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Great Expectation as the Obama Family Choose to Spend their Holiday on the Costa del Sol

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Michelle & Sacha Obama

After several days of speculation, it has now been confirmed that President Obama´s wife, Michelle, and their youngest daughter Sasha will be spending four days holiday on the Costa del Sol – to be more precise, they will be staying at the exclusive Villa Padierna Hotel, operated by Ritz Carlton Hotel Group. Although the press has been talking about  how the town of Marbella is proud to have such a distinguished guest, the people of the small village of Benahavis are up in arms as the hotel is actually located in their municipality, not in Marbella!

Nevertheless, this unexpected visit will have a profound effect on Costa del Sol tourism in general. We are used to having famous people visit our beautiful stretch of Coast; however, this trip is special due to extensive media coverage it is receiving. I read in the paper this morning that it is already having a positive effect on bookings, specially from the US market! Great news all round!

Let’s just hope that President Obama  can make last minutes changes to his agenda and join his wife and daughter at the Villa Padierna for his 49th Birthday celebrations. That will really be the icing on the cake!!

We are the Champions!

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Campeones, campeones, ohhh ehhhhh oohhhh eehhh

One hundred and sixteen minutes; that’s what it took the Spanish team break the solid Dutch defence last night! It wasn’t the most beautiful of football matches but it was definitely intense. The boys in red made us suffer – a little too long for my liking – but Iniesta’s goal 4 minutes away from the dreaded penalty shootout means that Spain win the world cup for the first time in history and complete a well deserved double after winning the European Championship 2 years ago.

The whole of Spain was rocking last night after the final whistle. All you could hear were the screams of jubilant fans, fireworks, car horns and even some attempts and blowing the, now world famous, vuvuzela’s! As we have been doing throughout the whole competition, we showed the game on the 3 metre screen at the Moonlight Bar; hundreds of guests gathered to watch the game and you can image what the atmosphere was like! Read More…

Could the Spanish President be Coming to Stay at Sunset Beach Club?

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Well….. not exactlyPresident Zapatero. Apparently a local association in Benalmadena – ¿Yo? Producto Andaluz – has invited President Zapatero and his family to spend a few days of their summer holiday in Benalmadena.

The association’s president, Bartolomé Florido, pointed out that this invitation has been made so that Mr Zapatero can visit our beautiful coastal town which, in his words, “Has everything you need to enjoy an extraordinary holiday.”

There’s no doubt that a visit from the Spanish President would help to push Benalmadena as an ideal tourist and holiday destination. I’m sure there will be plenty of hotels willing to accommodate the Zapatero family and their entourage, Sunset Beach Club included!

Our reservations team are on full alert in case we get a call from La Moncloa (equivalent of nº10 Downing Street) but they’ll have to hurry up as we are practically fully booked for the whole summer!

We’ll be sure to keep you posted on events….

Terminal 3 Opens!

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Yesterday, Monday 15th March saw the opening of the new terminal at Malaga International Airport! If you’ve been to Benalmadena before, or in fact anywhere on the Costa del Sol, then you will already be familiar with Malaga Airport, and may have seen the new facility being developed over previous years. The new terminal 3 will boast 180 check-in counters, 48 boarding gates and 26 baggage belts and therefore creating the capacity of handling up to 30 million passengers per year! New roads and new stops for public transport will all aid in the usability of this fantastic new facility which is part of the biggest transformation in the history of the airport.

Sizzling September Sun

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It might be the end of August, but the weather is still lovely and warm on the Costa del Sol. So why not take advantage of the cheaper accomodation prices and have an autumn holiday!

Marvellous Weather in March!

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People staying on the Costa Del Sol this March have so far been able to enjoy fantastic weather. There are people on the beaches and plenty of folks soaking up the sun around the pool! With great deals on accomodation and a much welcome breeze, I would recommend this as a very good time for a relaxing break in Southern Spain!

The Western World’s Biggest Buddhist Temple!

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The “Stupa” is the largest Buddhist temple in the western world and we are lucky enough to have it right here in Benalmadena! The Buddhist temple is open to visitors Tuesday through to Friday and the best bit is, entrance is free!

Malaga Exhibition Centre

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Were you one of the many passersby that wondered what on Earth was being built? Well if so you are not the only one! But now complete close to Benalmadena, the Malaga Exhibition Centre offersgreen zones, bar & restaurant areas, air-conditioned exhibition areas and 3 large conference centres.

Fuengirola

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Now one of the busiest tourist destinations on the Costa Del Sol, this bustling town is located just 15 minutes from Sunset Beach Club. Fuengirola offers a wide variety of bars, restaurants & shops, there’s something for everyone, no matter what your age or nationality.

Conferences on the Coast

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Are you looking for great conference facilities on the Costa Del Sol? Well at Sunset Beach Club the main conference room seats comfortably up to 100 delegates, also the meeting room comfortably seats up to 16 people. Both of these facilites have projector with hi-tech, audio-visual equipment, microphones, hardwire & wireless internet connection. Also coffe breaks, snacks & buffet lunches can be provided depending on your requirements.

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