New name, new image for Benidorm’s Armanello area

New name, new image for Benidorm's Armanello area
RUN-DOWN: The former Armanello district will have a new image Photo credit: Geonet Territorial, Idealista

THE regional government gave the go-ahead for Benidorm’s Ensanche-Levante development project.

Formerly known as Plan Armanello, this will transform the largest-remaining tract of land on Benidorm’s Levante side with 20 hotels and 2,000 apartments.

Once a rural neighbourhood of smallholdings and holiday homes, this is now run-down with its remaining properties occupied by squatters, many of whom deal drugs.


According to a report by the Generalitat’s General Directorate of Tourism, the Ensanche-Levante plans comply with the Valencian Community’s White Paper on tourism strategy and legislation.

The development was adapted to good environmental practices, the report continued, while incorporating sustainability procedures directed at “rationalised use of energy resources, waste production, re-use of materials and minimalisation of the impact of smoke, odours and noise.”

All of this, the report concluded, would contribute to improving the development’s surroundings and integration into the landscape.

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Linda Hall
Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.


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