Category Archives: Places to See

Bioparc in Fuengirola Organises Educational Workshops and Activities for all the Family

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Bioparc Fuengirola

Bioparc in Fuengirola

Next week is half term here in Andalucía (we call it Semana Blanca) and many children will be off school. Because of this, the Bioparc in Fuengirola (Zoo) has decided to put on some extra activities targeted mainly at children – although no reason why adults can’t join in!

If you’re staying at Sunset Beach Club for half term next week and haven’t visited the Bioparc in Fuengirola yet, this is the perfect chance to do so.

Between the 1st and 4th of March, visitors to the park will be able to enjoy free guided tours in the morning (for parents and their children); in the afternoon, there will be special educational workshops designed to explain to visitors, in an easy and non-techie way, facts about protected and endangered species which face extinction.

A visit to the Bioparc is a great day out for all the family. The park is very well maintained and a lot of care and attention has gone in to ensuring a fantastic experience for kids and adults alike.

If you’d like more information, please stop by our Leisure Desk where Annemie and Susanna will be able to help you.

Malaga’s New Automobile Museum: A Car Lover’s Paradise!

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Malaga Car MuseumAs from the end of last summer, Malaga city has a new museum: The “Museo Automovilístico de Málaga” (Malaga Automobile Museum). Located in the Tabacalera building, the old tobacco factory, this modern installation has 6000 m2 dedicated to one of the most important car collections in Europe. This is more than a regular trip to a museum, it’s an experience that will provide fun, entertainment, art and culture to all visitors.

The museum is divided into various themed areas which exhibit a collection of more than 90 cars, all restored to incredibly high standards (the collection actually has 120 models; however, only 90 are available for the public to view). These themed areas transport visitors on a trip through time – 3 centuries – showing and illustrating the evolution of the automotive industry, both aesthetically and mechanically. Read More…

A Walk Through Benalmadena’s “Parque de La Paloma”

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Parque la Paloma Benalmadena

The lake

You can’t really miss it: More than 200,000m2 of green area in the centre of the town make Parque La Paloma (Paloma Park) one of the largest and most spectacular parks on the Costa del Sol.

Equally ideal for a family day out or a quiet and relaxing walk in the company of a loved one, Paloma Park has become one of Benalmadena’s main attractions. All who visit are  impressed by the parks vast  green areas, as it is built in the middle of the town. Here’s a few of the  main features:

  • Specially laid out pathways which are ideal for leisurely strolls. I must warn you that some parts are a little steep and might not be ideal for all visitors. If you stick to the bottom part of the part (around the artificial lake) you wont have to deal with the steep walks.
  • A large artificial lake is the centre point of the park. The lake is full of large fish – I think they are Karp – as well as turtles, ducks, swans and more…..
  • Don’t be surprised by the large amount of wild animals running wild around the park: Peacocks, hens, chickens, rabbits – or was it a hare? Not sure but it was pretty big! – all run around the park, much to the delight of the little ones! There is also an area where you can see ostriches and mountain goats; although you’ll be happy to know that they are kept in a closed area! Read More…

The Museum of Glass and Crystal: One of Malaga’s Hidden Treasures

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Museo de Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga

Like most large cities that attract a steady flow of tourists, Málaga has its fair share of museums; the Picasso Museum is probably the most popular and famous of them all. However, there is a little museum hidden in the back streets of Málaga’s old town which is creating a lot of positive buzz on travel sites such as Tripadvisor; I’m referring to the Museum of Glass and Crystal in Málaga.

Located in a restored 18th century palace, this unique museum contains a private collection with some of the most beautiful and artistic glass and crystal pieces.

Visitors to the museum will be able to view 3000 pieces of glass and crystal from a variety of different cultures and time periods. 1000 of these works of art are fixed in exhibition and the others are in rotation. The Palace’s exquisite decoration and furniture – which correspond to the specific time period from which the exhibits derive – make this museum experience all the more special. Read More…

Fuengirola – Feria de los Pueblos

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Every year, during the month of April, The “Feria de los Pueblos” comes to Fuengirola for one week and brings the main feria ground to life with cosmopolitan ambiance and fantastic atmosphere. The feria ground is easily accessible, located between the the main train station of Fuengirola and that of Los Boliches, meaning the festival attracts many visitors from all over Andalucia. This special event offers the opportunity to taste and sample the traditional food and drink of various countries including; Ireland, Germany, Cuba, France, Italy, Mexico, Sweden and many more! Each country has it’s own tent with themed music and decoration, a visit to the “Feria de los Pueblos” allows you to “travel the World” in just a couple of hours! The fair is taking place this week until Sunday evening.

Nerja Caves

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For a fascinating day out Nerja Caves are most definitely a brilliant choice. Situated 35 minutes past Malaga in an Easterly direction, Nerja offers caves which are perfectly situated in the picturesque surroundings of typical Mediterranean villages, full of the unique beauty of Andalucia.

Benalmadena Pueblo

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Have you ventured into the original village of Benalmadena? In a raised position a few kilometres from the coastline, fabulous panoramic views can be enjoyed from the original “Benalmádena Village”. It is ideal for a half day visit, where you can enjoy not only stunning views, but also sample some tapas in the village restaurants. If you carry on a little further, you can take the back road to Mijas Village, to make a full day trip.

Puerto Banus

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Famous for the high-life, fast cars and big yachts, Puerto Banús is located about 40 minutes from Sunset Beach Club, and there is still a good chance you will see celebrities strolling around here – although perhaps not as much as in the 80′s and 90′s. This bustling port offers a great mixture of designer shops and market stalls alongside the harbour, where you can also find some great restaurants and nightclubs which are open until dawn.

Benalmadena Port

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Have you visited the, twice voted the World’s Best Marine Port? Benalmádena Port is a fabulous facility located just a few minutes from Sunset Beach Club, which hosts a wide range of activities, including boat rides, fishing trips, dolphin watching trips, a large shopping centre, evening entertainment and of course great seafood.

Benalmadena Bird Park

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Have you ever seen a park filled with birds and other animal? Well on the Costa del Sol located in the heart of Benalmadena, Paloma Park offers a relaxing day out for all the family, complete with cafes and picnic areas. There is a lake in the centre of the park with a large water feature giving the area a fresh atmosphere. Also don’t be surprised if during your visit you bump into the odd chicken, rabbit or even turtle!

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