Friday 11 November 2011

Wednesday 28 September 2011

Wednesday 13 April 2011

Terra Mítica Benidorm opens its doors

New shows and exciting rides are on offer at Terra Mítica. This leisure park in Benidorm opens its doors on 16th April with a whole host of interesting new attractions.

The expanse of vegetation has tripled and a 4,500 m2 natural roof has been constructed to offer shade and rest, with a fog system which creates a pleasant microclimate.

In addition, there will be more staff on hand and the number of seats available has been increased, so visitors should not have to wait any longer than 10 minutes to go on a ride. There are also three new rides for children, and the existing attractions have been meticulously inspected and overhauled.

The entertainment area has also been completely reformed. There will be four new shows and the programme has been extended; thirty performances a day with one performance every fifteen minutes.

Furthermore, the park will be open 170 days a year, representing an increase of 20% on the previous season. Opening hours will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., but will be extended to 10 p.m. on 21st, 22nd and 23rd April and until midnight from 15th July until 4th September.


Mediterranean Miniatures Fair in Benidorm

This weekend, on 16th and 17th April, the Hotel Don Pancho in Benidorm will be hosting the Mediterranean Miniatures Fair. Artisans from the different provinces of Spain will be presenting their tiny works of art with a view to turning this exhibition into part of the cultural offer available in this city on the Costa Blanca coastline.

The fair aims to bring the curiosities of the fantastic hobby of making dollhouses to both visitors and locals alike. Every year, it brings together miniaturist artisans, some renowned and others just starting out, who will delight members of the public with their works of art; pieces that are essential to bring dollhouses to life or which offer the inspiration required to create new scenes and projects.

During the fair, you can talk directly to the artisans, ask any questions you might have and understand more about their pieces, how they are made and how to adapt them to your projects.


Thursday 3 March 2011

The 200 mile A2 Regatta is setting sail from Altea

On 4th March, the craft taking part in the 200 mile A2 Race will be setting sail from Altea. This is a 0 level Cruiser competition included on the Valencian Regional Sailing Federation's (FVCV) race calendar, which earns the participants points for the Spanish A2 Championship for RI cruisers. The XXV edition of this competition will be taking place in Mediterranean waters, specifically between Altea, Ibiza and Formentera, until 6th March.

For the first time, Mini 6.50 class craft will be taking part in the 200 Mile A2 race, organised every year by the Altea Sailing Club. The inclusion of these transoceanic boats will coincide on this occasion with the celebration of its XXV anniversary.

This race will be one of the main point-scoring competitions in the Spanish A2 Championship, RI Cruiser Class, and will also be the Spanish A2 Championship for the Mini 6.50 Class, so the winner of this second category will be proclaimed Spanish Champion 2011 in this class. Within the Mini class, there will be two sub-categories: one for Mini Series class and another for Mini Prototype class craft.

The participating boats will set off from the Altea Sailing Club heading towards Ibiza. The tough route followed by this regatta will test the technical and physical preparation of the two crew members on each boat. From there, the craft will sail around the island until they reach the strait of Los Freus around a buoy which they will pass on their starboard side in Savina de Formentera, before returning to Altea, their point of origin.

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Wednesday 16 February 2011

Musical February in Benidorm

Music lovers are in luck as Benidorm has put great effort into turning February into the indisputable month of music. So, if you happen to be in this wonderful city this week, you will be able to gain free entrance to the events organised by the teachers and students participating in the 23rd International Music Course at the Events Hall in Benidorm Town Hall, between 19th and 25th February.

On Sunday 20th February, teachers Claude Delangle (saxophone) and Víctor Monge Serranito (guitar) will be playing. The following day, you can see Lluís Claret (cello) and Igor Malinovsky (violin) and on Tuesday 22nd, the trombonists Juan Manuel Real and Juan Carlos Matamoros.
The concert to be held on 23rd February will be offered by students on the course, whilst on Thursday 24th the cello and violin final will take place and on Friday 25th the closing concert will be offered by trumpeter Radovan Vlatkovic.

The musical agenda for the month of February is rounded off with the celebration of the 2nd Fira de Música, which will be held on Friday 25th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Espai d'Art at Benidorm Town Hall. The Fira will exhibit musical instruments, scores and other elements related to the art of Lutherie.