Exchange rate 106

User Rating: 5 / 5

Star ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar Active
 
 
The annual Medieval Market opened in Benidorm yesterday evening, this year located in Parc d´Elx (Dove Park) at the start of Poniente beach and the bottom of the "Paseo de la Carretera" - or walking street as it is better known.

Dove Park


Dove Park is a lovely shady park with plenty of palm trees where you can sit to people watch, a very popular Spanish pastime and with a massive population of white doves - although between you and me I think that they are actually white pigeons!
This is also the place where you will find the entrance to Mal Pas beach - a small sandy cove ap 100 metres up from Dove Park. Steps lead up to the Mirador from here - which use to have "love padlocks" along the length of the handrail - until they were removed by the Council!

Step back in Time


Spit roast pig
There are plenty of stalls to browse through, many with hand made items - and all the stall holders are dressed in period costume, making it that bit more authentic.
If you are hungry there is a delicious smelling bbq wafting through the air - with a spit roast pig turning and ribs and sausages on the grill, all served with hunks of bread and pickles.

Herbal remedies
The market is there until Sunday evening - opening at 11am until 2pm then closes for lunch and re-opens at 6pm until around 9/10pm... probably depending on how busy it is. There were certainly plenty of people around yesterday.

Poniente promenade


Dried fruit and nuts - very health and pretty

It´s a lovely way to spend an evening - browse around, have a drink and bite to eat then take a lovely stroll down the Poniente promenade.
Many visitors never get to this end, instead staying on the Levante beach. This beach is a lot quiter and generally favoured by the Spanish and families... no loud music blasting from bars at this end - instead smaller tapas type bars.
 

Outlet Fair

 
There is also another market on in Benidorm which starts today - an "Outlet Fair" at the Town Hall Square. Many local shops and businesses will be participating, offering discounts of up to 50% on end of season stock. Opens from 11am until 10pm and there till Sunday evening.
A little bit of a shame that they both choose the same weekend - you would have thought that the Council spread them out to entice visitors to come back over 2 different weekends!

Add comment

Security code
Refresh

Quote of the day

Rain is one thing the British do better than anybody else

Latest Comments

  • The show must go on

    Sarah Herrington 13.08.2020 17:08
    Im booked to come out in 5 weeks snd hope its cancelled, if not then i will have to move it. I ...
     
  • The show must go on

    Liz Falconer 13.08.2020 17:07
    We r hoping to get our holiday in benidorm in Oct hopefully the quarentine is lifted by then
     
  • The show must go on

    Liz Mullan 13.08.2020 17:06
    I had two holidays to benidorm cancelled so it was made impossible for us to go but I've booked ...

BENIDORM IS BACK OPEN!

Remember to always have a mask with you when going out.

ALSA Airport bus - Operating a reduced service to the resort

Benidorm Palace - Re Opens Friday, August 7th but only 2 shows a week Fri & Sat night

 

Cigarette Prices

  (per carton)

B&H 50.00€
Camel 47.00€
Embassy 50.00€
JPS 44.50€
L&B 48.50€
Marlboro 50.00€
Mayfair 45.00€
Silk Cut 50.00€

Tobacco 50gm x10

Golden Virginia 89.50€
Old Holborn 90€

mumsnet

What People Say

  • Upto date news and reports on things we have seen featured on tv

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9