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Benidorm shells out €1.4 million revamp for busy Poniente beach walkway in Spain

BENIDORM council will spend €1.4 million on a complete revamp of the wooden walkway and surface running parallel to Poniente beach. It's a welcome boost...

Benidorm hotel swoop on drug dealer staying on Spain’s Costa Blanca who was wanted by German authorities

A drug dealer on the run from German justice on trafficking charges dating back to 2012, has been arrested in a central Benidorm hotel. The...

Benidorm family drugs gang converted squatted homes into drug dens and sales points on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Benidorm drugs gang operating out of three illegally occupied Villajoyosa homes has been brought down in a joint Guardia Civil and Policia Nacional...

Anabolic steroid gang imported drugs to sell in gyms and stores across Spain’s Costa Blanca

THOUSANDS of doses of illegally-imported anabolic steroids have been seized in Policia Nacional raids across the Valencian Community. 16 people have been arrested for running...

Drunk British tourist in Benidorm pulled out unconscious from sea on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A drunk British tourist was saved from drowning in the sea in Benidorm on Thursday. The 61-year-old man decided to go for a dip in...

Iconic Benidorm beach on Spain’s Costa Blanca loses its coveted ‘Blue Flag’

BENIDORM'S Poniente beach has been stripped of its 'Blue Flag' for 2022 following a test carried out in mid-June last year. The city's other two...

Benidorm police bust €1 million marijuana gang on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE Policia Nacional in Benidorm have brought down a major marijuana growing and distribution criminal gang operating on the northern Costa Blanca. 4,200 marijuana plants...

How Benidorm in Spain is looking to emulate Piccadilly Circus and Times Square

A new 22-metre high tower in Benidorm's Plaza de la Hispanidad featuring LED-powered 'high definition' images will officially go into service on May 14. Delays,...

Benidorm announces Eurovision Song Contest party line up featuring live acts and Spanish jury results

BENIDORM'S Plaza de la Hispanidad will host a pre-Eurovision Song Contest party on May 14. The 4,000 capacity venue will host live acts ahead of...

‘Spain is Ugly’: New book takes swipe at chronic overdevelopment of costas and charts architectural ruin of Spain

THE renowned editor of El Pais’s travel supplement Andres Rubio claims ill thought out overdevelopment has ruined Spain in his controversial new book ‘España...

Planned tourist tax ‘driving away’ British tourists from Spain’s Costa Blanca, despite Alicante and Benidorm councils refusing to charge...

A Valencian tourist tax proposal has been slammed by an Alicante Province small business federation, despite no plans for any local council to implement...

Benidorm creates new ‘green’ space for residents and visitors to enjoy on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A new garden area covering 4,500 square metres has been created in Benidorm. The 'green' space is located at the junction of Avenida Columbia and...

Spain calculates enormous tourism losses during Covid-19 pandemic

SPAIN lost €155 billion in tourist revenue due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the National Statistics Institute(INE). Easter tourism seems to be bouncing back...

Alicante City hotels are nearly 75% full for Easter holidays on Spain’s Costa Blanca

EASTER holiday bookings for the Alicante City area are seeing a return to levels last seen in 2019- the year before the start of...

Fresh bill of health for Benidorm as big tender gets advertised on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A €4.6 million construction tender has been advertised for Benidorm's new Rincon de Loix health centre. The new facility will replace the current two-floor clinic...

Benidorm bounces back: British visitors outnumber Spaniards for the first time since pandemic

IN a sure sign that things are returning to normal, industry insiders report that British holidaymakers again outnumber Spanish visitors to Benidorm for the...

Ukraine refugees get free training for hospitality and tourism jobs in Spain’s Benidorm and Costa Blanca areas

UKRAINIAN refugees in the Valencian Community can get free training to work in the region's hospitality and tourism sectors. Many seasonal vacancies normally taken by...

Benidorm warehouse stamped top brand names on clothes for local shops to fool tourists in Spain

The Policia Nacional in Benidorm have busted a criminal gang that distributed fake-branded clothes to local retailers. The hub of the illegal enterprise was a...

Benidorm on Spain’s Costa Blanca spending €2.5 million on LED street lights in Levante Zone

A bumper €2.5 million contract to overhaul street lighting in the Levante Zone of Benidorm has been advertised by the city council. LED technology will...

IN PICS: Six cute-looking flying fox babies are born in Benidorm’s Terra Natura in Spain

SIX flying fox pups have been born and are doing well at Benidorm's Terra Natura Zoo. At birth they weighed in at around 50 grams...

Benidorm will host Spain’s Eurovision Song Contest jury and stage special event in May

BENIDORM will be the home of Spain's Eurovision Song Contest jury for the annual event which takes place in Turin, Italy on May 14. Model...

Costa Blanca property sales led the pack for 2021 house deals in Spain

THE Valencian Community had the most home sales per head of population of any Spanish region in 2021, according to the College of Registrars. Their...

Russian insurance agent arrested at Benidorm hotel in Spain after stealing €1.4 million of premium cash

A Russian swindler who stole €1.4 million of insurance premium cash has been arrested in a Benidorm hotel. The 57-year-old fraudster had an International Arrest...

IN PICS: Motorist survives horrific plunge off Benidorm area motorway on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A female motorist survived a plunge of several metres down an embankment on Thursday off the AP-7 motorway on the Costa Blanca. Her vehicle careered...

Police intercept drug-dealers trying to flee Benidorm’s ‘English Zone’ on Spain’s Costa Blanca

FOUR drug dealers have been arrested after trying to speed away from a police patrol car in the 'English Zone' of Benidorm. Policia Nacional officers...

Convicted Dutch drug-trafficker faces extradition after Benidorm arrest in Spain

A Dutch drug-dealing fugitive has been arrested by the Policia Nacional in Benidorm. He was said to have been living in the city for 'several...

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