Category Archives: On the Costa del Sol

Enjoy the Best Seafood at the ‘Feria del Marisco’ in Benalmadena Marina

Seafood Fair in BenalmadenaBenalmadena is getting ready to host it’s popular ‘Feria del Marisco’ (Seafood Fair). This event usually takes place at the end of March but last year’s dodgy weather might have convinced the organisers to change the event to the end of April. From 29th April to the 2nd May, all visitors to the Marina will be able to sample some of the most delicious seafood at a bargain price! Read More…

A Multicultural Weekend of Culture, Folklore, Music and Gastronomy in Fuengirola

Feria Inernacional de los Pueblos in FuengirolaFrom 28th April to the 2nd May 2016, Fuengirola celebrates one of the most important events in its calendar: The “Feria Internacional de los Pueblos” (International People’s Fair).

This unique fair has grown to become a reference at local, regional and even international level. For four days, the Fuengirola fair ground will be home to a fun and multicultural event for all the family.

In previous editions, this same event managed to attract over 1 million visitors! The town hall hopes to equal this impressive figure this year, thereby serving as a perfect stage to promote the virtues of Fuengirola and its multicultural population. Read More…

Holy Week Processions in Malaga: A Must-See During Your Easter Holiday

Holy Week in Malaga 2016We’re just days away from one of the most important events in Málaga’s calendar year: The Holy Week or ‘Semana Santa’ as it is known here.

If you’re planning a holiday to this part of the world for your Easter Holidays this year, we highly recommend you take – at least – a day to explore the wonders of this amazing festivity; you won’t regret it.

The ‘Semana Santa de Málaga’ is famous for its impressive processions in which the ‘cofradías’ (brotherhoods) proudly parade their ‘Tronos’ (Thrones) through the streets of the city as the expectant crowds cheer, sing and applaud to the sound of the unmistakable music played by the marching bands.  Read More…

8 of the Most Popular Easter Processions in Malaga

8 of the most popular Easter Processions in MalagaWith less than a week to go until the start of its famous ‘Semana Santa’ (Holy Week) – From 20th to 27th March 2016 – the city of Malaga is gearing itself up to welcome thousands of visitors who every year line its streets to watch the breathtaking processions. 

It’s a truly unique experience which all visitors to the Costa del Sol should experience at least once. The sight of the gigantic thrones (known as Tronos) being carried by over 200 men and the colourful costumes worn by members of the brotherhoods; the smell of fresh flowers and burning incense; the sound of music and peoples cheering and singing… a truly memorable experience!  Read More…

It’s Carnival Time in Benalmádena!

Benalmadena Carnival 2016It’s Carnival time in Benalmadena!

This traditional festivity of colourful fun, singing and dancing will take place from the 5th to the 14th February offering local residents and visitors a full events programme with activities and entertainment to suit all ages.

The fun packed programme takes place in Benalmadena Pueblo and in Arroyo de la Miel; however, to save you hassle of deciding what to see, we’ve taken the liberty of putting together a few suggestions…  Read More…

The Rockin’ Race Jamboree: A 50’s Music Festival in Torremolinos

Rockin Race Jamboree in TorremolinosNext Wednesday 4th February 2016 sees the start of another edition of the Rockin’ Race Jamboree music festival in Torremolinos. This is the event’s 22nd anniversary and will attract thousands of visitors from all over the world eager to enjoy a fun packed long weekend to the sounds of their favourite musical genre: music with American roots from the 50’s.

This year’s festival’s features  some of the world’s top artists exclusively for the event! There are 28 artists and bands playing during the 4 day event, including:

  • The Bellfuries
  • Johnny Tedesco
  • Bobby Brooks Wilson
  • The Kaisers
  • George Tomsco
  • Ray Collins’ Hot Club
  • Nico Duportal ¬ His Rhythm Duddes
  • The Beat From Palookaville

Please click here to see all the featured artists at this year’s Rockin’ Race Jamboree

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Benalmadena’s Christmas Market: Perfect for Some Last Minute Christmas Shopping!

Christmas is just a week away and here in Benalmadena, we’re starting to get into the Christmas spirit. Starting tomorrow (18th December) you’ll be able to visit the traditional Christmas Market which takes place every year in Arroyo de la Miel’s ‘Pueblosol’ Square.

Christmas Market in Arroyo de la Miel, BenalmadenaThe market will be there until the 6th January 2016 so you’ve got a couple of weeks to stroll up there and enjoy the stalls and activities programmed over the festive period. Read More…

The Over 50’s Show: The Ultimate Lifestyle Event for the Coast’s Seniors

Over 50s Show in EsteponaThe popular Over 50’s Show is returning to Estepona this November. Sunset Beach Club participates in Over 50’s shows run by the same organisers in Dublin and Galway and we certainly recommend it to anyone looking to spend a fun and educational day out. And you don’t have to be ‘over 50’ to attend as activities and exhibitors are interesting to people of all ages. 

This admission-free lifestyle event aims to provide the Costa del Sol’s senior community with an entertaining, educational and informative experience. There’s lots happening during the event with visitors able to enjoy the following activities:  Read More…

Malaga International Jazz Festival: Events Programme

Malaga Jazz Festival

Poster for this year’s Malaga Jazz Festival

The city of Málaga is getting ready to host the 19th edition of its International Jazz Festival which takes place from the 9th to the 15th November 2015.

This year’s programme stands out for the quality of musicians taking to the stages of the the Cervantes and Echegaray Theatres. Spectators will be able to enjoy the music of artists such as  Richard Galliano, China Moses, Chapi Pineda, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Esperanza Spalding, Jerry Gonzalez or Dayna Kurtz.

The jazz festival will also offer a parallel activities programme (concerts, cinema and kids activities) as well as a special ‘Off’ Section featuring jazz sessions in different locations throughout the city (see programme below). Read More…

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

Erotic Tapas Route in Fuengirola On the 30th October 2015, our neighbouring town of Fuengirola kicks off the 7th edition of the “Ruta dela 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 15th November, visitors to Fuengirola will be able to enjoy this traditional Spanish snack, with a slightly “spicy” touch. This year, the route sees 100 different establishments take part, each preparing a sensual and fun tapa, with creativity and flair being the main ingredients.

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. Read More…

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