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The Ultimate List of Costa del Sol Concerts for Summer 2012

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Concerts on the Costa del Sol

Just some of the great artists playing on the Costa del Sol this summer

At the start of last summer we wrote a blog post highlighting the main music concerts on the Costa del Sol over the summer. Well, it proved so popular that we’ve decided to do the same for this summer 2012 season!

If you are on holiday on the Costa del Sol– or indeed if you live here permanently – it’s always nice to know what’s happening on the concert scene over the summer. I know many of our guests at Sunset Beach Club are more than happy with our great live music and entertainment shows in our Moonlight Theatre (shameless plug!) but there are many guests who also like to get out and see some of the Coast; a good concert is a great excuse for this :-)

Without further a do, here is our ultimate list of Costa del Sol concerts for this summer: Read More…

Are you Going to the San Juan Fair in Arroyo de la Miel, Benalmádena?

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Feria de Dan Juan Arroyo de la Miel, Benalmadena

It’s that time of year again! Arroyo de la Miel in Benalmadena is getting ready for its annual San Juan Festivities; a fun packed week full of great food; lots of drink; music and flamenco dancing!

If you’re here on holiday from the 24th to the 29th June (2012) we highly recommend you take a trip up to the fair and experience the fun atmosphere of a true Spanish “Feria”.

As with most local festivities, the San Juan Fair in Arroyo de la Miel is split into two: A day fair (form 12pm to 7pm) which is located in the centre of town and a night fair which is located just above Paloma Park. Read More…

Sting Concert Announced for the 30th June in Marbella

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Sting concert in MarbellaSting has just announced a last minute change to his world tour by adding a concert in Marbellaon the 30th June 2012.

Great news for Sting fans as the concert will be held at the Puente Romano Tennis Club, a small and intimate venue and a unique opportunity to be one of the lucky 2000 people (more or less) to witness this great concert. Sting usually plays to massive stadium audiences so this will be a great chance to see him up close!

The Marbella concert is one of only two venues which Sting will be playing in Spain as he makes his way around the globe on this 60 city world tour.

Sting will be joined on stage by a spectacular band of musicians including Dominic Miller (guitar), David Sancious (Keyboard), Vinnie Colaiuta (Drums), Peter Tickell (Electric Fiddle) and Jo Lawry (Vocals).

Important Information about the Sting Concert in Marbella

Where: Puente Romano Tennis Club inMarbella

When: 30th June 2012

Time: 9:30 pm

Price: Between €90 and €250

Where to Buy Tickets: Call the hotline on 608 134 380 or www.ticketmaster.es

This will be an unforgettable show which will include hits from Stings 25 year long career, including favourites from ‘The Police’.

The ‘Festival de los Pueblos’ (Peoples Festival) 2012 in Mijas: Cultura, Folklore and Gastronomy from over 20 Countries

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This weekend – form the 8th to the 10th June – the town of Mijas celebrates its traditional ‘Festival de losPueblos’ (People’s Festival).

The town will transform into a large stage with shows, music, dance and street performers. Everyone is invited to this large party which will take up most of the town’s streets and squares and serves to show the world the multicultural nature of Mijas’ inhabitants.

With stands, performances and workshops from Algeria, Cuba, Brazil, India, Uruguay, Germany, Morocco, Colombia, United States, Bolivia, Mexico, Ukraine, Senegal, Chile, Great Britain, Bulgaria, Vietnam, Argentina, Thailand, Israel, Spain and Mijas, a fun weekend is guaranteed! Read More…

The Alcazaba in Málaga Opens for Night Tours from 6th to 10th June

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Alcazaba de Malaga

The Alcazaba as night falls...

Anyone visiting the Costa del Sol from the 6th to 10th June (2012) will have the opportunity to take part in a unique and special experience: A night tour of Málaga’s famous Alcazaba fortress.

For those of you who are not familiar with this emblematic monument in Málaga’s city centre: The Alcazaba is a Moorish fortification which was built in the 11th century. This impressive structure is built on hill in the centre of the city and comprises two walled enclosures; the first is built around the topography of the hill and the second wall – located within the perimeter of the first – is dotted with defensive towers. The beautiful gardens and magnificent enclosures make this one of the most popular tourist attractions in Málaga. Read More…

Selwo Aventura: A True Wildlife Adventure for all the Family

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Cheetah at Selwo Aventura

Many of our hotel guests are often on the lookout for new and exciting activities and attractions when they come and stay with us. One of the most popular attractions is the Selwo Aventura wildlife park. I actually visited the park with my family recently so, for the benefit of those of you who have yet to visit this amazing location, here’s an account of our fun day at Selwo Aventura.

Located in the hills near the coastal town of Estepona, Selwo Aventura is approximately one hour’s drive from Sunset Beach Club. Although it might seem a little far to some, it’s well worth the drive!

Parking is easy as there is a large area just in front of the main entrance to the park. Once you’ve collected your entrance tickets it’s time to experience the magic! The park is split into four main areas or routes for you to visit, so I’ll give you a brief summary of what you will find in each and give you a few tips as to things you’ll want to see :-) Read More…

Discover the Beauty of the Costa del Sol’s Interior Towns, Villages and Countryside

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Excursions

Excursions that take you inland...

The Costa del Sol is predominantly known as a sun and beach destination; however, what many visitors don’t realise is that there are some amazing and beautiful locations to discover by travelling into the interior towns, villages and countryside.

Well, we’re happy to introduce a new excursion to our – already ample – list of great day trips on offer at our Leisure Desk: Introducing the new excursion from our new collaborating company, Parknatur. You’ll be taken on a unique trip which will allow you to discover the ‘other’ Andalucia; rest assured, it will seduce your senses!

Parknatur will be offering daily excursions (Monday to Friday) which will take you on a truly memorable adventure into the Biosphere Nature Reserve of the Sierra de las Nieves, approximately40 kminto the mountains. Here’s a brief summary of what you’ll get to see on this great day out: Read More…

26 Fun Things to do on Your Next Benalmadena Holiday: Our A to Z Guide!

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Benalmadena Cable Car

The views from the top of Benalmadena...

There are loads of things to do when you come to spend your holidays in Benalmadena. Here are 26 ideas to get you started…

A – Aqualand

Have a splashing time at theCosta del Sol’s biggest water park. The kids will love it…and so will most of the adults.

B –ButterflyPark

Visit Europe’s largest Butterfly exhibition where you’ll be able to see more than 1500 species of butterflies. You can read more about the Benalmadena Butterfly Park on our blog.

C – Cable Car Ride to the Top of Benalmadena

If you don’t mind heights, this is a definite must! 15 minute ride to the top of the Calamorro Mountain behind Benalmadena for some of the most amazing views! Read More…

Jump on the 120 Bus for a Value-for-Money Day Out!

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Benalmadena Bus route nº120

Reading through our latest reviews on Tripadvisor, I came across a very complementary comment by a guest who recently stayed with us at Sunset Beach Club.

Apart from his very kind words praising our facilities and friendly staff (thank you!), this guest also reminded me of our hotel’s fantastic location as a base to explore other areas and towns on the Costa del Sol. In particular, he made reference to the bus stop just outside the hotel and the fantastic nº120 bus! Yes, we have taxis outside the hotel, but the beauty the 120 bus is that it only costs €1.50 per trip :-) Read More…

The MIMA 2011 Children’s Fair in Málaga

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MIMA 2011 Malaga - Children's fairThere’s not long to go now… In just over 2 weeks time, one of the most eagerly awaited events of the Christmas period – at least it will be for kids – starts at the Málaga Convention Centre (Palacio de Ferias y Congresos de Málaga): The MIMA 2011 Children’s Fair.

Lasting 8 days, this yearly  fair provides fun for all the family with more than 60 activities, attractions, video games, sports activities, workshops, children’s theatre and more!

From the 26th December to the 4th January, the Malaga Exhibition and Convention Centre will become a true wonderland for kids and adults alike. If you are on holiday and the weather isn’t looking to good, this is the perfect place to take the kids for a day out! Read More…

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