Sunday, 16 February 2014


Hey readers! (If there are any still out there)

Apologies for the lack of update over the past 15 months, Back now, refocused and reinvigorated and ready for more Benidorm related fun! Stay tuned!

Thursday, 22 November 2012


An Apology.

Hello Strangers! Apologies for the lack of updates recently, Have been working lots trying to save for next years holiday so not had time to post, Will come back again soon with more Benidorm related awesomeness to share :)

Monday, 24 September 2012

Reason #24 London Bar

The London bar, as you can probably guess from the name, is another British bar. It's situated on the same road as The Yorkshire Pride and The Stretford end so convenient if you want a mini bar crawl.

It's a decent size inside, they have a lower section at the front and a raised section at the back. They have a pool table and dart board and all the other things you would normally expect from a bar.

 What I like about the London bar is that it's quite a chilled out place, The music is not too heavy or dancey and not too loud and you can have a conversation without shouting which I must say is a welcome change to some places I have been where conversation is pointless unless lip reading is mastered.

 Drinks are plentiful and really cheap ( I do mean really cheap, a round for 5 and I got change fro 10 Euros!) and they do a range of cocktails which my lady is a fan of, they even made one especially for my young one. Non alcoholic of course….

The staff are friendly and have always made us feel very welcome.

It's open til 1am(ish) which is nice for a few pleasurably late nights.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Reason #23 Happy Hour

One of the good things about the nightlife in Benidorm is that you will always stumble upon several pubs or bars that offer Happy Hour. This is basically a period of time when you will get 2 drinks for the price of 1.

This offer usually applies to bottled alcopops, beer and cider, glasses of wine, local spirits, mixers and lagers. The brilliant thing about the Happy Hour is that it is usually not available for just an hour. You will find that most bars will have Happy Hour for 2 - 4 hours so take advantage of this while you can. Me and my Mrs do!

 Be warned though! In the Benidorm Square, you may pay over the odds for your drink and although you think you're going to get a great bargain because someone is telling you to go into a bar for happy hour, you might order your drink and end up paying 8 Euros so technically you are really paying for 2 drinks anyway.

However, in the more subdued bars like some of the Vincent's bars (I refer to these ones a lot because they really are good bars), you will generally be getting a good deal on the happy hour and will have a great cheaper night out of you manage to get in there to take advantage of the offer!

Monday, 27 August 2012

Reason #22 Bar Sol

If you are looking for somewhere to chill out, soak up the sun, have a nice cold beverage and watch the world pass by then Bar Sol is one of the best places to be in Benidorm. This bar is ideal in the day time as there is an outside seating area which is set back up some steps so you are not in the way of the passers by.

Bar Sol is situated on the front (Avenida de Madrid) and when you sit on the terrace, you have a lovely view of the Island and the Mediterranean. This is a perfect spot for sitting with a jug of sangria soaking up the rays and in the peak hours, you will be pleased to know that they have a fine mist spraying from above you occasionally and this will help to cool you down for a few seconds. A number of times I have been here and the bar staff will come out and have water fights with water guns and you might be lucky enough to get a few drops of the cool water on you.

The reason I like this bar so much is because it is so relaxed and laid back and the staff are friendly and chilled out too. You can grab a bite to eat but it is not a restaurant so you will only get light snacks like pizza's or a baguette, which is enough anyway if you go there during the day. I have stayed here for a few hours a couple of times during the day while my Mrs downs a couple of jugs of sangria and she loves it. You should expect to pay a little bit more than some places for the drinks but when you're on holiday, you don't mind paying an extra Euro or two per drink when you get the stunning views.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Reason #21 The Weather

The Weather.

An obvious but important one. One of the main reasons Spain is so popular for tourists is the weather and the nearly guaranteed sunshine. Benidorm of course is no different and the basking Mediterranean sun and warmth is just lovely.

Benidorm itself is surrounded by large mountains over 1500 meters high which protect it 
from the cold northern winds. This is what they call a Micro climate. See, Benidorm is so awesome it has is OWN CLIMATE!

Not a cloud in sight.

We normally go the last week in June and the First week in July and every year, as soon as July 1st hits, the temperature rises by 5 degrees. It’s Hot. Very Hot. Some (Well, Me) would say too hot! You'll find me desperately looking for shade clutching one of those water squirters with a fan attached from a Chinese tack shop.

It's T-shirt and shorts weather in the day and evenings too. Don’t make the mistake of getting all dressed up as you'll regret it when drenched in sweat, especially if you happen to wonder in a place with no air con!

We did get some rain last year, it lasted about an hour and was quite welcome and refreshing. I hear it can get quite cold in the winter. We went in November a couple of years back and it was like a British summers day and was just lovely

Monday, 13 August 2012

Reason #20 The White Horse

 The last of Vincent's corner and my personal preference for an evening out.

The white horse is a large pub and looks like a traditional British pub, 2 bar areas and a lot of seating with pool tables and dart boards add to this.

There is an area downstairs for kids to play with various amusements and arcade type machines along with a couple of PC's for internet use.  They have a stage area where the main entertainment takes place and a small dance floor area if you're feeling brave/drunk.

The entertainment is of a variable quality ranging from comedians who have not updated their jokes in the 8 years I've been going to some pretty darn good music acts including a Queen and Elvis tribute.

The drinks are cheap and plentiful and the ever popular happy 2 hours are much enjoyed and abused.

We'll go here normally twice during our holiday and I enjoy it very much. You can't really beat any of the Vincent’s pubs for a cheap and fun evening.