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Benidorm is a Western Mediterranean (Costa Blanca) cruise port and city in Spain's Alicante Province, with population around 70,000. Costa Blanca is an approx 200 km (120 mi) long coastline in the province, extending from Denia (north) to Pilar de la Horadada (south). Costa Blanca's a well-developed tourism industry attracts annually millions of mainly British and German tourists.
The town became a tourism travel destination since 1925 when the seaport was extended and started the extensive construction of hotels and resorts. Since 1952, Benidorm was developed as a summer vacation travel destination for predominantly domestic tourists (coming from inland Spain, and mainly from Spain's capital Madrid). The current-day city is also internationally famous for its beutiful beaches, skyscrapers, premium hotels and resorts, numerous luxury villas (for rent), theme parks, nightclubs and taverns.
In the 17th-18th-centuries the town developed a strong tuna fishing industry, agriculture, coastal shipping trade and shipbuilding. By hotel capacity and annual tourist volumes (5+ million), today Benidorm is ranked Spain's largest holiday resort destination. Most of the international tourists are from UK-Ireland, Germany, Belgium and Holland. The city's best (as facilities and amenities) and largest beaches are Playa de Levante, Playa de Poniente, and Playa de Mal Pas. The 4-star Gran Hotel Bali (2002-built, height 186 m) was Spain's tallest skyscraper until 2007 - when in Madrid's CTBA (Four Towers Business Area) were opened the 4 skyscrapers - Espacio (2007, 224 m), Cristal (2008, 249 m, PwC (2008, 236 m) and Cepsa (2009, 248 m).
|Date / Time||Port|
|13 Sep 18:00||Departing from Bremerhaven, Bremen, Germany|
|15 Sep 08:00 - 21:00||Saint-Malo, France|
|17 Sep 09:00 - 18:00||La Coruna, Spain|
|20 Sep 08:00 - 20:00||Praia da Vitoria, Terceira Island, Azores|
|21 Sep 08:00 - 17:00||Horta, Faial Island, Azores|
|22 Sep 08:00 - 23 Sep 07:00||Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores|
|23 Sep 13:00 - 19:00||Santa Maria Island, Vila do Porto, Azores|
|25 Sep 08:00 - 23:00||Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal|
|26 Sep 07:00 - 14:00||Porto Santo Island, Madeira, Portugal|
|28 Sep 08:00 - 18:00||Malaga, Spain|
|29 Sep 13:00 - 23:00||Benidorm, Spain|
|01 Oct 09:00||Arriving in Villefranche-sur-Mer, Nice, France Riviera|
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