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You will never get lost because of these Belgian beach poles

The beach orientation poles that you can find on the Beaches of Benidorm are actually a Belgian invention. The inventor of the piles, Dominiek Vervaecke from Oudenburg, even has a copyright on his invention. The poles are primarily intended for finding lost children, the only thing you have to agree with your children is which pole they should walk to if they are lost or have strayed too far. Picture by Harry Fabel The poles were first placed on the Beaches in Belgium and were later used in other places such as Benidorm and Cannes. An interesting fact is that the poles in Benidorm have been used illegally for quite some time because there was no permission from the inventor due to the copyright, this dispute was later settled.
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Bar Panoramico Benidorm

In the port of Benidorm, you can find this small but well-located bar. The special thing about the bar is that it has a fantastic view over the small marina and the skyline of the city. The bar is therefore called Bar Panoramico and is located above the maritime center of the Port de Benidorm. Picture by Harry Fabel In addition to the beautiful view, the bar also offers various small dishes and different drinks with sometimes interesting offers. The bar is open all year round and you don't need to be a member of the marina club to visit. Especially in the winter months, the place is a suitable place to enjoy the afternoon sun with a beautiful view over the many high buildings along the Poniente beach and the yachts in front of it. Picture by Harry Fabel You can find the bar across the entrance to the small Mal Pas beach. There is also an excellent fish restaurant below the bar.

Why is Costa Blanca called Costa Blanca?

Costa Blanca is Spanish for White Coast. It is said that this is because from the air you can see the coast as a white glitter due to the reflection of the sun on the white facades of houses in the villages such as Altea and the old town of Benidorm, in addition to the contrast that the white coves and beaches make with the intense blue of the Mediterranean. Picture by Pixabay That bright light makes a huge impression on passengers flying over the coastline. British Airways also used the name Costa Blanca in a commercial to promote air traffic between London and Valencia in the 1950s. How to reach the villages of Costa Blanca? The Costa Blanca is located in the province of Alicante, it is crossed by the AP-7 highway, which has exits at every place on Costa Blanca. These are the cities and towns along the Costa Blanca: Denia, Jávea, Benitatxell, Teulada-Moraira, Benissa, Calpe, Altea Alfaz del Pi, Benidorm, Finestrat, Villajoyosa, Campello, Alicante, Elche, Santa Pola, Guardamar del Se

A medieval dinner show at Lionheart Castle

Not far from Benidorm is a place where magic, history, good food, and a spectacular show come together. The  Lionheart Castle! It is a place where you can i mmerse yourself in a beautifully captured story of knights who transport you to 12th-century England. It is a very spectacular battle show with jousting, sword fights, and beautiful powerful horses. The knights do everything they can to defend the throne. But  of course, there is also room for some humor and romance. Picture courtesy of Desafio Medieval The castle has space for up to 1200 visitors and it is definitely recommended to visit it if you like spectacle and action for the whole family. More information and reservations can be found on the castle's website here . Various formulas are possible and on request, the show can be adapted for a special occasion.

A trip to the Jalón valley

The Jalón valley is mainly characterized by cozy Spanish villages. The valley is approximately 20 minutes from several coastal towns such as Calpe, Moraira, Altea, Javea, and Denia. Benidorm is a little further away. The traditional Spanish villages that make up this valley are Jalón, Alcalali, Parcent, Murla, and Benigembla, all of which guarantee a beautiful nature and optimal tranquility. Almond trees, orange trees, and olive trees grow in the area. Picture by Pixabay The valley is ideal for various outdoor activities, such as mountain biking, hiking, and horse riding. You are not that sporty? No problem! There are many terraces. If you like wine, the Jalón valley is also perfect for you. The valley is known for its sweet dessert wines; Muscatel and Mistella. Don't forget to visit one of the bodegas. To plan a trip to the valley from Benidorm, the best option is a rental car, because the buses do not always run through these small villages and it also takes a very long time to

Terra Mítica Benidorm

Terra Mítica is the only theme and rollercoaster park near Benidorm. The park is divided into 5 thematic zones: Egypt, Greece, Rome, Iberia, and the islands. In the park, you can  discover the ancient civilizations around the Mediterranean. The amusement park takes you to its history with shows, animations, and breathtaking attractions.  Terra Mítica is a magnificent themed amusement park with beautiful settings, beautiful finish down to the last detail. Picture courtesy of Terra Mitica The highlights in the park are the wooden roller coaster Magnus Colossus, the splash attraction La Furia de Tritón, and the interactive dark ride El Laberinto del Minotauro. There are also other fun water attractions, coasters, and dark rides, as well as some exciting thrill rides. Picture courtesy of Terra Mitica Terra Mítica also has a lot to offer for children. Show lovers can also enjoy unique entertainment. You can cool down and relax in Río Nilo and Jacuzzis. Since 2016 you can also stay at the p

Aqualandia Benidorm

Aqualandia is the oldest water fun park in Benidorm. It was also the first park to take a different look at water parks in general that used to be more glorified pools with a slide. The park has been open since 1985 and they have been looking out for novelties in the water animation sector since then. New attractions are added every year and older ones get adapted. Picture courtesy of Aqualandia In the park, you will find an extensive range of slides, special swimming pools, food and drink stalls in different styles and themes. But there are also plenty of options for people who want to take it a little easier, there are also several regular swimming pools with sunbathing areas. Keep in mind that it can get very hot in Benidorm and that the park attracts a lot of visitors during those periods. It is also advisable to provide yourself with good sun protection. Have fun! More information can be found on their website .