Archive for Holiday Tips
Anyone visiting the Costa del Sol from the 6th to 10th June (2012) will have the opportunity to take part in a unique and special experience: A night tour of Málaga’s famous Alcazaba fortress.
For those of you who are not familiar with this emblematic monument in Málaga’s city centre: The Alcazaba is a Moorish fortification which was built in the 11th century. This impressive structure is built on hill in the centre of the city and comprises two walled enclosures; the first is built around the topography of the hill and the second wall – located within the perimeter of the first – is dotted with defensive towers. The beautiful gardens and magnificent enclosures make this one of the most popular tourist attractions in Málaga. Read More→
Super Moons are larger and brighter than usual and are caused by the shape of the Moon’s orbit which is actually an ellipse, or oval, shape. The Moon orbits our planet once each month and during this time reaches a point farthest from the Earth (an apogee) and a point closest to the Earth (a perigee); the latter is what we will experience this Saturday the 5th May 2012.
This will be the biggest full moon of the year – about 16% brighter than average – and will create larger than normal tides. Apparently, at perigee, the moon exerts approximately 42% more tidal force than when it’s at apogee!
Experts say that the best way to view this weekend’s Super Moon – the one that will get the best effect – is to look out for it just after it rises, when it’s close to the horizon. If you can manage to get the moon behind buildings or trees, an optical illusion will make it look even bigger!
If you’re staying with us at Sunset Beach Club, we recommend you grab a spot on the terrace of our Panorama Bar or head down to the promenade and watch the ‘Super Moon’ from there. Don’t forget to take some photos and post them on our Facebook Page ;-)
Foto Credit: PictureKat
Many of our hotel guests are often on the lookout for new and exciting activities and attractions when they come and stay with us. One of the most popular attractions is the Selwo Aventura wildlife park. I actually visited the park with my family recently so, for the benefit of those of you who have yet to visit this amazing location, here’s an account of our fun day at Selwo Aventura.
Located in the hills near the coastal town of Estepona, Selwo Aventura is approximately one hour’s drive from Sunset Beach Club. Although it might seem a little far to some, it’s well worth the drive!
Parking is easy as there is a large area just in front of the main entrance to the park. Once you’ve collected your entrance tickets it’s time to experience the magic! The park is split into four main areas or routes for you to visit, so I’ll give you a brief summary of what you will find in each and give you a few tips as to things you’ll want to see Read More→
The Costa del Sol is predominantly known as a sun and beach destination; however, what many visitors don’t realise is that there are some amazing and beautiful locations to discover by travelling into the interior towns, villages and countryside.
Well, we’re happy to introduce a new excursion to our – already ample – list of great day trips on offer at our Leisure Desk: Introducing the new excursion from our new collaborating company, Parknatur. You’ll be taken on a unique trip which will allow you to discover the ‘other’ Andalucia; rest assured, it will seduce your senses!
Parknatur will be offering daily excursions (Monday to Friday) which will take you on a truly memorable adventure into the Biosphere Nature Reserve of the Sierra de las Nieves, approximately40 kminto the mountains. Here’s a brief summary of what you’ll get to see on this great day out: Read More→
There are loads of things to do when you come to spend your holidays in Benalmadena. Here are 26 ideas to get you started…
A – Aqualand
Have a splashing time at theCosta del Sol’s biggest water park. The kids will love it…and so will most of the adults.
Visit Europe’s largest Butterfly exhibition where you’ll be able to see more than 1500 species of butterflies. You can read more about the Benalmadena Butterfly Park on our blog.
C – Cable Car Ride to the Top of Benalmadena
The Costa del Sol is known for its wide choice of street markets – or flea markets, as they are sometimes referred to. As visiting these markets seems to be on most of our guest’s to-do lists, we thought we’d put together a short and concise guide featuring the most popular markets along the coast.
Many of the local street markets combine flea markets and boot sales, so for the sake of this guide, we’ll just refer to all as street markets. Although we haven’t included all the markets which take place throughout the week, we have tried to include all the ones that we’ve actually been to and that our guests have recommended. Read More→
Reading through our latest reviews on Tripadvisor, I came across a very complementary comment by a guest who recently stayed with us at Sunset Beach Club.
Apart from his very kind words praising our facilities and friendly staff (thank you!), this guest also reminded me of our hotel’s fantastic location as a base to explore other areas and towns on the Costa del Sol. In particular, he made reference to the bus stop just outside the hotel and the fantastic nº120 bus! Yes, we have taxis outside the hotel, but the beauty the 120 bus is that it only costs €1.50 per trip Read More→
You’ve probably heard people mention it and you may have read about it in magazines and newspapers, but have you actually been to Sierra Nevada?
This impressive ski resort is located a mere 2 hour drive from Sunset Beach Club, which makes it an ideal destination for a day trip into the mountains or a longer weekend break.
Regarded as one of the top ski resorts inSpain, Sierra Nevada is a favourite destination for snow lovers from all over Spain, and indeed, other European countries. Read More→
There’s not long to go now… In just over 2 weeks time, one of the most eagerly awaited events of the Christmas period – at least it will be for kids – starts at the Málaga Convention Centre (Palacio de Ferias y Congresos de Málaga): The MIMA 2011 Children’s Fair.
Lasting 8 days, this yearly fair provides fun for all the family with more than 60 activities, attractions, video games, sports activities, workshops, children’s theatre and more!
From the 26th December to the 4th January, the Malaga Exhibition and Convention Centre will become a true wonderland for kids and adults alike. If you are on holiday and the weather isn’t looking to good, this is the perfect place to take the kids for a day out! Read More→
Making your way around all the museums, galleries and other “must see” tourist attractions which the Costa del Sol’s capital has to offer can get rather expensive.
If you are planning on spending a day in Málaga, visiting all the main museums and tourist attractions, you should definitely think about investing in the Málaga Card.
The concept and idea for the “Málaga Card” came about thanks to the Asociacion of Businesses in the Historic Centre of Málaga; the idea was to help promote the small businesses in the centre of the city and provide a value added incentive to tourists keen to see the real Málaga. Read More→