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Guide to the Costa del Sol’s Best Street Markets

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Guide to the Best Street Markets on the Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol is known for its wide choice of street markets – or flea markets, as they are sometimes referred to. As visiting these markets seems to be on most of our guest’s to-do lists, we thought we’d put together a short and concise guide featuring the most popular markets along the coast.

Many of the local street markets combine flea markets and boot sales, so for the sake of this guide, we’ll just refer to all as street markets.  Although we haven’t included all the markets which take place throughout the week, we have tried to add all the ones that we’ve actually been to and that our guests have recommended. Continue Reading →

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La Casa de Los Navajas in Torremolinos: A Stunning Building You Should Visit

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Photo of Casa de los Navajas in TorremolinosIf you’re planning on visiting Torremolinos and need tips on what to see, we highly recommend a visit to ‘La Casa de los Navajas’ a stunning building which has become one of the most emblematic in Torremolinos.

This unique mini-palace stands out as you walk along the promenade thanks to its ‘neomudéjar’ style architecture (Popular in Spain at the end of the 19th century and start of the 20th century) and Arabic influences. Building the house was the lifelong dream of its owner, Antonio Navaja Cruz, a local sugar cane farmer who built it in 1925. 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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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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12 Interesting Things to do in Benalmadena at Christmas Time

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Things to do in Benalmadena over ChristmasAlthough not the high season here in Benalmadena, Christmas time offers lots of interesting things to keep the whole family entertained.

Our guests often ask us for recommendations on things to do at this time of year so we’ve decided to put together this list which includes activities and specific places you can visit during the holidays. Although the title of this post specifically states Benalmadena, you’ll find that out list wanders a little further down the Coast; that being said, all of these places are well connected by public transport. If you’re planning on visiting the Coast this Christmas I’m sure you’ll find something of interest on the list. Here goes… Continue Reading →

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The Museum of Malaga: The City’s New Cultural Jewel

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museo-de-malagaAs of last Monday the 12th December 2016, Málaga city boasts a stunning new museum to add to its’ – already impressive – collection: The Museum of Malaga.

The new museum is located in the ‘Palacio de la Aduana’, the old Custom’s building. The original museum closed 20 years ago (almost to the day) and the opening date is no coincidence as it marks the 19th anniversary of the first demonstration demanding that the Customs building be used for cultural purposes. Continue Reading →

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4 Interesting Things to do in Málaga over Christmas

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Things to do in Malaga at ChristmasWith just a couple of weeks to go until Christmas, Málaga city centre is bustling with  festive fun and excitement!

A walk through the streets of the city’s historic centre at Christmas time is an experience we would recommend to all who visit the Costa del Sol at this time of year. The stunning Christmas lights, mouth-watering gastronomy and magical ambience make for a truly wonderful visit to the Coast’s capital.

There’s lots going on in Malaga over Christmas; however, the four suggestions listed below are absolute musts: Continue Reading →

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5 Malaga Museums You’ve Probably Never Heard of (But are Well Worth a Visit)

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5 Malaga MuseumsThe city of Malaga is quickly becoming one of the most attractive Cultural destinations amongst international travellers. The town hall has invested heavily in the growth of its historical and artistic heritage and now offers visitors an impressive collection of more than 30 museums, each with its own unique and varied theme.

The most popular include The Picasso Museum, Centre Pompidou and the Carmen Thyssen museum and each attracts hundreds of thousands of art enthusiasts every year. However, Malaga has other museums which, although not as famous, are definitely worth a visit.

Below you’ll find information on five of our favourite Malaga museums you might not have heard of. Continue Reading →

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Malaga Pass: The Easy (and Economical) Way to Explore Málaga City Centre

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If you are planning to explore the impressive array of art and culture that the city of Málaga has to offer, and would like to save a little cash, you may want to read on.

Making your way around all the museums, galleries and other “must see” tourist attractions which the Costa del Sol’s capital has to offer can get rather expensive. But don’t worry. We’re going to tell you about a nifty little card called a ‘Malaga Pass’ which will come in handy if you’re planning on visiting many of the city’s museums and attractions.
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New Baby Orangutan Born in Bioparc Fuengirola

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New Baby Orangutan at Bioparc FuengirolaOur friends at Bioparc Fuengirola are celebrating the birth of the latest member of their large animal family, a baby Borneo orangutan.

This baby orangutan’s mother, Suli, is handling motherhood well (this is her first baby) and is proving to be a caring and dedicated mum. Apparently, orangutans are the primates which dedicate most time to the upbringing of their young; normally until they reach the age of seven and without having any other offspring during this time. In comparison, gorillas and chimpanzees tend to dedicate 4 or 5 years to their young’s upbringing and, sometimes, looking after several at the same time. Continue Reading →

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