When we think of Valentine, apart from thinking about love, about our partner, if we have one, what to give and where we will go to dinner, almost everyone comes to his mind that this Valentine’s Day has been an invention of a shopping mall. However nothing is further from the reality …
In 1840, Esther A. Howland, decided to sell congratulations on February 14th with the message “Happy Valentines”. Such was the success that the following year repeated the campaign and little by little the businesses were incorporating some elements at the moment like chocolates and roses.
This custom was expanding to other countries with the name of Valentine’s Day and in South America it is also the day of friendship.
Curiosities of the celebration of Valentine in the world
If there is a city in Italy where to celebrate Valentines, that is Verona, the home of the famous lovers Romeo and Juliet. The whole city is turning this day with the theme of love, with different activities along its streets, the famous Juliet Club that helps lovers to write love letters, their traditional dinners with candles and wine …
In Japan on Valentine’s Day, women give chocolate to men they love or like, and a month later, on March 14, the “answer day” they have to give chocolates to those women who they liked.
In Croatia it is customary to give a tender heart, a heart-shaped cake painted with very cheerful colors and with a mirror in the center so that who receives the gift sees his image inside the heart.
In Denmark men anonymously give away a “joke letter” with a funny poem or a rhyme. If the woman finds out who the sender is, an egg is won for the next Easter parties.
In England the women place 5 laurel leaves under the pillow, two on each side and one in the center. It is said that those who practice this ritual dream that night with who will be their future husband.
In New York seven couples are chosen to marry that day, in the lookout of the eightieth floor of the Empire State Building, they become part of the Bridal Club of the famous building. From there, they have free admission on the day of their anniversary.
There are many curious customs on Valentine’s Day in different parts of the world, but for a different Valentine’s Day, you do not need to go to any of these countries!
And in Benidorm? How to enjoy Valentine in an original way?
The Benidorm Palace, you’ll love it!
If you are close to Benidorm and want to give your partner a different evening, the Benidorm Palace has prepared a special gala dinner on Saturday 11 and 18 February with dinner, plus a Valentine show.
An emblematic hall where the show with vedettes, dance, music, magic, humor and different shows will make of Saint Valentine a fun and unforgettable night.
A Route of Hearts for Benidorm
TAO Bike has put for San Valentin an interesting offer to tour the most romantic corners of Benidorm on electric bikes. Whether it is with this comfortable and ecological environment or just strolling around, it is essential to visit the Balcón del Mediterráneo, a fantastic view of the sea at the point where Levante Beach and Poniente Beach meet.
Benidorm also has excellent and romantic coves where you can take your partner to enjoy a fun picnic at sunset such as Cala del Tio Ximo or Cala Almadraba.
A wide range of hotels for Valentine’s Day
Benidorm is the favorite tourist destination in the Spanish Mediterranean. A city with a tourist infrastructure that impresses. Its hotel offer is one of the most numerous in the country, since it is the 3rd tourist destination after Barcelona and Madrid.
Almost all of the hotels in Benidorm have special activities on Valentine’s Day, but among them, this year, the offer prepared by the emblematic Hotel Don Pancho for its variety and the taste with which this hotel usually celebrates these occasions.
Valentine’s Gala Dinner
On the nights of 11, 15 and 18 February, a Gala Dinner is held in the hotel’s premises, open to the public in its new halls.
A special Valentine’s menu, 1 table per couple, welcome cocktail, ambient music during dinner … It is the best option in Benidorm to surprise your partner.
Valentine’s Day Getaway and Love Short break
On the weekend before Valentine’s Day the Hotel Don Pancho offers its guests a complete getaway that will delight many couples.
In this break you can enjoy, besides the Gala Dinner on Saturday, cava and chocolates in the room, late checkout until 2 pm, free parking and other surprises that the hotel does not want to reveal to surprise its customers.
A different Valentine enjoying Nature?
If what you really like is to wake up to the sounds of nature, breathe fresh air, relax in quiet corners, then the ideal way to surprise your partner is our Campsite.
There are many campsites in Benidorm, but only the Camping Villasol contemplates the perfect blend of high standing accommodation and spaces surrounded by nature in the heart of Benidorm.
Bungalows with deluxe decoration, very welcoming to enjoy a passionate getaway or The Suites, rooms with all luxury of detail with private terrace is the main bet of this campsite to celebrate Valentine during the weekends of the 11th and 18th February, Accompanied with cava and chocolates and late checkout for whom the night has been made a little long!
So there is no excuse, in Valentine, there is always perfect plan for any couple.
And you? What is the plan you have to surprise your partner this Valentine?