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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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Why You Need To Visit The Málaga Fair

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This weekend sees the start of the Costa del Sol’s largest and most popular fair, the Malaga Fair or Feria de Málaga as it’s referred to here!

Poster for the Málaga Fair

This year’s poster for the Málaga Fair

If you haven’t been before, we highly recommend you do so! Get ready for 9 days of fun and entertainment as the city welcomes thousands of visitors from all over Spain for, what has become, the most popular summer fair in Andalucía and one of the most popular festivities in Spain.

The official opening of the fair is on Friday 11th August and promises to be an entertaining affair with a spectacular pyrotechnical display and a free concert by local group, Chambao. This all takes place on the Malagueta Beach just next to the port’s famous lighthouse from 11:50pm.  Continue Reading →

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A Fun New Way of Exploring Málaga City… Sightseeing Treasure Hunts!

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Sightseeing treasure hunt in MalagaThere are dozens of tours and excursions available to explore Málaga City, but none quite like iCachr Málaga’s sightseeing treasure hunts!

Elizabeth and Matthias, the founders of this innovative tour company, have taken sightseeing to a more interactive and enjoyable level, by incorporating it into an exciting treasure hunt which will take you on a memorable journey of discovery. You’ll visit all of Malaga’s top sights and attractions as well as interesting ‘not- quite-so-famous’ ones. You’ll have to find hidden clues along the way which will lead you to the ‘Secret Treasure of Málaga’. Continue Reading →

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Ronda Romántica: New Excursion to Visit Ronda at Dusk

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Ronda Romantica tour If you’re staying at Sunset Beach Club and are thinking of visiting the stunning city of Ronda, this summer we’re offering a fantastic new excursion called Ronda Romántica (Romantic Ronda).

As you can probably tell by the name, it’s an excursion with a romantic touch which will allow you to enjoy the city’s streets and monuments, both in daylight and when night falls. However, what stands out on this excursion is being able to experience the magical sunsets from a privileged position, one that few people have access to… the roof of the Santa María church. Continue Reading →

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Our Facebook Fans Recommend Their Favourite Restaurants in Benalmádena

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41 Recommended Restaurants in Benalmadena

It’s just over 5 years since we first asked our Sunset Beach Club Facebook fans what restaurants they could recommend in Benalmadena. We wrote a blog post with their answers which over the years has been viewed by thousands of people; however, we felt it needed updating…

So a couple of weeks ago we asked our fans the same question and we’ve included their answers in the blog post below. As you can see, we had a great response.  We hope it’ll serve as a great guide for anyone thinking of staying at Sunset Beach Club – or any other Benalmadena hotel – in the future.

The first 12 restaurants are listed in order of popularity (number of people who recommended them).The rest of the restaurants on the list (13 to 41) were recommended at least once.

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‘Virgen del Carmen’ Celebrations this Weekend in Benalmadena

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Virgen del Carmen celebrations in BenalmadenaBenalmadena is preparing itself for its annual celebrations in honour of the ‘Virgen del Carmen’. Also known as Stella Maris, she is the patron saint of fishermen (Please click on this link for more information on the Virgen del Carmen).

The Benalmadena town hall has prepared various events which will take place on Saturday 15th July and Sunday 16th July,  including a wonderful procession through the streets of Benalmádena Costa in which the fishermen will carry their ‘Stella Maris’ to the Marina; here she’ll be lifted aboard a boat and paraded along the Benalmadena coastline (weather permitting). If you’ve got some good binoculars, a great place to watch this is from the terrace in our Panorama Bar here at Sunset Beach Club or from the promenade just in front of the hotel. Continue Reading →

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