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The Andalucia Valderrama Masters: Top Flight Golf on the Costa del Sol

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Andalucia Valderrama Masters 2017The famous Valderrama Golf Club in Sotogrande will host the 3rd edition of the Andalucia Valderrama Masters this weekend (19th to 22nd October). This is the first time since 2011 that the tournament is held at the club famous for hosting the 1997 Ryder Cup.

This edition of the Valderrama Masters will benefit charities supported by the Sergio García Foundation with all funds raised going to the X-Ray unit of the Hospital Universitario La Paz. Continue Reading →

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Costa del Soul: 9 Days (and nights) of the Best Northern Soul

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Costa del Soul 2017
October is ‘Soul Time’ here at Sunset Beach Club!
 

For the 9th year running, our friends at Goldsoul – well established UK Soul event promoters – are coming back for a fun week of the best tunes, lots of dancing and, of course, sunshine!!!

This year’s ‘Costa del Soul’ event promises to be the best yet. After the success of last year’s extended 9 day event (It’s usually seven nights) this year Goldsoul have decided to repeat this winning formula and Costa del Soul will run from Friday 13th October to Saturday 21st October featuring some of the top DJ’s from the UK playing the greatest Soul Music Tunes throughout the day.

Soul music lovers can enjoy their daily dose of Classic Soul tunes by the hotel’s Tikki Poolside Bar whilst enjoying a cool jug of Sangria and working on their tans!

After a hard day by the pool, the fun continues in the Panorama Bar with some laid-back soul from 6 to 9 pm. This includes the ever-popular happy hour and the chance to catch up and watch the latest live Premiership or Champions League football matches. Continue Reading →

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Why You Should Visit This Year’s Fuengirola Fair

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Feria del Rosario FuengirolaThe Fuengirola Fair starts on Friday the 6th October. This is one of the most popular festivities in Andalusia and the highlight of the city’s entertainment calendar.

From the 6th to the 12th October, all who visit Fuengirola are in for a fun and entertaining time! The ‘Feria del Rosario’ (named after the city’s patron saint) is the perfect opportunity to experience a true taste of Spanish culture.

During the day you can visit many of the different ‘casetas’ where your flamenco dancing skills will be put to the test! Alternatively, you can just sample some of the delicious food and drinks on offer; we recommend you try the typical Andalucian feria drink called a ‘rebujito’ a refreshing mix of manzanilla (or fino) wine, lemonade and lots of ice.  Continue Reading →

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26 Fun Things to do on Your Next Benalmadena Holiday: Our A to Z Guide!

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26 fun things to do in BenalmadenaAre you looking for a list of fun things to do and attractions to visit in Benalmadena?

Well, you’ve come to the right place. There are loads of things to do when you come to spend your holidays in Benalmadena. We’ve put together an A to Z list with 26 ideas to get you started…

A – Aqualand

Have a splashing time at the Costa del Sol’s biggest water park. The kids will love it…and so will the adults. There are plenty of fun rides to keep the whole family entertained for hours!

Aqualand in Torremolinos

Some of the water slides at Aqualand in Torremolinos

B –Butterfly Park

Visit Europe’s largest Butterfly exhibition where you’ll be able to see more than 150 species of butterflies. You can read more about the Benalmadena Butterfly Park on our blog.

C – Cable Car Ride to the Top of Benalmadena

If you don’t mind heights, this is a definite must! A 15-minute ride to the top of the Calamorro Mountain behind Benalmadena for some of the most amazing views! Continue Reading →

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World Tourism Day: A Great Opportunity to Visit Malaga’s Museums and Attractions for Free  

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World Tourism DayNext Wednesday 27th September 2017 is World Tourism Day and to celebrate this special occasion, Malaga Town Hall, in conjunction with the city’s main museums and monuments, has prepared a special events programme.

This initiative – promoted by the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) – aims to raise awareness of the important impact tourism has on countries and communities around the world; socially, culturally, politically and economically. This year’s event goes under the following title: Sustainable Tourism – A tool for Development.  Continue Reading →

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Take a Trip Back in Time… Visit the Medieval Market in Fuengirola’s Sohail Castle

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Medieval Market at Sohail Castle in FuengirolaIn previous years it has managed to attract over 90.000 visitors and this year, organisers are hoping to improve upon this impressive figure. We’re referring to the Medieval Market which is taking place in Fuengirola’s Sohail Castle from Wednesday 13th September until  Sunday the 17th September. 

This is the 14th consecutive year that the event has been held and just goes to prove its success. So much so that it has now become one of the most important in Spain thanks, mainly, to its unique setting in an XIth century Muslim fortressContinue Reading →

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Summer Music: Our Animation Team’s Playlist for Summer 2017!

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Summer Music Playlist at Sunset Beach ClubEvery year, towards the end of the summer season, we get lots of similar requests from guests who have enjoyed their holidays with us: They all ask us to name the songs played by our animation team during their Aquagym and Kids Club activities by the pool.

Are you wondering what the name of that track you danced to energetically in the pool?

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The Luna Mora Festival in Guaro: A Weekend of Music and Culture

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Festival de la Luna Mora de GuaroOn the 8th and 9th September – the picturesque white village of Guaro celebrates the 21st edition of its famous ‘Luna Mora’ Festival.

As was the case last year, this year’s festivities have been reduced to two days (It’s used to be four) but they’ve still managed to put together an impressive programme of events with activities and entertainment for all the family.

Throughout the weekend, the village becomes a meeting point for traditional Andalusí music and culture. The streets come alive in the evenings with the stunning illumination of 25,000 candles strategically positioned to create a unique and magical ambiance. Visitors will also be able to enjoy the traditional Arab artisan market, workshops (Henna and belly dancing), street performers, storytelling and mouth watering gastronomy. Continue Reading →

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Benalmadena Pueblo Hosts its Annual Arab Market

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Arab Market in BenalmadenaFrom Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th August, Benalmádena Pueblo (the old town) will host the 7th edition of its Arab Market (Zoco), an event that this year, returns to the town’s summer 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.  Continue Reading →

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Fuengirola’s Great Beer Festival 2017 at the Sohail Castle

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Grand Beer Festival in FuengirolaThe spectacular Sohail Castle in Fuengirola will, once again, host the city’s very own ‘Oktoberfest’: the 9th edition of its Grand Beer Festival.

This fun beer festival (Oktoberfest Olé) opens to the public from the 18th August to the 3rd September. If you’re a beer lover, this is one stop you’ll have to make during your holiday. Marquees and large tables will be set up throughout the castle grounds allowing you to sample the finest Bavarian beers and tasty dishes including German sausages, frikadellen and sauerkraut. All this accompanied by live music from a true German orchestra as well as other live music events.

 

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