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Getting from Alicante Airport to your Villa

Most people seem to hire a car for collection at the airport, and that makes sense if you need transport during your stay. On the other hand, lots of people have holiday homes on the Costa Blanca North, and may well have a vehicle awaiting them at that holiday home. For those people, car hire is not a sensible option.

Then, for people like me, who hate the hassle of the car hire desk queue and the drive on unfamiliar roads in an unfamiliar car, having been awake since the crack of dawn – the following option may appeal.

There is an organisation called Beni Connect, It’s a Benidorm based and family run operation, and is fully licenced and insured. It provides a shuttle service from the airport with drop offs at Calpe, Benissa, Moraira, Benitachell and Javea. The prices are 18 euros, 22, 22, 22 and 25 euros respectively.

If there’s a large family to get to Costa Blanca North, then this published service may not be cost effective. In their fleet, though, they have vehicles with 14 to 54 seats, so there’s nothing to lose by getting a price from them. However, for individual travelers and couples, the normal service is surely worth consideration, especially when you take into account the toll charges on the motorway and fuel costs when driving.

How safe is your money when you’ve pre-booked and pre-paid? Well, the organisation is part of the well respected Autocares Grupo Benidorm. It’s been operating since 2005, and in that year, with just 3 vehicles and 4 employees, moved almost 48000 people from the airport to drop off points on Costa Blanca North. Then, by the end of 2009, nearly 182000 passengers were safely collected and delivered. Look at some of the passenger reviews on their website, and you’ll realise they’ve grown because their customers have rated their value for money service very highly.

Today the team is 25 strong, operating 15 vehicles. These are not the blueprints for a cowboy outfit!

You can reach them by telephone on 0034 965 850 790 (9am to 7pm)

or by email at

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Posted by on Tuesday 17th September 2013

Volvo Ocean Race Alicante

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Volvo Ocean Race, Alicante, 4th October 2008 – 27th June, 2009.
Formerly called the Whitbread Round the World Race, the name was changed in 2001 to the Volvo Ocean Race and is one of the most grueling and dangerous races in the world.

It commences in Alicante on 4th October, 2008 and continues to Cape Town, Cochin, (India), Singapore, Qingdao (China), Rio de Janeiro, Boston, Galway, Gothenburg, Stockholm, finishing at St. Petersburg on 27th June, 2009.

There are eight teams with international sponsers competing and all are aiming to set a new world speed record.

In Alicante there are pavilions, shops and activities at the Volvo Ocean Race Village in Alicante port, open until 11th October.

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Posted by on Wednesday 8th October 2008

British Consulate Open Days

The British Consulate in Alicante is planning open days during the autumn in order to help British expatriates with information on pensions and health-care entitlement in Spain. There will also be a series of question and answer sessions with the Department for Work and Pensions.

Seating will be limited and places need to be booked on-line You can register on-line at british-nationals/pensions-benefits/open-day.

Costa Blanca sessions will take place at:

Torrevieja: Virgen del Carmen Theatre, October 8th. Javea Parador Hotel, October 15th. Orihuela Costa Town Hall, October 29th and November 5th L·Alfas del Pi: Casa de Cultura, November 19th. Mazarron: Hotel Sensol, December 3rd.

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Posted by on Wednesday 8th October 2008

Balloon Flights

You can arrange a balloon flight from Torrevieja, Alicante and Elche. The balloons fly over the area of Elche with wonderful views of the south of Alicante province. The flight takes from 8.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and includes 45 minutes flying time, inflating the balloon and champagne picnic breakfast.

The flight is very calm and silent and during the flight the balloon will ease you through the air giving you a birds eye view of Elches beautiful countryside.

An enjoyable picnic, including a refreshing glass of Spanish Champagne will be offered to you after your flight and you will receive a certificate as a momento of your experience with Aeroglobo and your pilot, Jose Antonio.

For further details call 966 637 401 or 646 798 786. For English call 660 253 387

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Posted by on Monday 6th October 2008
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