Benidorm is back to its raucous and rocking best! Can't wait to go back – Steve Cardownie

Having just returned from Benidorm, it was interesting to see the effects of lifting some Covid restrictions and the impact this was having on the tourist industry.

Wednesday, 13th October 2021, 12:30 pm
Steve Cardownie's trip to Benidorm proved to be an enjoyable one (Picture: David Ramos/Getty Images)

Although I spent most of my time in the Old Town, I did venture further afield on more than a few occasions to experience the delights on offer.

As my trip coincided with a group of friends’ annual outing, which they have been enjoying since the late 1970s, I found myself at the part of Benidorm which could be described as rather raucous, especially compared to the Old Town which is more traditionally Spanish.

As a fan of the comedy series of the same name, I happily visited the extremely busy bars providing live (and loud) music, sampling the ciders and cocktails on offer at irresistible prices and generally having a great time.

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The theme bars started their entertainment schedule early in the day and it wasn’t long before I was checking that the time was 2pm and not 2am, such was the party atmosphere.

I did pay one visit to “Jumping Jacks” and was greeted by walls decorated with framed Hibs football strips, so my stay was rather brief – I got there at half past twelve and left at five to one!

My return journey was uneventful, having duly filled in the passenger-locator form and booked my Covid test, both of which were checked at the gate at Alicante airport, I arrived back safely in Auld Reekie.

Roll on next year!

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