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'
Churches & Cathedrals, Sacred & Religious Sites
As a hotel, the Gran Hotel Bali attracts mixed reviews, however as a tourist attraction and as an example of modern architecture, it is a delight. Located at the southern end of Poniente beach, this hotel was Benidorm's tallest building until Intempo opened in 2014. It still is Europe's tallest hotel at almost 700 feet. For a fee, you can travel to the special observation gallery at the top for magnificent views.
At the top of the headland in the Old Town stands this beautiful church, which is the center of most of the town's fiestas. In particular in November, when the door is decorated with hundreds of flowers to mark the start of the annual festival in honor of the Virgin Mary.
The trip to Isla de Benidorm is not so much about the actual island, for when you arrive there is a small cafe, a glass-bottomed submarine, and not much else. It's more about the boat trip there and back, which provides wonderful views of Benidorm.
Inland from Benidorm lies the small village of Guadalest, with less than 200 inhabitants. Wander the quaint traditional streets, buy the amazing artwork that is for sale, and marvel at the views from the castle, in particular the view down to the reservoir with its unusual golden sandy 'beaches.' On the lake itself is a solar-powered pleasure boat.
Jump on the number 10 bus, get off when it terminates and you have arrived in the port town of Altea. Stop by the designer clothes shops or gaze at the yachts in the port. At the top of the town is the plaza, with its blue-domed church and outside eateries. This is the place to be if you visit in the evening.
Known locally as a great place to walk and hike, this coastal hill walk is approximately 5km and ends at Albir's lighthouse.