Those of you who have stayed at Sunset Beach Club will have seen it pass by the hotel several times a day. We’re talking about ‘Starfish’, the popular ferry boat which takes passengers from Benalmadena Marina to Fuengirola (and back).
Our neighbouring town of Fuengirola doesn’t stop!
Having recently held the Medieval Fair in their impressive Sohail Castle, starting today this spectacular venue will host Fuengirola’s very own Oktoberfest-style festival.
This fun beer festival (Oktoberfest Olé) opens to the public from the 22nd August to the 7th September. 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!
Guests who frequently visit Sunset Beach Club during the quieter winter months will be happy to know that we will be reintroducing our Half Board accommodation option this November.
Last year it 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 until Sunday the 17th August.
This is the 11th 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 fortress.
It’s one of the Costa del Sol’s biggest and most popular events, and it starts this Friday (15th August)… the Malaga Fair (or ‘Feria’ as it is called in Spanish).
Eight days – and nights – of complete madness where visitors will be treated to the best of Ansalucian culture and traditions. The Malaga Fair has something for everyone: Culture, Great food (and drink!), dancing, live music, entertainment, to name but a few.
This year, there will more than 200 free shows providing over 200 hours of fun and entertainment for all who attend. The official programme is a massive 23 pages long (You can download a copy – in Spanish- HERE) however, for those short on time, we’ve included a list of events and activities which we think you’ll enjoy.
We love Instagram! There, we’ve said it.
This relatively new social network – which allows you to take fabulous photos, apply cool filters and effects and share them with your network – is growing at an amazing rate; it now boasts over 200 million active users worldwide!
Instagram is all about sharing great photos. It’s easy to use – even someone who has no photography skills can make a photo look amazing – fun and highly addictive. Browsing through your Instagram feed you’ll see spectacular images taken by ‘normal’ people, just like you and I :-).
Paloma Park in Benalmádena has recently received an important award from Tripadvisor, the world’s nº1 travel review site. We’re delighted and proud to announce that our beautiful park located in the centre of the town is now included in Tripadvisor’s 25 Top Parks in Europe (nº24), a great bit of news to start off the busy summer season.
Tripadvisor is recognised as one the world’s most influential travel sites. In this second edition of its ‘Travellers’ Choice Attractions Awards’- which honors top landmarks and parks throughout Europe – the travellers who leave reviews on Tripadvisor have decided that this 200.000 square metre park is worthy of a place in the Top 25 list and thereby become one of the most recommended parks on the continent!
Welcome to our new guest interview series where we chat with some of Sunset Beach Club’s most loyal visitors and find out why they keep choosing our hotel for their holidays.
In this first interview, Sharon Byrne, who has been coming to Sunset Beach Club for 4 years (twice a year!) speaks to our Community Manager and tells us about her experiences.
Watch the video below to find out…
- Why Sharon keeps coming back to Sunset Beach Club.
- Why she loves our evening entertainment programme (Plus her favourite show).
- The Benalmadena tourist attraction Sharon believes everyone should try.
- Her two favourite restaurants in Benalmadena.
- Whether she would recommend Sunset Beach Club to her friends and family.
Watch the interview and let us know what you like most about Sunset Beach Club in the comments below.
We’d like to thank Sharon for taking time out of her recent holiday to record this interview – although we did give her a nice Sunset Beach Club t-shirt for her troubles ;-)- and take the opportunity to remind you that we are searching for more guests who are willing to be interviewed for our new series… if you are interested (you get a t-shirt or bottle of cava for your time) please email our Community Manager on the following email: social(at)sunsetbeachclub.com.
All our regular guests know that every summer our entertainment team prepares fabulous shows for our guests to enjoy in the evenings. This year is no exception and the team have been rehearsing hard for several months preparing for this year’s new show: A Tribute to Grease.
If you’re a fan of the hit movie and musical, you’ll love our new show. You’ll be transported back to 1958 to enjoy the tender love story of Dany Zuko and Sandy Olsson as well as all the fun members of the cast including the T-Birds and Pink Ladies!
This Thursday the 24th July sees the start of the 2nd edition of Benalmadena’s Great Beer Festival. Once again, this fun event takes place in the Marina and will be open to the public until Sunday the 3rd August.
All visitors to the Beer Festival will have the opportunity to sample the best wheat and barley beer (König Ludwid Weissbier) as well as taste some traditional German dishes including: red and white sausages, roast pork knuckles, pretzels, sauerkraut or flamenkuchen (german pizza).