Category Archives: Holiday Tips

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…

A Visit to the Donkey Sanctuary: A Fun Day Out With the Kids

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Donkey Sanctuary in Fuente de Piedra, MalagaIf you have kids and are looking for a fun day out, we recommend you take a trip up to the Donkey Sanctuary (Refugio del Burrito) in Fuente de Piedra (see map below). 

A short 45 minute drive from the Coast, the Donkey Sanctuary is located in a traditional Spanish Cortijo and is home to over 70 rescued donkeys. The traditional buildings and charming olive groves provide a safe haven for donkeys and mules rescued from all over Europe. Read More…

Why You Don’t Want to Lose Your British Passport Whilst on Holiday in the South of Spain

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Don't lose your British PassportHave you ever wondered what would happen if you lost your British Passport whilst on holiday in the South of Spain? 

Unfortunately it’s quite a regular occurrence and one you’ll want to avoid if you don’t want to go through the hassle of having to replace it with an emergency one before flying home.

Passports could be misplaced or lost and, in some unfortunate cases, may even be stolen by petty thieves who thrive on unsuspecting holiday makers.

Whatever the reason for the loss of your passport, replacing it is a complex and costly process which is to be avoided at all costs. Read More…

New Spanish Traffic Laws You Need to be Aware Of

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New Spanish Traffic LawsWe know that many of the guests who visit Sunset Beach Club every year like to hire a car and explore some of the hidden treasures the Costa del Sol has to offer. 

In a previous post we warned you of the possible consequences of not paying speeding or parking fines when you rent a car in Spain. Well today, we’ve got some important information which you need to be aware of. Read More…

How to Save Money on Your Next Visit to Mijas Water Park

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Save money at Mijas water parkOne of our favourite local attractions, Mijas Water Park (Parque Acuático Mijas) opens today for the new season.

Knowing that many of our guests are regular visitors to this popular water park, we thought we’d give you a few tips on how you can save a few Euros next time you and the family decide to spend the day shooting down water slides!

Although great fun, water parks such as the one in Mijas can prove to be a seriously- expensive day out, especially if you have a big family! The normal prices for a day at ‘Parque Acuático Mijas’ are as follows: Read More…

A visit to the Honey Museum in Colmenar

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Honey Museum in Colmenar, MalagaAccording to Einstein, “If a bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four more years of live left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.” 

Whilst this statement may not be entirely true, studies show that millions of human beings would not survive and thousands of plant species would die out without them; there is no doubt that these fascinating creatures play a vital role in nature.

If you’d like to learn more about these vital little creatures, we highly recommend a visit to the Honey Museum located in Colmenar, a small town in the Axarquia area in the Hills of Malaga. Read More…

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