Category Archives: Things To Do

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.  Read More…

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! Read More…

Watersport Activities in Benalmádena: 4 Fun Options!

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Watersports in BenalmadenaIf you’re looking for a bit of watersport fun during your holiday in Benalmadena, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re looking for an exhilarating adrenalin rush or a more leisurely activity like paddle surfing, Benalmadena’s beaches offer a fantastic range of activities for all the family. Below we’ve listed some of our favourites. Read More…

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.  Read More…

‘Musical July’: Evenings of Classical Music Concerts in Malaga 

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Free classical concerts in MalagaThe city of Malaga is getting ready to host, for the 3rd year running, a fabulous series of summer evening concerts. This latest edition, of what has become a consolidated event in the city’s summer events calendar, will delight spectators with four free classical music concerts to be held in the Gibralfaro Castle and the Alcazaba fortress.

The Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra and two musical ‘ensembles’, ‘Músicos Concerto Málaga and Ensembre Ars Cello, the latter made up of students, ex-students and teachers from Malaga’s Music Conservatory, will be performing in two of Malaga’s most iconic land marks.  Read More…

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.

Here’s a little more information about these two great concerts: Read More…

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. Read More…

Top 10 Things to Do With Kids in Benalmádena

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Top 10 Things to do with kids in BenalmadenaIf you’re planning a holiday in Benalmadena and are looking for fun ideas to keep the kids happy, this post is going to come in handy.

We’ve put together a list of – what we consider to be – the best things to do with kids in Benalmádena. Whilst most of the attractions and activities recommended here are located in Benalmadena, there are a couple (Aqualand and Bioparc) which are in neighbouring towns but which need to be included on this list as they’re some of our favourites! Read More…

A Christmas Full of Surprises at all Three of Selwo’s Costa del Sol Parks & Attractions

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Christmas at Selwo Parks & AttractionsAll three of Selwo’s Costa del Sol parks and attractions (Selwo Marina, Selwo Aventura and the Benalmádena Cable Car) have put together a magical events and entertainment programme for this Christmas.

Until the 6th January, each of the parks and attractions will offer themed events, magical characters and exhibitions for kids.

Apparently, all children (aged 3 to 9 years) who visit any of the 3 parks over the Christmas period will receive a special gift: A kid’s season ticket which grants them unlimited free access to all the Selwo parks during 2015. So what’s the catch? Well, they need to be accompanied by an adult paying the full entrance price.

Here’s a quick summary of the surprises you can expect at each of the parks over Christmas: Read More…

Ice Skating in Benalmádena at the Club Municipal de Hielo

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Ice Skating in BenalmadenaDid you know you can go Ice skating in Benalmadena? 

We’re fortunate enough to have one of the first permanent (and covered) ice skating rinks in all of Andalucia. Located in the ‘Club Municipal de Hielo’ in Arroyo de la Miel, this superb facility boasts a 900 square metre ice rink.

If you’re looking for a fun activity for all the family or are visiting Benalmadena during the quieter winter months, a visit to the ice skating rink is the perfect choice for an enjoyable afternoon out.

These are just some of the activities and services available at the Benalmadena Ice Rink:

  • Recreational ice skating (see times and prices below)
  • Ice Skating lessons (28€ per person)
  • Ice hockey lessons
  • Celebrations and birthday parties (Starting at 11.50€ per child)
  • Cafeteria with drinks and snacks next to the ice rink.

Video of the Benalmadena Ice Rink 

Ice Skating Prices

Monday to Thursday *

Adults: 6.50€ (includes rental of ice skates)

Children (under 17): 6.50€ (includes rental of ice skates)

 

Friday & Saturday

Adults: 10.50€ (ice skates NOT included)

Children (under 17): 7.50€ (rental of ice skates NOT included)

Groups of more than 10 pax: 8.65€ (ice skates included)

 

Sundays & Bank Holidays

Adults: 12€ (ice skates NOT included)

Children (under 17): 9€ (rental of ice skates NOT included)

Groups of more than 10 pax: 8.65€ (ice skates included)

*Prices in December, January and Easter are the same as on Fridays and Saturdays.

 

Opening Times

Monday to Thursday: 6:00pm to 7:45pm

Friday: 7:00pm to 9:45pm

Saturday: 12:30pm to 2:20pm and 4:00pm to 9:45pm

Sunday: 11:00am to 2:20pm and 4:00pm to 7:45pm

*Please note that if you’re planning on going ice skating, you are required to wear gloves, socks and long trousers.

 

How to get to the Benalmadena Ice Rink

If you have any questions or queries about Ice Skating in Benalmadena, just stop by the Sunset Beach Club Leisure Desk located on the 6th floor of the hotel and our colleagues will be more than happy to help you :-)

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