Hotel Intur Bonaire Benicassim Review

Hotel Intur Bonaire Benicassim

Benicassim Festival takes place in the middle of the spanish summer on Thursday July 17th 2014 to Sunday 20th July 2014. Which means it will be really hot. The Festival takes place from around 9 in the evening and goes on through the night. Therefore if you are camping you will be sleeping a lot in the day. Well trying to, have you ever tried to sleep in a tent with the sun beating down on it.

We decided a few years ago to get a hotel and we have never looked back. Air con, bathroom with a shower to yourself and a nice comfy bed makes the whole Benicassim experience all the more bearable”.

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Where is Hotel Intur Bonaire

The Hotel Intur Bonaire is an ideal hotel is it just 5 mins walk (100 yeards) from the Heliopolis beach which is a fantastic sandy beach and only a 15 min walk to the benicassim festival site. Check out the google map we put together below which shows how close it is to walk. Google Maps says that Intur Bonaire is just 1km from the festival site,

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Hotel Facilities

088582C[1]The hotel is a good quality hotel with a sauna on site, and tennis courts if that takes your fancy!! The hotel is a 4 star hotel and is in a quiet residential area.
The Hotel Intur Bonaire has Wifi in every room, there is a safe box to keep your valuables safe, and an all important mini bar!!. The hotel has a great swimming pool, and there is also jacuzzi, Turkish bath and saunas available. The hotel has its own Restaurant and there is free parking on site.

Hotel Intur Bonaire Address

AV. GIMENO TOMAS 3 – 12560 BENICASIM SPAIN SAT NAV 40.039982, 0.051500

Aquarama water park

aquarama benicassimThe Benicassim Festival site is opposite the amazing Aquarama water park this is great place to cool off during the day.
Aquarama has some amazing water slides include the Big slide and Kamikazes which as it name suggests is pretty mental. There is the more than 50 metre space launch, Space Shot There is also wave swimming pools, waterfalls, and lots of shaded areas which you can sleep off the night before 🙂 its a must go place.

Hotel Intur Bonaire Reviews

The hotel is ranked 4 1/2 out of 5 on Tripadvisor.

Hotel is situated on a quiet road off the beach. Easy walk to the Beach and a supermarket, there are plenty of Restaurants in the area. It is a Nice hotel with a ell kept gardens at the Hotel and nice swimming pool. Breakfast was very good, they even had an Orange Juice machine with freshly squeezed oranges. The rooms are clean and roomy…

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I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights, the rooms are nice and spacious with a nice balcony, although modestly furnished, the outdoor park and ‘beautiful with a pool of quality’. super breakfast with freshly squeezed orange juice. a beautiful beach within walking distance.

A hotel to discover, surrounded by pine trees, and near the sea. Staff pleasant and professional, correct and spacious buffet

Stayed here for the last night of FIB after leaving azur intur down the road. staff were helpful and got me and the girlfriend booked in very quickly, the room was tucked away next to the lifts on the ground floor which was unique because had I not been shown I wouldn’t have ever known there was a room there! The room was huge, clean and had a huge bathroom, great air con and a flat screen tv (all Spanish but oh well!) the staff were great and helped us book taxis to and from fib with ease and cheaply!

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Benicassim Future saved by Vince Power?

The future of Benicassim Festival has seemingly being secured with reports that Vince Power has brough back the Benicassim Festival ( festival International Benicàssim ) from the adminstrators of his fallen Festival group, according to reports in Hot Press
It is reported that Vince Power will buy back the popular Spanish festival from the administrators from his former company which has gone into administration.
The Benicassim Festival was part of the Music Festival Plc group which went into administration in September this year, and it is said that Vince Power will buy the festival through his All Music Live Ltd company.
Vince Power is quoted as saying “I’m delighted that we have entered into an agreement to acquire the shares of Benicassim Ltd that has secured the future of the festival.”

The Spanish festival is popular with British Music Festival fans who want a festival which has almost guaranteed sunshine. This years festival attracted 50,000 festival fans and was headlined by Bob Dylan, The Stone Roses and New Order.

The festival is well established in the European Festival Circuit alongside events such as Reading Festival, V Festival, Rock am Ring and Glastonbury.

Benicassim 2013 will be the 19th Year of the FIB Festival and takes place between Thursday 18th until Sunday 21st July 2013.

Benicassim Tickets are on sale now.

Bus to Benicassim from Barcelona Airport also Valencia Reus Alicante, Gerona and Madrid

We get lots of people writing to ask how they can get to Benicassim from the Airport. The most common question we get is how to get to benicassim from Barcelona airport. Well the Benicassim organisers have arranged official bus services from these airports Barcelona Airport , Valencia Airport , Reus Airport, Alicante Airport, Gerona Airport and finally Madrid Airport.

The official Airport Transfers to Benicassim run from 9th July 2012 to 12th July 2012, and the return transfer back to the airport run on the Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th July 2012 after the festival.
The Transfers cost From Valencia €21.00 / From Alicante €42.00 € / From Reus: €31.50 € / From Girona: €52.50 € / From Barcelona €42.00 €
To book Transfer goto the official Fibshop website

If you are getting to benicassim by train, the benicassim organisers are running shuttle buses from Castellon Train Station to the venue and the Benicamp site on the Monday to Wednesday before the festival, and the shuttle will run again on the Monday and Tuesday after the festival.

If you have booked a villa in nearby towns there will be a regular offical bus services run from Castellon and Oropesa. Check our Benicassim Hotel page for details of Villas in nearby towns

Also during the festival a shuttle bus will run between the beach, benicassim and the venue.

Hope this information helps but if you have any questions just leave a comment below

benicassim 2011 line up

The benicassim festival in 2011 had the following line up , did you goto FIB 2011 if so leave a review / comment below

Benicassim Line Up in 2011 was as follows

Thursday 14th July 2011

The Streets, Plan B, Pendulum, Paolo Nutini, Russian Red, Layabouts
Chase & Status, Congotronics Vs Rockers, Julieta Venegas, Henry Saiz, Jack Beats, Antilles, The Spires, Lesser Gods
Crystal Fighters, Dorian, Anna Calvi, Guille Milkyway Dj, Grupo Salvaje, Aldo Linares (live), Gasteiz Gang
Twin Djs, The Paris Riots, Pájaro Jack, Dj Maadraassoo, Kerman
Dj Marquee, Toxicosmos, Aldo Linares, Stanley Hitchcock

Friday 15th July 2011

The Strokes, Brandon Flowers, Elbow, Friendly Fires, Atom Rhumba, nudozurdo
James Murphy, The Stranglers, Herman Dune, The Juan MacLean, Mary Anne Hobbs, Ainara LeGardon, The Paris Riots, Jane Joyd
The Undertones, The Morning Benders, Zombie Zombie, The Marzipan Man, O Emperor, Dj Rojiblanco, Mondo Sonoro DJ´s), The 1945
I Am Dive, Cosmen Adelaida, Pin&Pon Dj´s
Nadadora, Dj Marquee, Atom Rhumba, Dj Man

Saturday 16th July 2011

Arctic Monkeys, Mumford & Sons, Primal Scream, Lori Meyers, Tame Impala, McEnroe
Beirut, Big Audio Dynamite, Bombay Bicycle Club, Derrick Carter, Astrud & Col•lectiu Brossa, Fake Blood, Jerry Fish & The Mudbug Club, Nadadora
Amable, Star Slinger, Spectrals, Smile, Logo, Los Ginkas, Sunta Templeton (XFM)
Wiggum, The Dundies, Nacho Comercial Records
Layabouts, The Marzipan Man, Ella Dj, Eoghan Mc Dermott (XFM)

Sunday 17th July 2011

Arcade Fire, Portishead, Noah & The Whale, CatPeople, Pigbag, The Coronas from Ireland
Tinie Tempah, The Go! Team, Antònia Font, Professor Green, Roska feat Jamie George, The Joy Formidable, Gesaffelstein, Los Eterno
Hidrogenesse, Anika, Veronica Falls, Chris Geddes (Belle & Sebastian) Dj Set, And So I Watch You From Afar, Aldo Linares, Indienella
Nine Stories, Tannhauser, San Leon, Angel Pop
Le Lizard, Gusana y Susana Djs, Maadraasso

Ten reasons why Benicassim (FIB) is better than Glastonbury

In the wake of Michael Eavis’ selfishness by announcing the absence of Glasto 2012… I’m giving you 10 reasons why not to panic!

1. SUNSHINE… Forget your wellies, ponchos and rain-macs but just remember your flippy floppys, speedos and ray bans! Theres known of this “how do I pull of the drowned rat look?” in Beni and forget “oh yeah I’m covered in mud”. Just plenty of sun kissed tannage, your if you’re a Pastey Pete like me factor 50 and a Sombrero!

2. LIFE’S A BEACH… Beni is pretty much a holiday & a festival! With the gorgeous(gay) beach a short (okay brisk) walk away from the campsite. Its not long until your sat next to the Mediterranean Sea with a Maxibon in one hand and a Mojito in the other, totes bliss! And if you can’t handle the heat and want to get out of the kitchen the Sea is the best way to cool down!

3. PRICE TAG… FIB early bird tickets start at £120! For 8days camping and four days of World class music that’s a bargain even David Dickinson couldn’t deny! Glasto on the otherhand £185 with the stressful mug shot registering process! Don’t be silly guys… Buy Benicassim Tickets Now
Beni Stage
4. SHOWERS… I was a bit apprehensive about facilities when going to Beni, especially as I’m a sweaty Betty! Will wet wipes cut it this time? They didn’t have to… I was so surprised by the cleanliness and availability of the showers on the campsite! A freezing cold shower, was the perfect remedy for each of the killer hangovers I had at FIB 2011!

5. PORTALOOS… Glasto portaloos and troths are pretty much disgusting. So disgusting, I’d probably rather a night with Heather of Eastenders! Due to the heat and the possible spreading of germs etc Beni’s get cleaned upto 3 times a day, meaning they are spot or. It’s a poo happy zone my friends!

6. SOUND CHECKS… On the Thursday around 1ish my mate was like “can you hear that, Plan-B’s on stage?”… with the headline acts not hitting the stages until the early hours of the morning they have a chance to warm up in the day! The Sunday waking up and hearing Arcade Fire sound check was amazing!

7. CULTURE… If you’re a culture vulture there is plenty to soak up! There are loads of tidy little restaurant dishing up traditional Spanish food, freshly caught fish paella did go down a treat I won’t lie! And if your not a culture vulture Benicassim still has loads to soak up! Mainly alcohol, a leeeeetle bit of Sangria was consumed throughput the week! The Spanish ladies were also pretty unreal, hash tag decent (sexist)!

8. WATERPARK… Sure Glasto have a farm (Z’zzzzzzzz) but do they have a waterpark! Come on your never to old to run around a waterpark! There is also loads of shadey places here if you feel you need a spot of respite from the sun.

9. STAGES… At Glasto with so much kicking off which is amazing, it always made me feel a bit gutted I couldn’t be in two places at once. You also have to trek miles each time you want to see someone different. The Park stage to the Pyramid – Paula Radcliffe would struggle, is pretty far! The Maravillas and stages the two badboy ones at Beni are pretty close together!

10. PARTY ALL NIGHT… With Live Music continuing until 9am you can literally party all night! It is pretty crazy, but pretty amazing at the same time! Around the site there are also a few decent clubs that are definitely worth a look in the days building up to the music!

There we are… I’d just like to point out this isn’t a hate campaign against Glasto, which I think is pretty awesome, just more a love affair or bromance with KING BENI! See you in 2012 good friend!

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Review of Benicassim 2011 Sunday

Benicassim Sunday Review

For the final day of music we headed down slightly earlier in order to catch more of the action. The first band of the evening we saw was Wales 3-piece The Joy Formidable. Despite being around since 2007, they were quite new to me! They won’t be much longer, I’ve just downloaded ‘The Big Roar’ their newest album. Seriously if you haven’t heard them, youtube ‘Whirring’ such a beautiful song and amazing live!
The Maravillas stage was our next stop for Noah and The Whale. Sure I song-a-long to LIFE GOES ON… but I wont lie, they were rubbish! Similar to Mumford and Sons they are essentially a folk band with pop tunes. But unlike Mumford they don’t have the hits or the enthusiasm to get the crowd going. Lead Singer ‘Charlie Fink’ just doesn’t have enough about him in my book. It was quite a bland set, and I was happy enough to spend most of it checking out some Spanish senoritas through the safety of my sunglasses (smooth).

Following this we headed for another act that I was slightly sceptical about. Professor Green was on at The Other stage. Prior to his entrance, he had a quality DJ that was ‘spinning’ yes that is the right terminology loads of decent hits! Pro Green then came on, and unlike Noah and the Whale he was all ENERGY, this translated well with the crowd. And as a white middle class youth I must say his set was sick (Not meaning nauseous but sick as in how the cool kids say it – sick maaan’)! Hits such as ‘Just be good to Green’ and ‘I need you tonight’ were quality. He also impressed with a cover of The Pixies ‘Where is my Mind’. Well done Pro Green, you’ve converted me – just don’t tell anyone!
We disappointly then missed Portishead, by who by all means delivered a great set as they always do. This was due to my mate insisting, we go collect the girls (and by girls I mean a group of young girls they’ve been trying to crack onto all week and failing, miserably). However, we were then immensely positioned for the band that was seeing the Sunday out Canadian Indie Rock Supergroup Arcade Fire.
They kicked off on the main stage at 1.15am with Husband and Wife combo on great form. Opening with Ready to Start it was clear this was going to be awesome! The crowd went crazy for hits such as ‘Crown of Love’ ‘We Used to Wait’ and ‘Lies’. Ending with ‘Sprawl II’ Vince Power found justification in allowing them to close the Sunday. Epic Set.
Even better, this gave us time to head back to the Stage and catch UK’s biggest rap star Tine Tempah! Judging by this performance here, it can’t be long until Tine will be mentioned in the same breath as legendary US rap Star Jay-Z. Tine delivered a stellar performance with great showmanship and crowd-participation. Playing all his hits from ‘Discovery’ Highlights including ‘Wonderman’ ‘Invisible’ and ‘Frisky’. My personal favourite was ‘Miami to Ibiza’ were he got everyone in the crowd to crouch and jump at the point of action. However, there was no denying ‘Pass Out’ was greeted with the most cheers. The crowd went CRAZY!
Benicassim 2011 – what a festival! 100% going again in 2012! If you’ve never been go! I can’t empathise how good it is!

Benicassim 2011 Dates Confirmed

The Benicassim Festival organisers have confirmed the dates for Benicassim 2011. The Benicassim Festival 2011 will take place from 14th July 2011 to 17th July 2011. It is likely camping will start from 11th July 2011 to 19th July 2011.
The FIB Festival have announced that they are returning to their original name after 10 years of title sponsorship from Heineken. The Heineken España Group have been associated with the Benicassim festival for 10 years and have seen it grow it one of Europes top events.
The 17th Benicassim festival next year plans to be bigger than ever. Early Bird Benicassim Tickets will be available soon and we will blog once we get confirmation of when they go on sale.

Why not book your benicassim hotel now remember the music takes place from thu 14th July 2011 to Sunday 17th July 2011. Our favourite Hotel Supplier is

The 17th edition of the Festival will be held from the 14th to the 17th of July 2011 in Benicàssim’s concert venue. Our loyal Fibers will have the opportunity to buy next year’s tickets for a special price in the upcoming days.

Benicassim Stage Times 2010

Organisers of the Benicassim Festival have announced the On Stage Times for Benicassim Festival ( Fib Heineken ) . Kasabian will grace the main stage on the Thursday at 1am. Highlights on Friday 16th July 2010 include Vampire Weekend at 1am, and form 3am Hacienda Dj’s will make the party go on till dawn.
On Saturday, The Specials play some Ska classics at 9:30 with the essex dance gods The Prodigy going on stage at 1am. The Klaxxons play at 3am and Ian Brown at 11:30. Sunday must sees include Dizzee Rascal who will be enjoying a holiday, and disco, at 21:30, the last night is stand out night for me with Lily Allen on at 23:00, the lovely Ellie Goulding on at 21:40. One of my 80s faves Echo and the Bunnymen play at midnight, the the worlds greatest ever animated band the Gorillaz perform at 1am and at 3am Leftfield. What a End to an amazing festival line up.
So what do you think to the timings who are you going to be watching

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THURSDAY 15th July 2010

18:00 Puggy Escenario

18:30 Chin Yi Eastpak FIB Club

19:00The Paris Riots Escenario Verde

19:30 Cohete Escenario

20:00 Jack L Eastpak FIB Club

20:00 Southern Arts Society Escenario Verde

21:00 El Hijo Escenario

21:30 Charlotte Gainsbourg Escenario Verde

22:00 Brendan Benson Eastpak FIB Club

22:45 Love of Lesbian Escenario

23:00 Ray Davies Escenario Verde

23:45 Dirty Projectors Eastpak FIB Club

00:30 The Temper Trap Escenario

01:00 Kasabian Escenario Verde

01:30 Scratch Perverts Eastpak FIB Club

02:30 Magnetic Man Escenario

03:00 Phil Kieran Eastpak FIB Club

03:00 Broken Bells Escenario Verde

03:45 Skream Escenario

05:00 Joris Voorn Eastpak FIB Club

05:45 Benga Escenario

FRIDAY 16 July 2010

18:00 Delorentos Escenario

18:30 Cola Jet Set Eastpak FIB Club

19:00 Fionn Regan Escenario Verde

19:15 Alondra Bentley Escenario

20:00 jj Eastpak FIB Club

20:00 Triángulo de amor bizarro Escenario Verde

20:45 Sr. Chinarro Escenario

21:30 Julian Casablancas Escenario Verde

21:45 Ilegales Eastpak FIB Club

22:45 Mumford & Sons Escenario

23:00 Hot Chip Escenario Verde

23:45 Yacht & The Straight Gaze Eastpak FIB Club

00:15 Goldfrapp Escenario

01:00 Vampire Weekend Escenario Verde

01:45 Peter Hook performing Unknown Pleasures Eastpak FIB Club

02:15 Calvin Harris Escenario

03:00 The Haçienda Night featuring Graeme Park, DJ Pierre and Justin Robertson Eastpak FIB Club

03:00 Dj Shadow Escenario Verde

03:30 Boys Noize Escenario

05:15 Timo Maas Escenario


18:00 The Ruskins Escenario

18:30 Ryan Sheridan Eastpak FIB Club

19:00 Gentle Music Men Escenario Verde

19:15 Cuchillo Escenario

19:45 Aaron Wright and The Aprils Eastpak FIB Club

20:00 Ash Escenario Verde

20:45 The Cribs Escenario

21:00 Jonston Eastpak FIB Club

21:30 The Specials Escenario Verde

22:30 The Sunday Drivers Escenario

23:00 The Clientele Eastpak FIB Club

23:15 Ian Brown Escenario Verde

00:15 PiL Escenario

00:30 Bigott Eastpak FIB Club

01:00 The Prodigy Escenario Verde

02:15 Four Tet (live) Eastpak FIB Club

02:30 Cut Copy Escenario

03:00 Klaxons Escenario Verde

03:30 Daedelus Eastpak FIB Club

03:45The Japanese Popstars Escenario

04:30 Motor Eastpak FIB Club

05:45 Alex Under Escenario


18:00 I Blame Coco Escenario

18:30 Marcus Doo & The Secret Family Eastpak FIB Club

19:00 Standstill Escenario Verde

19:15 Efterklang Escenario

20:00 Parade Eastpak FIB Club

20:00 The Courteeners Escenario Verde

21:00 Two Door Cinema Club Escenario

21:30 Dizzee Rascal Escenario Verde

21:45 Ellie Goulding Eastpak FIB Club

22:30 Foals Escenario

23:00 Lily Allen Escenario Verde

23:45 The Pinker Tones Eastpak FIB Club

00:00 Echo & The Bunnymen Escenario

01:00 Gorillaz Escenario Verde

01:45 Lindstrøm & Christabelle Eastpak FIB Club

02:10 Midnight Juggernauts Escenario

03:00 Yuksek Eastpak FIB Club

03:00 Leftfield Escenario Verde

03:25 Prins Thomas Escenario

04:45 Kidd Ross Eastpak FIB Club

05:30 Jack Beats Eastpak FIB Club

05:35 Funkagenda Escenario

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Hire a car for Benicassim Festival

We think it is worth considering hiring a car to get to Benicassim Festival from the airport. A Hire Car is not that expensive when split between a car load of people.

Example Prices for Car Hre to Benicassim
A Ford Focus for 4 days from Thu 15 – Mon 19 from Alicante is only around £150
A Vauxhall Corsa for 4 days from Barcelona or Valancia Airport is £150

You can pick up car from various locations like the airport or train station depending what suits you best. The cars all come with Air Conditioning, Air Con is a must in Spain as it is so hot.

If you are staying in a hotel near to Benicassim Festival which we recommend (see our Benicassim Hotels Post for more information ) we recommend you hire a car so you can easily drive to and from the hotel to the festival site etc.

Even if your camping a car with air con will be a great place to get some rest bite from the heat!!!

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We have added a Google Map below to show the airports location from Benicassim, if you click on the airport your flying to you can get directions to Benicassim or anywhere that you need to goto.


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Win a Hotel for Benicassim Festival Competition

So you have your Benicassim Tickets you have booked your flights however you have seen what the temperature is like in Spain in July and don’t fancy camping? Your might consider booking a hotel near benicassim but you can’t afford it. Well you could be in luck our friends at have donated a hotel for benicassim festival to give away. Sunshine are jolly nice people don’t you think?

The Benicassim Festival Prize

The amazing guys at online travel agency have donated the following prize.

HotelCivis Jaime I, Castellon, Costa del Azahar
Check In Thu 15th Jul 2010
Check Out Mon 19th Jul 2010
No. of Rooms : 1
Meal Type : Room Only
Room Type : Double Or Twin
Duration : 4 nts
Prize is hotel only, winner has to arrange own flights / transport.

How do I win the Benicassim Hotel Competition?

Simply “LIKE” our Benicasssim festival on Facebook Page and you’ll automatically be entered into our prize draw.

f you’re already a fan of benicassim festival, have no fear, you’re already in draw.
We would appreciate it if you shared with your friends, and share this competition with them

Our Benicassim Festival Fans Facebook page, is place to go for English speaking fans of the Spanish music festival. We have a lively community with news on the festival and all your questions answered.

Like Benicassim Festival Page below to Enter the Competition Now

Small Print

The winner will be selected at random from all Facebook fans on the 1st July 2010 .
No cash alternative is offered.
The Judge’s decision is final!
The Prize is for the Hotel only and no Flights or Transfers are included.
Entrants must be over 18
No employees or employee’s family members of are eligible for the prize