Benalmadena Pueblo Hosts its annual Arab Market

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Arab Market in BenalmadenaStarting today, 27th August, and until Sunday the 30th August, Benalmádena Pueblo (the old town) will host the 5th edition of its Arab Market (Zoco), event that serves as the perfect end to the summer’s cultural programme. 

The Arab Market will take place in the following locations throughout the town: Plaza de las Tres Culturas, Plaza de España; in the Real and Santo Domingo de Guzmán streets and in the ‘Jardines del Muro’. Aimed at promoting the town’s beauty and charm, the town hall hopes that this unique event will attract tourists from all over the Coast.  Read More…

The Latest Addition to Our Extensive Facilities: A Self-Service Launderette!

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New LaunderetteAlthough it’s probably the last thing you want to think about when you’re on holiday, there are times when you need to wash clothes. It’s either that or a suitcase full of dirty clothes when you head home!

We’ve always offered a laundry service but it involved leaving your clothes in the hotel laundry and was charged per kilo. This service is still available but, following suggestions from guests, we’ve decided to build a new self-service launderette. Read More…

Food Truck Festival at the Sohail Castle in Fuengirola

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Food Truck event in FuengirolaFoodies are in for a treat this weekend as Fuengirola’s Sohail Castle hosts Andalusia’s first ever Food Truck Festival.

From the 20th to the 23rd August, this unique event promises a fabulous gastronomic experience as well as music and entertainment for all the family. These food trucks will offer around 15 different street food options, most from local establishments.

Equipped with modern kitchens and appliances it’s amazing what these chefs can rustle up in such a tight space: succulent and tasty dishes at very reasonable prices. During this weekend’s event, visitors will have the chance to sample a wide selection of food including meats, kebabs, fish, seafood, Iberian hams, sandwiches, hotdogs, burgers, home-made ice-creams, milkshakes, cocktails and lots more.  Read More…

Are You Going to the Malaga Fair This Year?

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Poster for Malaga FairTomorrow sees the start of the Costa del Sol’s largest and most popular fair, the Feria de Málaga! Get ready for 9 days of fun and entertainment as the city welcomes thousands of visitors from all over Spain for, what has become, one of the most popular festivities in Spain.

The official opening of the fair is tomorrow (14th August) and promises to be an entertaining affair with a spectacular pyrotechnical display and a free concert by Spain’s Eurovision Song Contest candidate, Edurne. This all takes place on the Malagueta Beach just next to the port’s famous lighthouse.  Read More…

Why You Need to Visit Mayan Monkey Mijas, the World’s Smallest Chocolate Factory 

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Mayan Monkey Mijas Chocolate FactoryThe white village of Mijas has a hidden secret which for the last few years has been delighting chocolate lovers from all over the world… We’re referring to Mayan Monkey Mijas, the world’s smallest chocolate factory! 

The sign above the entrance to this delightful chocolate factory and museum says it all, “Happiness Laboratory”.

Located in the village’s ‘Plaza Virgen de la Peña’ Mayan Monkey isn’t your ordinary chocolate factory. From the minute you walk in you are greeted by friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff who are on hand to help you with all your chocolate related queries or needs. They’ll tell you stories about the chocolate’s origins and offer you samples to try. And trust us, the place has an impressive collection of exotic chocolate treats which will make you think you’re in Chocolate Heaven! Read More…

‘Hot Summer Nights’ (Part 2): Live Music in Mijas Pueblo

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Hot Summer Nights Concerts in MijasLast month we wrote about the fabulous new series of concerts taking place in Mijas village and featuring some of the world’s best cover bands and singers.

After the success of the first two concerts, a night of swing and jazz with the Andy Peacock Big Band and the Bruce Springsteen Tribute Concert, the ‘Hot Summer Nights’ series of concerts is back at the start of August with three amazing nights of live music. Here’s the programme and some info about each of the concerts: Read More…

Watersport Activities in Benalmádena: 4 Fun Options!

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Watersports in BenalmadenaIf you’re looking for a bit of watersport fun during your holiday in Benalmadena, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re looking for an exhilarating adrenalin rush or a more leisurely activity like paddle surfing, Benalmadena’s beaches offer a fantastic range of activities for all the family. Below we’ve listed some of our favourites. Read More…

The Luna Mora Festival Returns to Mijas Pueblo

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Festival de la Luna Mora de MijasAfter the success of the previous edition, the white village of Mijas will celebrate its second Luna Mora Festival. Last year, this unique event managed to attract more than 20,000 visitors and organisers are hoping to more than double that figure attracting over 45,000 people to this years festivities.

One of the highlights of this year’s event is the fact that it will be celebrated over two consecutive weekends; from the 17th to 19th July and from the 31st July to 2nd August. The other notable addition this year is that all the activities and attractions will extend into the centre of town multiplying the festivals surface area by five.  Read More…

‘Musical July’: Evenings of Classical Music Concerts in Malaga 

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Free classical concerts in MalagaThe city of Malaga is getting ready to host, for the 3rd year running, a fabulous series of summer evening concerts. This latest edition, of what has become a consolidated event in the city’s summer events calendar, will delight spectators with four free classical music concerts to be held in the Gibralfaro Castle and the Alcazaba fortress.

The Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra and two musical ‘ensembles’, ‘Músicos Concerto Málaga and Ensembre Ars Cello, the latter made up of students, ex-students and teachers from Malaga’s Music Conservatory, will be performing in two of Malaga’s most iconic land marks.  Read More…

Fuengirola’s Great Beer Festival 2015 at the Sohail Castle

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Grand Beer Festival Fuengirola 2015The spectacular Sohail Castle in Fuengirola will, once again, host the city’s very own ‘Oktoberfest': the 8th Grand Beer Festival.

This fun beer festival (Oktoberfest Olé) opens to the public from the 3rd July to the 19th July. If you’re a beer lover, this is one stop you’ll have to make during your holiday. You’ll be able to sample the finest Bavarian beers and tasty dishes including german sausages, frikadellen and chucrut. All this accompanied by live music from a true German orchestra! They even have a special kids area with organised activities to keep the little ones amused :-).

A special feature this year will be the new VIP area offering a more personalised service and located away from the hustle and bustle of the main festival. If you want to make use of this new service, you’ll have to sign up on the official web page (www.oktoberfestole.com) or on their Facebook page.

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