Category Archives: Holiday Tips

Málaga Chosen as a Top Destination for 2015 by Two of the World’s Most Popular Travel Guides 

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Malaga Best places to visit in 2015We’ve been saying it for a long time… Málaga offers so much more than the cocktail of sun,sea and sangria it is most famous for.

The Costa del Sol’s capital has finally received the recognition it deserves by being included as a ‘Top Destination’ and ‘Best Places to Go’ in two of the world’s most popular travel guides: Rough Guides and Frommers.

Rough Guides has placed the Costa del Sol’s capital in second place on their list of top destinations around the world. The editors and authors of this popular guide were quick to point out Malaga’s cultural treasures… Read More…

A Christmas Full of Surprises at all Three of Selwo’s Costa del Sol Parks & Attractions

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Christmas at Selwo Parks & AttractionsAll three of Selwo’s Costa del Sol parks and attractions (Selwo Marina, Selwo Aventura and the Benalmádena Cable Car) have put together a magical events and entertainment programme for this Christmas.

Until the 6th January, each of the parks and attractions will offer themed events, magical characters and exhibitions for kids.

Apparently, all children (aged 3 to 9 years) who visit any of the 3 parks over the Christmas period will receive a special gift: A kid’s season ticket which grants them unlimited free access to all the Selwo parks during 2015. So what’s the catch? Well, they need to be accompanied by an adult paying the full entrance price.

Here’s a quick summary of the surprises you can expect at each of the parks over Christmas: Read More…

4 Interesting Things to do in Málaga over Christmas

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THINGS TO DO IN MALAGA OVER 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: Read More…

The 10 Most Viewed Posts on the Sunset Beach Club Blog 

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Our 10 Most Viewed Blog PostsWe’ve posted hundreds of useful and informative posts to our blog over the last five years; 797 to be exact!

Our goal has always been to provide articles and information which add value to our guests holidays and which they can use as references when they are looking for things to do in Benalmadena and the Costa del Sol in general.

Some of our posts are more popular than others; however, today we wanted to highlight the ten which have had the most views and have proved most popular since we started our blogging journey.

These are our 10 most viewed blog posts ranked in order: Read More…

Ice Skating in Benalmádena at the Club Municipal de Hielo

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Ice Skating in BenalmadenaDid you know you can go Ice skating in Benalmadena? 

We’re fortunate enough to have one of the first permanent (and covered) ice skating rinks in all of Andalucia. Located in the ‘Club Municipal de Hielo’ in Arroyo de la Miel, this superb facility boasts a 900 square metre ice rink.

If you’re looking for a fun activity for all the family or are visiting Benalmadena during the quieter winter months, a visit to the ice skating rink is the perfect choice for an enjoyable afternoon out.

These are just some of the activities and services available at the Benalmadena Ice Rink:

  • Recreational ice skating (see times and prices below)
  • Ice Skating lessons (28€ per person)
  • Ice hockey lessons
  • Celebrations and birthday parties (Starting at 11.50€ per child)
  • Cafeteria with drinks and snacks next to the ice rink.

Video of the Benalmadena Ice Rink 

Ice Skating Prices

Monday to Thursday *

Adults: 6.50€ (includes rental of ice skates)

Children (under 17): 6.50€ (includes rental of ice skates)

 

Friday & Saturday

Adults: 10.50€ (ice skates NOT included)

Children (under 17): 7.50€ (rental of ice skates NOT included)

Groups of more than 10 pax: 8.65€ (ice skates included)

 

Sundays & Bank Holidays

Adults: 12€ (ice skates NOT included)

Children (under 17): 9€ (rental of ice skates NOT included)

Groups of more than 10 pax: 8.65€ (ice skates included)

*Prices in December, January and Easter are the same as on Fridays and Saturdays.

 

Opening Times

Monday to Thursday: 6:00pm to 7:45pm

Friday: 7:00pm to 9:45pm

Saturday: 12:30pm to 2:20pm and 4:00pm to 9:45pm

Sunday: 11:00am to 2:20pm and 4:00pm to 7:45pm

*Please note that if you’re planning on going ice skating, you are required to wear gloves, socks and long trousers.

 

How to get to the Benalmadena Ice Rink

If you have any questions or queries about Ice Skating in Benalmadena, just stop by the Sunset Beach Club Leisure Desk located on the 6th floor of the hotel and our colleagues will be more than happy to help you :-)

3 Great Reasons to Jump on the Ferry from Benalmádena to Fuengirola

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Starfish Ferry Benalmadena to Fuengirola

The ‘Starfish’ heading towards Fuengirola

Those of you who have stayed at Sunset Beach Club will have seen it pass by the hotel several times a day. We’re talking about ‘Starfish’, the popular ferry boat which takes passengers from Benalmadena Marina to Fuengirola (and back). 

Many of our guests have taken this trip and highly recommend it. Why? Well here are just a few reasons:  Read More…

15 Instagram Photos Featuring Benalmádena That Will Make You Wish You Were There

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logo-instagramWe love Instagram! There, we’ve said it.

This relatively new social network – which allows you to take fabulous photos, apply cool filters and effects and share them with your network – is growing at an amazing rate; it now boasts over 200 million active users worldwide!

Instagram is all about sharing great photos. It’s easy to use – even someone who has no photography skills can make a photo look amazing – fun and highly addictive. Browsing through your Instagram feed you’ll see spectacular images taken by ‘normal’ people, just like you and I :-). Read More…

9 Reasons Why You Should Visit Malaga’s Muelle Uno in the Summer

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Amazing Sunset at Muelle Uno in Malaga

Spectacular sunset at Muelle Uno…

Muelle Uno is a large open-space leisure and recreation area which opened just over 2 years ago as part the ambitious remodelling of MalagaPort. With more than 50 shops and restaurants as well as cultural activities and events, it’s a required stop for anyone visiting Málaga. 

Just a short walk from Malaga’s buzzing city centre, Muelle Uno is the perfect place to finish up your city tour. Why? Well here’s 9 reasons… Read More…

List of Shows and Special Programmes at Selwo Marina this Summer

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SELWO MARINA timetableSelwo Marina in Benalmádena has to be one of our favourite family attractions. Located just next to Paloma Park this is the only Dolphinarium in Andalucia and offers visitors a spectacular experience which includes dolphin exhibitions, sea lion show, exotic birds show and penguin feeding to name but a few. 

As well as the regular programme and shows, Selwo Marina also offers special and unique experiences which allow you to see behind the scenes and interact with its friendly inhabitants. You can choose between the special VIP visit (includes pretty much everything), the dolphin encounter, swimming with sea lions and the VIP penguin visit.

There’s lots to see when you visit Selwo Marina so we thought we’d include the whole timetable below so that you can plan your visit accordingly.  Read More…

Beach & Sea Fun for all the Family at Costa Water Park

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Costa Water Park in FuengirolaFancy trying a fun new water park where you’ll be able to jump, slide, dive and test your balance skills? 

If you’ve been to the promenade in Marbella, Puerto Banus or Fuengirola, you may well have seen some bizarre looking inflatable structures floating about 100m off shore. Well these are actually new state of the art water parks where you and the family will have a whale of a time! Read More…

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