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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 :-)

3 Great Reasons to Jump on the Ferry from Benalmádena to Fuengirola

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Starfish Ferry Benalmadena to Fuengirola

The ‘Starfish’ heading towards Fuengirola

Those of you who have stayed at Sunset Beach Club will have seen it pass by the hotel several times a day. We’re talking about ‘Starfish’, the popular ferry boat which takes passengers from Benalmadena Marina to Fuengirola (and back). 

Many of our guests have taken this trip and highly recommend it. Why? Well here are just a few reasons:  Read More…

9 Reasons Why You Should Visit Malaga’s Muelle Uno in the Summer

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Amazing Sunset at Muelle Uno in Malaga

Spectacular sunset at Muelle Uno…

Muelle Uno is a large open-space leisure and recreation area which opened just over 2 years ago as part the ambitious remodelling of MalagaPort. With more than 50 shops and restaurants as well as cultural activities and events, it’s a required stop for anyone visiting Málaga. 

Just a short walk from Malaga’s buzzing city centre, Muelle Uno is the perfect place to finish up your city tour. Why? Well here’s 9 reasons… Read More…

Beach & Sea Fun for all the Family at Costa Water Park

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Costa Water Park in FuengirolaFancy trying a fun new water park where you’ll be able to jump, slide, dive and test your balance skills? 

If you’ve been to the promenade in Marbella, Puerto Banus or Fuengirola, you may well have seen some bizarre looking inflatable structures floating about 100m off shore. Well these are actually new state of the art water parks where you and the family will have a whale of a time! Read More…

A Visit to the Donkey Sanctuary: A Fun Day Out With the Kids

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Donkey Sanctuary in Fuente de Piedra, MalagaIf you have kids and are looking for a fun day out, we recommend you take a trip up to the Donkey Sanctuary (Refugio del Burrito) in Fuente de Piedra (see map below). 

A short 45 minute drive from the Coast, the Donkey Sanctuary is located in a traditional Spanish Cortijo and is home to over 70 rescued donkeys. The traditional buildings and charming olive groves provide a safe haven for donkeys and mules rescued from all over Europe. Read More…

Malaga Experience: A New Bus Tour Ticket Which Includes Access to Many of the Cities Best Attractions

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New Malaga Experience ToursDid you know that you can now enjoy a full tour of Malaga (including sightseeing bus, entrance to museums, boat trip around the bay and more) for just €25? 

Málaga City Council and the City Sightseeing bus company have put together an amazing new product aimed at tourists wishing to experience the city’s culture. This new “Malaga Experience” – that’s the name of this new bus pass– can be purchased on the Malaga Tour Buses or, if you are staying with us at Sunset Beach Club, at the Leisure Desk located on the 6th floor of the hotel. Read More…

Malaga Province Promotes Bird Watching Tourism

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Bird watching in MalagaBoasting an impressive total of 380 different bird species, the province of Málaga is becoming an interesting option for bird watching enthusiasts from all over Europe. 

The conservation of vast natural parks and areas as well as the important bird migration taking place from August to November have contributed to the area’s popularity as an ideal destination for Bird Watching holidays.

This rich bird life and the fact that there are over 10 million tourists who travel every year to bird watch make the promotion of the area as a top Bird Watching Holiday destination a logical step for the Malaga Province Tourist Board.  Read More…

New Tourist Train Takes You on a Tour of Benalmadena Pueblo

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New Tourist Train to Benalmadena PuebloThose of you who have visited Benalmadena will be familiar with the small ‘hop on, hop off’ tourist trains which ferry passengers around the Marina and the central area of Arroyo de la Miel. Well, in the next few weeks, the company that runs these trains will be introducing a new service taking tourists and visitors to Benalmadena Pueblo, located in the hills overlooking the coast.

If you’ve never been to Benalmadena Pueblo, this is the perfect opportunity to visit this stunning and picturesque village. The new tourist train service will leave from two different locations: Hotel Villasol and the roundabout near the Mc Donalds and Bil-Bil Castle (5 minutes walk from Sunset Beach Club). Read More…

6 of Benalmadena’s Most Popular Walking and Hiking Routes [Guide]

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Map of Benalmadena Walking & Hiking Routes

Map of Benalmadena’s Walking and Hiking Routes (Click on the map to see larger version)

Do you enjoy walking and hiking in the countryside? Although better known as a sun and beach holiday destination, Benalmadena also offers many fun and entertaining activities during the quieter winter months. Two of those activities are walking and hiking.

Benalmadena actually boasts an impressive network of natural walking routes and trails from which you can experience unbelievable views of the Costa del Sol and beyond.

These routes are spread over the Municipality’s vast expanse which stretches into the hills and mountains behind Benalmadena Pueblo and Arroyo de la Miel. The town hall has actually been promoting these walking routes at recent travel trade fairs and has also invested in maintenance and cleaning-up of the 6 routes it recommends. Read More…

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