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New Baby Orangutan Born in Bioparc Fuengirola

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New Baby Orangutan at Bioparc FuengirolaOur friends at Bioparc Fuengirola are celebrating the birth of the latest member of their large animal family, a baby Borneo orangutan.

This baby orangutan’s mother, Suli, is handling motherhood well (this is her first baby) and is proving to be a caring and dedicated mum. Apparently, orangutans are the primates which dedicate most time to the upbringing of their young; normally until they reach the age of seven and without having any other offspring during this time. In comparison, gorillas and chimpanzees tend to dedicate 4 or 5 years to their young’s upbringing and, sometimes, looking after several at the same time. Continue Reading →

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6 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Benalmadena’s Bil-Bil Castle

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Bil-Bil Castle in BenalmadenaBil-Bil Castle is one of Benalmadena’s most iconic landmarks and one of the most popular attractions for visitors who choose to spend their holidays here.

Located on the promenade just a 10 minute walk from Sunset Beach Club, this Moorish-looking building isn’t really a castle. Although it looks like it was built centuries ago, nothing could be further from the truth. We did a little investigating and came up with some interesting facts about Bil-Bil Castle which we’re pretty sure you didn’t know… we certainly didn’t! Continue Reading →

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Visit Sohail Castle in Fuengirola: Entrance is Now Free!

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The grounds of Sohail Castle in FuengirolaFuengirola’s councilor in charge of Culture recently announced that access and visits to the city’s impressive Sohail Castle will now be free for all visitors – it used to cost 3€ for adults and 2€ for children!

Opening times are between 10:00am and 2:00pm daily from Tuesday to Sunday (closed Mondays), plenty of time for visitors to walk around this iconic building with centuries of history behind it (see below). Continue Reading →

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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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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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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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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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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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Malaga’s New Pompidou Centre: A Journey Through the History of Contemporary Art 

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New Pompidou Centre in MalagaIt’s official, Malaga is now the first city in the world (outside of France) to house a ‘Pop-up’ Pompidou art centre.

This new Contemporary art museum is located within the famous ‘Cube’ structure in Malaga’s Muelle Uno waterfront. Considering the number of visitors passing through its doors during the opening weekend – more than 6000 people – the museum’s success is practically guaranteed.

The new Pompidou Centre offers a unique itinerary which takes visitors on a voyage of discovery through art of the 20th and 21st century. Approximately 90 works of art, selected from the Pompidou Centre’s outstanding collection, line the walls and halls of ‘The Cube’. Continue Reading →

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Málaga Chosen as a Top Destination for 2015 by Two of the World’s Most Popular Travel Guides 

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Malaga Best places to visit in 2015We’ve been saying it for a long time… Málaga offers so much more than the cocktail of sun,sea and sangria it is most famous for.

The Costa del Sol’s capital has finally received the recognition it deserves by being included as a ‘Top Destination’ and ‘Best Places to Go’ in two of the world’s most popular travel guides: Rough Guides and Frommers.

Rough Guides has placed the Costa del Sol’s capital in second place on their list of top destinations around the world. The editors and authors of this popular guide were quick to point out Malaga’s cultural treasures… Continue Reading →

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