Benidorm to offer free parking in some Blue Zones from October 1

For a few years, Benidorm has had car parks controlled by the Parking Regulatory Ordinance (ORA), known as the blue zone. However, since 2022 new colours and regulations have been included in these parking spaces.

Orange zone
Visitors are not allowed to park in any of the 1,694 orange spaces. These spaces are reserved exclusively for residents and registered with the Council. If you park here a permit card needs to be on display. Before the lines were white.

You will find the orange areas mainly in Foietes-Colonia Madrid, Els Tolls, Rincon de Loix, El Campo and La Cala

Green zone
Tourists need to pay for green spaces which are free for residents. In total there are 1586 spaces.

The green areas are located mainly in Mercasa, El Campo, Levante and Rincon de Loix.

Blue Zone
The blue zone is charged for in the summer months and some spaces are free in winter. In the high season months you can park in one of the 1400 blue spaces for a maximum of 2 hours and on weekends and holidays it is free. Most of the blue zones are concentrated in the Levante area.

Always a sign that October has arrived is the parking machines being covered up giving us free parking in certain areas of the Blue Zone in Benidorm.

Remember the best way to make sure that the area is free to park in, is to check that the meter is covered with a metal casing and that it’s not only resident parking permitted.


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    • Scott Robertson

      20 October 2022 • 19:48

      hi .. I’m driving too Benidorm in May next year and staying at Primavera park hotel.. is the blue zone parking free during this time and can I leave car in same space for more than 1 day ..thanks Scott


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