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The Costa del Sol is known for its great beaches and lively night spots; however, there are also plenty of other great attractions and things to do during your holiday.
We are so keen to let our guests know about all the wonderful things our destination has to offer that we decided to make a video to highlight some of our favourites. Most of the featured locations and attractions are in Benalmadena as that is where our hotel is based; however, we have also included favourites in nearby Fuengirola and Málaga.
We hope this video will give you a clearer picture of some of the places you can visit during your next holiday in Benalmadena and the Costa del Sol.
Here are some of the tourist attractions and locations featured in the video:
- Puerto Marina in Benalmadena
- Paloma Park in Benalmadena
- Selwo Marina Dolphinarium
- Biopark Zoo in Fuengirola
- Butterfly Park in Benalmadena
- Tivoli World
- Miramar Shopping Centre in Mijas Costa
- Plaza Mayor Shopping Centre
- Málaga City Centre (Cathedral, Museums and Muelle Uno)
- Botanical Gardens in Málaga
Enjoy the video! Feel free to share with friends and family and let us know what you think in the comments below
The warm summer evenings on the Costa del Sol become a little more bearable with the fantastic evening exhibition which our friends at Selwo Marina have prepared for this summer.
As from last Saturday 16th July – and until the 31st August – visitors to this magical park will be able to enjoy a spectacular dolphin exhibition accompanied by a selection of classic and contemporary melodies. A violin and saxophone duet will play tunes that’ll have the spectators and the stars of the show – Zeus, Tonet, Rumbo, Astro, Romeo and Bravo (Selwo’s dolphin family) dancing under the stars!
The music and dolphin acrobatics will be accompanied by a specially designed show of light and colour which will fill the night sky.
The show starts at 10:30pm every evening and is priced at €20 per adult and €15 per child (aged 3 to 9 years); however, we recommend you take advantage of the great special offer available which allows you to enjoy access to the dolphin show and a meal at one of the parks fast food outlets for just €2 more per person; that’s a total of €22 for adults and €17 for children.
If you’d like more information, please ask at the Sunset Beach Club leisure desk located on the 6th floor of the hotel.
Summer season is in full swing as the Costa del Sol welcomes visitors from all over the world. Every year, we put together a small list of holiday tips and advice which we hand over to all guests staying at Sunset Beach Club.
Sometimes, when you arrive on holiday, the excitement of getting out to the beach or pool often makes you forget some important – and often simple – safety and health recommendations; that’s why we put this little list together, not to alarm you, but to help ensure that you have a wonderful and incident free holiday Read More→
The ‘Castillo de Colomares’ (ColomaresCastle) in Benalmadena is one of the most interesting tourist attractions the municipality has to offer. It’s not really a castle, it’s more of a monument which was built between 1987 and 1994 by Esteban Martín MD as a tribute to Christopher Columbus and the discovery of America.
This unique monument unifies various architectural styles which had a marked effect on Spanish culture: Bizantine, Romanesque, Arabic and Gothic.
A walk around the Colomares Castle will allow you to discover various elements from the symbols of the Catholic Kings, from the three cultures present in medieval Spain (Judaism, Christianity and Islamism) and other elements from Christopher Columbus’ epic voyage. Read More→
A visit to Málaga’s city centre is a ‘must do’ for anyone visiting the Costa del Sol for a holiday. You’ll want to do the whole cultural tour of the city taking in its famous museums and iconic landmarks such as the Cathedral or the Alcazaba; however, there’s a new attraction in town and it’s well worth a visit: Muelle Uno (Pier One).
This new (relatively) waterfront shopping centre is probably one of my favourite stops when I wonder in to Málaga city centre. With spectacular modern architecture and a fantastic selection of shops and restaurants, Muelle Uno provides the perfect setting for a family outing.
Málaga’s newest attraction is ideally split into 3 different areas: Services and accessories, fashion and restaurants. Another great advantage is that the complex offers a large underground parking area which means you won’t have to tackle the Málaga traffic for too long Read More→
At the start of last summer we wrote a blog post highlighting the main music concerts on the Costa del Sol over the summer. Well, it proved so popular that we’ve decided to do the same for this summer 2012 season!
If you are on holiday on the Costa del Sol– or indeed if you live here permanently – it’s always nice to know what’s happening on the concert scene over the summer. I know many of our guests at Sunset Beach Club are more than happy with our great live music and entertainment shows in our Moonlight Theatre (shameless plug!) but there are many guests who also like to get out and see some of the Coast; a good concert is a great excuse for this
Without further a do, here is our ultimate list of Costa del Sol concerts for this summer: Read More→
It’s that time of year again! Arroyo de la Miel in Benalmadena is getting ready for its annual San Juan Festivities; a fun packed week full of great food; lots of drink; music and flamenco dancing!
If you’re here on holiday from the 24th to the 29th June (2012) we highly recommend you take a trip up to the fair and experience the fun atmosphere of a true Spanish “Feria”.
As with most local festivities, the San Juan Fair in Arroyo de la Miel is split into two: A day fair (form 12pm to 7pm) which is located in the centre of town and a night fair which is located just above Paloma Park. Read More→
Great news for Sting fans as the concert will be held at the Puente Romano Tennis Club, a small and intimate venue and a unique opportunity to be one of the lucky 2000 people (more or less) to witness this great concert. Sting usually plays to massive stadium audiences so this will be a great chance to see him up close!
The Marbella concert is one of only two venues which Sting will be playing in Spain as he makes his way around the globe on this 60 city world tour.
Sting will be joined on stage by a spectacular band of musicians including Dominic Miller (guitar), David Sancious (Keyboard), Vinnie Colaiuta (Drums), Peter Tickell (Electric Fiddle) and Jo Lawry (Vocals).
Important Information about the Sting Concert in Marbella
Where: Puente Romano Tennis Club inMarbella
When: 30th June 2012
Time: 9:30 pm
Price: Between €90 and €250
Where to Buy Tickets: Call the hotline on 608 134 380 or www.ticketmaster.es
This will be an unforgettable show which will include hits from Stings 25 year long career, including favourites from ‘The Police’.
The town will transform into a large stage with shows, music, dance and street performers. Everyone is invited to this large party which will take up most of the town’s streets and squares and serves to show the world the multicultural nature of Mijas’ inhabitants.
With stands, performances and workshops from Algeria, Cuba, Brazil, India, Uruguay, Germany, Morocco, Colombia, United States, Bolivia, Mexico, Ukraine, Senegal, Chile, Great Britain, Bulgaria, Vietnam, Argentina, Thailand, Israel, Spain and Mijas, a fun weekend is guaranteed! Read More→