Thursday 21 January 2010

Benidorm - Bigger Beach for La Cala

Good news for visitors to La Cala at the western end of Benidorm's Poniente beach. Finestrat council, where La Cala is located, are at last able to demolish the Anfora building which has stood in ruins by the beach for years.

The building was started in the mid 60's and never finished. It actually stands on public coastal land and also blocks rights of way and has been an eyesore for all this time.

Now, after a long process of negotiation, the council have acquired the building and are going to demolish it. It all has to be done by hand for the first phase as the Anfora adjoins another building, after this the heavy machines will take over to finish the job.

Once it's gone the council would like to expand the beach making it more accessible for everyone.

Source: Stephen White (

Benidorm - Lying Low in Madrid

Madrid will see Benidorm in all its colourful glory this month at the Fitur International tourism fair being held there. The Benidorm stand at the fair will be constructed from 400 inflatable bright green, yellow, orange and blue lilos and will be 7 metres high!

To make it even more spectacular it'll be illuminated by fluorescent and halogen lights which will really show off the 19 stalls manned by representatives of the various sectors of the Benidorm tourist industry. It even has a cafe where visitors can relax during a busy day!

During the fair, which lasts from 20th to 24th of January, a group of actors in bathing costumes will defy the freezing temperatures in the main streets and squares of Madrid and give out 5000 lilos - they've all got Benidorm emblazoned across them - to further publicise our favourite holiday resort.

Source: Stephen White (

Benidorm Beaches - At Your Convenience

Relief is at hand as the mayor of Benidorm, Agustín Navarro, has revealed that the town's two big beaches Levante and Poniente, will have around 40 public toilets for the new season.

The council will convert 6 premises on the promenades of both beaches - 3 on each - for use as public conveniences and nappy changing stations. The work will be done by apprentices from the council's workshops and they'll be ready by Easter when the season starts in earnest.

Source: Stephen White (

Wednesday 20 January 2010

Free WiFi in our hotels

In Ona Sol Hotels we are trying to satisfy the requirements of our customers and we are proud for inform you that you can now enjoy of one of the most requested services you med us, free WiFi.

This service is available in Hotel Avenida ****, Hotel Los Dálmatas****, Hotel Port Denia*** and Hotel Bristol Park***.

We have been thinking of you and we have not only set up this service for the public areas of these hotels but we have gone beyond offering the WiFi connection even in the rooms.

For using it you only have to go at the front desk and ask for the WiFi ticket for the time you need. We will provide you user and password and you'll be able to surf on the web.

The next step is to continue installing this service in other hotels in the chain. We hope this new service will make your stay more pleasant in our hotels.

Source: Ona Sol Hotels

Thursday 7 January 2010

Magnum Photos exhibition in Benidorm

The Aula de Cultura CAM in Benidorm will be hosting "Un Mundo Compartido" until 31st January. This photographic exhibition shows the work of seven photographers attached to the renowned Magnum Photos agency. The images deal with such social topics as visual and auditory disability, autistic disorders, the education of the most underprivileged and the development of musical culture.

The exhibition is open to the public from 6pm to 9pm, Monday to Saturday and has arrived in Benidorm after visiting Barcelona, Madrid, Santander, Pamplona, Alicante and Elche. The photographers taking part include Martine Franck, Maya Goded, Alex Majoli, Susan Meiselas, Gueorgui Pinkhassov and Patrick Zachmann, who were invited by the Orange Foundation in 2007 to take photos of their different projects and activities to celebrate their twenty years of social commitment.