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26 Fun Things to do on Your Next Benalmadena Holiday: Our A to Z Guide!

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26 fun things to do in BenalmadenaAre you looking for a list of fun things to do and attractions to visit in Benalmadena?

Well, you’ve come to the right place. There are loads of things to do when you come to spend your holidays in Benalmadena. We’ve put together an A to Z list with 26 ideas to get you started…

A – Aqualand

Have a splashing time at the Costa del Sol’s biggest water park. The kids will love it…and so will the adults. There are plenty of fun rides to keep the whole family entertained for hours!

Aqualand in Torremolinos

Some of the water slides at Aqualand in Torremolinos

B –Butterfly Park

Visit Europe’s largest Butterfly exhibition where you’ll be able to see more than 150 species of butterflies. You can read more about the Benalmadena Butterfly Park on our blog.

C – Cable Car Ride to the Top of Benalmadena

If you don’t mind heights, this is a definite must! A 15-minute ride to the top of the Calamorro Mountain behind Benalmadena for some of the most amazing views! Continue Reading →

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Summer Music: Our Animation Team’s Playlist for Summer 2017!

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Summer Music Playlist at Sunset Beach ClubEvery year, towards the end of the summer season, we get lots of similar requests from guests who have enjoyed their holidays with us: They all ask us to name the songs played by our animation team during their Aquagym and Kids Club activities by the pool.

Are you wondering what the name of that track you danced to energetically in the pool?

Do you want your little ones to dance and play to the tunes of their favourite summer song? 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 8th and 9th September – the picturesque white village of Guaro celebrates the 21st 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 New Way of Exploring Málaga City… Sightseeing Treasure Hunts!

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Sightseeing treasure hunt in MalagaThere are dozens of tours and excursions available to explore Málaga City, but none quite like iCachr Málaga’s sightseeing treasure hunts!

Elizabeth and Matthias, the founders of this innovative tour company, have taken sightseeing to a more interactive and enjoyable level, by incorporating it into an exciting treasure hunt which will take you on a memorable journey of discovery. You’ll visit all of Malaga’s top sights and attractions as well as interesting ‘not- quite-so-famous’ ones. You’ll have to find hidden clues along the way which will lead you to the ‘Secret Treasure of Málaga’. Continue Reading →

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A Summer of Culture in Benalmadena

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Culture in the streets of BenalmadenaDuring the months of July and August, Benalmadena town hall has organized a special programme called “Cultura en la calle” (Culture in the streets), an impressive selection of free cultural shows in different locations around the municipality (Benalmadena Pueblo, Arroyo de la Miel and Benalmadena Costa): Plaza del Aguacil, Jardines del Muro, Plaza de la Tres Culturas, Plaza de la Tribuna, Plaza del Corralón, Plaza de las Flores, Plaza de la Carola and the area in front of Bil-Bil Castle (just a few minutes walk from Sunset Beach Club). Continue Reading →

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Corpus Christi Celebrations in Benalmádena

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This Sunday 18th June, Benalmádena will celebrate Corpus Christi, a gorgeous festivity full of colour and amazing aromas thanks to a spectacular carpet of flowers laid on the streets by the villagers.

Corpus Christi in BenalmadenaThis beautiful festivity is celebrated in many Andalusian villages sixty days after Easter Sunday; however, Benalmadena Pueblo’s rendition is now regarded as one of the most beautiful in the province, attracting many visitors. Continue Reading →

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Stand Up Paddle, Surf, Longboard and more at ‘La Mar de Bien’ Surf Club in Benalmadena

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Surf and Stand up Paddle Surf in BenalmadenaAre you looking for a little more adventure on your next Benalmádena Holiday? How about trying a more active sport like Stand Up Paddle, Surf or Longboard Skate?

Our friends at ‘La Mar de Bien’, a local surf club and school, have put together a fun-packed list of activities you can try next time you visit Sunset Beach Club. You can take lessons or just hire the material and head off yourself. Read on to see all the activities available and prices for lessons and equipment hire. Continue Reading →

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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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