Breakaway Backpacker – Benidorm Has it All

Author: , November 2nd, 2015

Benidorm - Jaime Davila

I’ll be honest before arriving to Benidorm I was not sure what to expect. I honestly had never even heard of it before being invited to attend Benidorm Gay Pride as part of the #MyGayPride campaign. They mentioned it was a beach destination in Spain and since I love the beach and Spain I was sold. Leading up to arriving I would mention Benidorm to other Europeans and they would look at me strange and mention how it’s only a beach destination with cheap drinks and nothing more.

I was starting to get worried because even though I love that I always like to see and do more while I am also enjoying the beach. Lucky for me Benidorm is actually a destination that has it all. Benidorm is in the perfect location on the mediterranean sea that enjoys sun and warm weather all year round and because of that you can enjoy any of the following year round as well.

I’ll start with the obvious Benidorm has beaches. Benidorm actually has 5 amazing beaches hugging it’s coastline. The beaches are prestigious having won many awards in quality, safety and cleanness. For a city this size I was shocked at how transparent and calm the waters were. We had a few cloudy days, but when the sun was out the water was just so clear I couldn’t believe it. So if you are looking for amazing clear water beaches this is a destination for you!

By Jamie Davila – Full Story at Breakaway Backpacker

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Summer Festivals and Events in Benidorm, Spain

Author: , July 8th, 2013

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Benidorm remains one of the UK’s favourite holiday destinations welcoming more than 1.5 million UK visitors, growing year on year. With a friendly vibe in a stunning Mediterranean setting, the resort not only hosts some of Europe’s best summer festivals, but they are great value options too.

The Low Cost Festival 26 – 28 July is now in its 5th year and firmly on the map of Europe’s most popular festival must-do’s with 60,000 attendees last year. Pleasingly low prices, as the name suggests with 3 day tickets from [euro]42 at a great venue, it’s a snip and brings in the big hitters on the music scene with an impressive line-up for this summer, including Belle & Sebastian, Crystal Castler, Two Door Cinema Club, Delorentos, Monarchy, Toy, Fangoria, Los Enemigos, Dorian, !! (Chk Chk Chk), Digitalism, Veronica Falls, Portishead, Glasvegas, Headbirds, Simian Mobile Disco DJ Set, GoMad! & Monster, Les Castizos).

Visitors will be pleased to learn that it’s also one of Europe’s most environmentally-friendly festivals with a VVO certificate for its environmental efforts, so you can party in the knowledge that your credentials are green!

See the Full Story at Pink News

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Foodie Heaven in Benidorm, Spain

Author: , March 4th, 2013

Benidorm GastronomyLooking for some fun in the son, along with some great cuisine? Check out Pink News’ new review of Benidorm, Spain, a culinary paradise:

Look past the inevitable pizzas and fastfood you find in every resort, and you will see the rich gastronomic variety of the Valencia region, renowned as one of the finest in Spain and it’s easy to see why. There are so many historic influences on the traditional cuisine from the invading Moors and the seafaring spice merchants to the fishing and agricultural heritage of the area. Paella was born here, in all it’s many forms, and the excellent range of local rice dishes form the basis of a number of speciality paellas to tempt the taste buds.

They also have the skinny on a bunch of upcoming culinary events:

The first event in March is a week-long local event promoting the ‘cuchara’ or food you literally eat on spoons, such as soups, stews and rice dishes. Several restaurants in the resort will create special keenly priced menus to showcase regional dishes. This is closely followed in mid April by the Tapas & Pinchos competition which encourages local restaurants and some of the region’s best chefs to create the most imaginative dishes to present to a panel of exacting judges and ends with a festival celebrating the rice dishes of the region in October.

Check out the full article here.

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Gay Events in Benidorm, Spain

Author: , January 21st, 2013

Benidorm, SpainWhat better way to escape the cold British winter than a trip to the Spanish sunny gay haven of Benidorm.

Benidorm remains one of the UK’s favourite holiday destinations welcoming more than 1.5 million UK visitors, growing year on year. With a friendly vibe in a stunning Mediterranean setting, the resort offers a unique, welcoming atmosphere for LGBT visitors looking for year-round sunshine and a great choice of entertainment.

There’s more to the resort than you might think on the gay scene and there’s a dedicated section for the LGBT community on the Visit Benidorm website.

See the Full Story at Pink News

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Beautiful Benidorm, Spain Getting into the Gay Travel Market

Author: , May 12th, 2011

Benidorm, SpainPopular TV series Benidorm has prompted a huge surge in interest in the Valencian destination, according to travel website Travelsupermarket.com.

The travel comparison site recently released figures that show a 159 per cent increase in searches for the destination on the night the programme airs, compared to the number of searches the rest of the week.

TV has boosted other destinations in the past – Baz Luhrmann’s film Australia, starring Nicole Kidman, boosted tourism in Oz, and New York was the world’s most “in” city during the Sex and the City series.

Full Story from Go Timeshare

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