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

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Festival de la Luna Mora de GuaroOn the 9th and 1oth September – the picturesque white village of Guaro celebrates the 20th 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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A Fun Day at Aqualand, the Costa del Sol’s Largest Water Park

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Aqualand Torremolinos

Some of the most popular attractions for tourists visiting the Costa del Sol during the hot summer months are the Water Parks. There are two located within easy driving distance from Sunset Beach Club; however, today we’re going to feature the Coast’s biggest water park: Aqualand!

Located in Torremolinos, Aqualand provides a truly amazing day out for all the family. Our Community Manager recently visited the park with his family and some friends and the following is his review of a day at Aqualand. Over to you Justin… Continue Reading →

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6 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Benalmadena’s Bil-Bil Castle

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Bil-Bil Castle in BenalmadenaBil-Bil Castle is one of Benalmadena’s most iconic landmarks and one of the most popular attractions for visitors who choose to spend their holidays here.

Located on the promenade just a 10 minute walk from Sunset Beach Club, this Moorish-looking building isn’t really a castle. Although it looks like it was built centuries ago, nothing could be further from the truth. We did a little investigating and came up with some interesting facts about Bil-Bil Castle which we’re pretty sure you didn’t know… we certainly didn’t! Continue Reading →

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Prison Island: Benalmadena’s Newest Adventure Attraction

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Prison Island BenalmadenaIf you enjoy adventure games and challenges then you’re going to love Benalmadena’s fabulous new attraction: Prison Island!

Located in Benalmadena Marina’s main shopping centre, this new attraction promises hours of fun and adventure for all the family (from 9 to 99 years of age!). Based on hit TV show ‘Fort Boyard’ the Prison Island experience requires participants to work in teams to solve tricky challenges and tasks in a series of ‘cells’ in order to collect the maximum number of points. These challenges require a series of skills including physical, mental and tactical.

A visit to Prison Island is the perfect activity for a fun family outing. Work together as a team to solve problems and earn the maximum number of points. Continue Reading →

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‘Musical July’: Evenings of Classical Music Concerts in Malaga 

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Julio musical en las noches de MálagaThe city of Malaga is getting ready to host, for the 4th year running, a fabulous series of summer evening concerts. This latest edition, of what has become a consolidated event in the city’s summer events calendar, will delight spectators with a series of free music concerts to be held in the Gibralfaro Castle and the Alcazaba fortress.

The Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra, musical ‘ensemble’, ‘Músicos Concerto Málaga, Duo del Valle, The Insostenible Big Band, Coral Cármina Nova and Música Prima, will be performing in two of Malaga’s most iconic land marks.  Continue Reading →

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50 Fun Things to Do With Kids on the Costa del Sol

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50 Fun Things to do with kids on the Costa del SolSo you’re planning a family holiday with the kids and the Costa del Sol is top of your list… but you’re looking for some fun things to do with the little – or not-so-little – ones during your holiday.

Well, you’re going to love this post as we are going to give you a list of 50 fun activities, excursions, parks, daytrips, outdoor activities, cultural activities, water parks and some inland adventure activities you can enjoy whilst you are here. We’ve included activities and attractions all along the Coast so it doesn’t matter if you are staying in Estepona, Marbella, Fuengirola, Benalmadena or Torremolinos, you’ll find something of interest in the list. Continue Reading →

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Thinking About Getting Dental Treatment in Spain? We’ve Got You Covered

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New dental clinic at Sunset Beach Club

The new dental clinic at Sunset Beach Club

Have you ever considered getting dental treatment abroad? If you live in the UK or Ireland, receiving major dental treatment here is Spain can mean savings of more than 40% on your dental treatment!

So at Sunset Beach Club we’re delighted to introduce our new Dental Commercial Office located on the first floor of the hotel (Just next to the supermarket). Run by ‘Clinica Crooke’ a well-established and respected dental practice with various offices on the Costa del Sol, this new office is open daily from 10am to 6pm (Monday to Friday). Continue Reading →

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Luna Beach Club and Salitos Bar Open for the New Season

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Luna Beach Club & Salitos BarAfter a rather wet start to the new season, we’re delighted to announce that our beach club, Luna Beach, and chill-out bar, Salitos are now both open daily!

If you’ve never been before, Luna Beach Club, is located just 400 metres from Sunset Beach Club hotel in a secluded beach called Torrevigía (Just below the Torrequebrada Hotel). Recently awarded a coveted ‘blue flag’, it’s one of Benalmadena’s best kept secrets and a great place for a family beach day.

The relaxing and laid back ambience you’ll find at Luna Beach Club makes it a popular venue for Sunset Beach Club guests, visitors to Benalmadena as well as local residents. Continue Reading →

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