Category Archives: On the Costa del Sol

Why You Should Visit This Year’s Fuengirola Fair

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Feria del Rosario FuengirolaThe Fuengirola Fair starts on Tuesday the 6th October. This is one of the most popular festivities in Andalusia and the highlight of the town’s entertainment calendar.

From the 6th to the 12th October all who visit Fuengirola are in for a fun and entertaining time! The ‘Feria del Rosario’ (named after the town’s patron saint) is the perfect opportunity to experience a true taste of Spanish culture.

During the day you can visit many of the different ‘casetas’ where your flamenco dancing skills will be put to the test! Alternatively, you can just sample some of the delicious food and drinks on offer; we recommend you try the typical Andalucian feria drink called a ‘rebujito’ a refreshing mix of manzanilla (or fino) wine, lemonade and lots of ice.  Read More…

World Tourism Day: A Great Opportunity to Visit Malaga’s Museums and Attractions for Free  

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World Tourism Day in MalagaThis Sunday 27th September 2015 is World Tourism Day and to celebrate this special occasion, Malaga Town Hall, in conjunction with the city’s main museums and monuments, has prepared a special events programme.

This initiative – promoted by the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) – aims to raise awareness of the important impact tourism has on countries and communities around the world; socially, culturally, politically and economically. This year’s event goes under the following title: 1 Billion Tourists, 1 Billion Opportunities, highlighting the industry’s potential as a force for good and creating a better world for all. Read More…

New Western-Themed Outlet in Benalmadena 

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Poster for Western Outlet BenalmádenaThis weekend – from the 18th to the 20th September – the ‘Plaza de Pueblosol’ in Arroyo de la Miel hosts the first edition of the Benalmadena Western Outlet. This western-themed event includes a fashion and complements outlet, gastronomy (tapas & cocktails), artisan’s market, animation, competitions and a wide selection of activities for all the family.

If you enjoy your shopping, you won’t want to miss this fun event as it’s a great opportunity to purchase clothes and complements at rock-bottom prices. Many of the town’s shops will be participating in the Outlet with their own stands, offering their products at cheap and attractive prices for all visitors.  Read More…

The Luna Mora Festival in Guaro: A Weekend of Music and Culture

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Festival de la Luna Mora de GuaroThis weekend – from the 11th and 12th September – the picturesque white village of Guaro celebrates the 19th edition of its famous ‘Luna Mora’ Festival.

This year’s festivities have been reduced to two days (It’s usually four) but they’ve still managed to put together an impressive programme of events with activities and entertainment for all the family.

Throughout the weekend, the village becomes a meeting point for traditional Andalusí music and culture. The streets come alive in the evenings with the stunning illumination of 25,000 candles strategically positioned to create a unique and magical ambiance. Visitors will also be able to enjoy the traditional Arab artisan market, workshops (Henna and belly dancing), street performers, storytelling and mouth watering gastronomy. Read More…

Benalmadena Pueblo Hosts its Annual Arab Market

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Arab Market in BenalmadenaStarting today, 27th August, and until Sunday the 30th August, Benalmádena Pueblo (the old town) will host the 5th edition of its Arab Market (Zoco), event that serves as the perfect end to the summer’s cultural programme. 

The Arab Market will take place in the following locations throughout the town: Plaza de las Tres Culturas, Plaza de España; in the Real and Santo Domingo de Guzmán streets and in the ‘Jardines del Muro’. Aimed at promoting the town’s beauty and charm, the town hall hopes that this unique event will attract tourists from all over the Coast.  Read More…

‘Hot Summer Nights’ (Part 2): Live Music in Mijas Pueblo

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Hot Summer Nights Concerts in MijasLast month we wrote about the fabulous new series of concerts taking place in Mijas village and featuring some of the world’s best cover bands and singers.

After the success of the first two concerts, a night of swing and jazz with the Andy Peacock Big Band and the Bruce Springsteen Tribute Concert, the ‘Hot Summer Nights’ series of concerts is back at the start of August with three amazing nights of live music. Here’s the programme and some info about each of the concerts: Read More…

The Luna Mora Festival Returns to Mijas Pueblo

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Festival de la Luna Mora de MijasAfter the success of the previous edition, the white village of Mijas will celebrate its second Luna Mora Festival. Last year, this unique event managed to attract more than 20,000 visitors and organisers are hoping to more than double that figure attracting over 45,000 people to this years festivities.

One of the highlights of this year’s event is the fact that it will be celebrated over two consecutive weekends; from the 17th to 19th July and from the 31st July to 2nd August. The other notable addition this year is that all the activities and attractions will extend into the centre of town multiplying the festivals surface area by five.  Read More…

Fuengirola’s Great Beer Festival 2015 at the Sohail Castle

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Grand Beer Festival Fuengirola 2015The spectacular Sohail Castle in Fuengirola will, once again, host the city’s very own ‘Oktoberfest': the 8th Grand Beer Festival.

This fun beer festival (Oktoberfest Olé) opens to the public from the 3rd July to the 19th July. If you’re a beer lover, this is one stop you’ll have to make during your holiday. You’ll be able to sample the finest Bavarian beers and tasty dishes including german sausages, frikadellen and chucrut. All this accompanied by live music from a true German orchestra! They even have a special kids area with organised activities to keep the little ones amused :-).

A special feature this year will be the new VIP area offering a more personalised service and located away from the hustle and bustle of the main festival. If you want to make use of this new service, you’ll have to sign up on the official web page ( or on their Facebook page.

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‘La Noche en Blanco’ in Malaga: More Than 183 Free Cultural Activities

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Malaga's White Night 2015Malaga’s ‘La Noche en Blanco’ (White Night) has established itself as one the city’s most important cultural events. On Saturday 16th May – from 8:00pm to 02:00am – all who visit the Costa del Sol’s capital will be treated to an unbelievable selection of free cultural activities. 

This years event will have 183 different activities, with a couple of notable new additions including the new Pompidou Centre and the collection from the Russian Museum of St Petersburg. All the activities are grouped into six categories and themes:

  •  Art, Museums and Exhibitions (48 activities)
  • Artistic performances. Urbanand Street actions (27 activities)
  • Visual Arts (15 activities)
  • Literary and Scenic Arts (25 Activities)
  • Music (37 activities)
  • Extraordinary Visits (29 activities)

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

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XXI Feria de los Pueblos de Fuengirola 2015As from tomorrow, 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. From the 29th April to the 3rd May, 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…

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