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A New Way to Enjoy the Stunning Views of Málaga City

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Catedral de Malaga al anochecer

Views from the Cathedral’s roof terrace

A trip into Málaga’s city centre is a must for all who visit the Costa del Sol and, as from last month, there’s a new star attraction which you’ll need to add to your list of places to see: The Terraces of Málaga Cathedral.

Opened to the general public last month, these new terraces are located almost fifty metres above sea level and offer visitors stunning views over the city and a great perspective of the famous Alcazaba fortress. If you don’t mind the 200 step climb, this really is a unique experience which allows you to walk over an area of the cathedral that has never been open to the public and where you’ll be able to take spectacular photos of the city. Continue Reading →

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Summer 2015: Guide to the Best Live Music Concerts on the Costa del Sol  

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Costa del Sol Concert Guide Summer 2015If you’re planning on spending your summer holidays on the Costa del Sol and enjoy a good live music concert, you’ve come to the right place!

Below we’re put together a guide to the best concerts on the Costa del Sol this summer including the venues and ticket prices. We’ve broken the list down by month and you can even download a pdf copy of the guide to keep handy. Continue Reading →

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Photos of Ronda Romantica: A Breathtaking Voyage to 19th Century Andalucia 

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Ronda RománticaMore than 20,000 people descended upon the beautiful city of Ronda this weekend to celebrate the 3rd edition of Ronda Romántica, the city’s May Fair which offers a fascinating look at its history and traditions.

During the three day festivities, locals and visitors were taken on a voyage of discovery to 19th century Spain, a time of bandits, muleteers and romantic travellers. Continue Reading →

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14 Stress-Relieving Activities to Try in Benalmadena

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14 Stress Relieving Activities in BenalmadenaGoing on holiday is supposed to be a relaxing experience; however, sometimes we need a little help to switch into relaxation mode.

We’ve certainly got a few suggestions as to how to go about disconnecting from the hustle and bustle of your hectic daily life, but we thought we’d ask our guests (through our Facebook page) for their recommendations on the best activities to relieve stress in Benalmadena. Here’s a great list of options 🙂 Continue Reading →

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A Quick Guide to Benalmadena Buses: Timetables, Routes and How to Get to Your Favourite Tourist Attractions 

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A Guide to Benalmadena BusesIf you’re planning a holiday in Benalmadena and are looking for a cheap and easy way to get around town and explore your favourite tourist attractions, look no further; this quick guide to Benalmadena Buses will become your trusted travel companion!

Located just 20 minutes from Málaga airport, with a privileged location overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and an extensive range of services and tourists attractions, Benalmadena is the perfect base from which to explore the Costa del Sol.  Continue Reading →

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Malaga’s New Pompidou Centre: A Journey Through the History of Contemporary Art 

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New Pompidou Centre in MalagaIt’s official, Malaga is now the first city in the world (outside of France) to house a ‘Pop-up’ Pompidou art centre.

This new Contemporary art museum is located within the famous ‘Cube’ structure in Malaga’s Muelle Uno waterfront. Considering the number of visitors passing through its doors during the opening weekend – more than 6000 people – the museum’s success is practically guaranteed.

The new Pompidou Centre offers a unique itinerary which takes visitors on a voyage of discovery through art of the 20th and 21st century. Approximately 90 works of art, selected from the Pompidou Centre’s outstanding collection, line the walls and halls of ‘The Cube’. Continue Reading →

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Top 10 Things to Do With Kids in Benalmádena

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Top 10 Things to do with kids in BenalmadenaIf you’re planning a holiday in Benalmadena and are looking for fun ideas to keep the kids happy, this post is going to come in handy.

We’ve put together a list of – what we consider to be – the best things to do with kids in Benalmádena. Whilst most of the attractions and activities recommended here are located in Benalmadena, there are a couple (Aqualand and Bioparc) which are in neighbouring towns but which need to be included on this list as they’re some of our favourites! Continue Reading →

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How to Obtain Great Discounts on Local Travel Next Time You Visit Benalmadena (or Málaga)

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Benalmadena Travel CardIf 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.  Continue Reading →

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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… Continue Reading →

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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: Continue Reading →

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