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Two towns in Alicante: Altea and Guadalest, on the list of the most beautiful in Spain by National Geographic

National Geographic magazine has published a list of the most beautiful towns in Spain that “deserve a trip in 2023” and two of them are in the province of Alicante, specifically in Marina Baixa. These are two common towns in this type of listing: Guadalest and Altea.

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Alicante-Elche airport among the 100 best in the world and the 5th in Spain

The Alicante airport has been the 66th best valued aerodrome in the world in 2022 but has lost 5 places since 2019 due to the stoppage it suffered due to the covid. Alicante-Elche appears in 66th place among the best airports in the world in the 2022 Airhelp ranking.

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Tapas on the Costa Blanca: Benidorm

If you want to try tapas on the Costa Blanca, you should go to Benidorm. Away from the skyscrapers, the old town surprises with its pretty corners – and everyone gets their fill here.

Benidorm – Tapas and pintxos belong to Spain like beer and schnitzel to Germany. This gastronomic heritage can be experienced in particular in the historic center of Benidorm.

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Best weather october on record

Last month was the hottest October in Spain since records began in 1961, with an average temperature of 18ºC.

It beat the previous record, from October 2017, by 0.8ºC, according to state weather agency Aemet.

The figure was 3.6ºC higher than the average for the period of reference (1981-2010).

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Fancy Dress Party Benidorm 2022

The Fancy Dress parade is celebrated as the main day of the week of the local Benidorm Fiestas Patronales .This event is held being on the second or third Thursday of the month of November depending on the calendar.

The history of the Benidorm Fancy Dress Party began around the 1990s. This was due the Benidorm Half Marathon held on November 21 or 22 of each year, participants from  Great Britain began to congregate for this sports event, most of them  from the same Runners club.

The now Traditional End of Season Benidorm Fancy Dress Party  has grow over the past 20 years from it’s start as a Promotional gimmick by Manolo from Sinatras Bar. He offered anyone who turned up on the day a Free Drink. This offer is now not in place as the attendance is now at 40,000 plus people attending the one day street party, although 2021 was less due to the Covid Pandemic.   

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More than half of the tourists who have visited the Costa Blanca this summer will come back in 2023

Foreign tourists (six million) who have visited the Costa Blanca this summer have been satisfied or very satisfied, 55% say they intend to return in the next 12 months, according to the 2022 Visitor Satisfaction Survey

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Shake-up for entry procedures to Spain

SOME Covid-19 paperwork checks at Spain’s borders were eliminated this week.

The ministry for health noted that with effect from Tuesday it was no longer necessary for travellers from non-EU countries to fill in the form at the Spain Travel Health (SpTH) website when they enter the country by air or sea.

The decision has been taken due to the ‘evolution of the pandemic around the world’ and to ‘facilitate international travel’.

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The 1,800 flights with which the Alicante airport closes August strengthen the recovery of international tourism

The Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández airport will close August with 1,800 flights that strengthen the recovery of international tourism after the pandemic, since the terminal already reaches 90% of the operations it had before the outbreak of the health crisis despite the fact that this summer there are no flights with Russia (they moved 200,000 passengers a year) or with Ukraine due to the war in Eastern Europe.