Category Archives: Holiday Tips

A Nativity Scene Made Completely out of Plasticine!

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Plasticine Nativity Scene in Malaga

A few days ago one of our colleagues from the commercial department, Inma, visited a unique and somewhat different Christmas nativity scene in Malaga… one made of plasticine!

The cultural department of Malaga’s town hall is exhibiting this nativity scene – created by the Educa Foundation – over the Christmas period. This wonderful 40 square metre exhibition is made up of more than 200 figures made of plasticine. Apparently they needed 35 kilos of plasticine and three months of hard word to put this masterpiece together.

As you can see in the photos, the attention to detail is unbelievable and certainly breaks the molds of the more traditional Nativity scenes! Read More…

Lots of Fun for Kids at MIMA 2012 in Málaga

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MIMA Malaga Kids Fair

Next Wednesday the 26th December 2012 sees the start of MIMA 2012, a special event created especially for children which is sure to keep the little ones amused over the Christmas Holidays.

For 10 days (until the 4th January 2013) the Palacio de Ferias y Congresos in Málaga will become a true ‘Kids Paradise’, a fun fair tailor made to keep kids and parents amused for hours!

Below  the high ceilings of the ‘Palacio de Congresos’ an 8000 m2 area will offer a whole range of experiences (over 60) which combine entertainment, fun, sport, shows and education.

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12 Interesting Things to do in Benalmadena at Christmas Time

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12 things to do at christmas in BenalmadenaAlthough not the high season here on the Costa del Sol, Christmas time offers lots of interesting things to keep the whole family entertained.

Our guests often ask us for recommendations on things to do at this time of year so we’ve decided to put together this list which includes activities and specific places you can visit during the holidays. Although the title of this post specifically states Benalmadena, you’ll find that out list wanders a little further down the Coast; that being said, all of these places are well connected by public transport. If you’re planning on visiting the Coast this Christmas I’m sure you’ll find something of interest on the list. Here goes…

#1 Visit one of the many tradition Christmas Markets on the Coast . You’ve got two nice markets here in Benalmadena but a trip to Malaga’s city centre is also highly recommended as they too have a popular market.

#2 Selwo Marina is open form the 22nd December 2012 to the 6th January 2013 and offers a great day out for all the family. With a spectacular Dolphin show and the only Penguinarium in Andalucia, it’s definitely one to put on your list.

#3 Time to head in to Málaga city centre and see the impressive Christmas light display. You can get the train from Arroyo de la Miel straight into the centre of Málaga; easy and cheap! Well worth a visit! Read More…

3 Local Christmas Markets you can Visit Over the Festive Season

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Christmas Markets on the Costa del SolChristmas is fast approaching and you can really start to feel the magic of the festive season; the streets are decorated with colourful lights and local shops and businesses are getting into the Christmas spirit with shop fronts showing off wonderful gifts and products which are sure to attract passers by!

There’s nothing quite like a good Christmas Market to get into the festive spirit and we’re happy to report that there are quite a few locations for you to choose from this year. These markets are a great opportunity to buy interesting gifts and treats to take home as well as a chance to sample delicious sweets, cakes, and other wonderful local products, so typical at this time of year. Read More…

Benalmadena´s ‘Healthy Living’ Walking Routes

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Benalmadena Healthy living walking routes

Benalmadena 'Healthy Living' Walking Routes

If you enjoy a good and healthy walk when you visit Benalmadena on holiday, we’ve got some great little walking routes which you must try; no need to worry about your fitness levels as there is something for everyone!

Benalmadena is actually a member of the Spanish Healthy Cities Network (Red Española de Ciudades Saludables) and a couple of years ago the town hall decided to set up a 23 km walking route connecting the 3 main areas of the town, Benalmadena Costa, Arroyo de la Miel and Benalmadena Pueblo (town). Read More…

Jump Aboard Fuengirola’s New Tourist Train

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Fuengirola City Tour Tourist Train

Fuengirola 'City Tour' Tourist Train

For just over a month now, our neighbouring town, Fuengirola, has been enjoying a new attraction: The ‘City tour’ Tourist Train.

This new tourist train service will allow visitors to easily make their way around the town’s most emblematic tourist attractions and landmarks including the Roman Ruins, the main sea front promenade, the fabulous beaches and Bioparc (Our favourite :-)). One of the highlights of this new service is its’ ‘hop-on hop-off’ system which allows the user to jump on and off as often as they like throughout the day.  Read More…

The Definitive List of Malaga FC Home Games for the 2012-2013 Season

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Malaga FC Home games

Many of our guests are avid football fans and often enquire about Malaga FC’s home games. Going to one of Malaga’s home games is a great afternoon out and the atmosphere at the La Rosaleda stadium is absolutely amazing.

The club’s amazing run of form in the Spanish league and their recent (last night!) qualification for the knock out stages of the Champions League means that their popularity is set to soar to new heights!

So we’ve decided to put together a list of Malaga FC’s home games for this season in case you fancy heading down to watch a live game whilst you are here on holiday. The big games against Real Madrid and Barcelona will be played over the Christmas period (22nd December and 13th January) but tickets are selling fast so if you plan on going we’d recommend you buy your tickets ASAP! Read More…

New Route for Benalmadena Tourist Bus

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Benalmadena Sightseeing Bus

Benalmadena Sightseeing Bus

One of the activities we tend to recommend to guests who stay with us is a guided tour of Benalmadena on the sightseeing tourist bus. This is undoubtedly the best way to see all the great attractions Benalmadena has to offer its visitors.

Last week the local council announced that it had introduced a new route to the tourist bus, one that includes a visit to Benalmadena Town (the one up in the mountains) and all its cultural treats. This new itinerary includes the impressive Buddhist Temple, the Butterfly Park, the ‘Felipe Orlando’ Pre-columbine museum and the uniqueness of a typical andalusian village with its white buildings and narrow cobbled streets. Read More…

Fotos of the Luna Mora Festival in Guaro

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For those of you who haven’t visited the Luna Mora Festival in Guaro, we thought we’d post a few photos of this fantastic event held every September in this beautiful Andalusian village.

If you are ever on the Costa del Sol for a holiday during the month of September, we highly recommend you take a drive up to Guaro during their Luna Mora Festival, a unique event featuring the best of andalusian culture.

A big thank you to our colleagues Wendy and Claire for letting us use the lovely photos they took at this year’s Luna Mora Festival :-)

Cultural Centre in Guaro

Cultural Centre in Guaro

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Places to See: La Concepcion Botanical Gardens in Málaga

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La Concepcion Botanical GardensIf you’re a nature lover and enjoy a little peace and tranquillity (at least once in a while) during your holidays, we highly recommend you visit the ‘La Concepcion’ Botanical Gardens in Malaga.

Located just north of the city centre, these vast and spectacular gardens are now part of the ‘Ciudad de Malaga’ (Malaga City) Municipal Botanical Trust.

A walk through its colourful gardens will allow you to enjoy an exquisite collection of plants and flora from all over the world.  Read More…

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