Perhaps, the real "boom" of Benidorm as a coastal resort did not happen until the 1950s, when it became a famous summer destination for people coming from the interior of Spain, especially Madrid.
Today it is known for its hotel industry, beaches and skyscrapers and receives as much or even slightly more foreign tourists as Spanish ones.
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I also like to go for a walk in the country and I travel as much as I can.
Benidorm has been a tourist resort since 1925, when its port was extended and the first hotels were built.The youngster had been tied up, drugged and hidden in the base of a divan bed at the home of Donovan, who was the uncle of Karen's partner Meehan.It is thought that Matthews staged the kidnap in order to claim the £50,000 reward for her return.Nobody was hurt when the 8ft shark - whose species has not been identified - swam among the tourists.Many species of shark can be found off Spain and in the Mediterranean Sea, including blue sharks, thresher sharks and even great white sharks.