Wondering how much money to bring to Benicassim? Here’s a day by day breakdown of what to expect. Last July, I went with 9 friends to the Spanish festival and it was amazing. The weather was around 30 degrees everyday, it was close to the beach, very cheap to get food & drink (outside of the arena!) and we met some amazing people there. It’s happening again this year July 18th-21st and and if you are going, then lucky you!
This cost diary for FIB Festival is based off the price of camping in a ‘Bell Tent’, which is one of the better options for staying there. It was my first time glamping and I have to say that I highly recommend it (read about the pros and cons last year here), as I have heard some horror stories about the regular tents. Although it was obviously still roasting hot, it was really great to have so much room, a bed, a little table and a more secluded area. Other options include staying in accommodation nearby, the festival villas, the shaded pre pitched tents campsite and the regular bring your own tents campsite.
For calculating how much money to bring to Benicassim you will also need to include activities, food & drink and I will say that inside the actual festival arena, you can expect to pay extortionate prices – just like any other festival. So stock up in the supermarket throughout your time there!
So, with this cost diary, here’s an estimate of how much money to bring to Benicassim:
Average of €36 per day (if you are including 1 night in Airbnb and a day in Alicante)
€275 6 nights of glamping + full 4 day festival ticket
€62 coach transfer to & from festival
Total €866 for direct return flights, full festival ticket, 6 nights glamping, all food + drink, 1 night accommodation in Alicante and activities.
I totally understand that this cost diary for FIB Festival, may seem like a lot of money to some. However, we had a fantastic week-long holiday in the sunshine, ate & drank more than comfortably and saw amazing artists in a really great atmosphere. So in my opinion, it’s definitely worth the cost and I’d highly recommend. Click here to read about my experience of Beni.
The best direct flight deals right now (prices correct in Feb 2019):
Mon July 15th – Tues July 23rd: (Ryanair) Dublin-Alicante €168 return
Mon July 15th – Tues July 23rd: (Ryanair) Shannon-Alicante €221 return
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Mon July 15th – Tues July 23rd: (Ryanair) London (Luton)-Alicante £49 return
Mon July 15th – Tues July 23rd: (Ryanair & easyJet) London (Gatwick)-Alicante £71 return
Mon July 15th – Tues July 23rd: (Ryanair) Manchester-Alicante £80 return
Mon July 15th – Tues July 23rd: (Ryanair) Liverpool-Alicante £103 return
Mon July 15th – Tues July 23rd: (Ryanair & Jet2) Glasgow (International)-Alicante £168 return
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