In 1952 Benidorm's fishing industry went into decline; this was a factor in encouraging the town council to approve many new development plans aimed at the tourist market. A somewhat peculiar island, with not much vegetation and full of legends, which at night is uninhabited and by day is full of visitors who do not want to miss the excursion to the island. [citation needed]. Late morning community singing, in Spanish (organised by the local council). If you want, you can. According to the 2014 census, Benidorm has a permanent population of 69,010 inhabitants, making it the fifth-most populous town in the Alicante province and the ninth in Valencian Community. That is why we want to tell you all the enigmas that are hidden behind it, as well as propose a fun excursion to the island of Benidorm, an essential requirement if you are in the town, and where you can spend a pleasant day. Today the town is responsible for a significant chunk of Spain's large tourist industry, with five million tourist arrivals per year. If you are going to visit the island, let us give you some guidelines or recommendations so that your trip is completely satisfactory and you enjoy 100% of the experience. In its Northwest part, you can find a better access to the island, and that is where there is the jetty and a single restaurant. You can also take advantage of snorkeling or scuba diving, since the seabed of the island is a delight. Poniente beach in Benidorm when the sun sets. [15], The École française Pablo-Picasso, an annex of the Lycée Français d'Alicante, a French international school, is located in Benidorm. 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Airing of the tenth series began in February 2018. Avenida Europa crosses Levante at right angles linking the western city limits with the Levante beach. Strategically, the town was also used by Bernat de Sarrià to stop the rising power of Admiral Roger of Lauria, lord of Altea, in the south of the Kingdom of Valencia.[4]. Travel to Spain and meet some of the most desired destinations in the world that you may not even know you can visit in this wonderful country. Today it is known for its hotel industry, beaches and skyscrapers and receives as many tourists from abroad as from Spain. Benidorm has been a tourist destination within Spain since 1925, when its port was extended and the first hotels were built, though it would not be until the 1950s that it became renowned as a summer destination for people coming from inland Spain, especially Madrid. Another of the myths, is about the giant Roldán, who in love with his beloved cut a piece of the mountain so that through it the rays of light passed through, illuminating and giving more time to Alda, who would die after sunset due to a curse. If you head down to the harbour in the old town you can purchase your tickets and hop on. The 2007 election gave them a one-seat majority over the PSOE,[6] but disagreements in the PP group led to a motion of censure being passed against the PP mayor in September 2009. However today the problem of drunkenness and lager louts has largely gone and Benidorm has mellowed. Once on the island, you can go through its narrow paths and discover its charm. Without a doubt, it will surprise you...! Adam. Thank you in advance. Wear comfortable footwear, so you can walk its steep paths or if you go to bathe, the proper footwear will help you to walk easily and not slip and hurt yourself. Between the two beaches lies a rocky promontory and the port. Coastal traffic increased too, bringing more wealth to the region with the town becoming a base for sea captains and the building of their vessels. He was replaced by the socialist Agustín Navarro. Intempo building is currently the fifth tallest of Spain and the tallest building in the Valencian Community. The information gathered is anonymous. Likewise, the Llosa, very close to the island, is a mountainous reef that has a cut in the sea surface of 30 m depth, which provides a plus for divers because of its great biodiversity and ecological value, where you can find many species of sea life for example denton, mulberry, octopus or bream.