Category Archives: Holiday Tips

Looking to Book a Flight from the UK to Malaga? Save up to 70% by Following These Simple Tips

Saving money on flights to MalagaDo you want to save up to 70% on your next flight to Málaga?

According to Kayak, one of the world’s most popular travel search engines, it’s possible to do. The British version of the site Kayak.co.uk recently analysed data from more than a billion – yes, one billion! – searches on their site and revealed some interesting results about the best time for brits (although we’re sure it’ll work for our Irish guests too) to book travel to the top 10 European destinations per season for 2016.

You’ll find all their results revealed on the detailed infographics we’ve linked to at the bottom of this post. However, we’re – obviously – only interested in the results for travellers flying to Málaga, which, incidentally, is just 20 minutes’ drive from Sunset Beach Club :-) Read More…

Visit Sohail Castle in Fuengirola: Entrance is Now Free!

The grounds of Sohail Castle in FuengirolaFuengirola’s councilor in charge of Culture recently announced that access and visits to the city’s impressive Sohail Castle will now be free for all visitors – it used to cost 3€ for adults and 2€ for children!

Opening times are between 10:00am and 2:00pm daily from Tuesday to Sunday (closed Mondays), plenty of time for visitors to walk around this iconic building with centuries of history behind it (see below). Read More…

10 Top Things To Do in Benalmadena: Our Facebook Fans’ Favourites

Top 10 Things to Do in Benalmadena (Our FAcebooks Fans Favourites)Are you planning a holiday in Benalmadena? Looking for ideas on things to do and places to see? You’re going to love this list of ideas.

We thought it would be fun to ask our Facebook Fans to tell us what they like to do when they visit Benalmadena… We’ve outlined the best answers below. This list should keep you reasonably busy next time you come and stay in Benalmadena (Hopefully at Sunset Beach Club ;-)) Read More…

Malaga at Christmas: Where to Go and What to See

Malaga Christmas Lights in Calle Larios

Malaga Christmas Lights in Calle Larios

Málaga city centre is famous for its’ stunning Christmas lights. Hundreds of thousands of people visit the city’s Calle Larios to see the spectacular lights, and every year, we’re treated to a more impressive display!

This year is no exception with the town hall spending a whopping 573,201 Euros on the lights! This might seem like a lot but when you see the amount of people who show up at 6:30pm every day to watch the lights be switched on, you begin to understand why. Business is booming and the city has a real Christmassy feel to it. Read More…

Malaga’s New Ferris Wheel Offers Visitors Stunning 360º Panoramic Views of the City

Malaga New Ferris Wheel A visit to Malaga’s city centre provides a multitude of interesting activities and attractions and, since last September, there’s a new attraction which will allow you to view the city’s beauty from a unique and privileged position: The Malaga Ferris Wheel!

Located at the entrance to the port, parallel to the Muelle de Heredia (next to the Ferry terminal) this impressive 70 metre-high structure offers visitors stunning 360º views of Málaga city and beyond. Apparently on a clear day, you can see up to 30 Kilometres! Read More…

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

Festival de la Luna Mora de GuaroThis weekend – from the 11th and 12th September – the picturesque white village of Guaro celebrates the 19th edition of its famous ‘Luna Mora’ Festival.

This year’s festivities have been reduced to two days (It’s usually 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. Read More…

Food Truck Festival at the Sohail Castle in Fuengirola

Food Truck event in FuengirolaFoodies are in for a treat this weekend as Fuengirola’s Sohail Castle hosts Andalusia’s first ever Food Truck Festival.

From the 20th to the 23rd August, this unique event promises a fabulous gastronomic experience as well as music and entertainment for all the family. These food trucks will offer around 15 different street food options, most from local establishments.

Equipped with modern kitchens and appliances it’s amazing what these chefs can rustle up in such a tight space: succulent and tasty dishes at very reasonable prices. During this weekend’s event, visitors will have the chance to sample a wide selection of food including meats, kebabs, fish, seafood, Iberian hams, sandwiches, hotdogs, burgers, home-made ice-creams, milkshakes, cocktails and lots more.  Read More…

Why You Need to Visit Mayan Monkey Mijas, the World’s Smallest Chocolate Factory 

Mayan Monkey Mijas Chocolate FactoryThe white village of Mijas has a hidden secret which for the last few years has been delighting chocolate lovers from all over the world… We’re referring to Mayan Monkey Mijas, the world’s smallest chocolate factory! 

The sign above the entrance to this delightful chocolate factory and museum says it all, “Happiness Laboratory”.

Located in the village’s ‘Plaza Virgen de la Peña’ Mayan Monkey isn’t your ordinary chocolate factory. From the minute you walk in you are greeted by friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff who are on hand to help you with all your chocolate related queries or needs. They’ll tell you stories about the chocolate’s origins and offer you samples to try. And trust us, the place has an impressive collection of exotic chocolate treats which will make you think you’re in Chocolate Heaven! Read More…

Watersport Activities in Benalmádena: 4 Fun Options!

Watersports in BenalmadenaIf you’re looking for a bit of watersport fun during your holiday in Benalmadena, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re looking for an exhilarating adrenalin rush or a more leisurely activity like paddle surfing, Benalmadena’s beaches offer a fantastic range of activities for all the family. Below we’ve listed some of our favourites. Read More…

The Luna Mora Festival Returns to Mijas Pueblo

Festival de la Luna Mora de MijasAfter the success of the previous edition, the white village of Mijas will celebrate its second Luna Mora Festival. Last year, this unique event managed to attract more than 20,000 visitors and organisers are hoping to more than double that figure attracting over 45,000 people to this years festivities.

One of the highlights of this year’s event is the fact that it will be celebrated over two consecutive weekends; from the 17th to 19th July and from the 31st July to 2nd August. The other notable addition this year is that all the activities and attractions will extend into the centre of town multiplying the festivals surface area by five.  Read More…

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