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  • Rugby 31st International Benidorm Sevens 3rd to 6th June2017

    31 Rugby Seven La Vila

    Villajoyosa Rugby Stadium hosts the 31st annual seven a side rugby tournament.

    The event will take place this year on Saturday the 3rd of June and Sunday 4th June 2017 at the Villajoyosa Rugby Stadium.

  • Aqua Natura Benidorm 2 x 1 offer during May 2016

     

    Aqua Natura Benidorm has opened for the summer season with a fantastic 2 x 1 offer for the month of May.

    Two adults enter the park for the Box Office price of 29€ and 2 children or Seniors for the price of 23,50€.

    If there is 1 adult and 1 child, or 1 adult and 1 senior then they enter under the 2x1 adult price of 29€. This offer permits access to the park for one day before the 31st of May.

    The water park also has two new areas for 2016.  A multiadventure zone in the wave pool, complete with a climbing wall, still rings, and climbing net, where you can test your strength, speed and balance skills and Playland and area which includes Billards and other games. 

    The adventurous can anjoy the Aqua Snake slide which opened last year, sliding down 150 meters on a float with a capacity for 3 people as well as the other slides designed for adults and children alike.

    You can try something different with the various "Experiences" on offer such as being a Sea Lion Carer for the day or snorkeling and interaction with the sea lions  and little ones will enjoy the Mermaid School where you can experience what it feels like to swim like a real mermaid.

     Tickets for this offer are on sale from our web site or from our office in the Calle Gerona 48, 03503 Benidorm where you can also book your "Experiences" with a discount when booked in advance.

  • Benidorm XII Tower Running Competition Gran Hotel Bali 2015

    The Gran Hotel Bali in Benidorm will host its 12th Tower Running Competition on Saturday 30th of May. This event is now a fixture on the World Tower Running Association and Vertical World Circuit calendars. 

  • Boat trips in Benidorm

     

    Benidorm has a variety of activities to choose from with something for all age groupsCultural excursions, adventure tours, sporting activities, theme parks, attractions,  shows and boat trips.   There are various boat trips available during the summer and winter seasons which form part of the wide range of excursions on sale from this web site.

  • Benidorm - Brothers in Band Tribute to Dire Straits

    Brothers in Band

    Sunday 13th September bROTHERS iN bAND bring their Dire Straits tribute show "The very best of dIRE sTRAITS Show" to Benidorm.

  • Aqua Natura Water Park Benidorm - New Slide for 2015

    Aqua Natura water park in Benidorm opens on the 15th May for the summer season.

  • Kool & The Gang in Concert 2014

    Heatwave Promotions brings Kool & the Gang direct from the USA to the Costa Blanca. 

  • New to Terra Natura Zoo Benidorm –2 Mangshan Pit Vipers

    The Terra Natura Theme Park in Benidorm has two new additions to their family.  

    A pair of Mangshan Vipers, also known as Mount Mang Pit Viper , Mangshan Iron-head Snake , Mangshan Viper , Mangshan Pitviper .  This pair is currently the only pair in a Spanish Zoo.

  • Aqua Natura Water Park in Benidorm opens with two new childrens slides

    Aqua Natura in Benidorm  opens for the summer season on the 26th May 2012 with two new children's slides.

    The new slides permit adults to slide down with their children so both can enjoy the fun together.aquanatura2

    The first one is a mini slide measuring 19 meters and the second one is a covered slide which is called a hidrotube.

    As from the first of June you can also enjoy and take part in Childrens workshops and various activities such as:-

     Salsa Classes, Aqua Gym Classes, Pilates, Tai Chi, Shantala Massages, an Ethnic Market and the chance to walk across water in a plastic bubble!

    Enjoy the Sea Lions show, snorkel with sea lions or have an scuba dive initiation with the supervision of specialized divers.

    Thrill seakers will love the experience of zero gravity with the daring “La Cresta” slide, the only roller coaster slide in the world while the less adventurous can enjoy the other slides for adults and children alike in the Benidorm Theme park.

    If it is relaxation you are looking for there is a spa, jacuzzi, and gardens with picnic and rest areas.
    The water park has a team of professional lifeguards to ensure the safety of adults and children alike.

    Aqua Natura opens on the 26th of May and to celebrate the opening all children enter free on that day.



  • Aqua Natura Water Park in Benidorm opens with two new childrens slides

    Aqua Natura in Benidorm  opens for the summer season on the 26th May 2012 with two new children's slides.

    The new slides permit adults to slide down with their children so both can enjoy the fun together.aquanatura2

    The first one is a mini slide measuring 19 meters and the second one is a covered slide which is called a hidrotube.

    As from the first of June you can also enjoy and take part in Childrens workshops and various activities such as:-

     Salsa Classes, Aqua Gym Classes, Pilates, Tai Chi, Shantala Massages, an Ethnic Market and the chance to walk across water in a plastic bubble!

    Enjoy the Sea Lions show, snorkel with sea lions or have an scuba dive initiation with the supervision of specialized divers.

    Thrill seakers will love the experience of zero gravity with the daring “La Cresta” slide, the only roller coaster slide in the world while the less adventurous can enjoy the other slides for adults and children alike in the Benidorm Theme park.

    If it is relaxation you are looking for there is a spa, jacuzzi, and gardens with picnic and rest areas.
    The water park has a team of professional lifeguards to ensure the safety of adults and children alike.

    Aqua Natura opens on the 26th of May and to celebrate the opening all children enter free on that day.



  • Aqualandia Benidorm opens for Summer 2012

    Hundreds queued at the entrance to Aqualandia for the opening day of the 2012 season.

    Crowds in swim wear with towels in hand could be seen along the streets on their way to the entrance of the Benidorm theme park.aqualandia

    No one wanted to miss out on the opening day of the water parkas the entrance was free for the first one hundred children and people had started to queue in the early hours.

    The water park opened at 10:00 am and by then the numbers had increased to thousands.

    Young and old, families and large groups, all waiting to enjoy the many attractions such as : the  Big Bang, whose yellow slide is one of the highest in Europe, measuring 30 metres long and with a 65% vertical incline.aqualandia1

    All of the water slides and rides were operational: the Black Hole, Pistas Blancas, Wave pool, Zig Zag, Lagoon etc, ready to offer the best entertainment and guaranteeing  fun for the summer season.

  • Aqualandia Benidorm opens for Summer 2012

    Hundreds queued at the entrance to Aqualandia for the opening day of the 2012 season.

    Crowds in swim wear with towels in hand could be seen along the streets on their way to the entrance of the Benidorm theme park.aqualandia

    No one wanted to miss out on the opening day of the water parkas the entrance was free for the first one hundred children and people had started to queue in the early hours.

    The water park opened at 10:00 am and by then the numbers had increased to thousands.

    Young and old, families and large groups, all waiting to enjoy the many attractions such as : the  Big Bang, whose yellow slide is one of the highest in Europe, measuring 30 metres long and with a 65% vertical incline.aqualandia1

    All of the water slides and rides were operational: the Black Hole, Pistas Blancas, Wave pool, Zig Zag, Lagoon etc, ready to offer the best entertainment and guaranteeing  fun for the summer season.

  • International Seven a Side Rugby Tournament in Benidorm May 2012

    26 YEARS OF BENIDORM RUGBY SEVENS.

    Three Day Sevens Tournament for International Sides, Senior & Junior Clubs (men and women).  A spectacular event for players and spectators alike 3 days of fun, sun and rugby . Don’t miss out!  

    Every year in May,  Villajoyosa hosts thr Annual International Rugby Seven a Side Tournament, in the Villlajoyosa Rugby Stadium.

    This year the event will be held on the 25th , 26th and 27th of May 2012.

    The Sevens caters for all levels of senior seven a side rugby,  divided into three sections (National Sides - Invitational sides, Mens and Women, Club sides

    This thriving event is supported by Villajoyosa Council, Patronato Turismo Costa Blanca and Benidorm Council.

    International Selections:  Spain, Moldavia, Georgia, Rumania, Maroco, Tunisa, Welsh Wizards, Spanish Barbarians, 

    Womens Selections, Ireland, Rusia, Kakakistan, Tunisia, Portugal and Spain

    Clubs  Scottish Hawick, Brampton, Wolf Sevens, Cau Valencia, Elche, La Vila

    As with other years television coverage by TV, Canal Plus, Sportmania + TVE Telededeporte and Canal 9-Punt 2. Most of the Sunday final games will be show

    Friday games start at 4.00 pm Saturday games Clubs at 10.00 am Selections at 4.00 pm until 8.00 pm. 

    Sunday games wil start at 10.00 am until 8.00 pm. Finals will start at 5.00 pm.

    Free Bus Transfers for supporters from Benidorm Yorkshire Pride Bar, Calle Gerona, Saturday and Sunday at 1.00 pmHotel Venus, Sunday at 1.00 pm.

    Tickets will be sold at  any Caja Ahorros Mediterraneo CAM BANK or by internet at http://www.servicam.com/">www.servicam.com Tlf 902 44 43 00, English speaking services.  Friday 5 euros all day Saturday 10 € and Sunday 15 €. Two days pass 20 €.

    Children Under 12 free.

    Make it a date and mark the date in your diary for the 25-26-27 May 2012.

    The first ever BENIDORM SEVENS was played in 1987 at Villajoyosa RFC.  6 British teams and 4 spanish participated The first winner was GALA YM (SCOTLAND).  From its inaugural year in 1987 the tournament gained a reputation amongst  Britain's junior Clubs. Over recent seasons there have been more frequent appearances by first class sides.

    In 1992. Olympic year in Spain. The tournament devised three levels of competition: International. First Class Clubs and Junior Clubs. 12 National teams compete for the International Cup. FIJI beat SAMOA in a electric final (16-15) last year. .  From 1996 the tournament was played at the Benidorm Municipal Stadium.  The BENIDORM 7´S is included in the European Sevens circuit, and is known  throught the Rugby World as a National Club and has competed with other sides from  all of the continents.   In its short history the Benidorm Sevens has become the most important Tournament  in Spain as was recognised by the offcial programme for the Rugby Sevens World Cup in 1993 and 1997.

     

     

  • International Seven a Side Rugby Tournament in Benidorm May 2012

    26 YEARS OF BENIDORM RUGBY SEVENS.

    Three Day Sevens Tournament for International Sides, Senior & Junior Clubs (men and women).  A spectacular event for players and spectators alike 3 days of fun, sun and rugby . Don’t miss out!  

    Every year in May,  Villajoyosa hosts thr Annual International Rugby Seven a Side Tournament, in the Villlajoyosa Rugby Stadium.

    This year the event will be held on the 25th , 26th and 27th of May 2012.

    The Sevens caters for all levels of senior seven a side rugby,  divided into three sections (National Sides - Invitational sides, Mens and Women, Club sides

    This thriving event is supported by Villajoyosa Council, Patronato Turismo Costa Blanca and Benidorm Council.

    International Selections:  Spain, Moldavia, Georgia, Rumania, Maroco, Tunisa, Welsh Wizards, Spanish Barbarians, 

    Womens Selections, Ireland, Rusia, Kakakistan, Tunisia, Portugal and Spain

    Clubs  Scottish Hawick, Brampton, Wolf Sevens, Cau Valencia, Elche, La Vila

    As with other years television coverage by TV, Canal Plus, Sportmania + TVE Telededeporte and Canal 9-Punt 2. Most of the Sunday final games will be show

    Friday games start at 4.00 pm Saturday games Clubs at 10.00 am Selections at 4.00 pm until 8.00 pm. 

    Sunday games wil start at 10.00 am until 8.00 pm. Finals will start at 5.00 pm.

    Free Bus Transfers for supporters from Benidorm Yorkshire Pride Bar, Calle Gerona, Saturday and Sunday at 1.00 pmHotel Venus, Sunday at 1.00 pm.

    Tickets will be sold at  any Caja Ahorros Mediterraneo CAM BANK or by internet at http://www.servicam.com/">www.servicam.com Tlf 902 44 43 00, English speaking services.  Friday 5 euros all day Saturday 10 € and Sunday 15 €. Two days pass 20 €.

    Children Under 12 free.

    Make it a date and mark the date in your diary for the 25-26-27 May 2012.

    The first ever BENIDORM SEVENS was played in 1987 at Villajoyosa RFC.  6 British teams and 4 spanish participated The first winner was GALA YM (SCOTLAND).  From its inaugural year in 1987 the tournament gained a reputation amongst  Britain's junior Clubs. Over recent seasons there have been more frequent appearances by first class sides.

    In 1992. Olympic year in Spain. The tournament devised three levels of competition: International. First Class Clubs and Junior Clubs. 12 National teams compete for the International Cup. FIJI beat SAMOA in a electric final (16-15) last year. .  From 1996 the tournament was played at the Benidorm Municipal Stadium.  The BENIDORM 7´S is included in the European Sevens circuit, and is known  throught the Rugby World as a National Club and has competed with other sides from  all of the continents.   In its short history the Benidorm Sevens has become the most important Tournament  in Spain as was recognised by the offcial programme for the Rugby Sevens World Cup in 1993 and 1997.

     

     

  • Terra Natura introduce Kali to the pride

    Experts from the Nature Park Terra Natura in Benidorm attempt to integrate Kali into the pride with the adult tigers

    Experts from Terra Natura in Benidorm  have begun to integrate Kali,  the young Asian tigress born at the park in November 2012 with members of the pride. The young cub was rejected by her mother Ela at birth and was reared by staff at the nature park.
    kali2

    Staff have begun by creating visual contact between Kali and Bombay, one of the oldest tigers of the pride. This way, both become familiar with the other and can smell and see each other without actually being in the same enclosure. It is hoped that Bombay will help Kali to be accepted and to integrate with the others in the pride, thus reducing the possibility of her being attacked by another lion who would class her as an intruder on their territory.

    Once Bombay has accepted Kali, she will then be introduced to the other members of the pride individually.  Kali has been let out into the tigers enclosure on her own, to roam and explore the area thus leaving her scent in the process and becoming familiar with the scent of the others who will be her companions.

    The Asian tiger (Panthera tigris) is an endangered species and is protected by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).kali

    The Asian Tiger  can weigh up to 250 kilos and because of  their short fur, can adapt to the heat and humidity of the Asian Jungles.

    This is the second largest predator that exists on the planet after the polar and the grizzly bear.

    Exbenidorm

     

    Learn more about Kali from our previous articles. Click on the following links.

    A tiger cub rejected by its mother in Benidorm

    Terra Natura's Asian tiger cub Kali

     

     

  • Terra Natura introduce Kali to the pride

    Experts from the Nature Park Terra Natura in Benidorm attempt to integrate Kali into the pride with the adult tigers

    Experts from Terra Natura in Benidorm  have begun to integrate Kali,  the young Asian tigress born at the park in November 2012 with members of the pride. The young cub was rejected by her mother Ela at birth and was reared by staff at the nature park.
    kali2

    Staff have begun by creating visual contact between Kali and Bombay, one of the oldest tigers of the pride. This way, both become familiar with the other and can smell and see each other without actually being in the same enclosure. It is hoped that Bombay will help Kali to be accepted and to integrate with the others in the pride, thus reducing the possibility of her being attacked by another lion who would class her as an intruder on their territory.

    Once Bombay has accepted Kali, she will then be introduced to the other members of the pride individually.  Kali has been let out into the tigers enclosure on her own, to roam and explore the area thus leaving her scent in the process and becoming familiar with the scent of the others who will be her companions.

    The Asian tiger (Panthera tigris) is an endangered species and is protected by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).kali

    The Asian Tiger  can weigh up to 250 kilos and because of  their short fur, can adapt to the heat and humidity of the Asian Jungles.

    This is the second largest predator that exists on the planet after the polar and the grizzly bear.

    Exbenidorm

     

    Learn more about Kali from our previous articles. Click on the following links.

    A tiger cub rejected by its mother in Benidorm

    Terra Natura's Asian tiger cub Kali

     

     

  • Terra Natura breeds a Peregrine Falcon in capativity

    Terra Natura in Benidorm successfully breeds the Peregrine Falcon in Captivity.
     

    Terra Natura, the animal nature park in Benidorm has managed to breed the Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), in captivity. The Peregrine Falcon is a protected species and is very vulnerable so it was a special occasion and a first for Terra Natura.   Five Peregrine Falcon chicks were born at the parkalong with three owl chicks.

     halcon peregrinoAs soon as the park became aware that the female falcon had laid a batch of eggs, the were removed from the nest and placed in an incubator at a constant temperature of 37,3 to 37,4 degrees to ensure the chicks had a good chance of survival.


    After 30 days the eggs finally hatched and the offspring were reunited with their parents so they can start to feed them. The young chicks are kept in an enclosure with a temperature of between 34 & 35 degrees where they will remain for five or six days. They will feed three of four times a day and their parents will give them the warmth and protection they need during the first few days of their life.


    Terra Natura Benidormhouses 32 birds of prey from 10 different species as well as two storks and other tropical birds. The birds of prey include Tawny eagles, Harris' Hawk, Bengal Eagle Owls, Owls, Great Horned Owls, African Owls, Kestrels and Kites.

     
    The Peregrine Falcon was one of the favourite birds of the ancient Egyptians.It has amazing skills which it uses when flying and hunting. It is the fastest bird in the world and can reach a speed of 340 kilometres per hour when it swoops to catch its prey.halconperegrino

    Its hunting technique is elaborate and it often traps its prey with a combined attack by both male and female bird. The destruction of their nests and poisoning due to the use of pesticides has dramatically reduced the number of the hawk in their natural habitat. They generally nest on rocky areas or in abandoned nests of other species and unlike other animals the male is smaller than the female.

    Beniexcursions.

    Buy tickets for Terra Natura.

  • Terra Natura breeds a Peregrine Falcon in capativity

    Terra Natura in Benidorm successfully breeds the Peregrine Falcon in Captivity.
     

    Terra Natura, the animal nature park in Benidorm has managed to breed the Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), in captivity. The Peregrine Falcon is a protected species and is very vulnerable so it was a special occasion and a first for Terra Natura.   Five Peregrine Falcon chicks were born at the parkalong with three owl chicks.

     halcon peregrinoAs soon as the park became aware that the female falcon had laid a batch of eggs, the were removed from the nest and placed in an incubator at a constant temperature of 37,3 to 37,4 degrees to ensure the chicks had a good chance of survival.


    After 30 days the eggs finally hatched and the offspring were reunited with their parents so they can start to feed them. The young chicks are kept in an enclosure with a temperature of between 34 & 35 degrees where they will remain for five or six days. They will feed three of four times a day and their parents will give them the warmth and protection they need during the first few days of their life.


    Terra Natura Benidormhouses 32 birds of prey from 10 different species as well as two storks and other tropical birds. The birds of prey include Tawny eagles, Harris' Hawk, Bengal Eagle Owls, Owls, Great Horned Owls, African Owls, Kestrels and Kites.

     
    The Peregrine Falcon was one of the favourite birds of the ancient Egyptians.It has amazing skills which it uses when flying and hunting. It is the fastest bird in the world and can reach a speed of 340 kilometres per hour when it swoops to catch its prey.halconperegrino

    Its hunting technique is elaborate and it often traps its prey with a combined attack by both male and female bird. The destruction of their nests and poisoning due to the use of pesticides has dramatically reduced the number of the hawk in their natural habitat. They generally nest on rocky areas or in abandoned nests of other species and unlike other animals the male is smaller than the female.

    Beniexcursions.

    Buy tickets for Terra Natura.

  • Roy Chubby Brown Live at the Benidorm Palace

    Heatwave Promotions presents Roy Chubby Brown live at the Benidorm Palace on the 10th of June 2012.

    Tickets are available from the Benidorm Palace Box office telephone(00 34) 96 585 16 60 and via Heatwave Promotions web site www.heatwavepromotions.com.chubbybrown

    Tickets are also available from the Heatwave Promotion Hot Line, telephone (00 34) 966 792 595 or 629 056 720

    Warning:  If easily offended please do not attended. 

    Ticket prices:   28€ - Bronze seating, 35€ Silver seating and 50€ Gold VIP seating.

     

  • Roy Chubby Brown Live at the Benidorm Palace

    Heatwave Promotions presents Roy Chubby Brown live at the Benidorm Palace on the 10th of June 2012.

    Tickets are available from the Benidorm Palace Box office telephone(00 34) 96 585 16 60 and via Heatwave Promotions web site www.heatwavepromotions.com.chubbybrown

    Tickets are also available from the Heatwave Promotion Hot Line, telephone (00 34) 966 792 595 or 629 056 720

    Warning:  If easily offended please do not attended. 

    Ticket prices:   28€ - Bronze seating, 35€ Silver seating and 50€ Gold VIP seating.

     

  • Cultural Activities in Benidorm during May & June 2012

    artsCultural Activities in Benidorm during May & June 2012

    A complete list of cultural activities to be held in Benidorm during the months of May and June 2012. These include art exhibitions, classical concerts, commemorative events of historical reference, films in the Valencian Language, poetry readings and Theatre.


  • Cultural Activities in Benidorm during May & June 2012

    artsCultural Activities in Benidorm during May & June 2012

    A complete list of cultural activities to be held in Benidorm during the months of May and June 2012. These include art exhibitions, classical concerts, commemorative events of historical reference, films in the Valencian Language, poetry readings and Theatre.


  • Benidorm Palace presents its new show for 2012

    Benidorm Palace opens its new show for 2012/13 season.fachada

    The famous Benidorm Night Club is putting the finishing touches to their new production "SURREAL" which will celebrate its opening night on the 17th of May 2012.

    David Moore the choreographer has revealed a few secrets from the new production including a Carousel built especially for the cast, two singers who will perform live during the show and flying dancers above the audience.

    Make your reservation on-line

    Have a look at photos from previous productions.

  • Benidorm Palace presents its new show for 2012

    Benidorm Palace opens its new show for 2012/13 season.fachada

    The famous Benidorm Night Club is putting the finishing touches to their new production "SURREAL" which will celebrate its opening night on the 17th of May 2012.

    David Moore the choreographer has revealed a few secrets from the new production including a Carousel built especially for the cast, two singers who will perform live during the show and flying dancers above the audience.

    Make your reservation on-line

    Have a look at photos from previous productions.

  • Dive with Sea Lions in Aqua Natura Benidorm

    Dive with the Sea Lions at Aqua Natura  Benidorm

    Aqua Natura one of Benidorm’s water parks opens for the summer season on the 28th of May and will remain open for the season until the 18th of September 2011.aqualeones

    This summer season visitors will have the opportunity to snorkel, scuba dive or experience an underwater gymkhana with the sea lions in the park.

    This activity is supervised by experts from the “Diving Stones” dive center in Benidorm, who will supervise and accompany the clients at all times.

    Visitors to the park can also watch the dive!  The aquarium has a tunnel which permits underwater views of the diver and the sea lions.  The aquarium is an excellent facility for these beautiful mammals, housing the seals as well as the sea lions that perform in the live shows.

    Aqua Natura celebrates its 7th anniversary this year and are celebrating with a special promotion.  When you purchase your entrance ticket to Terra Natura Benidorm, the entrance to Aqua Natura is freeAqua Natura is great for families and children, with over 40,000 square meters of grounds and pools specially designed for children.

    Attractions include “The Crest” a unique slide and roller coaster which permits you to experience zero gravity.  That’s not all, there are more than 1,000 metres of slides and Shutes for adults and children located in various parts of the park.  Added to this there are relaxation areas which consist of spa, Jacuzzi, gardens, picnic area and rest area.aqualeones2

    The fun continues with activities and workshops for example: water aerobics, playgrounds and the Aquarock contest where children can sing along to Karaoke.  The wave pool and the sunbathing areas complete your day at this fun water park.

     

     

  • Dive with Sea Lions in Aqua Natura Benidorm

    Dive with the Sea Lions at Aqua Natura  Benidorm

    Aqua Natura one of Benidorm’s water parks opens for the summer season on the 28th of May and will remain open for the season until the 18th of September 2011.aqualeones

    This summer season visitors will have the opportunity to snorkel, scuba dive or experience an underwater gymkhana with the sea lions in the park.

    This activity is supervised by experts from the “Diving Stones” dive center in Benidorm, who will supervise and accompany the clients at all times.

    Visitors to the park can also watch the dive!  The aquarium has a tunnel which permits underwater views of the diver and the sea lions.  The aquarium is an excellent facility for these beautiful mammals, housing the seals as well as the sea lions that perform in the live shows.

    Aqua Natura celebrates its 7th anniversary this year and are celebrating with a special promotion.  When you purchase your entrance ticket to Terra Natura Benidorm, the entrance to Aqua Natura is freeAqua Natura is great for families and children, with over 40,000 square meters of grounds and pools specially designed for children.

    Attractions include “The Crest” a unique slide and roller coaster which permits you to experience zero gravity.  That’s not all, there are more than 1,000 metres of slides and Shutes for adults and children located in various parts of the park.  Added to this there are relaxation areas which consist of spa, Jacuzzi, gardens, picnic area and rest area.aqualeones2

    The fun continues with activities and workshops for example: water aerobics, playgrounds and the Aquarock contest where children can sing along to Karaoke.  The wave pool and the sunbathing areas complete your day at this fun water park.

     

     

  • Terra Natura Benidorm presents Pocahontas the Musical

    Terra Natura recreates the story of Pocahontas in a spectacular musical. The story tells of the remarkable relationship that the Powhatan tribe maintained with animals and nature.

    The theme park Terra Natura in Benidorm presents a musical based on the real life story of Matoaka traditionally known as Pocahontas.  The musical relates the adventures of this historical person and the Powhatan Tribe that survived hunting, fishing and cultivating the land.  The actors will try to portray the strong relationship that this tribe had with animals and nature.pocahontas

    The musical is directed towards children trying to instil the values of respect and care towards other living beings and our environment.  Children participate directly in the play and learn songs from the story.  The actors interact with the public throughout the performance making them part of the show.

    The stage is set with two tepees and the musical is performed twice a day during the week, once in the morning and once in the afternoon in the Amphitheatre in the Asia area until the 11th of September 2011.   Each performance lasts approximately 30 minutes and includes various animals such as raccoons and eagles.

    The musical has been created by Luis Mendes especially for Terra Nature. The composer has written many songs throughout his career, some for famous Spanish singers such as Tamara and Rosa.

    This musical is one of the many new additions to the park for the spring and summer seasons.  Also included is a Wild West Horse show, which shows how riding has evolved over the centuries.  There is also a puppet show for the younger visitors and street artists “Pangehistoricos” as well as the Sea Lions show.

  • Terra Natura Benidorm presents Pocahontas the Musical

    Terra Natura recreates the story of Pocahontas in a spectacular musical. The story tells of the remarkable relationship that the Powhatan tribe maintained with animals and nature.

    The theme park Terra Natura in Benidorm presents a musical based on the real life story of Matoaka traditionally known as Pocahontas.  The musical relates the adventures of this historical person and the Powhatan Tribe that survived hunting, fishing and cultivating the land.  The actors will try to portray the strong relationship that this tribe had with animals and nature.pocahontas

    The musical is directed towards children trying to instil the values of respect and care towards other living beings and our environment.  Children participate directly in the play and learn songs from the story.  The actors interact with the public throughout the performance making them part of the show.

    The stage is set with two tepees and the musical is performed twice a day during the week, once in the morning and once in the afternoon in the Amphitheatre in the Asia area until the 11th of September 2011.   Each performance lasts approximately 30 minutes and includes various animals such as raccoons and eagles.

    The musical has been created by Luis Mendes especially for Terra Nature. The composer has written many songs throughout his career, some for famous Spanish singers such as Tamara and Rosa.

    This musical is one of the many new additions to the park for the spring and summer seasons.  Also included is a Wild West Horse show, which shows how riding has evolved over the centuries.  There is also a puppet show for the younger visitors and street artists “Pangehistoricos” as well as the Sea Lions show.

  • Electrobeach 2011 in Benidorm

    You can now buy your entry packs with accommodation for the Electrobeach Festival 2011!

    Once again, we offer accommodation at one of the campsites and the festival's official hotel, so that you can enjoy the Electrobeach festivalto the full.electrobeach

    If you love camping with your friends, Camping Armanellois the place for you. Located close to the Levante beach and other locations in the festival, it has all the requirements for your stay, shady areas, a swimming pool, electricity, bar, restaurant, etc.  We offer two packages just like last year, one for two people and the other for four.


    If you prefer your home comforts and would like to stay in a hotel, the Hotel Bali is your home from home.
    It is the tallest hotel in Europe, allowing you to admire the best views of Benidorm and the surrounding area from its rooftop. The hotel has three pools, two restaurants, buffets, four bars and cafes, outdoor jacuzzi, fitness center, solarium and parasols, arcade room, internet cafe, live entertainment and more. The Bali hotel pack gives you three days half board at a price that will leave you pleasantly surprised.

    Finally, you also have the Hotelopia option.   In a hotel, or an apartment, with affordable prices select the option that suits you best and enjoy yourselves.

    For more information check the Accommodation section of the web.

    http://translate.google.es/translate?u=http://electrobeachfestival.com/index.php?ie=iso-8859-1&sl=es&tl=en or

     

     

     

    http://www.electrobeachfestival.com and selecting “Ingles” from the language box.

  • Electrobeach 2011 in Benidorm

    You can now buy your entry packs with accommodation for the Electrobeach Festival 2011!

    Once again, we offer accommodation at one of the campsites and the festival's official hotel, so that you can enjoy the Electrobeach festivalto the full.electrobeach

    If you love camping with your friends, Camping Armanellois the place for you. Located close to the Levante beach and other locations in the festival, it has all the requirements for your stay, shady areas, a swimming pool, electricity, bar, restaurant, etc.  We offer two packages just like last year, one for two people and the other for four.


    If you prefer your home comforts and would like to stay in a hotel, the Hotel Bali is your home from home.
    It is the tallest hotel in Europe, allowing you to admire the best views of Benidorm and the surrounding area from its rooftop. The hotel has three pools, two restaurants, buffets, four bars and cafes, outdoor jacuzzi, fitness center, solarium and parasols, arcade room, internet cafe, live entertainment and more. The Bali hotel pack gives you three days half board at a price that will leave you pleasantly surprised.

    Finally, you also have the Hotelopia option.   In a hotel, or an apartment, with affordable prices select the option that suits you best and enjoy yourselves.

    For more information check the Accommodation section of the web.

    http://translate.google.es/translate?u=http://electrobeachfestival.com/index.php?ie=iso-8859-1&sl=es&tl=en or

     

     

     

    http://www.electrobeachfestival.com and selecting “Ingles” from the language box.

  • An interview with Manuel Cabezuelos Councilor for Tourism in Benidorm.

    The challenges of tourism management.

    Manuel Cabezuelos is Councilor for the Department of Tourism, a position he has held for the last 18 months, during which time his policy has been to diversify tourism in Benidorm and to revive forgotten markets.

    During this period he has developed new ways to promote the city, which have been agreed with representatives in the tourist sector and special events have been planned which should revive some of the markets that have been neglected over the years.  The Tourism Department run by Cabezuelos has worked closely with the Benidorm Tourism Foundation (Fundacion Turisme Benidorm) and with various tourist organizations’ in the area to maintain optimum levels of occupancy during these difficult times.

    How healthy is tourism in Benidorm at the moment and what are your expectations for the upcoming summer season?

    Progress has been positive and so are the prospects for the summer season.  According to the latest statistics from the Easter period, British and Spanish tourist figures have been favorable.   It is true that people are spending less money, but the occupancy numbers are positive so I think we'll have a good summer.

    People are not so afraid of the “crisis” now, they need to take a break and go on holiday.  Benidorm has absolutely everything, and at an affordable price which makes it an ideal and appealing destination.

    So far the occupancy figures for 2011 have risen 7 points.  How has the Town Hall’s efforts influenced these statistics?

    We are organizing different events throughout the year to increase visitors to the area.  These events range from sporting events, congresses’ or music festivals and are organized at key times to promote occupation.

    You have stated that the aim of your government has been to recuperate lost markets.  What markets are you referring to and how are you trying and get them back?cabezuelos

     

    We have been trying to increase our attraction to the younger sector of the market which we have lost over the years.  Musical events such as Low Cost and Electrobeach festivals have been added to the calendar of music festivals held in Spain.  Benidorm´s image is changing and we are reminded of this when we attend the trade fairs.  The people who speak badly of Benidorm are those who have never been.  The different events we hold mean that people are discovering Benidorm again along with the many favorable aspects of the area.  The tourism that is generated from special events is very important, basically we hold a congress every week with approx. 600 to 1000 people in each and when we finish building the Cultural Centre, Benidorm will be a very special destination indeed.

    Attracting Tourism from different countries is also one of your Objectives.

    Yes.  We are interested in the Russian market and in some of the other Eastern European Countries.

    We have also recently started direct flights from Alicante to Milan and with the new airport terminal in El Altet we have the opportunity to receive more flights and to offer a better service.

    Out of all the activities that have been introduced during your time in office which are you most proud of?

    Probably the gastronomical events.  We held our first “Pincho and Tapas” Competition recently.  It is important that people realize that we have very good restaurants and tapas bars in the area.  Benidorm is now recognized for its local cuisine outside the region.

    If you are re-elected for another term what new events do you plan to introduce and which are you intending to continue with?

    We will continue with all the music concerts, bull fighting in the Bull Ring, gastronimcal events and we intend to hold the 2nd edition of the “Benisub” Competition, the International underwater Photographic Competition which we started with the Benidorm Tourism Foundation.   We will have television crews filming here, there will be events in the Theme Parks and we are working with the foundation to start a programme of Health and Beauty Breaks.    We would like to introduce an Oktoberfest to the area in the month of October which is a German Beer Festival as well as a British Beer Festival.  We also plan to maintain the “multiadventures” activities that we held last year but on a larger scale and of course repeat the Low Cost and Electrobeach festival but this year we intend to change the location to a larger venue after last years success and we will add other smaller musical events such as Turborock.

    These ideas form part of how you plan to offer more to the public but are there any ideas or projects that have not yet been exploited?

    We would like to use some of our public areas more for example the Square by the Town Hall (Plaza de SSMM Los Reyes de España) was never used and now many events are held there.   We would like to use the Castle area more often too; it is ideal for holding presentations and certain events.  We would like the public to present their ideas to the Town Hall and to be able to develop them as they did with the wine tasting held during the Tapas and Pinchos competition.

    We are also working on projects dedicated to the nightlife in Benidorm and to promote gay tourism.

    Benidorm’ infrastructure is important if you are to expand in future markets, what do you think needs improving?

    Everything.  It is extremely important that when clients step outside their four or five star hotels that they find a city of the same category, with high standards.  The Avenida Mediterraneo and the Avenida Europa for example need improving as do other streets.  We all have to work together, the Public sector and the private sector.

    With regard to promoting  Benidorm and publicity,  you have made cuts to the traditional trade fairs to invest in other ways of promoting the area that are more effective. What are they?

    The trade fairs are not what they used to be. There are now much easier ways to communicate with the public and it is easy to send and display videos and information using the new technologies’.  We have attended the Tourist Trade Fairs but reduced our costs by 80%.  Benidorm has three web pages and we are on the Social Networking sites.  We have also recently become part of the World Tourism Organisationwhich enables the rest of the world to learn about us.

    On a personal note, how would you evaluate your 18 months at the helm of the Benidorm Tourism Department?

    It has been an honour to be able to head this department as I have worked in tourism all my life and for that reason I have found it very rewarding and I feel proud to have been able to do so.  I hope I have done a good job and if I have made any mistakes during my office that I can be forgiven for them.

     

    Interviewed by Begonña Arija

     

    Exbenidorm

     

     

  • An interview with Manuel Cabezuelos Councilor for Tourism in Benidorm.

    The challenges of tourism management.

    Manuel Cabezuelos is Councilor for the Department of Tourism, a position he has held for the last 18 months, during which time his policy has been to diversify tourism in Benidorm and to revive forgotten markets.

    During this period he has developed new ways to promote the city, which have been agreed with representatives in the tourist sector and special events have been planned which should revive some of the markets that have been neglected over the years.  The Tourism Department run by Cabezuelos has worked closely with the Benidorm Tourism Foundation (Fundacion Turisme Benidorm) and with various tourist organizations’ in the area to maintain optimum levels of occupancy during these difficult times.

    How healthy is tourism in Benidorm at the moment and what are your expectations for the upcoming summer season?

    Progress has been positive and so are the prospects for the summer season.  According to the latest statistics from the Easter period, British and Spanish tourist figures have been favorable.   It is true that people are spending less money, but the occupancy numbers are positive so I think we'll have a good summer.

    People are not so afraid of the “crisis” now, they need to take a break and go on holiday.  Benidorm has absolutely everything, and at an affordable price which makes it an ideal and appealing destination.

    So far the occupancy figures for 2011 have risen 7 points.  How has the Town Hall’s efforts influenced these statistics?

    We are organizing different events throughout the year to increase visitors to the area.  These events range from sporting events, congresses’ or music festivals and are organized at key times to promote occupation.

    You have stated that the aim of your government has been to recuperate lost markets.  What markets are you referring to and how are you trying and get them back?cabezuelos

     

    We have been trying to increase our attraction to the younger sector of the market which we have lost over the years.  Musical events such as Low Cost and Electrobeach festivals have been added to the calendar of music festivals held in Spain.  Benidorm´s image is changing and we are reminded of this when we attend the trade fairs.  The people who speak badly of Benidorm are those who have never been.  The different events we hold mean that people are discovering Benidorm again along with the many favorable aspects of the area.  The tourism that is generated from special events is very important, basically we hold a congress every week with approx. 600 to 1000 people in each and when we finish building the Cultural Centre, Benidorm will be a very special destination indeed.

    Attracting Tourism from different countries is also one of your Objectives.

    Yes.  We are interested in the Russian market and in some of the other Eastern European Countries.

    We have also recently started direct flights from Alicante to Milan and with the new airport terminal in El Altet we have the opportunity to receive more flights and to offer a better service.

    Out of all the activities that have been introduced during your time in office which are you most proud of?

    Probably the gastronomical events.  We held our first “Pincho and Tapas” Competition recently.  It is important that people realize that we have very good restaurants and tapas bars in the area.  Benidorm is now recognized for its local cuisine outside the region.

    If you are re-elected for another term what new events do you plan to introduce and which are you intending to continue with?

    We will continue with all the music concerts, bull fighting in the Bull Ring, gastronimcal events and we intend to hold the 2nd edition of the “Benisub” Competition, the International underwater Photographic Competition which we started with the Benidorm Tourism Foundation.   We will have television crews filming here, there will be events in the Theme Parks and we are working with the foundation to start a programme of Health and Beauty Breaks.    We would like to introduce an Oktoberfest to the area in the month of October which is a German Beer Festival as well as a British Beer Festival.  We also plan to maintain the “multiadventures” activities that we held last year but on a larger scale and of course repeat the Low Cost and Electrobeach festival but this year we intend to change the location to a larger venue after last years success and we will add other smaller musical events such as Turborock.

    These ideas form part of how you plan to offer more to the public but are there any ideas or projects that have not yet been exploited?

    We would like to use some of our public areas more for example the Square by the Town Hall (Plaza de SSMM Los Reyes de España) was never used and now many events are held there.   We would like to use the Castle area more often too; it is ideal for holding presentations and certain events.  We would like the public to present their ideas to the Town Hall and to be able to develop them as they did with the wine tasting held during the Tapas and Pinchos competition.

    We are also working on projects dedicated to the nightlife in Benidorm and to promote gay tourism.

    Benidorm’ infrastructure is important if you are to expand in future markets, what do you think needs improving?

    Everything.  It is extremely important that when clients step outside their four or five star hotels that they find a city of the same category, with high standards.  The Avenida Mediterraneo and the Avenida Europa for example need improving as do other streets.  We all have to work together, the Public sector and the private sector.

    With regard to promoting  Benidorm and publicity,  you have made cuts to the traditional trade fairs to invest in other ways of promoting the area that are more effective. What are they?

    The trade fairs are not what they used to be. There are now much easier ways to communicate with the public and it is easy to send and display videos and information using the new technologies’.  We have attended the Tourist Trade Fairs but reduced our costs by 80%.  Benidorm has three web pages and we are on the Social Networking sites.  We have also recently become part of the World Tourism Organisationwhich enables the rest of the world to learn about us.

    On a personal note, how would you evaluate your 18 months at the helm of the Benidorm Tourism Department?

    It has been an honour to be able to head this department as I have worked in tourism all my life and for that reason I have found it very rewarding and I feel proud to have been able to do so.  I hope I have done a good job and if I have made any mistakes during my office that I can be forgiven for them.

     

    Interviewed by Begonña Arija

     

    Exbenidorm

     

     

  • Benidorm Low Cost Festival 2011

    Following the success of the previous editions Low Cost Festival 2011 will be held on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of July in the Sports City Guillermo Amor (Benidorm).

    Entrance tickets are on sale with or without accommodation, for those who are looking forward to enjoying another year at the festival.

    Last year the festival was held in the Aigüera Park in Benidorm where 43 different bands performed on three stages set up in various areas of the park and it has quickly become an important event on the national Indie Rock Scene.   This year the festival has another strong line up of national and international artists to please everyone.lowcost

    The Guillermo Amor Sports City where this year’s event will be held, is an open air sports centre near the town, with good access, plenty of open spaces, seating areas, shaded grassy areas and a wide range of activities.  There will be Information areas , to provide the estimated 15,000 people expected to attend the festival per day over the three day period with information about the all the leisure options available in Benidorm, affordable restaurants etc.

    The festival organisers have stated that “the sports area in Benidorm is designed so that festival-goers can enjoy the recreation areas, restaurants and all the surprises planned for this edition.  Our goal is to offer quality music along with aaccommodation, leisure activities andtourism. We hope the event will be enjoyed by all.

    Last year the public not only enjoyed the concerts scheduled but they also rediscovered Benidorm with all its charm, its atmosphere, avant-garde architecture and nostalgia for the golden age of tourism in the Levante area”.

    This year’s edition will have improvements for both residents and the fans of the Low Cost Festivalwho are known as “Lowers”.  The festival will run for three days instead of the previous two days and will have more than 50 bands performing; the programme will try to avoid overlapping of performances so no one misses out.

    Benidorm has more than 70.000 hotel beds and quality camp sites at unbeatable prices and Low Cost is collaborating with one of the most important Tour Operators in Europe so that tickets and accommodation are available at a reasonable and affordable price.  You can make your reservations through the festival web site www.lowcostfestival.es.

    The following bands have already confirmed that they will perform at this year’s event:-

    Love of lesbian, Dei Suoni, Guadalupe PlataFanfarloErol AlkanLügerMando DiaoKlaxons, FangoriaVetusta MorlaCatPeople, Sidonie, The BrightSexy Sadie, Eric Fuentes, Stay, Gratis!, Sex Museum, Vinila Von Bismark & The Lucky DadosFuzzy White Casters, After after hours, Loo & PlacidoCut CopyLos Tiki PhantomsL.A.Lori MeyersCrystal Castles, Steve Aoki, Ok GoGooseDorian, Standstill,   Maika MakovskiSupersubmarina,   Maga, Dos Bandas y un Destino y Atom Rhumba.

  • Benidorm Low Cost Festival 2011

    Following the success of the previous editions Low Cost Festival 2011 will be held on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of July in the Sports City Guillermo Amor (Benidorm).

    Entrance tickets are on sale with or without accommodation, for those who are looking forward to enjoying another year at the festival.

    Last year the festival was held in the Aigüera Park in Benidorm where 43 different bands performed on three stages set up in various areas of the park and it has quickly become an important event on the national Indie Rock Scene.   This year the festival has another strong line up of national and international artists to please everyone.lowcost

    The Guillermo Amor Sports City where this year’s event will be held, is an open air sports centre near the town, with good access, plenty of open spaces, seating areas, shaded grassy areas and a wide range of activities.  There will be Information areas , to provide the estimated 15,000 people expected to attend the festival per day over the three day period with information about the all the leisure options available in Benidorm, affordable restaurants etc.

    The festival organisers have stated that “the sports area in Benidorm is designed so that festival-goers can enjoy the recreation areas, restaurants and all the surprises planned for this edition.  Our goal is to offer quality music along with aaccommodation, leisure activities andtourism. We hope the event will be enjoyed by all.

    Last year the public not only enjoyed the concerts scheduled but they also rediscovered Benidorm with all its charm, its atmosphere, avant-garde architecture and nostalgia for the golden age of tourism in the Levante area”.

    This year’s edition will have improvements for both residents and the fans of the Low Cost Festivalwho are known as “Lowers”.  The festival will run for three days instead of the previous two days and will have more than 50 bands performing; the programme will try to avoid overlapping of performances so no one misses out.

    Benidorm has more than 70.000 hotel beds and quality camp sites at unbeatable prices and Low Cost is collaborating with one of the most important Tour Operators in Europe so that tickets and accommodation are available at a reasonable and affordable price.  You can make your reservations through the festival web site www.lowcostfestival.es.

    The following bands have already confirmed that they will perform at this year’s event:-

    Love of lesbian, Dei Suoni, Guadalupe PlataFanfarloErol AlkanLügerMando DiaoKlaxons, FangoriaVetusta MorlaCatPeople, Sidonie, The BrightSexy Sadie, Eric Fuentes, Stay, Gratis!, Sex Museum, Vinila Von Bismark & The Lucky DadosFuzzy White Casters, After after hours, Loo & PlacidoCut CopyLos Tiki PhantomsL.A.Lori MeyersCrystal Castles, Steve Aoki, Ok GoGooseDorian, Standstill,   Maika MakovskiSupersubmarina,   Maga, Dos Bandas y un Destino y Atom Rhumba.

  • Disabled Golf Championship in Benidorm

    The II Spanish Disabled Golf Championship will take place on the 18th and 19th of June in the Villaitana Golf Resort in Benidorm.  All participants must meet the required conditions.

    The Competition is regulated by the EDGA (European Disabled Golf Association) which stipulate that all participants must have a medical pass to indicate the degree of their disability, please consult the Definitions of impairments on this link:

     

    http://www.edgagolf.com/pdf/download/2010impairments.pdfgolf adaptado

     

    The Golf Federation in Valencia community (FGCV) hopes to have many participants in this competition from the Valencian region and will assist players with all the paperwork once it has been agreed that the player qualifies to take part.

     

    For further information on how to obtain the Medical Pass required by the Committee for Disabled Golf in the Valencian Community please contact the following e-mail accounts: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Disabled Golf Championship in Benidorm

    The II Spanish Disabled Golf Championship will take place on the 18th and 19th of June in the Villaitana Golf Resort in Benidorm.  All participants must meet the required conditions.

    The Competition is regulated by the EDGA (European Disabled Golf Association) which stipulate that all participants must have a medical pass to indicate the degree of their disability, please consult the Definitions of impairments on this link:

     

    http://www.edgagolf.com/pdf/download/2010impairments.pdfgolf adaptado

     

    The Golf Federation in Valencia community (FGCV) hopes to have many participants in this competition from the Valencian region and will assist players with all the paperwork once it has been agreed that the player qualifies to take part.

     

    For further information on how to obtain the Medical Pass required by the Committee for Disabled Golf in the Valencian Community please contact the following e-mail accounts: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • A typical day in Terra Natura Theme Park Benidorm

    In previous articles we have written about the work of the vets and staff at Terra Natura Park in Benidorm. On this occasion we will talk about some of the daily activities in the park which will leave no animal lover indifferent.

    When we interviewed Enrique Sanchez, the gentleman responsible for the care and training of all the animals at the park, (see interview), we asked him about a typical day and about the responsibilities the staff members.titipigmeocrias2

    He told us that recently one of the Camels was found to have a lump which had to be surgically removed. The park has its own veterinary service and a large operating theatre to treat the different animals residing in the park.  During these operations it is usual for the animals’ keeper to be present, showing how passionate they are about their work, many of them even attending surgeries during their holidays.

    The park also boasts a large kitchen area where three staff members work tirelessly preparing food for the animals.  There are four or five large refrigerated areas where the raw food is stored i.e. poultry, fruit, and alfalfa.  These products are used in the preparation of the menus and various diets, all supervised by the Vet., ensuring optimal care for the animals.

    Enrique Sanchez pointed out the similarity between many of the species and humans.  To illustrate his point he explains that the Pachyderms (mammals which include elephants, Rhinoceroses, Hippopotami, Wild Boars, Pigs, Warthogs, Tapirs Aardvarks and  Hogs)  become very nervous when their routine is disrupted and that they calm down when they listen to Classical music.

    The animals daily routines are also curious, tigers for example go outside in the morning but will only eat meals indoors.

    Elephants normally cover about 60 km a day walking in the wild, so in captivity their nails grow extremely rapidly.  The keepers have to give them a manicure every 15 days.  To do this the animals are placed behind a window, the animal’s foot is pulled through and the manicure completed.  This method creates a peaceful environment for the animal and a safe one for the staff member.  The elephants are extremely intelligent and are very aware of everything happening around them, especially when they are being taken care of.  They allow the keepers and vets to examine them, take blood samples etc., which in the case of the elephants are taken from their ears.  It is not as easy to take samples from other species in the park.

    Terra Natura works tirelessly and is constantly innovating.  Just recently they have introduced a virtual reality system that enables you to interact with the animals in 3D, the first park to introduce such technology. You can access this from their website (www.terranatura.com), downloading the program called Kali, after the baby tiger cub that was born in the park.   Observe the growth of your virtual animal and experience many adventures while you form a virtual zoo from your own home.

    Take a look at our photos of Terra Natura Theme Park.

  • A typical day in Terra Natura Theme Park Benidorm

    In previous articles we have written about the work of the vets and staff at Terra Natura Park in Benidorm. On this occasion we will talk about some of the daily activities in the park which will leave no animal lover indifferent.

    When we interviewed Enrique Sanchez, the gentleman responsible for the care and training of all the animals at the park, (see interview), we asked him about a typical day and about the responsibilities the staff members.titipigmeocrias2

    He told us that recently one of the Camels was found to have a lump which had to be surgically removed. The park has its own veterinary service and a large operating theatre to treat the different animals residing in the park.  During these operations it is usual for the animals’ keeper to be present, showing how passionate they are about their work, many of them even attending surgeries during their holidays.

    The park also boasts a large kitchen area where three staff members work tirelessly preparing food for the animals.  There are four or five large refrigerated areas where the raw food is stored i.e. poultry, fruit, and alfalfa.  These products are used in the preparation of the menus and various diets, all supervised by the Vet., ensuring optimal care for the animals.

    Enrique Sanchez pointed out the similarity between many of the species and humans.  To illustrate his point he explains that the Pachyderms (mammals which include elephants, Rhinoceroses, Hippopotami, Wild Boars, Pigs, Warthogs, Tapirs Aardvarks and  Hogs)  become very nervous when their routine is disrupted and that they calm down when they listen to Classical music.

    The animals daily routines are also curious, tigers for example go outside in the morning but will only eat meals indoors.

    Elephants normally cover about 60 km a day walking in the wild, so in captivity their nails grow extremely rapidly.  The keepers have to give them a manicure every 15 days.  To do this the animals are placed behind a window, the animal’s foot is pulled through and the manicure completed.  This method creates a peaceful environment for the animal and a safe one for the staff member.  The elephants are extremely intelligent and are very aware of everything happening around them, especially when they are being taken care of.  They allow the keepers and vets to examine them, take blood samples etc., which in the case of the elephants are taken from their ears.  It is not as easy to take samples from other species in the park.

    Terra Natura works tirelessly and is constantly innovating.  Just recently they have introduced a virtual reality system that enables you to interact with the animals in 3D, the first park to introduce such technology. You can access this from their website (www.terranatura.com), downloading the program called Kali, after the baby tiger cub that was born in the park.   Observe the growth of your virtual animal and experience many adventures while you form a virtual zoo from your own home.

    Take a look at our photos of Terra Natura Theme Park.

  • Surf in Benidorm

    Benidorm has authorized surfing in an area on the Poniente Beach.


    The area located just by the Tamarindos is 150 meters wide with a 100 meter high area cordoned off in the sea.surfing

    The agreement has been signed with the Tsunami Surf Club in Benidorm, the first surfing club in the city.

    The enclosed area will be used from January to May, excluding Easter, October and December, and only when there are no bathers in the area, according to news sources.

    The area may also be used in June and September when the Red Flag prohibits swimming.

    Surfers can now add another destination to their surfing diaries, somewhere else to practice this sport in a unique environment.

  • Surf in Benidorm

    Benidorm has authorized surfing in an area on the Poniente Beach.


    The area located just by the Tamarindos is 150 meters wide with a 100 meter high area cordoned off in the sea.surfing

    The agreement has been signed with the Tsunami Surf Club in Benidorm, the first surfing club in the city.

    The enclosed area will be used from January to May, excluding Easter, October and December, and only when there are no bathers in the area, according to news sources.

    The area may also be used in June and September when the Red Flag prohibits swimming.

    Surfers can now add another destination to their surfing diaries, somewhere else to practice this sport in a unique environment.

  • Benidorm Promotion Tour 2010

    Benidorm Promotion presents its new campaign to promote Benidorm nationally for the 2010 season

    The Campaign consists of:-reducedbenidormbeach

    Publicity in all media communications.

    Competitions on social network sites

    Prizes

    Promotional visits to the cities of :

    Vitoria 25/05/2010 Plaza de la Virgen Blanca.reducedsanjaimechurch

    Valladolid 27/05/2010 Plaza Mayor o la Plaza de Fuente Dorada.

    Toldeo 28/05/2010 Plaza de Zocodover

    Albacete 29/05/2010 Plaza de Altozano

    Benidorm 11 al 13 Junio Playa de Levante.

    To take part in the competition upload photos of family members or friends enjoying a holiday in Benidorm onto the Facebook wall of "BENIDORM TOUR PROMOCION 2010". After taking part in the event in your city you have one week to upload your photos and the winners will then be choosen.  The photos that have recieved the most comments and visits will be the winners of the competition.

    For more information visit  www.benidormtourpromocion.com

     

  • Benidorm Promotion Tour 2010

    Benidorm Promotion presents its new campaign to promote Benidorm nationally for the 2010 season

    The Campaign consists of:-reducedbenidormbeach

    Publicity in all media communications.

    Competitions on social network sites

    Prizes

    Promotional visits to the cities of :

    Vitoria 25/05/2010 Plaza de la Virgen Blanca.reducedsanjaimechurch

    Valladolid 27/05/2010 Plaza Mayor o la Plaza de Fuente Dorada.

    Toldeo 28/05/2010 Plaza de Zocodover

    Albacete 29/05/2010 Plaza de Altozano

    Benidorm 11 al 13 Junio Playa de Levante.

    To take part in the competition upload photos of family members or friends enjoying a holiday in Benidorm onto the Facebook wall of "BENIDORM TOUR PROMOCION 2010". After taking part in the event in your city you have one week to upload your photos and the winners will then be choosen.  The photos that have recieved the most comments and visits will be the winners of the competition.

    For more information visit  www.benidormtourpromocion.com

     

  • Benidorm Palace opens its new show

    Every year Benidorm Palace produces a brand new show and this year is no exception.  The new show "De Luxe"will open on Saturday 22nd of May.  50 international artists form the cast of dancers, speciality acts, ilusionists and the Orquestra "New Bambu
  • Benidorm Palace opens its new show

    Every year Benidorm Palace produces a brand new show and this year is no exception.  The new show "De Luxe"will open on Saturday 22nd of May.  50 international artists form the cast of dancers, speciality acts, ilusionists and the Orquestra "New Bambu
  • New excursion on the Costa Blanca

    Moto Tours.

    You can now drive a BMW G 650 along the roads of the Costa Blanca region.Moto Tours

    Duration 5 hours, 150km and 1.500 bends.  Secondary roads, visits to pre-historic locations, lakes, hills and spectacular views.

    Daily excursions.

    Telephone 96 689 7880

    www.lamarina-mototours.com

  • New excursion on the Costa Blanca

    Moto Tours.

    You can now drive a BMW G 650 along the roads of the Costa Blanca region.Moto Tours

    Duration 5 hours, 150km and 1.500 bends.  Secondary roads, visits to pre-historic locations, lakes, hills and spectacular views.

    Daily excursions.

    Telephone 96 689 7880

    www.lamarina-mototours.com

  • Greenwich Diving Centre

    Greenwichdiving.com the best Diving Centre on the Costa Blanca.

    Greenwich Diving CentreGreenwich Diving is situated in the port of  Campomanes, one of the largest Sports Marinas in the area of AlteaGreenwich has recently been awarded the prize for "Best New Business"in the Diving show in Barcelona.  PADI, the most important World Wide Submarine Organisation awarded the prize recognising the quality of service and attention to their clients.

    From the Campomanes Port they offer classes for all levels, along with many other marine activities such as snorkelling and classes on environmental protection.

    They open 365 days of the year and have professional instructors.Greenwich Diving Centre

    Highest safety standards are maintained and they  provide classes for all levels.

    Boats leave daily for dives, night dives and cave dives are also available.

    There is a shop should you wish to rent equipment or buy accesories.

    Accomodation in a hotel, apartment or boat can also be arranged and there is a Social Club with a great atmosphere.

    Have a look at what we have to offer.

    www.greenwichdiving.com

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    Telephone +0034 96 688 1457

    Print our discount voucher for a discount of 3€ per person.

     

  • Greenwich Diving Centre

    Greenwichdiving.com the best Diving Centre on the Costa Blanca.

    Greenwich Diving CentreGreenwich Diving is situated in the port of  Campomanes, one of the largest Sports Marinas in the area of AlteaGreenwich has recently been awarded the prize for "Best New Business"in the Diving show in Barcelona.  PADI, the most important World Wide Submarine Organisation awarded the prize recognising the quality of service and attention to their clients.

    From the Campomanes Port they offer classes for all levels, along with many other marine activities such as snorkelling and classes on environmental protection.

    They open 365 days of the year and have professional instructors.Greenwich Diving Centre

    Highest safety standards are maintained and they  provide classes for all levels.

    Boats leave daily for dives, night dives and cave dives are also available.

    There is a shop should you wish to rent equipment or buy accesories.

    Accomodation in a hotel, apartment or boat can also be arranged and there is a Social Club with a great atmosphere.

    Have a look at what we have to offer.

    www.greenwichdiving.com

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

    Telephone +0034 96 688 1457

    Print our discount voucher for a discount of 3€ per person.

     

  • Terra Mitica discounts the motorway toll Valencia Alicante

    Present your motorway receipt when you buy an adult day ticket at the park's ticket offices.The Tizona

    Valid for the Valencia - Alicante motorway.   The only valid receipts are for the  2 Benidorm exits, i.e 65 Benidorm-Levante, 65-A Terra Mitica.  Promotion valid for Category 1 vehicles.  Discount applicable for the date on the receipt only.  Not accumulable with other promotions and valid for the 2010 season.  This offer is not vaild for groups, entrances on the 2nd day, tickets bought on-line, night time entrances or for any special events.

    Discount is valid for the motorway receipt holder only and 3 companions
  • Terra Mitica discounts the motorway toll Valencia Alicante

    Present your motorway receipt when you buy an adult day ticket at the park's ticket offices.The Tizona

    Valid for the Valencia - Alicante motorway.   The only valid receipts are for the  2 Benidorm exits, i.e 65 Benidorm-Levante, 65-A Terra Mitica.  Promotion valid for Category 1 vehicles.  Discount applicable for the date on the receipt only.  Not accumulable with other promotions and valid for the 2010 season.  This offer is not vaild for groups, entrances on the 2nd day, tickets bought on-line, night time entrances or for any special events.

    Discount is valid for the motorway receipt holder only and 3 companions
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