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Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Sunset Beach Club

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Valentine's DayWe’ve got a double dose of Valentine’s Day at Sunset Beach Club this year! As the 14th February falls on a Friday this year, and knowing that there are many people who work on the Saturday, we’ve decided to offer our Valentine’s Day Gala Dinner on two nights: Friday 14th and Saturday 15th February 2014! :-)

If you’re looking to treat your loved ones to a special evening, we can certainly help. Just look at the mouth watering menu our chefs have prepared for this special occasion (see below). And if you’d like to make the evening a little more special, we’ve got some great accommodation options (see below) for you to enjoy a romantic weekend. Read More…

Warm & Tasty Stews for Just €2 at the Ruta del Cuchareo in La Cala & Mijas Town

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Ruta del Cuchareo in MijasThis week saw the start of a new gastronomic event in MijasTown and La Cala de Mijas: La Ruta del Cuchareo (literally translated as ‘The Spoon Route”).

During the cooler months of winter (January, February and March) locals and visitors will be able to sample a wide selection of tasty local homemade dishes and stews. Many of the bars and restaurants in Mijas and La Cala will be offering a fantastic combination of warm tapa (stew, casserole or rice served in a clay dish) and a drink (beer, wine or soft drink) for just €2 :-) Read More…

How to Make a Tasty Paella in Just 15 Minutes

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Making a Paella at Sunset Beach ClubOne of the most popular activities here at Sunset Beach Club is the Spanish Cooking lessons our animation team puts on for our guests every Wednesday.

The star of these cooking lessons? Spain’s most famous and popular dish: The Paella.

There are many recipes and formulas that promise the secret to the ‘Ultimate Paella’; however, the reality is that a Paella can be made with lots of different ingredients allowing the cooks creativity to shine.

If you go to Valencia (Where the paella originated) it’ll look and taste different to the paella you’ll find here on the Costa del Sol. The important thing is that they all taste amazing and make for a delicious and enjoyable meal :-) Read More…

‘Spicy’ Photos From The Erotic Tapas Route in Fuengirola (2013)

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Photos of 'Erotic' TapasWe recently wrote about the Erotic Tapas Route which was to be held in Fuengirola at the start of November. This fun and ‘cheeky’ event has grown in popularity over that last few years and now attracts thousands of visitors from all over Spain.

As it’s such a unique concept, we like to get our roving reporters on the scene to grab photographic evidence of these ‘erotic’ tapas and see what all the fuss is about. Our intrepid colleague, Inma, enlisted the help of some of her friends and – camera in hand – started her adventure visiting many of the bars and restaurants participating in the Erotic Tapas Route. Read More…

Things To Do in Malaga: Gourmet Tapas Tours

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Photo of Tapa in MalagaWe’re always looking for fun and interesting things for out guests to do whilst on holiday with us and we think we might well have stumbled across a great one here: Gourmet Tapas Tours in Malaga.

It’s funny how we came across these unique tapas tours… they actually mentioned us on Twitter after having taken a group of guests who were staying at our hotel on one of their fabulous gastronomic tapas tours of Malaga. Turns out they’ve actually had over 30 groups of Sunset Beach Club guests take one of their tours so they must be doing something right :-) Read More…

Best Place to Grab a Bite to Eat at Malaga Airport?

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Dani Garcia Deli Bar at Malaga airport

We’re not sure if it’s the best place but it will certainly provide a welcomed change to the overpriced sandwiches and snacks available at most of Malaga airports food outlets.

Local chef, Dani García (2 Michelin stars) recently launched his latest gastronomic concept, a Deli Bar aiming to seduce traveller’s senses with a range of mouth watering dishes with a clear identity: the gastronomic traditions of the south of Spain and the use of local produce.  Read More…

Valentine’s Day at Sunset Beach Club

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Valentines Day in Benalmadena

What special gift do you have planned for your loved one on Valentine’s Day?

If you’re struggling for ideas, we think we might be able to help…

Surprise your partner by celebrating Valentine’s Day at Sunset Beach Club. We’ve got several options for you to choose from: Romantic dinner for two in our Oasis Restaurant (See menu below); Romantic dinner and 1 nights accommodation including buffet breakfast; Romantic dinner, 1 night’s accommodation with buffet breakfast and lunch.

Our Valentine’s day dinner will be held on Saturday 16th February 2013. The evening will start off with a welcome cocktail (love potion!) at 9:00pm followed by a delicious 4 course meal which you can see in the image below: Read More…

Churros: A Typical Spanish Breakfast Treat You Must Try!

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Churros with Chocolate

The thinner knotted churros found 'up north'

Have you ever tried ‘Churros’? No idea what we’re talking about? Stick around as we’re about to tell everything you need to know about this delicious Spanish treat!

A ‘Churro’ – sometimes referred to as a Spanish doughnut – is a popular fried dough snack which is normally eaten for breakfast accompanied by a bowl of thick hot chocolate or a good café con leche. The ingredients for the typical churro couldn’t be simpler: A mixture of flour, water and salt. Once the mixture is prepared it goes into a ‘churrera’ (special churro making machine) which then squeezes the doughy mixture into a large fryer where it’ll remain until crispy and crunchy – this usually takes about  30 seconds! Read More…

A List of the Best Bars in Benalmádena

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bars in benalmadena

A while back we asked our Facebook fans to name their favourite bars in Benalmádena. Forty six people replied with their top choices so we thought we’d include them here on the blog in case future guests are in need of some recommendations as to the best places to enjoy their favourite drink!

We’ve prepared the list in order of most mentions; that doesn’t mean one is better than the other but does give you an idea of which are most popular amongst Sunset Beach Club guests ;-)  Read More…

Photos of the ‘Erotic’ Tapas Route in Fuengirola

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A couple of weeks ago we wrote about the upcoming ‘Erotic’ Tapas Route in our neighbouring town of Fuengirola. Thousands of people have since visited the 80 bars and restaurants taking part in this fun initiative and have had the chance to sample the imaginative and somewhat riské tapas on offer.

We promised to do some field work and join the Tapas Route to try some of these ‘spicy’ creations and report back on our findings; it was tough work but we managed to make our way through the hoards of people and get some photographic evidence of the tapas we got to taste.

Below you’ll find photos of some of these ‘Erotic’ tapas with their names  (and their rough translations) the name of the bar/restaurant serving them and a brief description of the ingredients used to make them (at least the ones we could work out :-)):

#1 Lengua Sedienta (Dry tongue): The popular ‘La Plaza’ Bar is serving this tapa which is basically your traditional jamon serrano on a piece of toasted bread with olive oil and tomato; the olives and guerkins provide the more erotic touch. Not very adventurous but still tasty and goes down well with a cool beer :-)

La Plaza - Lengua Sedienta- Ruta de la tapa erotica

Lengua Sedienta

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