 18,30 h. in the Sala de Investigadores of the Town Hall.
    Reading Club
    Cinema & Literature.
    Literary History from the XVIII & XIX Centuries.

  • Benidorm February 2012 Cultural Programme.

    Films

    25th February at 19,00 h in the Salón de Actos of the Town Hall.
    En un mundo libre…(It's a free world)
    Ken Loach (U.K. 2007)
    Winner of the best screenplay in the Venice International Film Festival.

    11th February at 18,30 h in the Salón de Actos of the Town Hall.
    La princesa Mononoke
    Hayao Miyazaki (Japan, 1997).


    Conferences

    3rd February at 19,30 h in the Salón de Actos of the Town Hall.
    La incorporación del Benidorm Medieval al Regne de Valencia. (The incorporation of Medieval Benidorm into the Kingdom of Valencia)
    Dr. Rafael Alemany. Catedrático de Licenciatura Catalana Medieval de la Universidad d´Alacant y miembro de la Academia Valenciana de la Lengua.  Dr Rafael Alemany.  Professor  from the University of Alicante and a member of the Valencian Academy of Language

    10th February at 19,30 hin theSalón de Actos of the Town Hall.
    Benidorm from 1666 to 1956
    Francisco Amillo.

    17th February at 19,30 h. Salón de Actos Ayuntamiento
    The Almadrava and Coastal Defence.
    Francesc Llorca Ibi.

    Art

    30 January until 10 February. Espai d´Art Mercat
    Exhibition
    I Digital Photografica Competition
    Monday to Friday 9:00 - a 14:00h.

    30 January until 23rd February. Espai d´Art Ayuntamiento
    Exposición
    Benidorm, 50 años of Urban Culture: 1961.



    Reading Club

    6th & 20th February at 18,30 h. in the Sala de Investigadores of the Town Hall.
    Reading Club
    Cinema & Literature
    Literary History  (XVIII & XIX Centuries).

    Exhibitions in local schools.

    January to May Local Schools in Benidorm
    Numbers and Letters in School..
    Exibition in the local Benidorm schools.

    Music

    XXIV International Music Competition  Benidorm 2012
    19th February at 21,30 h. in the Salón de Actos of the Town Hall.
    Inauguration Concert
    Performance by the winner of the  XIII Competition 2011
    Elina Rubio (violin).

    20th February at  21,30 h. in the Salón de Actosof the Town Hall.
    Concert
    Teachers Competition
    Claude Delangle (saxofone)
    Lluis Claret(Cello)

    21st February at 21,30 h in theSalón de Actos of the Town Hall.
    Concert
    Teachers Concert.
    Igor Malinovsky (violin)
    Radovan Vlatkovic (trumpet)

    22nd February at 21,30 h. in the Salón de Actos of the Town Hall.
    Concert
    Concert by pupils studying music.

    23rd February at 21,30 h. in the Salón de Actos of the Town Hall.
    Competition
    Finals of the Trumpet Competition.

    24th February at  20,00 h. in the Salón de Actos of the Town Hall.
    Closing Concert.
    Prize giving for the winners of the  XIV Music Compeition in Benidorm.

    24th February from 10:00 until 13:30 and from 16:00 until  20:00. Espai d´Art Ayuntamiento
    Music Fair
    II Firamúsica
    Musical Instruments, sheet music etc.

    6th & 20th February at 18,30 h. in the Sala de Investigadores of the Town Hall.
    Reading Club
    Cinema & Literature.
    Literary History from the XVIII & XIX Centuries.

  • Benidorm January 2012 Cultural Programme

    Films

    14th January at 19,00 h. in the Salon de Actos of the Town Hall
    Family Life
    By Ken Loach (U.K  1971)

    Adult audience.
    Original Version with Spanish sub titles.

    28th January at 19,00 h in the Salon de Actos of the Town Hall.
    El viento que agita la cebada. (The wind that blew the Barley)
    Ken Loach (UK 2006)

    Winner of the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival.

     

    Art

    Until the 9th of January from  9:00 - a 14:00 . Espai d´Art  in the Town Hall
    Anthology
    Quico's Photographs.

    From the 16th until the 27th of January at 19,30 h. Espai d´Art  in the Town Hall
    Painting and Sculpture Exhibition

    XIII Competion for New Artisits.paint

    Monday to Friday from 09:00 - 14:00

    From 30th of January until the 10th of February Espai d´Art Mercat

    Exhibition

    I Digital Photographic Competition.
    Monday to Friday 09:00 to 14:00

    From 30th of January until the 23rd of February. Espai d´Art in the Town Hall.

    Exhibition.
    Benidorm, 50 years of Urban Culture: 1961.

    Other Cultural Activities.


    15th of January at18,00 h in the  Benidorm Palace
    Show by the Variety Group El Desguace
    Directed by Violeta Montenegro.

    9th, 23rd of January at 18,30 h. in the Sala de Investigadores of the Town Hall.
    Reading Club
    Cinema y Literature.
    Literary History from the XVIII & XIX Centuries.

    From January to May in the Local Schools.
    Numbers and Letters in school
    .
    Exhibition in the local schools.

  • Benidorm January 2012 Cultural Programme

    Films

    14th January at 19,00 h. in the Salon de Actos of the Town Hall
    Family Life
    By Ken Loach (U.K  1971)

    Adult audience.
    Original Version with Spanish sub titles.

    28th January at 19,00 h in the Salon de Actos of the Town Hall.
    El viento que agita la cebada. (The wind that blew the Barley)
    Ken Loach (UK 2006)

    Winner of the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival.

     

    Art

    Until the 9th of January from  9:00 - a 14:00 . Espai d´Art  in the Town Hall
    Anthology
    Quico's Photographs.

    From the 16th until the 27th of January at 19,30 h. Espai d´Art  in the Town Hall
    Painting and Sculpture Exhibition

    XIII Competion for New Artisits.paint

    Monday to Friday from 09:00 - 14:00

    From 30th of January until the 10th of February Espai d´Art Mercat

    Exhibition

    I Digital Photographic Competition.
    Monday to Friday 09:00 to 14:00

    From 30th of January until the 23rd of February. Espai d´Art in the Town Hall.

    Exhibition.
    Benidorm, 50 years of Urban Culture: 1961.

    Other Cultural Activities.


    15th of January at18,00 h in the  Benidorm Palace
    Show by the Variety Group El Desguace
    Directed by Violeta Montenegro.

    9th, 23rd of January at 18,30 h. in the Sala de Investigadores of the Town Hall.
    Reading Club
    Cinema y Literature.
    Literary History from the XVIII & XIX Centuries.

    From January to May in the Local Schools.
    Numbers and Letters in school
    .
    Exhibition in the local schools.

  • Low Cost Festival 2011 in Benidorm

    low costThe Low Cost Festival took part in the International Tourist Fair  FITUR 2011 in Madrid this month.

    Last year over 20,000 people attended the 2010 edition of the Festival in Benidormwhich was held in the Parque de L’Agüera.   This year the event will held on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of July in the Sporting City “Guillermo Amor” Benidorm which has a greater capacity  that last years venue.

  • Low Cost Festival 2011 in Benidorm

    low costThe Low Cost Festival took part in the International Tourist Fair  FITUR 2011 in Madrid this month.

    Last year over 20,000 people attended the 2010 edition of the Festival in Benidormwhich was held in the Parque de L’Agüera.   This year the event will held on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of July in the Sporting City “Guillermo Amor” Benidorm which has a greater capacity  that last years venue.

  • Saint Valentine's day 2011

    Special menu for Saint Valetine's day.

    Click on the image to read the menu.

    menuvalentineeng

     

  • Saint Valentine's day 2011

    Special menu for Saint Valetine's day.

    Click on the image to read the menu.

    menuvalentineeng

     

  • Terra Natura's Asian tiger cub Kali

    Experts at the Terra Natura Park in Benidorm start weaning the Asian tiger cub Kali.

     

    The Vet from Terra Natura, the nature and animal park in Benidorm has started to wean little Kali an Asian tiger born in November 2010 and rejected by her mother Ela.  The appearance of her first teeth means that this carnivore can be weaned off milk and started on solid food.kali3

     The little tiger cub has started to lick and take tiny bites from pieces of meat.  As the teething process progresses the amount of meat will be increased and the amount of milk ingested decreased until milk is eliminated from her diet. Kali’s carers are following the same process that the mother tiger would do had she not abandoned Kali.

     It will be between one and two months for the weaning process to be complete The Veterinary will control the size of the pieces of meat, which are mixed with milk until Kali become familiar with the smell of meat.  This way the cub receives all the nutrients necessary for her growth, if milk was removed too soon she would have a deficiency in calcium from her diet.

     The keepers have been feeding Kali 20 grams of meat and are watching her carefully to ensure that her digestive system is ready for the change.  If all goes well more meat will be introduced until she is eating about a half a kilo a day in approximately one month’s time.

     Adult tigers in the park can ingest between three and four kilos of meat every day.  In the wild these felines can fill their stomachs with up to 35 kilos of meat in one sitting as they only eat after a hunt.

    The vet from Terra Natura Benidorm has also vaccinated Kali to protect her immune system and placed a small chip under the skin on the left side of her neck, to make it easy to identify her.kali1

    Tigers are a species considered to be in danger of extinction and categorised as a CITES I species (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora)and because of this they must each have a chip to identify them.

  • Terra Natura's Asian tiger cub Kali

    Experts at the Terra Natura Park in Benidorm start weaning the Asian tiger cub Kali.

     

    The Vet from Terra Natura, the nature and animal park in Benidorm has started to wean little Kali an Asian tiger born in November 2010 and rejected by her mother Ela.  The appearance of her first teeth means that this carnivore can be weaned off milk and started on solid food.kali3

     The little tiger cub has started to lick and take tiny bites from pieces of meat.  As the teething process progresses the amount of meat will be increased and the amount of milk ingested decreased until milk is eliminated from her diet. Kali’s carers are following the same process that the mother tiger would do had she not abandoned Kali.

     It will be between one and two months for the weaning process to be complete The Veterinary will control the size of the pieces of meat, which are mixed with milk until Kali become familiar with the smell of meat.  This way the cub receives all the nutrients necessary for her growth, if milk was removed too soon she would have a deficiency in calcium from her diet.

     The keepers have been feeding Kali 20 grams of meat and are watching her carefully to ensure that her digestive system is ready for the change.  If all goes well more meat will be introduced until she is eating about a half a kilo a day in approximately one month’s time.

     Adult tigers in the park can ingest between three and four kilos of meat every day.  In the wild these felines can fill their stomachs with up to 35 kilos of meat in one sitting as they only eat after a hunt.

    The vet from Terra Natura Benidorm has also vaccinated Kali to protect her immune system and placed a small chip under the skin on the left side of her neck, to make it easy to identify her.kali1

    Tigers are a species considered to be in danger of extinction and categorised as a CITES I species (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora)and because of this they must each have a chip to identify them.

  • Benidorm's Three Kings Parade

    As is the tradition, once the New Year has arrived, on the eve of the 5th of January the three wise men or the three Kings arrive from the Orient.   Melchor, Gaspar and Balthazararrived in Benidorm loaded with gifts for the children who lined the streets and squares of the town centre to greet them.  Kilos and kilos of sweets accompanied them throughout the parade and over three thousand gifts were brought for the children who came to meet them.  Six bands and a spectacular fireworks display added extra atmosphere to the evening’s parade.

    When the parade had finished and the town centre regained a sense of calm the three kings and their entourage delivered gifts to the children who had behaved well during the year, not forgetting to leave coal for those who had not been so well behaved.  It was an emotional night with all the children promising to be good for next year but the night was still young and the entertainment provided continued until the early hours bringing the traditional festive season that began on Christmas Eve 2010 to a close.

     

    F.J. Villaplana.

  • Benidorm's Three Kings Parade

    As is the tradition, once the New Year has arrived, on the eve of the 5th of January the three wise men or the three Kings arrive from the Orient.   Melchor, Gaspar and Balthazararrived in Benidorm loaded with gifts for the children who lined the streets and squares of the town centre to greet them.  Kilos and kilos of sweets accompanied them throughout the parade and over three thousand gifts were brought for the children who came to meet them.  Six bands and a spectacular fireworks display added extra atmosphere to the evening’s parade.

    When the parade had finished and the town centre regained a sense of calm the three kings and their entourage delivered gifts to the children who had behaved well during the year, not forgetting to leave coal for those who had not been so well behaved.  It was an emotional night with all the children promising to be good for next year but the night was still young and the entertainment provided continued until the early hours bringing the traditional festive season that began on Christmas Eve 2010 to a close.

     

    F.J. Villaplana.

  • Climb the Puig Campana Mountain January 2011

    On Sunday, 23rd of January  , the Valencian Delegation of the Spanish Nordic Walking Association, starts the 2011 season with a spectacular mountain walk, all the way up to the top of Finestrat’s Puig Campana, at more than 1400m above sea level.

    This spectacular trek is only recommended for well trained walkers in good physical condition and who are not scared of a 5 hour walk through narrow mountain tracks with some stones during the climb. On arrival at the top, where it can be pretty cold, (please bring warm clothes and a hat), the views will be absolutely breathtaking you will be able to see views of Alicante, Benidorm, Altea, Denia and even Cullera.

    This is a Nordic “Alpine” Walk, which means that the lengths of the poles will be adjusted according to the steep climb or descend. Ideal for those who think that Nordic Walking isn’t physical enough for them.

    Anybody can participate, also those who don’t have any experience with Nordic Walking. There will be Nordic Walking Poles at disposal free of charge.puig campana

    All participants with previous bookings will meet at the Casa de Cultura of L’Alfàs del Pi at 8.30 am or at the “Font de Molí” at 9 am.

    Residents of L’Alfás go free (town hall sponsoring); where as others will pay 4 Euros for participation and insurance.

    Bring: good walking shoes and warm mountain clothes, some fruit, water and snacks.

    More info, also about Nordic Walking at: www.nordicwalkingcv.com This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; 655 87 97 11

    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ;  606 213 074

    Bernd at the polideportivo L’Alfás : 96 588 96 01

  • Climb the Puig Campana Mountain January 2011

    On Sunday, 23rd of January  , the Valencian Delegation of the Spanish Nordic Walking Association, starts the 2011 season with a spectacular mountain walk, all the way up to the top of Finestrat’s Puig Campana, at more than 1400m above sea level.

    This spectacular trek is only recommended for well trained walkers in good physical condition and who are not scared of a 5 hour walk through narrow mountain tracks with some stones during the climb. On arrival at the top, where it can be pretty cold, (please bring warm clothes and a hat), the views will be absolutely breathtaking you will be able to see views of Alicante, Benidorm, Altea, Denia and even Cullera.

    This is a Nordic “Alpine” Walk, which means that the lengths of the poles will be adjusted according to the steep climb or descend. Ideal for those who think that Nordic Walking isn’t physical enough for them.

    Anybody can participate, also those who don’t have any experience with Nordic Walking. There will be Nordic Walking Poles at disposal free of charge.puig campana

    All participants with previous bookings will meet at the Casa de Cultura of L’Alfàs del Pi at 8.30 am or at the “Font de Molí” at 9 am.

    Residents of L’Alfás go free (town hall sponsoring); where as others will pay 4 Euros for participation and insurance.

    Bring: good walking shoes and warm mountain clothes, some fruit, water and snacks.

    More info, also about Nordic Walking at: www.nordicwalkingcv.com This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; 655 87 97 11

    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ;  606 213 074

    Bernd at the polideportivo L’Alfás : 96 588 96 01

  • Benidorm January 2011 Cultural Activities

     

    Music

    Sunday 16th of January

    In the Ermita de Sanz at 17:00

    Concert by the Union Musical de Benidormmusical notes

    In honour of the Fiestas of Saint Anthony.

    Cinema

    Saturday 15th of January

    In the Aula de Cultura CAM – Calle Alameda at 19:00

    Astro Boy

    By David Bowers

    (Hong Kong- United States of America – Japan 2009)

    Apt for all ages.

     

    Saturday 29th of January

    In the Aula de Cultura CAM – Calle Alameda at 19:00

    Cine Club Arrebato

    Ciclo Panorama

    Vincere cine

    By Marco Bellocchio

    (Italy 2009)  Original Version with Spanish Sub Titles  (+13)

    For Adults

     

    Theatre

    Friday 21st of January

    In the Social Centre La Torreta at 18:00

    Maribel y la Extraña Familia

    By Miguel Mihura

    Theatre Group Jelena

     

    Saturday 22nd of January

    Social Centre José Llorca Linares at 18:00

    Pinocho y Medio

    Puppets

    El Retablo.

    titeres

    Art

    Saturday 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th

    In the Parque de L’Aiguera – Anfiteatro Óscar Espala from 11:30 - 13:30

    Espaiart – Art in the park

    Workshops

    Art in the park for all ages.

    Library

    Friday 14th, 21st and 28th

    In the Central Library at 18:00

    Story tellers

     

    Tuesday 18th of January

    Central Library at 18:30

    Reading Club literature

    Diarios, memorias, Biografías, Poesía

    Literatura de la experiencia

    Cine y Literatura.

    Exhibitions

    From 17th of December until 24th of January

    From Monday to Saturday 18:00 - 21:00

    In the Aula de Cultura CAM

    Schools from other worlds “Escuelas de otros mundos”

    Kim Manresa

    Photographic Exhibition

    Organised by the Caja Mediterráneo.

    camerafotos

    From 17th - 28th of January

    From Monday to Friday 09:00 - 14:00

    Espai de Art – In the Town Hall

    XXII Competition for New Artisits

    Painting and Sculpture

    Collective exhibition

    Organised by the Ministry for youth

    From 25th of January until 16th of February

    From Monday – Friday 18:00 - 21:00

    In the Aula de cultura CAM

    Bosques Encapsulados

    By Ana Donat

    Photographic exhibition

    Organised by the Caja Mediterráneo.


  • Benidorm January 2011 Cultural Activities

     

    Music

    Sunday 16th of January

    In the Ermita de Sanz at 17:00

    Concert by the Union Musical de Benidormmusical notes

    In honour of the Fiestas of Saint Anthony.

    Cinema

    Saturday 15th of January

    In the Aula de Cultura CAM – Calle Alameda at 19:00

    Astro Boy

    By David Bowers

    (Hong Kong- United States of America – Japan 2009)

    Apt for all ages.

     

    Saturday 29th of January

    In the Aula de Cultura CAM – Calle Alameda at 19:00

    Cine Club Arrebato

    Ciclo Panorama

    Vincere cine

    By Marco Bellocchio

    (Italy 2009)  Original Version with Spanish Sub Titles  (+13)

    For Adults

     

    Theatre

    Friday 21st of January

    In the Social Centre La Torreta at 18:00

    Maribel y la Extraña Familia

    By Miguel Mihura

    Theatre Group Jelena

     

    Saturday 22nd of January

    Social Centre José Llorca Linares at 18:00

    Pinocho y Medio

    Puppets

    El Retablo.

    titeres

    Art

    Saturday 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th

    In the Parque de L’Aiguera – Anfiteatro Óscar Espala from 11:30 - 13:30

    Espaiart – Art in the park

    Workshops

    Art in the park for all ages.

    Library

    Friday 14th, 21st and 28th

    In the Central Library at 18:00

    Story tellers

     

    Tuesday 18th of January

    Central Library at 18:30

    Reading Club literature

    Diarios, memorias, Biografías, Poesía

    Literatura de la experiencia

    Cine y Literatura.

    Exhibitions

    From 17th of December until 24th of January

    From Monday to Saturday 18:00 - 21:00

    In the Aula de Cultura CAM

    Schools from other worlds “Escuelas de otros mundos”

    Kim Manresa

    Photographic Exhibition

    Organised by the Caja Mediterráneo.

    camerafotos

    From 17th - 28th of January

    From Monday to Friday 09:00 - 14:00

    Espai de Art – In the Town Hall

    XXII Competition for New Artisits

    Painting and Sculpture

    Collective exhibition

    Organised by the Ministry for youth

    From 25th of January until 16th of February

    From Monday – Friday 18:00 - 21:00

    In the Aula de cultura CAM

    Bosques Encapsulados

    By Ana Donat

    Photographic exhibition

    Organised by the Caja Mediterráneo.


  • Interview with Julian Mendoza

    excursionesbenidorm.comhas been granted an exclusive interview with theDirector of the Mendoza Bodegas, Julianto learn what they offer to visitors and professionals as wine producers and connoisseurs’.

     

    The Bodegas are situated in Alfaz del Pi only two minutes away from the beach, what do you do there? Mr Julian Mendoza

    We produce various wines for the modern market, a market in which the client is looking for new experiences.  So, in the heart of the Costa Blanca, not far from Benidorm we complement the tourist sector, offering an opportunity to discover these new experiences.

     

    How long have you been involved in the world of “wine tourism” and tell us about your product.

    Our product came onto the market in 2007 and our aim is to introduce clients to the world of wine. From the cultivation of the vines to the elaboration and fermentation of the wine, to the final phase, tasting.  The visitor enjoys two hours of sensations and experiences the delights of wine tasting.

     

    What makes a good wine?

    A good wine is influenced by many factors i.e. climate and soil.  I could name lots of other but each individual bodega has their own ideas and opinions as to what make a good wine.

     

    What is your opinion about the famous phrase that wine is beneficial to your health?

    There is more and more evidence to support the theory that wine is good for you, naturally, only when it is consumed in moderation.

     

    What is your client profile?

    Our clients are generally inquisitive by nature so they wish to learn in depth about wine and its production.  Their inquisitive nature means that they have a good sense of judgement when it comes to choosing and appreciating a wine.

     

    Have you thought about starting wine tasting courses?

    We do have master testing where clients can taste the full range of wines.  We produce 14 different wines at the moment, 2 white, 3 sweet and 9 red.  Clients can taste the full range of wines from the bodega during a two hour visit and for the same price as the organised tour.

     

    What other services are on offer at the bodega?

    There is the possibility to have lunch or dinner at the bodega as well as holding special events.  These must be booked in advance.

     

    What do you offer on these occasions?

    Depending on the type of event, we adapt the bodegas and decoration to create the correct ambience required for each event.  We believe that the experience can be enjoyed by all five senses.

     

    If people would like to visit your bodegas, how do they arrange this?

    This is important, because all these services are by appointment so we can give you our full attention. You can contact us by telephone on 96 588 8639 or by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or make your reservation with benidormexcursions.co.uk

  • Interview with Julian Mendoza

    excursionesbenidorm.comhas been granted an exclusive interview with theDirector of the Mendoza Bodegas, Julianto learn what they offer to visitors and professionals as wine producers and connoisseurs’.

     

    The Bodegas are situated in Alfaz del Pi only two minutes away from the beach, what do you do there? Mr Julian Mendoza

    We produce various wines for the modern market, a market in which the client is looking for new experiences.  So, in the heart of the Costa Blanca, not far from Benidorm we complement the tourist sector, offering an opportunity to discover these new experiences.

     

    How long have you been involved in the world of “wine tourism” and tell us about your product.

    Our product came onto the market in 2007 and our aim is to introduce clients to the world of wine. From the cultivation of the vines to the elaboration and fermentation of the wine, to the final phase, tasting.  The visitor enjoys two hours of sensations and experiences the delights of wine tasting.

     

    What makes a good wine?

    A good wine is influenced by many factors i.e. climate and soil.  I could name lots of other but each individual bodega has their own ideas and opinions as to what make a good wine.

     

    What is your opinion about the famous phrase that wine is beneficial to your health?

    There is more and more evidence to support the theory that wine is good for you, naturally, only when it is consumed in moderation.

     

    What is your client profile?

    Our clients are generally inquisitive by nature so they wish to learn in depth about wine and its production.  Their inquisitive nature means that they have a good sense of judgement when it comes to choosing and appreciating a wine.

     

    Have you thought about starting wine tasting courses?

    We do have master testing where clients can taste the full range of wines.  We produce 14 different wines at the moment, 2 white, 3 sweet and 9 red.  Clients can taste the full range of wines from the bodega during a two hour visit and for the same price as the organised tour.

     

    What other services are on offer at the bodega?

    There is the possibility to have lunch or dinner at the bodega as well as holding special events.  These must be booked in advance.

     

    What do you offer on these occasions?

    Depending on the type of event, we adapt the bodegas and decoration to create the correct ambience required for each event.  We believe that the experience can be enjoyed by all five senses.

     

    If people would like to visit your bodegas, how do they arrange this?

    This is important, because all these services are by appointment so we can give you our full attention. You can contact us by telephone on 96 588 8639 or by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or make your reservation with benidormexcursions.co.uk

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