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50 Things You May Not Know About Benalmádena

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50 Things you may not know about BenalmadenaBenalmádena is one of the Costa del Sol’s most popular holiday resorts welcoming visitors from all over the world. Located just 22km from Málaga city centre and a short 20-minute drive from Málaga Airport, Benalmádena offers visitors a wide variety of attractions, beaches, hotels, restaurants and activities which make it the ideal holiday destination.

There are so many interesting facts about Benalmadena which we’re sure many visitors – and even locals – might not be aware of, that we decided to put together this comprehensive list of 50 Things you may not know about the municipality. Let’s see if we can surprise you! Continue Reading →

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 ‘La Cazuela de la Abuela’ Gastronomic Contest: A Great Opportunity to Sample Traditional Spanish Casserole Dishes

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If you enjoy a warm and hearty casserole during these cooler winter days (well, cooler by Costa del Sol standards) then we highly recommend you take a quick trip down to Fuengirola for their annual ‘Cazuela de la Abuela’ (Grandma’s Casserole) event.

Poster for the Cazuela de la Abuela in Fuengirola

Poster for the Cazuela de la Abuela event

From the 10th February to the 26th February, locals and visitors to Fuengirola will be able to sample tasty traditional Mediterranean casserole dishes – including yummy ‘lentejas’ and ‘callos’- just like the local’s Grandmas used to make (or still do!). Continue Reading →

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Carnival ‘Madness’ in Malaga (and the rest of the Costa del Sol)

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Malaga Carnival Poster

Official poster for the Malaga Carnival 2017

We’re just a few days away from the start of Carnival Season and most towns and cities on the Costa del Sol are gearing up for a week of fun and entertainment.

Although the Carnaval is celebrated all over Andalucia – The Cadiz Carnival is probably the most famous – for the purpose of this article, we’re going to focus on the Málaga Carnival; only 25 minutes from our hotel and easily accessible, it’s a ‘must visit’ if you are planning a trip to the Costa del Sol in February.

We’re lucky enough to enjoy mild winters and this luxury allows the city of Málaga to live one of its most colourful, multicultural and spontaneous festivities of the year: The Carnival.

With hundreds of activities and events taking place during the week-long (sometimes a little longer) festivities, you’re guaranteed to have a ball! Continue Reading →

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Jurassic Expo in Málaga: A Chance to see Life-Sized Animated Dinosaurs

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Jurassic Expo in MalagaIf you’re planning on visiting the Costa del Sol over the next few weeks and you have kids (or are interested in dinosaurs) you might want to pay a visit to the Jurassic Expo taking place in Málaga from the 4th February 2017 to the 26th February 2017.

Located in a large marquee in Malaga’s fairground (next to the Conference and Exhibition Centre) the Jurrasic Expo will feature more than 20 life-size dinosaurs many of which are animatronic,  simulating real life movements and behaviours of these fascinating prehistoric creatures. You’ll come across all your favourite species of dinosaur including, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Protoceratops, Diplodocus and Triceratops! Continue Reading →

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Have You Made Any Plans For Valentine’s Day?

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Valentines Day at Sunset Beach Club, BenalmadenaHave you made any plans for Valentine’s Day?

This year the 14th February falls on a Tuesday so we’ve decided to celebrate our Valentine’s Gala Dinner on the evening of Saturday 11th February so that those who have to work can enjoy their romantic dinner without worrying about having to work the next day! We’re going to celebrate it in style here at Sunset Beach Club! 🙂

Surprise your loved one with a romantic dinner in our Sala Málaga Banquet Room located on the 7th floor of the hotel and boasting stunning views out to sea.  

Here’s a quick look at the delicious menu our chefs have put together for the Valentine’s Day dinner… Continue Reading →

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Ricky Lavazza’s Rock n Roll 50’s Rewind Weekender

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Ricky Lavazza's Rock n Roll Rewind WeekenderRicky Lavazza, one of Sunset Beach Club’s most popular entertainers, is putting on a special and fun-packed weekend of Rock ‘n roll on the 28th and 29th January with great music and activities throughout the weekend.

It all kicks off on Saturday 28th January with Jive dance lessons followed by the first of two amazing shows in the Moonlight Bar. ‘The Rock ‘n Roll Rewind Show’ featuring Ricky and The Memphis Trio, the Costa del Sol’s nº1 Rock ‘n Roll band!

On Sunday 29th January, you’ll be able to enjoy the classic car show featuring over 20 stunning cars from the ‘Classic Car Club Andalucia’. A couple of these cars will be parked around the main pool area! Continue Reading →

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Weekend of Soul & Motown in Benalmádena: Costa del Soul

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Costa del Soul February 2017Northern Soul promoters, GoldSoul, are heading back to Sunset Beach Club this February with a new addition to their events calendar.

As many of you know, for the last 9 years we’ve welcomed GoldSoul for their week-long Costa del Soul events. These usually take place at the end of October, and are, undeniably, the top soul music events on the Costa del Sol.

Building on the success of their autumn Costa del Soul holidays, GoldSoul will this year be adding a new event to their calendar: a 5 day Soul and Motown Break!

From the 3rd to 8th February (2017) Soul and Motown music fans can enjoy a fun-packed break in the sun with music every night in the Sunset Beach Club Moonlight Theatre. Continue Reading →

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Renting a Bike in Benalmadena: A Fun and Healthy Way to Discover the Town & Surrounding Areas

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Renting a bike in BenalmadenaIf you’re looking for a fun and very healthy activity next time you come to Benalmadena on holiday, we highly recommend renting a bicycle and exploring some of the town’s main attractions whilst reaping the health benefits of this fun mode of transport.

The area offers something for all levels. Beginners and leisure riders can enjoy the relative flatness of the stunning promenade and more experienced riders looking for more of a challenge can head into the hills behind Benalmadena and attempt one of the harder bike routes (see below) which will take them along narrow mountain paths offering stunning views of the coast. Continue Reading →

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Timetable for the Three Kings Parades in Benalmadena, Fuengirola and Málaga 

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Timetable for Three Kings Parades in Benalmadena, Malaga and FuengirolaOn Thursday evening (5th January) kids all over Spain will be lining the streets of all the main towns and cities to watch the traditional Three Kings Parades.

This is the highlight of the Christmas festivities and a must-watch for anyone visiting at this magical time of year. Many of our guests like to venture into town and watch the colourful parades so we’ve put together this blog post highlighting some of our favourite processions with timetables and exact locations of each. All you have to do is choose the one which most appeals to you! Continue Reading →

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Activities for Kids This Christmas in Málaga: The MIMA Children’s Fair

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MIMA Children's fair in MalagaIf you’re spending the Christmas Holidays on the Costa del Sol and have kids, you’re probably looking for ideas of things to do to keep them busy…

Well, a visit to Malaga’s MIMA Children’s fair is a great option for a fun day out for all the family. This fabulous event is now entering its 13th year and was originally conceived to provide a large, fun and educational space where kids and parents could enjoy a wide selection of activities and attractions over the Christmas holidays. Continue Reading →

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