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).
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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.
Fancy trying a fun new water park where you’ll be able to jump, slide, dive and test your balance skills?
If you’ve walked along the promenade in Benalmadena, Puerto Banus or Fuengirola, you may well have seen some bizarre looking inflatable structures floating about 50m 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!
If 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.
Malaga Experience: A New Bus Tour Ticket Which Includes Access to Many of the Cities Best Attractions
Did 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.
Boasting 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.
Those 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).
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.
They say it’s “The Coolest Place in Spain”, literally! With temperatures inside its frozen walls reaching a chilling -14ºC Boal’s Ice Bar in Benalmadena Marina is actually Spain’s first ice bar and an extremely popular destination for tourists and locals looking for a fun and unique experience.
Everything in the bar is made of ice: The walls, the bar, the seats, the sculptures and even some of the glasses (the ones used for shots) are made of ice! And don’t worry of you haven’t packed your fleece… as part of the entrance fee, you are provided with a thermal cape, gloves and socks to keep you warm!
Have you ever tried Kayaking? How about the latest water sport craze, SUP (Stand Up Paddle)?
Both of these fun activities are available on many of the Costa del Sol’s beaches and for just €35 per day, you can enjoy a wonderful day out paddling on the Mediterranean whilst experiencing our amazing coastline from a completely different perspective!