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On Sundays you can ride the tram for free along the entire Costa Blanca

Since May 1, driving the tram along Costa Blanca is completely free on Sundays. Since this was instituted, more than 500 thousand travelers have used the tram on that day, which is an increase of no less than 50%. The free tram ride does not only apply to the tram along the Costa Blanca, but to the TRAM d'Alacant (province of Alicante), TRAM de Castelló (province of Castellón), and Metrovalencia (province of Valencia). The tram does not run through the center of Benidorm but makes a loop around it, one side towards Calpe and the other towards Alicante. Picture by Harry Fabel The Valencia metro consists of three metro lines, three tram lines, and more than 134 kilometers of track, of which about 19 kilometers are underground. The Castellón tram is actually a trolley bus that runs right through the city. There is only one line route of 8 kilometers with 19 stops.
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Benidorm has a new icon called Tecnohito

If you are in Benidorm and you walk along the recently renovated Avenida del Mediterráneo boulevard, you will find a new icon, a 22-meter high information column that can be fully illuminated and provided with information by means of 264 square meters of LED lighting. Picture by Roman Vegas The 22-meter high information column has been given the name 'Tecnohito'. This tower can be seen at the intersection between Avenida del Mediterráneo, Plaza Triangular and Calle Esperanto. It is an information column that is interactive and can show anything such as advertising, video images, photos, and texts or can be completely decorated in different colors. On Saturday 14 May 2022, the 'Tecnohito' was already the gathering point for the Eurovision Song Contest fans who could see the historic performance of the Spanish entry Chanel and 'SloMO' there. A song that was chosen during the BenidormFest festival in the same city in January. The information column will also be

Stay in the impressive InTempo building in Benidorm

The InTempo building is already one of the most popular new buildings dominating Benidorm's skyline. The immense building seems to hold a huge diamond high above the city. It was and still is a much-discussed architectural masterpiece at Costa Blanca. A building that everyone wants to stay in. Picture by Pixabay Would you like the stay in the InTempo building? Here's your chance via Airbnb , booking.com , or a direct reservation with a discount at this address . Picture by intempocarrera

How Benidorm's city council is unwittingly expelling LGBT tourism from its city

Gay tourism in Benidorm dates back to 1962, when Pretex opened its doors, it was the very first bar with a completely gay atmosphere in the entire Alicante area. Since then, many more bars have appeared and disappeared in what is now the touristic capital of Costa Blanca. Most of these bars have been located in the oldest part of Benidorm for decades. They are small but very cozy places located in an authentic holiday location, the narrow, sometimes steep streets of an old fishing village. A place where tourists from the LGBT community from all over Europe loved to go. Picture by Pixabay Indeed, loved to go, because in recent years it seems that this form of tourism is no longer welcome in these city streets. What's more, in recent years the small bars have been seen more as a nuisance. That's a shame when you consider that that kind of tourism has made Benidorm what it is today. The real problem is not the bars in the old town center, but the people who have moved there, they

A street gym for everyone to use

Benidorm has its own street gym facility on Poniente beach. The devices, they are more horizontal bars, are freely accessible and located on the actual beach, the sea is nearby. As the main for such an outdoor fitness, the city has provided signs on how to correctly perform the recommended exercises. If that's not enough, the facility is also located next to the Poniente promenade with its own walking, running, and cycling street. Picture by Harry Fabel If you find yourself in the old center of Benidorm or in La Cala, you can easily go to the open-air fitness as part of your training. A refreshing dip in the sea after your workout is also one of the options. The complete package and absolutely free. What are you waiting for? Welcome to Benidorm. For the novice exerciser, Benidorm also has specialized fitness equipment for all ages at the promenade of Poniente beach close to the city center. If you want to take it a little easier, you can also participate in the guided beach exerci

The disgrace of La Cala Beach in Finestrat

If you have ever visited La Cala beach in Finestrat near Benidorm you will have seen that there is a huge building still in scaffolding just in front of the beach. This building should one day become one of the largest hotels in Benidorm, hotel room wise, unfortunately, the imposing building was never finished, what's more, the works were stopped more than 20 years ago due to a legal issue. The original hotel would have too many floors and would therefore block the view of the sea from the buildings behind it. Something that today is otherwise little taken into account when you see the current building frenzy in the city of Benidorm. The land on which the Atrium Beach hotel, as the imposing hotel would be called, is built is owned by one of the largest hotel groups in Benidorm and the Balearic Islands. Picture by Harry Fabel The owner of the company was eventually ordered to demolish the hotel, but after years of legal discussions, the developers were fined hugely and ordered to r

Capone, perfect hair care since 1983

In Benidorm, there are many beauty salons and hairdressers. There are even more hair salons than there are food stores. That is why it is not always easy to find the right hair salon that suits you, especially if you are on vacation and want to keep looking good. A hair salon that you can definitely consider visiting is Capone, this hairdressing salon calls itself Vintage and has been established in Benidorm since 1983. You can go to this salon for practically everything that has to do with hair, from cutting, coloring, and restyling to professional waxing of unwanted hairs. Capone Benidorm The hair salon is located in the heart of Benidorm's old town, on a side street off the well-known Paseo de la Carretera shopping street, Calle Santa Fac, 8. The people in the hair salon mainly only speak Spanish, but that can't stop you from getting yourself a new haircut, there are plenty of resources these days to strengthen your language skills. What are you waiting for? Your hair pampe