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Issue 06/ 24 - 30 October

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Halloween: Not just for kids

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Weather This Weeks

Today 26ºC Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday

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SAMU 112 AMBULANCE 092 NATIONAL POLICE 091 / 112 LOCAL POLICE 96 680 77 66 / 092 RED CROSS 913 354 545 GUARDIA CIVIL 96 585 40 30 EMERGENCIES 112 / 085 TAXIS 96 586 18 18 BRITISH CONSULATE 96 521 61 90 TOURIST INFO 96 586 00 95 AIRPORT TRANSFERS - Fly Bus www.flybus.com 902 123 276. See our interactive Alicante Airport Buses Route Map to find convenient pick-up and drop-off points for your journey.

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Costa Blanca MARKETS Monday/Lunes Agres, Callosa d’En Sarria, Cox, Denia, Elche, Formentera, Granja de Rocamora, Ibi, La Nucia, Llocnou de Sant Jeroni, Parcent, Petrer, Penaguila, Playa de Miramar (summer evenings), Monover, Real de Gandia, Santa Pola, Sax, Xeraco

de Bellreguard (summer evenings), Rafelcofer, Rojales, Tavernes de Valldigna, Villajoyosa, Xabia (Javia), Xixona (Jijona)

Tuesday/Martes Alicante, (Rastro), Aspe, Altea, Barx, Bellreguard, Benijofar, Campo de Mirra, Castalla, Elda, Orihuela, Palma de Gandia, Piles, Playa de Piles (summer evenings), Rafelcofer, Relleu, San Fulgencio, Sella, Tibi, Villalonga, Xalo(Jalon), Xeresa

Friday/Viernes Albatera, Almoines, Banyeres, Benejuzar, Beniarres, Benidoleig, Crevillente, Daimus, Denia (Rastro), El Verger, Finestrat, Gata de Gorgos, Granja de Rocamora, L’ Alfas del Pi, Monforte del Cid, Monstesinos, Moraira, Muro de Alcoi, Oliva, Onil, Petrer, Pilar de la Horadada, Playa de Daimus (summer evenings), Rafol d’ Almunia, Sella, Tibi, Torrevieja, Villalonga.

Wednesday/Miercoles Ador, Albatera, Alcoi, Alqueries, Almoines, Banyeres, Barx, Benjema, Beniaries, Benidorm, Benilloba, Benitatxell, Biar, Callosa de Segura, Calpe (Rastro), El Cammpello, Elda, Guardamar del Segura, La Font d’en Carros, Muchamiel, Monforte del Cid, Novelda, Orba, Ondara, Petrer, Polop, Potries, Rotova, San Miguel de Salinas, Sella, Teulada

Saturday/Sabado Alcoi, Alicante, Almoradi, Alqueria, Banyeres, Bellreguard, Benifairo, Benissa, Callosa d’En Sarria, Calpe, Castalla, Castell de Castells, Catral, Elche, Elda , La Font d’En Carros, La Romana, Gaianes, Hondon de las Nieves, Novelda, Ondara, Pedreguer, Tavernes de la Valdigna (summer evenings), San Vicente del Raspeig, Salinas, Relleu, Santa Pola, Xalo (Jalon) Rastro

Thursday/Jueves Agost, Agres, Albatera, Alguena, Alicante, Aspe, Benidoleig, Cocentaina, Hondon de los Frailes, Llocnou de Sant Jeroni, Pego, Playe

Sunday/Domingo Sunday Market in Albir Benidorm, Elche, La Nucia, Campoverde, Camp de Guardamar, Algorfa, La Marina, Zoco.

CENTRO Plaza Canalejas El Torrejó. Benidorm Tel: 96 585 1311 www.benidorm.org/turismo benidorm@touristinfo.net Mon-Fri 09:00 to 21:00 h. Saturday 10:00 to 13:30 h. EUROPA Avenida Europa s/n ( C/ Ibiza) Benidorm Tel: 96 586 0095 www.benidorm.org/turismo benidormeuropa@touristinfo.net Mon-Fri 10:00 to 13:00h & 17:00 to 20:00 h. BUS STATION 96 683 1648 RINCON LOIX Avenida Derramador, s/n Benidorm Tel: 96 680 5914 www.benidorm.org/turismo benidormrincon@touristinfo.net Mon-Fri 09:00 to 21:00 h Albir Playa. Paseo de las Estrellas. Platja de l’Albir 2. C.P: 03581. L’Alfàs del Pi. Tel: 96 686 7022. www.lalfas.com alfasplaya@touristinfo.net Summer opening 09:00 to 14:00 & 17:00 to 20:00h Rest of the year Mon-Fri 09:00 to 14:00 h. L’ALFAS DEL PI Calle Federico García Lorca, 11 (Bajos Ayto.) C.P: 03580. L’Alfàs del Pi Tel: 96 588 8905 or 96 588 8265 www.lalfas.com alfasdelpi@touristinfo.net Winter Mon-Sat 09:00 to 14:00 h. Summer Mon-Thu 09:00 to 20:00 Sat-Sun 10:00 to 18:00 h.

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Hello and welcome to this weeks Buzz, it’s been a beautiful week in the Costa Blanca and with so much going on here in the area we have lots of great things to tell you about and lots of pages for you to read and enjoy. If you’re on holiday then you have seen the some of the best weather October has had for years it’s been incredible. I was in La Cala bay yesterday and the beach was full of bathers enjoying a fantastic sunny day. Normally October is one of the wettest months of the year with an average rainfall of 86mm over ten rainy days but not this year!! Halloween parties are being organised in many local bars and there are lots of restaurants that are offering a themed night with special Halloween menus so take a look at page 16 for some tips on where to go and what to do on the 31st. With only 16 days to go before the start of Benidorm Fiestas and 20 days before the British Fancy Dress Party so get your costumes ready and prepare for the biggest and best street party of the year here in Benidrom. If you love sport then turn to the back pages for the weekends preview and sporting life. There are some great fixtures to watch out for this coming weekend plus the Champions league is starting to get more interesting. Don’t forget this weekend Sunday October 27th when the clocks go back an hour. If you have any local news or events to tell us then call us or e mail we are waiting to tell everyone!! We have some great ideas for your Christmas party so check out the bars and restaurants to visit during the festive season also where to buy the ideal gifts. Look out for the very best discounts and offers so please make sure you have your VISTA CARD today. Don’t forget to tune in to VISTA Radio 96.2 FM and find out about our special weekly VISTA Card promotions and listen to the very best sounds of the 60’s 70’s and 80’s. You can also down load the phone APP on iTunes or Android simply search VISTA-RADIO or use the links on our website www.vistaradio/fm

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Camping El Raco is hosting Charity Halloween Fancy Dress Event on Saturday 2nd November from 7.15pm

The funds raised will be for the La Nucia Animal Shelter (Association Protection of Animals of La Nucia) the association organise regular events to help raise money for the animals, previous ones include 60’s night, Elvis night and race night. All great fun and for a very worth while cause. The Halloween Fancy dress night will be a fantastic evening with top class live entertainment featuring The Prospectors and Pablo Bloom with over 140 guests mostly in fancy dress, we can’t wait to show you some of the photos next week. Tickets cost 12€ that includes a 3 course meal and half a bottle of wine, amazing value alone without the

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1. Caurefour Finestrat 2. Ex Pats Super Market Villa Joyosa 3. Supermarket La Nucia 4. Mendoza Supermarket Alfaz Del Pi 5. Mendoza Supermarket Albir 6. Quick Save shop Benidorm 7. Round Town Travel Shops 8. Tourist Information offices > see page 2

fact that there are top class acts performing aswell! The fun and enjoyment aside we want to help raise money for the protection of animals and the care given by the association. We ask on their behalf to anyone who can help with a prize donation for the Tombola. All prizes will help raise money and every cent will go to the animals. Please call Mel 671459900 to donate a prize or make any contribution to the charity. Other Halloween events include a fancy dress party, a night of fun and fright with scary music and your favourite juke box requests, so go along to the Pig n Whistle Calle del Pal in the Old Town Benidorm on Friday 1st November. Also at Bar El Níu on Saturday the 2nd from 7pm live music by CHRONOS, Hallowen fancy dress optional. The Flash Tavern are hosting two Halloween events with a theme to encourage fancy dress and prizes for the the best dressed, the prizes include free holidays , free drinks and much more. Both events are free entrance and start at 9pm on Thursday 31st Halloween Night and Saturday 2nd November. Entertainment will include Thriller by Michael Jackson tribute also the famous rock band The Rebels With Cause. Enjoy 2-4-1 on some drinks sponsored by Legendario Rum and Kopparberg Naked Apple.

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Issue 06 / 24 - 30 October

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British rank first as Benidorm Hotels exceed 92% occupancy in the first half of October According to the data of the hotel survey carried out HOSBEC to its associated establishments, occupancy registered in the city of Benidorm has been of 92.1%, which means a slight increase of one-tenth above the Datum of 2012. The comparative study of hotel occupancy in the last six years puts this information in the second best of the period as can be seen from the following chart: All hotel categories have passed 91% of average occupancy. The specifics of each were as follows: 2 star hotels recorded a 95.5%, a 92.5% 3-star hotels and the hotels of 4 star a 91.2%. By nationality, the international market strengthens its importance in the city and grow to 57.4% of the total, compared with 42.6% of domestic tourists. By nationalities the British rank as first market even above the Spaniards, with 47.2% and growth in this half of the 6% to over 257,000 overnight stays. Belgians with 4.4%, followed by Dutch with 3%, Nordic countries with 1%, Portugal and France with 0.7% and Russia with 0,3%. The forecast of occupation for the second half of

October is 90.2%. Antonio Mayor pointed out that Benidorm will possibly be the Spanish tourist destination that best result of occupation going for in this month of October, even above the Canary Islands. "A good season culminates with these data and

with this fortnight Benidorm no less than 90% of occupation from the month of may, which are 10 Fortnights without ups and downs." Continues greater highlighting that a solid recovery that if everything goes as planned, will end 2013 with increments above 2.5% are confirmed.

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Mundomar Halloween with a unique dolphin show The Phantom of the Opera is the highlight of this celebration to be held in Mundomar from October 9th to November 3rd. Until November 3rd, Mundomar change its "face". Its facilities characterized by great beauty and rich environmental as well as its freshness become the largest live passage of terror for the whole family. Witches, haunted pumpkins, skeletons and ghosts become common these days in the park of exotic and marine animals of Benidorm. SHOW STAR: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA This show is set in an idyllic setting as Mundomar dolphinarium which becomes a large outdoor theater where thousands of spectators will be the stars of the love story between Diva Christine and the Phantom. A story in which either lack the mystery and drama. This show will be represented in Mundomar in coordination with the dolphins of the complex which will be the theme of this story in which the public can enjoy, among other things, live opera which will be enriched with the exercises performed by the dolphins

themselves and their coaches . In this way, the phantom of the opera becomes a unique show because it combines the participation of these amazing marine mammals and the artistic, staging and decor that means adapting the work to the park's facilities. NEW SHOWS "The Enchanted Forest" (parrot show) The Mundomar parrot family will live a fastpaced and terrifying Halloween adventure. These smart little friends are accomplices of a girl lost in a dark and haunted forest. For out of this forest, the small should learn to take care of tropical birds and pass a series of tests of the hands of two scout ghost that guide her through the process. "The Munsters" (sea lion) This terrific family visits Mundomar on Halloween to involve all park visitors from their wild adventures. However, among the protagonists stands the group of sea lions of Mundomar which will make the audience to die laughing with their antics.

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The Merseybeats will perform at the Benidorm Palace on November 3rd. This legendary band from Liverpool became famous in the 60´s thanks to songs like 'I think of you' or 'I will break your heart'. Note that its performances at the Cavern Club in that decade were really valued by the young audience of the time and along with other bands like The Beatles or Gerry & The Peacemakers converted to Liverpool in one of the activity musical centers in Britain and also in the world.

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Charity Race Night for MacMillan at Margys Bar

A great night was had by all at Margys Bar Calle Mirador Banidorm last Friday night, a full house of locals enjoyed the fun and free buffet laid on by Colin the owner. Every race collected 1€ from each race goer for the MacMillan charity a fantastic pub event for a very important cause.

Agents of the national police force here in Benidorm, have arrested five individuals in the town of Altea, all males between the ages of 29 and 48 for the alleged crime of drug trafficking. The research began after finding the distribution and sale of narcotics in a bar run by one of the detainees, located in the town centre. Following this they proceeded to arrest his son, nephew, one of the waiters and a client of the bar for falsifying documents. Later after raiding the home of the said individual the police confiscated 85 grams of marijuana, a rifle, numerous ammunition of different caliber, two local police

badges, a ministers of justices badge and 7.075 euros hidden in a safe deposit box. They also searched a local Pizzeria and although nothing of any value was found, it was noted that the premises were exercising extreme security measures. The house next door which belonged to the nephew of the main detainee was searched and around 9 grams of cocaine was retrieved, several pieces of hashish, a precision scale for weighing the drugs, two hallucinogenic mushrooms and 4.483 euros in cash. They are all awaiting sentencing.

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Poppy Appeal Fund Raising of Brits and therefore great support for the collectors. Also performing at the time was the Prospectors who made an announcement to get the attention of the guests and asked for their generosity, the girls found themselves pinning Poppy's onto anything that was available which in some cases was not much!!!!

Poppy Appeal 2013 Benidorm was launched on 16th October by the Mayor of Benidorm Augustin Navarro together with Paul Rodwell from the British Consul and regional chairman Chris Wyatt. The event was attended by many locals and holiday makers. A big thank you from the speakers including the Mayor for the collectors who not only performed a fantastic job on the day of the parade but also until Remembrance Day 11th November at 11am. I spoke to Victoria and Lisa who were collecting for the Poppy Appeal, I found them at Tiki Beach Bar that was full

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A big thank you to all including Victoria and Lisa from ALBA CONSULTAS who collected over 200â‚Ź on the day. Remember the fund raising continues until the 11th of November so there is plenty of time to make your donation and wear your Poppy with pride.


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Issue 06 / 24 - 30 October

entertainment

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Exclusive Interview with Simon Patrick Elvis Tribute at the Rock and Roll House Benidorm.

Working for eight years exclusively at the Rock and Roll House, Simon Patrick the number one Elvis Tribute Act told me “ Im happy here the people are lovely I get so many e mails asking when I will be here so they can plan their holidays.” From March onwards the season starts for Simon all the way through to Christmas. Then he will chill out for a couple of months to recharge before the next season. Simon explained “I have a lot of contacts back home and very soon has some big shows in Blackpool and Leeds for three days performing together with a seven piece band, then on the 8th November the band will be flying out here for a week performing with me for the ninth anniversary of the Rock and Roll House with a full Vegas Show, the first time ever that I have done this in Benidorm.” Simon explained that money being limited around the venues in Benidorm to pay for live bands to perform was because that the entertainment was free here, no one charges for entry and you know most places in the world offering four acts a night would charge, at home in the UK you can pay like £10 easily for a night of entertainment. So I asked Simon about the Shaky and Elvis Show “ I have been performing live with Dean Ryan now for four years we met up and became buddy’s. His passion is Shaky and so is mine as well as Elvis so we are both passionate about what we do. I couldn’t do a show with just anyone it’s a special chemistry

we have and works really well.” “We do 30 minutes individually then perform a Rock and Roll party duo, there is an amazing energy between us and the public love it”. Talking about where the customers come because the venue is almost full every night, so being situated across form the Flamingo Oasis hotel, the Melia, and the Levante Club and being all inclusive doesn’t stop them coming out. Simon turned up in Benidorm after making a decision to perform abroad, “So I said to my mum Im going to give it ago abroad and decided I was going to Benidorm.” I put a little money in my pocket and had with me my backing tracks and costume, I turned up in Benidorm I had nowhere to live so I asked around doing a bit of homework.”

“My First ever show was at the Pig n Whistle following a performer called Neil St John then I walked into the Rock and Roll House and said I will perform for free for half an hour, if you like me then great!, its actually all been plain sailing.” “They gave me a chance, I took it and never looked back”. I said you are recognised all over the town and have many many fans that visit from all over Europe, how do you take that? Simon said “I really do love it here I have some great friends and love my fans the people who I meet here are having fun and enjoying themselves that’s what Benidorm is all about.” “Working for the owners here could not be better

Countdown Benidorm Fiestas British Fancy Dress Fun day Thursday 14th November Starts Saturday November 9th ends Wednesday 13th – 11th & 12th are Bank Holiday Days. With only 16 days to go before the start of Benidorm Fiestas and 20 days before the British Fancy Dress Party so get your costumes ready and prepare for the biggest and best street party of the year here in Benidrom. If you have been in Benidorm before then you will already know how much fun and how

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the whole town becomes a crazy place for both Spanish and English who celebrate for almost a week. Finale starts about 5pm with parade 60+ floats, bands etc starts at 5.30pm and with a superb firework display at the beach in the Old Town’s Poniente from approx 9pm always after the parade ends. Banger display at 2pmeach day at the Plaza Triangular.

they are my friends and we understand each other, I respect them we have a great understanding I don’t ever let them down and the are the same with me.” “I go back home every third week for a week make sure my mums ok have a little rest keep my freshness then come back feeling great”. We talked about the Elvis Fiesta in Benidorm with the third year coming up in April 2014 this started in Wales every September it started off with 200 people and now attracts thousands there. “I am headlining again here in Benidorm this next year and its just getting bigger and bigger each year.

“They gave me a chance, I took it and never looked back”. The Fiesta is held at the Melia Hotel and the Rock and Roll House Elvis fans from all over Europe attend it great for the town and is a very special event.” Simon was the winner of the Elvis European Competition in 2010 and went to the world finals in Memphis coming sixth place, you can see Simon performing live at the Rock and Roll House from 20th November and together with many great acts for the Ninth Anniversary of the Rock and Roll House.


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travel around Issue 06 / 24 - 30 October

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Calpe Oktoberfest Beer Festival October 24-3 Nov

How to get to Calpe

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BUS: www.alsa.es You need to go to the main bus station located at: Paseo els Tolls s/n. Once there, you need to get to the lower floor and you will see the ALSA ticket office. Just ask for information on how to get to Calpe. TRAIN: www.tramalicante.es The train station is near Avenida Beniarda. You can get your ticket to Calpe via machine or in desk. The TRAM starts at 6.30am ands ends at 23.30pm every day.

The "Oktoberfest" is the Calpe Beer festival, organised by the Carnival Club of Calpe. The 26th festival dates are still to be confirmed but are around October/November behind the Club de Tennis in the Partida Gargasindi (opposite the Silene de Ifach Nursery). The Mayor will inaugurate the Fiesta by opening the first barrel of beer at 20:00 hours. During the ten days of fiesta, the tent will open to the public at 18.00 hours, the music will start playing an hour later. As usual, in this spectacular celebration of a taste of Germany,

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it is expected that over 10,000 people will pass through the tent during the 10 days of celebration. - Non-stop Party & entertainment. - Music & Dancing with Steinsberger - Night Fever Party with Steinsberger. - Oldie night with music from the 70's, 80's & 90's. - Live Music from other bands (to be confirmed) including - New Orleans Hot Dogs band. - Country Music Night

CAR: N-332 By car is the direct way to get to Calpe. Just go onto the N332 direction Valencia and in 20Km you will get to Calpe. Go in the first exit you will see after going through Altea - Altea Hills - Mascarat tunels. You will go down to Calpe and you just need to follow the signs. Remeber the OKTOBERFEST is situated just behin the Tennis Club.


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food & drink Issue 06 / 24 - 30 October

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Benidorm Gastronomy 2013. The Rice Dish Days

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ust fifty meters from Poniente Beach the restaurant La Cuina de Ponent is an amazing dining experiance, I went there as part of the Benidorm Gastronomy event, I was accompanied by friends consisting of three nationalities, Dutch, Spanish and myself British. The room has capacity for 60 guests, Mediterranean décor sea blue, and wood, a warm and welcoming place. But what really makes "La cuina", a team led by the husband and wife Miguel Ángel and Maria Elena. Chef Miguel Angel Avila was born in Madrid. His culinary hobby began in 1996. Training as a chef at the prestigious school of cuisine restaurant El Cenador de

Salvador, his education continued at different restaurants in Alicante and Madrid, Asturias, finally settling in Benidorm and then creating La Cuina de Ponent in June 2006. Maria Elena, looks after the front of house with great care and professionalism, offering a friendly and first class service. The treatment you have is as if you had been dining there for years. Maria Elana , speaks English and French, and specializes in wine tasting so choosing a wine to acompany your meal is always easier. The restaurant offers specialist cuisine of rice, one of Spain’s most popular and famous dishes. Rice dishes seem simple but are full of complicity there are many recipes and styles. Their style of the cooking offers natural flavors and seasonal products. I am a novice when it comes to Spanish cooking and like most Brits I have eaten tapas, tapas and more tapas also Paella and grilled meats. I am loving the different tastes of Spanish cuisine and was most excited to try something new. The table was decorated in white cloth, the water glasses were light blue and the settings were stylish. We were served fresh bread together with a selection of dips, a very light creamy ali oli that simply melted in your mouth also a tomato and herb dip with a distinctly fresh tomato taste. The menu served started with the best Pate I have ever experienced, really I mean I have never had anything like it. Earthy but smooth made from Fois Gras it was served on a sharing plate between two so there was no need for struggling to reach or pass food around the table. The other starter was similar to an egg

mayonnaise salad, I was told it was ensaladilla rusa (RUSSIAN SALAD) it was so fresh the kitchen probably made it to order, Using the fresh bread and loading on these wonderfull toppings was great, eating with fingers and chatting around the table made the start of the lunch really relaxed and fun. Next came Croquetas (Croquettes) light breaded soft and slightly crispy with a mouth watering cheesy filling absolutely gorgeous. The Rueda Viejo crisp white wine was a perfect complement to the meal and was being enjoyed by us all. I must say as the food was so good I was getting really excited about the main course and I wasn’t dissapointed. Rice with lobster, the rice was with a tasty sauce so it was soft and juicy not as I expected I thought rice dishes were dryer like Paella and the lobster claw was delicately placed on the top. It was delicious and a great lunch time main dish as I felt it was light and easy to digest. The meal was followed by a Sorbet and then a choice of desserts and coffee, the experience was so good I will be going back to show this simply delightful place to all my friends. The menu is available on line to download and offers meats, fish even they have hamburgers so take a look and discover for yourself something special.

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Still Number 1 favourite British meal Fish n Chips at RAYS II The British visitors and many locals enjoy a regular feast of the famous favourite from back home FISH & CHIPS. June & Steve from Leeds are the owners of Rays ll since 1985 and continue to put a big smile on the faces of their customers by serving top quality fish and chips. So what makes Rays ll stand out from the rest and makes the real difference to the quality? So I went along to talk to June and Steve to find out more. June explained “the prime Icelandic Cod is skinless and boneless the best chunky fish fillets cooked fresh for each order. Also we use only high grade sunflower seed oil making your fish and chips vertically cholesterol free”. So what about the chips I asked “Chips are not just chips you can find all sorts

of chips around thin, fat, literally hundreds of types, we our proud of our chips at Rays 11 you get fresh potato chips not frozen and they are cooked to perfection”. The menu includes A very special offer of White Fillet Fish, Chips and Mushy Peas for only - 3.75€. Other special menus include 5.25€ with a choice of 7 desserts. And if you don’t want Fish and Chips then the special price includes a choice of homemade chicken curry with rice or southern fried chicken breast and chips. There are so many choices its amazing and something for everyone which is great if you’re in a group or as a family. Rays ll are famous for the quality of the fish so for me I had to try it, the choice from Haddock or Cod served with bread & butter mushy peas tea or coffee or a lager shandy for only 7.95€ I thought was extremely good value. The batter was golden and crispy and when cutting through to the chunky white fillet you could see how soft and tender the fish was. It tasted amazing and together with the mushy peas and delicious chunky chips I was appreciating every moment. The portion size was generous in fact I had no space for a dessert although I had noticed that the menu has a host of British favourites that include homemade apple crumble, trifle, cheesecake treacle or jam sponge and custard, chocolate fudge cake with hot chocolate sauce are just some of the desserts available. June and Steve gave me some of the history because I had like most people who have been to Benidorm noticed that there are three Fish and Chip Restaurants called Rays. Rays 1 is in the Old Town and was the first Rays Chippy in Benidorm but is not the same owners as Rays 11. The original Rays team together with June and Steve included the three restaurants until they made them independent. June and Steve are the owners of Rays 11 and you can easily find them just behind EuroTabaco on the main Avenida Mediterraneo in the Rincon only one street back from the beach front. You can stop by at Rays for snacks, sandwiches & rolls from 2.30€ and other food choices include Liver & Onions, Homemade Faggots, Homemade Pies, Steak and Kidney Puddings, Burgers, Sausages, Fish Fingers, Fresh Salads with Coleslaw, Chilli Con Carne and many more home cooked specials. We recommend you visit Rays ll and don’t forget to mention you have seen them in the Weekly Buzz. Their VISTA CARD offer is 10% off the main menu. The prices and special offers in this article can only be found in Rays II.

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01 Beach Terrace Bar Edf. Torre Principado, Av de Madrid, Local 26. 672 856 131. 10% Discount. Descuento de 10%. 02 Mailbox Benidorm Calle Ibiza num 16, bajo 3, Benidorm New Town, Benidorm, 03503. 965853586. Vista Offer, Visit us and get FREE Internet Access 15 mins 03 Daytona Rock Bar Playa de Levante. 667 463 382. 20% Discount off drinks. Descuento de 20% en bebidas. 04 Lazy Cow Avenida de Madrid. 965 040 624. Free bottle of wine with 2 main meals on Tuesday & Wednesday. Free shot with first drink. Los Martes y Miercoles una botella de vino gratis con dos comidas. Chupito gratis con su primer bebida. 05 Guinness Bar Playa de Levante. 965 853 062 /659 411 879. 20% off. Descuento de 20%. 06 Pick a Card (Indoor market) Number 69/70 www.bbballoons.net 669997272 vista offer 5% discount 07 KU Lounge Avenida de Alcoy 6, Playa de Levante. 607 744 802. 20% Discount off all drinks. Descuento de 20% en bebidas. 08 Yorkshire Pride 3 Calle Dr Severo Ochoa, Rincon de Loix. 649788 887. Free Shot on Arrival. Chuptito gratis. 09 Wooky Hollow 1 Calle Gerona 7, Benidorm – Free Shot (opposite Yorkshire Pride 1) 10 Moon Beach Lounge Bar Avenida de Alcoy 6, Playa de Levante. 965 850 919/607 744 802. 20% Discount off all drinks. Desuento de 20% en bebidas. 11 Payro Avenida Mediterráneo, 42 Spend 100 euros In Shop And Receive A 10€ Discount. 12 Rachels Bar Avd Doctor Severo Ochoa 6. 635 688 885. - Free Shot & VISTA offers of the day 13 Red Dog Western Bar Calle Lepanto. 679 179 424. Free Shot. Chupito gratis 14 Newlife Alteanos 5, Calle Jaen 8, Benidorm New Town, Benidorm, 03503 15 Sinatras Entertainment Calle Ibiza 12. 679 179 424. Venue 10% Discount. Descuento de 10%. 16 Yorkshire Pride 2 Calle Londres. 649 788 887. Free Shot on Arrival. Chupito gratis. 17 Yorkshire Pride 1 Calle Gerona 5. 649 788 887. Free Shot on Arrival. Chupito gratis.

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18 Sharkys Avd doctor Severo Ochoa 36 Opposite the car park at Camping el Raco. Vista offer Free ice cream with your menu 19 The Last Stop Karaoke Sports Bar. Calle Gerona. 10% discount off drinks. Descuento de 10% en bebidas. 20 The Plaza Avenida de Estocolmo. 696 493 685. Free Shot on Arrival. Chupito gratis. 21 Golden Doner Kebap Calle Emilio Ortuño 6, Local 2 Benidorm, Old Town Benidorm. 607 329 141 Free Shot 22 Tikki Beach Playa de Levante. 660 26 1052. 10% off all food. Descuento de 10% en comidas. 23 Why Not Bar Avenida del Mediterraneo 41, 649 788 887. Free Shot on Arrival. Chupito gratis. 24 Triangle Karaoke Bar Avenida de Estocolmo 3. 696 493 685. Free Shot on Arrival. Chupito gratis. 25 Tropical Entertainment Bar Avd Doctor Severo Ochoa. 10% off with Vista 26 Tiki City Calle Gerona. Free shot. Chupito gratis 27 Bodhran Irish bar Calle Doctor Orts Llorca. 965 860 093. Free baby Guinness. Guiness pequeño gratis 28 The Spring Chicken Calle Londres 5&6. Vista offer 3 for the price of 2 on Bottled Amstel 29 Segway Tours Benidorm , Phone : 607333300 Vista offer: 5€ discount when you book your segway tour 30 Grill House Avenida del Mediterráneo 33. 639115299. 10% Discount on all food and drinks. Descuento de 10% en bebidas y comidas 31 El Italiano Plaza Triangular 965859533. 20% off bill with Vista Card between 12-7pm. Free glass of cava after 7pm. All offers exclude Menu del Dia 32 Royal Queens Hotel Plaza constitucion 5, Old Town Benidorm. 10% off Restaurant Dining 33 The Magic Roundabout Calle Ibiza. 696 493 685. Free glass of wine with meal. Una copa de vino gratis con la comida. 34 Rays II Chippy Av. Mediterraneo 58. 10% off plus free dessert. (Excludes specials, minimum spend 7€) Descuento de 10% y un postre gratis. 35 Flash Hotel Avd Derramador num 2, Benidorm New Town, Alicante, 03503 Flash hotel in Benidorm offers a 10% discount off your final bill in the Flash bar with your Vista Card.

36 Stretford End. Calle Londres 966 807 424 /626 270 860. Free bottle of bubbly for groups. Una botella de champan gratis para los grupos 37 Spice of Life Indian Restaurant Calle Doctor Orts Llorca 11. 965 866 881/660 148 620 Buy one dish get one free or 10% off the A la Carte menu. Compra una comida y le damos una comida gratis o descuento de 10% del menú a la carte. 38 India Gate C/ Gerona nº 2. 636 059 785. 10% off the a la carte menu. Descuento de 10% del menu a la carte. 39 Margys Bar Calle Mirador Benidorm - 672 563 329 10% OFF DRINKS AND FOOD 40 Aqualandia CLOSED 41 Benidorm Palace Avenida Severo Ochoa 13. 673 652 340. 3€ discount when you book with Vista www.vistacostablanca.com. Descuento de 3€ cuando hace su reserve con Vista Costa Blanca. www.vistacostablanca.com 42 ADA Scooter Rental Calle Castellon Benidorm 966 877 844 Save 20% off YoYo hire 43 Come y Calla Avenida de Madrid Playa Levante. Benidorm 676 091378 Bottle of CAVA Free with 2 meals 44 Amigo 24 Opposite Benidorm Market. 966 831 690. 10% off mini Scooter Hire. Descuento de 10% de mini scooter. 45 Rock and Roll House Avenida Doctor Severo Ochoa 6, 965 856 020. 2-4-1 on bottles of Cruzcampo. Dos botellas de cruzcampo de precio de una. 46 Topo Gigio: Avenida Mediterraneo 9. 10% off with Vista Card. 47 Klee Kafee Calle Pal 9. 688 654 349. FREE Shot and a night of great entertainment at our SHOW BAR, with some of the best drag acts in Spain and from all over the world. Special Vista Card deals available when you book your party here with us. 48 Jumping Jacks – Calle Gerona 17, Benidorm – Free Shot 49 Euroclinica Rincón - Diagnostic Clinic and Dentist. Avenida dr. Severo Ochoa 6. 96 6830849 / 96 586 7801. (24hrs) Free Dental Check up. Revision dental gratis 50 Europound Indoor Market. 664 43 514 Get an extra rate on English Pounds exchange 51 Brujula Bike and Scooter Rental – Av Europa No 20, Benidorm 965856327 – 5% Discount 52 The Tartan Bar – Av Meditteraneo 43,

Next to the Black Chicken – Free Shot 54 Bar Silhouette Calle Amsterdam 4, Benidorm 602 544 747 FREE Shot and 10% off the bar bill 55 White Horse Avenida de Estocolmo 7. Free shot. 56 Subway Buy one get one free. Beach Front, Av Alcoy, Benidorm. 966 806400 57 Subway Buy one get one free Next to Burger King, Rincon, Av Estocolmo2 – 966 830546 59 Peggy Sue Avda de Ruzafa 11, Old Town Benidorm 966 812327 – Free Pink Lemonade 61 Jokers Calle Filipinas / Calle Lepanto. 965 862 849. Save 10% on your drinks 62 Chaplins Calle Mallorca 7. 965869430. Stag or Hen get a free drink of their choice and a free shot for the group. 63 Sinatras Sports Calle Mallorca 12. 966807380. 10% discount. Descuento de 10%. 65 The Big Willy Joke Shop Calle Gerona 23, Next to Tiki City opposite Hotel Marina. 66 Terra Natura 5€ Discount / Descuento 67 KM Playa Beach Front, Av Alcoy Benidorm. Free Shot 68 Casbah Lounge Av Madrid 32, Beach front Rincon de Loix – Buy 2 meals and get a FREE bottle of wine 69 The Sun Calle Lepanto opposite the taxi rank, near Jokers Disco. Vista offer: Free Sun newspaper with 2 meals or breakfasts 70 Benidorm Crazy Golf Avenida Mediterraneo 54, Save 5€ with a Group of 6+ 71 Curry Mile Av Severa Ochoa 38 - 15% off 40€ a la carte menu 73 Juke Box Avenida De Roma 9 - 634 041 767. 10% off food any time. Descuento de 10% de comida. 74 Tattoo Land Avd Mediteraneo 66. Bajo 58. Special offers for group bookings. 10% Discount off tattoos above 100 euros. Ofertas especiales para grupos. Descuento de 10% en tatuajes de 100 euros o mas. 75 Laser medical Avenida Europa 8 1,c. Benidorm Amazing discounts with VISTA Call (0034) 638674524 drgustavofernando@hotmail.com 76 Irish Connection Celtic football club bar...free themed CD with first round of drinks CALLE IBIZA 9. LOCAL 13/14 NEXT

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advertise with us AND GET NOTICED FOR AS LITTLE AS 20€/WEEK TO THE MAGIC ROUNDABOUT RESTAURANT,BENIDORM 03503 77 Zenet Handy Man Home improvements Finestrat/ Benidorm, Villajoyosa, Altea, Finestrat, Alfaz Del Pi, Tel. Number: 616 694 776 / 649 873 780. 10% Discount off your bill with your Vista Card. Descuento de 10%. 78 Hotels TV Calle Lepanto 28, Benidorm - Free Airport Transfer with each Hotel Booking. www.hotels.tv costablanca@hotels.tv – 965854673 79 Caraby Dog Hotel/Boarding Kennels. C.N.332 Km 148, Variante Benidorm, 660 103 003. 50 euros off dog obedience training. 20% discount off doggrooming. Descuento de 50 euros en entrenamiento de perros y 20% de descuento en peluqueria canina. 80 Benibike - Avda Ametlla del mar,4, In front of Burger King rincon de Loix . 672 222 250 Save 1€ per person on the BeniBike Beer Tour. Descuento de 1 euro per personna. 82 El Teatro Entertainment venue, parties, karaoke and flamenco, group bookings welcome. Calle Gerona Benidorm 10% discount with Vista Card 83 The Black Chicken - Local 43 Av Mediterraneo 12 Benidorm also from Calle Gerona - Free Shot with VISTA CARD 84 Movilquick Avenida Almendros 18 Old Town Benidorm- 965046000 www.movilquick.net Free case for you mobile when you have it unlocked or 5% discount on all repairs. Opposite vodaphone shop near Feu Vert. NEW Shop INSIDE Carrefour HIPERMARKET Ctra Nueva de Finestrat. Km 5 Finestrat 85 John & Josephs Calle Gerona – Free Glass of Wine or beer with main meal 86 Marco Polo Expediciones Outdoor Activity and Rental Centre. Avenida Europa, num 5 Levante Area. Next to Cafe de Paris. 0034 965 863 399 www.marcopoloexpediciones.es 87 Class Kids Avenida Mediterraneo, 44, Benidorm New Town, 03501 965857515 15% Discount 87 UK TV Spain El Tossalet, Alicante, 03580. Discounts available on quotation 88 Monroes Carvery Avenida de Europa 11, Playa de Levante, Benidorm, 03503 - Free Cake and CAVA for parties of 10+ 89 Papagayo Beach Bar & Restaurant - Av Armada Espanola 25, Benidorm. Pizza margarita and caña only 6.50€ 91 Pauls Diner Coblanca 6, Avenida Mediterraneo num 58, Rincon De Loix, Benidorm, 03503. Ask staff for your vista card offer 92 Leonor Beauty Avenida Mediterráneo 66, Coblanca 8, Local 4. OFFER : With your oxygen and vitamin C facial cleanse, receive a free “tired legs” treatment all for only 35€! 93 Talk of the Coast - Walk way between Calle Gerona and Avd

Mediterraneo. 2 x1 on bottles of Amstel with Vista Card 94 Edificio Carabelas Torreyago Holiday Rentals. Calle manila, número 2, Benidorm New Town, Benidorm, 03503 965859414 info@lascarabelas.com 95 Simply Delicious Avenida Ametlla Del Mar 26, Rincon De Loix,Benidorm, 03503 Free Sausage Roll with a tea or coffee 96 El Barril Avenida Mediterráneo 37 Edificio Las Flores 03503 Benidorm 965859018 www.bodegaelbarril.com 1/2 point on exchange with Vista Card. Other Shop Locations: Calle Gerona Edificio Waldorf Avenida Mediterraneo 49, Edificio Fontana 97 4 Kings 10% Discount on Food! Avenida del Mediterráneo 43, Benidorm New Town. 98 E GO BICI Avda Armada, Poniente 966 809 151 Weekend Hire Foldable bike only 30€ 100 L’Originale Avda Doctor Orts Llorca. Benidorm 965 858 752 Buy One Get Second Half Price 101 Cayman Levante Beach Limo and Dinner only 39€pp 10% off the snack menu 12-7pm 102 The Castle Inn 4 Calle Finestrat. Benidorm 10% off food bill 103/104 Round Town Travel offices in Benidorm, on-line at www.roundtowntravel.com or call (0034) 966 867 294 (English Speaking). Collect your Free VISTA CARD and buy your discounted tickets to the parks 105 The Pitt Calle Gerona (opposite Jumpin Jacks) 3 for the price of 2 Jaeger Bombs 965851613 106 Dr White Teeth Whitening Indoor Market Mercaloix Benidorm. The Original Dr White(Indoor Market) Teeth Whitening 8 To 12 Shades Whiter No Laser No Pain Normally 89euro Now 65euro +Aftercarekit 107 24 Hour Chemist Avda del Mediterraneo 29. Benidorm 03503 Open every day 96 681 2608 108 7 Palms Avd De La Armada Española, Poniente 634181441 110 Picadilly Corner Avda Cuenca/ Calle Gerona. Vista offer: free glass of sangria 111 The New Beatles Calle Murcia 1, 698 391036 - 2 Bottle Amstel 1.50€ 112 Sawasdeeka Thai Massage Av Castellon - Save 10% off Massage 113 Barnies Bar C/ Almeria 23 -10% off main meals 965 852 296 114 The New Ibrox Calle Lepanto 9 (was TheVillage Pub) vista offer: buy two get one free on Jaeger bombs 115 Isla Cristina Calle Gerona (opposite India Gate) -

965069430 Bottle of wine with a meal for 2 (excluding menu del dia) 116 Lal Qila Avda Doctor Severo Ochoa 2, 632 805346 - 15% off a la carte menu (min 40€ spend) 117 Kebabish Avda Doctor Severo Ochoa ask staff for your vista offer

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El Paraiso Bar Restaurant Calle Puig Campana 3. 965 878 474. Spend 25 € or more for a free bottle of wine. Gasta 25€ o mas para una botella de vino gratis. Clinica Veterinaria Finestrat Calle Figueretes 31ª . 965878163 Fitness Corpore Poligono Industrial Finestrat. 965 86 05 86. Save 20% on VIP membership also 20% off personal training programme and supplements. Come and try us for 1 free visit with Vista Card. Primer visita gratis con su vista card. Mountain retreat Casa Cristina no 10. Tappiada marraix, Finestrat, Benidorm, 03509. Vista offergroups of 6 or more get one FREE Route 66 Avd Rosa dels Vents 17. La Cala de Finestrat. Vista offer: free side dish with any menu.

Villajoyosa

AJL Mechanics Poligono Industrial 96 685 0672 50% off pre ITV check Karting La Vila N-332 / km 143, Vilajoyosa, Alicante, 03570. 965894676 Save 3.50€ per person with Vista Card Maharaja Indian Restaurant Avenida del Puerto 7, Vilajoyosa, Alicante, 03570. Free bottle of wine with any two main meals.

Old Town Benidorm

02 Bodegon Aurrera 2 Santo Dominigo St, Old Town Benidorm, 10% off 618131873 03 La Taperia 10% off. 10 Santo Doming Street, Alicante, Benidorm 618131873 04 El Italiano Buy one meal get 2nd half price all day until 8pm (excluding other meal offers) Plaza Triangular, Plaza Hispanidad 3 Benidorm Tel: 965 859 533 05 La Cava Aragonesa Free bottle of CAVA with a Combo 4 Tapas / La Tabla. Plaza de la Constitucion 2, Calle Martínez Oriola, Old Town . Benidorm, 966801206 06 Klee Kaffe Show Bar Free Shot on Arrival. Calle Pal 9, Old Town Benidorm 688654349 07 Pizzeria Avanti 3 Travasia San Miguel, Coles Street Corner, Old Town Benidorm, 15% off the bill between 13.00 13.30 / 19.30-20.30. 618131873 08 La Braseria 10 Santo Domingo St, Old Town Benidorm, Benidorm, 10% off. 618131873 09 Sidreria Aurrera Santo Dominigo St, Old Town Benidorm,

buzz@vistacostablanca.com 10% off. 618131873 10 Pintoxs Aurrera Santo Dominigo St, Old Town Benidorm, 10% off 618131873 11 Golden Doner Kebap C/ Emilio Ortuno 6. Benidorm 607 32 91 41 10% Vista Discount . 10% Descuento 12 Toy Planet Benidorm 10% discount off fancy dress costumes. 10% de descuento en disfraces. 13 La Ropita del Covi Calle Antonio Ramos Carratala, nº 20. 966 809 227. Different offers on each day. Diferentes ofertas cada dia. 14 Riccio & Cappricio Calle Ruzafa num 51-55, 96 586 35 41. A free Keratin treatment when you have colours or streaks. Regalan con color o mechas un tratamiento de Keratina. 15 Estetica MJ fuster Natural health center. Calle Gerona,Centro comercial,La Noria ,planta 2,local 14. 965 868 128. 10% Discount on DRELIMPUR. 10% de desuento en el tratamiento DRELIMPUR. 16 Peggy Sue Avda de Ruzafa 11, Old Town Benidorm 966 812327 – Free Pink Lemonade 17 Reparaciones de Relojes Watch Repairs Calle Dr Perez Llorea, Edif .Enbenada Local 14. 965855924 18 Pancho El Hungaro San Pedro 1 over looking Dove Park (next to Refuel Bar) Vista card holders get 10% discount on the bill. 19 MovilQuick Avenida Almendros, Local 18, Old Town Benidorm, Benidorm, 03501 Unlock your mobile phone and receive a free case! Or get 5% discount on all reparations NOW OPEN IN CARREFOUR 20 Pig n Whistle Calle Pal 5 Old Town (opposite the Rich Bitch Show Bar) 21 Isla Cristina Edificio Cire, Local 8, Calle Girona, 3 22 Spec Savers - C/ Gambo 2, Old Town Benidorm 965 859 577 specsavers.es 30% discount 23 Keyhole Bar La gavina 20 , Benidorm 03501 Friendly atmosphere,home cooked food,free bottle of wine with two steak meals 24 Tabernita del Sur Calle Santo Domingo 6. Esq Plaza Constitucion. www.grupoaurerra.com vista offer: with any food order get 1 litre Rebujito 1/2 price!

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During the next six weeks we hope to have the response from the owners with their comments to the reviews made on Tripadvisor. We welcome Restaurant & Bar owners to have their say, so don’t delay e-mail us to: buzz@vistacostablanca.com Restaurante Aitona Ruzafa, 2. Benidorm

“Not what it used to be....”

Reviewed August 29, 2013 Have not been back since there was a cockroach running around in the bread basket! We have eaten at Aitona since the -70ties and always liked it there. But nowadays the staff is not bothering about being pleasant anymore. We arrived early in the evening to be sure to get a table outside. But we probably disturbed the staff during their brake. When the food eventually arrived it was OK, but not worth the price they charged. We wanted coffee and cake as dessert. They hadn´t plugged in the coffee machine! More waiting...then the coffee arrived. We said we wanted the cake at the same time. But NO! In Spain you do not have coffee AND cake as dessert!!! We have always thought that it is up to the customer to choose when they want the cake. So we told them, we did not want any cake. We will NEVER go back!

“Great Spanish restaurant in Benidorm.”

Reviewed July 22, 2013 Large very Spanish interior with a great ambiance. Most of the clientele were Spanish. I had a beautiful fish and shellfish platter. Large prawns, langoustines, clams, mussels, hake, swordfish and salmon. Much too much food but it was one of the best seafood platters that I have had. Two could easily share! Wine was good and the complimentary cake and liquor was a great touch! Would certainly go again.

“Not as good as some.”

Reviewed May 10, 2013 This restaurant is situated in a small plaza just down from the multistory carpark in Ave. Ruzafa,Benidorm. There are a number of restaurants and cafe/bars here but this one looks the best with indoor and outdoor seating. Decent sized tables and chairs plus a voluble waiter make this a reasonably pleasant dining experience. However, we (5) had the menu del dia at €10 and I have to say that although there was four courses, yes, four! I’m afraid I was not too impressed with the quality of the food. I note the other comments and it may be that in going for the set daily menu instead of from the book meant that the quality was lower but I have had a lot better in Spanish restaurants.

Peggy Sue’s Benidorm Avda. Ruzafa, 11, BENIDORM

“Good Food, quirky place”

Reviewed August 8, 2013 We ate here whilst visiting Benidorm - wonderfully themed and decorated, very clean and the service was excellent. The food was authentic and tasted lovely - well presented and good quality. Not the cheapest restaurant but you get what you pay for. Each table has a little juke box which you use to choose music, my little girl thought it was great - Elvis playing over and over again! A real find and something different. Reviewed July 30, 2013 Place for my girls 10 birthday. Spotless clean and fantastic pink themed small restaurant. In old town but up quieter street next to taxi rank. You order a burger and that’s what you get just a burger, sides are ordered seperately. Not cheap not expensive but for a girls treat very nice and different from usual restaurants.

“Good Food, Good Theme.”

“100% Worth Visiting!”

“Nice place for girls party.”

Reviewed July 14, 2013 we had a meal in this 1950’s Themed Diner which is situated Just as you cross over into the Old town. Just a small place with around a dozen tables and really well decorated according to the theme. Each Table has a little table top Juke Box which is a nice touch. Food was really good quality and was one of the better Burgers I have ever had. However for 4 Burgers and Chips and 4 Milkshakes the bill came to over €60

“Different For Benidorm”

Reviewed June 28, 2013 It´s an ok american style 50´s cafe, although its a little overpriced for a fancy burger joint, good service

“Cute!”

Reviewed June 19, 2013 My son wanted burgers and a shake so this was the perfect place to go. Food was good and cheap, loved the decor and the mini juke boxes at your table to pick your music was fun!

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“Best Indian restaurant for food, service and quality that we have ever visited!”

Reviewed August 17, 2013 As locals and lovers of curries we have both tried out lots of Indian restaurants in the costa blanco but we always return to Saritas as we have not found anywhere that beats it. The staff are amongst the friendliest staff we have come across and are always really welcoming and also brilliant with children. The food is absolutely amazing and always comes out in good time. The menu caters for everyone... Vegetarians and children alike. We went last week and had the added enjoyment of a belly dancer which gave an added edge to the evening. On top of all this the surroundings inside and out are absolutely beautiful. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone, which we have done, resulting in our family and friends loving it as much as we do. We will be returning ourselves in the very near future. Absolutely amazing restaurant and would rate it a definite 5 star *****

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Sarita Indian Restaurant Avenida del Albir 11. El Albir.

Reviewed August 16, 2013 For those that have mentioned poor service they must have been having an off day. Been here numerous times over the past 7 years and always had good service (if fact I would say excellent!) Is it cheap? No. Is it expensive? You pay for what you get. If you want a nice setting, good service, lovely food, extensive menu then go and enjoy a lovely Indian in Albir. If you are looking for a €10/15 menu of the day go somewhere else. In a nutshell - Lovely quality food! Enjoy!

“A nice place. Expensive.”

Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile top prices,excellent staff. A comfortAble evening..... but please dont have such high prices. It is interesting to note that THIS restaurant struggles out of season. EVERY OTHER ESTABLISHMENT HAS MENU DEL DIA OFFERS DURING WINTER season TO GET THE LOCALS IN.


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ALFAZ FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE There were 9 Premier League games this Week which contributed to the Fantasy 29 goals,4 clean sheets,31 yellow cards and 1 red one. Lee’s Team Little Hulton Albion held on to the top place for the 3rd Week despite being interrupted with an International Break.He extended his lead to 9 points over 2 Teams in joint 2nd place Kim’s Ginger United and former Winner of the Fantasy Terry’s Come on my Cockers. No change at the bottom where Rachel & Kims Team El.Nui Baddies picked up 10 points 8 of them coming from chief Baddie Liverpool’s Luis Suarez taking his tally in 3 games to 27 points. The Junior League Leaders Rocky’s Mini Spurs are facing a new challenge from the inform Abbey’s Brigade who top scored in this Section with 53 points. At the foot of the Table Ben’s Boys are looking a good bet with Betfred to finish bottom as they now trail Jack’s Bubble Jack 8 F.C. by 33 points. In our Ladies League sponsored by Mark Carter Kim’s Team Ginger United are flying high with a comfortable 28 point advantage over Linda’s Bar Tapas, Albir.Top Lady and also top Manager of the Week is Diene’s Team Reds Salford with a tally of 54 points.She will be hoping Ian Charman can hit form with his Cellar Bar Cert Tip this Weekend for some extra pocket Money. With 29 goals being scored it meant that our Golden Boot League sponsored Leonard Knowles

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Construction had a new Leader in the shape of one of our Junior Managers taking over Abbey’s Brigade took over from Josh’s F.C.Bres. Derek’s Blackpool Hoteliers are still holding everybody else at the bottom. Manager of the Month for October is being kindly sponsored by the Brisa del Mar,a top Restaurant in Albir who provide excellent food at reasonable prices. Young Abbey’s Brigade have a 12 point advantage going into the last week over Neil’s Blue Moon Rising Again.Pat’s Team Garden Shed Girl & Rachel’s Blue Murder are also in with a shout in 3rd & 4th place. The Premier Imports Monthly Prize will have 2 Lady Managers involved in Diene’s Reds Salford(highest score 54 points) & Liz’s Lads with the lowest score of a big fat Zero. Liz was last Season’s Champions. It’s a funny old Game Liz ! Rafters Super English Breakfast for 2 goes to Neil’s Team Blue Moon Rising Again who jumped up 71 places to No 42. The 1st Round of our very popular K.O.Cup Competition takes place this Weekend so if you survived the early Preliminary Round and want to know who you have drawn visit our website which is www.alfazffl.com. Any games that finish up a draw this Week the Replays will take place next Week.If you can’t access a computer why not call into one of our Bars which display the Draw and all the League Tables on their Notice Boards.In Moraira Tich’s Bar,in Albir Hepburns and The Local and in Alfaz The El.Nui.

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Cofrentes in the Ayora Valley was the destination of the trip on the 11th October. The first stop was to see the carpenters at work in Jarafel. The next attraction was the Honey Festival in Cofentres. The town had been adorned for the occasion and this photo shows one of the interesting streets with suspended umbrellas. Most months a trip is organised, also monthly social meals. There are a number of groups too which meet monthly, weekly or bi-monthly. You will find all the information and contact numbers on our website www. u3amarinabaixa.com or alternatively telephone our Secretary Joan Flint for more information on 965 861 226 or 677 721 902. The next General Meeting is this coming Monday at the Social Centre, Albir (by Mercadonna) at 10.30 for an 11.00 start. We look forward to greeting you there.

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Horoscope ARIES

All you will be able to think about at the beginning of the week is your financial situation - how much cash do you have on hand, how much stuff you have around the house that could be easily liquidated - but you really don’t have to get so drastic about it. Just stay the course and don’t spend much money this week and you should be fine. Perseverance is a major theme for you right now, and it is an important thing to keep in mind when it comes to your family, too (even when things get tense and emotional, as they might this weekend).

TAURUS

On Monday you wake up with a lot of energy - at last! Now get out into the world! Meet strangers and make plans and look fabulous! No one is more ready for romance than you are. Unfortunately, on Thursday, you’re going to have no time to think about your love life, what with all the stuff you have going on at work. But this weekend, you’ll go to a party with some friends (and if you don’t have a party to go to this weekend, start looking for one now) and you’ll have an unbelievably good time. Plus, you might meet someone.

GEMINI

Last week was last week. This week’s totally different. Suddenly you feel like you’re in a kind of magical maze, full of strange obstacles and weird messages along the way. Stick to your intuition and pay no heed to anything that tries to convince you to steer off the main path. By midweek, you’ll have found the doorway out into the real world again, and you’ll be so relieved to be back in familiar territory. Toward the end of the week, you’re going to spend a lot of time chatting with friends and you’re going to start thinking hard about future plans.

CANCER

Someone you know is in the mood to throw a dinner party, but they’re just a little shy about initiating it on Monday. Tell them that you’ll be in charge of the guest list. You like to bring people together and it’s one of the many things you’re quite good at. Sure, it’s kind of crazy to throw a little get-together at the last minute, but this whole week is going to be about spontaneity. More and more you find yourself breaking out of the shell that has been holding you back lately, and the new you feels so good. This weekend, be assertive. Go after what you want.

LEO

It’s Monday and your career is on top of the list. Lately you’ve been having trouble with the boss, but by midweek you find a way to deal with the situation. In any case, it’s just work, and it will all blow over soon enough. And even though your week will start off haltingly, the second half of the week will more than make up for the first. Thursday and Friday you’ll be surrounded by friends, and the weekend will be relaxing and warm.

VIRGO

Travel has been on the back of your mind lately, but suddenly it’s all you can think about on Monday. The idea of going somewhere faraway is intensely appealing, and it would be good for you in ways you couldn’t possibly realize. Even if you don’t have the resources to plan a major trip right now, plan a minor one, possibly for midweek or week’s end. Plan a trip to another town nearby for dinner. Be inventive. This week is all about meeting new people and doing new things. The more of that kind of stuff you do, the better, especially over the weekend. People love having you around.

LIBRA

The world is a beautiful place, especially at the week’s outset. Even in winter, nature has a way of putting its best foot forward. There’s just something in the air, some signal from the physical world that you should pay attention to all the life that’s going on around you, especially midweek. In general, you will sail through your days in a kind of magic cloud of energy. It’ll be fun, but when the weekend rolls around, you’ll feel a little limp from all that high feeling. Take a day or two at home to rest and recharge.

SCORPIO

The important thing in any relationship - romantic or otherwise - is to remain open-minded, especially on Monday. It’s crucial to remember that you’re both in this together, and that for it to work out you both need to be getting something out of it. And that, of course, requires compromise. (You know all this. But sometimes revisiting the basics can be helpful.) Midweek, someone is going to try to get you to agree to a business deal that just seems shaky - and it is - and over the weekend you’re going to be so relieved you didn’t go for it. A lot of good stuff is coming your way.

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october 2013 23rd to 27th October, the ITF Taekwondo World Championship. The event, organised by the ITF International Taekwondo Federation, in collaboration with the Spanish Federation and the Town Hall of Benidorm, was presented this morning in the presence of President of the International Federation, the Spanish Federation president Juan Ferrando, Sports Councilman Miguel Llorca and first deputy mayor Gema Amor, in the presence of members of the board of the International ITF. The competition involves the arrival in Benidorm for about 2,000 people between competitors, coaches, delegates, referees, etc.. Will be nearly 60 countries with 117 teams, while the athletes competing will exceed 1,100. The competition itself will be held on 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th with the qualifying rounds, with the finals scheduled to be played on Saturday 26th (single) and Sunday 27th (teams).

SAGITTARIUS

Monday is all about the small things. In fact, the next couple days are going to be all about the small things. As you well know, sometimes it’s the little stuff that matters most in the end. You have your eye on the big picture, and you know every step it’s going to take to get there. By week’s end, though, everyone else around you wants to stand around and talk about their ideas. That’s perfectly valid, but it’s also a tad frustrating. If you find yourself the solo sailor of the ship over the weekend, don’t let it get you down. People are standing by to help you.

CAPRICORN

The intersection between fun and romance is a great place to be on Monday. You always knew you wanted to fall for someone who knew how to have a good time, but you never knew exactly how good it would feel. Let this special person know just what you’re thinking by midweek. Communication is a central theme, especially toward the end of the week. For too long you’ve bitten your tongue around a certain flighty friend, and you just don’t have time for that any more. Thankfully, over the weekend you’ll find yourself surrounded by people who really know how to connect with others.

AQUARIOUS

It’s funny when you randomly start thinking about your relatives for no particular reason. Your family life is certainly interesting, and there is a lot to learn from what your parents and your parents’ parents have been through, especially at the start of the week. The more you discover about them, the more you find you have in common with them - even with those relatives you never met. But expect all that to slip your mind instantly later in the week: A sizzling affair on Thursday or Friday completely rocks your world. You’ll have to take the weekend to figure out what this new development means.

PISCIS

On Monday or Tuesday, you may want to cancel whatever dinner plans you have, stay at home and make something for yourself. It may sound like a small thing, but that kind of attention to yourself and your house is crucial during times like these. Toward midweek, expect the pressures at work or in the family - whatever it is that currently has you tearing your hair out - to achieve a kind of frenzied pitch. It’s going to be exhausting, but you will survive it like a champ. This weekend, blissfully, you’ll be completely distracted by romance.

november 2013 The Merseybeats will perform at the Benidorm Palace on November 3rd. This legendary band from Liverpool became famous in the 60´s thanks to songs like ‘I think of you’ or ‘I will break your heart’. Note that its performances at the Cavern Club in that decade were really valued by the young audience of the time and along with other bands like The Beatles or Gerry & The Peacemakers converted to Liverpool in one of the activity musical centers in Britain and also in the world.

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Eat Healthy, Stay Fit, and Live Well Over 50

Protect Your Joints Getting older doesn’t mean you have to give up your morning run. People used to think running would wreck their knees. But new research suggests it might actually strengthen them. Running doesn’t seem to raise your risk of arthritis either. That said, if you have arthritis or damaged joints, running could be too much. But you can still benefit from exercise. It helps strengthen muscles, support the joints, and lessen pain. So choose low-impact exercise like walking or biking instead. Cut Sodium Is your blood pressure higher than it used to be? That’s not unusual. Blood pressure tends to go up as we get older. Since sodium can drive up your blood pressure, cut down on salt in your diet. The worst high-salt food offenders are premade and packaged foods. Bread and rolls can also be high in sodium. Want a natural sodium-buster? Eat a banana -- the potassium will help lessen the effect of sodium in your diet and help keep your blood pressure lower. Make a New Start So you didn’t have the healthiest habits in your 30s and 40s. Maybe you ate too much and exercised too little. That’s okay. The key is to make some changes now. Changing your lifestyle in your 60s and beyond -- exercising more and eating healthier -- can still make a big difference. You can lower your risk of heart problems, cancer, and bone fractures. It’s not too late -- you really can be healthier and more fit now than you were when you were 30.

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Eric Boullier says Lotus can finish second in the Constructor’s Championship

Team have outscored both Ferrari and Mercedes at last two races

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he Enstone-based squad are currently fourth in the standings, 33 points behind second-placed Ferrari and 23 points behind Mercedes who are third. However, in the last two races Lotus have scored 58 points compared with 23 for Ferrari and 20 for Mercedes and Boullier is hoping they can continue to score big points in the remaining four races. "If we continue as we have done for the last few races, then mathematically second in the standings becomes a very attainable target," the Frenchman said. "Of course, we all know that anything can happen in this sport, but second place would be an amazing result so we'll push as hard as we can and you never know what might happen." Boullier admits that race wins will be difficult to achieve given the pace of the Red Bulls, but he is clear in what he expects his team to achieve. "Podiums, podiums and podiums," he added. "We need points to help us with our Championship fight and you score the most points when you're spraying the champagne! Of course, we want to be winning

Andros Townsend capped an unforgettable week by setting Tottenham Hotspur on their way to a 2-0 victory at Aston Villa in the Premier League. The winger, who stole the show in England’s decisive races and we'll give our all whenever there is a sniff of World Cup double-header against Montenegro and victory, just like in Japan. Poland, was rewarded with a new four-year contract "There's one fundamental problem with trying to win on Friday. at the moment, and that's the pace of the Red Bulls. We'll keep pushing and if we can beat them again this And, following an opening half-hour short on chances, Townsend put Tottenham ahead at Villa Park in year it would be a tremendous performance." admittedly fortunate circumstances. Another impressive drive from Romain Grosjean Townsend whipped in a cross from the right which saw him finish third in Japan as he looks to put the was missed by Lewis Holtby and Roberto Soldado incidents that plagued last season behind him and before creeping inside the far post. Boullier has once again hinted that the Frenchman will be retained in 2014. "There are no announcements yet but there is plenty going on behind the scenes," he confirmed. "We know that Kimi is headed elsewhere for next season, but we also know that Romain would bring good continuity as well as the strong performance potential we've seen recently. "There are a number of other good drivers on the market at the moment, so we're in a strong position of being able to assess the possibilities. A race seat with Lotus F1 Team is pretty hot property at the moment, so we're confident we'll have a strong line-up in 2014."

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Harlequins suffered their second defeat in Pool 4 of the Heineken Cup, going down 23-16 to Clermont Auvergne at Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin. The French side stretched their unbeaten home record to 65 matches thanks to first-half tries from Lee Byrne, Wesley Fofana and Thierry Lacrampe. Harlequins scored a solitary try just before halftime through Tom Williams and at least managed to secure a losing bonus point thanks to Nick Evans’ late drop goal.

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Tuesday 29 October 20.45 Arsenal v Chelsea 20:45 Birmingham v Stoke 20:45 Burnley v West Ham 20:45 Leicester v Fulham 20:45 Man Utd v Norwich Wednesday 30 October 20.45 Newcastle v Man City 20.45Tottenham v Hull

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14:30 Sunderland v Newcastle 17:00 Chelsea v Man City 17:00 Tottenham v Hull 17:00 Swansea v West Ham Club Pld Pts Arsenal 8 19 Chelsea 8 17 Liverpool 8 17 Man City 8 16 Tottenham 8 16 Southampton 8 15 Everton 8 15 Man Utd 8 11 Hull 8 11 Newcastle 8 11 Swansea 8 10 West Brom 8 10 Aston Villa 8 10 Fulham 8 10 West Ham 8 8 Stoke 8 8 Cardiff 8 8 Norwich 8 7 Crystal Palace 8 3 Sunderland 8 1

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SPL - PREMIERSHIP FIXTURES Friday 25th October 2013 19:45 Ross County v Inverness CT Saturday 26th October 2013 15:00 Dundee United v St Mirren 15:00 HibernianvAberdeen 15:00 Kilmarnock v Hearts Sunday 27th October 2013 12:45 Partick Thistle v Celtic 16:05 St Johnstone v Motherwell

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NO FEAR FACTOR

Manchester United boss David Moyes rejects Fergie fear factor David Moyes has rubbished claims Manchester United are struggling because of the absence of Sir Alex Ferguson. United stuttered to a 1-1 home draw against Southampton on Saturday to leave the reigning champions eight points adrift of Premier League leaders Arsenal and only four above the relegation zone. "I think the fear factor is from the team on the pitch, that's always the case. "The players are the thing because of their quality. Obviously Sir Alex has a great history and there is all his experience but the players will always be what matters on the pitch." Despite the early wobbles for Moyes since moving from Everton, Ferguson has insisted that winning any trophy in his first season would be a creditable performance. It took Ferguson nearly four years following his arrival at Old Trafford from Aberdeen to win his first silverware, with the 1990 FA Cup success giving him the breathing space he needed to set the club on the path to 13 English League titles and two

European Track Championships:

Laura Trott wins omnium gold medal on countback

Champions League triumphs. "For David, winning a trophy would be a fantastic achievement," Ferguson told MUTV. "No matter what it is - the League Cup, FA Cup, European Cup or Premier League. It is not easy winning a trophy in our league because you could say there are six teams fighting for the league." Ferguson was in the stands on Saturday and would have been frustrated to see Adam Lallana scramble in Southampton's equaliser in the 89th minute to cancel out Robin van Persie's early strike. And Moyes was upset at the inability of his players to kill off the game having led for so long. "It's disappointing because we wanted to get a bit of momentum going and we weren't able to do that," the Scot added. "We didn't do well enough defensively. We work on that in training but we should probably have put the game to bed earlier on. But we've got to do better at setpieces, make sure we defend it and make sure we're harder to score against than we were."

Laura Trott won gold in the omnium and Jason Kenny took silver in the keirin on the final day of the European Track Championships in the Netherlands. Trott edged out home favourite Kirsten Wild on countback to claim the title for the second time, but Kenny could not follow suit after being pipped by Germany's Maximilian Levy. The duo faced off against each other in the final event of the competition, the 500m time trial, with Trott trailing Wild in the overall standings by five points and needing to finish at least five places in front of her rival to be in with a chance of winning gold. The Olympic champion

recorded the secondfastest time in the field, but Wild managed to clock the seventh-fastest time to ensure both riders finished level on points. However, Trott was declared overall winner having been four-tenths of a second quicker over the three timed events. Belgium's Jolien d'Hoore took the bronze. It was Trott's second gold of the three-day championships after winning the team pursuit alongside Dani King, Elinor Barker, Katie Archibald and Joanna Rowsell on Friday. Reigning keirin world champion Kenny qualified in second place in his heat and then positioned himself towards the back of the six-man field at the start of the final.

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