About David G
Lives in Benidorm, Spain
Since Aug 2006
35-49 year old male
Hi all! I am 40 years old and have lived in La Nucia since April 2005 having moved from Middlesbrough. La Nucia is approx. 6 km's from Benidorm. Our business is a fully legal, licenced and insured airport transfer business called Costa Blanca Private Transfers (www.costablancaprivatetransfers.com). We are the transfer company of choice for the cast of ITV's Benidorm, including it's creator Derren Litten, as well as the chosen firm for Dragons Den's Hilary Davey for the transfers to/from her villa. Please note that you must be careful who you book your private transfers through. We have a "Targeta de Transporte" license and are fully insured for hire and reward. Be warned, this isn't always the case. I love where I live and feel lucky to live in such a wonderful place. I also really enjoying helping those that come to the Costa Blanca on holiday to have a great time. FInd me on Facebook, just search for 'David Gutteridge'
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Sacred & Religious Sites
Aqualandia is one of Europe's biggest water parks. Everyone is catered for, from the young child to the big-kid thrill seeker. The park is sectioned into age group appropriate areas so families can base themselves in one spot. There is a huge wave pool, lazy river, rapids ride, splash pools, slides galore, and now the insane new attraction, Vertigo, where a trapdoor opens up and sends you plummeting down the slide!
In the heart of the Old Town, this beautifully decorated peninsula offers great views of both Levante and Poniente beach, as well as offering that special Spanish charm.
A huge favorite amongst locals and holiday makers, this park is a very well maintained zoo/aquatic park with wonderful views of Benidorm. From monkeys to penguins, and bats to sea lions, it has the lot. The staff are very experienced and knowledgeable, which is demonstrated by the great interactive shows they put on. The parks dolphin show is world class, complete with synchronized swimmers!
Terra Natura is an open safari style zoo with an African and Asian theme. Here you will see giraffe and elephants roaming free on the plain. There is also a thrilling high-speed zip wire, plus daily shows, and interactive talks given by the experienced zoo keepers.
Nothing beats playing golf in a warm climate! This city center par 3 course is well looked after and is very cheap. Pay once and play unlimited golf all day! There is a snack-bar and a driving range and you can also hire clubs and trolleys.
This is Benidorm's answer to a full on, adrenalin-fuelled day out. There are several roller coasters (including a traditional wooden roller coaster), two log flumes, a good sized children's area, and shows spread out all across the four lands of Greece, Rome, Egypt, and Iberia Park. The park is well laid out and spacious, so it never feels like it's too busy.
This is a real hidden gem. The highest point in Benidorm offers amazing views across the city. It's a long 45-minute hike or a taxi ride up to the top, but it is so worth it. On the way up you will pass very expensive, impressive villas.
Benidorm's second water park is smaller but quieter. A beautiful lagoon pool is the centerpiece of this water park and it is complete with a selection of slides. There is a fabulous children's area too.
This is where the locals go when they want to go to the beach. At the southern end of the town, this small bay has immaculate sand and is framed with cafes and restaurants. Pedalos can be hired; one of the rare places where you can do so in Benidorm. The best bit is that you can leave your towels on the beach and are still able to have a nice lunch whilst keeping an eye on your belongings.
This is real Spain. Leave the burger joints behind and enter the Old Town. This is the place to be of an evening when the Spaniards come out in droves, all dressed up for the night. Shops stay open late as well as the cafes; grab a drink and enjoy some great people-watching.