This article originally appeared on VICE Netherlands
Just like a whole bunch of Southern European coastal towns, every summer Benidorm, Spain fills with tourists thirsty for sun, sand, and alcohol. The main difference between the Spanish resort and places like Magaluf or Ayia Napa being the age of those tourists. Instead of your regular drunken 18-year-old meatheads, Benidorm's promenade is covered in leather-skinned elderly tourists with a penchant for linen outfits and sherry.
Belgian photographer Tine Schoemaker traveled to the town just before the beginning of this year's high season to take a look at how her elderly compatriots spend their holidays. Here are some of the snaps she came back with.