Archive for Holiday Tips
Christmas is fast approaching and you can really start to feel the magic of the festive season; the streets are decorated with colourful lights and local shops and businesses are getting into the Christmas spirit with shop fronts showing off wonderful gifts and products which are sure to attract passers by!
There’s nothing quite like a good Christmas Market to get into the festive spirit and we’re happy to report that there are quite a few locations for you to choose from this year. These markets are a great opportunity to buy interesting gifts and treats to take home as well as a chance to sample delicious sweets, cakes, and other wonderful local products, so typical at this time of year. Read More→
If you enjoy a good and healthy walk when you visit Benalmadena on holiday, we’ve got some great little walking routes which you must try; no need to worry about your fitness levels as there is something for everyone!
Benalmadena is actually a member of the Spanish Healthy Cities Network (Red Española de Ciudades Saludables) and a couple of years ago the town hall decided to set up a 23 km walking route connecting the 3 main areas of the town, Benalmadena Costa, Arroyo de la Miel and Benalmadena Pueblo (town). Read More→
For just over a month now, our neighbouring town, Fuengirola, has been enjoying a new attraction: The ‘City tour’ Tourist Train.
This new tourist train service will allow visitors to easily make their way around the town’s most emblematic tourist attractions and landmarks including the Roman Ruins, the main sea front promenade, the fabulous beaches and Bioparc (Our favourite ). One of the highlights of this new service is its’ ‘hop-on hop-off’ system which allows the user to jump on and off as often as they like throughout the day. Read More→
Many of our guests are avid football fans and often enquire about Malaga FC’s home games. Going to one of Malaga’s home games is a great afternoon out and the atmosphere at the La Rosaleda stadium is absolutely amazing.
The club’s amazing run of form in the Spanish league and their recent (last night!) qualification for the knock out stages of the Champions League means that their popularity is set to soar to new heights!
So we’ve decided to put together a list of Malaga FC’s home games for this season in case you fancy heading down to watch a live game whilst you are here on holiday. The big games against Real Madrid and Barcelona will be played over the Christmas period (22nd December and 13th January) but tickets are selling fast so if you plan on going we’d recommend you buy your tickets ASAP! Read More→
One of the activities we tend to recommend to guests who stay with us is a guided tour of Benalmadena on the sightseeing tourist bus. This is undoubtedly the best way to see all the great attractions Benalmadena has to offer its visitors.
Last week the local council announced that it had introduced a new route to the tourist bus, one that includes a visit to Benalmadena Town (the one up in the mountains) and all its cultural treats. This new itinerary includes the impressive Buddhist Temple, the Butterfly Park, the ‘Felipe Orlando’ Pre-columbine museum and the uniqueness of a typical andalusian village with its white buildings and narrow cobbled streets. Read More→
For those of you who haven’t visited the Luna Mora Festival in Guaro, we thought we’d post a few photos of this fantastic event held every September in this beautiful Andalusian village.
If you are ever on the Costa del Sol for a holiday during the month of September, we highly recommend you take a drive up to Guaro during their Luna Mora Festival, a unique event featuring the best of andalusian culture.
A big thank you to our colleagues Wendy and Claire for letting us use the lovely photos they took at this year’s Luna Mora Festival
Located just north of the city centre, these vast and spectacular gardens are now part of the ‘Ciudad de Malaga’ (Malaga City) Municipal Botanical Trust.
A walk through its colourful gardens will allow you to enjoy an exquisite collection of plants and flora from all over the world. Read More→
It’s a question we get asked daily: What’s the easiest way to get to the hotel from Málaga airport? Well, for all those of you who have yet to visit Sunset Beach Club and would like to know all the travel options open to you, here’s a list of 5 different methods of transport.
This is probably the most popular, convenient and fast way to get to Sunset Beach Club from Málaga airport. The taxi rank is located just outside the main arrivals hall and – with the exception of the busy summer months – you wont have to wait to jump in a taxi which will bring you straight to the hotel.
The journey lasts approximately 20 minutes and the fair should be between €26 and €28 one way. It you have lots of luggage or are travelling late at night or public holidays there may be an additional surcharge fee, but this should not be too significant. Read More→
The town of Ronda is located approximately45 km inland and is undoubtedly one of the most popular and spectacular destinations for tourists who visit the Costa del Sol.
Ronda has much to offer; however, in this post we’ll feature two of its most famous landmarks: The spectacular Gorge and the fabulous Bullring.
As you drive into the town, you’ll make your way over the ‘Puente Nuevo’ (NewBridge) which stretches over the famous Ronda Gorge. Over100 metres deep and 500 metres in length, The Gorge was formed by the Guadalevin river which winds its way through its deep walls.
The Gorge was once the historical divide which separated the old and the new quarters of Ronda. In 1751, architect Jose Martín de Aldehuela began an engineering feat which would take over 40 years to complete and become the iconic monument which today offers stunning panoramic views of Ronda and its surroundings. Apparently, all of the stone blocks used to build the impressive structure were sourced from the river bed at the bottom of the Gorge. Read More→
Many of our guests ask us the best method of transport to travel from Málaga Airport to Sunset Beach Club; the good news is that there are various ways to get to Benalmádena, including taxi, bus, hire car or even by train.
The quickest and easiest way is by car – be it rental car or taxi – so we decided to show you the way in a slightly different format…A Timelapse video!
Whilst filming our recent series of promotional videos for Sunset Beach Club, our video producer decided to mount a small (Gopro) camera onto the bonnet of his car and shoot a Timelapse video of the journey from the Malaga Airport Terminal to the entrance of Sunset Beach Club.
Just a bit of fun and proof that you can get fromMálagaAirportto Sunset Beach Club in just over 1 minute