Category Archives: Holiday Tips

Driving in Spain? Watch Out for Traffic Fines

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Traffic Fines in Spain

Do you usually rent a car when you visit the Costa del Sol for your holidays? Ever wondered what happens when you commit a traffic offence whilst driving a hire car? Well, we highly recommend you read on as we’ll be outlining everything you need to know about traffic fines in Spain and how to avoid them!

Your car hire company will charge you for the traffic fine

Many tourists and holiday makers are often under the impression that they are exempt from traffic fines whilst driving in Spain; however, this is a big mistake. If you are in a hire car and are caught speeding or committing any other offence, the fine will be sent to the car rental company who will then pass the charge on to you. Don’t be surprised if you also find an extra charge for administrative expenses as the car rental company has to go through the process of identifying the driver and making the payment to the Traffic Department. You could be looking at an extra 20 to 30 Euros on top of the fine! Read More…

New Facilities and Activities for Fuengirola’s River Park

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Photos of pedalos at the River Park in Fuengirola

Pedalos at the Fuengirola River Park

As from the 11th July, Fuengirola’s River Park has some fantastic new facilities and activities for people of all ages. These new additions make this beautiful public space even more attractive to visitors and tourists and make it the perfect setting to enjoy a pleasant family outing.

Here’s a breakdown of all the new facilities you’ll be able to enjoy on your next visit to the River Park in Fuengirola: Read More…

A Fun Day at Aqualand, the Costa del Sol’s Largest Water Park

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Aqualand in Torremolinos

Some of the most popular attractions for tourists visiting the Costa del Sol during the hot summer months are the Water Parks. There are two located within easy driving distance from Sunset Beach Club; however, today we’re going to feature the Coast’s biggest water park: Aqualand!

Located in Torremolinos, Aqualand provides a truly amazing day out for all the family. Our Community Manager recently visited the park with his family and some friends and the following is his review of a day at Aqualand. Over to you Justin… Read More…

Take a Cable Car Ride to the Top of Benalmádena…at Night!

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Benalmadena Cable Car at night

During the summer months of July and August, the Benalmadena Cable Car -one of the town’s most popular attractions – offers a magical experience which allows visitors to enjoy the amazing views from the top of Benalmadena, but at night!

The views are breathtaking during the day time; however, in the evening you’ll be able to witness the most unbelievable sunsets as well as enjoy some of the special activities and events prepared for these night visits, these include: Read More…

Fun Summer Activities Programme at Málaga’s Automobile Museum

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Museo del Automovil, Malaga

This summer, the Automobile Museum in Malaga has put together an ample programme of fun activities for all the family. Throughout July and August, visitors to this impressive museum will be able to get out of the hot sun for a few hours and dive into a fabulous world full of art, fashion, design and, of course, the most exclusive selection of cars.

The activities will take place at 12:30 pm from Tuesday to Sunday; designed to be enjoyed by all age groups, they include the following: Read More…

Dinosaurios Park: A New Family Attraction in Torremolinos

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dinosaurios park in TorremolinosThere’s a fun new exhibition in Torremolinos and it’s got some pretty massive inhabitants… Dinosaurs!

During July, August and September, the Dinosaurios Park exhibition will be located in the main car park of the Torremolinos Exhibition Centre and will provide both entertainment and education for children and parents alike.

An enormous 12 metre tall brachiosaurus will welcome you upon arrival at the exhibition and once inside, you’ll be taken on a fascinating trip into the world of the dinosaurs. There are more than 50 replicas of dinosaurs, many of which are life size!

Here’s a quick summary of what you’ll find at the Dinosaurios Park:

  • Life size Dinosaur fossils
  • Mechanical dinosaurs which come to life with their unique movements and sounds.
  • Realistic scenes that take you back to the dinosaur age.
  • Replicas of dinosaurs that reach 12m in height!
  • The chance to become a palaeontologist for a day by looking for fossils.
  • Documentaries
  • Games
  • And lots more…

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‘Luz de Luna’: Moonlight Tours of Antequera During the Summer Months

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El Torcal de Antequera

Limestone landscapes of El Torcal

Have you ever visited Antequera? If not, you should definitely consider adding it to your list of ‘places to visit’ as it’s probably one of the most overlooked attractions in Andalucia.

This summer you’ll have the perfect excuse as the Antequera Town Hall will be running a special campaign called ‘Luz de Luna’ (‘Moonlight’). This unique initiative consists of a series of night visits – in English and Spanish – which will take you to some of the most iconic landmarks in the area; a great idea as visiting this beautiful part of Andalucia during the day and having to deal with the extreme heat is probably not a good idea ;-) Read More…

Crocodile Park: Home to ‘Paco’ the 600 Kg Monster Croc!

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Crocodile Park in Torremolinos

Meet 'Paco' the 600 kg monster croc!

One of the most popular places to visit in the Benalmadena/Torremolinos area is the Crocodile Park. If you’ve got kids and are looking for a fun day out, you’ll definitely want to add this one to your to-do list!

Located next to the popular water park in Torremolinos, the Crocodile Park is home to more than 200 crocodiles, including ‘Paco’, a 600 kg monster croc!

The visit to the park lasts approximately 2 hours and includes guided tours and live demonstrations. Watching ‘Paco’ at feeding time must be quite a spectacle :-) The Park’s experienced guides show you how they handle these fascinating creatures and explain the intricate details of the croc’s lifestyle. Read More…

What to do in Benalmadena When it Rains: 7 Fun Ideas

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Rainy day in BenalmadenaAlthough we enjoy approximately 320 days of sunshine a year here in Benalmadena, there are those odd days when the heavens open and you have to make use of the dreaded umbrella!

On these rare rainy days, we often get guests asking for tips and ideas of what to do on a rainy day. Thankfully Benalmadena is not all about sun, sea and beaches; there are plenty of interesting places to visit and things to do…Here’s a list of 9 ideas to keep you busy in Benalmadena (and the surrounding area) when it rains.

#1 Jump on the bus (or taxi) which stop just outside the hotel and head down to the Marina. You’ll find lots of great restaurants to enjoy a lovely lunch and can also visit the popular Sea Life park with its fascinating range of sea creatures. A must if you have kids! Read More…

Guided Tours of the Picasso Museum in Málaga

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Picasso Museum in Malaga

Did you know that the Picasso Museum in Malaga offers guided tours to all visitors?

In actual fact, it’s one of the main attractions of this wonderful museum. Guided tours of the museum – for adults and families – are actually included in the price of admission; however, you do have to sign up for the service at the ticket office 30 minutes before the visit. Keep in mind that numbers are limited to a maximum of 20 people and minimum of 5.

At the moment, the Picasso Museum offers two types of visit to the individual public; here’s a quick summary of these visits:

1)      Getting to Know the Collection: A guided visit, highlighting selected works from the collection, led by a Picasso Museum educator. These visits are available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at the following times:

Tuesday: at 6:00pm and 7:00pm

Wednesday: at 11:30am (in English)

Saturday: at 1:00pm, 6:00pm and 7:00pm

2)      Gallery Talks: The tours led by Picasso Museum educators focus on selected works from the temporary exhibitions or on specific themes. From Thursday 28 February, the museum is offering a tour focused on the exhibition Picasso of Malaga. Earliest Works. Available on Thursday’s at 6pm (Please note this is in Spanish.) 

Have you visited the Picasso Museum in Málaga? Have you taken one of the guided tours? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below.

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