If you’re a regular visitor to Benalmádena, spend long periods of time here over the winter months and use public transport regularly when you are here, there’s a fantastic way to do so at significantly reduced rates… buy a Travel Card!
Designed for locals and visitors who travel frequently, the cheaper fares available through these Travel Cards and their ease of use make it great companion on your local travels exploring Benalmádena and Málaga. According to one of our guests who recently made use of the Travel Card, a local bus fare which usually costs 1.55€ will only cost you 1.08€… that’s a 44% discount! If you plan on using the bus regularly, the savings can be considerable. Read More…
We’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.
All 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…
With 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…
We’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…
Did 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.
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
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…
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…
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…
Selwo 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…