On the 3rd May it is traditional in Benidorm to decorate the holy cross with beautiful flowers as a tribute to Saint Helena who, travelled to Jerusalem in search of the true cross on which Jesus died. Holy processions will take place throughout the streets with the carrying of an abundance of flowers to the churches. Many parties will be held with live music to dance the night away.

During May, why not take part in the Snail festival. Spain and particularly the region of Cataluña consider snails to be a delicacy and the Snail Festival is a way of celebrating this tasty morsel buried in its shell. Many people will gather snails after a short spell of rain and use them in wonderful stews and paellas. It is traditional to have several glasses of sherry while enjoying this culinary delight.