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 ‘La Cazuela de la Abuela’ Gastronomic Contest: A Great Opportunity to Sample Traditional Spanish Casserole Dishes

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If you enjoy a warm and hearty casserole during these cooler winter days (well, cooler by Costa del Sol standards) then we highly recommend you take a quick trip down to Fuengirola for their annual ‘Cazuela de la Abuela’ (Grandma’s Casserole) event.

Poster for the Cazuela de la Abuela in Fuengirola

Poster for the Cazuela de la Abuela event

From the 10th February to the 26th February, locals and visitors to Fuengirola will be able to sample tasty traditional Mediterranean casserole dishes – including yummy ‘lentejas’ and ‘callos’- just like the local’s Grandmas used to make (or still do!). Continue Reading →

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Carnival ‘Madness’ in Malaga (and the rest of the Costa del Sol)

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Malaga Carnival Poster

Official poster for the Malaga Carnival 2017

We’re just a few days away from the start of Carnival Season and most towns and cities on the Costa del Sol are gearing up for a week of fun and entertainment.

Although the Carnaval is celebrated all over Andalucia – The Cadiz Carnival is probably the most famous – for the purpose of this article, we’re going to focus on the Málaga Carnival; only 25 minutes from our hotel and easily accessible, it’s a ‘must visit’ if you are planning a trip to the Costa del Sol in February.

We’re lucky enough to enjoy mild winters and this luxury allows the city of Málaga to live one of its most colourful, multicultural and spontaneous festivities of the year: The Carnival.

With hundreds of activities and events taking place during the week-long (sometimes a little longer) festivities, you’re guaranteed to have a ball! Continue Reading →

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Jurassic Expo in Málaga: A Chance to see Life-Sized Animated Dinosaurs

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Jurassic Expo in MalagaIf you’re planning on visiting the Costa del Sol over the next few weeks and you have kids (or are interested in dinosaurs) you might want to pay a visit to the Jurassic Expo taking place in Málaga from the 4th February 2017 to the 26th February 2017.

Located in a large marquee in Malaga’s fairground (next to the Conference and Exhibition Centre) the Jurrasic Expo will feature more than 20 life-size dinosaurs many of which are animatronic,  simulating real life movements and behaviours of these fascinating prehistoric creatures. You’ll come across all your favourite species of dinosaur including, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Protoceratops, Diplodocus and Triceratops! Continue Reading →

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Ricky Lavazza’s Rock n Roll 50’s Rewind Weekender

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Ricky Lavazza's Rock n Roll Rewind WeekenderRicky Lavazza, one of Sunset Beach Club’s most popular entertainers, is putting on a special and fun-packed weekend of Rock ‘n roll on the 28th and 29th January with great music and activities throughout the weekend.

It all kicks off on Saturday 28th January with Jive dance lessons followed by the first of two amazing shows in the Moonlight Bar. ‘The Rock ‘n Roll Rewind Show’ featuring Ricky and The Memphis Trio, the Costa del Sol’s nº1 Rock ‘n Roll band!

On Sunday 29th January, you’ll be able to enjoy the classic car show featuring over 20 stunning cars from the ‘Classic Car Club Andalucia’. A couple of these cars will be parked around the main pool area! Continue Reading →

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Weekend of Soul & Motown in Benalmádena: Costa del Soul

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Costa del Soul February 2017Northern Soul promoters, GoldSoul, are heading back to Sunset Beach Club this February with a new addition to their events calendar.

As many of you know, for the last 9 years we’ve welcomed GoldSoul for their week-long Costa del Soul events. These usually take place at the end of October, and are, undeniably, the top soul music events on the Costa del Sol.

Building on the success of their autumn Costa del Soul holidays, GoldSoul will this year be adding a new event to their calendar: a 5 day Soul and Motown Break!

From the 3rd to 8th February (2017) Soul and Motown music fans can enjoy a fun-packed break in the sun with music every night in the Sunset Beach Club Moonlight Theatre. Continue Reading →

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Timetable for the Three Kings Parades in Benalmadena, Fuengirola and Málaga 

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Timetable for Three Kings Parades in Benalmadena, Malaga and FuengirolaOn Thursday evening (5th January) kids all over Spain will be lining the streets of all the main towns and cities to watch the traditional Three Kings Parades.

This is the highlight of the Christmas festivities and a must-watch for anyone visiting at this magical time of year. Many of our guests like to venture into town and watch the colourful parades so we’ve put together this blog post highlighting some of our favourite processions with timetables and exact locations of each. All you have to do is choose the one which most appeals to you! Continue Reading →

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Christmas & New Year’s Eve Programme at Sunset Beach Club

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Festive Programme 2016 at Sunset Beach ClubHave you made any plans for Christmas and New Year? 

It’s a fun and exciting time to visit Sunset Beach Club, and whilst it’s a little different than spending it in front of the fire with rain or snow outside, there’s something special about enjoying a glass of bucks fizz whilst sitting out in the Winter sunshine 🙂

As is the tradition here at Sunset Beach Club, we’ve put together another fantastic Festive Programme for all guests who choose to spend Christmas and New Year with us (see below).  Continue Reading →

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Malaga International Jazz Festival: Events Programme

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Poster for Malaga International Jazz Festival in Malaga

The city of Málaga is getting ready to host the 19th edition of its International Jazz Festival which takes place from the 7th to the 13th November 2016.

This year’s programme stands out for the quality of musicians taking to the stage of the Cervantes Theatre. Spectators will be able to enjoy the music of artists such as Al Di Meola, Lee Konitz, Stanley Clarke, The Bad Plus y Gonzalo Rubalcaba.

The jazz festival will also offer a special parallel section featuring free jazz sessions in different locations throughout the city (see programme below). Continue Reading →

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Fuengirola’s Erotic Tapas Route: A “Spicy” Gastronomic Adventure

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Erotic Tapas Route in FuengirolaOn the 4th November 2016, our neighbouring town of Fuengirola kicks off the 8th edition of the “Ruta de la Tapa Erótica” (Erotic Tapas Route), a simple and original idea which, since the first edition, has become a reference all over Spain.

Up until the 20th November, visitors to Fuengirola will be able to enjoy this traditional Spanish snack, with a slightly “spicy” touch. This year, the route sees 101 different establishments take part, each preparing a sensual and fun tapa, with creativity and flair being the main ingredients. This year, four of the participating establishments will be offering special ‘gluten free’ tapas and beers.

Anyone who visits one of the participating restaurants or bars will be able to sample one of these “erotic” tapas and a cool beer for a – very reasonable – €2.50. If you choose one of the sweet dessert tapas available in some establishments,  you can choose to accompany it with a coffee, tea or sweet wine. Continue Reading →

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Blues at Moonlight: A Festival of Rockabilly and Music with American Roots

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On the weekend of the 3rd, 4th,  5th and 6th November 2016, the Moonlight Bar at Sunset Beach Club will once again host Blues at Moonlight, and international music festival for fans of Rockabilly and music with true American roots.

Blues at Moonlight 2016 PosterNow in its 9th year, the event promises a fantastic line-up of international (and national) artists and groups. Quickly establishing itself as one of the most important festivals in this musical genre, Blues at Moonlight is definitely one to add to your calendar! Continue Reading →

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