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COSTA SCORCHER as Benidorm and Spain’s Costa Blanca will sizzle this weekend in spring heatwave

WARM winds originating in the Azores will bring scorching temperatures to the Costa Blanca this weekend. Average May values of 23 degrees will be shattered...

NOT JUST BARS as Benidorm looks for somebody to build a new maritime museum on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A contract to build a new new naval and marine museum in Benidorm has been advertised at €655,000. It will become the fourth museum in...

EXPLAINED: Why bars and restaurants in places like Benidorm on Spain’s Costa Blanca desperately need to stay open until...

THE Conhostor hospitality association has called for a two-hour extension on bar and restaurant hours in the Valencian Community to start from Monday(May 10). That's...

Benidorm and Costa Blanca hotels want same ‘green light’ deal from the UK as for Spain’s Canary Islands

HOTELIERS on the Costa Blanca have demanded that the Valencian president 'knock on the door of Downing Street' to get the UK to lift...

No UK tourists means many hotels in Benidorm and across Spain’s Costa Blanca will not reopen before July

HALF of Costa Blanca's hotels are not going to reopen before July according to a leading hotel association. Benidorm-based Hosbec says that 50% of its...

What’s the worst that can happen to your investment or pension in Spain?

by Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons) Managing Partner Chorus Financial Often the first question asked by clients considering an investment or pension with Chorus Financial! So,...

Gloomy times continue for Benidorm bars and restaurants on Spain’s Costa Blanca

EXTENDED opening hours have not brought a full reopening of Benidorm's bars and restaurants this week, according to a local hospitality group. The Abreca association...

Benidorm skyscraper gets hit by lightning bolt during storm on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A lightning strike caused a small fire at the top of a Benidorm skyscraper this morning(April 26). The bolt hit the Balcon de Poniente building...

Could you be paying less for your investments and pensions in Spain?

Tracy Storer Senior Partner Chorus Financial I’ve just come out of a regular review with one of my clients, and top of the agenda was an analysis...

Benidorm court to hear dog custody case involving separated Costa Blanca couple in Spain

A dispute over the custody of a pet dog will be settled by a Benidorm court. The news comes in a week when Spanish parliamentarians...

Popular Benidorm tourist beach walkway on Spain’s Costa Blanca to get major lighting makeover

BENIDORM'S Paseo de Levante is to get a brand-new set of lights costing €4.5 million. The work will be done in two phases with €2...

Benidorm hoteliers threaten to “tell the truth” about lockdown and Spain’s emergency funding in online conference this week

TOURISM on the Costa Blanca, and Benidorm in particular, has been devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown. A high-profile virtual conference starting tomorrow,...

Benidorm skyline is set to get another new giant tower on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A new skyscraper apartment block will join the array of high-rise towers in Benidorm by the end of 2022. A building licence is expected to...

Benidorm and Costa Blanca hotels want COVID tests for Spanish tourists to reduce infection risks

HOTELIERS on the Costa Blanca have called for COVID-19 tests to be carried out on people coming into the region from some parts of...

The pension freedoms trap. Is your UK pension affected?

On 6 April 2015 the retirement landscape for Brits all over the world changed dramatically. Pension freedoms were introduced, and people were given the...

Hotels in Benidorm and across Spain’s Costa Blanca report a poor Easter with 70% not even bothering to open

COSTA Blanca hotels reported a dreadful Easter for visitors due to the pandemic travel restrictions. The Hosbec hoteliers association said that of the 30% of...

Pedro Sanchez told to produce an ‘urgent’ mobility plan to boost Benidorm and Costa Blanca tourist numbers in Spain

ALICANTE Provincial Council leader, Carlos Mazon, has demanded urgent action from Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, and his government to help the Costa Blanca tourist...

Benidorm police in street chase to grab Belgian fugitive hiding out on Spain’s Costa Blanca

POLICE detained a 58-year-old Belgian fugitive on a Benidorm street after he tried to give them the slip. He was wanted on a European Arrest...

BENIDORM BOOST as big revamp plan for abandoned eyesore hotel clears key hurdle on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE long wait to redevelop a deserted Benidorm hotel could end soon after the local council was granted control over a key area of...

BIG FOOD CON as over 500,000 ‘out-of-date’ items are seized from Benidorm area warehouses on Spain’s Costa Blanca

POLICE have seized over 500,000 date-expired food products that were being re-labelled in a big scam operating out of three illegal Benidorm area warehouses. A...

A FAIR COP? Two Benidorm police officers quizzed over hitting woman with baton after she broke COVID-19 rules on...

TWO Policia Nacional officers are being investigated over their physical response to a young woman who broke COVID-19 curfew rules in Benidorm. They say the...

Living in Spain? Where will you pay Inheritance Tax?

‘In this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes’ – Benjamin Franklin Never a truer word spoken, and quite honestly a depressing one!  Part of...

Benidorm area bees create an unwelcome buzz inside a property on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BENIDORM firefighters had an unusual call-out when they had to remove a nest of bees from an Altea property. The owner phoned the emergency services...

Benidorm and Costa Blanca hotels resign themselves to no British tourists arriving in Spain until mid-June

HOTELS in the Benidorm and Costa Blanca area say that internal Spanish travel restrictions have forced them to give up on their normally lucrative...

Benidorm council makes a financial stink over a key valve that stops sea being polluted with sewage on Spain’s...

BENIDORM council has paid €80,0000 for a new valve at a pumping station after a temporary fix last year to stop sewage pouring into...

Did you sign up with a Financial Adviser in Spain?

Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons) Managing Partner Chorus Financial Looking back, it’s obvious I was fairly naïve when I first moved to Spain in terms of...

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