Spain´s most accessible city

Benidorm recognised for accessibility Credit: Benidorm Council

Benidorm validated its 100 per cent inclusivity policy by presenting the Accessible Tourist Transport Development Plan on May 16.

The City Council united 100 tourist establishments to share the developments in the accessible tourism sector. In the 2024 FiturAwards, Impulsa Igualdad; the platform representing Spain´s disability sector, recognised Benidorm as the most inclusive destination in Spain.

Benidorm´s Accessible Tourist Transport Development Plan was the result of the platform´s collaboration with the City Council. Benidorm´s mayor, Toni Perez, emphasised: “The DTI (The Smart Tourist Destinations Network) is the inspiration that has made Benidorm an even greater reference than it was in some aspects, including accessibility.”

The mayor referenced the vast number of people with reduced mobility in the Valencian Community which is 325,000 and more than 75,000 in the Alicante Province.

Benidorm´s recent developments in accessibility, include amongst others, the single platform roads, lowered sidewalks and audio guides and braille maps in tourist services.

Teresa Navarro, a defender and part of the disabled people community, expressed her gratitude to Benidorm´s efforts; “Benidorm is a national and international benchmark in accessible tourism.”

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Anna Akopyan

Originally from Moscow, with Russian and Armenian origins, Anna has lived in Costa Blanca for over ten years. She is passionate about singing, acting and traveling.