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Malaga’s New Ferris Wheel Offers Visitors Stunning 360º Panoramic Views of the City

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Malaga New Ferris Wheel A visit to Malaga’s city centre provides a multitude of interesting activities and attractions and, since last September, there’s a new attraction which will allow you to view the city’s beauty from a unique and privileged position: The Malaga Ferris Wheel!

Located at the entrance to the port, parallel to the Muelle de Heredia (next to the Ferry terminal) this impressive 70 metre-high structure offers visitors stunning 360º views of Málaga city and beyond. Apparently on a clear day, you can see up to 30 Kilometres! Continue Reading →

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Food Truck Festival at the Sohail Castle in Fuengirola

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Food Truck event in FuengirolaFoodies are in for a treat this weekend as Fuengirola’s Sohail Castle hosts Andalusia’s first ever Food Truck Festival.

From the 20th to the 23rd August, this unique event promises a fabulous gastronomic experience as well as music and entertainment for all the family. These food trucks will offer around 15 different street food options, most from local establishments.

Equipped with modern kitchens and appliances it’s amazing what these chefs can rustle up in such a tight space: succulent and tasty dishes at very reasonable prices. During this weekend’s event, visitors will have the chance to sample a wide selection of food including meats, kebabs, fish, seafood, Iberian hams, sandwiches, hotdogs, burgers, home-made ice-creams, milkshakes, cocktails and lots more.  Continue Reading →

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Why You Need to Visit Mayan Monkey Mijas, the World’s Smallest Chocolate Factory 

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Mayan Monkey Mijas Chocolate FactoryThe white village of Mijas has a hidden secret which for the last few years has been delighting chocolate lovers from all over the world… We’re referring to Mayan Monkey Mijas, the world’s smallest chocolate factory! 

The sign above the entrance to this delightful chocolate factory and museum says it all, “Happiness Laboratory”.

Located in the village’s ‘Plaza Virgen de la Peña’ Mayan Monkey isn’t your ordinary chocolate factory. From the minute you walk in you are greeted by friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff who are on hand to help you with all your chocolate related queries or needs. They’ll tell you stories about the chocolate’s origins and offer you samples to try. And trust us, the place has an impressive collection of exotic chocolate treats which will make you think you’re in Chocolate Heaven! Continue Reading →

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The Luna Mora Festival Returns to Mijas Pueblo

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Festival de la Luna Mora de MijasAfter the success of the previous edition, the white village of Mijas will celebrate its second Luna Mora Festival. Last year, this unique event managed to attract more than 20,000 visitors and organisers are hoping to more than double that figure attracting over 45,000 people to this years festivities.

One of the highlights of this year’s event is the fact that it will be celebrated over two consecutive weekends; from the 17th to 19th July and from the 31st July to 2nd August. The other notable addition this year is that all the activities and attractions will extend into the centre of town multiplying the festivals surface area by five.  Continue Reading →

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Molino de Inca Botanical Gardens: Torremolinos’ Best Kept Secret 

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Molino de Inca Botanical Gardens in TorremolinosTorremolinos has a little hidden secret which very few visitors and tourists know about: The Molino de Inca Botanical Gardens.

Located just behind the popular Aqualand Water Park, this small, yet stunning, botanical garden offers a little piece of paradise to all who visit. Although the gardens are just 20 minutes walk from the hustle and bustle of the hectic town centre, you actually feel like you’re miles away from anywhere.  Continue Reading →

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Live Music in Mijas Pueblo with the ‘Hot Summer Nights’ Concerts

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Hot Summer Nights Concerts in MijasThis Summer, the picturesque white village of Mijas will play host to a series of concerts featuring some of the world’s best cover bands and singers.

Under the ‘Hot Summer Nights’ banner, this series of concerts kicks of next Thursday 25th June with a fantastic Swing Night followed by Spain’s top ‘Bruce Springsteen’ tribute band in Friday 26th June.

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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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