Thursday, 29 May 2008
Blues Festival in Benidorm
Friday 6th / 22.30h: Shemekia Copeland Blues Band - 18 euros in Ticket Office / 15 euros in advance.
Sábado 7 / 22.30h: Gene Taylor & The Blueshackers - 12 euros in Ticket Office / 10 euros in advance.
Domingo 8 / 21.00h: The Robert Cray Band - 24 euros in Ticket Office / 20 euros in advance.
Source: Ona Sol Hotels
Keep Young and Beautiful
Primarily aimed at elder people (research on over-65's has demonstrated that signs of ageing in muscles appears to be reversed by regular resistance training) the equipment can still be used by others.
It's not really designed for the body-builders amongst us but is perfectly suited to a good all over body exercise programme.
The plan is to install similar equipment on other beaches so that wherever we are on the Costa Blanca we can all be fit as fiddles.
Plans to install fibre optic network in Benidorm
Benidorm Town Hall is trying to get a fibre optic network established for the second time. Back in 2004 a concession was awarded to a private company to create the network, but given that three years later no cabling had started the concession was removed. Now the council has voted to launch a viability study for a new tender for a fibre optic network which would bring super high speed internet and data connections.Cost of installing such a network has been estimated at 10 million €, and the company winning a tender would have to pay a sum for the concession to the town hall. Already one company has expressed an interest in developing the service in the town.
Thursday, 22 May 2008
Natural Park Life
The Sierra Helada Natural Park which straddles Benidorm and Altea is now three years old and continues to grow in importance. This year it has a budget of 1.3 million euros and part of this will be used to purchase new submarine listening equipment.
This will enable the park's staff to detect whales, porpoises and dolphins as they enter its boundaries (part of it is on land but the vast majority is underwater) by their high pitched chatter. The staff are pleased that these undersea mammals are now returning to the area in much greater numbers than before.
Another benefit of the listening equipment will be to find turtles that have become trapped in fishermen's nets, one of the main causes of the decline in turtle numbers in the Mediterranean.
Its success underwater has been matched on land too as over 140,000 visitors flocked to the park last year, of which 40,000 went by boat, making it the most popular in the Valencia area!
Monday, 19 May 2008
Culinary delights on the seashore in Xàbia, near Denia
For a few days this point of the Alicante coastline will become the focal point for local gastronomy. For the first time, there will be live music, several ambiences and a raffle for a Mediterranean cruise.
Over the five days you can stroll around the marquee and buy "tasting vouchers" for 15 Euros. They allow you to try up to four different dishes and a cocktail, along with Denomination of Origin wines, desserts, coffee, etc.
This year, the Xàbia Restaurant Owner's Association has decided to dedicate one of the days to the pinchos (snacks) that play such an important role in restaurants along the Costa Blanca.
The 4th Jornadas Gastronómicas will be inaugurated by chefs from the Gota de Mar, La Rústica, Mezquida and Restaurante Sur. The cocktail will be prepared by the barman from the La Esquina bar.
On Thursday 22nd, the dishes will be prepared by the Calima, Club Náutico & Torremar, La Fontana and Trencall restaurants, while the cocktail will be created by the Parador de Turismo.
Friday, 16 May 2008
The British are coming
Around 72% of overnight stays in Alicante province will be made by British travellers and unlike other lightweight nationalities who bring their own sandwiches, the Brits will spend, spend, spend while they are here.
A survey has revealed that despite higher costs of mortgages, petrol, food and transport the British will not be compromising on their one and only sunshine trip.
See you soon everybody.
Source: Benidorm Spotlight News
Wireless in Benidorm
It's the brainchild of the Council for New Technologies and will enable you to keep up to date with what's happening in the outside world or to read your e-mails.
The WiFi will have an anti-virus system and good news for parents, it also has a filter for violent or pornographic material so the kids can't play Manhunt 2.
Happy surfing Internauts.
Source: Benidorm Spotlight News
Please... to the Airport???
The Hoteliers have called on the Government to help travellers out by sticking up a few signs for the Airport on the motorway. Even more revolutionary, they also want some signs around Benidorm to give an indication which direction to take to get to the motorway for the airport.
Source: Benidorm Spotlight / Ona Sol Hotels
Monday, 12 May 2008
The Mediatic Festival in La Nucia
The Camilo Cano sports centre in La Nucia is the setting for the Mediatic Festival on 16th - 17th May. The festival is now in its seventh year and has consolidated its position as one of the major Spanish musical events.
Starting at 7pm. on Friday and Saturday, there will be a vigorous succession of performances until 4.30am. No less than 22 performances on Friday and 24 on Saturday, with top acts that include La Fuga, Fangoria, Los Delinquentes, The Waterboys, Loquillo, Hombres G, Celtas Cortos and Siniestro Total.
In addition, from midnight on Saturday the Mediatic Festival will be organising Musica en la Calle (Music in the Street) in premises especially prepared for the festival, with cheap food and drink for all.
The Mediatic Festival is a renowned musical event, as it received the Premio a la Difusion de la Musica (Music Promotion Award) at the VIII Edicion de los Premios de la Musica (8th Annual Music Awards) in 2004 for its defence of and firm commitment to Spanish artist and groups.Source: Comunitatvalenciana.com